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Traveling is our family’s favorite thing to do. This is our ten-year travel bucket list – there so many places we want to go!

The other day someone asked me on Instagram why I love to travel.

The answer is long. There are so, so many reason why I love to travel, and always have loved to travel.

Here are a few reasons why I love to travel

  1. I love seeing and experiencing and learning about other parts of the world
  2. I love escaping day to day life for an adventure
  3. I love the quality time I get with my husband and boys when we’re traveling – no work or everyday life distractions!
  4. I love traveling with family or to see family
  5. I love staying in hotels
  6. I love eating new and different food (and helping my boys learn to love trying new foods)
  7. I love temporarily slowing my life down, or speeding my life up
  8. Travel helps me learn about history and culture
  9. Travel helps my kids and me learn valuable life skills
  10. Travel gives us perspective about the world

Our ten year travel bucket list

I’ve shared a few of our travel bucket list places, but I wanted to share a few more today! Here are a few places we want to visit as a couple or as a family. These are the big trips…we have lots of other less huge trips planned for the next decade, like visiting other parts of Texas, Florida, New York, Colorado, California, South Carolina, etc.

These ones listed below are the BIG trips. Philip made an outline of our 10 year travel plans with all of these (and the smaller trips), just so we have a rough outline. We can stick to it or not, but it at least got our ideas on paper so we can semi-plan for the future!

Montreal and Quebec City Canada

  • We planned to go here this year but sadly the border is still closed for us to travel. Maybe next year!

Bangkok and Phuket Thailand

  • This is high on our list too. We plan to go here without kids this time. Maybe with them in the future, maybe we won’t get to it with them. But Philip and I for sure want to go.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi UAE

  • Philip and I both really want to go here, but he’s going with his Dad for their father/son trip. We’ll go together as a family or a couple someday!

Mexico City

  • This has been our list for years and we’ve never made it happen. But it’s high on our list!

South Africa

  • I have wanted to go on an African safari for as long as I can remember. This will be with our boys, of course!

Paradise Island, Bahamas (Atlantis Hotel)

  • Another family trip we’re itching to do!

Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

  • Philip’s planning this one for my 40th (still a few years to go til then…)

Alaskan Cruise

  • Philip has been on an Alaskan cruise at least once, maybe twice, but we definitely want to do this as a family!

Road Trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles

  • We wanted to do this a few years ago, but it hasn’t happened yet. We’d stop at tons of places along the way.

Leaf Peeping in New England

  • This was our COVID trip we had to cancel last year because everything was still locked down up there. We have the entire trip planned, and we hope to do it in the next year or two. The plan is to drive through a bunch of the New England states and have the most magical fall trip ever, seeing all the leaves brilliantly changing color, and staying in cozy lodges along the way. Someday!

Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai, China

  • We’d take the boys with us on this one for sure!

Rome, Lake Como, Florence, Italy

  • For my 30th, Philip and I did a Mediterranean Cruise, and we visited parts of Italy, but we’d love to go back and spend a lot more time there. And maybe we’d bring the boys!

Summer in London

  • I mentioned this on Instagram a few weeks ago, but our dream is to spend an entire summer in England as a family. We’d take lots of side trips to different countries and see and experience as much as we could. We have no plans yet, but I’m determined to make it happen within the next few years before it’s harder for the kids to be away all summer. Of course I’ll share all the details when we get to that point!

All of the places above are on the short list, but here are a few other places we really want to visit. that we’ll shoot for in the future!

  • Bali
  • New Zealand
  • Bora Bora
  • Maldives
  • Iceland
  • Cairo and Giza, Egypt
  • British Columbia
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Hong Kong
  • Belgium
  • Jamaica
  • Amsterdam (I’ve been, but Philip hasn’t!)
  • Prague
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ireland

Where’s somewhere on your travel bucket list? I’d love to know!

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Our Family Travel Bucket List

Amalfi Coast

Traveling is our family’s favorite thing to do. This is our ten-year travel bucket list – there so many places we want to go!

 

The other day someone asked me on Instagram why I love to travel.

The answer is long. There are so, so many reason why I love to travel, and always have loved to travel.

Here are a few reasons why I love to travel

  1. I love seeing and experiencing and learning about other parts of the world
  2. I love escaping day to day life for an adventure
  3. I love the quality time I get with my husband and boys when we’re traveling – no work or everyday life distractions!
  4. I love traveling with family or to see family
  5. I love staying in hotels
  6. I love eating new and different food (and helping my boys learn to love trying new foods)
  7. I love temporarily slowing my life down, or speeding my life up
  8. Travel helps me learn about history and culture
  9. Travel helps my kids and me learn valuable life skills
  10. Travel gives us perspective about the world

 

Our ten year travel bucket list

I’ve shared a few of our travel bucket list places, but I wanted to share a few more today! Here are a few places we want to visit as a couple or as a family. These are the big trips…we have lots of other less huge trips planned for the next decade, like visiting other parts of Texas, Florida, New York, Colorado, California, South Carolina, etc.

These ones listed below are the BIG trips. Philip made an outline of our 10 year travel plans with all of these (and the smaller trips), just so we have a rough outline. We can stick to it or not, but it at least got our ideas on paper so we can semi-plan for the future!

 

Montreal and Quebec City Canada

  • We planned to go here this year but sadly the border is still closed for us to travel. We’ve re-booked it for next spring and are crossing our fingers that it will be open by then.

Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, Thailand

  • This is high on our list too. We plan to go here without kids this time. Maybe with them in the future, maybe we won’t get to it with them. But Philip and I for sure want to go.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi UAE

  • Philip and I both really want to go here, but he’s going with his Dad for their father/son trip. We’ll go together as a family or a couple someday!

Mexico City

  • This has been our list for years and we’ve never made it happen. But it’s high on our list!

South Africa

  • I have wanted to go on an African safari for as long as I can remember. This will be with our boys, of course!

Paradise Island, Bahamas (Atlantis Hotel)

  • Another family trip we’re itching to do!

Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

  • Philip’s planning this one for my 40th (still a few years to go til then…)

Alaskan Cruise

  • Philip has been on an Alaskan cruise at least once, maybe twice, but we definitely want to do this as a family!

Road Trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles

  • We wanted to do this a few years ago, but it hasn’t happened yet. We’d stop at tons of places along the way.

Venice, Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini

  • Philip and I are doing this big trip for his 40th!

Leaf Peeping in New England

  • This was our COVID trip we had to cancel last year because everything was still locked down up there. We have the entire trip planned, and we hope to do it in the next year or two. The plan is to drive through a bunch of the New England states and have the most magical fall trip ever, seeing all the leaves brilliantly changing color, and staying in cozy lodges along the way. Someday!

Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai, China

  • We’d take the boys with us on this one for sure!

Rome, Lake Como, Florence, Italy

  • For my 30th, Philip and I did a Mediterranean Cruise, and we visited parts of Italy, but we’d love to go back and spend a lot more time there. And maybe we’d bring the boys!

Summer in London

  • I mentioned this on Instagram a few weeks ago, but our dream is to spend an entire summer in England as a family. We’d take lots of side trips to different countries and see and experience as much as we could. We have no plans yet, but I’m determined to make it happen within the next few years before it’s harder for the kids to be away all summer. Of course I’ll share all the details when we get to that point!

All of the places above are on the short list, but here are a few other places we really want to visit that we’ll shoot for in the future!

  • Bali
  • New Zealand
  • Bora Bora
  • Maldives
  • Iceland
  • Costa Rica
  • Cairo and Giza, Egypt
  • British Columbia
  • Turks and Caicos
  • Hong Kong (Philip has been here but we all want to go back)
  • Belgium
  • Jamaica (Philip and I have both been here separately when we were younger, but we want to take the kids!)
  • Amsterdam (I’ve been, but Philip hasn’t!)
  • Prague
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ireland

 

Where’s somewhere on your travel bucket list? I’d love to know!

 

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10 Comments

  1. Heather says:

    I would love to take my kids to a city in another country for a summer! How fun.

  2. Mauree says:

    We took a road trip (We live in michigan) with our 4 kidS on thRough canada to niagara Falls on to Maine. That was their first time to swim in the ocean. Camden, maine is BEAUTIFUL. After maine we drove to bostom and did the freedom trail among other historical sites. The kidS loveD it and they slept well at night!

  3. Karissa says:

    I lOve this post and couldn agree more with you reasons for loving to travel! These EXPERIENCES will be REMEMBERED by your Kids for a lifetime. My families FONDEST memories growing up are always traveling Related, Be it a weekend camping trip or big all inclusive trip. This past year as my brothers and i begin starting families of our own, my parents gifted us all a timeshare package with hilton! I know timeshares can get a baD reputation, but it really is DEPENDENT on so many faCtors (i.e. which Chain,points, AVAILABLE locations, and how often you use them). We are all so grateful for this gift of EXPERIENCE as we will always be able to take at least one trip a year with our families for a lifetime, and the best part iS they’re deedeD! I was also so happy you did a post on the hilton in hawaii as right when we got our timeshare, my husband and i booked our first trip there for this upcoming february. Fingers Crossed covid doesn’t worsen and will be able to go!

  4. Lindsay Butler says:

    Love this! We love traveling with our boys (10 and 6) we have a lofty goal to Get them to all 50 states before they graduate highschool. Bonus points For as many countries as we can get too.

  5. Nicole says:

    We want to visit all the National parks!

  6. Samia Osayed says:

    Great Post!!! LOVE IT!!! Now I cannot stop thinknig about my travel bucket list!!! And in your list I would love to share why I love to travel!
    1. It presses the reset button for me!
    2. I love the culture shock! I just get really awestruck by the smells and the sights and sounds of that unique place!
    3. Fresh never had them before memories which can be triggered by a flavor or smell!

    We are in Dubai!!! FOOOOR Sure!!! come to UAE its ahmaaaazing!!!

  7. Charlotte Whetstone says:

    My husband and i have done quite a bit of travel since we retired. SwitZerland and Scotland are beautiful countries With great family Activities. When you go to egypt luxor and the valley of the kings are much better than cairo. You will still see the pyramids from the interstate. We went to tanzania for our safari and saw Crossings of the great migration six times….best trip of all!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    For your safari, You hAve to rEsearch Zambia and BotSwana also! We lived in zamabiA and did the best trip with a combo of the vicToria falls in zambia and then a safari Right across the border in botswana! When we weNt the park in botSwana had the largest elephant POPULATION in the area and victoria falls iS the longest continous waTerfall in the world 🙂

  9. Nicole Winegardner says:

    Weve lived abroad and been to many many places. I actually Would Highly recommend thailand with kids!!! My his and and i went together then Again with our kids 2 YEars later. Thailand is so kid friendly and thais love kids.. also, add vietnam to this list. Its my absolute favorite country!!

  10. Carlee says:

    WE just got back from COsta Rica, I think everyone should go there – AMAZING!

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