Are These 10 Countries on Your Travel Bucket List?

Did you know that France covers 12 time zones, Canada has over 3,000,000 lakes, or that there are 820 different languages spoken in Papua New Guinea? Well, you can probably find these facts on the internet, but what you can’t do is experience these facts unless you travel there…… And yes, I did some research on the web to find these, because, unfortunately I have not been to France or Papua New Guinea yet. This travel bucket list showcases places I haven’t been yet, but plan to visit in the near future.

For reference, I’m from the United States, these are all my own opinions and assumptions which might be right or wrong, and this list is not in any specific order.



This is a country I’ve been wanting to see for as long as I can remember. The vibe that it gives off is very different from anything in my home country of the U.S. And almost every image I see of Japan is absolutely breath-taking!

Tokyo, Japan

South Korea

Staying very close to Japan, next is just a hop over the Sea Of Japan (aka. East Sea) to South Korea. This country quickly became another high priority stop for me, the more I learn about it the more I want to explore it. And judging from images, Seoul looks to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Seoul, South Korea


The United States is a lot of farm land, and from what I understand France is as well, but something just draws me in about this country. No need to mention the city of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, this is an obvious choice.



Ah yes, the origin of my family, well, at least half. I’ve been in love with this country since I was in elementary school. I believe Germany was the first overseas country I learned about. I took great interest very quickly because half my family originates from here, and I love the German language, which I’m currently learning.

Frankfurt, Germany


Italy has actually become a more recent obsession of mine, especially the city of Venice! I’ve always loved Italian food, but as with every other country I want to visit, the more I learn about it the more I want to go there.

Venice, Italy


Another country I learned about at a young age and have slowly developed a love for over the years. The pictures I see of Spain are always incredibly colorful and lively, more so than most other pictures of cities and neighborhoods I see from other countries. I would love to find out if those pictures are accurate! Portugal is another country I would love to see and shares its border entirely with Spain and the ocean.

Madrid, Spain


A unique looking place to say the least in my opinion, and much like Spain, every picture looks amazingly beautiful. Unlike Spain though, Greece tends to show a lot of color absence, which gives it an extraordinarily “clean” look. Plus, it’s surrounded by beautiful ocean views, how can you not love that?



Scottish scenery and the social life (i.e. Taverns), plus rolling green hills and neighboring so close to England, this is an absolute must!

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

United Arab Emirates and Qatar

So, maybe I’m cheating here but, I find both these places intriguing. One picture of Dubai will make almost any world traveler and big city enthusiast want to visit UAE. Of course a good way to get there is to fly into Qatar, that way you get to see both.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Once again, coming back to early obsessions, I find Egyptian architecture, sculptures, and artwork some of the most amazing of all. I’m 29 and I’ve been wanting to see the pyramids in Cairo since birth!


While those are the 10 I’ve chosen for this list and I wanted to keep it to only 10, I have to throw in these as well as bonuses:



Agree or disagree with some of the places on my travel bucket list? Want to suggest one or a couple places? Let me know!

6 thoughts on “Are These 10 Countries on Your Travel Bucket List?”

  1. You have to try Iran. Having travelled to most of the countries you have listed, there is nothing like Iran for an authentic and rich travel experience.

    1. I’ve heard from many that I should travel to Iran. If the opportunity to do so arises, I think I will take it!

    1. I tried not to think about it too long when I did this, there are so many places I want to go. I just stuck with the one’s that have been on my list the longest or my urge to go is greater than most other places. Everytime I see pictures of, or read about another country, I will usually add it to my list immediately. As you can see, me limiting myself here to a list of “10” was difficult enough, lol!

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