Why have a travel bucket list?
I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my travel bucket list! I love travelling and the more places I visit, the longer my bucket list becomes. I want to revisit places and explore them even more!
I think it is really important to have a travel bucket list. It acts as a map, a goal, a plan – everyone needs to know where they are going. A bucket list also acts as a great souvenir and a long list of story prompts to help you know where to start when documenting your life.
When you are a backpacker on a budget, a bucket list helps prioritise new destinations and allows you to decide when to splurge on something you have always wanted to do.
Did I tell you about the time I drank champagne in the Burj Al Arab, Dubai? Our last night on my 2nd RTW trip, I used my famous “we don’t do things by half” phrase and splashed out on quite a few glasses of champers in one of the most expensive hotels in the world! There is a reason why things make it on to your bucket list – they are a once in a lifetime experience. Seize the day. Start ticking some things off your bucket list!
I feel so privileged that I have been to so many places, seen so many things. I am grateful for each and every experience.
P.S. These are in no particular order.
1. Experience Rio carnival.
See the Taj Mahal.
3. Swim with (wild) dolphins.
4. Dip my toes into all the 7 seas.
5. Drive the Great Ocean Road
Go on a travel adventure with my Dad (#Camino 2016!)
8. Walk the Inca Trail.
9. See the Northern Lights.
10. Yoga retreat in India.
Camper Van New Zealand.
13. Backpack with my kids.
14. Go on one more RTW trip! (See 13).
15. Drive Route 66.
16. Go back to Paris with my Mom.
17. See all 7 natural wonders of the world.
18. Camper van the Scottish Highlands.
19. Inter-rail Europe.
Work Holiday Oz
Working Holiday NZ
23. Working Holiday Canada.
Work in 7 different countries (Ukraine, France, USA, Cambodia, South Africa, NZ, Australia).
Full Moon Party.
26. Tubing Laos.
Singapore Sling in Raffles Hotel.
28. St Patrick’s Day in Dublin.
Halong Bay – Vietnam.
30. Visit Easter Island.
31. Trek the Great Wall of China.
32. Mardi Gras New Orleans & Jazz Festival
Angkor Wat at Sunrise.
34. Ride a gondola in Venice.
Great Barrier Reef.
36. See the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
38. Backpack central and South America.
39. Pyramids in Egypt.
40. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway & drink vodka.
41. Travel to the Arctic Circle.
44. Island hopping in Greece.
Hit the Vegas strip.
Gilli Isalnds – Indonesia .
47. Find the Leo Caprio’s ‘The Beach’ (I heard a rumour it was really in the Philippines?).
Island Hopping in Thailand.
Christmas on the beach.
50. Shots of tequila in Mexico.
53. Up Hella Festival Scotland.
54. Glastonbury Festival.
Drinks in the Burj.
56. Afternoon tea at the Ritz.
57. NYE in New York.
NYE in Sydney.
Ride an elephant.
61. Drink gin in Casablanca and say “Play It Again Sam”.
Glacier Hike – NZ.
63. Yurt Stay in Outer Mongolia.
65. Visit Auschwitz.
67. Climb Kilimanjaro.
68. Visit a really, really remote South Pacific Island.
69. Holi Festival – India
70. Pingxi Lantern Festival – Taiwan
71. La Tomatina – Spain
That will do for now. I hope to keep updating this list, both with places to visit and with the stories of each item.
What’s on your list?
Why not challenge yourself to write your travel bucket list today? What would be on your list?
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