While many people make New Year’s resolutions, I like to make a bucket list, a list of all the things I want to accomplish and places I want to visit throughout the year. I gave up on resolutions years ago when I found them to be a set up for failure. I resolve to exercise more, I resolve to eat healthier…blah blah blah! I put enough pressure on myself to have to worry about resolutions too!
A bucket list, however, gets me excited about the upcoming year. It gives me goals to work towards and fun things to plan. Each year, my husband and I sit down and come up with a list of all the places we want to visit, no matter how crazy. We then list all the things we want to accomplish, particularly with regards to our house. It is also a wonderful way for us to reconnect and work towards common goals!
My husband and I have always loved to travel. We love exploring new places and trying new adventures. When we had kids, we vowed that we would continue to travel. Now, we may not visit Vegas anymore, but we have exposed our children to some amazing experiences during their short lives! Here is our list of places we would love to visit during this upcoming year!
My Bucket List: Places to Visit in 2015
*Great Wolf Lodge: Not only would we love to return to the one in the Poconos, we would love to visit the new lodge in New England.
*Disney World: We already have our trip booked but it still has to go on our list. We are also going to be able to check off another bucket list wish, staying at Disney Beach Club.
*Go Skiing in Vermont: I would love to return to Vermont and get both kids up on skis!
*Louisiana (New Orleans): We are going to work hard to make it possible to visit my sister and brother-in-law in their new home in Louisiana.
*Bergen County Zoo: This was on my list last year, but for some reason we just never made it there.
*Diggerland: We visited last summer, but my youngest was too short for any of the rides. We would love to go again so he can experience all the fun too!
Museum of Natural History: This is one of our favorite museums, and we cannot wait to bring the kids back here.
Bronx Zoo: My boys LOVE animals, and I have always wanted to take them to this amazing zoo.
*Philadelphia Zoo: This is another zoo that I would love to experience with my family.
Boston: This is one of my favorite cities. I cannot wait to bring my boys back there to explore all its rich history and culture.
Baltimore: I have always wanted to attend a Yankees/Orioles game. I would also love to take my boys to the National Aquarium.
Adventure Aquarium: This aquarium will offer an amazing learning experience for my family!
Please Touch Museum: I have heard such amazing things about this museum, and I think my kids would love the hands-on learning experience.
*Franklin Institute: After visiting Philly recently, this is new MUST-VISIT for my list!
*The Jersey Shore: Believe it or not, we never made it to the beach last summer!
*Hersheypark: This place is on my list EVERY year!
Field Station Dinosaurs: Now that my kids are a little bigger, I think they would absolutely LOVE this place!
*Maple Sugaring: My goal is to visit several maple sugaring places this year!
Professional and/or College Football Game: We would love to bring our boys to a Jets game next season, but we would be happy to see Rutgers or Princeton play as well.
*Cape May County Zoo: I have heard so many wonderful things about this zoo and would love to bring my boys. Plus, it’s FREE and it has giraffes!
So there you go! That is my 2015 Bucket List. As the year goes by, I will check off (noted with a *) where I have visited and probably add more places to the list. What’s on your bucket list?