Our Mother-Daughter One Year “Trek Around The World” Bucket List


My mom and I have begun planning the unthinkable to many, but for us, this itinerary is as real as it gets.  Between the two of us, we have compiled a “Must See/Do List” for each continent.  We are sure we will travel to many of these places before the “BIG TRIP”, so we will cross those off as we go, leaving the unchartered locations for the 2025 trek around the globe.



For those world travelers reading this, if we’ve left off anything that you’d recommend, please let us know!

Our list includes cities, countries, landmarks and sites in no particular order.

We will begin to map out the route soon but the thought of that is quite overwhelming so we will take it slow and plan very thoughtfully, regarding logistics, budget and safety.


So here it is!

Our top “Around the Globe” Bucket List locations:


Sample Itinerary–Definitely a Rough Draft Phase One
  • Great Wall of China
  • Siem Reap Cambodia
  • Bokeo Nature Reserve, Laos
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Hong Kong
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Cebu Island, Philipinnes
  • Baros Island, Maldives
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway

Far Stretch but still on our list: Myanmar and Nepal









  • Pyramids, Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Capetown
  • Stay at Giraffe Manor
  • Victoria Falls.
  • Sahara Desert
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Seychelles



Australia and New Zealand:

  • Everything!!!!!
Photo credit–australia.com




  • Prague
  • Copenhagen
  • Budapest
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Malta
  • Croatia
  • Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Greece
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • UK
  • Russia
  • Jordan
  • Jerusalem
  • The Fjords of Norway
  • Iceland





North America:



  • Alaska
  • Vancouver
  • Quebec –stay in Ice Hotel
  • Banff National Park
  • Manitoba–to see whales and polar bears
  • Yosemite
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Hollywood
  • San Francisco


American Southwest and Hawaii




South and Central America and the Caribbean:




  • Aruba
  • Jamaica
  • Kitts and Nevis
  • Swim with Pigs in the Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Honduras
  • Bolivia
  • Argentina
  • Buenos Aires
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Easter Island
  • Canopy Walk in the Amazon,  Machu Picchu, and The Sacred Valley Peru (ok, everywhere in Peru)
  • Angels Falls, Venezuela


And while we’ve come this far, we may as well sail to Antarctica!

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Photo credits: Pinterest and google images






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