Have you ever been? I was so close to moving there after graduation to teach English as a second language but plans changed and I never went. It's always held a very special in my heart though, and I've wanted to go there for as long as I can remember. My Dad lived there for awhile when I was younger, and traveled there frequently. I can still remember how excited my sister and I would get whenever he returned home, a suitcase full of fun toys and Japanese candy. And luckily it's always been right at the top of Hank's list too. So Japan, we're coming for you! ...one day.
2. Northern California
We've been to San Francisco a few times but I've never ventured north. Whenever I see pictures of the beautiful Redwood trees or the Northern California coast there's this ache in my chest- I just want to be there. A dream of mine is to pack my family into our camper and just drive up the coast, stopping along the way to admire all of the beautiful sites. I'd love to camp in Yosemite and wake up surrounded by those big, old trees, swim in the hot springs, and go to bed with the sound of the ocean crashing against those huge cliffs.
3. The South
Broad, I know, but I couldn't pick just one southern state if I tried. One of my dear friends lives in South Carolina and posts some beautiful photos of her city that always makes me want to see it in person. I love the history there, and I'd love to explore it more with my family. And then of course there's Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama...the list goes on.
This is a given, right? Doesn't everyone want to see Greece once in their lifetime? We almost honeymooned here but instead decided to go to Moorea, a small island next to Tahiti. We had the best time on that trip, but sometimes I'll see a photo of beautiful Greece and feel a tiny little twinge of regret that we didn't go when we had the chance. It's just such a gorgeous place between the water and the countryside and the colorful towns.
This is another one of those places with that "WOW" factor. If you do a simple image search I'm sure you'll feel the same way I do- in total and complete awe! I've only known one person who has visited Norway and she said it was amazing (of course). This is another place high up on my travel wishlist that I daydream about often.
So how about you? Do you have one (or more!) places you just HAVE to see in your lifetime? Share below, if you'd like! I always love hearing what's on people's wishlists.