Travel Bucket List

Quick post to share with you some of the destinations I hope to travel to this year. It has always been my goal to visit 50 countries before my 30th birthday, which means I need to visit a minimum of 5 countries this year. Considering it’s January 15th and I have one ticked off already, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Being back this side of the globe (Europe, that is) I would like to make the most of cheap Ryanair flights so I have set myself a goal of visiting 1 new country every month for 12 months! I really want one of those trips to be to the states as I have so many friends I want to visit there. Ideally I want to go to Burning Man Festival this summer…but that depends if I can find people to go with and can get my hands on a ticket!

I plan to stay away from Asia this year, as I covered so much of it over the last 2 years. Time to look in a new direction, and make the most of the amazing destinations closer to home!

My 2015 Travel Bucket List


On the list so far….

Czech Republic (Just spend the weekend in Prague!)

England (London mainly!)

Germany (Berlin for a Eurocamp Reunion)

Croatia (A lovely sun holiday)

Greece (More sun…lots of islands)

Iceland (direct flights from Ireland start this summer – yay!)

Denmark (Copenhagen to visit friends)

Sweden (plan to drive over form Denmark!)

Norway (hiking, lakes, glaciers…such beauty!)

South Africa (It has been 10 years since my last visit – my heart is still there!)

That leaves 2 countries yet to be decided…any good suggestions?

  • simplyme2003
    January 15, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    i really like your blog, maybe we could do a follow for a follow :)

    • intrepidtraveller
      January 15, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      Sure thing – I love following new blogs! :-)

  • Rachel
    January 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Looks like Mexico, Central or South America needs a visit from you! If you make it to the USA, Mexico is easily accessible from pretty much anywhere, especially California. Central America is also easily accessible and you can’t get there is 3 hours or less from most of the southern states. I live near Miami and it’s a short 1:45 to San Jose, Costa Rica! But as you will discover, air travel in the US is expensive so prepare for that should you go. We’re a massive country so traveling by bus or car can take a very long time depending on where you want to go. For example, I live in the southern part of Florida and it takes nearly 6 hours by car just to get out of Florida and cross into Georgia!

    • Rachel
      January 15, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      that should be CAN get there IN 3 hours or less ;-)

    • intrepidtraveller
      January 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Wow, that’s crazy. I know I desperately want to travel central and south America but as I only get 4 weeks vacation a year – I don’t think I will have the time. Not this year anyway. A good friend of mine here in Ireland is from Mexico though, so I might get to visit with her sometime this year as a side trip from my United States trip. None of these destinations are planned or booked though so this could all change haha.

  • Gil Sousa
    January 15, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Portugal? Wine Party? :P

  • Aileen Donegan
    January 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Hi Janet, I really want to visit Tallinn this year, along with Moscow. Thinking of taking one of those rail package trips. If you haven’t been before I’d definitely recommend Vienna, Austria and Riga, Latvia.

    • intrepidtraveller
      January 15, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      Would actually love to go to Tallinn too..let nenknow if you want a travel buddy! Moscow and St Petersburg are way up on my lifetime bucket list but might wait til I do trans Siberian train ride! :-)

      • Aileen Donegan
        January 15, 2015 at 10:10 pm

        Oh the Trans Siberian, I’ve heard that’s an experience all right. I reckon that’ll be another while yet!

  • moderationminx
    January 15, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    If you find yourself in Philadelphia, come stay with me!

    • intrepidtraveller
      January 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Cool – I’ll have couch surfing hosts all over the US soon enough! :D

  • Yvonne Gaule
    January 15, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    New Zealand! Breathtakingly beautiful. Or for a nearer and cheaper destination how about Edinburgh for a long weekend. Great city!

    • intrepidtraveller
      January 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Spent a month in New Zealand a few years ago and have been to Edinburgh 3 times…so they are both out!! (Although of flights were cheap enough I would go back to Edinburgh for a weekend – fancy a trip Yvonne??)

    January 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm


    • intrepidtraveller
      January 15, 2015 at 9:05 pm

      Great – will have to do some research on that!

  • Yvonne Gaule
    January 17, 2015 at 11:55 am

    The city of Visby on Gotland is really beautiful, especially in summer. Just get a flight to Stockholm and from there the ferry to Visby.

  • Yvonne Gaule
    January 17, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Yes, l would definitely be up for another trip to Edinburgh! Let’s keep an eye on flights!