I am a dreamer, my dreams are big, they are overwhelming. Often times, I let fear hold me back. BUT other times I act on them, the safe tangible ones mostly (haha). In 2009, I literally lived through the worst year of my life. I not only lost my dad and my memom, but I lost a handful of other people. They say death comes in 3’s but that year, death came in 9. I learned a lot from the pain. I am not saying I completely understand it, and at times I hardly can accept it, BUT it taught me how fragile life can be. I want the time left on Earth to be impactful, to be meaningful, for God to use me, and to live life to the fullest while I am here. God’s creation, his art, is the best art and I want to see it all. Once you get the taste of travel, you begin to crave more of it. There’s something so exhilarating and magical about seeing new places. I have a HUGE bucket-list, about the “whole world” places long, but to spare you, I am going to list the top 5(ish) places on my bucket list. Maybe you guys can hold me accountable. Or maybe you have been there!
This has been a dream spot since I first laid eyes on it (via picture)….over-the-water bungalow..yes, please. It looks breathtaking! I always imagined my honeymoon here, but when I got married, the way our bank account was set up, it just was not a realistic option. We ended up in Bavaro, DR, still magical. I will get to Bora Bora, maybe for our 10 year anniversary, which is a little over 3 years away, OMG!
Cause why not?!??! To me, it’s completely fascinating. It’s like a mystery! No one knows exactly what’s under the ice, what kind of life is there, how it lives, etc etc. Of course as technology advances and the continent is further explored, more is being revealed. The Peninsula is of interest because in the summer, it gets fairly warm. In some parts it gets up to 60 degrees F, can you believe it? I could go from Argentina (it’s on my list) and cruise down to the peninsula.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
It is visually stunning. It has the perfect mix of nature - you’ve got towering mountainous rocks, foresty vegetation, crystal clear water….just amazing! It truly is a natural wonder. Honestly, there is quite a few places in Vietnam that I would want to see, thankfully it’s not that big, so maybe I can do it all. Ho Minh City would be next spot on the list.
If you know me, you know I am panda obsessed. I want to visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research center. They have programs where you can be a panda keeper for a certain amount of time. It would be a dream come true. Rural China is gorgeous, so from there I would explore more. Have you seen Disney’s Born China? It is a good glimpse of the beauty.
I would love to take a hot air balloon over the Bagan Temples. It’s known to be one of the most exquisite archaeologist sites in Asia. Learn more here.
Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar
Honestly, there are so many places in Africa that I want to see. It’s extremely hard to narrow it down. I think it is the most naturally beautiful of the continents. I love trees, so this place makes it on the list. These Baobab trees are unique. There used to be a rich forest of these in Madagascar, but now they have narrowed down to dozens. Another place with super cool trees is Hawaii, they have trees with rainbow trunks (Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree). I just want to hug them all or plant them in my yard!
Please google all of these places if you have not heard of them to see more. I had to pick free non-copyright pictures as I have never been there.
SO….what’s on your list? Have you been blessed enough to visit any of these places?
As always, thanks for reading!!!