My travel wishlist

I have check-marked almost all the places on my must-see places list in US. I have visited some of them 3-4 times. So these days I have been eyeing other countries or places which are fascinating enough to visit. Most of these places are new additions to my wishlist. To add to that, I have an inspiring travel buff for a boss who shows me travel pics often. I follow some travel blogs and after reading great posts on these places, I have decided to pay them a visit, whenever I can.

First two in the list are the places that I have been wanting to visit for a very long time. The others got added this year after seeing some amazing pics of these places. There are many more places on my wishlist but these are the ones which seem plausible. πŸ˜›

  1. Wizarding world of Harry Potter in Orlando


    I have been to Orlando and I have been to all the great parks in Orlando already. But then how did I miss Harry Potter land, being one of the greatest fans? The reason was that it was still not built when I visited Orlando. So that makes me want to visit Orlando again, just for Harry Potter world. Website:Β LinkΒ (Hogsmeade, The Hogwarts Express and Diagon Alley)

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    Author: Chiao Yun Lo Source:Β Wikimedia

  2. Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley in Utah

    If you have seen the “wild west” in western movies, then you will realize how important it is to visit Utah. Having stayed very close to Utah for couple of years, this yearning has turned into a dream. I hope a day comes when I get to visit the national parks in Utah. *Fingers crossed*.
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    Author: Jean-Christophe BENOIST Source:Β Wikimedia

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    Author:Β Jon SullivanΒ Β Source:Β Wikimedia

  3. Mexico –Β Chichen Itza

    I have been to Mexico, but not to the part which has Mayan ruins. After watching the movie “Apocalypto” and understanding what those temples were built for, I am keen on visiting these ruins. Also not to forget that Chichen Itza is now one of the wonders of the world.
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    Photography by ”’Sergio BlΓ‘zquez”’. Source: Wikimedia

  4. Costa Rica – rainforest and volcanoes

    Rain forests and volcanoes – this is what Hawaii is famous for. Even though I have seen these in Hawaii, I would love to visit Costa Rica some day,Β simply because of the diverse wildlife and vegetation that one can see there. I also want to hike to the sky blue river/waterfalls – Rio Celeste waterfalls inΒ Tenorio Volcano National Park.

    Walk in the mist

    Walk in the mist

    photo byΒ RaphaΓ«l Fauveau. Source: Fotomedia

  5. Cruise – Caribbean Islands

    I have never been on a cruise. But I have always wanted to go on one, even since I sawΒ “Titanic” :). I have heard about the elaborate buffets, desserts that you can experience only if you have been on a cruise. So I hope to some day take a cruise for a week or so.
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    Author:Β RapidfireΒ Source:Β Wikimedia

  6. Peru – Machu Picchu

    It is another wonder of the world. After reading “Motorcycle diaries” and watching many documentaries on Inca empire, I really want to visit this place someday. I keep seeing emails in the travel mailing list at work, where someone is alwaysΒ planning a hike to see this wonder. I am not sure I can really hike to this place, but would still want to at least visit it on a train or bus someday.
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    Source: Wikimedia; Author:Β Marrovi

So what places do you have on your travel wishlist?

P.S: Sorry for being absent for such a long time. I will get back to posting and commenting soon. Life has become really busy – with family visiting us, traveling, hectic work schedules, health issues and what not!

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42 thoughts on “My travel wishlist

  1. All your selections are wonderful. I am surprised you have not yet been on a cruise. For a starter, you can take a 4 night or 7 night cruise to Mexico from Los Angeles. You will love the experience. We have been 4 times to Mexico. All are on Royal Caribbean. Very affordable. So many activities in the ship and offshore. The food (tons and tons of them) are available 24 hours. For example, they have more than 50 desserts available all the time. The dinner menu has 3 Indian vegetarian selections (out of 9). They have an Indian vegetarian cuisine and also a Jain cuisine.

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    • oh wow SG. I had no idea they served Indian vegetarian cuisine on cruises. Thanks SG. I was mainly worried about veg food all these days and hence the delay in taking a cruise. We should try the Mexico cruise then.

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  2. My travels around my place keeps getting into some hurdle or the other. I don’t want to travel other countries, but by bucket list of traveling to interesting places around here is continuously bombarded with challenges. Now it’s summer. Before it was some pending work. I don’t know what will happen in future! Pure mismanagement.

    Wonder why that Mexico monument has been selected as a world wonder. This seems to be smaller than basic pyramids! All the best with your travels, though. I am sure you will go to all places, and maybe more πŸ™‚

    Destination Infinity

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    • Yeah I have noticed that these days you have kind of stopped traveling. Life gets very hectic sometimes and we cannot manage travel. This year even we are not traveling that much (compared to last year). Let’s see if I can visit these places at least next year or so.

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  3. Wowowow… i have a couple in my list too out of these..Utah and Mexico. ..

    Not very keen on cruise. .tried once was not very well after that .. sea sick or something. .

    But rest of the places are beautiful..and a irony they made harry potter in Orlando when he is supposed to be British he he he he..

    Good luck and all the best. ..

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  4. I love your choices of must visit places here!! The Wizarding world of Harry Potter in Orlando… wow… do visit it soon and do share all about it soon here! Bryce Canyon and Monument Valley in Utah looks simply spectacular!

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  5. Definitely want to visit Machu Picchu and Patagonia. Apart from that, I want to go to Nepal and trek around Everest, NZ, Greece, South Africa and Canada, Love your list… πŸ™‚

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  6. I am sure I left a comment in the morning .. i guess your blog does not like me 😦

    lovely places to visit.. I have UTAH nad mexico in list ..

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    • Right now I am just day dreaming about these places. I am hoping that I will get to visit atleast few of these places. πŸ™‚
      And I would take you with me on a trip anytime Dil. πŸ™‚

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  7. Interesting list of places to visit! I had been on a cruiser, Startship Gemini and came back just day before yesterday 3 nights…from Singapore to Penang, Langkavi and back to Singapore. I never expected them to serve so many varieties of vegetarian food! Will do a post in a couple of days!

    Have noted down your list! You will visit all, let me visit at least a couple of places! All the best, A.K.

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  8. I can’t wait to buy that car .. just to visit Utah and its national parks!!
    That Harry Potter theme park seems just perfect.

    How come Colorado isn’t on your list? πŸ˜‰

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    • πŸ™‚ yep Harry Potter theme park is going to be really fun I guess. Colorado is also on my list. Must see rocky mountains some day. This was a very concise list. My real list is almost infinite now. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  9. Spectacular…those are some amazing places that you visited! πŸ™‚

    I have only been to europe so I feel like it calls me over and over.. i would wanna explore Greece and Turkey.. not sure about US. But there are so many places in India that i would want to visit. I think if I am able to do that in t his lifetime, I’d have checked my bucktlist!

    and yes, please write… I miss ur posts! πŸ™‚

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    • Europe is on my wishlist for a very long time now. I hope to visit few countries in Europe someday.
      I am yet to visit all the places listed in the post Mi. Hopefully, someday I will be able to. πŸ™‚

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