My Travel Bucket List (est. 2015)

1. Visit Antarctica (this one has been the #1 thing on my list for a LONG time!)

2. See polar bears in the wild

3. Hug an elephant Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai, Thailand; May 2016

4. Go on (photo) safari in Africa

5. Cage dive with great white sharks

6. See the Taj Mahal

7. See the Northern Lights

8. Swim with whale sharks Quintana Roo, Mexico; July 2016

9. Visit all 50 states

10. Trek to Mt. Everest base camp

11. Go to the bottom of the Grand Canyon on a mule

12. Set foot in the Arctic Circle

13. Visit every National Park in the US (including far-flung American Samoa!).

14. Do a food-centered tour through France and/or Italy

15. Travel on a round-the-world airplane ticket

16. Go on a luxury cruise (my opinion of cruises is mixed at best but I have never gone on a luxury line)

20. Stay in an all-inclusive resort Live Aqua Resort, Cancún, Mexico; July 2016

21. Visit Havana, Cuba (hopefully soon, before there is a Starbucks on every corner!) Dec. 2016

22.  Do a multi-day hiking trip in the Alps

23. Spend a week on a sailboat in the Caribbean

24. Snorkel or scuba dive in the Indian Ocean Phi Phi Islands, Thailand; May 2016 (Although there are many countries in the Indian Ocean with great snorkeling that still remain on my to-visit list: the Maldives, the Seychelles and Indonesia, to name a few.)

25. Eat sushi in Japan