My Travel Bucket List

  1. Swim with whale sharks
  2. Hot balloon at Cappadocia, Turkey
  3. See all 7 wonders of the world (3/7)
  4. Go sky diving
  5. Road trip to/visit all US National Parks
  6. See a ballet in Russia
  7. View Big Diomede Island from Little Diomede Island (Looking into Russia from Alaska: Looking into the “future” due to time zone changes.)
  8. WWOOF in New Zealand
  9. Ride bikes on the Via Appia in Rome
  10. Go tubing at an old Hawaiian sugar plantation
  11. Visit every region of Spain
  12. Go to the Olympics Completed August 2016. I would love to attend again. You can check out my experience on my Rio Olympic blog post but as I only watched wrestling one day, it’s still on my list! 
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  14. Take a cooking class in Italy
  15. See the Northern Lights
  16. Stay in a Mongolian yurt
  17. Travel through India
  18. Hike the Grand Canyon
  19. See Antartica
  20. Road trip across Route 66
  21. Visit Greenland
  22. Cruise in the Artic
  23. Hike the Camino de Santiago
  24. Stargaze in Atacam Desert
  25. Road trip across Canada
  26. Experience European Christmas Markets
  27. Oktoberfest
  28. Become scuba certified
  29. Visit the Great Sand Dune National Park in Colorado
  30. Climb to the crown of the Statue of Liberty
  31. See a play at the Globe Theatre
  32. Road trip along Ring Road in Iceland
  33. Visit Newfoundland, Canada
  34. Visit all 50 states
  35. Ride horses on the beach
  36. Enjoy the tame deer on Miyajimi Island, Japan or “deer island”
  37. Experience the Great Migration at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  38. Search for Nessie
  39. See amazing views from a helicopter Completed summer 2008, Kauai, Hawaii 
  40. Float in the dead sea
  41. Go to the Grafton Jacaranda Festival, Australia
  42. Twirl in a field of sunflowers-preferably in Southern Spain
  43. Visit “smurf village” in Júzcar, Spain
  44. Have at least a six month honeymoon traveling around the world
  45. Dogsled in Canada
  46. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Russia to Mongolia to China
  47. Take depth defying photos at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  48. Get messy at La Tomatina in Spain
  49. Experience a sunrise or sunset at Fushimi Inari Taisha in Japan
  50. Relax in the baths of Budapest, Hungary
  51. Visit the sand dune lakes of Brazil
  52. Scuba dive in an underwater museum in Cancún, Mexico
  53. See the masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel
  54. Hike to Machu Picchu
  55. Live abroad in one place for at least a year (I lived in Vigo, Spain for 5 months)
  56. Be a ecotourist in the Amazon in Ecuador
  57. See a snow leopard in Ladakh, India
  58. Visit Cuba
  59. Celebrate Carnaval in multiple continents (Rio, Venice, and Quebec City are all on my list)
  60. Explore Pompeii
  61. Experience the kindness of a stranger while abroad Completed summer 2014. While on a train in Switzerland, I was talking to a man about how I was traveling. Before he got off he handed me a juice box. It wasn’t until I got off the train about an hour later that I realized he slipped 20 Swiss Francs under the juice box, doing this completely out of kindness and expecting nothing in return.
    Bern, Switzerland
  62. Return kindness to a stranger while abroad
  63. Go on a night tour of the Paris Catacombs
  64. Fold 1,000 paper cranes and place them at Hiroshima
  65. Learn a recipe from a local (and not sign up for a class, but learn it through building a relationship with someone)
  66. Stay in an old prison in Ottawa, Canada
  67. Watch the running of the bulls in Bilbao
  68. Hold an alligator Completed March 2018. Louisiana
  69. Complete a polar plunge
  70. Visit an elephant sanctuary
  71. Release a floating lantern in Thailand
  72. Be a tourist in Nebraska (my home state) and see Chimney Rock and Carhenge
  73. See FC Barcelona play against Real Madrid at Camp Nou
  74. Twirl in the Austrian Alps like Julie Andrews
  75. Ride the train over the Glenfinnan Viaduct (Hogwarts Express)
  76. Visit New Zealand’s glowworm caves
  77. Kayak in Prince William Sound, Alaska
  78. Explore castles in Transylvania, Romania
  79. Visit 40 countries before I turn 30 (I’ve hit 18 by age 24 currently)
  80. Visit 100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  81. Kayak on Iceland’s Glacier Heinabergslón Lagoon
  82. Celebrate Semana Santa in Spain
  83. Have afternoon tea in London I just experienced afternoon tea in Manhattan and loved it. On to the next location! 
  84. Go gnome hunting in Wroclaw Poland
  85. Eat my way through the Butler County Donut Trail in Ohio
  86. Bungee jump in Australia (thanks one of those quizzes where you select your birth month and then date for the idea!)