Global Travel Agents Share Bucket List Destinations, Pt. 1

As the new year continues to set in, our travel bucket lists tend to get a little longer. With the ability to send travelers anywhere in the world, the Global Connections travel agents each have an adventure in mind.

So if you’ve ever been bitten by the travel bug, here are a couple great places to consider this year.

1. Australia (The whole island!)

The travel distance from the US to Australia might take more than 22 hours, but it is not stopping Nancy P.! With places like the Great Barrier Reef, the popular Sydney Opera House, Uluru/Ayers rock, and lush outback adventures, Australia can promise a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Don’t forget to snap a few pics with the kangaroos, Nancy!

2. A European River Cruise on the Rhine River

If you’re thinking about taking a sweet European river cruise, Lori S. is ready to tag along! With breathtaking views from Basel, Switzerland, and Amsterdam, Netherlands, you can expect to meander through scenic gorges, quaint small towns, castles, cathedrals and plenty of historic structures.

3. Alaska

Traveling to the Last Frontier means a lot of wilderness exploring for Lynn N.! To celebrate her 20th wedding anniversary, this agent is ready for rainforests, glaciers and “polar bear plunges.” Her upcoming Alaskan experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Denali National Park – sounds like an unforgettable trip!

4. Japan

Brush up on your Japanese and bring a pair of your best walking shoes for the city markets of Japan! Our Bridget S. is itching to roam under the cherry blossoms and take in the culture, the native Japanese architecture and, most importantly, the food. Like a bullet train, this trip could be coming your way too!

5. Oregon

If you’re thinkin’ Oregon, don’t forget to bring the sturdy boots and rain coat! Mariela V. (yours truly), is dashing her way to a wondrous journey. With an array of marvelous landscapes including beaches, mountains, and even deserts, you can find it all in Oregon. From Cannon Beach to the impressive Haystack Hill State Park, you can bet you’ll return home feeling refreshed.

6. A Mediterranean Cruise in Italy

Christina Zeier is following an onboard dream by taking a Mediterranean Cruise that reveals Europe’s best attractions! You’ll have the chance to explore the ruins of Rome, take shore excursions down the canals of Venice and marvel at scenic drives through the vineyards of Florence. Enjoy the enticing Mediterranean cuisine onboard and feel like a local from one port to another!

These are just a few bucket list destinations our expert Travel Team could help you visit for yourself! Stay tuned for more next month.