Travel Bucket List

I've split this into two categories - Travel Abroad and Travel within the US. I figure the destinations in the latter category are, for the most part, doable.  The hubby and I love to travel, but our pocket book only allows us to do so much.  

Travel Abroad

1.  Egypt
This is why it's at the top of the bucket list: it's the one trip I fear I will never take.  Given the political climate there, it's a little too dangerous for my liking.  However, I am fascinated by Ancient Egypt and would love, love, love to visit some of the historical landmarks that make that country so famous.

2.  England / Scotland / Wales
I'm lumping these together because I have this idea that visiting all three would be possible if we gave ourselves enough time.  I'd want to rent a car and drive from the big cities, like London, to the more rural areas.  I'd want to see as many castles as possible and perhaps indulge in a guided tour or two. 

3.  Ireland
Again, the history nut in me would want to go in search of castles and tours. 

4. Italy - Venice
Visit what appears to be a  floating city?  Yes, please. 

5. Italy - Rome
Oh, the architecture and history!  I think I just nerd-gasmed.  

6.  Belize
Not only does this appear to be a tropical paradise, it's also home to some Mayan ruins I would love to visit. 

7.  Maldives or Bora Bora
I think it would be amazing to stay in an overwater bungalo. 

8. Aruba
I've heard the weather is amazing and the scenery stunning. 

9.  Caribbean Islands Cruise
I'd probably try to find one that includes either St. Maarten or St. Thomas, but really I'd be happy to visit almost anywhere in that general area. 

10.  Iceland
I hear they have a spectacular view of the northern lights.

Travel within the US

1.  Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming
I've always wanted to visit Yellowstone.  This last year, we made it happen.  It was a two week vacation filled with many, many hours of driving.  We drove across the country to get there.  We drove through the park.  We drove through Beartooth Pass into Montana.  We drove down to South Dakota to visit Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore, and the Badlands National Park.  Then we drove home.  

I wouldn't change a thing.  It was one of the most beautiful trips we've taken so far.  I'd go back in a heartbeat.

2.  Badlands National Park - South Dakota
Another national park we can cross off our list.  The thing is, though, I would love to go back.  It was stunning in an alien kind of way.  

3.  Glacier National Park - Montana
I've been told it's gorgeous and should be on my bucket list.  So, here it is. 

3.  Boston, Massachusetts
I don't really have a reason.  I just want to go there and see what the fuss is all about. 

4.  New Orleans, Louisiana 
I want to experience Mardi Gras at least once.  That is all. 

5.  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
This one is about to be crossed off the list.  Pictures to come!

6.  New York, New York
I'd want to visit the 9/11 memorial, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square.  I'd also try to talk Ken into a Broadway Show.    

7.  Acadia National Park - Maine
Technically, we've visited this park.  For a day.  It wasn't nearly a long enough and I vote for a second, more extended stay!  

8.  Yosemite National Park - California
I love national parks.  As this one is so famous, I'm sure 

9.  Grand Teton National Park - Wyoming
See #8 for an explanation. 

10.  Redwood National Park - California
I need to see those trees.  Really, I do.  I don't think pictures can do justice to their immensity. 

11.  Alaska
This is one of the places I'd like to visit from the deck of an ocean liner.  I want to see the orca whales at play and spot an eagle or two perched in the treetops.
11.  Hawaii
This trip has been moved down the list year after year, but I think I'd still like to visit.