This is the time of the year when we set personal goals, check on our professional path and swear by resolutions that may be forgotten in two weeks…BUT…it should also be the time of year to make a travel bucket list. Knowing where we want to go ahead of time can help us plan important details, like securing a table at a must-go-to-restaurant that’s always busy so reservations must be done months in advance. It can also help us save money by finding airfare deals if we book in advance or use miles. Finally, it will allow us to maximize our fun because we won’t waste time improvising once we get to our destination. I always keep a mental bucket list, but this year I decided to write it down and share with you. So here we go… (In no particular order)
2018 TRAVEL BUCKET LIST
This destination has been on my travel bucket list for years! Before it became a popular Instagrammable background, I had been dying to get to Peru to witness the breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley. I would love to mingle with locals, buy all kinds of colorful goods and of course, sample all the delicious food. Fun fact: Peruvian food is probably my favorite of all time…well, tied with Thai…OK; fine…I just love food.
The day I get to Thailand, my life will be complete! Lol… I seriously think this is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and I’d like to see it with my very own eyes. The beaches, the temples, the markets and of course, the food! I’d love to go for my birthday this year. Does anyone know if December is a good time to go? If not, when is the best time to visit?
san andres island:
This beautiful island surrounded by a sea of seven colors is located in the Caribbean Sea on the northern coast of Colombia. It’s surprising, and a bit embarrassing, that despite being Colombian, I still haven’t explored much of my country – so in 2018 I definitely want to visit at least one new place in the country where I was born.
Jazz, southern food and balconies are some of my favorite things, so not surprisingly New Orleans makes this year’s list. I imagine this city to be as it’s portrayed in the Disney movie “The Princess and The Frog”. I know that it may be way different, but I do look forward to walking the streets filled with shops and cafés, enjoying the live music in every corner, trying all kinds of Cajun dishes and taking lots of pictures. Is there anything I must see?
I’d like to see more of the U.S. so continuing the southern trend… I’d like to visit Charleston. To be honest, I don’t know much about Charleston other than what Jules from Gal meets Glam posts on her blog/Instagram. From her pictures, it looks beautiful! So I’m expecting to see tons of flowers in pretty little streets while experiencing traditional Southern hospitality.
I’m looking forward to another year of travel, new experiences and lots of yummy food… of course if there are other spots that squeeze into my travel calendar I’ll tell you all about it.
If you’ve been to any of these awesome destinations, please send me any recommendations you have. Restaurants, shops, must-visit places, etc., I want to know it all!
What’s on your travel bucket list this year? Join the club and comment below!