Travel Bucket List 2018

Boy, how time flies!

We're nearly six weeks into the new year and still haven't found time put together my bucket list for 2018. That's not to say that I don't already have them lined up in my mind (where I run through them daily as I daydream during work). So in true form, here is my travel bucket list for 2018:

1. TANZANIA

Beyond the unrivaled safari parks housed within the Serengeti, Tanzania has much more than meets the eye. It's also home to the infamous Mount Kilimanjaro (which thousands climb every year) and the flawless beaches of the island of Zanzibar.

  Photo courtesy of:  Hildegunn Taipale

Photo courtesy of: Hildegunn Taipale

 

2. TURKEY

Probably not high on many bucket lists, Turkey is often overlooked by skeptical tourists. The country's diverse regions offer everything from the populated cosmopolitan city of Istanbul to the untouched caverns of Cappadocia - which offers once in a lifetime views from the comfort of a hot air balloon.

  Photo courtesy of Travel + Leisure

Photo courtesy of Travel + Leisure

 

3. PERU

Home to one of the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Peru has an amazing history and culture to share. From the attractions of Lima to the Inca Trails of Machu Picchu, there's no shortage of sites waiting to be explored

  Photo courtesy of  &Beyond

Photo courtesy of &Beyond

 

4. SRI LANKA

"Endless beaches, timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants, rolling surf, cheap prices, fun trains, famous tea and flavourful food describe Sri Lanka." via Lonely Plane

  Photo courtesy of  National Geographic

Photo courtesy of National Geographic

 

5. INDIA

With an endless array of things to do and see, the world's second most populous country draws thousands of visitors every year. Not only is India home to one of the seven wonders of the modern world, it plays hosts to a handful of lively festivals through the year - including Goa Fair, Holi (the festival of colors) and Diwali (the festival of lights).

 Taj Mahal  via David Kung  

Taj Mahal via David Kung 

 

What's on your bucket list? Do you have any special adventures planned for 2018? We'd love to hear! Share your plans with us and others in the comments below!