Lifetime Travel Wish List

Putting My Lifetime Travel Wish List Down On Paper

The more I travel, the more I want to travel – it’s an addiction of sorts, but a good one, I think. Over the past few years I’ve been able to “check off” a whole bunch of destinations that I was determined to see before I died, but there are still so many places I want to go. I decided that I needed to make a travel wish list of the places I’d been and the places I still want to visit (newly updated as of July 2014):

WHERE I’VE BEEN:

  • Australia
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada (British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan)
  • Cayman Islands
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India (Mumbai, Ajanta, Goa, Madhya Pradesh)
  • Indonesia (Bali)
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru (including Machu Picchu)
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania and Zanzibar
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United States (all around the country, with the exception of Alaska, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Rhode Island)
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


WHERE I STILL WANT TO GO:

MUST SEE DESTINATIONS:

  • Alaska
  • Albania
  • Bolivia
  • Chile & Easter Island
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Greece (more than Corfu)
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Maldives
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Philippines
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovenia
  • Tibet

OTHER DESTINATIONS ON MY LIST

  • Antiga and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bora Bora
  • Borneo
  • Bosnia Hercegovina
  • Brazil
  • Canada (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Estonia
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • India (Kerala, Delhi, Agra, Daramsala, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Wesern Rajasthan)
  • Indonesia (Java and Sumatra)
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Martinique
  • Mozambique
  • Nicaragua
  • Northern Ireland
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda (to see the gorillas)
  • South Pacific (Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands, Guam, etc.)
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Martin/San Martin
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Ukraine
  • Wales
  • U.S. (southern Utah, Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Arkansas)

GROAN! I’m exhausted just reading the list. I don’t think I have enough years left to see all these places, but I’m gonna’ give it my best effort. What about you? What destinations are on your life list? Do you see a place I’ve left off that you think I’d love to visit? If so, leave me a comment and maybe I’ll add it to my list; heck, what’s a couple more countries!

19 Comments on “Putting My Lifetime Travel Wish List Down On Paper

  1. If you visit the Philippines, you might not want to leave 🙂 Greeting from the Philippines!

    • Hey Dan – the Philippines is high on my travel wish list. I hope you are right.

  2. Hola Barbara, whenever you’re ready to discover Nicaragua, be sure to drop me a line. I’d love to offer any insight that I might be able. cheers, Rob buen viajes!

  3. Happy travels! I did a wonderfuL 3-week trip to the 4-corners area. Enjoyed especially Utah with its many National parks. (Loved Zion – overnighted inside the park. Wow, the amount of wildlife of wildlife and the closeness of the red rocks). Planning a trip to Bali in January… Any tips?

  4. It was a really nice thought! Just wanna say thank you for the selective information you have diffused. Just continue writing this kind of post. I will be your loyal reader. Gives Thanks over again.

  5. Well, I’m jealous of your “done” list!

    I notice you have left off all the Nordic countries apart from a mention for Aurora Borealis. I would go for Iceland perhaps as a stopover to UK or another European country on your list so you can try and see Aurora Borealis and a whole lot more.

  6. Maldives is a must see places, amazing dive sites with breathtaking view!

  7. What an excellent list and surely a lifetime of effort. I am sure you’ll manage to mark off quite a few on this list and have some wonderful experiences. I hope that you get to see the aurora – I saw a weak version in Churchill, but I believe at the right time of year, it has wonderful sightings. Very accessible via plane or train from Winnipeg.

    Mark (TravelWonders)’s last blog post..The little Little Mermaid (Copenhagen, Denmark)

  8. I also forgot to mention Rhode Island is a definite must-see for it’s spectacular maritime history & those Mansions!

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  9. Wow, you’ve certainly covered a lot of territory! I’m nowhere close! I think you should add Bermuda to your list ~ not only is it beautiful, it’s people are wonderful!

    Cindi’s last blog post..Mighty Miracle Mist ~ Say It ~ Then Spray It ~ A Review

  10. Sorry, mistyped your name, there Barbara – fingers too quick…

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  11. Hi Barabra, just realised that you are the same person as took the picture of Thai punk (I commented on that one yesterday). I was in Tanzania last year, around this time. Probably the best trip of my life!

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  12. Hi Barabra, just realised that you are the same person as took the picture of Thai punk (I commented on that one yesterday). I was in Tanzania last year, around this time. Probably the best trip of my life!

    Camellia’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Still Busy in the Garden

  13. Belize, go to Belize. Especially Ambergris Caye Belize, since you are such a beach connoisseur you will love it. You also need to add Angel Falls to your list. The world’s highest waterfall is located in the Canaima National Park, Bolivar, Venezuela. While you are in Venezuela try see Margarita Island and Puerto La Cruz, It was my favorite beach for a while.
    Happy trails.
    L*L
    J

  14. There is a book called “1,000 Places to See Before You Die-A Traveler’s Life List” by Patricia Schultz
    You may know about it. It is not only about places but also about worthwhile events in these places. I like to check things off in it!

  15. I like to think of the “Oh, My GOD!” moments and these are at the top of my list:
    -The Giza Pyramids, Egypt…at night
    -The Khan El-Khalili Bazaar in Cairo-best coffee in the world
    -Fez El Bali, Morocco when stepping out on a rooftop to view the Tanneries
    -A turn in the road in Bran, Transylvania, Romania..and there stood Count Dracula’s castle
    -Masada, Israel
    -Yad Vasheem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem
    -The Mile long trek thru the Siq Gorge to the magical sight of the Treasury Building at Petra, Jordan
    And still I want more and more and more..

  16. I love these lists. You’ve done a lot of traveling! My list includes: every state in U.S. I have not yet been to (that list is growing smaller, thankfully), the Canadian Rockies, Italy, the French countryside, the Galapagos Islands, Japan (again), Easter Island, Stonehenge, Tanzania, Israel, Ireland, Australia, Tibet, India, Cuba, western Canada. I’ve already been to a lot of the Caribbean, the U.S. and Eastern Canada.

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