This is our bucket list (in no particular order) of things we’d like to see, things we’d like to experience, and travel goals we’d like to accomplish.

We hope this provides inspiration for other travelers who are looking for new and exciting destinations!

The items listed below are linked to either Wikipedia or our own Road Unraveled blog posts. Click the titles to learn more!


Watch the sunset on Easter Island
Machu Picchu, Peru
Visit Bavaria during Oktoberfest
The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni, Malta
Corvin Castle, Romania
The Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
Hanami Cherry Blossoms, Japan
The Quitsato Sundial. Located exactly at the Equator in Ecuador
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Borobudur, Indonesia
Double New Year’s Eve: Samoa and American Samoa on back-to-back days
Kurentovanje Carnival, Slovenia
Terracotta Army, China
Monument Valley, Arizona
The Pyramids and the Sphinx, Egypt
Caral, Peru – the oldest city in the Americas
Tian Tan Buddha Statue, Hong Kong
Port Wine in the Douro Valley of Portugal
Mesa Verde, Colorado
Petra, Jordan
Skellig Michael, Ireland
Table Mountain, South Africa
Guaita Fortress, San Marino
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Attend the Summer Olympic Games
Jerusalem, Israel, and the Holy Land
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
The rock of Gibraltar
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Ride The Ghan through the Australian outback
Attend all four Tennis Grand Slam tournaments (we’ve been to two)
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
Cruise through the Panama Canal: Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean
Sydney, Australia for New Years Eve
Watch the sunrise over the Sahara Desert
Camp overnight on the ice in Antarctica
Salar de Uyuni (salt flats), Bolivia
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
See the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis)
Buzludzha, Bulgaria
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
Visit all seven continents
Visit all 50 states in the U.S.
Khao Phing Kan, Thailand (James Bond Island)
Sydney Opera House, Australia
Moraine Lake, Canada
Ayers Rock/Uluru, Australia
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Climb the stones of Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Alaska on the summer solstice (midnight sun)
Ushuaia (southernmost city in the world) on the solstice (midnight sun)
Pumapunku and Tiwanaku, Bolivia
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Mano del Desierto (Hand of the Desert) Atacama Desert Chile
Horseshoe Bend, Arizona
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Take a gondola ride through the canals of Venice, Italy
The Medina and Souks of Marrakesh, Morocco
Lamanai Mayan Ruins, Belize
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Red Square, Moscow, Russia
Antelope Slot Canyon, Arizona
See the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Hluboka Castle, Czech Republic
Preikestolen, Norway
Leshan Giant Buddha, China
Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on Groundhog Day
Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
Luxor, Egypt and the Valley of the Kings
Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil
Cinque Terre, Italy
Teotihuacan and the Pyramid of the Sun, Mexico
Sedlec Ossuary, Czech Republic
Stand on the edge of the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Nazca Lines, Peru
Tikal, Guatemala
Meteora, Greece
Ollantaytambo and the Sacred Valley, Peru
Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Twelve Apostles, Australia
Devils Tower, Wyoming
Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Mongolia
Delphi, Greece
The Painted Hills, Oregon
Asunción, Paraguay
Ggantija Temples, Malta
Walk the shores of Lake Titicaca
Watch the sunrise over the volcanoes of Central Java, Indonesia
Santorini, Greece
Airboat tour in the Florida Everglades
Ride camels through the Sahara Desert
Helicopter ride over the Great Blue Hole in Belize
See the Pico Cão Grande (Mordor), São Tomé and Príncipe
Kentucky Bourbon Trail
Visit the Quokkas on Rottnest Island, Australia
Watch the sunset over the Nile
The Flower Carpet in Brussels, Belgium
Tour Bordeaux Wine Country in France

Additional Locations

These are places that Stephanie has been to but Adam has not. We hope to cross these off for him someday.

The Great Wall of China
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Have you been to any of these locations? Do you have any favorites from this list? Leave a comment and let us know!