Ever since I can remember I have always had a love for adventure. I remember being a kid and my brother and I would explore the woods behind our house. As I grew up, this love for adventure turned into a passion for travel. If I had unlimited money and a lot of free time, I would travel the world, see new places, and immerse myself in different cultures. These following ten places on my so-called "bucket list" are the top ten places I'd definitely like to visit sometime in my life.
#10 - Canada
Despite living in upstate New York and being less than three hours from the Canadian border, I have actually never had the chance to visit our neighboring country. My "must-sees" include the busy metropolitan areas like Montreal and Toronto, as well as some other sights like Old Quebec and Jasper National Park.
#9 - Prague
While I don't know much about this city, it's impressive architecture and stunning views makes the city someplace that I'd like to experience. My "must-sees" include the Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, and the Dancing House.
#8 - Greece
I think what has initially drawn me to Greece was all the Greek stories I read in freshmen year of high school. My "must-sees" include the typical tourist sights such as the Parthenon and the Acropolis of Athens, as well as lesser known ones like the Great Theatre of Epidaurus and the cliff-side city of Santorini.
#7 - South Africa
I never really knew much about South Africa until I met a girl named Haidee on a Leadership Summit in Boston, MA. Haidee was in my smaller group for the week and she was from Cape Town, South Africa. After hearing about the culture, I decided that I'd have to visit. My "must-sees" include The Cape of Good Hope, the city of Cape Town, and Kruger National Park.
#6 - Spain
I learned a lot about Spain and its' culture after taking Spanish classes from pre-school until eleventh grade. My "must-sees" include bustling areas like Madrid and Barcelona, as well as other sights such as Costa Brava and Cuenca.
#5 - Great Britain
In my opinion, Great Britain is a popular tourist destination for anyone visiting Europe. Both the high school I attended and the college I currently attend have "study abroad" trips to the capital of Great Britain, London. My "must-sees" include Big Ben, Stonehenge, and Westminster Abbey.
#4 - Italy
Another popular tourist destination is Italy, a country with a rich culture and great food. My "must-sees" are pretty much over the place, including Venice, Rome, Naples, Pisa, and the Amalfi Coast.
#3 - All 50 US States
One thing I would love to do is pack up my car and take a road trip around the country with some friends. Having never left the East Coast of the US, there is so much more to the country that I would love to explore. My "must-sees" include the French Quarter, the Grand Canyon, Alcatraz, and Zion National Park.
#2 - Australia
Ever since I was a kid and I had Scooby Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire on repeat, I've always wanted to travel to Australia myself. My "must-sees" include the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, the Sydney Opera House, and Bondi Beach.
#1 - Ireland
The place I want to travel to the most would have to be Ireland. My mother's side of the family has Irish heritage, and I've always thought it would be interesting to see my roots and where my family originated from. My "must-sees" include the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, and Dublin.