In 2010, I started January off with a blog post listing 10 places I wanted to travel to in that year. It was a bucket list of sorts that branched out into a yearly tradition of "must visit" destinations that called me in some shape or form.
Now, eight years later, I've had a chance to look back at that post - 10 Travels for 2010 - and I'm thrilled to report that I've since been to 6 out of 10 destinations on my first wishlist of travels.
And as the years progressed, I've checked off even more of my wander list:
→ For my list in 2011 - 11 Travels for 2011 - there are only 2 destinations that I still haven't visited (St. Lucia & Montreal)
→ For 2012 - 12 travels for 2012 - I've now been to 10 out of 12 locales from my list (Oahu & Tokyo are still out)
→ In 2013 - 13 travels for 2013 - I accomplished 8 out of 13 travels (Still waiting for a Baltic Cruise, Out West, Hawaii with family, the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica).
→ My list of 14 travels for 2014 had me at an additional 8 of 14 (Once again, still hoping for Norway, Hawaii with family, U.S. National Parks, Peru, a Dude Ranch and Cape May, NJ).
I completely dropped the ball in 2015 and didn't post any travels for the year. That trend has continued until now.
Travel is my passion, and once again I'm drawn to new and faraway places. For 2018, I have an updated list of ambitious travels that I'm excited to share with you.
There's a fair chance that I won't visit a single country or destination on this list, but I would be remiss to at least put it out into the universe. So here we go...
Eighteen Travels for 2018
In no particular order...
1. Hawaii (with the family)
3. Peru (specifically Machu Picchu)
5. Tokyo, Japan
7. The Galapagos Islands
8. Thailand & Cambodia (with the family)
9. U.S. National Parks (Arches, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion)
10. New Zealand
11. Costa Rica
12. Mexico City
14. South Africa
16. Danube River Cruise
18. Baltic Cruise