Bucketlist Destinations

I love organization. So much that when I moved out of my last apartment I had a basket just for empty baskets. It’s no surprise lists have a special place in my heart. I’ll make a list for just about anything. And while I love organization, I’m shit at actually staying organized. And thus, these plentiful lists disappear to the land of broken iPhone’s, notebooks of yesteryear’s, and lost scraps of paper torn from my sketchbook.

So where better than to finally compile a destination bucketlist than on something I virtually cannot lose? Brilliant! Hope this little list inspires some of y’all and please do tell if you have any suggestions to fill ‘er up!

Africa 

  • Hike Kilimanjaro
  • Experience a Serengeti sunset
  • Visit Asilah, Morocco
  • See the pyramids of Egypt
  • Baobab Alley in Morondava, Toliara, Madagascar
  • Explore Chefchaouen in Morocco
  • Go on a safari ride
  • Maasai Market in Nairobi, Kenya
  • See penguins in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lake Retba in Senegal
  • Kruger National Park in South Africa
  • Climb Mount Nyiragongo Volcano in the Congo
  • Todra Gorge in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Asia

  • Dirt bike in Vietnam
  • Camp on the Great Wall of China
  • Full Moon Party in Thailand
  • Bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan
  • Heaven’s Gate in China
  • Hike the Himalayas
  • Explore Maya Bay, Thailand
  • Walk around the historic Hoi An port in Vietnam
  • Kawasan Falls in Cebu, Philippines
  • Hike Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Huanglong in Sichuan, China
  • KKS Beach in Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • The White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
  •  Leshan Giant Buddha in Sichuan, China
  • The Kailash temple in Ellora, Maharashtra, India

Australia – New Zealand 

  • Attend an Australian Music Festival
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
  • Dirt bike in the Outback
  • Red Road to Uluru, Australia
  • Swim in the Iceberg Pools at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia
  • Sutherland Falls and Lake Quill in New Zealand
  • The Blue Pools, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Karijini National Park, Australia
  • Byron Bay, Australia
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

Caribbean

Central America

  • Grutas de Tolantongo natural hot springs in Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Day of the Dead Festival in Mexico
  • Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Pink Lake of Las Colaradas, Mexico
  • International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Monteverde National Park, Costa Rica

Europe

  • Attend my first European music festival 
  • Cruise in Croatia
  • See the Aurora Borealis in Scandinavia, Iceland, or Alaska
  • Get into Berghain in Berlin, Germany 
  • Eat a snail in France
  • Cave of Melody in Scotland
  • Drive the Ring of Kerry in Ireland
  • Mineral baths in Tuscany, Italy
  • Drink vodka in Russia
  • Party in Ibiza, Spain during season
  • Eat tapas in Spain
  • Visit a German Christmas market
  • Fjords of Norway
  • The Dolomite’s of Greece
  • Run with Running of the Bulls in Spain
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Lake Ghedina, Italy
  • Literary Man Hotel in Obidos, Portugal
  • Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia 
  • Walk around the Sorbonne District in Paris, France
  • Swim at Madeira Island, Portugal
  • Drink a stein (or 5) at Oktoberfest 
  • Visit the library in Mafa, Portugal
  • Do a wine tasting in France
  • Explore Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Swim in the pools on Madeira Island, Portugal
  • Ski in the Alps
  • Visit Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Drink a pint in the Cavern Club in Liverpool 
  • Navagio Beach, Greece
  • Eat a pierogi in Poland
  • Visit Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Drive a scooter on a Greek island
  • Walk across Stari Most in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Explore Liverpool like a Beatle
  • Visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland
  • Be in Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day 
  • Eat pasta in Italy
  • Drink Turkish coffee IN Turkey
  • Ponte dei Salti Roman bridge in the Verzasca Valley, Switzerland
  • Visit the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Middle East

  • Ride a camel to Petra in Jordan
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • City of Matrah, Oman
  • Mujib Nature Reserve in Jordan
  • Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem
  • Eat hummus anywhere
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • “The City of 1000 Columns” Gerasa, Jordan
  • Lake Urmia in Iran
  • Jaffa’s “The Old Man and the Sea” restaurant

North America 

  • Moraine Lake in Alberta, Canada
  • Explore the Florida Keys
  • Resurrection Bay, Alaska
  • Go to Burning Man
  • Eat lobster in Maine
  • Swim in Beaver Falls, Arizona
  • Rainier National Park, Washington
  • Walk on a glacier in Alaska 
  • Sleep in a treehouse in the PNW
  • See the giant Redwood trees in California
  • Hike to Havasu Canyon in the Grand Canyon
  • Ski in Banff, Cananda
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Eat poutine in Montreal, Canada
  • Eat at Schwartz Deli in Montreal, Canada
  • Four wheel in the Grand Canyon
  • Staregaze at the Mauna Kea Visitor Center in Hawaii
  • Hike through Antelope Canyon
  • Drink around the world at Epcot in Orlando, Florida 
  • Drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in California
  • Oneonta Creek/Gorge in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area near Portland, Oregon
  • Pebble Shore Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Go to Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
  • Canoe in Lake Louise, Canada
  • Zion National Park
  • Hike through Sedona, Arizona

South America 

  • Hike to Mount Fitzroy in Patagonia, Argentina
  • See Machu Picchu in Peru
  • Pailon del Diablo in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador
  • Angel Falls in Venezuela
  • Inca Trail in Peru
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Walking around Raquira, Colombia
  • Easter Island, Chile
  • Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca, Peru
  • Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Santuario de las Lajas, Colombia
  • The River of Five Colors, Colombia
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Torres del Paine, Chile
  • Canopy Walk in The Amazon of Peru
  • Moai Statues on Easter Island, Chile