My Travel Bucket List (at this point in time)

Everybody needs a goal, right? Goals give you something to aspire to. Goals are even better when they’re in a nice little list because there’s just something so satisfying about ticking off something from a list 😛 So this here little blog post is the short list of where I want to go within the next 5 to 10 years. I say this list is doable within five years because they all have Airbnb listings! I tried out Airbnb in 2011 when we went to Hong Kong and the service did not disappoint. Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 192 countries. Anyway, here goes:

Macy’s Travel Bucket List (at this point in time AKA #MyAirbnbBucketList)

1. Petra, Jordan

Why I want to go: Because it’s gorgeous. Because I’m in awe just looking at pictures. Because I fell in love with it when I was 12 and watched “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” for the first time. Because I want to wear a fedora when I visit.

2. Kathmandu, Nepal

Why I want to go: Because I love its architecture. Because I love learning about new cultures. Because I’m pretty sure I’m going to enjoy just walking around the city.

3. Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan

Why I want to go to go back to Kyoto: Because the one day I spent in Kyoto last May felt criminally short. Because there are tons more temples to visit. Because gorramit, I want a photo of the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Because I want to have tea in a legit ochaya. Because I spent high school and college fascinated by Japanese history (all because of Rurouni Kenshin!) and just walking those streets was amazing.

Why I want to go back to Tokyo: Because the one day I spent walking around Tokyo last May felt criminally short. Because I didn’t get my photo taken with Hachiko the first time around. Because I still want to attend an Arashi concert. Because I still want that photo of Tokyo Tower. Because I want to go to the Tsukiji Fish Market when it’s actually busy and to eat the fantastic sushi that people wait in line for hours for. Because there’s still SO MUCH TO SEEEEE!

4. Cairns, Australia

Why I want to go back to Cairns: Because three words: GREAT. BARRIER. REEF.

5. Hawaii, United States

Why I want to go to Hawaii: Because I want to go diving. Because I want to laze on the beach. Because I want to learn about Hawaiian culture. Because I want to go surfing in the land where surfing was born (this is under the assumption that I’d have learned how to surf properly by the time I go. And I WILL have learned how to surf!). Because I want to stalk Grace Park, Daniel Dae Kim, and Alex O’Loughlin. Because I want to nomnom some of those malasadas I’ve heard so much about. Because I want to check out the University of Hawaii at Manoa because for one world-standing-still moment, I considered doing my PhD there (hey, if you’re going to be stuck somewhere studying for five years, might as well be a place with lots of surf and sand).

How about you? Where do you want to go next? 😀