Posts in Bucket List
California Small Towns to Add to Your Bucket List

Sure, we've all heard of the large cities in California: Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco just to name a few. But, what about the small towns, the ones that barely anyone has heard of? We believe these small towns are the real hidden gems packed fun of wonderful traditions and things to do. Check out our list!

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Destination Bucket List: Washington D.C

Iconic monuments, mesmerizing views and boulevards paint a grand picture of Washington DC, America’s foremost city. It’s no wonder that Washington DC remains one of the most visited destinations in North America.

First-time visitors to the nation’s capital may find it intimidating to take on the sights and sounds of the enormous city. Right in the heart of Washington DC stands National Mall - a massive plaza that stretches more than two miles! Often referred to as “America’s front yard”, the National Mall is lined with A-list museums, monuments and memorials. Needless to say, the National Mall is definitely a must-see on your trip to Washington DC.

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Destination Bucketlist: The Grand Canyon

Few places in the world can elicit the reaction that Grand Canyon can. This awe-inspiring canyon is proof that Mother Nature is indeed the greatest artist and when she’s in the mood to create, the result is raw perfection. 

Set in Arizona, the Grand Canyon spans more than the eye can see at 1,217,403 acres. The immense size of the Grand Canyon is not its most impressive feature. Geologic palettes and erosional sculptures bring about the unique and unpredictable landscapes of the canyon. 

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Destination Bucketlist: Vatican City

Vatican City may be the world’s smallest state but the magnitude of artworks and cultural experiences it offers belies its size. Even if you are not a Catholic, the Vatican City makes for a trip of a lifetime particularly for those who appreciate history, art and culture. 

There are plenty of reasons why you must visit the Vatican City in Italy. Filled with its enormous amount of cultural artifacts and historical structures, the Vatican City has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Vatican Museums are filled with a long list of masterpieces from several centuries. One of the world’s biggest Christian churches, St. Peter’s Basilica can provide a humbling experience due to its vast size.

You’re also likely to encounter the Swiss Guards in their colorful uniforms. Also, if you plan your trip well, you might even see the Pope during the weekly Papal Audience where he meets with the public! 

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Destination Bucket List: Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China truly deserves its distinguished stature as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World." Its historical and architectural importance rivals the most celebrated cultural sites in the world. The Great Wall of China stretches from the east to the west of China with a length of nearly 13,170 miles. The wall encompasses grasslands, plains, mountains, deserts, and plateaus - truly a marvelous feat of human engineering. It stands as the longest wall in world but it wasn’t built to make the most out of the amazing views – it was built as an ancient defensive structure. 

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Destination Bucket List: Ayers Rock

et’s venture into a mystic place where the legends are richer than the ground you’ll walk on. "Down under" is our destination for your one big great adventure, for mysticism, culture, and belief go hand in hand. Speaking of walks, the Australian Aboriginal has a rite of passage known as the “walkabout” for male adolescent aboriginals; this period is lived in the wilderness for the duration of about six months making the spiritual transition into manhood. Having mentioned this, consider this journey as your own personal "walkabout." 

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Destination Bucket List: Istanbul

Istanbul is a city where you can literally experience the best of both worlds of both Europe and Asia. It is known historically as Byzantium and Constantinople and is now the most populous city in Turkey. It is also the country’s economic, historic, and cultural center. An interesting fact you might not know about Istanbul is that it is a transcontinental city in Eurasia. It has a European side where the commercial and historical center lies and it has an Asian side where a third of the population resides. These two are separated by the Bosphorus strait. If you are wanting to visit to Istanbul, planning is key to ensure that you cover all that needs to be visited in this very unique city. 

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Destination Bucket List: Hawaii

Hawaii, or also called the Big Island, is everything you could possibly want in a getaway. You want nature? Check! You want beach? Check! You want history? Check! You want culture? Check, check, check! 

What you do need to know is that Hawaii is entirely composed of islands. So, whichever island you stay in will ultimately affect what kind of experience you’re going to get. This is why planning is crucial. You can choose to stay on one island or go island hopping. It depends on your length of stay, your budget, and your traveling company. 

Wherever you stay in Hawaii, these are some of the great things you need to do or places you need to visit to have a memorable experience of the Big Island!

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Destination Bucket List: Kruger National Park

Perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy African wildlife is a visit to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. There’s no park like it in all the world. It’s not a zoo or the wild, but somewhere in between where humans and animals can observe one another and appreciate nature.

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Destination Bucket List: Santorini

Santorini beckons with its panoramic sunsets, beaches with volcanic sand, white traditional houses dangerously perched on the cliffs and the iconic caldera in the middle of the sea. It was one of the most lethal earthquakes recorded in history that created Santorini’s beautiful crescent shape. Who knew that a Greek island paradise would emerge from the devastation centuries after? 

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Destination Bucket List: Machu Picchu

Travelers with an insatiable craving for adventure consider the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu as the trip of a lifetime. The ancient citadel tucked away in the rugged Andes Mountains has landed on every globetrotter’s wish list since its discovery in 1911.

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Destination Bucket List: Taj Mahal

Every visitor to India hopes to see the world-famous Taj Mahal in all its glory. The magnificent structure is a sight to behold with its intricately designed exteriors made from white marble. Pictures really don’t do justice; you have to see it for yourself. 

 

 

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