Places I’d Like To Travel To Within The Next 10 Years


I’m guilty of spending all my time and energy working and all my income on stuff. You know when you just go to Target to buy one thing and buy everything? That’s me. I haven’t done much traveling in my life time, and I’d like to do a lot more over the next (hopeful) several decades of my life. I think I’ll start achieving these dreams by making a travel bank and put money aside monthly for my destination dreams. In the meantime, here are all the places I’d like to travel to within the next 10 years.

Inside of U.S.


I love to hike, and I’d love to go hiking in Maine. Not to mention, it’s a more affordable destination. There’s a lot of sight seeing to do in Maine, and I’m aiming to take a trip soon.


My dream has always been to see the Grand Canyon. Again, I enjoy hiking, and Arizona’s a great place to do it. Although not for everyone, I’m a fan of the desert heat.


This list isn’t in any order – if it were, Hawaii would probably be #1. However, Hawaii isn’t cheap, so it’s a trip I’ll save for down the line.


I’ve been to Florida a few times, but I’m always looking for a reason to go back. It’s a classic vacation spot.

Washington D.C.

I’ve been to Washington D.C. once, and it’s only a train ride away, yet I haven’t gone in years. I visited when I was 13 and loved it. I definitely think it’s time for another trip.

California – Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco

California’s a huge state and there’s a lot to see. It overwhelms me how much there is in this world that I have yet to visit. I don’t even know where to begin with California. It’s almost as overwhelming as Europe!

North Carolina

A classic vacation spot I have yet to visit is North Carolina. I actually was in Charlotte once, but unfortunately it was a layover, and I never made it out of the airport.

Illinois – Chicago

I’m sure Chicago isn’t all that much different than other cities I’ve been to, but I’d still like to visit. I’ve never been to the midwest.

Massachusetts – Boston

Similar to Chicago, I’m sure it’s likely to be your standard city. However, I’ve never been, and for me, it’s not a terribly far travel. I think I should go at least once in my life.

Oregon – Portland

I heard Portland has a lot of food trucks and that was enough to sway me. And again, I love to hike. Oregon’s a great state for exploring.

Outside of U.S.


This year, my goal is to take a nice vacation in Mexico. I haven’t left the country since I was 6, and my passport is all ready to go. I’m ready to take a break from work and enjoy the resort experience.


I’m not sure if I’d rather see Toronto or Montreal. If you have a preference, I’d love to hear about it!


Europe in general is a place I’d love to explore more. I never had a chance to study abroad in college, but the dream would be to live in Europe for 6 months and do some sight seeing.


Maybe I can visit France while on my trip to England. I’m not sure how the train works in Europe, but I’ll figure it out.


Surprisingly, I have been to Italy, but only when I was very young. I never was able to explore the “touristy” areas either like Rome or Florence.


Let’s put it this way; I’ve never heard of someone having a bad time in Amsterdam.


I watch a lot of YouTube videos of people taking trips to Japan, and it’s heavily increased my desire to go. Of course, I’d love to see Tokyo.


Australia has always been a dream of mine ever since I was little. I love hot weather and beaches. I’ve heard they have some crazy huge spiders, but I’m up for the challenge.


I’m a foodie, and I’ve heard Thailand has incredible food. Just thinking about it makes me hungry. Not to mention, traveling to Thailand is actually relatively affordable. If there’s a beach, I want to see it.


Again with the food. Gyros are one of my faves. Not to mention, the scenery is breathtaking.

My list of places I’d like to travel is never ending, but these are some of the top places I’d like to visit within the next 10 years. Stay tuned for where I travel next!


  1. Fabulous list! I live just outside Toronto and am moving back to the city as soon as the kids are done school. It’s a great city. Friendly, safe, lots to do. And the food is terrific. Summer is best when there are lots of food themed street festivals. During TIFF (September) is fun too if you are into film. Montreal is also lovely. I’m heading to Amsterdam this year. I’ve never been but hear great things. if you want to see England and Paris, you can take the Eurostar from London to Paris. I’ve not done that route but my kids have. Generally trains in Europe are fast, frequent, and not terribly expensive. I LOVE Boston and you can easily see Maine from there. It’s a gorgeous coastal drive and if you like seafood, it’s paradise. Now you’ve made me want to travel more! I think it’s the best use of discretionary income.

    • Hey Jen – Thanks for the great tips! I love food festivals, so I’ll definitely look into booking a trip for the summer. I’ll look into the Euostar as well, that’s very helpful! I agree, traveling is the best use of discretionary income!

      Have fun in Amsterdam! I’d love to hear all about it!


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