My Travel Bucket List

Posted By: AshleyRussell
Posted On: November 20th, 2019
Attending: DCU

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be studying in Ireland. Before coming, I told myself that I had to take advantage of this and see as many places as I could. So far, i haven’t gotten much of an opportunity to travel with school, basketball, and coaching taking up most of my days. However I have been able to explore Dublin, and it is beautiful. Once my schedule clears up and I have the time to travel, there are a few places that I’m dying to see.

First, I’ll give you a list of places that I have seen and LOVED.

  1. Spain

I was fortunate to be able to travel abroad during my collegiate basketball career, and on this trip we went to Spain. We travelled to Barcelona, Toledo, Valencia, and Madrid. They were all so beautiful, and it was such an amazing experience. Toledo was definitely my favorite because of the breathtaking views we got to see. 


  1. France

After traveling to Spain, our basketball program took an 8 hour train ride over to Paris for the last part of our foreign tour. Paris was amazing as well, and it was so fun because we held an “amazing race” throughout the city. Unfortunately I did not win this race, but it was cool to see all of the beautiful sights.

Now, for the bucket list items:

  1. The Amalfi coast

Located in Italy, this is a beautiful coastline on the southern edge of Italy. I have always wanted to swim in the clear blue water and have some authentic Italian dishes, so it only seems appropriate that I make this my first pit stop.

  1. Amsterdam

Some of the scholars and I have talked about traveling here together in the Spring, and I am so excited to go. It seems like such a fun place to explore, and a plus is that I have a cousin that lives there, so I’ll be able to see some family!

  1. Croatia

Croatia is such a beautiful country, and it’s one that I had never really thought of visiting before. I didn’t really have an interest in traveling here until my sister sold me on it. Being on the coastline of the Adriatic Sea, there are some beautiful oceanside views and amazing sunsets that I would love to see first hand. 

My list is pretty short as of now, but I know that it will grow as the months go on. It seems like a feasible number, and I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to reach all of these destinations by the time I’m done with my program, so wish me luck!!!

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