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What’s on your 2013 Travel Bucketlist?

This year I’ll be going to two weddings (one in Europe and the other in New York). I’m hoping that while in Europe (the wedding is in Helsinki, Finland) I’ll be able to visit friends in Switzerland, France and Belgium, but but how much I see/do depends entirely on my financial situation and how much time I can get off from work.

things to do: live among the armadillos
Um, yeah! That’d be awesome. photo credit: hjhipster via photopin cc

But if all goes according to plan and I make it to Europe and then have some money to spare, here are a few things I hope do in the next twelve months.

1. Jump on the Trampoline Bridge in Paris, France

Ok, so trampoline bridge doesn’t exist yet but hopefully it will be built before I visit Paris again this year! I haven’t been back to Paris in over seven years and I’m so excited!

2. Go camping under the stars


Next to travel and writing, camping is one of my favorite things to do. I even run my own camping group for  20 and 30-somethings. I can’t wait until it gets warmer here in Vegas and I can go camping again.

3. Go on a spontaneous road trip


So spontaneous road trips and me are already BFFs, but I hope to see many more of them this year. I’d love to go to Sedona, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah.

4. Relax in a sauna in Finland

Source: via Holli on Pinterest


I’ll be in Helsinki in August for a college friend’s wedding. I’ve never been to Finland and am so looking forward to it! Finland is known for it’s saunas and a good soak in a hot bath is, next to fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies, coconut-scented shampoo and reading in front of the fire, one of my favorite things in the world.

5. Attend the Austin City Limits Musical Festival in Austin, TX


This three-day music festival happens every October in Austin, Texas. The 2012 lineup included The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence and the Machine, The Black Keys, the Shins, Weezer and 98274523479 more rock, indie, folk and electronic bands. It costs $225, which doesn’t include hotel or airfare…So I seriously doubt I can afford this one on my itty bitty editor’s salary, but we’ll see.

What’s on your 2013 travel bucketlist?

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3 thoughts on “What’s on your 2013 Travel Bucketlist?

  1. Hi 🙂 I found your site when I was looking for articles about travel tattoos – I have been living abroad for the last 6 months teaching in Saudi Arabia, and I’ve had a chance to do a LOT of traveling with the literal surplus of PTO. In 2012 I went all over the Baja California Penninsula, San Diego (hometown), Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and Oman.

    Here’s my bucket list for 2013– I want to visit 30 countries before my 30th birthday in October. At the beginning of 2013 I had visited 23 – right now I’m at 25, so I have 5 more to go…

    (ok, these first few I just checked off upon my return to KSA yesterday)
    1. Visit the Giza Plateau. (24)
    2. Visit Tahrir Square
    3. Safari in the Maasai Mara, Kenya (25)

    4. Visit Petra and the Dead Sea (flight is booked in 3 weeks to go to Amman, Jordan). (26)
    5. Visit Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos (Vietnam might have to wait for a longer trek – our last vacation is in March) (27,28, 29)
    6. Undecided as of yet, but I think that after my contract is up, I will fly to Nepal in May and then head down into India for 3 weeks or so. (30, 31).
    7. I am probably going to go back to the west coast and maybe live in Baja for a couple months, practicing my spanish and living the dream. It also puts me close to CA and my family, keeps me out of paying taxes in the US. Then back to Saudi in September for another round of school (not to mention another slew of paid vacations)!

    For Eid break (October) I might go to Istanbul and make my way to Athens for 2 weeks (32, 33).

    Then we have another week off in November, and I don’t know where I’ll go. Vietnam? Ethiopia? Korea? Japan? I like to keep that last one open – keeps me guessing I suppose.

    Anyway, I really like your blog and I think you’re a good writer. Keep up the good work, have fun at your weddings, and namaste.

  2. Hey there. Oh, my. That’s quite the list! I’m jealous. What are you doing in Saudi Arabia? I’ve always wanted to go there….

    I really liked Nepal…where are you planning on staying while there? How long are you going to stay there?

    I suggest going to Pokhara. It’s beautiful there…a tiny town on a lake in the Himalayas…:)

    Thank you for the complement on my writing. That’s really nice of you.

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