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My 2018 Travel Bucket List

My 2018 Travel Bucket List

I Don't want a one week vacation...

I want to..

TRAVEL.

Hey my Tan Lines Bikini Babes!

I'm really excited about this blog post because it's one filled with goals, inspiration, and a reminder of why I'm doing what I'm doing.

Traveling has always been a goal of mine, I never really made it happen & haven't traveled as often as I would like to. 

This coming year, 2018, I feel it in my body. It's gonna happen. I want to make it a reality so badly, I'm completely changing my life for it, and I'm so ready.

I've never been so determined to create the specific life I want to live.  I KNOW I can make it happen, it's just a matter of planning, saving, and just being happy regardless of the outcome.

I'll be sharing my top plans for this year, if I can make them all happen the, HECK YEA! If not, I'm not going to let myself stress too much because I have this whole life to live!

SO, today I'm bringing you... 

My 2018 Travel Bucket List.

All of the places that I'm going to be talking about are ones that I want to learn from the culture, I  want to create real memories, I want to capture amazing images and video to show you guys and allow you to feel like you came along with me. I want to share the highs and lows of traveling, I want it to be real and not lead you to think that the lifestyle is impossible. Cause, let me tell you, If I can chase my dreams and make them a reality, them YOU can too.

TRIP #1 : Maui, Hawaii

This trip is already set in stone and has been since the beginning of October, and I'm still soooo insanely excited for it. My best friend Aspen aka. @aspenbaiii just moved there, and I cannot wait to see her and do our fave things together like taking photos and just lounging on the beach! I'm sharing Aspens photos from the last month or so cause I've been vicariously living through her and will continuing to be doing so until I'm actually there with her!  

I'm so ready to live off of the local fruit and coconuts (I kinda made it a goal to eat fully plant based and fresh while I'm there!) Bryce and I are going to be there for 3 weeks, adventuring, shooting, working, and staying out in the sunshine all day! Hawaii makes my heart melt and the last time I was there I went to Oahu for a week and that was almost 3 years ago, so the trip definitely wasn't long enough and its been WAY to long since I've been back. It's been a long awaited trip to say the least. I was so excited to book the tickets for Maui and I can't wait till I'm planting my toes in the Hawaiian sand.


From here on out, these trips aren't really in any set order, I'm just typing them in this way because its how I wrote it in my notebook! Hehe!


Bucket List Trip // Florida

Florida has been a place I've wanted to visit for quite a while now, I really got the craving to go there last summer when I got invited to Miami Swim Week! I have so many amazing friends that live there and I miss their sweet faces so much! SO, this is a high one on my list and I'm hoping too get to Florida after I get back from Maui!

I really want to visit Miami and go anywhere to find some of the pretty pastel buildings and lifeguard towers you always see photos of! I also really want to adventure around the Florida beaches and go to some blue pools! My friend Meli, aka. @melikinis (I know we have like the same name and its amazing and she's amazing!) goes free-diving all the time and she knows some of the most beautiful locations out there! I have to share her images with you guys because she's such a beautiful soul and she inspires me with her photos every day!

Bucket List Trip // Bali

The AMAZING Bali...I have wanted to go to Bali for YEARS! I want to visit the rice terraces, and see waterfalls, go to an elephant sanctuary (I will ONLY support one that stands behind the proper care of the animals so I definitely have some research cut out for me!)  I dream of scootering around on a moped or even renting a motorcycle. I want to eat the fresh foods, and live off of smoothies and greens.

I feel like the lifestyle in Bali is everything I want, it seems like such an enlightening place that I can learn so much from. I literally dream of this magical place and I have my heart set on being there for a few weeks out of this year!

My dear friend Megan, aka @earth_yogini, who just got back from Bali, took so many beautiful images and she made my inspiration to be at this place grow to a whole new level.

This is a little random side note, but, want to know the best part about Megan?! I Met her in Oceanside since she used to work across the street from me and even better she used to work with my best friend Aspen, so they know each other too! It gets even better, Megan is a Florida native AND she's in Maui RIGHT NOW! I feel like her and I have so many connections and the universe is telling us that we need to hangout asap because were so drawn to similar things in life! I'm sharing all images by Megan from her Bali trip! 

Bucket List Trip // Oregon

Oregon is one of Bryce's and I's absolute most favorite places to visit. Not only because his sister and her family lives there, but because we love the waterfalls, the crisp air, and the amazing greenery. Theres just something about this this place that feels so good. We've made so many good memories on hikes and just being outdoors there. We were just reminiscing last night and I fell in love with being in Oregon all over again and I wish we could be there before 2018 begins, but we may have  to wait until after the new year.

My other favorite part about Oregon trips is that we usually road trip and that means we get to visit Northern California! so that leads me to my current last bucket list trip.

Bucket List Trip // Northern California

Although I live in California, I've never spent hat much time up in Northern Cali, I've gone on a few road trips and such but I really want to just spent a solid couple weeks up there just being surrounded by trees and mountains! The plan is to road trip in a van (that we hope on getting again this year) and vanlifing up there with our pup Teva! 


For now that's all I have on my travel bucket list because I wanted to keep it easy and achievable for 2018! I'm so excited for the new year and I have such a good feeling that big & amazing things are coming! Whether I complete this list or not I know I'm still going to be so stoked for all of the opportunities I'll have had!

Also, I really hope you guys check out the 3 babes I mentioned in this blog post, they're my dear friends and they're all so amazing. They inspire me to follow my dreams just like they follow theirs and I totally applaud them for living the life they do!

Until next time my Tan Lines BB's

XX - Melly the Gypsea

Maui 2018 ||Photo Diary

Maui 2018 ||Photo Diary