Travel Bucket List

Everyone loves the idea of a bucket list – they love putting those guano items on the list to give them that kick in the ass to step out of their comfort zone; climbing Everest or seeing the inside of a volcano in Iceland or running with the bulls of Pamplona are common for the adventurous among us.

This isn’t really that kind of bucket list. I’m mostly a homebody so the act of going to the next state over is already way beyond my comfort zone. Hell, I don’t even have a passport.

But I’m trying to change that. This isn’t a New Year’s Resolution list that I’m going to dump my savings into completing in the next ~300 days. These are just places I want to see that I am making a note of so that I can share with you all as I check locations off the list.


Places within the United States

  • Every state in the United States
  • Every national park in the United States
  • Every historical location mentioned in National Treasure
  • Most northern, most southern, most eastern, and most western cities/towns in the United States
  • Westernmost city/town in the world

Canada & Greenland

  • Trans Canadian Highway
  • Trans Canadian Railway
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Alberta, Canada
  • Yukon Territory, Canada
  • Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Nunavut, Canada
  • Manitobah, Canada
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
  • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Greenland

Norden Countries

  • Iceland
  • Faroe Islands
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Northernmost city in the world

British Isles

  • Shetland & Orkney, Scotland
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Republic of Ireland

Western & Southern Europe

  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • France
  • Euskadi
  • Spain
  • Monaco

Eastern Europe

  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Trans-Siberian Railroad
  • Easternmost city in the world

Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean

  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • Costa Rica
  • Nicaragua
  • St Maarten
  • Bahamas

South America

  • French Guiana
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Southernmost city in the world

Africa & the Near East

  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Qatar
  • Tunisia
  • Morocco


  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Every Lord of the Rings filming location
  • Niue


  • India
  • China
  • Mongolia
  • Sri Lanka

Like I said at the start of this, this isn’t an “I have to make it to every place on earth” bucket list. And I sure as hell am not finishing this list within the year – I don’t think anyone could do that even if the budget was no issue. I don’t expect to hit every place listed and I know there are more than a few countries I don’t have on these lists. Maybe I’ll add more eventually, maybe this will be the final draft. Who knows?

As I do hit these spots, I will have posts about my trip linked at the entry on the list, so do come back to this page as the “homepage” of my Vernes-ian travels.

Have you hit any of these spots? Do you have your own travel bucket list?

Let me know in the comments!

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