Top 10 trips that are still on my travel bucket list
Which countries are on your travel bucket list? Now that I’m getting so close to my Visit 50 goal (the Visit50 Travel Challenge – I’ve visited 47 countries already!), people have been asking, where’s next? Where haven’t you visited yet? Here’s a list of the top 10 trips that are still on my travel bucket list.
Warning, viewing this post may give you wanderlust!
African Safari in Tanzania/Kenya/South Africa
My ideal trip: I want to visit the Serengeti during the Great Zebra & Wildebeest Migration.
Every year, 300,000 zebras, and 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara. Watching them cross the Grumeti River (Tanzania) and the Mara River (Kenya) is supposed to be a spectacular site!
I’d also love to do a safari in Namibia or Botswana. All of them sound awesome!
2. Galapagos Islands / Ecuador
The Galapagos Islands have wildlife that’s unique to their little islands. It’s so close and sounds so amazing. I have to get there!
3. Iceland – Aurora Borealis!
The Aurora Borealis is supposed to be amazingly beautiful. Imagine the sky turning bright green, or even a rainbow of colors!
While you can see the “Northern Lights” from all over the world in northern locations, Iceland’s been on my list for a while. They also have so much natural beauty in a little country.
There’s so much to love: the Sahara, the architecture, the culture, and more. I still haven’t been to Africa, and if I don’t go to a country with a safari, Morocco might be next.
5. New Zealand
NZ is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. It’s also the adventure capital of the world. Travelers dedicate weeks to exploring New Zealand and
still wish they had more time.
This is cheating a little – I was in Tokyo for 48 hours. There’s so much more to explore. I need at least a week more to explore Tokyo, but more importantly, I want to get to Kyoto and other regions. There’s so much more to see, like this below bamboo forest:
7 Argentina – Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is “Paris of the South” – it’s on of the best cities in South America. Mendoza is wine country. Patagonia is incredibly beautiful and offers all kinds of great hiking. Speaking of natural beauty – Iguazu Falls looks awesome! [photo below]
8. Spain – Barcelona, Mallorca, Madrid, Valencia
The food, the culture, yes sign me up! This might be my next trip. I’ll keep this brief, as I’m about to write a longer post dedicated to Spain.
Egypt looks surreal, starting with the pyramids…but there’s way more to this country. Like Israel, it’s been stuck on my top countries to visit list for a while due to current conditions. Lots of travel bloggers report going recently and finding it to be wonderful (with very few lines!).
Havana looks frozen in time due, and is finally accessible. You’ll want to visit before a cruise docks – it’ll change the country.
Travel Bucket List Honorable Mentions –
The next 10 includes Turkey, Israel, Brazil, Chile, and others. There’s also lots of places in the world with one amazing place – like the Salt Flats in Bolivia.
In every country I’ve been to, there’s at least one place that I didn’t get to but am excited to visit. Each travel conversation gets me a little more excited for my next trip.
Which trips are on your travel bucket list?
Have you been to any of these? Any and all advice is welcome! What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? Let me know in the comments below.