Travel Bucket List 2018

It’s hard to believe that 2017 will be over in a few days. I’ve seen all over other blogs, YouTube videos and Facebook and Instagram how everyone is gearing up for the new year. For me, 2018 is going to be the year of travel!

We have certainly done our fair share of traveling in 2016 and 2017 but with this being our last year living in Germany, it’s time to make the most of it! Here are all the places we want to go in 2018!

Related: Our travel bucket list 2016.


Spain // Can you believe that we haven’t been to Spain yet? I can’t, especially because Vinn speaks fluent Spanish and studied abroad in Madrid in college. Madrid has made our travel plans for a few months and something would always come up that would force us to cancel the trip. But not this year. This year we are making it happen! I’d love to hit up Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian and Seville.

Berlin // Our travel throughout Germany has been slim. It’s one of those things like, “It’s always going to be there, so we’ll just wait.” Well, now’s our chance to really hit up some German cities. Vinn and I have been wanting to run a half marathon in Europe and when the Berlin half marathon kept showing up in my research, we thought we’d hit two birds with one stone. Plus, what better place to have some recovery beer than Berlin?


Scotland // This country is Vinn’s top of the list. He loves Scotch, so it only makes sense for us to visit the homeland. Plus, I really want to see all the castles and greenery! The trouble we’re finding is that to get to many of the distilleries is a feat. But it’s fun to do all the research ahead of time!

Auschwitz & Krakow // Poland seems like a fascinating country and I’ve only heard great things. I’ve wanted to visit Auschwitz since I learned about the Holocaust and feel like I need to see it in order to really comprehend that time in history. It’s also one of those places that I’m not sure I would want to travel all the way from the States to visit, so now’s the time. Plus, it will be one of those life changing trips, I think.


Amalfi Coast // Need I say more? I mean, just look at that picture. My family plans to visit the Amalfi Coast sometime in May and I just can’t wait to sit back and enjoy this amazing view. There’s nothing like the water, a good glass of red wine and bowl full of pasta!

Greece // For some reason, Greece never seemed to make it on our big list of destinations. It just seemed over-hyped to me. But after talking with too many people who have said that Greece only exceeds expectations, I’d like to look into it. I managed to find a hotel in a cute coastal town over my 30th birthday week. That wouldn’t be the worst way to ring in a new decade!


Hamburg // This city in Germany is supposed to be spectacular. It’s on the water, has fresh fish always and is one of the first cities to welcome the Beatles! Hamburg is the perfect long weekend destination for u and is another German city we can visit while we live here.

French Wine Country // It wouldn’t be a year if we didn’t stop in wine country. We haven’t made it to the French areas like Bordeaux but I’d love to be able to visit next year. What’s not to love?

Wow, that’s a lot of places on the list for 2018. It’s going to be a year full of travel, hectic research and memories to last a lifetime.

If you’ve ever been to any of these places, I’d love some of your recommendations! Or do you have a place in Europe that you just love and think we should definitely visit?

European Travel Bucket List 2018, All the Places to See in the New Year

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  1. Maureen | 29th Dec 17

    I’m so jealous you live in Europe so visiting all of these places wouldn’t be as big of a trip as visiting from the States. Auschwitz seems like a place to visit to really let the reality of the Holocaust sink in. I felt like slavery really got to me when I visited a plantation in Louisiana and saw the original slave quarters that were on the land there. Granted not the same as the Holocaust but I think how you would feel walking away from both are similar.

    • Jessica | 30th Dec 17

      You’re so right about letting the reality sink in, that’s exactly why I want to go.

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