10 Places I Would Love to Visit

In the last several years, I have felt more of an urge to travel.  In traveling, I have realized that not only do we take in so much learning through the experiences, but I have also noticed that one of the beauties of travel are the memories we bring home with us.

Now, in this season in our lives, we can’t travel like I would want to.  So, we take trips when we can manage it – anything from smaller things like camping to larger, occasional trips like Disney World.

10 Places I Would Love to Visit that I Have Never Been To

1.  Paris, France – We originally had this as part of our honeymoon plans, but then instead decided to spend our whole trip in England (London) only.  If I had it to do again, I might have broken up the trip between London and Paris.

2. Rome, Italy and Vatican City – These just go together, right?  I still remember one time just after we became Catholic, Eric and I were talking to our priest who was telling us about a trip to Rome.  He said to us, “One day, when you go to Rome…”  I told Eric later, “I loved that he said it like he knew we would go one day.”

3. The Holy Lands – While Jesus truly is everywhere, the thought of actually going where He lived His life is just mind blowing.

4.  Boston, MA – While the thought of driving in this city would terrify me, the historical value of Boston makes me want to go anyway.

5.  Canada – It’s the foreign country closest to me and I’ve never been.  So, it seems like something I should do.  I was especially impressed with British Columbia while we watched the last Winter Olympics.

6. Seattle, WA – I haven’t been to the Pacific Northwest at all (oh, let’s be honest – I haven’t been to the west coast), and Seattle has become my go-to location for this purpose.

7. New York City – So many amazing things in the city, though I’m intimidated by the thought of it.

8. Alaska – This seems like it would be my big adventure trip.  This is also somewhere that Eric has long since wanted to go.  If we went, we would definitely need to be able to see Aurora Borealis.  (The Northern Lights, apparently, where visible from our home earlier this year, and we just didn’t know about it!  We were both so upset.)

9. Pyramids of Giza (Egypt) – I have wanted to see the pyramids since I was in middle school.  This is one of those trips that I suspect I will never actually take, but I also didn’t want to leave it off the list.

10. Greece – So much history and culture!  Plus, every picture that I’ve ever seen of the island of Santorini makes me want to gasp.

Have you traveled to any of the places on my list?  What did you think?  What places are on your list?

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photo credits – Paris / Northern Lights


Angie Kauffman
Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home.  Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBookspodcastsloves Pinterestdocuments the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.


  1. says

    I have been to a few of the places on your list (Paris, Rome, Italy, Vatican City), but the rest of your list is the same as mine. I would add Oregon and Vermont thru Maine region of the USA, Ireland, and Vienna. Such a big world and so many beautiful places!

    • says

      Oh, if we’re adding places that we’ve been that we want to go again, I’d have Disney World on there about five times. LOL 😉

  2. Doné says

    we’ve been Greece two years ago. Santorini is more beautifull than the pictures. We are now planning a tour through New Zealand with the Children in a motorhome.

  3. says

    I have been to 1, 2, 4, and 10. Related to 3, I did visit the house where Mary spent her last years (in Turkey) as well as Ephesus, which was very cool. Hubby has seen 9, but the Agents and I didn’t go. (We took a cruise that stopped in Alexandria, but Cairo was three hours by bus, each way–a 14-hour day in total–so Hubby went on that tour himself.) Hoping to see the rest of these someday. Such a cool list!

    • says

      It’s much harder traveling with kids, isn’t it? There are drives that Eric and I would be willing to do in one day that we would never tackle with the kids in tow.

    • says

      Very cool! I realized the other day that I had a strong urge to take my family to Minnesota, since I’ve been there but they haven’t. That’s not quite as exotic as Okinawa, huh? LOL

  4. says

    My husband and I went to Paris, Normandy and Brussels for our honeymoon a few years ago and had a wonderful time. I hope you get to go one day! We would also love to go to the Holy Lands when our children are older.

  5. says

    Hi there! I have been a follower for a while but just realized that you also do 10 on tuesday :) So many of your places to visit are also on my list! Greece, Alaska, Seattle, The Holy Lands…great list! Cant wait to hear about your trips some day :)

  6. says

    I’m in the process of writing my own list of places that my family would like to go so I loved reading your list. :)

    We’ve been to several places that you mentioned. My daughter is also planning a trip to Paris for her 18th birthday/graduation. She’s been planning since she was ten- it even spurred her interest in learning French. :)

    Seattle is awesome. The minute we stepped off the plane I convinced myself that I wanted to live there. I would love to go back but with so many other places to explore, I doubt that will happen.

  7. Kelly says

    Great list!! I think everyone should have a list like this; a bucket list of vacation spots :)

    I have been to Paris, Seattle, and Alaska. All three places I would go to again, in a New York minute (oh, I’ve been to NY too, but only on layover to France, lol, which I don’t think counts because I didn’t leave the airport). France was in high school to play for a ceremony in the Olympics. I could kick myself, because while I was mature for my age, this trip was nothing but a social extravaganza for me at the time :( I did get pictures of some of the beautiful things while there, but there are many more pictures of friends doing silly things. I don’t know what I was thinking.

    We went to Seattle on our honeymoon, and I loved every minute of it. I would live there if I could. Rain is my all time favorite thing, so I would go perfectly with Seattle.

    Alaska is another place I would live, but only if A) Patrick got an airline job there so we could have flight benefits to come back often & visit family, or B) we were comfortable enough with finances that we could come back often to visit family. Patrick and I have traveled there several times. We have friends that live in Anchorage. We’ve gone hiking and camping out in the deepest parts of the woods, we’ve driven until 2am (when we finally realized it was 2am; it was summer and still “dusk”) and set the tent on the side of the road to sleep, we’ve stayed in mom and pop motels, complete with jacuzzi in the room. It’s an amazing, breathtaking place that will forever be a part of my heart.

    Other places on my list would be Italy (Patrick spent part of his youth there), Hawaii, Vermont, and Montana. And even though Ive been there already, France would still be on my list so I could actually experience the beauty, history, and amazement of it without the drama of high school.

  8. says

    Those are really interesting places to visit. I’ve been to Paris, Rome , Italy and the Holy city when I was a teenager during a 14 day European tour but can’t really remember much of that trip now. It would be great if I had the chance to visit that place again.

  9. says

    Angie, being from (and in) the Northwest, I would second your choice of Seattle (because it’s awesome), but the real treat out here is outside the city limits. Mountains, forests, waterfalls (Silver Creek Falls State Park in Oregon is amazing), lakes, clear, clear rivers and streams, etc. And the Oregon coast is really great, too – Beverly Beach is a fun one to go to in the summer. Just don’t expect to swim – brr! :)

  10. says

    I have been to several places on your list, some things are great about being a military family! I looooooved Paris and five days was barely enough to scratch the surface. Loved Rome too, four days there. Unfortunately we saved the Vatican for our last full day and missed seeing the Sistine Chapel by minutes! Sigh, guess I just need to go back! We are just south of Seattle now, so anytime you’re ready for a visit, let me know 😉 My husband got to spend time in Jerusalem once and I wish I’d been able to join him for that trip.

  11. says

    Do you know that the one and only time we have been to Boston (for a wedding) we had a rear end accident an hour after we got off the plane. I don’t recommend driving :) But the Duck Tour is fun!

  12. Miu says

    I’ve been to Paris, Rome and Vatican (and other parts of Italy) and Greece.

    I definitely want to go back to Rome!
    I haven’t thought of places I’d like to go to yet but I will.

    By the way, I’m following you now :)

  13. says

    Great list! Even though we live in Germany, I’ve never been to Paris or Rome. But we have traveled in other parts of Italy, Austria, Switzerland & Holland. I love NYC too but we’re talking about a tour across the US right now that would be a lot of fun :)

  14. Mimi says

    Plus, if you come to the West Coast/Seattle you can visit me, and we can say “Theotokos” to each other 😉

  15. says

    We went on an Alaskan cruise nine years ago. It was wonderful. We went the first official week of summer, arriving in Alaska on the solstice. We got lucky and had very clear, mild weather the first several days. It was amazing. I loved seeing whales the most. It was rainy and gray the last couple days, but still breathtaking. Just flying there was cool, as we flew over areas where it is likely no person has walked!

    I long to go to Italy too. It is possible my brother will be over there studying in the future, so we might try to go when he is there. I would like to go with someone very familiar with the country, as I fear I would lose too much of the experience worrying about getting lost or doing something wrong or whatever.

    Hawaii is at the top of my list right now.

  16. says

    Rome is a must-see, a pilgrimage for any Catholic.

    I’ve only been to Athens and Rome, and to be honest, other than the spectacular Mediterranean, I preferred other places in Europe much better, such as London and Switzerland.

  17. says

    You would love Canada ;). It’s the greatest :)! I would love to visit Israel and see a lot of the places the Bible talks about.

  18. Judy says

    I live an hour from Boston and I never think of going there because I don’t want to deal with the traffic. They drive CRAZY up there.