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26 October 2017

Top 10 Bucket List Countries


We all have those countries that we dream longingly about and desire to travel to someday.
For me, it is a personal challenge to get to each and every one on my Bucket List.
I lust over these countries nonstop, so much so, that I just had to write them down and put them in order!

Here are the top ten countries I wish to travel to next, with a little bit of where and why:

1. United States


It may seem strange to some that the United States is at the top of my list. But being from the opposite side of the world from a very small country and growing up watching American movies and television shows, I have lusted over certain places since I was small.
For example, I have wished to travel to New York for the longest time. Ever since watching Home Alone, Friends and Gossip Girl, I am in awe of this city and I think it will blow my mind seeing it in real life!

Other places high on my list to visit include Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, San Fransisco and Chicago.

2. Canada


Of course, Canada is also very high on my list. It's a country I've heard so much about and I have met so many wonderful Canadians over the years and I can't wait to see their homeland. It's also the land of moose, beavers and maple syrup so what's not to love?

Cities I'd love to visit include Quebec, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and anywhere good for skiing!

3. Antarctica


Visiting Antarctica would truly be a trip of a lifetime. You would not only be ticking off a country but an entire continent. I would love to do a month-long trip (hopefully soon) and I may or may not have already researched the exact one I would love to do from Argentina...

4. Maldives


The Maldives to me is the ultimate depiction of paradise. With the water crystal clear aqua-blue and the sand whitest of whites, it is a dream holiday destination for many. One day!

5. Morocco


Morocco is one of those alluring countries, brimming with diversity, culture and history, incredible architecture and designs, marketplaces and the Sahara.
Marrakesh, Casablanca and Fes are just some of the many places I would love to visit there.

6. Iceland


I know a few people that have been to Iceland and they just loved it! The dramatic landscapes are very attractive to me, a country full of volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, natural hot springs and lava fields. Not to mention the Viking history.
Seeing the Northern Lights there would be a huuuge bucket list tick.

7. Philippines


The Philippines is another destination that would be a treat for the eyes. The stunning water, limestone formations and postcard-perfect beaches look incredible!
I've heard the people are some of the friendliest out there as well.
In particular, I would love to visit Boracay and Palawan.

8. Japan


I have been wanting to visit Japan for the longest time! To experience the beautiful Japanese culture, the weird and wonderful, Robot shows, cute things galore and especially the food.
Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Mount Fuji and Hiroshima are places I would love to explore.

9. Croatia


Croatia is a fascinating country, with medieval history and ancient walled towns.
With a long sapphire coastline, it also has one thousand islands!
Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split and of course the Game of Thrones filming locations are some of the many places I'd love to visit.

10. Peru


Peru and in particular, seeing the Incan citadel Macchu Picchu in real life is a big bucket list item for me. I would also love to learn about this South American country, visit Lima and Cusco, and of course the amazing Rainbow Mountain.

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Those are the very top ten on my list but of course, I couldn't just stop there!
For those interested in my top twenty, I've listed the rest below:

11. South Africa
12. Portugal
13. Belgium
14. Russia
15. Bolivia
16. Netherlands
17. Sri Lanka
18. Nepal
19. Egypt
20. Mexico


Which countries are high on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to read them!

Happy Travels,

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11 comments

Eloise Maoudj said...

I think those countries are great choices... I would love to go to them all at some point in my life ; ) I live in the US and love that you put it on your top list! I'm sure you'll love it!

Stephanie said...

These are all great choices! I live in the US, but haven't been to half those cities yet. I want to go to New York as well, and Chicago. I've been to Las Vegas, LA, Grand Canyon, and San Fran and they were all neat and unique in their own ways. I really want to get to your side of the world and visit Australia and New Zealand. I've also been to Ireland which is absolutely gorgeous and I would go back there any day!

Cassie Spanner said...

4 out of 10 ain't bad... Really want to get to the Maldives one day soon, although we have visited Bora Bora and it was the most magical place!! Fiji is gorgeous too!

gastrotravelogue said...

Interesting list! About 50% of your list is also on my list:-) It is so difficult with the whole world to explore. My problem is often when I visit a country and like it then I want to go back and dig a bit deeper into the culture. Does that happen to you as well?

Michael Leonard said...

This is literally my bucket list...espeically the Maldives! Can't wait to go to all of them :)

Jessica- Butter With A Side of Bread said...

Such a great list! I'm knee deep in raising 5 kids, but I'd love to travel more with my husband some day. Your photos and descriptions of each place sound truly amazing! Can't wait to see the follow up to this post when you actually go to these places!

Dawn Wairimu said...

we went to montreal this summer and absolutely fell in love with canada! we loved the whole vibe of the city. it would be amazing to go back!

Anita Louise M said...

I've been to a few of them on the bucketlist, but would love to visit Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and Egypt someday.

David Elliott said...

I would love to go to all of those places, although I live in the U.S. so maybe not there first, although there are still some places in the US I would love to visit. Peru looks absolutely amazing.

Cheichei Va said...

United States and Canada are one of my dream country. And Paris is one of my list. I am from Philippines so i am proud that it is your bucket list.

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26 October 2017

Top 10 Bucket List Countries


We all have those countries that we dream longingly about and desire to travel to someday.
For me, it is a personal challenge to get to each and every one on my Bucket List.
I lust over these countries nonstop, so much so, that I just had to write them down and put them in order!

Here are the top ten countries I wish to travel to next, with a little bit of where and why:

1. United States


It may seem strange to some that the United States is at the top of my list. But being from the opposite side of the world from a very small country and growing up watching American movies and television shows, I have lusted over certain places since I was small.
For example, I have wished to travel to New York for the longest time. Ever since watching Home Alone, Friends and Gossip Girl, I am in awe of this city and I think it will blow my mind seeing it in real life!

Other places high on my list to visit include Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, San Fransisco and Chicago.

2. Canada


Of course, Canada is also very high on my list. It's a country I've heard so much about and I have met so many wonderful Canadians over the years and I can't wait to see their homeland. It's also the land of moose, beavers and maple syrup so what's not to love?

Cities I'd love to visit include Quebec, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and anywhere good for skiing!

3. Antarctica


Visiting Antarctica would truly be a trip of a lifetime. You would not only be ticking off a country but an entire continent. I would love to do a month-long trip (hopefully soon) and I may or may not have already researched the exact one I would love to do from Argentina...

4. Maldives


The Maldives to me is the ultimate depiction of paradise. With the water crystal clear aqua-blue and the sand whitest of whites, it is a dream holiday destination for many. One day!

5. Morocco


Morocco is one of those alluring countries, brimming with diversity, culture and history, incredible architecture and designs, marketplaces and the Sahara.
Marrakesh, Casablanca and Fes are just some of the many places I would love to visit there.

6. Iceland


I know a few people that have been to Iceland and they just loved it! The dramatic landscapes are very attractive to me, a country full of volcanoes, geysers, waterfalls, natural hot springs and lava fields. Not to mention the Viking history.
Seeing the Northern Lights there would be a huuuge bucket list tick.

7. Philippines


The Philippines is another destination that would be a treat for the eyes. The stunning water, limestone formations and postcard-perfect beaches look incredible!
I've heard the people are some of the friendliest out there as well.
In particular, I would love to visit Boracay and Palawan.

8. Japan


I have been wanting to visit Japan for the longest time! To experience the beautiful Japanese culture, the weird and wonderful, Robot shows, cute things galore and especially the food.
Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Mount Fuji and Hiroshima are places I would love to explore.

9. Croatia


Croatia is a fascinating country, with medieval history and ancient walled towns.
With a long sapphire coastline, it also has one thousand islands!
Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split and of course the Game of Thrones filming locations are some of the many places I'd love to visit.

10. Peru


Peru and in particular, seeing the Incan citadel Macchu Picchu in real life is a big bucket list item for me. I would also love to learn about this South American country, visit Lima and Cusco, and of course the amazing Rainbow Mountain.

Pin it! :)

Those are the very top ten on my list but of course, I couldn't just stop there!
For those interested in my top twenty, I've listed the rest below:

11. South Africa
12. Portugal
13. Belgium
14. Russia
15. Bolivia
16. Netherlands
17. Sri Lanka
18. Nepal
19. Egypt
20. Mexico


Which countries are high on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to read them!

Happy Travels,

This post contains images that are not my own.

11 comments:

Eloise Maoudj said...

I think those countries are great choices... I would love to go to them all at some point in my life ; ) I live in the US and love that you put it on your top list! I'm sure you'll love it!

Stephanie said...

These are all great choices! I live in the US, but haven't been to half those cities yet. I want to go to New York as well, and Chicago. I've been to Las Vegas, LA, Grand Canyon, and San Fran and they were all neat and unique in their own ways. I really want to get to your side of the world and visit Australia and New Zealand. I've also been to Ireland which is absolutely gorgeous and I would go back there any day!

Cassie Spanner said...

4 out of 10 ain't bad... Really want to get to the Maldives one day soon, although we have visited Bora Bora and it was the most magical place!! Fiji is gorgeous too!

gastrotravelogue said...

Interesting list! About 50% of your list is also on my list:-) It is so difficult with the whole world to explore. My problem is often when I visit a country and like it then I want to go back and dig a bit deeper into the culture. Does that happen to you as well?

Michael Leonard said...

This is literally my bucket list...espeically the Maldives! Can't wait to go to all of them :)

Jessica- Butter With A Side of Bread said...

Such a great list! I'm knee deep in raising 5 kids, but I'd love to travel more with my husband some day. Your photos and descriptions of each place sound truly amazing! Can't wait to see the follow up to this post when you actually go to these places!

Dawn Wairimu said...

we went to montreal this summer and absolutely fell in love with canada! we loved the whole vibe of the city. it would be amazing to go back!

Anita Louise M said...

I've been to a few of them on the bucketlist, but would love to visit Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and Egypt someday.

David Elliott said...

I would love to go to all of those places, although I live in the U.S. so maybe not there first, although there are still some places in the US I would love to visit. Peru looks absolutely amazing.

Cheichei Va said...

United States and Canada are one of my dream country. And Paris is one of my list. I am from Philippines so i am proud that it is your bucket list.

tanveer askari said...

Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process.

Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your credit score, the more likely you will be to receive a better interest rate for your mortgage, which will translate into more ‘home for your money.'

Many potential buyers believe that they need a 750 FICO® Score or higher to be able to purchase a home. The truth is that according to Ellie Mae’s Origination Report, over 53% of loans were approved with a FICO® score under 750 last month!

Here are some tips for improving your credit score:
Make payments, including rent, credit cards, and car loans, on time.
Keep your spending to no more than 30% of your limit on credit cards.
Pay down high-balance credit cards to lower balances, and consider balance transfers to free up credit.
Check for errors on your credit report and work toward fixing them.
Shop for mortgage rates within a 30-day period — too many spread-out inquiries can lower your score.
Work with a credit counselor or a lender to improve your score.
Once you know your score, your next step will be finding a lender and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Doing this will ensure that you know your budget before you start looking for your dream home.



Stockton Location:
Mission San Jose Mortgage
2111 West March Lane Suite B100
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 651-2000
NMLS # 1608144

Lodi Location:
Mission San Jose Mortgage
801 S Ham Lane Suite G
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 269-3600
NMLS # 1599917

www.msjmortgage.com

http://msjmortgage.com/mortgage-loan-options/

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