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101 Travel Experiences For Your Couples Bucket List

101 Travel Experiences For Your Couples Bucket List

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So many people have bucket lists.  They help us to ensure that we are able to check off the major things we want to do in life before we expire.

We think that traveling as a couple is one of the most amazing experiences that you can have with your significant other.

So, that got us to thinking…why not have a couples bucket list?  I mean travel helps to build your relationship by creating lasting memories and experiences that only the two of you will share.

Marty and I have already started checking items off of this list.  It is actually what lead us to create our blog.

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    101 Travel Experiences to Add to You Couples Bucket List

    Explore Las Vegas!

    An aerial view of Las Vegas is a great thing to do in Las Vegas for couples and to add to your bucket list ideas for couples

    I know, there is no guarantee that you are going to win in Vegas but you can sure have fun trying when you put this on your couples bucket list!

    Vegas is so much more than gambling though as there are so many cheap things to do in Vegas.

    Of course, there are also many romantic hotels in Vegas for you and your sweetie to have an awesome date night.

    If you aren’t married yet, you could always get married here. Several famous couples have chosen to get married in Vegas, so why not you?

    If you decide to get married while in Vegas, do your homework first to choose the perfect place. I mean, not every couple wants to get married by Elvis!

    If you aren’t ready to get married but still want some romance, don’t worry, there are many romantic things to do in Vegas for couples!

    See the Changing of the Guards

    The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace is certainly a display of pomp and circumstance at its finest.

    I must admit that I enjoyed the Tower of London more than the changing of the guards and am so glad I check it off of my travel bucket list.

    Take a Helicopter Ride Over Hawaii

    Hawaiian island

    I have dreamed of taking a helicopter ride over Hawaii ever since I was a little girl. I would love to see all of the beautiful foliage and waterfalls from the air. I think this would be one of the most incredible date ideas ever!

    Imagine if you are lucky enough to watch the sunset from the helicopter!

    Spend a Luxurious Night in Dubai

    Imagine spending a night in one of Dubai’s luxurious hotels and having an incredible date night to boot!

    Some of the best places to stay in Dubai include incredible views and fabulous amenities.  Man would this be an amazing thing to add to your travel bucket list.

    Visit the Ha’iku Stairs

    The Ha’iku Stairs, or the Stairway to Heaven, in Hawaii, is one of the adventurous bucket list ideas on our list.

    This steep hiking trail in Oahu might be a little too much to handle if you aren’t in good shape, meaning this might not be for every couple, but I think it would be worth it to witness those incredible views together.

    Get Lost in Venice

    Venice gondolas- this should be on your couples bucket list

    I’m sure that a visit to Venice is probably on most people’s must-see list. I mean, Venice is one of the most romantic places on Earth in my opinion!

    Spot Wildlife on an African Safari

    An African safari would create so many memories for you and your loved one.  I can just imagine the stories we will be able to tell once we check this off of our list.

    Drink Port Wine in Portugal

    vineyard

    Port wine is one of life’s sweet pleasures in my opinion.  So why not go to the place where port wine originated, Portugal.

    I can just imagine touring the port wine caves and getting to taste this delicious nectar straight from the barrels.

    Go Snow Tubing or Skiing

    Even though I haven’t blogged about this yet, Marty and I have been snow tubing together and we had a fabulous time!

    We had so much fun in Winter Park, Colorado snow tubing and skiing that writing this makes me want to book us another trip :).

    Swim With the Sea Turtles in Mexico

    sea turtle-

    I’m sure every couple dreams of walking hand in hand along the soft sands of a tropical beach. One of our favorite places to do this is Cancun, Mexico.

    One of the awesome things to do in the Riviera Maya is to swim with the sea turtles before basking in the sunshine! 

    Drink Wine in Tuscany

    There is an awesome feeling that comes with tasting a product in the region where it is produced. Trust me!

    We took a day tour for Florence into the Chianti region allowing me to taste Chianti wine here, and it was fabulous! 

    Take a tour of a fabulous winery (or two) in Tuscany, one of Italy’s wine regions, and enjoy the fruits of their labor while you overlook the beautiful countryside before having an awesome date night in Tuscany!

    Visit Each Other’s Heritage Countries

    Take time to learn about your partner’s genealogy and then take a trip to explore the region that your partner’s ancestors are from.

    Marty and I had a great time exploring my roots in Paris while on our honeymoon. and then his roots in Germany where we spent time in MunichBacharach, and Nuremberg.

    Adding this to your couple’s bucket list will give you a lasting bond forever!

    To make this one even more interesting, how about adding a twist in there that you all learn a new language. You could choose to learn a new language together from the country you are going to visit!

    Eat Gelato In Italy

    two cones of gelato

    If you have ever eaten gelato in Rome or Venice, then you totally understand why we added this to bucket list ideas.

    The gelato just tastes better in Italy.  I can’t explain it, but it does.  Go there and see!

    Picnic In Front of the Eiffel Tower

    Paris is the iconic city of romance, and the Eiffel Tower is the iconic attraction of Paris, so it only makes sense for this to be one of your bucket list ideas.

    While visiting Paris, why not pack a fun picnic for date night. Spend a day (or night) on the grass in front of the Eiffel Tower, or take the perfect romantic couple picture with the Eiffel Tower.

    Check out our quotes about Paris also!

    Sleep in a Castle

    Thirlestane Castle should be on your Scotland Itinerary 7 Days and your  bucket list ideas for couples

    Is it just me or do all little girls dream of being a princess?

    Well, even if you didn’t dream of that, I’m sure most people dream of at least visiting a castle at some point.  I say why not take it a step further in sleep in a castle. Talk about the ultimate date night and couples bucket list addition?!

    We loved staying at Thirlestane Castle during our trip to Scotland.  They had a huge bathtub that made for the perfect bubble bath!

    Repel Down a Waterfall

    Yes, I said repel down a waterfall. Marty and I had the opportunity to do this while visiting Puerto Vallarta and loved it.

    Doing adventurous activities like this together is a great bonding experience. So add some adventurous things to your bucket list ideas.

    Lounge in the Thermal Waters of a Volcano

    The Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica has been drawing visitors for years.  When you are ready to visit, don’t forget to spend some time lounging in the natural hot springs that are produced by this volcano.

    This couple’s bucket list idea is sure to make you relax. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend a day soaking in a hot tub!

    Maybe you can find a secluded one and go skinny dipping before you get a couples massage to make this even more romantic.

    Visit the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey

    The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is not only one of the largest covered markets in the world, it is also the oldest.

    Could you imagine the stories that you can tell after you and your loved one wander through the 61 covered streets of this market?  Just try not to get lost on this couple’s bucket list experience!

    Stay at a Romantic Bed & Breakfast

    Stay in a romantic bed and breakfast with your sweetie.  Again, this is one of those bucket list ideas that can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be.

    If you live in Texas like us, there are several options in Fredericksburg and Wimberley for you to choose from, some that even have a hot tub! If you can’t find a hot tub, then just consider a romantic bubble bath to add to your evening!

    Check out the small towns around you and book a romantic date night and a fabulous b&b.

    Bask in the Sun on the Italian Riviera

    beach in Cinque Terre should be on your travel bucket list and Where to Stay in Cinque Terre

    The Italian Riviera is a beautiful stretch of coastline in Italy that includes Portofino, Cinque Terre, and Santa Margherita Ligure.

    Spend a day with your loved one basking in the sun while you eat gelato, sip wine, and get a couples massage all day. Once you’re done, head back to your room to take a relaxing bubble bath together! How do you not add this to your bucket list ideas?

    View Amazing Artwork at the Louvre

    The Louvre Paris

    Paris is home to countless masterpieces and works of art. Why not spend the afternoon contemplating the artist’s intention with your honey?

    Of course, while this is one of our great ideas for your bucket list, the Louvre is the most famous place in Paris to view the masterpieces.  Just plan in advance as the Louvre gets crowded!

    Admire the Beauty of the Sistine Chapel

    You don’t have to be religious to add a trip to the Vatican to your bucket list ideas. This amazing complex houses priceless works of art, especially Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel.

    Sit in awe of this beauty when you and your honey add this to your couple’s bucket list and visit the Vatican just outside of Rome.

    Drive a Classic Car in Cuba

    Every time I think of Cuba, I think of old cars.  I guess because in mind that is iconic Cuba.

    Well, now that Cuba is open to tourists again, I had to add it to our bucket list ideas for couples.

    Eat Key Lime Pie in the Keys

    Honestly, doing a Florida Road Trip, in general, should be on everyone’s list.

    While doing a trip, be sure part of your itinerary includes heading down south to the Florida Keys so that you can check this one off of your bucket list ideas.   I mean, eating key lime pie in the Florida Keys just makes sense to me.

    Cruise the Romantic Rhine in German

    town on the Rhine River

    The UNESCO World Heritage portion of the Rhine Valley in Germany known as the ‘Romantic Rhine’ is a great to cruise as a couple. The castles of the Romantic Rhine date back to the medieval days and seem to dot the hillside everywhere you look.

    We especially loved visiting Bacharach, Germany, and the wine tasting that we were able to do here. Our time in Bacharach was a true bonding experience.

    Sleep Under the Northern Lights

    I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights in Iceland! There are lots of places that allow you to sleep under the stars to see the Northern Lights.

    The Northern lights have mesmerized people for centuries, and I don’t see that stopping any time soon. So be sure this is on your bucket list for couples.

    I mean, honestly, who wouldn’t want to spend 36 hours in Reykjavik and see not only the northern lights but all of the other magnificent sites of Iceland?!

    Party Together at Mardi Gras

    OK, this might not be for everyone but is definitely something we wanted to experience together.

    Marty and I love New Orleans and visit several times a year, so it made sense for us to include this one on our bucket list ideas.

    Honestly, it is a one-of-a-kind experience to stand shoulder to shoulder with perfect strangers as you cheer on the parade participants trying to catch your fair share of beads!

    Tour the Lost City of Pompeii

    ruins at Pompeii

    Stepping back in time in an ancient city really brings things into perspective.

    I remember standing in Pompeii just in awe of all of the marvelous structures and artwork that were still intact after all of these years.

    Touring Pompeii together was something awesome that we were able to experience together.

    See the Beauty of Yellowstone

    Yellowstone National Park is known worldwide for its natural beauty.  Imagine standing with your loved one when Old Faithful blows!

    Be sure to pick the best time to visit Yellowstone when planning your trip. We want to be sure you have an amazing time!

    Be a Tourist in Your Hometown

    This is an easy item to check off of your couple’s bucket list!

    Research your hometown as if you were a tourist and go to those places.  We often take for granted that we live in an amazing area, Dallas-Fort Worth.

    Doing some research on the area made me remember all of the great things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth that we take for granted.

    Drive in Another Country

    Linlithgow Palace

    Driving in another country, especially one that drives on the opposite side of the road than you do, can be an adventure in and of itself.

    I know our experience in Scotland did not start out as a positive one (at one point I stopped the car and just cried), but it did get better as the trip progressed.

    Honestly, this experience is something that Marty and I still laugh at to this day. Consider adding this experience to your bucket list ideas.

    Dive Into the Crystal Clear Waters of Greece

    The Greek islands have so much to offer in respect to romance, so it only makes sense that we have them on our bucket list ideas.

    Imagine watching the sunset among the beautiful whitewash houses of Santorini or cliff diving into their beautiful blue waters. Better yet, imagine participating in one of the awesome yoga retreats here. Talk about relaxing!

    Drink a Huge Beer in Munich

    German beer in Munich should be on your couples bucket list

    There is really so much more to Munich, so I don’t want to mislead you, but having a beer in Munich was definitely a must-do for us, and we don’t really even drink beer!

    Having my picture with one of those huge beer steins was on our couples bucket list!  LOL! 

    Visit an Exotic Island

    How amazing would it be to visit an exotic island with your loved one?  I mean a really exotic island, like Seychelles or Bora Bora.  We haven’t experienced this yet, but I will let you know when we do!

    Stay in a Treehouse Castle

    This might sound a little silly, but it is actually quite fun and deserves to be on your couple’s bucket list. There are treehouse cabins all over the United States.

    We found the perfect little treehouse cabin for us in Eureka Springs, Arkansas (it was a castle).  Our treehouse experience was really special for us as we got married in Eureka Spring!

    Make this more fun by adding in a fun game night or booking a treehouse with a hot tub!

    See Angel Falls

    Angel falls

    Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall.  I bet it is breathtaking.  I would love to stand in awe of this masterpiece, and hence the reason it is on our bucket list for couples.

    Drive the Road to Hana

    Imagine you and your loved one cruising with the top down stopping at all of the beautiful waterfalls and scenic lookout points as you make your way from Kahului to Hana. Definitely a great addition to your bucket list for couples.

    Throw a Coin in the Trevi Fountain

    The Trevi Fountain- where to stay in Rome and couples bucket list

    Legend has it that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain then you are guaranteed to return to Rome.

    During our first visit to Rome, the Trevi was being remodeled.  They only had one small pool of water in the very front.

    I made Marty join me in pushing our way through the crowd to throw our coins in.  Despite the crowds and lack of water, we accomplished our task.

    And guess what?  We returned to Rome! So add this to your couples bucket list!

    Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

    The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a 4-day driving adventure that allows you to explore the distillers in Kentucky.  The trail takes approximately 4 days to complete and allows you to truly dive into Kentucky Bourbon.

    Attend the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival

    hot air balloons

    I would love to attend the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival with Marty. 

    I can imagine that the glow ceremony at the Hot Air Balloon Festival is gorgeous but I bet so is seeing all of the hot air balloons flying across the sky!

    This is a really cool bucket list idea.

    Take a Road Trip and Drive the Iconic Route 66

    Take a road trip and drive the historic Route 66 highway. While we have been on stretches of this historic highway, we have never driven the entire route. Just don’t forget to pack your road trip essentials!

    This is a fun addition to your bucket list for couples.

    Do a Wine Tasting and Trail

    Italian-wine-Montepulciano

    A wine trail is a fun activity to do together as a couple. Marty and I first started doing wine trails way back before we were even blogging.

    Wine trails allow you to do a wine tasting at several different wineries. Usually, you pay one fee and get to have a wine tasting at several wineries for that fee.

    We have continued to do wine trails throughout Texas every year so I guess this is a recurring theme of bucket list ideas for us. 

    You would be surprised at all of the wineries that are in Texas, our favorite areas being Fredericksburg, which is one of our top choices when we set out on a road trip.

    See the Roman Aqueducts

    The Roman aqueducts are so intriguing to us, hence the reason they are on our couples bucket list.  Seeing the aqueducts is an amazing experience that we wouldn’t trade for the world. 

    Read all about it in our awesome things to do in Rome post.

    Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

    Soar above the Earth while sipping champagne and admiring the world around you. This is one of the many romantic bucket list ideas in Las Vegas for couples and probably on many people’s couples bucket list.

    Heck, really, this is an experience you can have tons of places around the world.  Do some research and find the place that is best suited for you.

    Sip Some Whisky in Scotland

    Glass of Scotch Whisky

    Yes, I spelled the word whisky correctly. When you are talking about Scottish whisky, you leave out the ‘e’.  That’s because Scottish whisky is special.

    We had so much fun checking this off of our bucket list ideas while learning about and tasting Scottish whisky during our time in Scotland.  You never know, you might learn a new thing or two about whisky!

    Soak in a Hot Spring

    There are so many great natural hot springs around the world. People have relied on these natural springs for years to relieve their ailments and relax.

    Many of the spas around the hot spring offer the opportunity to get a couples massage also!

    We loved our time in Hot Springs, Arkansas even though the men and women had to experience the baths separately. Check your local area as this could possibly be an easy road trip!

    Get Scared on a Ghost Tour

    Ghost tours are a fun way to learn about some of the history and paranormal activity of a town. Do your research first for adding this to your bucket list for couples as some tours are better than others.

    While we had a great time on our New Orleans ghost tour, we have taken some ghost tours that we not so stellar.

    Do some research and take a road trip to a fun ghost tour destination near you.

    Take a Selfie in Front of the Golden Gate Bridge

    Golden Gate Bridge-things to do in San Francisco

    Seeing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge should be on everyone’s bucket list. This amazing structure has symbolized San Francisco for so long that it is a must-do!

    Another awesome adventure that I could love to do in California is to drive the Pacific Coast Highway!

    Stroll Hand in Hand on a River Walk

    Taking a stroll with your honey probably happens on a regular basis, but taking that stroll along a scenic river walk can turn that stroll into treasured memories.

    We so enjoyed walking hand in hand strolling along the river walk in Savannah, and of course, we visit the San Antonio river walk often as well as San Antonio is an easy road trip for us.

    Stay on a Historic Ship

    the ship Queen Mary lit up for Christmas

    Staying on a historic ship is such a great experience, and so many historic ships are now transformed into hotels for tourists to enjoy.

    Marty and I loved our stay on the historic Queen Mary.  We chose to go during the Queen Mary Christmas celebration. This is such a unique bucket list idea for couples.

    Ice Skate at Rockefeller Center

    Even though we have been to New York, we have yet to visit during the winter.  I honestly don’t know if this Texas couple can survive the cold, but it is on our couples bucket list anyway.

    If we do make it to New York during Christmas then you can bet that we are going to ice skate in Rockefeller Center. What do you think? Is this one of your bucket list ideas?

    Round out this fun day by adding in a couples game night and drinks with friends!

    Visit a Historic Plantation

    Houmas House Plantation Home

    Again, this may not be for everyone, and I totally understand if not. I do want to preface this with the fact that we in no way condone or promote the slavery that took place on these historic properties.

    We do, however, think it is important to learn about the history associated with them.

    Surround Yourself with Tulips in Amsterdam

    tulips and windmills in Amsterdam

    The tulip fields in Amsterdam look so beautiful. I can just imagine seeing the gorgeous fields of colored flowers for as far as the eye can see.

    See the Cherry Blossoms Bloom

    I can only imagine that the cherry blossoms in bloom are so fragrant. While I haven’t had the luxury of this experience yet, I feel like it is just something that you have to see at least once in your life.

    I would probably have to go see them in Washington D.C. or Japan to check this item off of my couples bucket list.

    Pig Out on a Food Tour

    Guinness pie and Guinness

    Food is a great way to connect with people and with the culture of an area. We love adding food tours to our bucket list ideas. Matter of fact, we take a food tour almost every time we visit a new region.

    We still laugh about the black pudding that we tried in Dublin, and my mouth waters every time I think about the shrimp and grits that I ate in Savannah. We always seem to learn a new thing or two about the city we are visiting.

    Go on a Swamp Tour

    This item from our list of awesome travel experiences was accomplished on a fun day trip from New Orleans.

    It sounds quirky, but it was really fun. We went on a fun riverboat swamp tour and has an awesome experience together.

    Admire the Great Pyramids in Egypt

    Again, with the ancient places, I know.

    I feel like everyone should see the great pyramids at least once in their life. 

    To think of how these were constructed and the history that goes along with them amazes me, and hence deserves to be on the couple’s bucket list.

    Take a Christmas Light Tour

    Christmas light displays -Christmas date ideas

    There is something about the holidays that seems magical. I think it is all of the lights and just the general feeling of happiness in the air. Adding this to your bucket list ideas will make you smile!

    We love taking a road trip to our Texas Christmas destinations this time of year to drink hot cocoa and look at Christmas lights together.

    You can also make this a game night by doing a Christmas lights scavenger hunt! These are really easy romantic things to do!

    Watch Fireworks in New York City

    What is more American than watching fireworks over the Statue of Liberty?

    Granted, they don’t always shoot them off over the Statue of Liberty, but maybe you will get lucky!  We were able to check this item off of our couples bucket list ideas one year on the Fourth of July.

    One of the romantic things to put on your couples bucket list!

    Attend Carnival in Brazil

    In my opinion, Carnival in Brazil looks like the party to end all parties. That is why it is on our couple’s bucket list.  I had the chance to visit Brazil and teach English there while working on my graduate degree.

    Hear Big Ben Ring Out in London

    Big Ben_London should be on your London itinerary

    Another iconic structure, Big Ben is a symbol of London that is known throughout the world. We had such a fun time touring London!

    Visit a Floating Market in Bangkok, Thailand

    The intrigue of Bangkok has mesmerized me for years.  I can just imagine all of the awesome energy that the city exudes.

    Take in the View from Monte Solarno

    view of ocean from Monte Solarno

    Visiting the island of Capri is an epic experience. Taking the ferry from Naples to Capri allows you to see Mount Vesuvius in all of its glory before arriving at the island.

    Once you get to Capri, not only do you need to not only visit the famous Blue Grotto, but you also need to take the chair lift to the top of Mount Solarno.

    Trust us, the views are epic and one of the romantic things to add to your bucket list ideas!

    Eat Belgium Waffles in Belgium

    This is one of the bucket list ideas that doesn’t even need an explanation. While researching Belgium using my trusty Pinterest account, every blog post I read mentioned the waffles in Belgium.

    See the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza

    chichen itza is one of the most popular things to do in Riviera Maya

    The Mayan Ruins carry such an incredible history with them.  The sheer size of the temples and the complex is incredible.

    If you are a history lover, then a visit to Chichen Itza should definitely be on your bucket list for couples.

    Hold Up the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    I think this is one that tops a lot of people’s bucket list ideas. Upon arriving in Pisa, we were surrounded by people trying to hold up the tower. I mean they were everywhere.

    So of course, I had to do it too!

    Lay On the Beach in Phuket

    Honestly, the beaches of Thailand look so incredible, I don’t know why they wouldn’t be on everyone’s list?! I’m sure this is a great way to get a tan! They truly are the stuff that beach quotes are made of!

    Watch the Sunset Over the Grand Canyon

    The majestic Grand Canyon has to look even more amazing when you get to watch the sunset over it.  Find your honey and make this one of your bucket list ideas for sure!

    Go On a Romantic River Cruise in Paris

    bridge over a river in Paris while on a river cruise

    A cruise on the Seine River is a must-do for couples visiting Paris.  There are so many cruises to choose from, but if you really want to impress your significant other, then you should definitely consider the dinner river cruise.

    Stand in the Lights of Time Square

    There is something energizing about New York.  It’s probably just the hustle and bustle of the people and the constant noise that engulf you when visiting, especially around Times Square!

    See the Great Wall of China

    Another of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is a great way to create lasting memories.  Imagine the stories and the pictures that the two of you can share about your experience visiting the Great Wall of China.

    Climb a Waterfall in Jamaica

    I know that I mentioned earlier about repelling down a waterfall, but this time we are going to climb a waterfall.  Dunns River Falls in Jamaica seems like the perfect place to accomplish this task and add something a little adventurous to your list.

    Experience the Beauty of the Emerald Isle

    Kilkenny and Wicklow Mountains

    Ireland is on so many people’s list of places to visit, and with good reason.  The Emerald Isle is full of natural beauty and wonderful people.

    We made Dublin our home during our time in Ireland and enjoyed the city so much.  It was a great hub to take some day trips in Ireland, but I still feel like we missed a huge portion of Ireland.

    Kiss in the Mist of Niagara Falls

    The sheer power of Niagara Falls is something to be admired, but I imagine my experience being a little more romantic.  I think Marty should dip kiss me in front of the falls!

    Study the History of Stonehenge

    Stonehenge is one of the items on many people’s bucket list ideas as it has fascinated people for generations.  This ancient site is an easy day trip from London and definitely one to add to your couple’s bucket list.

    Go Glamping

    covered wagon camping

    I guess technically you could combine this one with the African safari and check two things off of your couples bucket list at a time. 

    There are so many resorts that highlight the glamping lifestyle, like our covered wagon camping experience. Some glamping even allows you to sleep under the stars!

    Glamping in Texas is very popular. I guess all of the wide-open land contributes to the expansion of this trend.

    Couples Bucket List

    Dive the Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is one of the biggest natural reefs in the world.  Making this one of your bucket list ideas and diving this reef with your significant other will give you memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

    Explore Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Becoming more popular since the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik is rich in history and intrigue.  I can just imagine roaming the ancient streets of this European town.

    Hike Through Banff National Park

    lake and mountains at Banff National Park

    There are so many gorgeous areas in Canada, but the one that tops my list of places to visit is Banff.  The gorgeous mountain peaks and the wildlife here have to be like no other. Making this one of your bucket list ideas is epic!

    See the Sky in Montana

    Montana is known for its ‘big sky’.  So much so that there is even a town there named “Big Sky”.

    I would love to see how many stars I could spot from here.  Imagine you and your loved one sipping hot cocoa as you stargaze for hours.

    Or better yet, make arrangements to sleep under the stars! Honestly, this is something we could do every year.

    Zipline through Underground Caves

    Yes, you read that correctly.  There is a zipline that goes through an underground cave in Kentucky. Adding this to your bucket list ideas would be so unique!

    Swim With the Pigs

    Exuma Island in the Bahamas is known for its pigs that love to frolic in the ocean with visitors. 

    Although this is a little unconventional, I could imagine that you and your partner would get several laughs by adding this to your bucket list for couples.

    Hike Rocky Mountain National Park

    Rocky Mountain National Park waterfall

    Rocky Mountain National Park is gorgeous any time of year, but I especially love to hike this area in the spring when the animals are all coming back around after a cold winter.

    Marty and I love to visit the fabulous little town of Estes Park before making our way into Rocky Mountian National Park.

    Making this one of your bucket list ideas will not disappoint!

    Marvel at the Taj Mahal

    I’m sure there are plenty of reasons to visit India, but I definitely want to see the gorgeous Taj Mahal in person.  What about you?

    Explore the Ruins in Petra

    I know that the famous archaeological site in southwest Jordan is on many people’s bucket list ideas.

    Also known as the “Rose City”, it looks like a myriad of caves, temples, and tombs carved out of the pink sandstone.

    Hike in Cinque Terre

    view of hillside town by the ocean- Where to Stay in Cinque Terre

    The five coastal towns that make up the Cinque Terre in Italy are outstanding.  They are all connected by a series of hiking trails that have you hugging the beautiful Italian Riviera as you wander from one town to the next.

    If you happen to be in Florence, then getting from Florence to Cinque Terre is pretty easy.  😉

    You won’t regret making this one of your bucket list ideas.

    Go Whale Watching

    I can just picture the majesty associated with these incredible ocean giants.  Couldn’t you just see yourself and your loved one mesmerized by the whales? Yes? Then add it to your bucket list!

    After doing some research, we decided that whale watching in Monterey, California would be perfect for us when we are ready to book our trip!

    Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

    Set high in the Andes Mountains, the ancient city of Machu Picchu has to be full of secrets and worthy of a bucket list for sure.

    What a cool experience for you and your significant other to hike and explore Machu Picchu.

    See the Florence Duomo

    duomo in Florence

    The Duomo in Florence is so amazing.  Marty and I had a great time exploring not only the Duomo complex but all of Florence and the surrounding area.

    Visit Dracula’s Castle

    Dracula’s Castle, really named Bran Castle, sits perched above a valley in Transylvania, Romania.

    Now a national monument, this castle dares you to come inside and learn about its intriguing history. This is something a little different to check off of your bucket list and share with one another!

    See the Castle that Inspired the Disney Castle

    An easy day trip from Munich will lead you to the town of Fussen, Germany, and the fabulous Neuschwanstein Castle.  This famous castle inspired the Walt Disney castle. Just one look will have you seeing the resemblance. 

    Float in the Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea is actually a salt lake located between Jordan and Israel.  Imagine how fun it would be for you and your loved one to float around all day without a care in the world!

    What an awesome bucket list addition to share with one another!

    Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

    Pacific Coast Highway

    The Pacific Coast Highway is a gorgeous stretch of highway that runs along the Pacific Coast in California. 

    Marty and I had the luxury of checking this off of our bucket list and exploring a portion of this fabulous highway on our trip to San Diego. One day we will go back and drive the entire stretch of highway.

    Explore the Canals of Amsterdam

    The glorious Amsterdam is made up of over 90 islands and 1500 bridges.  That means there are a lot of canals in this area! 

    I would love to spend the day exploring the canals and waterways of Amsterdam, hence the reason it is on our bucket list.

    See St. Basil’s Cathedral

    Another iconic structure, St. Basil’s Cathedral is located in Moscow.  The stunning architecture and beautiful colors are what put this cathedral on our couples bucket list!

    Visit A Famous French Chateau

    Of course, there are many famous French chateaus to choose from, but none are as bucket list-worthy as Versailles.

    Versailles is a symbol of opulence and power and an easy day trip from Paris by train!  If Versailles is too crowded for you, consider the fabulous Chateau Fountainebleau instead.

    Oktoberfest in Munich

    I know, I already mentioned Munich, but I didn’t talk about the epic bucket list experience of Oktoberfest.  I would love to visit during the Oktoberfest festivities, so this is staying on our couples bucket list for sure!

    Carnival in Venice

    person dressed for Carnival -

    Carnival in Venice will be the bucket list experience of a lifetime for me.  I love Venice so much already, so I can only imagine how magical it must be during Carnival.

    One day we will go back to Venice and experience Carival!

    Make Your Way to Mont Saint-Michel

    The beautiful Mont Saint-Michel stands on an island between Normandy and Brittany.   This UNESCO World Heritage site just beckons visitors to come and explore!

    Drive Through the Black Forest

    The Black Forest of Germany has intrigued visitors for years.  This enchanting forest has been on my list for quite some time, but we have yet to visit.

    I would love to drive through it stopping to indulging in the spas that are in the small towns (especially to get a couples massage).

    Bathe an Elephant

    Now, I would only do this at an elephant sanctuary, not a place that lets you ride the elephants.  They are such majestic creatures.

    Final Thoughts on Our Bucket List Ideas for Couples

    Well, there you have it, our bucket list ideas for couples.  While Marty and I have been busy checking items off of this list, you can see that we still have plenty to go.  We would love to hear from you.

    What should we add to our bucket list?  Comment below and tell us!

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    Book Your Trip: Logistical Tips and Tricks

    Book Your Flight:

    We love using CheapOAir, Kayak, and Kiwi to search for the best prices on flights. We love using these search engines because they search the web for airlines all over the world to ensure you get the best deal! In addition to flights, you can also find great hotel prices on Kayak and Kiwi.

    Book Your Vacation Package:

    If you want to book an entire vacation package, then we suggest using Expedia. We love how easy Expedia is to use and we always find good deals on entire vacation packages on their site.

    Another great site for vacation packages is BookVIP. BookVIP offers super cheap vacation packages to incredible destinations. You are sure to save money using their site!

    For full guided vacations including hotels, some meals, transportation, and guides, then we book with Trafalgar. Trafalgar is a trusted tour company that will meet all of your needs while ensuring that you have a great experience.

    Trip.com allows you to book flights, hotels, train tickets, rental cars, airport transfers, tours, and more all on one site. Owned by the parent company that also owns Skyscanner, this is a trusted resource for travel booking and a great “one-stop-shop.”

    Book Your Accommodations:

    We always begin our search by checking out the honest review on hotels at TripAdvisor. This allows us to narrow our search for specific properties once we are ready to book. Of course, you can also book directly on the TripAdvisor site as well!

    There are several accommodation sites that we like to use. One of our favorites is Booking.com because it gives you a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses at a good price.

    Another “go-to” hotel booking site for us is Hotels.com. We love their loyalty program that allows you to earn free nights, and their “secret prices” for members are fabulous deals!

    HotelsCombined is another cool site. They allow you to compare all of the top travel sites with one search to ensure you are finding the best deal out there. Kayak works in this way as well.

    If you are looking for a luxurious all-inclusive vacation, then consider checking out the Sandals/Beaches properties. Sandals properties are for couples only and Beaches are for families. We have visited Sandals in the past and absolutely love the attention to detail and the service they provide.

    Tour Companies We Trust:

    We love taking guided tours when visiting new places. Our go-to tour companies are Viator.com and Get Your Guide. Both of these companies have been in business for years and provide excellent customer service. You can trust booking tours from their sites for sure!

    For a guided city tour, check out City Sightseeing and BigBus Tours. These bus tours are so much fun and easy to hop on and hop off at top attractions in cities around the world.

    CityPass is a great way to save money when visiting large cities. CityPass allows you to get free admission to major attractions once you buy their pass. The savings add up quickly with this pass, often saving 50% with combined admissions.

    Another great pass to save money in larger cities is the Sightseeing Pass. This pass allows you to save valuable time and money by combining admissions to major attractions. They also have a handy app that keeps everything you need at your fingertips.

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    Check out our resource page for all of our favorite vendors. These companies help us to save time and money on our travels!

    Michelle Snell-Founder That Texas Couple

    About the Author

    Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures.  While she is a professional educator by day, her passion for travel has her jet-setting all over the world during her free time. 

    Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through her informative writing style on her blog, That Texas Couple.  Her practical tips and suggestions help make travel dreams a reality while immersing her readers in the history, culture, and food of a region.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.

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