Travel Bucket List
Travel Bucket List

Travel Bucket List

Travel Bucket List

Our bucket list is constantly expanding and contracting.  We add something, we check something off, and in between we dream about where we will go next.

Our thinking is that we will mix in seeing things around the United States with harder, more adventurous travel, after all, we are not getting any younger.  The more physically taxing trips are by necessity rising to the top of the list.  There will be a point where 12- or 24-hour layovers will be too much.  BUT, we aren’t there yet! In our minds we are still in our 30’s and you are only as young as you feel, right?

We want to go to all fifty of the United States, tour each of the Presidential Libraries, explore the U.S. National Parks, and visit locations significant to the civil rights movement.

Here is our current bucket list in no particular order.

What’s on your bucket list?


  • Holocaust Death Camps (Carla has been to Auschwitz)
  • Mekong River Cruise (2019)
  • Gulet trip along the Dalmatian Coast
  • Visit the bamboo forest in Japan
  • Caspian Sea (this one probably won’t happen but I read about it in a book once and I can’t get it out of my mind)
  • Buy a RTW ticket and use it!
  • Train travel across the Canadian Rockies
  • Two to three month stay in Asia
  • See the terra cotta warriors
  • Walk on the Great Wall
  • Explore the Silk Road
  • DMZ in North/South Korea
  • DMZ Vietnam (2015)
  • Amazon River cruise

Central/South America

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Panama
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Falkland Islands


  • Tanzania (2022)
  • Zanzibar (2022)
  • Seychelles (2022)
  • Morocco (2019)



  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Jeju island, South Korea
  • Luang Probang, Laos
  • Maldives


  • Amsterdam
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine (Kiev/Chernobyl was going to be a girls trip in the spring of 2022 but sadly the country was at war.)
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Greenland
  • Faroe Islands

North America

  • Big Bend National Park (2020)
  • Civil Rights/Alabama & Tennessee (2017)
  • Shawshank Prison, Ohio
  • JP Morgan library in NYC (2023)
  • Acadia National Park (2021)
  • Presidential Libraries (7 as of 2022)
  • Grand Canyon/Bryce/Zion (2018)
  • Apostle Islands (2014)
  • Hot Springs (2020)
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Vanderbilt Mansion
  • Yellowstone
  • Yosemite
  • See all 50 States (37 and counting)
  • Brown v. Board of Education (2022)
  • Little Rock Central High School (2022)
  • Georgia Civil Rights locations

Oceania/South Pacific

  • Tahiti
  • New Zealand
  • Easter Island