Official Travel Bucket List Countdown 10-1!

If you didn’t catch numbers 50-4140-31, 30-21, or 20-11 check those out first!

When you have a bucket list, you can plan for the best time of year to visit each place, set-up flight notifications at top places to get the best prices, and plan for the adventure of your lifetime! We know you’re not kicking the bucket any time soon, but that’s no excuse. Write down your list and get moving!

Here is lolglobetrotting’s official final travel bucket list… drum roll… numbers 10-1!

10. Scottish Highlands

Ever since Zach watched William Wallace trounce King Edward in Braveheart, he’s wanted to trek through the Scottish Highlands. Just watch this video and tell us you don’t want to tag along.

9. Taj Mahal

Almost 400 years old and this bad boy is still b-e-a-utiful! A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Taj Mahal belongs on everyone’s bucket list.

Nestled in Northern India, a marble mausoleum monstrosity rising over the surrounding countryside, we can’t wait to see the Taj Mahal. Morning yoga and coffee followed by a stunning sunrise? Sign us up.

8. Island Hop the Philippines

To be honest this probably looks like the most fun of any of our bucket list items. The Philippines look absolutely unbelievable! Island hopping through a tropical wonderland, sipping pina coladas with sandy butt cheeks. I mean, just look at what comes up when you Google Map search Philippines Islands:

If that doesn’t float your boat, check out this drone video over the Filipino islands. Unreal!

7. New Zealand South Island – Camp at Milford Sound

Why is Milford Sound on our list? Number one, it is an absolute stunner. Perfect 10. The views look life changing.

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Number two, Milford is supposed to have some of the hardest hiking in the Southern Hemisphere. We like a good challenge, and love a good hike. At the South Island of New Zealand, we are going to get both of them in a big way.

6. Mt Bromo Sunrise

Massive Mt Bromo is an active volcano located on the southern side of Indonesia. I repeat, an active volcano. This son of a gun has erupted FOUR TIMES in the last 15 years.

Seems a little bit like Julie to be honest… Looks damn good in a picture, but do not, DO NOT, piss her off.

To be honest it reminds us a little bit of Mount Wannahockaloogie. Hopefully no one makes us swim through the ring of fire!

5. Train in Sri Lanka – 9 Arch Bridge

The most beautiful train ride in the world lies in the heart of Sri Lanka, from Kandy to Ella. Along the way, you pass over the 9 Arch Bridge, whose local names means 9 skies, named for the 9 separate skies you see as you look up through the arches from below.

The bridge is only accessible by train or on foot, and we’ve heard it is QUITE a hike. What else? On this train you’re allowed to stick your arms and head out as you ride, and you may even be able to hang out on the side of the train if you’ve got the cojones…

4. African Safari


When Lion King comes on we turn it up to 11! And we’d give just about anything to experience the savannah in Africa for ourself. Julie’s favorite animal is the elephant. Zach’s favorite is the zebra. Sounds like a win win to jump on an African Safari!

3. Northern Lights in Norway Fjords

Norway = Epic. We think Norway is WAY TOO UNDERRATED for people choosing their travel destinations. Maybe because they think it is too far North? Maybe because they dominate all the skiing events at the Winter Olympics? Whatever the reason, wake up people!

Norway is home to some of the most magnificent lakes and cliffs on earth, and the fjords are to die for! Now sprinkle on some Northern Lights and what do you have? A cocktail worth traveling across the Atlantic for!

2. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Ever since Zach read Turn Right at Machu Picchu, he can’t stop talking about hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The hike takes the better part of a week through the mountains and valleys of Peru, past Incan ruins and breathtaking sites.

What is better than hiking through the South American jungle past ancient monuments on your way to perhaps the most amazing structure of all time?? Well, in our opinion, only one thing:

1.Live the Van Life for 1 year and Visit All 58 National Parks

Van Life is something we’ve always wanted to do. Set up your 4-wheeled home and hit the road for an ENTIRE YEAR! See the wide open countryside, go where the road takes you, fight with your spouse about not being lost, let your dog pee in all 50 states!

What is there to do while you’re road tripping through the entire United States of America? See all the National Parks of course! There are 58 in all, and we plan on seeing every single one of them on our journey.

There you have it! The top 50 things lolglobetrotting has to do before we kick the bucket!

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