I want to see pretty much everything.
I want to ride on a camel through the desert. I want to do trekking in the Himalayas. I want to hike the Inca Trail which will lead me to the ancient Machu Picchu. I want to dance the night away on a remote paradise island in Thailand. And I want to fall in love in Italy.
When I started playing with the idea of travelling the world, I stumbled upon this site. They have made a list of the 100 most beautiful places in the world, and the list instantly became my bucket list. All of it. Every single one of those places.
I started noting down all the places and the countries in a little notebook I had. And I spent endless nights researching flight tickets, cost of accommodation and what not.
I quickly realized that visiting all of these places in one year wouldn’t be realistic or possible money wise. I would need more time, and I would need more money.
So this is one of the reasons for a decision I’ve made recently. I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
My original plan was to go straight down to South America after I’ve worked as a camp counselor in a summer camp in New York.
I would then take things from there, eventually finding my way to South East Asia.
But the thing is that I want to stay on the road for a while. I don’t want just 3-5 months.
So the decision is to return back to England after summer camp in August, and then continue in my old jobs as I’ve been guaranteed that I can keep them.
I’ll then continue my 55+ hours a week and saving every penny as I’m doing now. I will then leave after Christmas instead.
This decision is what’s best for me right now. It makes sense the most. I want enough time to make my blog grow, and enough time to figure out other things to do that’ll keep me on the road. These are things such as working on a cruise ship, teach English in South Korea, fruit picking in Australia, anything really.
I also don’t want to just be limited to low cost countries. I want to experience other more expensive countries as well.
A life on the road is what I want and is what I’m working so hard towards at the moment. And this will be the best way of getting there by far.
Anyway, I’ve noticed that I totally went off topic.
I’ve spent an hour looking at that list just today and I’ve picked 20 places that’s going on my bucket list (the other 80 are going on there as well. But ssssh.)
A (very) small part of my bucket list:
• Machu Picchu, Peru
• Petra, Jordan
• Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
• National Parks in the US in general
• Lapland, Finland
• Sahara Desert, Africa
• Himalayas, Nepal
• Angkor Wat, Cambodia
• Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
• Cinque Terre, Rio Maggiore, Italy
• Amazon Rainforest
• Blue Lagoon, Iceland
• Swiss Alps, Switzerland
• St. Lucia
• Aogashima Volcano, Japan
• Split Pinnacle, Hunan, China
• The Great Wall of China
• Tuscany, Italy
• Neuschuanstein Castle, Germany
• Valley of Ten Peaks, Canada
(These were in no particular order. Except for Machu Picchu of course. I’m in love with that place, and I haven’t even been there yet.)
So this was my bucket list of places to see. I’ve got a pretty long list of things to do as well, but that can wait until another time.
So tell me, what’s on your bucket list? Leave a comment below.