Dom Nozzi’s Best-Ever Bucket List Destinations

by Dom Nozzi

The destinations found on this list represent the most exhilarating, lauded, must-do places on earth that I have not yet visited. I intend to enjoy all of these exquisite spots before I die.

Criteria for this ranking:

• Has gotten rave reviews from a number of sources/travelers.

• Allows me to engage in outdoor adventure activities that I love.

• Promises to be unforgettable.

Best-ever bucket list destinations I have not yet visited:

  • Scuba diving at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  • Boating the Amazon River in Souh America
  • Touring New Zealand
  • Touring Austria and Switzerland
  • Touring France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands
  • Touring Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland
  • Touring Poland, Hungary, Britain, Ireland
  • Touring Prague
  • Touring Finland
  • Touring Greece
  • Touring Germany
  • Hiking and biking Utah (Moab/Zion-Brice Canyons)
  • Touring Idaho
  • Whitewater on the Salmon, Snake, River of No Return, Grand Canyon
  • Hiking the Canadian Rockies
  • Touring Quebec
  • Experiencing Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Experiencing Times Square New Year’s Eve
  • Skiing Park City and Alta UT
  • Skiing Whistler/Blackcomb
  • Skiing Jackson Hole
  • Skiing Lake Tahoe
  • Skiing and hiking Banff/Lake Louise
  • Skiing Telluride CO
  • Skiing Snowbowl, Flagstaff AZ
  • Skiing Cortina Italy
  • Skiing Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Experiencing a Safari in Africa, including the Zambezi River
  • Scuba diving the Red Sea, Truk, Bahamas, Curacao, Flower Bank Gardens, Micronesia, North Carolina Outer Banks wrecks, Turks and Caicos
  • Engaging in a multi-day paddle on the Everglades, Suwannee River, Boundary Waters
  • See The Palio (horserace) in Siena Italy
  • Participate in La Tomatina (tomato fight) in Bunol Spain
  • Summit Everest


I urge you to email me ( or leave a comment if you have a suggested addition or subtraction from this list. Or if you have any other thoughts about this list.


Each list in this blog contains my own personal opinions based on my personal experiences. I acknowledge that there may be a need to add or subtract from these lists (or to create a new subject list), and I welcome such suggestions. The lists are not ordered from higher to lower quality. Each list is a work in progress.

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About Dom Nozzi

Urban designer, Complete Streets instructor, smart growth specialist, town planner, walkable & bikeable streets & trails specialist, writer, editor, speaker, world adventurer, skier, kayaker, SCUBA diver, bicyclist, hiker, dancer, book reader, urbanist. Make my own beer, wine, pasta, bread. Live by the motto that it is the things we do NOT do that we later regret. Life is too short to not live it to the fullest.
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