My Wanderlust Bucket List

My heart is itching for adventure. It’s aching for long open roads, miles of mossy green forests and uphill treks across mountainsides. For crowded cities and secret escapes. Tranquil lakes and lazy blue skies. And I’m guessing, if you’re reading this, then your heart is too.

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

Today, I wanted to celebrate that wanderlust – that yearning for adventure, to experience. To see. To go. – And one way that I thought we could truly celebrate it was through a list of my Top 5 (make that 8 thanks to my indecisiveness!) Wanderlust Bucket List escapes. These are places I’m dreaming of. I’d love to know what’s on your wanderlust bucket list, too, if you want to comment below!

The Fairytale Trail, Germany

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

For those who don’t know, The Fairytale Trail is a route of towns and places that inspired the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm. This route includes tiny villages that based stories like Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White and beautiful cliff-side castles that inspired their works like Cinderella.

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

You need a vehicle to complete the route, as it spans through forests, countrysides and up into the mountains in total. I can only imagine the breathtaking photos you’d be able to get while exploring the expansive country of Germany on the trek through inspirations of the Brothers Grimm.

You can check out the official website dedicated to the route right here.

The Hawaiian Islands

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

Who doesn’t wish to go to Hawaii at some point, seriously?

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

Ever since I was tiny I’ve dreamt of the gorgeous islands. Staring with my inner wanderlust going wild at the gorgeous photos that people post of their adventures through the white sands, green forests and crystal blue shores.

An American Road Trip

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

A traditional American road trip. Renting a car and driving the coast of the United States has been another must-do on my list! During a holiday in Florida last year, my friends and I did rent a car, and drove all around the state to visit everything from Mickey Mouse to Manatees. (You can read about those adventures right here!)

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

Now I definitely have some wanderlust stored up to go back and explore the incredible coastline that makes America famous for road trips and cross-country adventures.

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

The Amalfi Coast is a gorgeous cliff-side region running along Italy through towns like Positano, Cetara, Amalfi, Sorrento and Africana. Picturesque in the best way, the coast features shoreside towns and cities looking over the expansive ocean, with blue seas and sun-drenched sands.

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

The region is also well-known for hiking, and features tonnes of incredible trails if you’re looking to get away from the coast and lost in the incredible Italian hills.

Swimming Pig Island in the Bahamas

The island of Pig Beach is another must-do on my wanderlust bucket list. In the Bahamas, the uninhabited island has become home to a colony of feral pigs that spend their days sunning on the sand and swimming in the crystal water.

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

There’s an official site dedicated to the pigs, that you can check out here and a beautiful collection of insta-worthy travel snaps with the adorable pigs on Instagram, which you can look at here.

The City of Tokyo, Japan

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

The city of Tokyo has been somewhere that I’ve always wanted to visit. Known for their innovation and integration of fast-moving technology, Tokyo is a city that I’ve always seen as somewhere on the move.

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

The 2020 Olympics are going to take place in Tokyo, and hopefully, I’ll be able to say that I’ve visited the incredible city before then!

The Island of Santorini, Greece

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In the Aegean Sea, Santorini sits with an incredible landscape of rugged cliffs and white-washed buildings. One of the first facts I learnt about the island, was that it was the law for all buildings within a certain distance to be distinctly painted with the white and blue of Greece’s iconic flag.

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

To explore the beautiful towns, relax on the picturesque cliff-side and enjoy authentic greek yoghurt is something I’ve dreamt of for years.

The Country of Australia

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

Growing up glued to the TV watching shows like Neighbours (I still watch it to this day. Please don’t judge me.) I’ve always been enamoured by the sunny-skies of Australia and the accent (oh wow I love the accent). But growing up, and researching the country outside of Ramsay Street, I’ve seen Australia be an incredible places with landscapes drastically changing from place to place.

I’d love to visit the Great Barrier Reef, see the incredible Outback and meet a kangaroo, and a koala bear or two.

My heart is aching for adventure. A list of beautiful, brilliant adventures you can and should have your eyes set on exploring!

Do you have a list of places you’d love to visit for the wanderlust? Make sure to leave them below! Or, have you visited any of the places on my list? What do you think of them? Be sure to comment below or tweet/Instagram me @mileinmyglasses!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day,
Michael

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  • Amazing places! But the picture from the Germany route is actually from the Romanian Transfagarasan 🙂
    xoxo,
    Khloe from http://www.khloelo.com

    • Thank-you so much for the compliment! And thanks for letting me know! I’ll make sure to swap that out, it looks like such an incredible place!

      I hope you’re having a lovely Wednesday!
      Michael

  • Torrey @ YoungSmartSaveTravel

    Great list! I’m actually on my way to Hawaii in the next two weeks on our yearly “point churning” trip! Plus we are soon checking off Greece and Italy for next year. If only the flight to Australia wasn’t so far for us that would be on our list too. 13 hours is a no go for me 😛

    • Thank-you so much, Torrey! I hope you have an incredible time in Hawaii, I’m so jealous! Ha! I know what you mean! 13 hours is definitely a long stretch, it’d take some mental planning I think! I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

  • WTFab

    Santorini is one of my favorite places in the world. This whole list is so amazing!

    Xo,
    Elise
    http://www.w-t-fab.com

    • Thank-you so much Elise! I can’t wait to visit Santorini this year, I can only imagine how amazing it’s going to be! I hope you have a lovely day!

  • Kellyn Jeremy-Aponte

    Loving this visual Bucket List. Very inspirational. I’m feeling Tokyo in 2020 for sure.

    • Thank-you Kellyn! I really hope I manage to make it out there – it looks like such an incredible place! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Laura Torninoja

    Yes yes yes to all of these! I’ve never heard of the Fairytale Route before but it sounds absolutely amazing! Definitely something for the bucket list.

    Amalfi Coast is also very high up on my list, as well as an American roadtrip. I’d love to visit at least Texas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Charleston… It might be a long one haha! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Omg I’m the exact same! There’s so many cities and states in America that I’d love to visit! I hope you have an absolutely lovely Thursday!

  • Great list! I should do something similar. So many places to go. Have you ever thought about going to South America? I would recommend you San Pedro de Atacama, in Chile. And well… of course Machu Picchu! 🙂

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

    • I would love to explore South America! If I could, I’d include almost everywhere on my wanderlust list as so many places have such incredible sights to see! Thanks for the wonderful recommendations, I can guarantee they’re on the list! I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

  • jen

    Awesome list! I’ve been dreaming about Iceland, Thailand, morocco, and India for years!

    • Thank-you Jen! I visited Iceland in January and had the absolute best time! It’s such an incredible country, I can’t recommend it enough! Yes yes yes, Thailand, Morocco and India all sound like incredible places to visit too! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Sophie Lee

    The photo of Great Barrier Reef is just stunning, i have to put it in my bucket list too <3

    xoxo, Cool style for men

    • Michael

      Thank-you Sophie! I can’t wait to get out there one day, it looks so magnificent!