It’s time to make your travel bucket list!
Let me guess, you’re not traveling much these days? Have you had to cancel business trips, anniversary trips, and/or vacations? Everyone feeling a bit bummed. It’s the perfect time to do some free planning!
Travel is great for relaxing, refreshing, changing your perspective, and deepening your appreciation of the world. It’s a win-win for a lifelong learner – relax and learn or chill and see something new.
If you could travel anywhere you want, where would you go?
Are you motivated by history, adventure, curiosity, beaches, nature, cities, food? What prompts a smile in your thinking? Time to pull those together for your travel bucket list!
5 Reasons Now is the Best Time to Make Your Travel Bucket List
- Where else are you going to go?
- It’s free.
- You need a distraction.
- Having a plan gets you closer to actually taking a trip.
- Do something else online instead of checking the news.
So, yes, now is a great time to start making your list of where you would most like to travel. Let’s narrow it down a bit so you know what kind of destinations you’re most likely to enjoy.
Take the short, 5-question quiz below to find out what kind of traveler you are and what kind of spots and activities you should look for.
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Okay, now with that knowledge you can narrow your focus a bit more with either a list that’s focused on destinations in your own country, around the world, or by theme. If you choose a theme bucket list it might look like having an adventure on every continent or visiting all the National Parks in the U.S. Something along those lines.
Here’s where months (honestly, probably years) of reaching the end of the internet comes in handy: start searching for your destinations online. The best part is that you don’t have to quibble about logistics, you just need to find some destinations and attractions that stoke your curiosity and excite you to action.
Pinterest is a great search engine for these types of topics. Do one quick search and you can get ideas and information from myriad of bloggers with a vast array of interests. Even better, you get pictures and suggestions and strategies and reviews.
If you have a hobby you can also look at some of their sites to see if there are any big events or destination recommendations specific to your interest.
Or you can start with some of the sites I’ve come across over time. Somewhere between doing research for this blog and doing research for our various homeschool excursions, I compiled quite a list of blogs that write great content for local wanderers and global explorers.
I’ll narrow it down to 12 starters and you can launch from there! Go for it!
12 Websites for Travel Bucket List Ideas
Here’s a list of 12 favorite websites that write travel content and make destination suggestions.
familytravel411.com has everything a family needs to get started on some epic travel adventures. Start at the home page and go wherever you might be interested.
we3travel.com has an impressive list of destinations, but they also have an impressive selection of trip types. For example, they have Family Trips, Travel with Teens, Mother-Daughter Travel and several others. Begin at their Start Here page – it gives a good overview of everything you can find on their site.
thewanderingdaughter.com is a family travel site with a distinctly global perspective. Blogger Astrid covers family travel topics for around the world but she also discusses responsible travel, world learning and other topics of a more big-picture angle. Start on her Around the World page and then explore her list of destinations.
passporttoeden.com specializes in U.S. travel, but the site also has information about book recommendations and travel hacks. Books and travel are two of my favorite things to put together!
backroadramblers.com is a great source for U.S. destination overviews and also a lot of information about camping and outdoor activities. They have a wide range of information and content on their site – you could end up being a website rambler for a while!
anadventurousworld.com has an epic list of destinations that connect you further to different attractions and adventures within the specified destination. The website is super easy to navigate and is a huge resource for would-be travel plans!
aroundtheworldl.com has a fantastic site blending teaching and traveling. Her site is fantastic for anyone but especially geared towards families and educators. Start at her list of destinations and go from there.
apassionandapassport.com writes to make it easier for 9-5’ers to capitalize on their time off. Go to her worldwide destinations page first. If you go towards the bottom of her About Jessica page you can see her travel bucket lists and what she’s already checked off.
asuitcasefullofbooks.com is dedicated to all things related to literary travel. Destinations, books, travel tips, libraries and much more. Start at the categorized list of experiences and decide what kind of literary curiosity might find its way to your bucket list.
journey2allnationalparks.com is the place to go if you’re interested in a National Park themed travel bucket list. Would also be worth checking out if you just want to add one or two to your more general bucket list ideas.
Make Your Travel Bucket List Now!
Got your ideas? Ready to go?
Grab a pen and paper if that’s your speed. Type it in a note on your phone.
Or, download the fill-in pdf Travel Bucket List Template below.
Let me know in the comments what ideas you come up with…I may need to update my list, too!