8 Vacations You Should Have On Your Bucket List

We all know vacations serve a purpose and each one of these specific trips have something different to offer. One may push you outside of your comfort zone while others are all about relaxation. Here are eight trips that everybody should check off their bucket lists at some point in their lifetime.

1. The All-American Road Trip

This is a time to get lost, take those random roads you never have time to drive down, and hit as many states as possible during the process. All you’re going to need for this one is a good playlist, plenty of snacks and a few paper maps to make the experience a little more authentic.

road photo
Photo by Marcus Pink

2. A Romantic Getaway

This one is less about the sights and more about the room. A nice porch with a view, a private pool and certainly some room service can only enhance this dreamy escape.

beach photo
Photo by leventali

3. A Solo Trip

This journey is all about testing your comfort zone. Consider doing something that intimidates you a little. Try hang gliding or maybe bungee jumping. Hit the spa, order room service and watch movies while eating in bed. Indulge in some amazing desserts before dinner. On this trip, you can do what you want when you want. And it will leave you feeling ready to take on the world.

hang gliding photo
Photo by Vegan Feast Catering

4. Ladies’ or Gents’ Week

Or at least a long weekend because sometimes a night out with your best friends is just not enough. The reason for this trip should be obvious. There is just something about hanging with your besties that lifts your spirits like nothing else can. The best part is you all will come back with memories you can laugh about together for years to come.

women friends photo
Photo by xlordashx

5. Explore Europe on the Euro Rail

This trip is sure to add several checks to your list. From grand cathedrals, to historical landmarks and inspiring countrysides to open air markets, the diversity of the 28 countries along this railway can allow you make this trip all you want it to be.

Euro Rail photo
Photo by Mike Knell

6. Find Your Roots

Search as far back as you can in your family history and find out where your family came from. Then head into town for a visit. You may even consider bringing your parents with you as you connect with your family’s past.

Italy photo
Photo by Blok 70

7. Go All Out

Save up some money and then blow all of it on an indulgent vacation. Completely overpack because you can. A new dress, some fun shoes and for sure a new swimsuit will be mandatory for this excursion. Save enough so that when you want to try that fancy restaurant, take on that new adventure, or go see the latest show there will be no doubt in your mind that you should do it.

paris photo
Photo by Moyan_Brenn

8. Backpacking

Whether you choose some exotic destination such Chile or Belize or you choose to stick to our own beautiful National Parks, you are guaranteed to come home with amazing pictures and tired legs.  One rule for this trip though, whatever you bring you carry and showers will be optional this week.

passport photo
Photo by Moyan_Brenn

h/t PureWow