As an international teacher it is really easy for me to travel. Usually I try to explore the country I am teaching in first, then the countries surrounding my country, and then countries a short flight away from my job. Using this method, I have traveled to 18 different countries.
I have really big travel plans this year: (Colombia for Thanksgiving, Machu Pichu & Bolivian Salt Flats for X-Mas, a Caribbean island for Carnival, Guatemala for Spring Break, and a European Backpacking trip through 7 different countries in the summer). The only problem being that it is REALLY difficult to get flights out of Venezuela. According to this article Venezuela will see less flights than Cuba or Haiti. Because of this, my goal of reaching 31 countries by the time I turn 31 might be unrealistic after all.
So, instead of focusing on all the travel that I might not be able to do this year, I am focusing on all of the places and things I want to see before I kick the bucket!
Here is my travel bucket list:
Ride an Elephant- near Chiang Mai Thailand- done
Visit the “Tomb Raider” temple in Cambodia- done
Learn to scuba
Hike the SW Canyons in the US
Go on a road trip across the US
Go to a Full Moon Party
Hot air balloon ride at sunset or sunrise (preferable in Cappadoccia)
Visit Machu Pichu
Learn to surf
Swim with sharks
Swim with dolphins
Drink mint tea in Morocco
Camp in Hawaii
Celebrate Xmas on a beach
Spend NYE in as many different countries as possible- Done in Buenos Aires, Valencia, China
Do a full RTW Trip
Go inner tubing in Laos
Get a tailor made suit in Vietnam (and several dresses too!)
Eat weird food
Island hop all over SE Asia
Party at Rio de Janiero Carnival
Go on safari in Africa
Visit all seven continents
Always travel to more countries than years I’ve been alive
Visit the Galapagos Islands
Eat tons of Swiss Chocolate from Switzerland
Go on a backpacking trip with at least one of my brothers
Go bunjee jumping
Ride in a helicopter somewhere incredible
Visit the Pyramids in Egypt
Go on a desert safari
Relax on Little Corn Island in Nicaragua during lobster season
Zipline in the Cloud Forests of Costa Rica
See Cartagena during Carinval
Live somewhere with a warm beach and a slow pace of life…with ample salsa dancing (advice anyone?)
Vacation on the San Blas Islands in Panama
Chill out at Bocas Del Toro, Panama too
Explore Koh Lanta, Thailand
Highly recommend checking out Cadiz or Tenerife for Carnaval as well! Two of the largest Carnival celebrations in Europe 🙂
I would love to!! One of these days I hope to get a job at an international school in Europe (or somewhere just a short flight away), but until then, I probably wont be able to fly to the other side of the world for a four day vacation. 😦
I love your bucket list…and checked myself against them. Some I wasn’t interested in, but out of 40 I can proudly say I have myself have achieved….14 of yours!…..
I think it is important to have a bucket list. It helps me to have something to always look forward to.
Absolutely! In 10 years time you may even find a few more additions to it and/or they may even change! My feeling too is, though bucket lists are good…don’t let it limit you, so many other incredible things will happen along the way too….enjoy… All the best for your trips!
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Hi! Thanks for visiting. Also, thank you so much for the nomination! I think yours is the fifth nomination I’ve received and I’ve already posted about it: https://teachingwanderlust.com/2014/06/25/the-liebster-award/.