When I was in public school, the french club went on a trip to Quebec where they stayed in a Montreal hotel and did fun things like visit a rotating restaurant (a novelty at the time). I wasn’t in french club, so going on the trip wasn’t an option for me, but I was a little jealous of my friends who did go. When I was 16 years old I had my first real taste of travel when I visited Washington DC and Orlando, Florida with my parents. It was a great trip and I loved seeing the tourist sites. I was officially bitten by the travel bug!

I entered motherhood a little younger than most, so I didn’t get to do a lot of traveling, but I never stopped wanting to go to new places and I wanted my son to experience travel too. He finally got his chance when he was in high school. He had the chance to go on a cruise to the Bahamas with the school band, and he jumped on it. He had a fabulous time and he was ready for more travels. A couple of years later, he flew off to Europe with a Youth Choir where he fell in love with the Czech Republic. I lived vicariously through his pictures!


I still have not been overseas, but I have had the chance to visit many places in the United States. I want to go so many places, that I decided to make my travel bucket list. I’m sure I will add to it over time, and I included some of the places that I have already been. It’s a mix of countries, cities, attractions and events.

  1. Ireland
  2. Australia
  3. Scotland
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Dubai
  6. Prince Edward Island
  7. Nova Scotia
  8. New Brunswick
  9. Montreal
  10. Quebec City
  11. Algonquin Park, Ontario
  12. Ottawa, Ontario
  13. The Calgary Stampede
  14. Vancouver Island
  15. Niagara Falls
  16. Alaskan Cruise
  17. Disney Cruise
  18. Disney World
  19. Disneyland
  20. Euro Disney
  21. Myrtle Beach
  22. San Antonio, Texas
  23. African Safari
  24. Mardi Gras
  25. Venice, Italy
  26. St. Maarten
  27. Manhattan
  28. Grand Canyon
  29. Las Vegas
  30. The Great Wall of China
  31. Egypt
  32. Paris
  33. Banff
  34. New Zealand

I live in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, Toronto and Stratford so I have had many opportunities to explore everything they have to offer. I definitely recommend all of them for future trips!

What places are on your travel bucket list?

15 Replies to “My travel bucket list”

  1. Thank you for the travel ideas! I have my own travel bucket list with my partner, and we share a lot of dream places!

  2. My daughter and I were able to enjoy New Orleans in July, she was presenting and attending a conference for the week. We were able to enjoy the city and take in some walking tours. I do have a long list in my bucket list, but I agree that there is so much to see locally. Mini trips could keep you busy for a lifetime, think locally and make a list of a local bucket list. ie Niagara Falls in February, Cobourg for thanksgiving, Maybe you can create a new blog for us to get busy with our lists. Thank you

  3. I don’t have a huge list because I was a military brat and got a lot of travel bug out young but I do want to travel through Europe.

  4. 🙂 I haven’t had a chance to travel much in my life, but the little bit I have done has very much given me the ‘travel itch’!

    While I don’t have a bucketlist, per say, I have tried to make a ‘habit’, if you will, of going away at least once a year. It doesn’t matter where it is – just doing it! It may mean cutting back financially in other areas for a little while, but I have never regretted that decision! 🙂

  5. I love your travel bucket list. My hubby and I had a small one before we decided to have kids and it was one of the best decisions we made. Now when friends talk about their travels, we don’t quite feel as envious. Will have to start making a ‘family’ travel bucket list.

  6. My travel goal is to always have the number of countries ive been to be equal or greater to my age. Im very lucky in that right now i am 18 amd have been to 17 countries…so this year i need to go to at least 1 more before my birthday to meet my goal.

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