Travel goals can be local or far away. They can be educational, or exotic. Some people have never been out of the community in which they were born, and others have never lived in the same place more than a year. In couples, one party may have traveled all over the place on business or active military duty, while the other stayed and managed the home.

The idea and lure of travel may have much different meanings and levels of attractiveness to people based on their experiences, knowledge, dreams, fears, expectations. When considering travel goals for your life list, you may have to weigh your desires against those of your spouse or partner. In some cases, you may have to resolve to make some trips on your own or with a friend rather than spouse or partner.

Travel involves transportation involved in getting somewhere, the destination(s) to which you plan to travel, what you do while you are at the destination(s), and the transportation involved in getting back. Sometimes the mode of transportation doubles as the destination, as in the case of a touring boat or cruise ship.


Getting to and from the your travel goal destinations can encompass many forms of transportation, including:

  • Car rides
  • Flights:

    • Small planes
    • Jumbo jets
    • Helicopters
    • Hot air balloons

  • Train rides
  • Bus rides
  • Watercraft Rides:
    • Small marine craft
    • Touring boats

  • Cruise ships
  • Taxis or car services
  • Tram rides


Travel goal destinations are far too numerous to list all of them. Some general categories include:

  • Countries, cities, towns, villages, locales
  • Waterways and bodies of water

  • Islands
  • Natural and man-made wonders
  • Ancient or historical places and structures

  • Mountains
  • Beaches and shorelines
  • Resorts or event destinations
  • Theme parks and amusement parks
  • National parks and monuments
  • Special interest sites

Things to Do at Your Destinations

Things to do at your travel goal destinations are likewise far too numerous to list.  Some general categories include:

  • Sunning, swimming, surfing, boating, scuba diving, snorkling
  • Enjoying local cuisine and beverages

  • Sightseeing, taking pictures
  • Shopping
  • Skiing, climbing, hiking
  • Enjoying the nightlife
  • Attending major sporting and other events
  • Attending concerts, performances, and other entertainment events
  • Touring the countryside
  • Interacting with the local population

These general lists give you some ideas for updating travel goals on your very specific, personal life list. Remember, the journey, destination, and things to do should all be considered when making your list.

List of Sample Travel Goals

Below are some travel goal destination ideas to help start you thinking.

“See Them All” Travel Goals
Beach Destinations
USA and Canada  Festivals and Cultural Events
– All 50 United States plus Washington DC – Fiji – Sundance Film Festival – Park City, UT – January
– All seven continents – Tahiti – Mardi Gras – New Orleans, LA – February
– Each of the seven original wonders of the world – Bora Bora – Just for Laughs – Montreal, Canada – July
– Each of the seven current wonders of the world – Maldives – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX – October
– Every country on a continent of your choosing – U.S Virgin Islands – Epcot Food and Wine Festival – Orlando, FL – August – November
USA Natural Wonders
Skiing Destinations
European Festivals and Cultural Events
– Arches National Park – Utah – Whistler Blackcomb, Canada – Carnivale di Venzia – Venice, Italy – February
– Black Canyon of Gunnison – western Colorado – Courchevel, France – Saint Patrick’s Day – Dublin, Ireland – March
– Caddo Lake – Border between Texas and Louisiana – Zermatt, Switzerland – Kings Day – Amsterdam, Netherlands – April
– Crater Lake – South Central Oregon – Vail Mountain Resort, Colorado, USA – Cannes Film Festival – Cannes, France – May
– Denali National Pak, interior Alaska – Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, USA – Notting Hill Carnival – Notting Hill, London , UK – August
– Dry Tortugas – Gulf of Mexico – Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy – Octoberfest – Munich, Germany – October
USA National Parks
World Natural Wonders
Other Festivals and Cultural Events
– Yellowstone – Utah – Grand Canyon – Colorado – Day of the Dead – Mexico City, Mexico – November
– Yosemite  – California – Great Barrier Reef – Coral Sea, off Queensland, Australia – Rio Carnival – Rio Di Janero, Brazil – February
– Glacier National Park – Montana – Mt. Everest – Himalayan Mountains between Nepal and Tibet, China – Sky Lantern Festival – Pingxi, Taiwan – February
– Zion Nation Park – Utah – Aurora, Northern Lights – Stars of the White Nights – St Petersburg, Russia – May – July
– Grand Teton Nation Park – Wyoming – Iguazu Falls – Argentina and Brazil – Mevlana Whirling Dervishes – Konya, Turkey – December
– Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Paricutin Volcano – Michoacan, Mexico
– Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado – Jeju Island – Southern coast of Korea
– Acadia National Park – Maine – Puerto Princesa Underground River – Philippines
– Ha Long Bay – Gulf of Tonkin
-The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
-Victoria Falls – Zambia and Zimbabwe, Africa

Representative Sampling of Travel Goal Products, Services, and Equipment

Below is a sampling of travel products, services, and equipment to help you set and achieve your travel goals. Click on the links to find out more information, see other products selections, and if you like, to make a purchase from one of our merchants.

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50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do Paperback – February 7, 2017

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Our Adventures: A Bucket List Journal For Couples with 101 Ideas for Romantic and Fun Adventures; Checklist pages for 101 adventures and 101 journal pages, Couples or Partners Journal of Adventures Paperback – February 20, 2018

Do you want the love and adventure to continue after the honeymoon is over? Of course! This journal will inspire you to keep the fun, travel and adventure in your relationship! Create and record your own bucket list and adventures together with this prompted journal!Includes 101 Romantic, Unique and Fun Ideas to use as inspiration for your own adventure list! Suggestions range from simple to exotic including:
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  • Kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower
  • Swim in every ocean
  • Tour each other's hometowns
  • Create a tradition for every holiday
This journal contains a table of contents for the two of you to make your own unique adventure list with a checkbox for when it's done. The pages to record adventures have a numbered formatted page so you can write down when you have completed the adventure or activity, the details about it and how you felt about it. The perfect gift for: newlyweds, for an anniversary gift, husband gift, wife gift or partner gift.  Helpful for new couples or couples that have been together for decades! Order today to give a gift that will keep the love and adventure going!

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