50 Global Discovery Vacations Bucket List Ideas, Pt. 3

Your #GDVBucketList entries are inspiring and moving, showing us just how powerful traveling can be. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments and seeing your pictures.

If you haven’t told us what’s on your bucket list, we’d love to hear from you! Read our picks for this week’s list to find out how it could get you a FREE Expressway Week.


Taos Pueblo. Photo courtesy of member Gayle S.

21. Study the Taos Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Member Gayle S. learned that these pueblos have been inhabited for more than 1,000 years!

The American flag waving proudly above Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Photo courtesy of member William C.

The American flag waving proudly above Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. Photo courtesy of member William C.

22. Visit Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Standing as an integral part of U.S. history, the memorials and museums will leave a lasting impression.

23. Drive down the Road to Hana. This 60-mile highway is the easiest way to see the wondrous sights of Maui, Hawaii.

24. Florence, Italy. From Cathy W., Global Connections Vice President: “Visit the city of Florence, drive through Tuscany, drive to the coast and walk the Cinque Terre path through the villages or take the train to Rome or Venice. Trip of a lifetime.”


Leaning Tower of Pisa. Photo courtesy of member Katie P.

25. Marvel at the oddity that is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Member Katie P. could barely hold it up!

26. Take the cable car up Mount Isabel de Torres in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. A peaceful view of the beauty below with a large statue of Christ waiting at the top.

27. Visit the famous coffee plantations and rainforests of San Jose, Costa Rica.

28. Learn how to save sea turtles from the pros at Sea Turtle, Inc. in South Padre, Texas.

Photo credit: GoBreck.com.

Breckenridge Snow Sculpture Championships. Photo credit: GoBreck.com.

29. (Don’t touch) the Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. From Condominium manager Ryan B.: “I remember being there with my family as a kid and thinking that it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.”   

Photo courtesy of member Gerald S.

Whale-watching in Hawaii. Photo courtesy of member Gerald S.

30. Spot a whale. Many coasts from Massachusetts to Oregon to Hawaii offer chances to see this magnificent mammal in its natural habitat. Member Gerald S. spotted some while on a tour in Maui, Hawaii.

Now it’s your turn to tell us what’s on your bucket list for a chance to win a free Expressway Week Vacation! You have two ways to win:

Ways to Enter:

  1. Tell us what’s on your bucket list and how Global Discovery Vacations can help you get there in the comment section below (or in any other GDV Bucket List post).
  2. Post an original photo of accomplishing something from your bucket list on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #GDVBucketList.

We will pick one photo and one comment based on our favorites and send the winners a certificate for a FREE Expressway Week! Winners will be contacted via email.

Restrictions apply. Contest ends Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. CST. No purchase necessary. ALL ENTRIES BECOME THE PROPERTY OF GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND MAY BE USED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES.

Come back next Tuesday for part four of our five-part Global Discovery Vacations Bucket List series and discover more places you have to visit in your lifetime!

GDV Bucket Lists: 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 | 31-40 | 41-50

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.

15 thoughts on “50 Global Discovery Vacations Bucket List Ideas, Pt. 3

  1. Two big items on our Bucket List are to travel to the Greek Isles and to go to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM. We are hoping to check the Balloon Fiesta off next year for our 20th Wedding Anniversary!

  2. My bucket list? Working to check things off and Global has sure helped. Two years and two trips to Hawaii. Ireland awaits!

  3. Looking forward to driving around Ireland and Scotland with many B&B and resort stays for three or more weeks in September . Kissing the famous Blarney Stone is high on my list ! Will indulge in Irish beers while participating in a “pub” crawl when available . This will be our 65th and 66th countries visited !

  4. 1 See Alaska’s Denali Park
    2 visit the Grand Canyon
    3 Scuba dive the “wall” at Grand Cayman
    4 Swap lies wth the locals in a bar in Killarney
    5 Walk the Great Wall of China

  5. My bucket list includes taking my family to St Kitts or St Lucia to see the different cultures and the beauty of the Carribean islands, San Fransico to ride a trolley, Alaska so my husband and boys can catch a Huge Salmen! The most inportant is to be able to enjoy as a family!!

  6. Our bucket list keeps growing because of the opportunities global has given us, traveling is now attainable. I would say Hawaii is on the top of the list we were not able to have a honeymoon so this would be great for an anniversary. We would love to see the incredible wave of the north shore and the amazing volcano’s and tropical landscape.our number two is the Netherlands, to see where the two seas meet and to so some ancestry searching. Hopefully dreams so come true

  7. These all are amazing bucket list ideas. I am entering my husbands bucket list favorite and the is Australia. He is a selfless person whose main job he says is to take care of me and he has. We both were widows and met 8 years ago. Since I met him I have had three major surgeries leaving me with some disabilities and I can’t work fulltime anymore. He is past when he wanted to retire but he is working so I can have insurance and we can have some money to do little extras. We love our GDV and use them especially with families the past two years.
    This trip would be dong just what he wants! Please help me make a dream come true for him and take something off bucket list and otherwise won’t be met!
    Love you guys!!!
    Barb Morgan

  8. We would love to visit Glacier National Park for our 25th wedding anniversary. The scenic railway would be a good way to get there and Global could help us stay there for a while.

  9. I don’t really have a Bucket list yet probably because I don’t vacation much I have had my GDV for a couple years and have never used it. I Bought it thinking this would make me go on vacations but it hasn’t I’m a construction worker here in Chicago where the winters are brutal and I have been blessed to work all year round for 22 years straight but I’m tired I need some time off and some quality time with my wife so any color SAND beneath my feat would be greatly appreciated thanks.

    • Queshaun,

      We understand your situation, but it sounds like you are more than due for a vacation. Any time you’re ready to take a break or if you need a refresher on how to use the membership, feel free to give us a call at 800-879-7779. We’ll be glad to help!

      -Happy Travels

  10. Our bucket list has 0 items checked off on it. My husband’s health and trying to make it on school teacher wages has interfered with our dream to fish for big rainbows in Alaska. If we could go anywhere or do anything that is what we would do. The hour glass is running out of sand for my hubby. We’d love to spend some of the time left fulfilling this dream.

  11. A free express week would be wonderful. Have had membership for 4 years. When I booked the first $170 trip I asked the agent how much more is due. She laughed and said that was the total amount. Really?? I kept waiting for the shoe to drop…… Did not happen……so I was kind of leery of what to expect when we got to the condo………surprise!! Fabulous!!!..People do not believe me when I tell them we only pay $170. for a week for what they pay over $1000 for. We bought this to take kids and grandkids on vacation affordably!! And we have.!!! Have done beaches and Disney. A new adventure to someplace different would be exciting!!! I have no particular place in mind because wherever we would go, I know GDV has put their stamp of approval on it and we will be MORE than happy with the destination. thanks . Retiring this year so I know we will use the club more. Judy

  12. My favorite author is Maeve Binchy. I have read everything she ever wrote. I would love to go to Ireland to experience the images she has painted in my mind. All my life, from a very young age, reading has been a means of ‘armchair’ traveling. Now at the age of almost 65, I long for the reality of seeing, touching and tasting! I have many places on my ‘bucket list’ but right now Ireland is on the top of my list. Due to the massive college debt incurred for my daughter’s education, I may never get beyond the ‘armchair travel’ with regards to a trip abroad, such as Ireland.

Comments are closed.