Where In The World Is Ruffles & Macarons?

Here it is – the Bucket List Post!!

Recently I read an article from Travel + Leisure that suggested, with scientific research, that wanderlust is genetic.  After reading, I immediately forwarded it to my parents with all of the travel emojis that I could find.  Reason being, they instilled in me a love for exploring new places and learning about different cultures.  I’m pleased to say that I’ve married a man who I’ve been able to pass this yearning onto.  And I’m even more excited that he’ll be able to accompany me on my bucket list adventures.

Without further ado, her is my ever-growing travel bucket list:
*Some are noted with a date beside to represent a planned trip.

  1. Visit all of the Trappist breweries (1 out of 11 visited)
  2. Drink wine in France
  3. Go to Oktoberfest
  4. Witness the Northern Lights
  5. Cruise through Cuba
  6. Go to a flamenco show in Spain
  7. Take a hike in Cinque Terre
  8. Go glamping in Slovenia alongside Lake Bled
  9. Watch the Running of the Bulls
  10. Wine tasting in California
  11. Swim at the pink beach in Sardinia
  12. Visit Niagara Falls and surrounding areas of Canada
  13. Visit my Grandfather’s hometown of Calabria, Italy
  14. Walk the streets of Santorini, Greece
  15. Take a Sound of Music tour through Salzburg, Austria
  16. Everything Paris
  17. South African safari
  18. Make a weekend trip to Aruba 
  19. Swim with a wild animal
  20. Listen to a Mozart concert in Austria
  21. Ride in a gondola in Venice
  22. Take a cooking class in Italy (December 2017)
  23. Eat at a Michelin starred restaurant
  24. Ride on an elephant
  25. Take a baking class at NYC Milk Bar
  26. Visit Bali
  27. Have a tea party in London
  28. Participate in Yacht Week
  29. Ride on an air boat
  30. Go to a Formula 1 Grand Prix

Of course, this list will continue to grow over the years, as it does almost weekly.  I tell my husband often, “I’d be fine with eating peanut butter and jellies every day for the rest of my life, if it means being able to see the world.”  I don’t always follow through with this but I think it’s important that we’re both on the same page in regards to putting a significant importance on traveling.

“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” –Miriam Adeney


For my updated lists of travels, check out the “About Me” section of my blog.
Also, feel free to check out my inspiration boards on Pinterest.


Please feel free to share your experiences on any of the above!  I’d love to hear about any adventures and suggestions!


Bon Voyage!



5 thoughts on “Where In The World Is Ruffles & Macarons?

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I am definitely an Italy lover! I’m starting to plan a trip to northern Italy, as well as some countries north of there. Turin and it’s surrounding cities look beautiful and I’m really looking forward to the wine! I look forward to seeing your travel and foodie adventures!

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