Top 5 Places I Want To Visit

Top 5 Places I Want To Visit - 'Peeking Through', Argentina, El Chalten, Mt. Fitzroy

I have no idea when I caught the travel bug. I may have been born with it, so I am constantly fantasizing about traveling. During my free time, I look up flights and Airbnb places for trips I won’t be taking. And I often wish I was somewhere else, not because I am unhappy where I am but just because I love traveling and exploring new places and even returning to old places that I love. I also love airports and the way they make me feel, it’s a strange thing. Almost every day I come up with new places I want to visit. 

I would basically like to travel anywhere, but I’ve narrowed it down to just 5 in this whole wide world for this post. Here they are:

1. Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy by Lee Cannon

I don’t think I have to explain why I want to go to Venice as it is one the most magical places in the world. Given my love for Italy, I just know how much I would love Venice. It would be the perfect spot for the honeymoon we never had.

2. New Zealand/Australia

Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand by Sandy Austin

I know these are two complete different countries and maybe they shouldn’t count as one but my reasons for both are the same.

These countries are so far away yet they don’t seem too different to America (like Asia is). One of the reasons I really want to go is because I’ve never met an Australian or New Zealander I didn’t like, quite the opposite; I feel like they are a pretty laid-back bunch overall and I love that. I also know there is a ton of natural beauty there that I would love to immerse myself in.

3. Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier - Alaska
Mendenhall Glacier – Alaska by Barbara

I’ve heard that there is no place like Alaska. You can imagine how it would be but once you see it, it creates such a powerful feeling; the natural vastness, the way of living… It really peaks my curiosity.

4. Patagonia, Chile/Argentina

Ushuaia harbor at night
Ushuaia harbor at night, Tierra del Fuego by Damien Roué

I have never visited my Hispanic neighbors in South America, and though there are many places I’d like to visit, Patagonia is in the top. Patagonia is a region comprised of both Chilean and Argentinian territories including a big part of the Andes, deserts, and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on the coasts. I’d specifically love to visit Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America. Once again, the natural vast beauty int his area is something I’d like to experience.

5. Tokyo, Japan

Sakura season in Tokyo
Sakura season in Tokyo by Patrick Shyu

Japan interests me. I like the people and I love the food. I would love to experience some authentic, underground, Japanese food, and I would love to go during Sakura season. I can imagine how being surrounded by the pink colored rows of trees would make me feel happy inside. I’d like to submerge myself in the local culture, tea ceremonies, markets, and temples.

I am always in the mood for traveling (caught the travel bug long time ago and can’t seem to be cured of it), but after writing this and looking at tons of stunning images of these places I’m really in the mood for traveling.

What are your top 5 places you want to visit?

Related: Top 5 Places I Have Been To

Feaured image: ‘Peeking Through’, Argentina, El Chalten, Mt. Fitzroy by Chris Ford

20 thoughts on “Top 5 Places I Want To Visit

  1. OHHH….so many…..Actually a lot in Mexico..places.like San Miguel and Guanajuato. Greece (cannot BELIEVE I have never been there! ) Australia, Cuba……I have a huge long list, but these are a few that come to mind…

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    1. Yeah, there are several places in Mexico I’d like to go too including Oaxaca. 🙂

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      1. OHHHH….yes….add Oaxaca to my list too……also….I had a friend tell me about some fab train ride through copper canyon…that would be nice too! 🙂

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  2. Currently some of the top are Peru, Galápagos Islands, Australia, Thailand, Antarctica. Fun to dream and plan isn’t it? 🙂

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    1. I’d love to take the National Geographic cruise to Peru/Galapagos 🙂

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      1. We are booked to cycle Peru next June and am looking at adding some time in the Galapagos. Fingers crossed. 🙂

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  3. I made a post about my 5 in response to your question 🙂
    check it out? https://876lover.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/wanderlust/

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  4. Yes do come and visit New Zealand! It is a beautiful place. Hard to think of 5 places but this morning they are Vietnam, Hawaii, Romania, the south of Spain (only been to the north), South Africa.

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  5. I was born also with the travel bug! I would love Oaxaca, Japan, Praga and Budapest! recently I was in Shanghai and I had these ancient, magic and special tea ceremonys and I felt so happy!

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  6. Hard to choose five, but… Mexico, the Amalfi coast in Italy, a journey through the national parks of the US, India, and anywhere to see the Northern Lights! Pinterest, bless it, is helping to fuel the fire.

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    1. I’d love to see the Northern Lights too, never seen them 🙂

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  7. It’s crazy to see that you named so many countries I’d like to visit as well. I’m especially talking of Australia / New Zealand and the South American ones, but Tokyo is also on my bucket list. Thanks for the nice photos that make me look forward to visiting these places even more 🙂

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  8. I am also a travel nut!!! I love your list

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  9. Great list! Have visited Venice, Tokyo and Argentina, but unfortunately didn’t make it to Patagonia. 😦 I’ve been feeling a real calling to visit Japan again lately, not sure why – but this time we’ll head to Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. 🙂

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    1. That sounds great! I’d love to visit all those places.

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  10. Yes, go to Alaska! We (obviously!) love it 🙂

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  11. I too would place Patagonia/Chile/Argentina on my list as well as Tokyo. Having been to NZ/Australia I would say they are also ‘must see’ destinations. I’d like to visit Canada’s northern regions to see the northern lights and glaciers, etc. Venice is probably a must see but I personally found it disappointing – it’s very touristy and very crowded. I feel I need to visit India at some point in my lifetime also. Hard to pick just 5 isn’t it!

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  12. Great list!

    For me: Antarctica, Ecuador, Venezuela, Estonia, Uzbekistan. (In no particular order)

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