2020 Travel Recap/ 2021 Bucket List

Happy New Year!

As (what seems like) the longest year in history has come to an end, I am reflecting on the year and looking forward to the future. Typically, this is the time of year when I take a trip down memory lane, while also dreaming about the year ahead. Well this year, the trip down memory lane is more of a short stroll. 

2020 Travels
  1. International Tennis Hall of Fame- Newport, RI
  2. Spring Training- Arizona
  3. Dining on the Diamond- Pawtucket, RI

That’s it. That’s all the traveling that was done. In February, I visited the International Tennis Hall of Fame and attended a few Celtics and Bruins games. After that, I headed out for a week of spring training. I returned home from Arizona on March 8, and the sports world stopped on March 12. 

When the Red Sox finally had their opening day at the end of July, I was at a ballpark. However, I was watching the game on a jumbotron, while also having a socially distanced dinner. (This one was a pleasant surprise.)

So, since I wasn’t able to cross off ANY of my 2020 bucket list plans, I’m going to try this again. I am optimistic that 2021 is going to be a great year, which full of fan-filled stands! 

2021 (Sports) Travel Bucket List
  1. The Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa.
  2. Escape to the Cape League.
  3. See the Seattle Kraken in their first season. 
  4. Go to a Connecticut Suns game (vs. Seattle Storm preferably.) 
  5. Welcome the Worcester Woosox to Massachusetts. 
  6. Say hello to Slam Diego and the Padres.
  7. Watch the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry in New York. 
  8. Finally visit Wrigley.
  9. Do a DC/ Baltimore combo trip. 
  10. Feel the brotherly love in Philadelphia. 
  11. Hit the jackpot in Vegas and watch Eastern Washington University play at Allegiant Stadium. 
  12. Head south to the Grapefruit League (and Disney!) 
  13. Retrace my steps at the Tri-City Dust Devils (where it all began for me.) 
  14. Watch “my team” in a new stadium; Red Sox, Mariners, Celtics, Bruins, or Seahawks. 
  15. Visit three new MiLB stadiums. 

Since 2020 showed us how unpredictable life can be, I realize that this sport-centric list may be nothing more than wishful thinking. So, I’ve added a few to the list that are more attainable in a socially distant world. 

2021 Travel Bucket List contd.
  1. Hike Mt. Rainier. 
  2. Explore more national parks (Joshua Tree and Grand Canyon are at the top!)
  3. Play Torrey Pines golf course.
  4. Play Chambers Bay golf course. 
  5. Go to Hawaii. (More on this later!) 
  6. Be spontaneous and go somewhere random. 

What’s at the top of your list?

2 thoughts on “2020 Travel Recap/ 2021 Bucket List

  1. My wish list first would be to Watch the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry in New York. I’m not from New York but always wanted to go there. Thanks for sharing this. If you need any travel assistance in future, let me know. Tracy @ kauffmantravel.com

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