Travel Bucket List

By Eric Vallen & Omri Shahar

Omri 1. Osaka, Japan

In short, Osaka is the smaller, better version of Tokyo. From what I’ve heard, while it might be a bustling city, its people have a much more carefree and fun-loving attitude. Foreigners and tourists aren’t looked down upon, and are generally accepted there. Furthermore, Osaka has a super Nintendo world, Universal Studios Japan, and countless historical landmarks to explore. 

Eric 1. Detroit, Michigan

Home to the fabled Detroit Lions and Detroit Pistons. Upon visiting this landmark, prosperous city, I would love to visit these amazing teams. From what I’ve heard they’ve been dominating their respective leagues, the NBA and NFL! Besides sports, Detroit has several prestigious art institutions, which I’ve been dying to go to since I was a little kid. 

Omri 2. Whistler, Canada

Besides Whistler Blackcomb, the infamous ski resort, Whistler Canada features one of the most beautiful, snowy, landscapes known to man; straight out of a movie. Its ski resort is top of the line, one of the best known in the world. During the 2010 Olympics, all of the major ski and snowboard events took place at Whistler. Considering my immense amount of talent on skis and the board, Whistler would be the perfect place for me. 

Eric 2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The lost city of steel. Home to the most blue collar workers per capita in the entirety of the United States. The tiktok football capital of the world. Furthermore, its nature scene, at least for Pennsylvania standards, is shockingly beautiful. From what I’ve heard, the ground actually forms into something of a hill in Pittsburgh. Truly, I would love to visit Pittsburgh. 

Omri 3. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Metropolis of the modern age. Per renowned reporter Cuinn Huber, “everything there is over the top and cool.” Dubai is also home to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Some may call the United States a melting pot, but Dubai is the true melting pot of the world. Nearly 85% of its residents are foreigners, creating the most unique culture and experience in the world.

Eric 3. Yellowstone National Park

The absolute coolest national park there is. I’ve always wanted to go to every national park, but after realizing that there are some in remote parts of Alaska where it never gets warmer than -20, I’ll shorten the list. Yellowstone has some of the most unique geology in the world, and is so large that you could hike it for months and still not go on every trail. Instead of going to them all, I’d settle for just Yellowstone.