25 at 25: My Travel Bucket list!

It seems like a few weeks ago I was only 21 and singing  ” I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.” Time flies when you’re having fun. With my 25th birthday less than a week away, what better time than now to do a 25 at 25 list?! These are in no particular order & most importantly I will do all of these before 30. A couple of these I will be completing this month actually!

1.Solo Travel

Just because I can’t find anyone to travel with me doesn’t mean I shouldn’t go. So, I will go on my first (and more afterwards) solo trip!

travel scratch map| traveler scratch map| scratch map for travelers|

2. Create a world map of places I have visited 

I should have started this as a child because now I’ll have to try to remember all of the places I have visited. Anyway, I think it would be a cool project to place pins of all the places I have been (and add new pins for the places I go) You can purchase your scratch map here!

3. Go to the Maldives

4.Visit  Belize (read about my trip to Belize here!)

Caye Caulker Belize drone

5. Get TEFL certified to teach english in other countries

Which means literally getting to travel all over the world while getting paid!

6. Live outside of the United States for at least 6 months 

7.Learn a third language and be able to speak it fluently

8. Go to Singapore

9. Zip line through the rainforest in Costa Rica

10. Australia

Early light

11. Visit Italy

……because gelato, Roman Colosseum, gondolas, pasta, and pizza!!!! (Thanks to my obsession with Eat, Pray Lovr; I have to visit San Crispino & Pizzeria de Michelle)

12. Visit Bali

13. Visit Fiji 

14. Learn to snowboard or ski

If you know me then you know this is weird because I haaaaaate snow. But,  ever since cliff diving in Greece I have vowed to try new things more often.

15. Stay in an overwater bungalow in the Indian Ocean

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

16. Learn to surf read about it here!

17. Go to Hawaii read about it here!!!

18. Go to Portland, Oregon

Literally Portland is vegan paradise so this is my foodie goal haha

19. Go to Tanzania, Africa. 

Literally the most beautiful beaches in the world.

20. Visit Shanghai Disney, Tokyo Disney, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris

I have already been to both Disneyland in California, Disneyland Paris, and Disney World in Florida so now I need to do the others!

21. Go to Paris (Read about my amazing trip to Paris HERE)

Christmas in Paris 062

22. Get over my fear of fish and go snorkeling/scuba diving   Read about it here!

I am most excited about this one. I can barely go knee deep in the ocean without running out due to seeing little fish swimming near my feet, so I have no idea how I will

23. Go to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

It’s an American tradition to wake up on Thanksgiving Day and watch the Macy’s Parade, and while I enjoy seeing it on tv I am looking forward to camping out overnight to get a close spot to see it live!

24. Spend NYE in Times Square

Another American Tradition! I have been to Times Square, but never at NYE and this is something I have been wanting to do for a while.

25. Go to Phuket, Thailand

What’s on your travel bucket list? Happy Travels!

image via flickr by f. ermert.
image via flickr by Jenni: Early Light
image via flickr by Ryan Davison Crisp: Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
image via flickr by cal labarge: Christmas in Paris 062

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Hi! I'm Diam, a 24 year old Ohio native who lives in Florida and is obsessed with all things travel! I've explored 30 states, 10 countries and many many islands all while knocking big adventures off of my bucket list! I hope to inspire you to start searching for travel deals (theres tons) & remember, you don't have to be rich to travel!

31 thoughts on “25 at 25: My Travel Bucket list!

  1. I went snorkeling in the Gran Cayman Islands. The water was so pretty and teal blue. It was fun, and if you go on an excursion, they have it roped off so that only nice fish are swimming where you are. lol. Try it. 🙂


    1. haha only nice fish, I like the sound of that lol I just returned from a trip to Barbados and went surfing there (just blogged about that actually, check it out) and the whole time I was trying to make sure no fish were near me lol hoping to get over that fear soon lol but I will def look in to snorkeling in Grand Cayman!

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      1. Lol. Yes you’ll need to get over that. these places are too beautiful to not jump into the waters an explore. I have to admit though, I’m scared of heights. I’ve only taken flight once. So I have my challenges I’ll soon have to face as well. It’ll be ok 🙂

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    1. Hi Kelly! I purchased a TEFL program from groupon during a sale. A friend of mine who teaches abroad recommended it to me. I also know that the University of Toronto offers a TEFL certification that is supposedly very respected as well. Are you wanting to teach english in a school abroad? I know of a few online/remote teaching positions that allow you the freedom of traveling and making your own schedule that do not require a certification.


  2. I apologize for sounding nosy, but how do you afford to travel so much? Is it the blogging or teaching english that affords you to travel all over? I love your bucket list, I would like to complete mine in the next 15yrs.


    1. Hi Andrea! I actually don’t teach english abroad (yet) but I know tonsssss of people who do! It’s really a luxury because not only do you get paid to live abroad, living abroad also means getting to travel within that continent for super cheap! So thats one way to do it! But the best way I recommend traveling even if you’re on a budget is to travel where its cheap! On my resources page I have tons of sites and apps that I use to find the best travel deals! So I often chase deals instead of destinations! Hope this helps!


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