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16 January 2018

On the Bucket List: 50 Travel Goals 2018


I always like to set certain goals at the beginning of each year, as it's always nice (or slightly shameful) to look back on and see how much has been achieved at the end of it.
This will be my second year as a fulltime blogger and I'm so excited to see what 2018 has in store for me.

I have no idea where exactly this year will take me (that's the exciting part!) but I thought I would write up 50 travel goals, tailored mostly towards my biggest goal of the year (to explore more of my own country New Zealand) and my two next new countries which are booked for March/April (America and Canada).

As I go through the year I will return and cross off each goal and what date I achieved it.

Here's to an amazing year of travel!


     [New Zealand]
  1. See the largest mountain - Mount Cook
  2. Go to Bluff; the very bottom-most point of the South Island
  3. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  4. Go whale watching in Kaikoura
  5. See a glacier up close (Franz Josef/Fox)
  6. Visit the Lighthouse at Castlepoint
  7. Visit Hobbiton again!
  8. Go kayaking at Abel Tasman National Park



  9. Explore the Taranaki region
  10. Go camping in Manawatu
  11. See the glow worms at Waitomo Cave
  12. Do more adrenalin activities in Queenstown
  13. Visit Hamner Springs in Winter
  14. Swim with the dolphins in Akaroa
  15. Hike to the top of Roy's Peak

    [North America]

  16. Go to Disneyland!
  17. See the Hollywood sign
  18. Stroll the Walk of Fame
  19. Go to Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier
  20. Gamble and party in Las Vegas!
  21. See a show in Vegas
  22. See the Grand Canyon



  23. Helicopter over the Grand Canyon
  24. Eat pizza in Chicago
  25. See the green river in Chicago on St Patrick's Day
  26. Visit Niagra Falls
  27. Discover the street art scene in Toronto
  28. Eat Poutine and Maple Syrup in Canada
  29. Visit friends in Ottawa
  30. Visit Parliament Hill and the National Gallery of Canada
  31. See a moose/beaver/bear
  32. NEW YORK CITY BABY!
  33. Walk through Central Park
  34. People-watch in Times Square
  35. Go to the Top of the Rock
  36. And the Empire State Building
  37. Go ice skating at the Rockefeller Center
  38. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge



  39. See the Statue of Liberty
  40. Do a Gossip Girl tour
  41. Go to Harry Potter World in Orlando
  42. Drink cocktails in Florida

    [Other]

  43. Explore more of your own country New Zealand
  44. Visit your 30th country in 2018
  45. Go to a new continent
  46. Travel to either (or all) Japan/India/The Philippines/Fiji
  47. Volunteer overseas or set it up for 2019 (Nepal or in Africa)
  48. Write great content and grow your blog
  49. Meet new and collaborate with other travel bloggers
  50. Have an amazing year doing what you love



Let me know in the comments if you have visited any of these places and what your travel goals for this year are too!

I wish you all the best for the new year ahead.

Happy Travels,

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13 comments

Angela Tolsma said...

What an amazing list! I had no idea there was a gossip girl tour! A helicopter ride over the grand canyon would be so amazing! I wish you the best in completing all these in 2018!

Kapila Rattan Bhowmik said...

What an awesome list. I was hoping you would mention places from Asian continent as well and I would welcome you to India :)

Stephanie said...

This is an amazing list! I've been to Vegas and the Grand Canyon, and I used to live in Orlando, FL and had a friend who worked for Universal so we would go to The Wizarding World all the time! I haven't been back since they added Diagon Alley, though, but we are hoping to take our boys to do Disney and UO next summer!

Marjie Mare said...

This is awesome. I already have 2 trips scheduled for this year. I am going to look for amazing places to go and create a list to explore as well. Thanks for sharing

Rose Mont said...

I thought I was under traveled until I saw I have done some of your North America items. I would like to do a Gossip Girl tour!!!

Cyn Salgado said...

You are going to be very busy in 2018! And congratulations on your second year of blogging, I hope I can reach that level one day! Since you are going to be in Chicago, maybe try the Chicago Hotdogs, they are so famous! I look forward to following your adventures!

Brandi Crawford said...

These are some amazing travel goals! I was just setting my travel goals for 2018. I'm so excited.

April said...

This is quite the list! I hope you meet all your 2018 goals!

April | www.thebluehydrangeas.com

Abby Darlington said...

We went to New Zealand for our honeymoon! It was BEAUTIFUL! I highly suggest adding Dog Sledding to your list :) Its on the South Island in Wanaka at Snow Farm!

David Elliott said...

Sounds like you have quite a trip ahead of you. I am sure it will be amazing. As far as the North America trek you definitely have some great highlights. I would definitely consider adding Yosemite, but it looks like you are pretty booked, and you can't miss the Grand Canyon or Vegas.

Prajakta said...

Loved your bucket list. I just shifted to Chicago 2 months back and still havent tried the Pizza here. May be I should try it soon :)

Danielle Faith said...

Have you ever wanted to go to Australia? I know New Zealand is on your list but I would love to go there... Or are you from Australia? Just wondering...?

Sarah Seals said...

You have an amazing list! I have been to a lot of your North America list. There is nothing like the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls. Another favorite of mine is Sedona in Arizona. Not far from the Grand Canyon and the pink rocks are amazing!

16 January 2018

On the Bucket List: 50 Travel Goals 2018


I always like to set certain goals at the beginning of each year, as it's always nice (or slightly shameful) to look back on and see how much has been achieved at the end of it.
This will be my second year as a fulltime blogger and I'm so excited to see what 2018 has in store for me.

I have no idea where exactly this year will take me (that's the exciting part!) but I thought I would write up 50 travel goals, tailored mostly towards my biggest goal of the year (to explore more of my own country New Zealand) and my two next new countries which are booked for March/April (America and Canada).

As I go through the year I will return and cross off each goal and what date I achieved it.

Here's to an amazing year of travel!


     [New Zealand]
  1. See the largest mountain - Mount Cook
  2. Go to Bluff; the very bottom-most point of the South Island
  3. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  4. Go whale watching in Kaikoura
  5. See a glacier up close (Franz Josef/Fox)
  6. Visit the Lighthouse at Castlepoint
  7. Visit Hobbiton again!
  8. Go kayaking at Abel Tasman National Park



  9. Explore the Taranaki region
  10. Go camping in Manawatu
  11. See the glow worms at Waitomo Cave
  12. Do more adrenalin activities in Queenstown
  13. Visit Hamner Springs in Winter
  14. Swim with the dolphins in Akaroa
  15. Hike to the top of Roy's Peak

    [North America]

  16. Go to Disneyland!
  17. See the Hollywood sign
  18. Stroll the Walk of Fame
  19. Go to Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier
  20. Gamble and party in Las Vegas!
  21. See a show in Vegas
  22. See the Grand Canyon



  23. Helicopter over the Grand Canyon
  24. Eat pizza in Chicago
  25. See the green river in Chicago on St Patrick's Day
  26. Visit Niagra Falls
  27. Discover the street art scene in Toronto
  28. Eat Poutine and Maple Syrup in Canada
  29. Visit friends in Ottawa
  30. Visit Parliament Hill and the National Gallery of Canada
  31. See a moose/beaver/bear
  32. NEW YORK CITY BABY!
  33. Walk through Central Park
  34. People-watch in Times Square
  35. Go to the Top of the Rock
  36. And the Empire State Building
  37. Go ice skating at the Rockefeller Center
  38. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge



  39. See the Statue of Liberty
  40. Do a Gossip Girl tour
  41. Go to Harry Potter World in Orlando
  42. Drink cocktails in Florida

    [Other]

  43. Explore more of your own country New Zealand
  44. Visit your 30th country in 2018
  45. Go to a new continent
  46. Travel to either (or all) Japan/India/The Philippines/Fiji
  47. Volunteer overseas or set it up for 2019 (Nepal or in Africa)
  48. Write great content and grow your blog
  49. Meet new and collaborate with other travel bloggers
  50. Have an amazing year doing what you love



Let me know in the comments if you have visited any of these places and what your travel goals for this year are too!

I wish you all the best for the new year ahead.

Happy Travels,

Pin it! :)

*This post contains images that are not my own.

13 comments:

Angela Tolsma said...

What an amazing list! I had no idea there was a gossip girl tour! A helicopter ride over the grand canyon would be so amazing! I wish you the best in completing all these in 2018!

Kapila Rattan Bhowmik said...

What an awesome list. I was hoping you would mention places from Asian continent as well and I would welcome you to India :)

Stephanie said...

This is an amazing list! I've been to Vegas and the Grand Canyon, and I used to live in Orlando, FL and had a friend who worked for Universal so we would go to The Wizarding World all the time! I haven't been back since they added Diagon Alley, though, but we are hoping to take our boys to do Disney and UO next summer!

Marjie Mare said...

This is awesome. I already have 2 trips scheduled for this year. I am going to look for amazing places to go and create a list to explore as well. Thanks for sharing

Rose Mont said...

I thought I was under traveled until I saw I have done some of your North America items. I would like to do a Gossip Girl tour!!!

Cyn Salgado said...

You are going to be very busy in 2018! And congratulations on your second year of blogging, I hope I can reach that level one day! Since you are going to be in Chicago, maybe try the Chicago Hotdogs, they are so famous! I look forward to following your adventures!

Brandi Crawford said...

These are some amazing travel goals! I was just setting my travel goals for 2018. I'm so excited.

April said...

This is quite the list! I hope you meet all your 2018 goals!

April | www.thebluehydrangeas.com

Abby Darlington said...

We went to New Zealand for our honeymoon! It was BEAUTIFUL! I highly suggest adding Dog Sledding to your list :) Its on the South Island in Wanaka at Snow Farm!

David Elliott said...

Sounds like you have quite a trip ahead of you. I am sure it will be amazing. As far as the North America trek you definitely have some great highlights. I would definitely consider adding Yosemite, but it looks like you are pretty booked, and you can't miss the Grand Canyon or Vegas.

Prajakta said...

Loved your bucket list. I just shifted to Chicago 2 months back and still havent tried the Pizza here. May be I should try it soon :)

Danielle Faith said...

Have you ever wanted to go to Australia? I know New Zealand is on your list but I would love to go there... Or are you from Australia? Just wondering...?

Sarah Seals said...

You have an amazing list! I have been to a lot of your North America list. There is nothing like the Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls. Another favorite of mine is Sedona in Arizona. Not far from the Grand Canyon and the pink rocks are amazing!

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