A few months ago I wrote why Thailand, South Africa, and Iceland top my bucket list. They still do, but the list has grown. I'll be able tick off at least one or two of these this year... and hoping I'll get to the others as life goes on!
Here's why these 11 places/things to do are on my travel list (and I can't see why they wouldn't be on yours, too).
1. Hang Gliding in Rio de Janeiro
I've come across a bunch of photos and videos of people going hang gliding in Rio and it looks awesome. Not only would it be amazing to explore the city, but to also view it from an above perspective.
2. Cape Reinga in New Zealand
New Zealand has always attracted me due to its natural beauty and isolation. It would be especially cool to see Cape Reinga, the most northern part of NZ where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet.
3. Explore Patagonia
Because I'm sure photos of the Perito Moreno glacier don't do it justice. Same as anywhere else in the region at "the end of the world." I'm sure when you're actually there, you just go wow. I'd love to explore this part of South America; it would be so different than my previous travel experiences of mostly staying in big cities.
4. Go to Charleston, South Carolina
I've been to South Carolina a number of times but never to Charleston. I'd like to change that one day!
5. See the Pyramids in Egypt
The Egyptian pyramids (and the tombs) were perhaps the first item I had ever added on my travel bucket list many, many years ago. I remember studying Egyptian culture in elementary school and found it extremely fascinating. Since then I've always wanted to take a trip there.
6. Walk Along the Great Wall of China
This is one of the things I'll be doing when I'm in China this summer!
7. Go on a Yacht Week in Greece
If you've been reading this blog for a little while, you already know how cool I think The Yacht Week would be. Any of their trips sound amazing, but Greece especially (or Thailand!).
8. Go to the Top of the Rock in New York
New York is an incredible city and I'm beyond excited to be back there next month. While there I want to partake in at least one touristy activity, which includes going to the top of the Rockefeller Center to check out those amazing views.
9. Spend a Summer in New England
Preferably in Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, or the Hamptons. I've never been north of New York City in the US and have always wanted to go to those New England spots, especially in the summer.
10. See The Grand Canyon
I've flown over the Grand Canyon countless times but have never made the trek up there to see it in person. Everyone says it's breathtakingly gorgeous in person. Considering I'm currently living in Arizona, I'll need to take the 4-hour drive up there sometime soon.
11. Step foot on all six inhabited continents by age 30
This has been one of my goals for a while now. I'm giving myself about 6.5 years to do this, and by the end of this summer, I'll have been to three of the six (half!). I want to see and explore as much as I can of this great big world of ours.