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The Wanderous Affair

Travel Bucket List

Welcome to my ultimate travel bucket list, where dreams of adventure come to life!


As we journey across the globe, we're on a mission to uncover the world's most breathtaking landscapes, thrilling activities, and hidden gems. From hiking the rugged trails of South America to basking in the serene beauty of the Maldives, each destination on this list promises unforgettable experiences. Join us as we explore vibrant cultures, taste exotic cuisines, and chase the thrill of new discoveries.

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Across the Globe

  • Climb an active volcano

  • See the Aurora Borealis

  • Take a painting class

  • Stay overnight in a castle

  • Sleep in a treehouse

  • Go scuba diving in a coral reef

  • Go on a horseback riding expedition

  • Explore a ghost town or abandoned city

  • Attend a calligraphy workshop

  • Take an embroidery course

Traveler in Nature
Image by Derek Oyen


  • Take a Zodiac cruise through the area

  • Hike on the continent

  • Go on a photography wildlife-spotting expedition



  • Climb Mount Sinai (this is technically in Asia)

  • Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza



  • Visit the Giraffe Manor



  • Explore the vibrant markets and streets of Marrakech

  • Camp under the stars in the Sahara Desert

South Africa

  • See the wildlife in Kruger National Park


  • Spot the Big Five on a safari


  • See the majestic Victoria Falls

Image by Yu Kato



  • See the Great Wall of China

  • Visit the Terracotta Army in Xi'an



  • Explore the temples of Angkor Wat


  • Visit the Taj Mahal


  • Experience the cherry blossom season

  • Walk through the bamboo forest in Arashiyama

  • Explore a temple in Kyoto



  • Float in the Dead Sea

  • Visit the ancient city of Petra

  • Walk through the ancient city of Jerash


  • Go island hopping in Palawan

  • Enjoy the different activities on Boracay Island

  • Explore the Banaue Rice Terraces


South Korea

  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

  • Hike in Seoraksan National Park

  • Experience Korean street food in Myeongdong

  • Visit Jeju Island

  • Relax in a traditional Korean jjimjilbang


  • Visit the floating markets

  • Attend the Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai


  • Take a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia

  • See the ancient city of Ephesus



  • Explore Schönbrunn Palace

  • Attend the Vienna Opera Ball in Vienna

  • Picnic at Lake Mondsee


Bora Bora (French Polynesia)

  • Lounge on the beach

  • Enjoy a stay in an outwater bungalow


  • Visit Stonehenge

  • Walk around the Tower of London

  • Visit the Roman baths (in Bath)

  • See a Shakespeare play at the Globe Theatre

  • Stay in a little house with a thatched roof in the British countryside



  • Attend a ballet at Palais Garnier

  • Attend Fêtes Galantes at Château Versailles

  • Wander a lavender field in Provence

  • Visit the Côtes d’Azure


  • See the historic Acropolis and Parthenon

  • Visit the monasteries of Meteora


  • Visit the Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest

  • Explore Buda Castle

  • Take a cruise on the Danube River

  • Visit the historic town of Eger

  • Tour the picturesque village of Hollókő


  • Stay overnight in a glass igloo

  • Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon

  • Wander through the ice caves

  • Walk along Reynisfjara, the black sand beach 


  • Walk along the Cliffs of Moher

  • Explore the Ring of Kerry

  • Discover the Giant's Causeway

  • Tour the Titanic Museumin Belfast

  • Experience traditional Irish music in Galway


  • Attend a mosaic-making course

  • Visit the Tower of Pisa

  • Visit Pompeii

  • Take a cooking class in Rome

  • Attend an opera at Teatro alla Scala in Milano

  • Leave a letter to Juliet in Verona

  • Take a glassmaking course in Murano

  • Take a gondola ride in Venice



  • Eat a pastizz in Malta

  • Experience the acoustics of the Oracle Chamber in Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum



  • Walk through the Keukenhof Gardens

  • Tour the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

  • Explore the Windmills at Kinderdijk

  • Visit the Van Gogh Museum


  • Cruise through the fjords

  • Experience the midnight sun


  • Explore the Isle of Skye's fairy pools

  • Visit Edinburgh Castle

  • Go to Loch Ness and try to spot Nessie

  • Tour the Highlands



  • See a flamenco performance in Sevilla

  • Visit the Royal Palace in Madrid

  • Visit the Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres

  • Explore the Roman Ruins of Tarragona

  • Go inside of the Basílica de la Sagrada Família


  • Take a scenic train ride through the Swiss Alps

  • Explore the area around Lake Geneva


North America


  • Go whale-watching off the coast of Vancouver

  • Hike through Banff National Park

  • Explore the Bay of Fundy

  • Take a Polar Bear Safari in Churchill

  • Take a Ride on the Rocky Mountaineer

  • Explore the Yukon Wildlife Preserve



  • Explore the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza

  • Spend time on the beach in Tulum

  • Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum

  • Explore the National Museum of Anthropology

  • See the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan first-hand


United States

  • Take a broom-making class in Salem

  • Camp in Yosemite National Park

  • Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square

  • Witness the grandeur of the Grand Canyon

  • Take a road trip on Route 66



  • Attend an opera at the Sydney Opera House

  • Watch the sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock)

  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • Admire the wildlife on Kangaroo Island

  • Visit the Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery

  • Go to the Australian Museum in Sydney


New Zealand

  • Go to explore Hobbiton in person

  • See Rotorua's geysers and hot springs

  • Explore inside of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Visit Lake Wanaka and see the Wanaka tree

  • Go to the top of the Auckland Sky Tower

Australia Aerial View
Machu Pichu

South America


  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Peninsula Valdes

  • See dinosaur fossils in Ischigualasto National Park

  • Take a boat tour in El Calafate

  • Take a scenic drive or hike through the Andes Mountains



  • Attend the Rio Carnival

  • Climb up the Christ the Redeemer statue

  • See the quartz crystal formations in Chapada dos Veadeiros



  • See the Easter Island (Rapa Nui) statues

  • Explore the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world

  • See Chiloé Island's wooden churches and stilt houses

  • Visit the Vicuña Observatory in the Elqui Valley for a stargazing and astronomical tour



  • Travel out to see the wildlife on the Galápagos Islands

  • Walk around Quito's Historic Centre

  • Visit the Amazon Rainforest

  • Explore the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, the largest archaeological site in the country


  • Attend a spiritual ceremony in Peru

  • Visit Machu Picchu

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