What Are You Waiting For? Your Dream Bucket List Destinations

Adventure travel is on the rise, check out some of the most popular trips


Brittany Jones Cooper—If you could go anywhere in the world, where it be? Would you dive with great white sharks in South Africa? Maybe you’ve always dreamed of strolling around the Taj Mahal in India? Or does a week on the beaches of Aruba sound like the dream vacation?

We recently posed this question in a Yahoo Travel survey, and the results showed that adventure is definitely on the minds of our readers. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, many desire hiking, scuba diving, or going on a safari at their dream destination.

Even better, it looks like taking some of these dream trips is actually possible. 73 percent revealed that they had paid vacation days from work. So why aren’t people checking destinations off of their bucket list? One word—family. Sixty-one percent admitted that they use their vacation time to visit loved ones.

Now, we agree that family always comes first. But here at Yahoo Travel we also think it’s important to get out and see the world. Check out some of the destinations on our readers’ bucket lists below, and then tell us … where have you always dreamed of traveling?

Many Yahoo Travel readers wanted to spend a week on a tropical beach, like this one in Barbados.  (Photo: Thinkstock)

“Lying on a Caribbean beach with a fruity drink with an umbrella in it.” — 32, male

“My dream trip would be to go to South America and stay in an all-inclusive resort by the beach and I would rent a car and travel throughout the city and go to surrounding countries.” — 33, female

Taking a safari is on the bucket list of many Yahoo Travel readers. (Photo: Thinkstock)

“I would love to visit Africa. Not only for volunteer work and to make a difference in someone’s life, but to experience something completely different. A safari is definitely something I am looking forward to. I would love to go to Morocco to ride camels, see Marrakech and try new cuisine. I am willing to try and learn anything new and exciting.” — 23, female

“I would take the honeymoon we never got with my husband to Ireland. It would be at least 10 days in Ireland and we would drive ourselves around and stay at bed and breakfasts and kiss the Blarney Stone. We would visit castles and pubs and try new foods.” — 37, female

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“I want to take my grandsons and daughter to Disney World in Florida. We can lodge at my brother’s house and he would take us sight-seeing too!” — 50, female

“Travel to Alaska on a cruise with my wife and daughter.” — 50, male

“Backpacking through Europe.” — 35, female

Yosemite National Park has some of the most scenic hikes in the world. (Photo: Thinkstock)

“A month long rock climbing and sight-seeing trip to Yosemite National Park including an experienced guide/climbing partner to show me the best places/routes to climb and places to visit.” — 31, male

“A scuba diving live-aboard trip to the South Pacific for 10 days or more. Destinations could include the Solomon Islands, Palau, Indonesia, and Thailand.” — 57, male

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