The Travel Bucket List - Top 10 Abroad

Earlier I shared the first installment of my travel bucket list series, and listed the top 10 sites I'd like to see here at home. America is but one small corner of the globe, and my bucket list for the rest of the planet pales in comparison to that of the U.S.A. While I have been lucky to see a few traditional bucket list sites - Great Wall of China, Paris, New York City - there is still plenty I want to see in this big blue world.

Here are the top 10 sites abroad on my travel bucket list.


Does Canada really count as "abroad?" Either way, ever since the 2010 Olympics showcased Vancouver to the world, it has been firmly on my list. I'm a sucker for gorgeous waterfront skylines, and melting pots of food and culture.

9.  Sydney

To answer your question - No, I didn't pull up the list of Olympic host cities when starting this article. I'm not much on physical activity, but I would gladly make an exception for a hike on the famous Harbor Bridge.

8.  Christ the Redeemer - Rio de Janeiro

I can't really put my finger on why, but there isn't much about Brazil that stirs my travel pot. That is until I read Leah's Travels adventure to Christ the Redeemer, and decided this icon deserved a spot on my list.
The Theater of Dreams - Old Trafford
7.  Old Trafford - Manchester, England

As a supporter of Manchester United, I dream of one day taking in a match at the "Theater of Dreams." Seeing them dispose of Chelsea in person would certainly fulfill one of mine. Plus, thanks to the ultra-cool Richard Branson, we can book Manchester flights direct from Orlando making the trip an easy one.

6.  Rome

Seems that any bucket list would be incomplete without a visit to the Sistine Chapel. Not to mention that whole Roman Empire thing...

5.  Disney Parks in Asia

I'm a Disney geek...we established this long ago. Therefore it should come as no surprise that I dream of visiting the Disney parks in Asia. Of course, their location in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and the soon to be Shanghai, makes it easy to add these to the list.

"See that cliff? Let's build a city." ~Genius Santorini Founder
4.  Santorini

Have you seen Santorini? Then it should be pretty clear why this one makes the list. I'm pretty sure I could sit on a patio overlooking the Mediterranean for days on end.

3.  The Pyramids

Would any bucket list be complete without a visit to the Pyramids of Giza?

The famed 18th at the Old Course
2.  St. Andrews

Like Pebble Beach on my U.S.A. list, St. Andrews is just one of those places that every golfer should visit once. The Old Course at St. Andrews is revered as the birthplace of the game, and I hope to one day pause for a photo on it's legendary stone bridge.

1.  Singapore

If you find it odd that Singapore beats out places like the Pyramids and Rome, don't worry...I do too. I've been fascinated by Singapore since I was a kid and my great-grandmother shared stories from her adventure there. Today I dream of riding the spotless subway to one of the famous hawker stands, followed by a beverage atop the Marina Bay Sands. It may be a simple dream, but it's mine...
The Marina Bay Sands
Credit: Wiki
So there you have it....My travel bucket list from the rest of the world. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to start applying for every airline credit card in existence to make this happen. 

What destination is on your list that I left off? 

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