Daydreams [Wish List]

This is in no way, shape, or form, comprehensive.  Is a travel bucket list ever really complete?

Travel Bucket List:
North America:
– Walk over the skywalk in the Grand Canyon
– Explore Yellowstone National Park
– Drive Going-to-the-Sun Road in Montana
– Drive through the Great Smoky Mountains
– Explore Acadia National Park
– Visit Thor’s Well in Oregon
– Explore White Sands, New Mexico (done July 2016)
– See polar bears in Canada
– Stargaze from Arches National Park
– Explore Garden of the Gods in Colorado (done July 2016)
– Walk through at least one of Antelope Canyon’s canyons
– Take a picture of Horseshoe Bend
– Swim in Hamilton Pool
– Take a picture at Four Corners Monument (done July 2016)
– Go to the top of the St. Louis Arch
– Go to a Harry Potter theme park
– Buy a book at Powell’s
– Swim at Havasu Falls
– Swim in Ik Kil Cenote, Mexico
– Try surfing in Hawaii
– Visit the palace of Hawaii
– Climb Haiku Stairs in Hawaii (if they are repaired ever)
– Take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C.
– Take a tour of Fenway Park
– Watch a Red Sox / Yankees game at Fenway Park
– Watch a Red Sox / Yankees game at Yankee Stadium
– Walk through Central Park
– Go to the top of the Empire State Building
– Climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty
– Find a waterfall at Watkins Glen State Park (done July 2016)
– Explore Valley of the Ten Peaks, Canada
– Steal a piece of sea glass from Glass Beach, California
– Take a shower in Niagra Falls (done July 2015)
– Visit Ellis Island
– Visit the 9/11 Memorial in NYC

Central America:
– Visit Tikal, Guatemala
– Explore Cuba

South America:
– Bike around Easter Island, Chile
– See a Moai statue in person
– See the view from Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janiero
– Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu
– Bike Death Road, Bolivia
– Take a reflection picture at Salar de Uyuni
– Visit Las Lajas Sanctuary
– Swing on the Swing at the End of the World (done March 2016)
– Enjoy the view of Angel Falls
– Enjoy the view of Mount Roraima
– Explore Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
– See the Nazca Lines
– Stand on the Equator (done March 2016)
– Swim in the world’s largest pool (San Alfonso del Mar, Chile)
– Visit the Galapagos Islands
– Get up close and personal with a sea lion (or swim with them?!)
– Take a night tour of the Amazon
– Take a day tour of the Amazon
– Bike Ruta de los Cascadas in Baños, Ecuador (done March 2016)

Europe:
– Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower
– Walk the villages of Cinque Terre
– Go to the Louvre
– See the Mona Lisa
– Explore Plitvilk Lakes in Cyprus
– Go to the Harry Potter film set
– Stay in an igloo (Finland?)
– Explore the fjords of Norway
– See Stonehenge (completed April 2009)
– Ride the London Eye (completed April 2009)
– Stay in an Italian Villa
– See a real castle in Germany
– Swim in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
– Visit the Anne Frank House
– Ride a gondola in Italy
– Sunbathe in Santorini, Greece
– Take a hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey
– Stand on Trolltunga, Norway and take a scenic picture
– Visit the tulip fields, Netherlands
– Visit Fairy Pools in the Isle of Skye, Scotland
– Take a cheesy picture at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
– Take a tour of Versailles
– Visit a concentration camp
– Visit the Parthenon
– Enjoy the Acropolis
– Put a love lock on that bridge in Paris
– Take a tour of the Colosseum
– Make a wish in the Trevi fountain
– Explore Istanbul, Turkey
– Creep around the Catacombs in Paris
– Ride a Gondola in Venice
– Visit Bretagne, France (where my ancestors were from)
– Eat pizza in Italy

Asia:
– See the Terra Cotta Warriers, China
– Walk a portion of the Great Wall of China
– Visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia
– Take a tour of the Taj Mahal
– Walk the Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
– “Swim” in the Dead Sea
– Visit the stone city of Petra, Jordan
– Get a henna tattoo in India
– See the Giant Buddha in China
– See Bigar Waterfall, Romania
– Explore Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
– Relax in Bora Bora
– Enter the Forbidden City, China
– Ride/go swimming with an elephant
– Volunteer at an animal sanctuary (for elephants?)
– See Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
– Do yoga in an ashram
– Go to a full moon party
– Go tubing in the Laos River
– Swim in the Enchanted River, Phillipines
– Investigate Chittorgah Fort, India
– Participate in the Holi festival, India
– Stay at an ashram in India
– Cuddle a baby tiger
– Float in the Dead Sea
– See pandas in China

Africa:
– Go on an African safari
– Visit Morocco
– Ride a camel
– See the Pyramids of Giza
– See the Sphinx
– Swim in Devil’s Pool at the top of Victoria Falls and look down
– Relax on a beach in Zanzibar
– Go overlanding in Africa

 

Australia:
– Stargaze at Uluru
– Snorkle or scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef
– Go inside the Sydney Opera House
– Take an iconic Sydney Opera House photo
– Feed a kangaroo
– Hold a koala bear
– Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Oceania
– Visit Hobbitland

Antartica:
– See the frozen wave
– Get up close and personal with a penguin

Non-region-specific:
– Stay in a treehouse
– Speak Spanish fluently
– Play with a wild baby animal
– Go into the Southern Hemisphere
– Go on a solo trip (done July 2016)
– Go on a round-the-world trip
– Go on a trip with a significant other
– See the Northern Lights
– See the Southern Lights
– Be a “real” travel writer/blogger
– Kayak a bioluminescent bay
– Swim in all four oceans
– Teach English abroad (completed August 2015)
– Move to a foreign country (completed August 2015)
– Stay in an ice hotel
– Stay in an igloo
– Go ziplining (done March 2016)
– Stay in a shared room with strangers at a hostel (done July 2016)
– Use a hot spring (done March 2016)
– Camp on the beach
– Explore a shipwreck site
– Go stand-up paddleboarding
– Go sandboarding
– Stay in a bungalow over the water
– Drive on the “wrong” side of the road
– Get up close and personal with an active volcano (I’m talking seeing lava here, people)