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2024 Travel Goals: The Blonde Abroad’s Ultimate Bucket List

Every year, I like to put together a “travel bucket list” with inspiration for the coming year…a mood board for adventures, if you will. In looking at Expedia Group’s Unpack ’24 report, it was really fun to see that so many of our thoughts about travel line up. “This year’s leading trends include Tour Tourism, Dry Tripping, and Go-ccasions!” I can get behind that! With that in mind, most of these bucket list items are not destination-specific, so I encourage you to use them as a launching pad for ideas, essentially some “choose your adventure” inspo! As you plan your next big trip and cross things off this list, use Expedia’s Price Tracking tool to find the best flight prices for your 2024 trips! From jet-setting around the globe to places where your favorite TV show or film is set to renting vacation homes and taking that long overdue girls’ trip, here is my travel bucket list for 2024!

Tour Tourism In 2023, Taylor Swift’s Eras and Beyoncé’s Renaissance tours’ cultural impact was undeniable, driving ticket sales and travel and tourism. Expedia predicts that Tour Tourism will continue to thrive in 2024. Cultural and music festivals have always been a big part of my international travels; I’ve been to Tomorrowland in Belgium and Ultra Japan in Tokyo. And I have 4 Burns (including Burning Man and AfrikaBurn) under my belt! If you’ve got a major concert or cultural experience on your bucket list, make 2024 your year to experience it!

Take a Solo Trip Going on a solo trip is a rite of passage. It’s a unique way to travel; you can experience a destination on your terms and timeline. You can see what you want, eat where you want, and you’ll be able to meet locals along the way. It’s a great way to boost your confidence and see the world all at the same time. As a solo female traveler, I’ve learned so much about myself and the world when I’ve traveled to destinations alone. If the thought of going solo on an international trip is daunting, start small!

Travel to a Destination from a Movie or TV Show For the film and TV buffs out there, have you ever considered traveling to the location of one of your favorite shows or movies? This trend is from Expedia Group’s Unpack ’24 report, and I admittedly have a few destinations on my bucket list for this reason! Harry Potter: As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Harry Potter, and there are so many Harry Potter filming locations in England and the UK!

Use Points to Fly for Free I’m a big believer in getting credit card points to work for you and using points to fly for free! I’ve flown Emirates First Class and booked round-trip economy flights across the country and one-way business class flights worldwide. I’ve even booked week-long rental cars for epic road trips. And I didn’t pay for any of it. These flights were all booked for “free” using credit card points. This isn’t to brag—it’s a wake-up call. If you aren’t using travel reward credit cards, it’s time to start!

Visit a National Park The number of gorgeous national parks in North America is a blessing. From Rocky Mountain National Park to Banff to Yellowstone and beyond, you could spend a lifetime exploring the most impressive national parks and still not get around to seeing them all. National parks are some of the most stunning natural wonders in the world and offer a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a wildlife enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, there’s a national park out there for you.

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