Travel Bucket List

I am a list maker….it’s just in my nature. So, having a bucket list is a must when it comes to my travel goals. There is so much to see and do in our massive world and I don’t expect to check all of these things off of my list during my year long trip, but hope to once I am old and gray!  I have been lucky to have checked some of them off already in previous travels and I will likely add to this list as I discover more adventures and experiences along the way!

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Sights

  • Watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat, Cambodia – July 2014
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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    Gorgeous Northern Lights

  • Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, France – June 2006
  • Witness the Running of the Bulls, Spain
  • Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
  • Stonehenge, England
  • London Eye, England
  • Sydney Opera House, Australia – March 2014
  • Lake Baikal, Russia
  • Drive the Golden Circle in Iceland – October 2012
  • See the Northern Lights – Iceland October 2012
  • See the Southern Lights
  • Great Wall of China – April 2011
  • Safari in Africa – June 2012
  • Great Pyramids and Sphinx – May 2012
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone, Ireland
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Walk through the Sistene Chapel, Italy – June 2006
  • Visit the Colosseum in Rome, Italy – June 2006
  • Vactian, Vatican City – June 2006
  • Igauazu Falls, Argentina
  • Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
  • Big Ben, England
  • Anne Frank’s House, Netherlands
  • Acropolis, Greece – September 2014
  • Auschwitz, Poland
  • Dachau, Germany – June 2006
  • GloWorm caves, New Zealand – February 2014
  • Take crazy pictures at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Visit a Turkish bath, Turkey- September 2014
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
  • Red Square, Russia
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Statues on Easter Island, Chile
  • Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • Grand Canyon, USA – 2006
  • Golden Gate Bridge, USA
  • Niagara Falls, USA/Canada – 90s? & 2003
  • Statue of Liberty, USA – October 2008
  • Las Vegas, USA – June 2005
  • Freedom Tower, USA
  • Terra Cota Warriors, China

    Great Pyramids

    Great Pyramids

Treks

Festivals

  • Songkran, Thailand – April 2014
  • Oktoberfest, Munich
  • Full Moon Festival, SE Asia
  • Lantern Festival, SE Asia
  • Holi, India
  • Carnival in Rio, Brazil

    Kawarau Bridge Bungy, New Zealand

    Kawarau Bridge Bungy, New Zealand

  • Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan
  • Mardi Gras, USA

Adrenaline Pumping

Food and Drink

  • Eat steak and drink red wine, Argentina
  • Smoke a cigar in Cuba
  • Cooking lessons in Thailand – April 2014
  • Eat fresh sushi, Japan
  • Drink wine in Tuscany, Italy

Wildlife in Natural Habitats

  • Mountain gorillas – Uganda May 2012
  • Bengal tigers
  • Chimpanzees – Uganda June 2012
  • Africa’s Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion) – South Africa June 2012
  • Orangutans – attempted in Borneo, July 2014
  • Pandas
  • Orca Whales
  • Great White Sharks
  • Koala Bears

Diving

  • Great Barrier Reef, Australia – Australia, March 2014
  • Maldives
  • Red Sea
  • Blue Hole, Belize
  • Drysuit diving in frozen waters – Iceland October 2012
  • Dive with whale sharks
  • Do a live aboard – Great Barrier Reef, Australia (4 days) – March 2014

    Standing under the starting arch of the 2013 Iditarod

    Standing under the starting arch of the 2013 Iditarod

Sporting Events

  • Summer Olympics
  • Winter Olympics
  • See a stage of the Tour de France – July 2006
  • World Cup match
  • Iditarod – “The Last Great Race”, Alaska – March 2013
  • Super Bowl
  • World Series game

Other

  • Trace family history in Germany and Ireland
  • Stay in a hut/room over the gorgeous waters
  • Learn a foreign language – fluently
  • Buy Murano glass in Venice, Italy – June 2006
  • Go to all 50 states – 36 down, 14 to go
  • Visit all of the United States National Parks – 9 down, 50 to go
  • Visit all 7 continents – North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Antarctica
  • Swim in every ocean – Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, Southern
  • Stand on all major longitude and latitude lines – Equator, Prime Meridian, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, 45th Parallel North, 45th Parallel South
  • Fly business class
  • Learn the flamenco in Spain

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