Hi everyone! Emily Carey here. As a recruiter, I spend my days working with travel nurses and other travel healthcare professionals. One of my favorite travelers has taken a totally unique perspective on her traveling career that might help you get started with yours!
My traveler took some time to create her very own bucket list. She wanted to see some amazing sites and visit awesome locations and left it up to me to help her get it done. She handed me her list and said, “Go!”
She and I have been working together for a long time, checking off her list one-by-one. The best thing is, she never has to worry about finding her next assignment. She trusts me enough to know that I will work from her list and find her an assignment where she’ll have a blast. What a great way to do travel nursing! It’s less stress for her and for me!
So I thought, why not help other travelers make their own bucket lists? Download your own bucket list template and start writing down some experiences, locations, or sites you want to see! When you have a good list going, pass it off to your recruiter and tell them to get to work.
Here are a few ideas to help get you started!
Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston: The 2.5 mile Freedom Trail passes 16 different historic landmarks that you won’t want to miss. The journey takes you through the lives of so many brave people that helped shape our nation. There’s museums, meetinghouses, churches, and so much more. From Paul Revere’s house to the USS Constitution and the Old North Church, it’s a must-see for history buffs.
Catch a Broadway Show in New York City: No matter what show you go to see, a Broadway Show is an incredible experience. The actors and actresses are so extremely talented. Go see Frozen or Aladdin, maybe Mean Girls! Whatever show grabs your attention. Snag some same-day discounted tickets for some of your favorite shows at the TKTS booth on time square.
Bike the National Mall in DC: It’s not a shopping mall, but The National Mall is the best way to see some of DC’s many landmarks. Cruise around on a rented bike and you’ll sneak a peek at the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the WWII Memorial, the Washington Moment, and so many others. Go in the springtime and you’ll be riding through some amazing cherry blossoms.
Feel the mist of Niagara Falls: Did you know you can get married at Niagara Falls?! But if you just want to go see the view, remember to grab your plastic poncho. Hop aboard the Maid of the Mist to experience one of the biggest tourist attractions ever. There are a few other attractions nearby that you’ll want to stop to see. Take a look at a full list here!
Canoe the Boundary Waters in Minnesota: Glaciers were kind enough to leave behind some beautiful rugged cliffs, canyons, hills, and towering rock formations at the Boundary Waters in Minnesota. There are over 1,200 miles of different canoe routes and 12 hiking trails. It’s a great place to spend a night camping!
Watch a sunrise in the Upper Peninsula: The sunrise on The Upper Peninsula in Michigan is one of those bucket list items that everyone should have on their list. The Peninsula has several sunset or sunrise boat rides that will let you enjoy the view from the water.
Gaze at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park: Yellowstone National Park is home to all sorts of amazing sites and awesome wildlife. Walk through canyons, stop by Old Faithful, or take a guided horseback riding tour. It’s an outdoor adventure of a lifetime.
Ski Aspen Highlands in Colorado: The Aspen Highlands is home to about 1,000 acres of pure white, fluffy snow. Whether you’re an experienced skier or new to the game, there is something for everyone out here!
Visit Mount Rushmore: Mount Rushmore is American history carved in stone. Over three million people a year go to visit the large faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. There are two theaters, a museum and a bookstore that help tell the story of the creation of Mount Rushmore and the workers who helped build it. Plus the nearby area is a blast!
Here is a FREE template for your very own bucket list. Write down some of the things you want to do or see and then pass it off to your recruiter!