More than anything else in world, I want to travel. I am lucky to have travelled to quite a few amazing places already, but there's so much more in the world that I want to see and I am not even close. A few places I have been to include Singapore, New York City, Washington D. C., Pennsylvania, Niagara Falls USA, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Portland, Oregon Coast, Las Vegas, Boston and some more I am sure I am forgetting right now. But, wanderlust doesn't quench. And today I am sharing my current travel bucket list. I say current, because once I cross off a place, new places get added to it.
This is one of my favorite places on earth. I can look at pictures from Santorini all day, each one is more beautiful than the other. The colors, the sunsets, the ocean— it's all so beautiful. It seems like the perfect place to be for a vacation— a romantic one would be even better. I remember the first time I saw this places was in the movie Sisterhood of traveling pants, like 7 years ago and I have been wanting to go ever since.
Bali has always remained a close second to Santorini, especially after I read Eat, Pray, Love. The more I read about it, the more I wanted to go. it seems like the place to be for a vacation to relax. Just stay in a retreat, doing nothing, and getting pampered with massages and spas. I can totally imagine myself there. I probably will not spend a month at yoga retreat, losing all the extra weight like it happened in the movie, but wouldn't that be great?
I want to witness the northern lights once, and I want to do that in Alaska— mainly because it is a part of the States and I wouldn't need another visa process to go through, and it's still as beautiful as any other place. Apart from the northern lights, I want to make a road trip in Alaska for it has those amazing views and mountains. We tried to plan this trip once before, but it was with a group of friends and group travels sometimes are hard to go through with for various reasons.
I love this city's structure— with all the water canals and the small yet vibrant buildings. I'd love to go on a boat ride through the city, and just walk down the colorful streets and visit the museums. It is also known for its diverse culture, night life (ahem!), and coffee— so that's a plus!
This one is pretty obvious I think, who doesn't wanna go to Paris! It's like a dream destination for every girl. I wanna go to the top of Eiffel Tower, and eat dinner at the restaurant there. I have this thing for eating in places with views. I have done this at the Eiffel Tower in Vegas! And, I wanna walk down the streets while I eat Ladurée macaroons.
I have flied through London several times, but never got a chance to get out of the airport. I would like to have a long layover, if not a full vacation, someday to explore this Harry Potter city. I want to see the Kings Cross station, and try to enter Platform 9 ¾ to go to the magical land. I do suspect it might not work since I never got my letter from Dumbledore, but worth a try still.
You didn't think I'd forget the land down under, did you? I have seen this place in several YouTube videos, and also one of my best friends lives there so I have seen all the beauty this place has. I have never seen a kangaroo so that will be #1 on this trip. And also, reunion with friends would be great!
I don't know when any of these plans will happen, but then again we can't plan much in future. Travel also isn't cheap, so I know this is all going to take time and savings. Also, this is not all that can happen— there can be other unplanned surprises too. One thing I do know is that if you really really want something, life gives it to you. And this is the only thing I want to do with my life— travel!
What's on your travel bucket list?