Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

We travel not for life, but for life not to escape us.

As I keep growing older, I will always strive to keep adding to this list, and to keep crossing off items 🙂  Suggestions welcome!


  1. Stonehenge
  2. See a ballet/opera in Vienna 
  3. Bath in Budapest
  4. Bull fights in Madrid
  5. Flamenco in Sevilla
  6. Ancient caves in Dubronvik, Croatia
  7. See all the major Parent Trap sights in London
  8. Athens, Greece
  9. Grecian Island
  10. Santorini
  11. Italy
    1. Wine in Tuscany– Maybe even pull an Under the Tuscan Sun and buy an abandoned villa to fix up
    2. Lake como
    3. Milan
    4. Pompeii
    5. Venice
    6. Cinque Terre
    7. Naples
    8. Amalfi Coast
    9. Florence to visit Eleonora
  12. Anne Frank’s Attic in Amsterdam
  13. Concentration Camp in Germany
  14. Oktoberfest
  15. Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
  16. Eiffel Tower
  17. Crepes in Paris
  18. El Camino- Santiago de Compostela
  19. Finish the Camino!
  20. See the modern outdoor art in Barcelona, Spain
  21. Cliffs of Moher
  22. Wimbledon
  23. Enjoy el sol on a beach in Spain
  24. Coffee/drink in Plaza Mayor, Madrid
  25. Kayaking in Lagos
  26. Belem pastries in Belem
  27. Surf and get some good grub in San Sebastian, Spain
  28. Port wine in Porto
  29. Harry Potter Studio Tour
  30. British Museum
  31. Tunnel of Love- Ukraine
  32. Hot Springs in Iceland
  33. Albania
  34. Moscow and St. Petersburg
  35. Romania
  36. Norway

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.  The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood.” – Sir Richard Burton


  1. Hong Kong- my birth place!
  2. Great Wall of China
  3. Bali, Indonesia
  4. Lay on the beach in Goa, India
  5. Bollywood- Mumbai, India
  6. Bathe elephants in Nepal
  7. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  8. Maldives
  9. Taj Mahal
  10. Sleep in the desert
  11. Banana Pancake Trail
  12. Singapore
  13. Dead Sea- Isreal
  14. Dubai

“Please be a traveller, not a tourist.  Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you.  Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”– Andrew Zimmerman

South & Central America

  1. Machu Pichu
  2. Wine Bodegas in Mendoza, Argentina
  3. Hike in Patagonia
  4. Carnaval in Rio
  5. Iguazu Falls
  6. Steam in a temazcal, Mexico
  7. Steak in Buenos, Aires
  8. Pablo Neruda’s house near the sea in Chile
  9. Take a Tango class in Argentina
  10. Snorkeling near Galapagos Islands
  11. Ipanema Beach
  12. Margaritas in Mexico
  13. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia- the world’s largest salt flat
  14. Havana, Cuba

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.”


  1. Dead Sea
  2. Pyramids at Giza
  3. Ride a boat down the Nile
  4. Cape Town, South Africa
  5. Mt. Kilimanjaro


  1. Sydney Opera House
  2. Ayer’s Rock
  3. Pet a kangaroo and koala


  1. All. 50. States.
  2. Vegas, baby
  3. Chowder in Maine
  4. Route 66
  5. Glacier National Park, Montana
  6. Redwood Forest
  7. Hollywood
  8. Yosemite National Park
  9. Watch football in Texas
  10. Boston
  11. Cape Cod
  12. Bourbon Street, New Orleans
  13. Hawaii
  14. Cruise to Alaska
  15. Jackson Hole, WY


  1. Summer Olympics
  2. Cruise to Alaska
  3. Swim in an infinity pool
  4. Northern Lights

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home & rests his head on an old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

Go Agains (Places that I loved so much the first time around, they don’t deserve to be crossed off the list, but to be visited again)

  • India (always)
  • Sevilla
  • Barcelona
  • Athens

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