A bucket list is a catalog of personal goals and first hand experiences that you are wanting to accomplish. While some people add adventurous activities to their bucket list, most people have a list of countries and cities they want to visit. With so many beautiful places in the world, it’s easy to dream up the top destinations you are wanting to explore. We narrowed our list down to our 4 top favorite destinations that everyone needs to experience at least once!
In January to February of 2011, I took a trip to Thailand as a gift to myself for graduating with my Bachelors from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) just a couple months prior in December. Being a Thai-American born in New York but raised in a Thai household, the culture shock wasn’t too bad. Outside my house I was American but when I walked through my door I was living under Thai rules. It also helped that I can speak Thai fluently albeit unable to read or write. I should also mention I went alone but still have family there.
Luckily, I traveled during the slow season (also known as value season) so the price wasn’t that bad; it was still something a new grad can handle. Because it was winter here in the states and Thailand only has two temperatures: hot (during our winter) and very hot (every other time of the year), the weather was manageable when I went. I do not recommend traveling to South East Asia during Summer time unless you enjoy scorching heat.