HGTV’s Property Brothers Share Their Bucket Lists

Wonder twins Jonathan and Drew Scott stay so crazy busy creating new episodes of the Property Brothers, Buying & Selling and Brother vs. Brother that extended vacations are few and far between.

“We cherish our free time,” said Jonathan. “When we can fit in a getaway, we make the most of it.”

With their success the brothers’ bucket lists seem to get longer and longer, much like Jonathan’s hair. Find out which twin wants to spend his coveted leisure time hitting the links in Scotland and which would prefer a romantic train trek across Europe. 

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Jonathan and Drew Scott

Peek inside the bucket list of Jonathan and Drew Scott, hosts of HGTV’s hit series Property BrothersBuying & Selling and Brother Vs. Brother.

Jonathan: Great Wall of China

“One of my goals is to see all the wonders of the world, both ancient and modern,” said Jonathan.

The Great Wall of China was added to the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.

Jonathan: Pyramids and Camels

“High on my list are the pyramids and temples along the Nile,” said Jonathan. “Visiting them will let me achieve my main mission: riding a camel!”

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only structure on the original Seven Wonders list still standing. 

Drew: Castles of Scotland

Drew looks forward to recreating time spent with his family.

“Our father is originally from Scotland and we have fond memories of exploring castles there on family vacations,” said Drew.

Drew: The Old Course at St. Andrew’s

“I’m a golfer, so I’d love to go back to Scotland and play the famous Old Course at St. Andrews,” said Drew. “Even if you don’t golf, St. Andrews is a charming seaside town well worth a visit.”

Jonathan Scott

In helping clients and viewers see the potential in their real estate dreams, Jonathan Scott hopes to fulfill his dream of traveling to Peru. Located in Peru is Machu Picchu, an Incan city and World Heritage Site. It’s one of the most photographed places in the world.

Jonathan: Machu Picchu

“Definitely on my bucket list is the ancient Incan stronghold, Machu Picchu, along with the colonial city of Cusco, both high in the Peruvian Andes, so I plan to do some trekking,” said Jonathan. 

Jonathan: Cusco

Jonathan is eager to take a trek through Cusco, which was once the capital of the Inca Empire. The coastal city is a great place to see archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture.

Jonathan: Peruvian Coast

“Also -- given Peru’s long coastline -- I am ready for some epic feasting in Lima’s seafood restaurants,” said a hungry Jonathan. 

Drew Scott

Like his brother and business partner, Drew Scott turns real estate dreams into reality. It won't be long before Drew's dream of traveling to the Great Barrier Reef is realized.

Drew: Great Barrier Reef

“I’ve always wanted to explore the Great Barrier Reef,” said Drew. “Like other coral reefs, this vast formation off Australia’s coast is threatened by global warming so it’s moved up on my list.” 

Drew: Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

“I’m eager to snorkel [or scuba dive, if you do that] there to see the abundant marine life,” said Drew. “Except for sharks; I’d rather avoid them!”

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Natural Wonders

Jonathan: The Simplon Orient Express

Trains are a terrific way to travel and the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is hard to beat for its echoes of romance and mystery,” said Jonathan. “The restored vintage cars, deluxe dining and old-school service are elegant throwbacks.”

We’re definitely on board with this. 

Jonathan: Express to Venice

“I’d do the classic Paris-to-Venice route,” Jonathan said. “After enjoying the famous canals and landmarks, I’d hop back on the Orient Express and travel on to another lovely city, Prague. A first-class adventure!”

We assume he won’t be taking Drew. 

Drew: Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat belongs on everyone’s bucket list,” said Drew. “It takes some doing to get to this ancient lost city in the Cambodian jungle. The reward: fantastic ruins worthy of Indiana Jones.” 

Drew: Song Saa Private Island

Drew doesn’t want people to get the wrong impression of Cambodia.

“You don’t have to rough it,” he explained. “Nearby (and all over Cambodia) are posh hotels where you can stay in style.”

We recommend Song Saa Private Island

Jonathan: Rio de Janeiro

“I love festivals where an entire city turns out to celebrate, said Jonathan. “This year I got to take part in the huge party that is Oktoberfest in Munich.“

“One day I want to experience Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, with all its pulsating parades, exotic costumes, wonderful music and dancing to that great samba beat.”

Drew: Alaskan Cruise

“Going on a cruise is a great way to de-stress. A cruise ship is a floating resort with ever-changing scenery. You unpack at the start and then just enjoy the sights and each other,” said Drew.

“On my list is a small-ship cruise from Vancouver to Alaska, the best way to see remote coastal towns and spectacular sights, including glaciers and wildlife. My only requirement? Warm weather.” 

Jonathan: Cuba

“With Cuba opening up to travel from the US, I’d like to visit Havana while it’s still full of crumbling colonial architecture,” said Jonathan. “Drew has been and brags about how amazing the trip was. I’m a big fan of old buildings, especially when I don’t have to renovate them!”

Drew: Ayung River, Bali

“Bali is an island paradise with amazing temples and festivals. I have been once before but didn't get a chance to explore. A must-do while there: whitewater rafting on the Ayung River,” said Drew.

Drew: Gets the Last Laugh

“Bali is also known for mischievous monkeys, which will remind me of Jonathan,” said Drew.