Future Travel Destinations

We've got the travel bug.
Although, I'm not so sure that's a good bug to have when you're on a budget and in school. So...
That aside: Now that Husband and I are back from our mini vacation in Chicago, we thought it would be a good time to update our 'Future Travel Destinations' list. The list is usually a top ten we morph into a top-whatever-number of cities, combining duplicates. For now, our list just ventures to cities in North America. We love to road trip, so if a city is close, that's a bonus.
Without further chit-chat, here's our combined list {in no certain order}:

1. Chicago: I mean, what more can I say? It's seriously a love affair.
The Gold Coast in Chicago.
2. Boston: A rainy day in Boston is what dreams are made of.  And, I want a dream real, real soon.
Rainy day in Boston, in 2008 on our honeymoon.
3. San Francisco: Visiting this city never gets old. Food. Fun. Family.
Via dar-za-me.blogspot.com
4. Austin: A not-so-secret love of ours. 

Now, on to the cities we both haven't yet visited together {or, haven't spent 'vacation' time in, only traveling-though}:

5. Boulder, Colorado: A city to showcase crazy wonderful art with a natural backdrop. I've been there many moons ago, and I think it's time to go back and explore.

6. Toronto: We'll be visiting Toronto this summer for a concert and our 5th wedding anniversary. It'll be my first time out of the country!

7. Vancouver: The 'west coast' of Canada is calling our names, especially after the Olympics. 

8. San Jose, Costa Rica: The photos from this place are incredible. I can only imagine the food.

9.  Road Town, British Virgin Islands: Husband has been to the Bahamas and other islands in this area, but I've yet to see the sun-washed colors of this island paradise.

10. Jackson, Wyoming: Stuck in the middle of the Grand Tetons. Done.

11. Seattle: Yet another rainy city after my heart. I hear they have coffee, too? Wink.

12. Helena & Butte, Montana: Wide-open, gorgeous spaces. 

13. Mexico City/Oaxaca, Mexico: The food. The tile. The colors. Arguably the best place in the world to eat mole sauce. Hello, lover.

14. Nashville & Franklin: Now that we have friends living there, we'll be visiting the Nashville & Franklin area hopefully in the next year.

15. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: After reading Margaret Atwood's Surfacing, I knew I wanted to see the eerie fog lifting off the lakes of eastern Canada. What better place to start than N.S., riddled with small bodies of water.

What are your top ten cities you'd like to visit? Why? Convince me!


  1. Jim wants to see rain forest, and that can be done in Costa Rica (also, near Seattle as it turns out). So. Costa Rica someday for the jungles. I'd also like to go to Banff. and Morocco has long been on my 'must see' list.

    I once took a scenic drive with some friends from Denver to Glenwood Springs (hot springs in the wild!) and that'd definitely be recommended if you're ever going to Colorado.

    Also, Prince Edward Island is one of my favorite places in the world. You can get there on a road trip to Halifax and Nova Scotia.

  2. We tried to stick just with North America for now, as we're both in school again and funds are tight. There are undoubtedly many other places on our list if we expanded it just to a few more continents.
    I love Colorado, and spent time there as a kid on large family trips. I'm a big fan of Boulder though, so when we head that way, we'll add Glenwood Springs to the itinerary.

  3. I'm sure Husband added BVI solely because you talked about it. ;)
    Oh and no need to mention beer, I will drink it anywhere!


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