Many people think that milestone birthdays are the ones that really get you thinking. While I believe this to be true for me I’ve found the one after that birthday to be the one that makes me really evaluate my life and what I want. This summer I turned 41 and it was filled with a lot of deep thinking. I started to write down my travel bucket list dreaming of where life will take me.
Once I started it expanded into contemplating a lot about life and feeling very grateful for my family, my health, and all of the fantastic things I have had to experience. As a dreamer and a traveller I have been thinking about all that I would like to see. My goal would be to accomplish this list in the next 20 years but truthfully that will most likely not be financially feasible. But a girl can dream, right?
Here is my Travel Bucket List (in no particular order):
All of these destinations (except one) would be new to me – places I’ve read about, dreamed of and longed to visit. All photos are purchased stock photos…since I haven’t been there yet!
- Northern Canada – Yukon, North West Territories, Nunavut
- Alberta (Calgary Stampede, The Badlands, Jasper, Banff)
- Churchill, Manitoba – because…polar bears!
- P.E.I. (yes we’ve been here but must return soon.
- Nashville, TN
- Las Vegas, NV
- Florida Keys
- Stay in an overwater bungalow – South Pacific
- South Africa – Cape Town and Safari
- New Zealand
- Finland, Sweden or anywhere in Scandanavia
How To Create a Travel Bucket List
Looking to make a bucket list of your own? There are lots of ways to begin but we suggest doing a little research, dreaming and some visioning exercises.
- Flip through a travel magazine or check out 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
- Create a Vision Board – need inspiration – check out Dream it. Live it.: Make Vision Boards Work for You
- Make sure your list is specific – if you only want to see Tokyo, don’t write Japan – include Tokyo instead.
- Decide if you want a make this 100% attainable or a mixture of big dreams and other realities.
- Work with a budget – if your budget is small pick things in your State or Province you want to see.
- Make it visual – if the vision board isn’t your preference use a Scratch Off World Map or a World Map – Laminated to chart your progress.
What places would be on your travel bucket list?
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