This is my current bucket list, which includes places I’ve been to as well. Just checking them off as I get to them.
My top three – I can’t decide which of the top three I would rather visit first. They are probably in a good order now, but it’s a real toss up.
This photo of Galapagos Islands is courtesy of TripAdvisor
The Galapagos Islands – Wildlife, wildlife, wildlife! Visiting here would be unique, and scuba diving would be a must!
Antarctica – Probably not high on many people’s travel list, but I think going to Antarctica would be awesome! I love penguins, and I know there are penguins other places in the world, but just seeing the ice on this continent would be quite a site.
Easter Island – I would love to see the stone face statues, or Moai, on Easter Island, especially at sunset.
The rest of the list…
Machu Picchu – The Inca ruins in Peru are perched so high in the mountains, it looks like a magnificent place to visit. Plus I love visiting places that have been here so long, it’s almost like slipping back in time.
Iceland – Hot springs would be the main reason for visiting Iceland, the scenery would also be great.
The top of the EmpireStateBuilding – I’ve been inside on the main floor, but not to the top.
The Top of the Space Needle – I’ve seen it up close, but I’ve never been to the top. I love Mount Rainier, so I’m sure it would be a fabulous view!
The Top of the EiffelTower – I want to make it to the top! I’ve been there, but was so sick I didn’t make it to the top, but I was able to notice the fantastic view of the city. On my next visit, my husband and I will have a drink or two at the champagne bar at the top!
Auschwitz – Maybe a little depressing to have on my bucket list, but I think it’s an important part of history.
Bergen-Belsen – I’ve been to the house in Amsterdam where the Franks were hiding out, so I would really like to visit where Anne and Margot spent their final days. Not much to visit here but some land and a memorial site, but I still want to go.
Venice – I would love to go here with my husband, shop for masks, eat a lot and take a gondola ride.
LeaningTower of Pisa – so many places in Italy would be great to see, but this one would be unique.
Cape Town – This would be a unique travel spot –and I would like to see the penguins at Borders Beach.
Barrow, Alaska – I’ve been to the southernmost city in the United States, so now I want to get to the northernmost city.
African photo safari – I love animals and seeing them out in the wide open with the gorgeous landscapes and sunsets.
This is the completed part of the list…
Alaska and Mt.McKinley – I’ve wanted to go to Alaska for years and my husband and I finally went in 2011 – we drove north of Anchorage and saw Mt. McKinley and we went on a halibut fishing adventure!
Shark Dive – my brother-in-law and I did this while staying at Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan, Honduras and it was awesome! They took us down to about 71 feet and we just hung out at the bottom. The sharks were swimming above us and all around us – it was wonderful, I wasn’t scared at all, and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Dolphin Dive – this was another extra we did with Anthony’s Key Resort in Roatan. They did bring their dolphins out into the wild with our boat and then we got in the water. There is a chance that wild dolphins will come over and interact with us, but they didn’t. It was still great fun playing with the dolphins underwater.
Snorkeling with the manatees – I’ve wanted to do this since before I even made it to Florida! It was wonderful and I would love to do it again.
Pyramids of Giza – The Pyramid of Khufu is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still exists, and I’ve been there! I would definitely go again.