A new year means that new travel opportunities are just around the corner! I always have a long list (and I mean LONG) of all the places I want to visit and the experiences I want to have. There is never enough time or money for it all, but someday I hope I can do everything on my travel bucket list. Since I'm wallowing in a case of the travel bug right now (I have not been truly traveling since October), I thought I would share some of the items on my list. They aren't listed in any particular order since I really would like to go to all of them.
Iceland- There is a lot of hype around the famous green Northern Lights, but what I really want to go to Iceland for is to scuba dive between two techtonic plates. In other words, snap an insanely cool picture between two continents.
Abu Dhabi- Who doesn't want the opportunity to try drinking coffee with 24 carat gold flakes in it? Plus, I've never been to the Middle East and am very curious what it's like there.
Bermuda- This little island is only a 2 hour flight from New York and offers some pretty cool diving opportunities (shipwrecks) so its no surprise why I want to go here!
Galapagos Island- Blue footed birds and giant tortosies? You see why this island made my bucket list. Because no humans permanently reside here, the animals and their habitats are not disturbed by outside factors. The animals are suppose to be very approachable since they aren't afraid of people.
Alaskan Cruise- My family and I have wanted to take a cruise to Alaska for a while now. The gorgeous scenery is suppose to be uncomparable.
South Africa- One of my coworkers recently returned from a 2 week trip here and could not stop talking about her trip and the many safaris she was able to experience. I've never been to the African continent so its definitely on my list.
Salar de Uyni Salt Flats- Located in Bolivia, this salt flat is the largest in the world (there is actually one of a smaller size in Utah). Its a tad expensive and hard to reach, which is the only reason why I haven't gone here yet. Some of my friends went last year and their pictures looked AMAZING.
Hong by Starlight Kayaking Tour- This breathtaking kayaking tour takes place in Phuket, Thailand and lets you explore sea caves and paddle through some of the clearest water ever. Its been on my bucket list for the longest time and I'm desperately waiting for the chance to go to Thailand to try this.
Prince Edward Island- Ever since I was a little girl, I've been obsessed with the book, Anne of Green Gables. I wanted to have red hair and braids and wear gingham dresses so badly! This Canadian island is where the author, Lucy Maud Montegomery, based her novel off of since its her home town. There are lots of Anne themed attractions now, such as Avonlea where Anne lived. Coming here would be a nostalgic trip for sure.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park- Located in the middle of China, this Park was one of the filming locations for the movie, Avatar, and is beyond beautiful. We just don't have this type of scenery in America.
What places are on your bucket list?