03, 04, 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.
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!
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 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.
I’ve visited Philadelphia once, and that was just a pit stop on a tour to see the Liberty Bell (very anticlimactic). Full of history and the modern lifestyle, I’m sure I’ll find plenty of things to keep me occupied. 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!
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!