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

Bran 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

Knossos, Crete

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

Trans-Siberian Railway

Camp overnight on the ice in Antarctica

Salar de Uyuni (salt flats), Bolivia


Troy, Anatolia Turkey

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 (we visited all seven in twelve months!)

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 December 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

Rebild Festival, Denmark

Watch the sunrise over the volcanoes of Central Java, Indonesia

Santorini, Greece

Airboat 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

Float in the Dead Sea

Las Falles Festival in Valencia, Spain


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 below and let us know!