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Wanderlust: My Travel Bucket List

As I get older, the more traveling possibilities I see. I hear about amazing places and add them to my list. My best friend recently honeymooned in Tennessee. I never considered visiting the mountains there (Nashville, yes. Mountains, no.), but she said it is so refreshing. I have so many other places I need to see. I hope that I get the chance and I hope that I can document these adventures on the blog! I’ll also be using some of my favorite ways to travel on a budget.

Here is the current bucket list:

1. Charlotte

This is my next adventure. I never really thought about Charlotte until I read Taralynn’s blog, but have always liked the Carolinas. I decided to do some research about the city and followed some Charlotte instagrams. I am totally in love with a city I’ve never seen. It seems like there is so much going on there and it’s only two hours from Asheville…amazing! The boyfriend and I will probably be taking a long weekend trip there in September. (I also not so secretly really want to move to there). While I’m there I want to check out Crowders Mountain, a juice bar (we don’t really have those in Pittsburgh; I nearly died when I found a Jamba Juice in the Denver airport), breweries, and restaurants since it seems like a foodie city.

2. Asheville

Back in September 2015, I was in Asheville for less than 3 hours. We drove through on our way home from Myrtle Beach. I love this city and all that it has to offer. I want to explore more of it. We only really saw downtown and got to eat at the Mellow Mushroom. This city has a vibe that I really like. I also LOVE the Blue Ridge Mountains; they are gorgeous. I would love to try Zen Tubing – what’s better than floating down the river AND you can have your cooler of adult beverages with you? I also really need to see Pisgah National Forest and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway.

3. New York City

When I was 19, I watched Gossip Girl on Netflix like it was my job. I never had a desire to see it until then. I’ve had it on my bucket list for a long time now. Of course, I want to partake in all the cliche things you do in NYC and enjoy great food. I might also pretend I’m Blair or Serena for a few minutes.

4. New Orleans

I am dying to see New Orleans. It seems like fun city with so much to offer to tourists. After doing some research, it looks like The French Quarter is a must-see. I think I would also like to try crawfish while I’m there.

5. A cruise

This isn’t a specific place, but to get specific…I’d really love to see St. Marrten and St. Thomas. I was supposed to on my last cruise, but a tropical storm made the ship take a different route. Otherwise, I want to see a of couple islands and relax on a ship with unlimited buffets. I love the option to either relax or keep busy. The last two cruises I went on were through Princess Cruises and I would definitely travel with them again. Everyone was so friendly and there was plenty of entertainment.

6. Colorado

I know of quite a few high school classmates that have moved their lives to Colorado and absolutely love it. I would really love to see it as well and would most likely end up visiting Denver. I also have a good friend from middle school who lives out there whom I would love to visit! I really want to see what all the fuss is about 🙂 I’m a huge fan of mountains so this is a must-go place for me. I might also want to ski there…some day.

I have sooo many other places on my list, but these are my immediate travel goals.

What places are on your bucket list?

Ps. That gorgeous photo featured on this post is from Unsplash.

Wanderlust: My Travel Bucket List

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