03, 04, 2016

Travel Bucketlist for 2016

2016 has already been a very busy year for me! I started the toughest semesters for nursing school, I’m applying to graduate school in literally two months, and I’ve had to adapt to this busy and sleep deprived life change for the better of my future (it’s worth it right?!). But one thing is certain. Traveling is always on my mind.

I’ve made it a goal for myself that while in college I’ll travel somewhere new at least once a year. Whether it be a new country, new state or new city, I want to experience at least one new place every year. When I graduate, I hope to change my goals to a new country a year!

So, I present to you my travel bucketlist for 2016! I definitely don’t believe I can travel to every place on my bucketlist within the year, but these are places I realistically could travel to with the time and money I have.

Big Sur, California


I had no clue of Big Sur’s existence till last year, and ever since I saw pictures of this beautiful place, I knew I had to visit it as soon as possible. As much as I love the city, I absolutely love being surrounded by nature. Big Sur screams nature, and it’s absolutely stunning! I’m aiming to make a trip to Big Sur this summer. Fingers crossed!

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I’m sure everyone wants to visit Portland, and I’m definitely one of them! Portland seems like a beautiful city in itself as it is full of coffee shops, independent boutiques, and great people. And then there’s the breathtaking waterfalls and hikes with rewarding views. Another great destination to surround yourself in nature!

Seattle, Washington


Seattle is only a three hour drive from Portland and a two and half hour drive from Vancouver. It honestly would be my dream place to live if it weren’t for the outrageous living expenses. It’s a beautiful city next to the coastline with nature just a small drive away. Maybe I’ll fall in love with Seattle so much when I see it in person that I’ll have to stay forever.

Vancouver, Canada

I absolutely adore Canada. I’ve visited a couple of cities on the eastern side of Canada, and have fallen head over heels for all of them. Now I need to tackle the west coast! I feel like Vancouver, let alone Canada, doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves.Β Canadians are so friendly and provide such great hospitality to tourists. You can’t help but feel like home in Canada! Vancouver is another beautiful city surrounded by massive amounts of nature. I just know I’ll never want to leave once I visit it.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


I’ve visited Philadelphia once, and that was just a pit stop on a tour to see the Liberty Bell (very anticlimactic).Β Full of history and the modern lifestyle, I’m sure I’ll find plenty of things to keep me occupied.Β I’m hoping to make a trip here soon since I have family there. Locals always make the process of exploring a new city so much better!

Yosemite, California

Lastly, a huge place on my bucketlist is Yosemite! I actually visited Yosemite back in 2009, but was going through my rebellious teenage years and couldn’t appreciate new places for the life of me. All I can remember is that everything about this park is massive, especially the trees! You could tell those trees must have been been growing for decades to be as tall and large as they were. It’s definitely a wonderful place to remove yourself into nature. Hopefully I’ll be checking Yosemite off my list in December!

If I can visit at least two of these places this year I’ll be incredibly happy. I definitely have an endless list of places I’d like to visit, but these are the top ones on my mind right now.

Where do you want to visit? I’d love to know!

  • Samantha Frances

    Oh my goodness all these places look so amazing! I don’t think I’m going anywhere this year πŸ™ I hope you do go to all these places! xxx

    • Just looking up these pictures gave me a major case of wonderlust!
      I’m sure you’ll go on some kind of fun adventure even if you don’t hop on a plane πŸ™‚

  • Bea Montenegro

    I have been to most of these places when I was young! I wish I could see it again because I didn’t appreciate my surroundings as much then! Philly looks lovely!

    • That’s how I feel about Yosemite! I definitely didn’t appreciate my opportunities as much as I should have when I was younger.

  • I’d love to visit Pennsylvania; I’ve yet to adventure there but it looks so pretty. :]

    // β–² itsCarmen.com β–²

    • I’m excited to get the chance to visit Philly! It really does look nice!

  • Yana Kasekamp

    These places look amazing. I hope you get to visit all of them soon. πŸ™‚


    • Thank you! I hope I get the chance to! xx

  • I too want to go to Vancouver, it really seems like my sort of city, all the tall buildings, bright lights, busy streets, love it all haha πŸ™‚ Have a lovely weekend β™₯


    • I totally agree! Vancouver seems like it has everything πŸ™‚

  • USA and Canada are on my travel bucket list, I won’t be able to visit this year, so hopefully next year! This year it will be all about Europe trips, which is better than nothing πŸ™‚

    Ela BellaWorld

    • I think of a year of Europe trips sounds amazing! I’ve only been to Europe once, and it was when I was younger so I can’t remember much sadly. I’ve been waiting until I had at least a free month to visit Europe. There’s just so much to see! It’s definitely at the top of my life long bucket list πŸ™‚ I hope you have safe travels!

  • Vancouver looks like a place to go!! Canada hasn’t bee on my travel list yet, because there are so mnay countries I’d love to visit before heading to the US and Canada region πŸ™‚ Safe travels dear!

    Real Life Nerd


    • Oh I highly recommend visiting Canada! It’s absolutely beautiful and refreshing. It’s completely underrated in my opinion. And thank you Viviene! xx

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    looks gorgeous!



    • They really are!! I hope to see them in person sometime soon!

  • Erica

    These pictures are beautiful! I’d LOVE to go to Yosemite πŸ™‚


    • I’ve heard too many good things about Yosemite, especially the sky at night because you can see every star possible!

  • Raina Elegado

    Loving your travel bucketlist for 2016! I live in San Diego and definitely need to visit Big Sur ASAP! πŸ™‚

    xo Raina

    • You’re so lucky to live in San Diego! Having the beach nearby must be nice πŸ™‚ I hope you get the chance to visit Big Sur soon!

  • These all looks soooo beautiful! Yosemite is so dreamy! Thanks for sharing this! xx


    • Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

  • lets talk about everything

    oh my God!!The world is filled with sooo many beautiful places and yet people have wars instead of discovering and exploring :/ love your bucketlist <3

    • Thank you! It really is unfortunate isn’t it that people can’t live together in peace after all these years. Just hoping world peace will actually exist one day πŸ™‚

      • lets talk about everything

        yeah me too πŸ™‚

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