Saturday, 8 February 2014

Updated Travel Bucket List


Very early on in my blogging I posted a Travel Bucket List

I decided to update it to be current for me now. As it happens only 4 of the original list made it on to the new one.  So here it is – in alpha rather than any order of preference – my top ten (11 actually but who's counting?):

Alsace Wine Route and Strasbourg, France


Alsace Wine Route and Strasbourg, France

All of France is fantastic of course but I've never been to the Alsace region which is the closest to Germany.  It has interesting architecture and fantastic wine.  I am also very interested in seeing Strasbourg

The Amalfi Coast and Positano, Italy


The Amalfi Coast and Positano, Italy

This area is touristy for a reason – it's stunning so although I usually avoid tourist traps this one is on my bucket list for sure.

Copenhagen, Denmark


Copenhagen, Denmark

I'm cheating a little here – I did visit as a little girl.  But I don't have any clear memory of it, and would love to visit.  Just look at those colourful houses!

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain


The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

The architecture is unusual but the art!  Modern, contemporary and also a lot of works by Basque artists.

Lisbon, Portugal


Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon – lovely and also has beaches like this – unfortunately I imagine they are often crowded.

Norfolk Island, Australia


Norfolk Island, Australia

Included for sentimental reasons.  My parents honeymooned there in the 50's.  Bet it's a bit different now!  Also home to the novelist Colleen McCullough of Thorn Birds fame.

Prague, Czech Republic


Prague, Czech Republic

It would be wonderful to see the old city – much of which survived despite WWII.

Quebec, Canada


Quebec, Canada

The idea of a city which has a French culture but is in Canada is intriguing.  But I'm not sure I'm brave enough to visit in Winter.  It never gets really cold here so I don't have any heavy clothing.

Salzburg, Austria


Salzburg, Austria

Picturesque and the setting for much of the Sound of Music – can't be left off the list!

Seattle, USA


Seattle, USA

A city surrounded with much water.  A reputation for great coffee.  It would be interesting to see how different Seattle was from, say LA or San Fran.

Tuscany and Florence, Italy


Tuscany and Florence, Italy

The scenery, the art, the food…. I have heard so much about Tuscany – definitely high on the list.

There are some fantastic places not on this list (only because I've been lucky enough to go there as an adult) – like Paris, New York, London, Rome etc.  And, of course, I'm not the slightest bit biased when I recommend to you all that you put New Zealand on your bucket list.  Let me know when you are coming!

What places are on your bucket list?

This was my original Travel Bucket List



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5 comments:

  1. Great list! I've been a lot of places in the U.S. but I need to get and go international!

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  2. I am thinking of visiting the Lisbon area this year. We went to the Algarve last year. The Algarve is incredibly cheap and the weather is fantastic and every body seems to understand and speak English.

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  3. My husband and I visited New Zealand-South Island last November for 10 days. Fabulous! Would highly recommend for everyone to add your country to their bucket list. For a glimpse of our experience go to my blog at:
    http://travelingmanatees.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-zealand-south-island.html
    I have 5 postings on New Zealand. BTW, thanks for your excellent blogs.

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  4. Great destinations! Traveling is so difficult for us at this point in life, we only have places in the U.S. on our list. This year is Hilton Head. I will definitely be sharing, so stay tuned!

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  5. Quebec City is perfect in September. We finally made it there in 2013.

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