Hey, guys! I don’t know many people who don’t dream of quitting their 9-5 job and traveling the world. My husband and I travel all the time, but there are so many places we have yet to explore! We have been very blessed to be able to travel to Iceland, France, England, and Argentina. However, I have kept a mental list in my head of my dream destinations since I was a kid. Below are 10 travel destinations you need to put on your bucket list!
1. Egypt: Pyramids of Giza
I am obsessed with ancient history and Egypt. I seriously missed my calling in life by not becoming an archeologist. The recent search for Queen Nefertiti’s tomb in the tomb of King Tut had me scouring the news for the release of the results of those scans. The theory seems to be debunked that Nefertiti’s tomb is hidden behind a wall of King Tut’s tomb, but just the thought of another discovery was exciting! That’s why Egypt tops my travel bucket list!
2. Italy: Leaning Tower of Pisa
When you think of Italy, one of the first things you probably think of is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It has become one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world which is why the structure hasn’t been fixed. The tower is constantly monitored and reinforced to make sure it will remain leaning for years to come!
3. India: Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is one place I have always wanted to visit! One of my favorite pictures is the famous photograph of Princess Diana sitting on a bench alone in front of this massive structure. That picture was so symbolic of her life at the time. The architecture of the Taj Mahal is stunning and I’m sure it’s even more magnificent up close.
4. New Zealand: Hobbiton
This bucket list item is a place my husband is dying to visit! He is a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings movies and was thrilled when he learned you can actually visit the filming location of the hobbit houses in New Zealand. Even if you’re not a big Lord of the Rings fan, this is still worth a visit!
5. China: Great Wall of China
You may have heard the claims that the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure that can be seen from the moon, but unfortunately, that is just a myth. Despite this, the Great Wall of China is still a masterpiece.
6. Italy: Venice
I seriously need to take a trip to Italy! There are just too many wonderful things to see and experience! Venice has always been on my bucket list. Who wouldn’t love traveling by gondola throughout the city?
7. Australia: Sydney Opera House
I am obsessed with Australia! Visiting would be a dream come true for me. I have always loved the architecture of the Sydney Opera House. It is one of the must-see places on my list.
8. Greece: Santorini
My sister got engaged on the beaches of Greece. She couldn’t rave about Santorini enough! Santorini is known for its gorgeous white architecture and has been known to be a popular vacation spot for celebrities.
9. United Arab Emirates: Dubai
Dubai is so futuristic! From the world’s largest indoor ski resort to the insane architecture. My mom has visited Dubai and raved about it.
10. Paris: Eiffel Tower
Although I have been to Paris several times, it is still my favorite place in the world! There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. If you have never been to Paris before, put it at the top of your bucket list!
I hope this list has inspired you to update your bucket list and to travel more! What is on your travel bucket list? Let me know in the comments below!