A Few Places on My Travel Bucket List

Not long ago, I downloaded an app that lets you check off a list of states and/or countries you’ve been, to gauge your travel footprint. While I know there’s a big chunk of the world I’ve yet to visit, I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a bit of travel in my 25 years. So when the app reported back to me that I’ve only traveled 3% of the world, I’ve been feeling even more of a need to fill that that travel bug urge!

As the saying goes, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list!” I could talk about all the places, but for today, I’ll talk about 5 of them, since they all have something in common. Here goes.

travel bucket list
  1. Germany – The Christmas markets, the beer, the food, the famous castle, the history, and my family ancestory! SO many things I want to explore here! The list could go on and on.
  2. Austria – Lots of history here too! The beautiful architecture, the Alps, little villages, food, all of it!
  3. Hungary – Ever since George Ezra’s song Budapest hit the radio waves, it’s been stuck in my head, and sending me subconscious indicators that I need to plan a trip to the city on the river. Not to mention, the famous baths!
  4. Slovakia – This one actually hit my radar pretty recently, after looking at a map of Europe and seeing it landed between Budapest and Prague. After some Googling, I found some incredible photos and read about so much history (and I’m a big history buff) in the country’s capital, Bratislava!
  5. Czech Republic – Prague! I’ve heard incredible things about their Christmas market, they have the oldest astrological clock (from centruries ago) and are a big beer town!

So what do these places have in common? Well, besides the obvious (being located in Europe), I’ll be crossing all 5 places off my bucket list in a few months during my favorite season of the year… Christmas! That’s right, Europe trip #2 is booked!

If you’ve been a reader for awhile, you might recall that last year during the Christmas season I ventured to Europe for the first time to explore London and Brussels with my mom. It was AMAZING! I can’t wait for this next huge travel adventure! If you have any suggestions for any of the places listed, let me know!

Are you planning any exciting trips? What are some of the places on your travel bucket list?

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  • That is a gorgeous photo of Austria!!!

    • Ugh, I know! I love it. I can’t wait to see it in person!!

  • DivineElementsDesign

    Great post. I have to admit, none of those were on my travel bucket list, but after reading your post, I’m going to consider Germany and Austria. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks! I definitely think they should be on your list. I’ve heard such amazing things and the photos are beautiful. I can’t wait to see it all in real life!

  • Sarah Noel

    Germany is on my list too. Who isn’t dying to go to oktoberfest?

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    • Right! Also dying to see the Neuschwanstein castle and drive on the Autobahn!

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    I’m dying to go to Germany too! I grew up on a lot of classic German food so I know I will appreciate all the goodies I could devour there!

    • Yes! Just thinking about the food alone is exciting, haha.

  • How exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about your trip! Germany is definitely on my bucket list, too!

    • Thank you, I can’t wait for it! After this trip I already know I want to plan another one for Oktoberfest :)

  • Iceland is on my travel list; I follow a couple photographers based out of there on Instagram and their photos take my breath away daily. It looks so beautiful there!

    • It really does! I’d love to get there too. So many amazing places!

  • courtney jones

    Definitely try bockwurst, they are everywhere in Germany! And try and go skiing on the Austrian alps, I went there best experience of my life!

    • I will! The skiing I don’t think I’ll be able to do. I went last year for the first time in Park City and it was pretty intimidating to me! I kept thinking I was going to go flying down the hill and not be able to stop myself!

  • I would love to visit Germany. This is great travel list. I need to travel soon! Blessings

    • Thanks! You definitely should. It’s so important to travel and experience different cultures/places!

  • I would love to travel. I can’t wait until I’m at a part of life where I can!

    • I hope you’re able to soon! Traveling is wonderful and very educational!

  • Karmalynn Walters

    I would love to go Ireland. That is my dream vacation or trip.

    • So agree! Another amazing place! I hope you get there soon!