The Bucket List: The Ultimate Destination

I’ve written quite a bit about bucket lists here on the blog; from updating you on my never-ending bucket list, to discussing my thoughts about the importance of a bucket list, to daydreaming about incredible destinations to add, it’s a topic that I can revisit again and again.

Looking back through the years I feel so grateful that we’ve been able to cross off so many bucket list items in such a short amount of time, and looking ahead, my bucket list provides a great reference–sort of a travel-oriented life map–for where we’re headed next.

Last week, Cody and I reminisced over dinner about our many great travel memories–from our first trip to Las Vegas together, to our shenanigans throughout the Caribbean, we giggled about the many laughs and inside jokes that we shared with my sweet grandma and cousin in Norway, and shared our favorite moments from our most recent adventure to Thailand. These experiences were just the tip of the iceberg during our conversation, and I love that our shared memories will last a lifetime.

Our conversation turned from sweet memories to our ultimate bucket list destination and the #1 location on each of our lists. Cody said it is a toss-up between Italy and Australia. For me, spending a week in an overwater bungalow takes the cake.

Australia | Italy | French Polynesia

Australia | Italy | French Polynesia

So now I’m curious…Where is your ultimate bucket list destination?


  1. November 17, 2015 / 4:07 AM

    hmmm, I’m thinking a month in a villa in Tuscany.

    • November 17, 2015 / 2:29 PM

      I like you’re thinking, Ruth! 🙂

  2. November 17, 2015 / 6:42 AM

    Australia is definitely on my list too! I’d really like to go on a cruise around the Greek Isles. Maybe even by myself…

    • November 17, 2015 / 2:30 PM

      I would love to cruise the Greek Isles. Greece looks so incredible. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. November 17, 2015 / 7:45 AM

    goodness, for me I think India – I’m so curious to experience the country first hand!

    • November 17, 2015 / 2:31 PM

      India would be a remarkable trip. You would create so many beautiful memories. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. November 17, 2015 / 2:15 PM

    An excellent question. Of the places we haven’t yet visited I am torn between the Baltic and Cape Horn/Antartica.

    • November 17, 2015 / 2:32 PM

      Andy & Judi,
      I haven’t been to either, but they both sound fantastic. I would love to visit Antarctica as well! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. November 17, 2015 / 8:17 PM

    Italy, hands down. Firenze, Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Ravello, Amlfi Coast, food, wine, history. Unbelievable vacation

  6. November 19, 2015 / 11:33 AM

    I share your ultimate destination. This summer we are really going to try to get to Bora Bora to stay in an overwater bungalow. Pending our taxes this year (what blew our trip for this past year), we will hopefully make it happen!!! I just must visit!

  7. December 6, 2015 / 3:04 AM

    Italy is amazing, I really miss it. The food, the language, the architecture, I’d love to go back again some day and explore it more, but it’s sooo expensive 🙂 just like most of European countries 🙂

    • December 8, 2015 / 9:47 AM

      I’ll come chat with you when we finally decide to head to Italy. 🙂

      • December 10, 2015 / 12:11 AM

        It’s been years since I been there, I think 12 years… I was on my work placement through uni,(Leonardo Da Vinci programme), my first ever trip abroad 🙂

  8. January 10, 2016 / 9:40 PM

    For me its no so much a particular place more how my soul feels when I’m there. Thanks for liking my post

    • January 11, 2016 / 7:45 PM

      I completely understand what you mean. 🙂 I can totally relate when I think about how much love I have for Hawaii because of how I feel when I’m there.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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