Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A girl can dream...

I've been asked a few times what's next on my travel bucket list. That's a tough one, because (at least for me) the more I travel, the more I want to travel. I have so many more ideas and dreams for future travels than I did a few years ago. Thankfully, I still have a long life ahead of me! So who knows... if circumstances allow hopefully I'll check a lot more things off of my list in the future.

This whole post started because I found this 100 travel goals list online, and then I thought... wow! that sounds a lot more fun than homework. Haha.

The places in italics are the ones that I want to/hope to/plan on going to someday. Not that I wouldn't want to go to almost all of them, if given the chance. The ones in orange are the ones I've already made it to. I arbitrarily included pictures for some- as you might guess, if I've been to the place than it's my picture.

1. Alamo - San Antonio, Texas, USA  I'm anti-Texas, but I like history... so I'll probably make it there someday.
2. Alhambra - Granada, Spain  Something I've wanted to see for a while! It's a palace where the Muslim sultans lived. I love the combination of European/Islamic architecture.

3. Andros Island - Bahamas
4. Angel Falls - Venezuela
5. Angkor Wat - Angkor, Cambodia   This place looks really cool, but I just don't see myself going to Cambodia. 
6. Atlantic City Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
7. Ayers Rock - Australia
8. Big Ben - London, England

9. Bora Bora - Polynesia
10. British Museum - London, England
11. Canals of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands Such a beautiful city to walk around, despite the smell of marijuana that actually made me miss the normal cigarette smoke in France. Still worth it.

12. Cathedral of Seville - Seville, Spain  One of the biggest in the world.

13. Cave of Crystals - Mexico
14. Christ the Redeemer - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil    If anyone wants to fund me going to the Olympics next year, I would be up for that :)  Otherwise... not much interest in going anywhere in South America ever.
15. Cinque Terre - Italy  It doesn't even look like a real place!

16. Colosseum - Rome, Italy

17. Crater Lake National Park - Oregon, USA
18. Dead Sea - Israel/Jordan

19. Death Valley National Park - California, USA
20. Devil’s Tower - Wyoming, USA
21. Dome of the Rock - Jerusalem, Israel

22. Easter Island Statues - Polynesia
23. Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland

24. Eiffel Tower - Paris, France    My personal symbol.

25. Empire State Building - New York City, New York, USA

26. Forbidden City - Beijing, China
27. French Quarter - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
28. Galapagos Islands - Ecuador
29. Gateway Arch - St. Louis, Missouri, USA
30. Gettysburg Battlefield - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
31. Glacier Bay Basin - Alaska, USA
32. Glacier National Park - Montana, USA
33. Glowworm Cave - New Zealand
34. Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco, California, USA
35. Grand Canal - Venice, Italy

36. Grand Canyon - Arizona, USA    Not. in. summer.
37. Grand Mosque in Mecca - Saudi Arabia  I would actually totally go there if they would let me inside (which they wouldn't). And I don't think I'll be going to Saudi Arabia because I don't want to end up in jail for flashing an ankle or being kidnapped for someone's harem.
38. Great Barrier Reef - Queensland, Australia
39. Great Mosque of Córdoba - Córdoba, Spain   They would let me inside this one because it's been turned into a cathedral.

40. Great Wall of China - China  I want to take a selfie here. Is that too much to ask?

41. Hagia Sophia - Istanbul, Turkey

42. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Hawaii, USA
43. Hollywood Boulevard - Hollywood, California, USA
44. Iguazu Falls - Argentina and Brazil
45. Kiyomizu-dera - Kyoto, Japan
46. Kremlin - Moscow, Russia    Kremlin on the left, St. Basil's Cathedral on the right.

47. Lake Titicaca - Peru
48. Las Ramblas - Barcelona, Spain    A wonderful shopping street that if I remember right, had multiple Zaras. #heaven
49. Las Vegas Strip - Las Vegas, Nevada
50. Leaning Tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy

51. Louvre Museum - Paris, France

52. Macchu Picchu - Peru    I always wanted to go here until I found out that it involved hiking.
53. Matterhorn - Switzerland
54. Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza - Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico  Not really at the top of my list, but I would be up for it.
55. Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, USA  Gossip Girl steps! And a great museum.

56. Mount Everest - Nepal
57. Mount Fuji - Japan
58. Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania
59. Mount Rushmore - Keystone, South Dakota, USA   The only place on this list that I've been to but wish I hadn't...  if you ever want to get me riled up sometime, ask me about South Dakota. I have a lot of feelings.
60. Napa Valley - California, USA
61. Ngorongoro Crater - Tanzania
62. Niagara Falls - New York, USA

63. Notre Dame Cathedral - Paris, France

64. Pacific Rim National Park - British Columbia, Canada
65. Pebble Beaches of Nice - Nice, France

66. Petra - Jordan

67. Petronas Twin Towers- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
68. Portland Head Lighthouse - Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA
69. Puerta Del Sol - Madrid, Spain
70. Pyramids of Giza - Egypt   I'm so tantalizingly close in Israel! It's just not safe to go alone so I need someone to go with.
71. Redwood National Park - California, USA
72. Rock of Gibraltar - Gibraltar
73. Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado, USA 
74. Ruins of Athens - Athens, Greece

75. Ruins of Pompeii - Pompei, Italy
76. Sagrada Famila - Barcelona, Spain

77. Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) - Chicago, Illinois, USA

78. Sedlec Ossuary - Czech Republic
79. Sistine Chapel - Vatican City, Italy   I'm really proud of these pictures because there is an entire army of security guards trying to prevent tourists from taking pictures in this room. I like a challenge, so I made it happen anyways. How? I worked my way into the middle of a huge group of Asian tourists and crouched down until I was shorter than them. Still proud.

80. Smithsonian Institution - Washington, D.C., USA
81. Space Needle - Seattle, Washington, USA
82. St. Peter’s Basilica - Vatican City, Italy    

83. Statue of Liberty - New York City, New York, USA    Clearly it's been a while.

84. Stonehenge - Wiltshire County, England
85. Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia
86. Taj Mahal - Agra, India
87. Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Kyoto, Japan
88. Teotihuacan - Mexico
89. Tian Tan Buddha - Hong Kong, China
90. Times Square - New York City, New York, USA

91. Varanasi - Uttar Pradesh, India
92. Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe
93. Wailing Wall - Jerusalem, Israel

94. Walt Disney World Resort - Orlando, Florida 
95. Washington Monument - Washington, D.C., USA
96. White Cliffs of Dover - Dover, England
97. White House - Washington, D.C., USA   I've never been inside, but one time we did see George Bush's helicopter land on the lawn (along with two decoy helicopters that kept flying). Hopefully I can tour the inside someday.

98. Winchester Cathedral - Hampshire, England    Haven't heard of it, but knowing me and European cathedrals, I'd probably want to if I looked it up.
99. Yosemite National Park - California, USA
100. Zion National Park - Utah, USA

If I added them up right... that makes 32 that I've been to... and another 23 I'd like to get to at some point. We'll see! No harm in dreaming, right?

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