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Travel Bucket List

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain

I’m beginning to learn that the more you travel, the longer your bucket list seems to get. That’s just how it works. Never underestimate the power of travel to broaden your mind, teach you your place and educate you in a way that only traveling can. If you want to read more about the benefits of traveling and spending money on experiences rather than things, this is a great article.

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Edinburgh, Scotland 2012 (Scotland is just so darn incredible.)

For Matt and I, travel has bonded us in so many ways, whether it’s travel to the next state over or across the ocean. My sweet wedding present from him was a giant canvas world map that’s the center piece of our living room. I really couldn’t think of a more perfect gift and I can’t wait to mark off more places on the map. I think it’s so important to travel with your loved ones, especially your spouse, because it enriches everything about your relationship. My trips with family and friends have all been experiences (good and bad) that helped shape my way of thinking and brought us sweet memories. Two trips that had the biggest impact on my life were my first missions trip to Costa Rica and my summer abroad at Cambridge in the UK. If you ever get the chance to do either of these types of trips…DO IT! Both of these trips made me a more grateful person and gave me a little more perspective on life.

Also, I don’t know if you have ever noticed this, but traveling together can make or break a relationship. I mean, Mark Twain knew what he was talking about when he also said this: “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” I think the reason for this has a lot to do with the fact that travel brings out the best and worst in us. It takes us out of our comfort zone and stretches us in ways we need to be stretched.

I’ll leave you with my travel bucket list! I hope you either already have one or decide to create one too. :) Also, enjoy a few of my favorite travel photos from the last few years!

United States

  1. ✔️Asheville, North Carolina
  2. ✔️Baltimore, Maryland
  3. ✔️Blue Ridge, Georgia
  4. Charleston, South Carolina
  5. Chicago, Illinois
  6. ✔️Dallas, Texas
  7. Denver, Colorado
  8. ✔️Detroit, Michigan
  9. ✔️Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  10. ✔️Hoboken, New Jersey
  11. Juneau, Alaska
  12. ✔️Key West, Florida
  13. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
  14. Napa, California
  15. Nashville, Tennessee
  16. ✔️New York City, New York
  17. Park City, Utah
  18. Portland, Oregon
  19. ✔️Saint Augustine, Florida
  20. San Francisco, California
  21. ✔️Savannah, Georgia
  22. Seattle, Washington
  23. ✔️Siesta Key, Florida
  24. ✔️Washington D.C

International

  1. ✔️Amalfi Coast, Italy
  2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  3. Athens, Greece
  4. Auckland, New Zealand
  5. Berlin, Germany
  6. Brighton, England
  7. Brussels, Belgium
  8. ✔️Cambridge, England
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Cork, Ireland
  11. Dublin, Ireland
  12. ✔️Edinburgh, Scotland
  13. Lake Banff, Canada
  14. ✔️London, England
  15. Munich, Germany
  16. ✔️Nassau, Bahamas
  17. ✔️Paris, France
  18. Prague, Czech Republic
  19. ✔️Rome, Italy
  20. ✔️San Jose, Costa Rica
  21. Santorini, Greece
  22. Sydney, Australia
  23. Tel Aviv, Israel
  24. Tokyo, Japan
  25. ✔️Toronto, Canada
  26. ✔️Tuscany, Italy
  27. ✔️Venice, Italy
  28. Vienna, Austria
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London, England 2012

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Asheville, North Carolina 2012

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Bahamas 2010

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Costa Rica 2008

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Paris, France 2012

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Florida Keys 2013

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Cambridge, England 2012

Amalfi Coast, Italy 2015

Amalfi Coast, Italy 2015

Washington DC 2013

Washington DC 2013

Venice, Italy 2015

Venice, Italy 2015

New York City 2011. This is one of my favorite pictures from my favorite city. I think it's pretty safe to say I fell in love back in high school when I went for the first time. It'll always have a special place in my heart and I'll be sharing why in November! :)

New York City 2011: This is one of my favorite pictures from my favorite city. I think it’s pretty safe to say I fell in love back in high school when I went for the first time. It’ll always have a special place in my heart for so many reasons. :)

Here’s to lots and lots of happy travels!

Cheers! xx

Aubrey