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Hopes, Dreams and…Graceland??

Over the years I’ve heard people reference their bucket lists. Honestly I never understood having one. However, as I look at the calendar and realize I am now well into my 43rd year on this planet, maybe a bucket list isn’t such a bad idea. A wish list, as it were…a place to put our dreams and hopes. Perhaps a bucket list is a fabulous thing to have after all! After all, we only get one ticket on this crazy ride called life… we better enjoy it as much as we can! No regrets!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Growing up in a small coastal town I have always been drawn to big cities. They seem so mesmerizing and full of possibilities! So naturally, the first two places of intrigue for me on my bucket list are New York City and Chicago! I have always wanted to see the sights in the Big Apple and I’d adore catching a ballgame at Wrigley Field in the Windy City.

I also have an uncanny desire to visit Graceland. I can’t explain it, it just beckons to me. I have also always wanted to visit Charleston… Maybe I have watched Gone With the Wind too many times, but it pulls on my soul…

The geek girl in me is dying to sneak a few places onto this list so I must add Vulcan, Canada! Yes, Vulcan!! I hear they have a mostย fascinating ย Star Trek festival every year with of course, all things SPOCK!

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I’d also like to attend a Star Trek Convention! I’ve been of course to Comic Con and loved it! (Yes I will be wearing my blue science uniform and carrying my Phaser and Tricorder!) Keeping with the nerdgirl theme, I ย must put visiting New Zealand on my list!! Not only for the tranquil beauty of this beautiful country, but most importantly because you can visit the SHIRE there!!! The SHIRE!!!!!!! Hobbit holes… ok, ok… I am swooning now… back to reality… ๐Ÿ™‚

I would also adore the chance to wriggle my toes in the sand on a warm Carribean beach.. Snorkeling on a beautiful warm day in beautiful clear waters would be just about perfection! ย  Also, indulging in coffee and croissants ย at a cafe while I work on my blog with a view of the Eiffel Tower wouldn’t be too bad either! ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, since we are such HUGE Disney fans I’d love to actually get to visit Disneyland Paris someday too!

Of course ย Ireland is also on my must visit list!ย The green rolling hills, the beautiful images it conjures up… I truly wish to visit Ireland at some point… I want to travel the countryside staying in little bed and breakfast cottages. I want to eat in pubs and meet the locals…. I would adore soaking up the history of this beautiful country….

As summer is almost upon us and many of us are starting our vacation plans for the season, I’d love to hear from my readers– Do you have a bucket list? Where is it you hope to visit someday?

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Dreams keep our heart going…

302 Comments

  1. I never really wanted to travel but always thought it would be nice to go to England. As for my bucket list….well, it’s more like a beach pail than a bucket. I always wanted to learn how to draw; whimsical girl faces that you would find in a mixed media project. A few weeks ago I took the plunge and I’m amazed how well I can draw now. I wish you much success with ttaveling to all the locations your like to see.

    1. Hi Stacey! That sounds absolutely lovely that you are learning to draw like you always wanted too! A bucket list doesn’t need to just be places to go, but it can be experiences we would love to have… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This was an interesting read, I truly hope you get to visit all those places.Be sure to share the stories when you do! For me Cyprus is on top of my bucket list right now.

    1. Thank you Mika! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I would love to attend the star trek convention and wear the purple wig and take some pictures. It should be fun to be able to do some cosplay.

    1. Hi! My son and I have so much fun dressing up for Comic Con! It’s sort of like Halloween! This outfit with the purple hair he was James from Team Rocket (Pokemon)

  4. You’re a great inspiration, you know that? I like it so much!

    1. Aww thank you so very much Nives! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I love your bucket list. I haven’t created mine yet, but I think that sometimes having such goals can help us achieve them. Hope you’ll visit all the places you want to visit and even more! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Natalia!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Having a bucket list is such a great thing!! I want to take my daughter to Disney World so badly!

    1. Hi Brittney! You guys will absolutely LOVE Disneyworld! We love all things Disney in my house!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Preet

    I always wanted to live my life with those bucket list but instead, I have a wish list.

    1. Hi Preet! A wish list is a good thing to have too ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. In fact I have almost lived my lifetime wish list to travel the destinations across the globe. I now get in random mood to do something and instantly go for that. Immensely liked your wish list or may call bucket list.

    1. Hi Indu! Thank you so much!

  9. I would also love to visit Ireland one day. Paris is also a location that i would like to visit. This was a great post.

    1. Thanks Kimberly! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Kate

    I’m honestly not huge on travel, so I don’t have a bucket list… But I do love making annual visits to a small beach town with my family, and want to continue that.

    1. Hi Kate! I grew up in a small beach town and love visiting there as often as possible! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Lisa Rios

    I think it’s great that you have so many things on your bucket list. I also have an extensive one and hope to accomplish many things from it.

    1. Hi Lisa! I hope you get to do several of the items on your own bucket list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. You need to get to that convention! I haven’t been to a star trek one, but comic con in general is a great time!

    1. Hi Emily! Comic Con is SO much fun and super family friendly!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I hope you get to visit all of those places! I would like to visit Italy! I love traveling! Definitely go to the Caribbean if you get a chance..itโ€™s beautiful!

    1. I would absolutely love to visit Italy too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I so agree with your visit to NYC, Paris and Ireland. Ireland is such a grand country to see and roam from this side of the grass. Travel like a local that would work for me. This summer though I will be happy if I get to the places I want to around year then maybe the future will bring a chance for a bucket list.

    1. Hi Gladys! I hope that you too get to see many of your bucket list places! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. It is great to have so many things that you want to accomplish and places to visit. All dreams should be turned into reality.

    1. Thanks Daria! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Star Trek convention is indeed a good idea to explore… Please make sure to write your story on this blog if you ever get a chance to make it come true. I’m keen to read all about it since I’ve never been to one myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I sure will Marya! Live Long and Prosper!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I need to put it to my bucket list (even now it’s a huge one) but there is always some space more, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Absolutely Nives!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. My Dad is a huge Elvis Presley fan, and it has been his lifelong dream to visit Graceland. His boyhood dream finally came true some five years ago, and it was like the happiest time of his life, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Aww I’m so happy for your dad he got to see Graceland!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Mine is a long bucket list & Paris is currently at the top! I hope you will get to visit all the places you have in yours! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Anjali!

  20. Having a bucket list in your head – ready to “look at” makes it so much faster for your dreams to actually come true! I always wanted to travel the world and so… nowadays, that me and my hubby do so – our bucket list of new locations is getting only longer. Yes, visit THE SHIRE – we so loved it. New Zealand is fantastic. Canada is waiting hopefully for us… soon!

    1. Hi Wiola! It is so lovely that you are able to follow your dreams and bucket list to see such wonderful places! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Great bucket list. I don’t have one yet, but one thing that me and my husband would like to do when we are old is to move to a warm country ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Jeanette! That sounds like a lovely goal! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Caribbean region has always been in my heart and have not had the time to pay a visit to this part of the world. Your article is once again awakening my desire to set foot there.

    1. Hi Finn! I hope someday you do get a visit there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Marjie Mare

    I have been traveling to the Caribbean, but next year, I am planning to go to Europe. I am dreaming to visit, England, Italy, and Paris.

    1. Hi Marjie! That sounds like an absolute dream trip!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I have a foot long bucket list of places I want to visit and things I want to do. Hope we both are able to fulfill ours ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Khushboo!

  25. I love your bucket list! I think everyone should have one! It gives you something to works towards.

    1. Hi Monique! It’s absolutely nice to have goals we can work towards! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. I started making my bucket list when I was 30 and now on my 35th birthday, I am crossing one out which is a trip to Tokyo Disneyland. I guess it’s important that everyone makes a bucket list because it gives us something we look forward to.

    1. Hi Clarice! That sounds like such a fun trip!!! I’m happy for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Pb

    You are an inspiration to those who wants to convert wish list to the bucket list.. I enjoyed this read.

  28. Pat

    I have blessed to receive a number of my wishes in my bucket list–traveling to Israel, living for a while in Papua New Guinea, and writing a book.

    1. Hi Pat! What a blessing you were able to do so many wonderful things! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. This sounds like a great bucket list! I often wonder whether I should make a list of places to travel to. I travelled a lot before the kids but now find the idea of it daunting.

    1. Hi Naomi! I would definitely make a kid friendly travel list ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. I had the same reflexion a few days ago! After all, why not doing a bucket list? I said so to my husband, because I’m already 38 and he’s 44, wev’e been married for 15 years, and because of jobs, children, and whatnot, we kept postponing our small plans, like travelling somewhere special, etc. So I just asked him yesterday “what would you say of writing a bucket list together?”. He’s thinking about it!

    1. Hi Nati! It sounds like you will have a fun time making your bucket list!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Disneyland Paris is on my bucketlist too. Some awesome locations on your list!

    1. Thanks Miranda! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Love how your bucket list is full of traveling, I hope you get a chance to scratch all the places on this list, it really is an interesting one. ๐Ÿ™‚ Graceland is amazing, and Caribbean beach is also on my list, although I haven’t written it yet. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Thanks Hannah!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. We’re both travel junkies with bucket lists that maybe too long to fulfill in one lifetime LOL! But for us, seeing different cities, and countries is what makes living so awesome! Hope that you get to explore NYC, Chicago and Vulcan soon!

    1. Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. You have so many awesome places on your list! I’ve been to quite a few and they are amazing. I was in Ireland for a couple of days and would love to go back to see more of the country. I also want to get to New Zealand at some point, my friends recently went for two weeks and visited the Shire as well and it looks gorgeous!

    1. Hi Stephanie! You are so blessed to have been able to visit so many places! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Thanks for sharing your bucket list! I have a travel bucket list that includes, Ghana, Brazil, Costa Rica and Fiji

    1. Hi Julie! Those places all sound absolutely fabulous!

  36. I would love to travel to so many places. Hope to get more in once my kids are a little older

    1. Hi Aryn! I know what you mean! Now that my youngest is older we can go more places. ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. We definitely have a bucket list. We started one together when we first got married and it’s been a great way to keep us focused on common goals. I hope you’re able to cross things off your bucket list soon. Enjoy your trips!

    1. Thanks Ashley!

  38. Shelley

    I hope you get to experience all that you have on your wish list. I don’t really have one but I think I may consider pondering one.

    1. Hi Shelley! ๐Ÿ™‚ A bucket list could be anything from books you want to read to experiences you’d like to have… ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. I love creating my bucket list as it gets my brain thinking and gives me a goal to strive for. LIfe is too short and passes by so quick therefore it’s essential to make the most of it.

    1. Hi Calleigh! I agree!! Having a bucket list now is helping me realize my travel goals ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. I love the bucket list idea. I really need to start one. My fav of yours was the Star Trek convention! ๐Ÿคฃ

    1. Thanks Lynn!!! Geek girls unite!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Europe is on my bucket list! I feel so refreshed reading this and wanting me to prepare a specific bucket list for myself.

    1. Aww… thanks so much Kanishka!

  42. Trแบงn Quแป‘c Hฦฐng

    That is an fantastic posting! Thank you so much for sharing! I love travelling, too!! I really want to visit US in the nearest times! Hopefully you can visit Vietnam – my home!

    1. Hi Tran! I’ve have heard your country is absolutely beautiful!!

  43. Oh how fun…it looks like you would have a blast if you went. Love the bucket list!

  44. These are really a beautiful places to visit. I would love to visit them someday. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Your welcome Shraddha!

  45. Elizabeth O

    I really enjoyed reading all the places on your bucket list, there are so many great picks and many that I would love to visit also. I think Ireland sounds like my favourite one, I do hope you make it there someday it really is beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. We only have one ticket to live this beautiful life. And every moment of our lives is precious.

    1. Hi Sneha! I absolutely agree with you!

  47. I went to NZ last year and you have to see the Wellington airport. So much LOTR goodness there!

    1. Hi Chelsea! That airport sounds amazing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. My bucket list is a mile long. I love the selections that you have picked and the variety of places you picked . We share a few in common. A few I have it walk the CN Tower in Canada, Visit a few very old libraries and see the seven wonders of the world. But I think the one that will challenge me most on my list is walking the great wall of China from point A to point B.

    1. Hi Cia! Seeing and walking the Great Wall would truly be inspiring!!

  49. I’ve never thought about a bucket list, but after reading this I think I’m going to make one. One thing I would enjoy doing is going to the Bahamas. Maybe that will be the first thing on my list!

    1. Hi Terri! That sounds like a perfect thing to put on your list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Oh how neat! I haven’t made a bucket list, but we don’t travel too much with young kids. I should soon!

    1. Hi Britney! You could make a family bucket list ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Bucket lists are a great idea – I use mine to get advice on places to visit and things I want to achieve. I hope you get to visit the places you have listed!

    1. Thank you Rachel! ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Iโ€™ve always had a huge bucket list of places to visit. Not sure Graceland was ever on it. But Ireland definitely.

    1. LOL Sarah! I think Graceland is just on my list because I’ve been obsessed with Elvis since I was a kid! ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. You bet I have many places to visit on my bucket list the only thing missing is enough funds LOL As you I woudl love to go to Ireland looks like an amazing place to visit.

    1. LOL Adriana.. my funds are low too but I’m still dreaming of a way to make it work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. I used to feel the same way you did, that a bucket list wasn’t necessary but I’ve also realized it’s a cool way to push ourselves to do the things we really want to do! I actually just started on a biggy on my bucket list. My husband and I are traveling the country in our van! We just started a few days ago and it’s already been a big adventure. We’re making a bucket list for our trip too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh my gosh Christina what an amazing adventure!!! Have a wonderful time!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Devin

    Traveling does amazing things for your mind, body, and soul! You definitely have some awesome adventures ahead of you! Tokyo, the Almafi Coast, and Greece are on the top of my list. Heading to the Dominican Republic next though ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Devin! Have a lovely time in the Dominican Republic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Ann Snook-Moreau

    Oh my gosh, Disneyland Paris is on the tippy-top of my travel wish list, too! My hubby and I love Disney and would love to experience the different attractions they have there.

    1. Hi Ann! We live and breathe Disney in my family and we’d love to go to all the locations someday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. I have a huge bucket list! There are so many places I can’t wait to visit like NYC (just to see the buildings) and maybe out west one day.

    1. Hi Crystal! I hope you get to visit there someday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. The closer I get to retiring the more I am ready to start traveling. I have everything planned out. I intend to go to Canada for the first time, this looks awesome!

    1. Thanks so much Kathy! I hope you get to enjoy many travels in your retirement! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Tee Forever

    I don’t currently have a budget list, but I plan on creating one. It’s a great way of ensuring that I experience everything I want before the end.

    1. Hi Tee! I don’t think I will probably get to do everything on my list but it sure is fun to dream about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  60. I hope you finally get the chance to visit these places! I love making a bucket list because it motivates me to do more with my life and to go to places I’ve never been before!

    1. Thanks so much Alison! ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Cassie

    Traveling is such a beautiful thing. I always feel like I grow as a person when I take a trip. New York and Chicago were also some of the places I always wanted to visit when I grew up. I hope you get to check all these places off of your bucket list!

    1. Thanks Cassie!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. It is fun to think about all the places you want to go, isn’t it? I have a goal to get my kids to all 50 states before they graduate college, so we bought a US map, with push pins in 4 different colors, so we can track what states each of us has been in. When we’re planning our family trips each year, we try to visit the states where all (or most) of us haven’t been yet ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Andrea! That is an absolutely lovely idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. I do have a large bucket list of things to do and places I want to go. I agree that having dreams make all of life worth living. Graceland would be a fun visit for sure.

    1. Thanks David!:)

  64. Top of my list is Pole dancing, a I have actually started taking classes. Well done

    1. Wow! I’ve heard those classes are very hard and fantastic exercise! I don’t think I would have the strength needed to do that.

  65. I kind of have a bucket list, but I haven’t written it down or anything. I need to do that. May make it more “real” if it’s on paper in black and white!

    1. Hi Kristen! I found writing it down in my journal helped me see my goals… ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. I have created a bucket list too and I totally understand the happiness of ticking off those places. I hope you travel to all those places soon!

    1. Thanks Anjali!:)

  67. Love your Star Trek uniform! I also have ones in both blue and red – the original series is the best! I just have a communicator though, I need to get a phaser and tricorder as well! I’m a bit of a convention junkie, but I have yet to go to a specifically Star Trek convention (although my dad who is a hardcore Trekkie and HUGE Spock fan has been to some amazing ones) but I’d love to one day! I’m just glad I was able to meet Leonard Nimoy before he passed away – still one of my best memories.

    1. Hi Amanda! Wow!!! I am so jealous! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a lovely memory you have of meeting Mr. Nimoy!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Live Long and Prosper!

  68. My bucket list is so full. Sadly more then 2/3 of it will never get done due to not being able to afford it =/

    1. Hi Sarah… So many of mine prob will not be a reality due to financial… but I still think it’s lovely to dream! ๐Ÿ™‚

  69. I’m like you, grew up in a small town the ultimate places that I wanted to see and experience was New York and London. I was fortunate enough to have my dreams came true. I think a bucket list is always good as it somehow gave us a life purpose to reward ourselves why we live at the first place.
    I just came back from New Zealand – a place that you definitely don’t want to miss! Apart from Hobbiton, you might like Lord Of The Ring, Narnia and Wolverine filming scene. The scene was just amazing!

    1. Hi Macy! I’m so happy for you that you made your dreams come true!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. I used to have bucket list, but after years I forgot it. But it is actually a great idea… what it could include? Maybe more trips and family moments. I want to go to Rome!!!! Let’s start with this…

    1. Hi Zina! Rome would be so amazing! My oldest son studied there a few years back and he fell in love with Italy!

  71. Kim

    Graceland looks like such a fun place to go! Elivis is such a legend!

    1. Hi Kim! Right?!? I think this would be such a fun thing to do! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. Like you, I have never really taken the time to think about or create a “bucket list”. With baby number two on the way though, it might actually be a good idea to put some of the places I want to visit on paper and hopefully it will make them more of a reality. Like you also, I want to visit New York and Chicago as I’m also drawn to the bigger cities! A game at Wrigley would be just amazing!

    1. Hi Tasha! Congratulations on your newest little addition!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Kristy Bullard

    I don’t have a literal bucket list, but I do have places that I want to visit or revisit. I’d love to go to Ireland, Paris, and Banff National Park in Canada. I’d also like to revisit Hawaii and Atlantis in the Bahamas. I have been to Graceland and if you love Elvis – You’ll be in heaven in Graceland. It’s a very interesting place!

    1. Hi Kristy! I had friends recently travel to Atlantis and they said it was just amazing there!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. There are so many places I would love to visit – Austrailia, Africa, Italy, France, England, Ireland, lol – the list goes on and on. I love adventure and travel. Someday…

    1. Hi Coralie! I hold onto my travel dreams with someday too… ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Shannon Sawicki

    Looks like you guys would have a great trip! I have not even heard of Vulcan Canada……and I Live in Canada. Way to get out and explore.

    1. Thanks Shannon! This would be such a dream trip for us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. Megan

    I do have a travel bucket list! I’d like to see Big Sur in California and I’d really love to visit Texas someday. Your trip looks great!

    1. Thanks Megan! You will love Big Sur! I grew up just down the coast from there and it’s such a lovely and calming place to visit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. You make me want to have a bucket list right now lol. I’m just 15 but really inspired to travel by you. I hope to see you someday!

    1. Hello Hieu Le! You are never to young to start writing down your dreams! May life bring you many wonderful and joyous experiences!!!

  78. Kelly Edgar

    I like your wish list, and I do hope that you get to see and do these things. You will love New York City, I have been living here for five years now and I am still impressed and in love with the sights.

    1. Hi Kelly! You are so blessed to live in such an amazing city!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Jos

    I like having a travel bucket list! It inspires you to visit new places and see the world! I’d also love to see Ireland one day…such a beautiful country!

    1. Thanks Jos! ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Great to know your passion to cover up these places. There are few lost passions which I want to reignite as Sketching and playing badminton. I travel a lot and this time it is SIngapore and Bangkok next week:)

    1. Hi Jhilmil! That sounds like such a lovely trip you have coming up! ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. I really hope you get to see all those places. I was born in Paris and grow up there before moving to a small town that I left for uni for big towns. I even had a year in New Zealand. I do have so many places on my bucket list also!

    1. Hi Corinne! You were so blessed to have those experiences! ๐Ÿ™‚

  82. Krysti

    I’m one of those people that have a very long travel bucket list- and it keeps growing daily! I think it’s a great way to keep motivated.

    1. Hi Krysti! Absolutely!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Disneyland Paris is on my list as well. I hope we will be able to go there next year! It’s so good to have some dreams and it’s so excited to make them happened

    1. As Disney reminds us… “A dream is a wish our hearts makes”…. It’s so good for us to have dreams! ๐Ÿ™‚

  84. Love your list! I would definitely go to Disney Paris. You won’t regret it!

    1. Thanks Marie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. I love your bucket list! If you’ve never been to Manhattan – you will love it! There is so much to do there – if you like Star Trek & Outer Space you would love this restaurant called Mars 2121 you eat in a restaurant that is set up in outer space!

    1. Hi Ally that sounds like an AWESOME place to eat!!!!

  86. Chastity

    I also felt what is the need to have a bucket list. But I expect when you get to a certain age or point in your life you start living again and want new experiences. I think itโ€™s cool to do for sure. At the moment I donโ€™t have anything on my bucket list. I think once I have done the basic goals in life (start a family) I will definitely add some things!!

    1. Thanks Chastity ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. Israel is at the top of my list. But, with everything going on with Syria and Iran, we may not get to go when we were hoping. Italy is next on my list.

    1. Hi Karla! Italy would be simply amazing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. I too would love to go to Ireland, been dreaming about it for years. The pubs, little cottages, the locals, they all seem so dream like. Maybe one day my family will be fortunate enough to visit. As well as yours!

    1. Aww thanks Megan!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Awesome post. I love travelling. The Maldives is the top place on my bucket list or anywhere with beautiful beaches.

    1. Hi Sue… the Maldives look like absolute perfection!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Oh my, this makes me want to make my own bucket list as well.. Maybe in Iceland because of Games of Thrones… Really great post. I totally enjoyed it!

    1. Hi Krista! I haven’t seen Game of Thrones yet but I’ve been meaning too!!

  91. Bucket lists are some of my favorite lists to do. It’s like the perfect reminder on where I should plan my next trip. I’m heading to Toronto come October. I fell in love with Vancouver and now want to see more of Canada.

    1. Hi Jennifer! I’d love to see Toronto someday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. Adaleta Avdiฤ‡

    Yes! We only have one ticket in life and we have to make the most out of it. I also have a bucket list and I have no regrets creating one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Adaleta! I agree we must make the most out of our time here… ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Bucket list is always a good idea. Top of my list is to take my two boys to Disney Florida someday hopefully sooner rather than later!

    1. Hi Folakemi! You will all totally love Disney Florida!! We adore it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. Great post! I don’t have a real bucketlist but want to visit Argentina and Australia ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Yaroslava! Argentina sounds amazing!:)

  95. Interesting post. Fun ideas here. Glad you have so many spots on your list!

    1. Thanks so much Maya! ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. I’d visit Charleston for the same reason and there’s not such a thing like:”watched Gone With The Wind too much!” too much is never enough

    1. Hi Paula so true! ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Esme Sy

    Vulcan has The Shire?! Now that’s what I’m Tolkien about! Also, you’ll never regret coming to Ireland. Everything there is just beautiful, and the best beer is there!

    1. Hi Esme! Vulcan has a Spock Festival ( Star Trek) and the Shire is in New Zealand… ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE your Tolkien reference!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Patrice Boothe

    I have a bucket list and New York & Chicago is on their I would love to go shopping in NY and see the big apple and chicago I want to go to a broadway show!

    You have to do a carribean beach its beautiful I’ve been to Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Bahamas they are gorgeous places.

    1. Hi Patrice! The Caribbean sounds so lovely!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. Jen

    I think it’s great to have a bucket list and several of your spots are on my list too! Ireland, Paris, Greece, the Caribbean, England, Tuscany, California, and Washington are all on my bucket list!

    1. Hi Jen! I would absolutely adore spending time in Tuscany too!!

  100. Hannah Mitchell

    This is a great read! I have a bucket list, however, I probably won’t be able to mark them off until my son is a little older and I am okay with that. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Hannah! ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Heather

    I love that you’re putting this wishlist out there into the universe. Can’t wait to follow along as you knock these things off your bucket list.

    1. Aww thanks Heather! ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. You know what? You are not alone. I will also turn 43 this year. and I don’t really have a bucket list. I do have wishes and dreams but I have never written them down. Now that you mentioned it, I think it would be cool to be able to attend a comic con type of event with my husband He is a superhero fanatic. That would be awesome!

    1. Hi Sigrid! Comic Con is such a fun family event and you and your hubby would love it! It’s a one of a kind experience! ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. Wow! That is so cool! I want to come to Graceland too. I want to experience it too.

  104. I have a huge bucket list because I have such a scatterbrain. I need to dump my dreams somewhere lol. These are some great destinations, Safe travels!

    1. Hi Trina! I hope you get to see some of your bucket list too someday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. All i want to do is see the world – and have my son experience the same. I have been to some interesting places – locations that I never thought i would see. Itโ€™s been amazing. I do have something that Iโ€™ve always wanted to do – Iโ€™ve wanted to go to all of the Disney parks in the world. I only have 3 left to go!

    1. Hi Jenn! You have been so blessed to visit those places! ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. Emily

    I would love to go to Ireland!

    1. Hi Emily! I hope you get to go one day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  107. Jenni Petrey

    Visiting Ireland is very high on my to do list. One day I’ll get there.

    1. Hi Jenni… I would just adore spending time in Ireland!

  108. Geralline Batarra

    Such a nice post and I enjoyed reading this you are such a dreamer, I know you can do it and I know those dreams will come true!

    1. Aww thanks Geralline! ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. Though I have never visited any foreign country till date but I wish I could visit Paris one day. The city and it’s beauty always attracts me and I hope my dream can be fulfilled someday.

    1. Hi Jagriti! Paris does sound absolutely lovely!

  110. Graceland was so much fun to go to. My mother and I went two years ago and had a great time going.

    1. Hi Luci! I’m glad to hear you two had such a great time there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Iโ€™ve crissed a few of my bucket list places off like Africa & Fiji but there are so many places that I want to go – too bad I didnโ€™t win the lottery

    1. Hi Cristine! Those sound like lovely places to visit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. I would love to visit those places too. But to be honest, I haven’t gone to my bucketlist yet and its almost half of the year!?! Thanks for this post, such a wake up call and an inspiration.

    1. Your welcome Eliza! ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. What a wonderful post! I have plenty of things on my bucketlist. Many places and things I want to accomplish, crossing hings off fills me with endless joy. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Lavanda! ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. Autumn Murray

    My bucket list is basically just to travel to as many places as possible in my lifetime. Also, to be sure to visit all seven continents – so far I am 5 out of 7!

    1. Hi Autumn! Your doing fabulous! 5 out of 7 is amazing!!!

  115. I also never had a bucket list though i was able to visit bucket list worthy destinations and do some bucket list activities. I hope you tick of all the bucket list. Graceland would be a nice place to see.

    1. Thank you Franc!

  116. I would love to visit Graceland one day ! If you do visit please make a post about it , I would love to read that and see it

    1. Thanks Denni! ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. I’ve never really thought too deeply about a bucket list before–but may write about mine soon! Thank you for the idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ But I really would like to go to Israel to learn more about the history of my faith (Christianity), travel to Chile, and go to Iceland (I heard it’s really beautiful there).

    1. Hi Patricia! I’ve heard that Iceland is absolutely stunning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  118. This is an awesome bucket list. I think attending a Star Trek Convention would be soooo much fun! Definitely something I want to add to my list. Great post!

    1. Thanks Nancy!!! Live Long and Prosper!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. Ha! So funny! I was literally in NZ at Hobbiton last week!!! You definitely need to put it on your list and opt for the buffet lunch they have too – VERY tasty!

    1. Hi Gigi! Sounds like you had an AWESOME trip!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. Oh wow, so much fun! And how cool to visit Graceland!? I would love to see what it’s all about.

    1. Thanks Kristi! ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. I love ComicCon! Definitely, a great read and hope you get to fulfill your bucket list!

    1. Thanks Shoma! ๐Ÿ™‚

  122. You’re absolutely right sweetie! We only get one life and we must live it to the fullest! I have no list, but I try to do everything I want without letting fear stop me ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Corina! That is such a beautiful and joyous way to live life!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  123. That Dreams saying at the end is truly beautiful and oh, so true (my 12 yo has one in her room as well)..
    Your bucket list just made me add more to my own bucket list ๐Ÿ™‚ and I do have a bit of a nerd in me so many of those were on mine as well, already (the Shire, of course!!)
    Here is to completing both our bucket lists…

    1. Aww thanks so much Vidya! ๐Ÿ™‚

  124. Having a bucketlist sounds like a great idea to me. I’d love to visit a few countries, and it’s high time to make the right list and to follow my dreams. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Natalia! I hope you get to visit some of your places! ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. Bucket lists are interesting concept. But I guess if I start making a list, it would just go endless and I might end up feeling that I haven’t done as much as I should have. I’m trying to travel as much as possible, without a bucket list! May be afterall, its not for all!

    1. Hi Bhushavali! It sounds lovely that you are traveling as much as possible ๐Ÿ™‚

  126. Based on your bucket list, I’m assuming you love to travel or wish you could more. Though I would never pass up the opportunity to travel, aside from Florida I don’t have any places I have desperately wanted to visit. My bucket list would be filled with things I love to accomplish like Writing a book and getting it published, owning my own photography studio and going to my very first concert. We all need to have dreams in life. Can’t succeed if we have nothing to reach for!

    1. Hi Brittany! We do all need dreams to look forward to! ๐Ÿ™‚

  127. Just like you mentioned. I’d like to be able to travel more with my family. Visiting Graceland sounds like a dream.

    1. Thanks so much Elle! ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Pat

    I never thought of it as having a bucket list, but I did get to go to Israel, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico

    1. Hi Pat those sound like truly lovely places to visit!

  129. Love your bucket list! I think itโ€™s always a good thing to have because it creates optimism that one day youโ€™ll get there and something to look forward too! Definitely make New York and Chicago a priority though. I love NYC everytime I go and Wrigley Field is amazing those fans are crazy fun! Plus itโ€™s a safe environment for children too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi thanks so much Karen!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. This sounds like an amazing experience! I have heard of comic – con but I didn’t know there was a convention just for star trek! that is so awesome! xo – Kam

    1. Hi Kamree! I know they have a huge Star Trek Convention in Vegas each year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  131. That is a very doable bucket list. I am sure you will tick them off successfully.
    Caribbean is in my list too.

    1. Thank you Indrani! ๐Ÿ™‚

  132. You picked some pretty awesome places – till you get there, enjoy them virtually. Plus, anticipation and planning is half the fun….:-)

    1. Hi Pooja! Planning is absolutely a big part of the fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. Stephanie

    I love to travel and this sounds like they would be fun places to visit!

    1. Thanks Stephanie!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. I have my personal bucket list and I am so excited to tick one off tomorrow for another trip. Continue to hope and dream. It is what makes life wonderful.

    1. Hi Clarice! Have a wonderful trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

  135. I have been new york a few times. You must deffo go x

    1. Thanks Melanie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  136. Disneyland Paris is on my Travel Bucketlist too! Along with ALL THE OTHER Disney resorts ๐Ÿ™‚ I hear the Disney Cruises are THE BEST! Have you been on one?

    1. Hi Tairalyn! I haven’t been on a Disney Cruise yet but it’s on my wishlist!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  137. I love bucket lists! I think I have one for every season or something like that. I just want to do all the things.

    1. Hi Nikki! Having lists is fabulous! ๐Ÿ™‚

  138. I love this saying … dreams only work if you do … and I’ve learnt that only recently! That’s a great post! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Natalia! ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. Japan is at the top of my bucket list. Hopefully I can finally tick this off my list before the year ends, fingers crossed!

    1. Hi Czjai! I hope you are able to get to Japan! ๐Ÿ™‚

  140. Having a bucket list is so smart! The kids and I just created a bucket list of sorts for this summer break. I had never considered making one like this, but now I feel like maybe I should. I can’t wait to read about all your adventures as you check things off your list.

    1. Aww thanks Nicole!! I hope you and your kids have an amazing summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

  141. Betty

    Yes, dream keep us moving. I do have a big dream whereby I want to travel worldwide. My next destination is Australia.

    1. Hi Betty! Australia sounds so wonderful! Have a lovely trip!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  142. I dont have a bucket list but I honestly get why people have one. However, I put too much pressure on myself to write one so I just take it as it comes.

    1. Taking life as it comes at us is a wonderful way to live… ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. Beautiful post. Reading your bucket list made me thinking “well , I need to do this, think of everything I need to fill into my bucket list or wish list”. Thanks Dear. <3

    1. Thank you so much Yang! ๐Ÿ™‚

  144. I love that your bucket list is all about traveling. Traveling is essential and I truly believe good for the soul!

    1. Hi Christina! I absolutely agree that traveling is good for our souls! ๐Ÿ™‚

  145. Shaily

    This is such an interesting read. I love the places you’ve chosen for your bucket list. I’ve added some of them to mine. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Shaily!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  146. I also grew up in a small city called Bacolod in the Philippines. New York was blinding for me. Stayed there for a visit for just 2 weeks. I was glad to be back home. I don’t think I will ever get used to being so cosmopolitan.

    1. Hi Sigrid! No matter how much I travel, their is nothing quite like the feeling of being back home again after… ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. I do not have a formal bucket list but I would love to visit Italy. I have a lot of family there and would love to learn more about where my family came from. One of these days…

    1. Hi Danielle! That would be so lovely to be able to trace your family history and explore the beauty of Italy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. I don’t have my own bucket list for travel, but my kids do. I plan to check off some of their travel wishes this summer. Working extra hours for clients to save to make our summer become a travel dream come true for them!

    1. Hi Brandy! Your kiddos are so blessed to have such an awesome Mama working hard to make their dreams come true!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  149. I love traveling. That was my first passion. It is really a big help to us.

    1. Hi Dana! I adore traveling too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. Well done, keep those dreams alive of seeing what you got on your bucket list! Everyone should have one in opinion and it’s not necessary to be travel related it can be anything!

    1. Hi Amalia! I agree! Bucket lists can be anything at all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  151. This is an awesome post. thank you for sharing your views and experience ๐Ÿ™‚ having a bucket list is great to have and to achieve and accomplish

    1. Thanks Nisha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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