The Bucket List

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A travel bucket list that can never be completed because it continues to grow… I have done so many things on this bucket list, but I also have more places to go — and things to do. I started to compile this list when I was a teenager and I have been working on it ever since. Most of what has been completed has been attained through college and into my adult years. If I have completed the task or visited the place, it will signify that I have done so. The bucket list never stops growing by the way… 🙂 So join me as I continue to travel the world visiting places on and off of my bucket list.

Travel Bucket List:

A. Visit all 50 states in the United States:

  • Alabama (Completed 2008)
  • Alaska
  • Arizona (Completed 2012, repeated 2015)
  • Arkansas (Completed 2012)
  • California (Completed 2015)
  • Colorado (Completed 2012, repeated 2015)
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida (Completed 2005, repeated 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Georgia (Completed almost every year of my life)
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho (Completed 2015)
  • Illinois (Completed 2008)
  • Indiana (Completed 2012)
  • Iowa (Completed 2015)
  • Kansas (Completed 2012)
  • Kentucky (Completed 2007, repeated 2009)
  • Louisiana (Completed 2015)
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts (Completed at a very young age, younger than 10, will be repeated again)
  • Michigan (Completed 2015)
  • Minnesota (Completed 2015)
  • Mississippi (Completed 2006, repeated 2007, 2011, 2015) -Longwood in Natchez, MS
  • Missouri (Completed 2012, repeated 2015)
  • Montana (Completed 2014, repeated 2015)
  • Nebraska (Completed 2012)
  • Nevada (Completed 2015)
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico (Completed 2011, repeated 2015)
  • New York (Completed 2015)
  • North Carolina (Completed almost every year of my life)
  • North Dakota (Completed 2015)
  • Ohio (Completed 2009)
  • Oklahoma (Completed 2011)
  • Oregon (Completed 2015) The Oregon Trail
  • Pennsylvania  (Completed 2015)
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina  (Completed almost every year of my life) Hunting Island , -Martin’s General Store
  • South Dakota  (Completed 2015)
  • Tennessee  (Completed 2007, repeated 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Texas  (Completed 2012, repeated 2015)
  • Utah  (Completed 2015)
  • Vermont
  • Virginia  (Completed almost every year of my life)
  • Washington  (Completed 2015)
  • West Virginia  (Completed 2015) Point Pleasant — Mothman
  • Wisconsin (Completed 2015)
  • Wyoming (Completed 2014, 2015)

B. Visit all 7 Continents

  • North America (Completed — I live here)
  • South America (Completed 2013)
  • Antartica
  • Australia
  • Europe (Completed 2012)
  • Asia
  • Africa

C. Specific Places to Visit Outside of US:

  • Argentina
    • Iguazu Falls
  •  Australia
    • Sydney Opera House
    • Steve Irwin Zoo
    • Tasmania
    • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Bolivia
    • Salar de Uyuni
  •  Belgium
    • Bruges
  • Cambodia
    • Angor Kor
  • Canada (completed 2015)
  • Chile
    • Easter Island
  • China
    • Great Wall
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
    • Prague
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
    • Galapagos Islands
  • England
    • Stonehenge
    • Kensington Palace
    • Westminster Abbey
    • The Tower of London
    • Hatfield House
    • Windsor Castle
  •  Egypt
    • Giza Pyramids
    • The Sphinx
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
    • Versailles
    • Paris
    • The Sea Cliffs of Etretat
  • French Polynesia
    • Bora Bora
  • Germany
    • Neuschwanstein Castle
    • Berlin
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala (Completed 2013)

    • Mayan Ruins
    • Lake Atitlan (Completed 2013)
  • Iceland
    • The Blue Lagoon
  • India
    • Taj Mahal
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
    • Cliffs of Moher
    • Dublin
    • Giant’s Causeway
  • Israel
    • Jerusalem
  • Italy
    • Rome
    • Venice
  • Japan
    • Iwo Jima
    • Okinawa
      • Illuminated Caves
  •  Jordan
    • Petra
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
    • Grand Sirenis Resort
    • Xcaret Underground Rivers
    • Mexico City’s ancient ruins
  • Luxembourg
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
    • Geiranger Fjordd
  • Peru
    • Machu Picchu
  • Poland
    • Auschwitz
  • Romania
    • Bran Castle-Dracula’s Castle
  •  Russia
    • Moscow
    • St Petersburg
    • The Hermitage
  •  Scotland
    • Fairy Pools (Isle of Skye)
    • The Highlands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
    • Playa de las Catedrales
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
    • Lucerne
    • Arnensee Lake
    • Verzasca River
  • Turkey
    • Pamukkale
  • Ukraine (Completed 2012)

    • Kiev (Completed 2012)
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Dubai
  • Wales
    • Snowdonia

D. Specific Sites to Visit Inside US and Her Territories:

  • Antelope Island/Great Salt Lake
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Appomattox Courthouse (completed 2013)
  • Arlington National Cemetery (Completed 2013)
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia (completed 2015)
  • Devil’s Tower
  • Ellis Island
  • Grand Canyon (Completed 2012, repeated 2015)
  • Havasu Falls
  • Hunting Island (Completed 2015) [Hunting Island]
  • Pearl Harbor Memorial
  • Statue of Liberty
  • US Virgin Islands
    • St Croix
    • St John

E. Famous Graves in US and World

  • All US Presidents
    • George Washington (1789 – 1797)
    • John Adams (1797 – 1801)
    • Thomas Jefferson (1801 – 1809)
    • James Madison (1809 – 1817)
    • James Monroe (1817 – 1825) (completed 2013)
    • John Quincy Adams (1825 – 1829)
    • Andrew Jackson (1829 – 1837)  (completed 2014)
    • Martin Van Buren (1837 – 1841)
    • William H. Harrison (1841)
    • John Tyler (1841 – 1845) (completed 2013)
    • James K. Polk (1845 – 1849)
    • Zachary Taylor (1849 – 1850) (completed 2013)
    • Millard Fillmore (1850 – 1853) (completed 2015)
    • Franklin Pierce (1853 – 1857)
    • James Buchanan (1857 – 1861)
    • Abraham Lincoln (1861 – 1865)
    • Andrew Johnson (1865 – 1869)
    • Ulysses S. Grant (1869 – 1877)
    • Rutherford B. Hayes (1877 – 1881)
    • James A. Garfield (1881)
    • Chester A. Arthur (1881 – 1885)
    • Grover Cleveland (1885 – 1889)
    • Benjamin Harrison (1889 – 1893)
    • Grover Cleveland (1893 – 1897)
    • William McKinley (1897 – 1901)
    • Theodore Roosevelt (1901 – 1909)
    • William H. Taft (1909 – 1913)
    • Woodrow Wilson (1913 – 1921)
    • Warren G. Harding (1921 – 1923)
    • Calvin Coolidge (1923 – 1929)
    • Herbert Hoover (1929 – 1933)
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933 – 1945)
    • Harry S. Truman (1945 – 1953)
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 – 1961)
    • John F. Kennedy (1961 – 1963) (completed 2013)
    • Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 – 1969)
    • Richard M. Nixon (1969 – 1974)
    • Gerald R. Ford (1974 – 1977)
    • Jimmy Carter (1977 – 1981)
    • Ronald Reagan (1981 – 1989)
    • George H. W. Bush (1989 – 1993)
    • Bill Clinton (1993 – 2001)
    • George W. Bush (2001 – 2009)
    • Barack Hussein Obama (2009 – Present)
  • Jefferson Davis, President of CSA (completed 2013)
  • Alice Paul
  • “Sissi” Elisabeth of Austria
  • Catherine the Great
  • Elizabeth I
  • Robert E Lee
  • Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • John C Calhoun
  • Lucy Burns
  • Ida B Wells
  • Susan B Anthony
  • Princess Diana –Althorp Park

F. Specific Traveling Tasks to Complete:

  • Take an Alaskan Cruise
  • See whales in Alaska
  • Go horseback riding in 5 foreign countries
  • Safari in Africa
  • Drive (me personally) on the other side of the road in Europe
  • See a Dingo in Australia
  • Tour the Outback in Australia
  • Tour the Pentagon
  • Learn to ski
  • Take a River Cruise in Europe
  • Climb a mountain (completed 2012)
  • See the sun rise on the ocean in Maine
  • Stay on a Dude Ranch and partake in a cattle round up
  • Hike in Patagonia
  • Take my students out of the country
  • Attend the Grand Ole Opry (completed 2014)
  • Attend the Summer Olympics
  • Attend the Winter Olympics
  • Attend the Kentucky Derby
  • See a show on Broadway
  • Dig for dinosaur bones on a paleontology tour
  • Complete a road trip/tour of England’s country side
  • Take my dream road trip across the US and Canada (completed 2015) US Canada Road Trip
  • Take my two Boykin Spaniels on a road trip across the United States

So my bucket list is rather extensive and continues to grow, but the journey is fun 🙂

Got somewhere else I should go or add to my bucket list? Let me know below!

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