TRAVEL BUCKETLIST

“A list of things to do before you die.”

Miscellaneous

  • Fly a plane
  • Do something newsworthy
  • Get a second passport
  • Graduate University
  • Become fluent in a second language
  • Get my drivers license
  • Learn to confidently drive a manual car
  • Say ‘Yes’ to everything for a week
  • Get a meaningful tattoo
  • Be on ‘The Amazing Race’ (PLEASE)
  • Complete everything on my travel bucket list!

Travel Blogging and Writing

  • Have 1000 Twitter followers (here)
  • Have 1000 Facebook followers (here)
  • Have 1000 Instagram followers (here)
  • ^ Have 5000 Instagram followers
  • Earn some money from my travel blog
  • Be a well known resource and expert of a particular region of the world
  • Have an article printed in a major newspaper/on a major website

Geography

  • Step foot on all Seven Continents
  • See Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights)
  • Drive Route 66
  • Rock up to the airport and jump on the first flight out of there
  • Visit and make a difference in a tribal village
  • Go hot air ballooning
  • Ride a mechanical bull
  • Take part in an archaeological dig
  • Jump off a waterfall
  • Stay in a capsule hotel
  • Climb a volcano
  • Be in a snow storm
  • Experience the shift of two tectonic plates (aka – an earthquake)
  • Stand under a waterfall (Florence Falls in Darwin, NT)
  • Be in film or in a TV show (Cheeze TV)
  • Shoot a gun
  • Shoot a crossbow
  • Celebrate Christmas in a different country (Edinburgh)
  • Celebrate NYE in another country (Edinburgh)
  • Pursue a tornado with a team of storm chasers
  • Sleep in a tree house
  • Live abroad for at least a year
  • Sleep in an igloo
  • Meet real life pirates
  • Take a road trip with no GPS or map

Australasia

Australia

  • Drive from Darwin, Northern Territory to Adelaide, SA (Directly down the middle)
  • Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, QLD
  • Visit the Whitsunday Islands, QLD
  • See Uluru (Can you climb it?)
  • Go to Bondi Beach
  • Go to Manly Beach
  • See the Bungle Bungles
  • See Kakadu and cruise Katherine River, NT
  • Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW
  • Do the Centre Point Tower Sky Walk, NSW
  • Climb and hang over the edge of the Qi Building, QLD
  • Go canyoning in The Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Walk the same trail as the one taken in “Tracks” (Pipe dream…)
  • Walk the Rabbit Proof Fence
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road
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New Zealand

  • Go Zorbing, Rotorua
  • Visit the Redwoods, Rotorua
  • Whitewater the largest commercial drop of 7m – Rotorua
  • Do a Lord of The Rings Tour, Christchurch
  • Go hot air ballooning in Canterbury
  • Visit Hobbiton, Matamata
  • Go Canyoning, Auckland
  • Hike Rangitoto Volcano in Auckland
  • Do the Sky Walk in Auckland
  • Visit the volcanic black sand beach – Piha Beach, Auckland
  • Bathe in the mud pools in Rotorua
  • Visit Hooker Valley, Mt. Cook National park
  • Visit Lindis Pass, Otago
  • Visit Roys Peak, Wanaka
  • Get a shot of That Wanaka Tree
  • Visit The Remarkables, Queenstown
  • Visit Arthurs Pass, West Coast
  • Climb the world’s steepest road (Baldwin Street, Dunedin)
  • Go skydiving in Queenstown or Wanaka
  • Bungy Jump in Queenstown
  • Fly in a 6-seater plane over Queenstown to Milford Sound
  • Chill out in an ice bar in Queenstown
  • Try the worlds best burgers (according to Lonely Planet) FergBurgers, in Queenstown
  • Take a cruise in Milford Sound
  • Live in Queenstown
  • Spend Crate Day in Hamilton

Fiij

  • Go paragliding

China

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year
  • Eat dumplings for every meal for a week
  • Walk the Great Wall of China

Japan

  • Visit Hiroshima
  • See the Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Visit Himeji Castle
  • Have a traditional Japanese meal in full yukata dressing
  • Eat in Memory Lane, Shinjuku
  • Take a ‘Lost in Translation’ inspired photo
  • Cross the famed Shibuya Scramble
  • Make udon noodles
  • See Mount Fuji
  • Ride the Shinkansen
  • Visit Dogo Onsen, Miyazaki’s inspiration for Spirited Away

India

  • See the Taj Mahal

Vietnam

  • Take a roadtrip
  • Stay in Hoi An
  • Go fishing
  • Visit the Imperial City, Hue
  • Visit Thien Mu Pagoda
  • See the Marble Mountains
  • Take a River cruise and see the Buffalo roam

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Malaysia

  • Visit Orangutan Sanctuary

Singapore

  • Visit Singapore Zoo
  • Visit River Safari
  • Visit Night Safari
  • Visit Sentosa
    • Visit Universal Studios Singapore
    • Climb to the top of the Merlion
  • Catch the Sentosa cable car from Mount Faber to Sentosa
  • Swim in the Marina Bay Sands pool
  • See the Gardens by the Bay

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Thailand

  • Bring in the New Year with the Worlds Biggest Water Fight (Songkran)
  • Visit Koh Phi Phi
  • Visit Maya Bay from “The Beach”
  • Visit James Bond Beach
  • Visit the Floating Football Field (DONE OMG)

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Hong Kong

  • Visit Disneyland Hong Kong
  • Visit Ocean Park
  • Visit Tian Tan Buddha
  • Ride the Victoria Peak Tram

Nepal/Tibet

  • Climb to Mt Everest Base Camp
  • SEE Mt Everest
  • Climb Mt Everest (Yeah I know, likely)

Indonesia

  • Visit Uluwatu Temple
  • See Mount Bromo
  • Visit Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Visit Borobudur
  • Visit Prambanan
  • Visit Piaynemo in Raja Ampat
  • Swim with Manta Rays (Raja Ampat)
  • Rent a Scooter (Ambon, Maluku)
  • Snorkel at Bunaken National Park
  • Hike at Padar Island
  • Visit Pink Beach, Flores
  • Witness the Easter Friday processions in Larantuka

Europe

  • Ride the whole length of the Trans-Siberian Railway – Moscow to Beijing
  • Ride the whole length of the Orient Express – Paris to Istanbul

Britain

  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Visit Harry Potter World
  • Go on the London Eye
  • Go to the London Dungeons
  • Visit Camden Markets
  • Visit Newcastle and its Angel of the North
  • Party Geordie style in Newcastle
  • Live in Manchester
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover
  • See Buckingham Palace and Westminster Palace
  • Ride the London Eye

Wales

  • Climb Mount Snowdon
  • Visit the Doctor Who Experience
  • Visit Mermaid Quay

Scotland

  • Visit Edinburgh
  • Hike Arthur’s Seat
  • Board the Hogwarts Express, Scottish Highlands
  • Watch someone make haggis
  • Learn a Scottish dance
  • Buy a kilt
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle

Ireland (inc. Northern Ireland)

  • Celebrate St Patricks Day in Dublin
  • Visit the Giant’s Causeway
  • See the Cliff’s of Moher
  • Visit the Titanic Museum in Belfast

Germany

  • Drink down at Oktoberfest in Munich
  • See the Berlin Wall

Italy

  • Visit the Colosseum, Rome
  • Visit Pompeii
  • Visit Venice
  • See the Grand Canal, Venice
  • Take a canal ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit Florence
  • See the Duomo in Florence
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit the Vatican
  • See Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel

Norway

  • Visit the Viking Ship Museum
  • Visit Geirangerfjord
  • Visit Alesund
  • Visit Pulpit Rock in Norway
  • Visit Trolltunga
  • Visit Stavanger

Spain

  • Attend a bull fight
  • Party in Ibiza
  • Do the Running of the Bulls
  • Visit La Concha
  • Visit Toledo
  • Visit San Sebastian
  • Visit Valencia
  • Visit Barcelona

France

  • Visit the Eiffel Tower
  • Walk the stairs of the Eiffel Tower
  • Get a kiss on the top of the Eiffel Tower (cuuuuuute right?)
  • Take in the view from the top of Notre Dame Cathedral
  • See the Mona Lisa
  • Roam the lavender fields in France
  • Tour the Catacombs
  • Climb the spiral stairs to the top of the Arc de Triomphe
  • See Van Gogh’s Starry Night in Musee D’orsay
  • Dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge

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The Netherlands

  • See a windmill
  • Visit Anne Frank House
  • Go cycling in Amsterdam
  • Visit the Van Gogh Museum
  • See the iAmsterdam sign
  • Try spacecakes in the redlight district
  • Go on a canal cruise
  • Visit Edam

Croatia

  • Sail the islands of Croatia
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Visit Korcula
  • Visit Rovinj

Russia

  • Visit Siberia
  • Visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral
  • See the Valley of Geysers

Switzerland

  • Visit Lucerne
  • Cruise down Lake Lucerne
  • See the Lion Memorial in Lucerne
  • Take in the views from the top of Mount Rigi
  • Take the cliché topless shot when friends on top of Mount Rigi
  • Drive through Klausen Pass

Czech Republic

  • Visit Prague
  • Take in the views from Prague’s Astronomical Clock Tower
  • Walk Charles Bridge in Prague

Africa

  • GO ON A SAFARI
  • See Victoria Falls
  • See the wildebeest migration
  • Trek to see mountain gorillas in Uganda
  • See Lemurs in Madagascar
  • Visit the Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar

South Africa

  • Visit Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Spend a night in Kruger National Park
  • Abseil and climb Table Mountain, Cape Town
  • Go cage diving with Great White Sharks
  • Visit the Cape of Good Hope

Tanzania

  • Climb Mt Kilimanjaro and watch the sun rise

The Middle East

  • Float in the Dead Sea

Egypt

  • See the pyramids and sphinx
  • Take a boat down the Nile

Israel

  • Visit Bethlehem

United Arab Emirates

  • Visit Abu Dhabi
  • Visit Emirates Palace

North America

  • Visit all 50 states
  • See Niagara Falls from both sides (US and Canada)
  • Go to a Rodeo

Canada

  • Go mountain biking in Whistler
  • Do an adventure ropes course in Whistler
  • Go Ziplining in Whistler
  • Walk Lions Gate Bridge
  • Catch the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Stay at Free Spirit Spheres on Vancouver Island
  • Kayak down the Yukon River
  • See Lake Louise, AB
  • Go on an iceberg quest in Newfoundland
  • See a wild Salmon taking part in the salmon run, Whitehorse
  • Go hiking near Lake Louise, AB
  • See Moraine Lake, AB

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America

  • Step foot in every state
  • Do a roadtrip across America
  • Visit Times Square in NYC
  • Spend New Years Eve in Times Square, NYC
  • Climb the Statue of Liberty, NYC
  • Drive down the Enchanted Highway in North Dakota
  • Visit the Empire State Building, NYC
  • Visit Central Park, NYC
  • Do a TV/Movie Site Tour in New York City
  • See a Baseball Game
  • Walk the Highline, NYC
  • Attend Burning Man in Nevada
  • SEE the Grand Canyon
  • Hike the Grand Canyon in Arizona
  • See the Space Needle in Seattle
  • See the White House in Washington DC
  • See Pearl Harbour in Hawaii and learn the history
  • Surf in Hawaii
  • Go on a hike in Hawaii
  • Step out on the ledge at Skydeck Chicago
  • Visit a Jazz festival New Orleans
  • See Mount Rushmore
  • Visit Cloud Gate, Chicago
  • See a Broadway musical, NYC
  • Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
  • See the Badlands, ND
  • Drive Route 66
  • Visit Disneyland California
  • See Horseshoe Bend in Arizona
  • See The Painted Hills in Oregon
  • Visit Battery Spencer at photograph the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Visit Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Visit Magic Kingdom, Florida
  • Visit Florida Keys and Ocean Highway
  • Visit the Everglades, Florida
  • Visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Florida
  • Visit Wizarding World, Florida
  • Visit Universal Studios, Florida
  • Visit Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Visit South Beach, Florida
  • Walk the Walk of Fame, CA
  • See the Hollywood Sign, CA
  • Visit Universal Studios Hollywood, CA
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park
  • Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the White House
  • Drive the Pacific Coast Highway through California
  • Swim with manatees in Florida
  • See the Lincoln Memorial
  • See the Jefferson Memorial
  • See the National Mall, Washington
  • See the Pentagon
  • Visit Yosemite National Park
  • See someone famous in California
  • Take a Jurassic Park tour in Hawaii

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Mexico

  • Go on Spring Break in Cancun
  • Visit Chichen Itza
  • Visit Acapulco
  • Visit Los Cabos

South America

  • Visit the Amazon Jungle
  • Take a river cruise in the Amazon

Brazil

  • Celebrate Carnivale in Rio de Janeiro
  • Take a tour of the favelas (slums)
  • Visit Tijuca National Park
  • Visit Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Visit Copocabana
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer

Peru

  • Hike the Inca Trail from Cuzco to Machu Picchu
  • Hike Colca Canyon (deepest canyon in the world) in Cuzco

Chile

  • See the statues on Easter Island
  • See Patagonia

Antarctica

  • Step foot on Antarctica

Other,
Animals

  • See a Giant Panda (Singapore)
  • See a Raccoon (North Dakota)
  • See a Whale (Australia)
  • See a Whale Shark
  • Touch a Seal (Taronga Zoo)
  • Feed a Giraffe (Taronga Zoo)
  • See a Thorny Dragon
  • See the Crabs at Christmas Island
  • See a Rhinoceros Beetle
  • See a Wolverine (North Dakota)
  • See a Slender Loris (Thailand)
  • See wild Crocodiles (Darwin)
  • See a wild shark
  • Go to an Orangutan Sanctuary (Malaysia)
  • See a wild Polar Bear
  • See a Whale jump out of the water
  • Go on an African Safari
  • See a wild Bear
  • See a Grizzly Bear that looks intimidating in size (Japan)
  • See a Zebra galloping (Taronga Zoo)
  • See a wild Elephant Seal
  • See a Narwhal
  • See a Saiga Antelope
  • See a Bush Viper
  • See a Piranha (Singapore)
  • See a wild pod of Dolphins (Sydney)
  • See every remaining species of Rhino before they go extinct
  • See a Leopard Seal
  • See a Sperm Whale
  • See an Armadillo (Japan)
  • Visit a Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary (Malaysia)
  • See a Mustang (Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota)
  • See a Walrus
  • See the BISON! (My favourite animal! North Dakota)
  • See a Manta Ray (Hong Kong)
  • See Prairie Dogs (North Dakota)
  • See a Basking Fish (Singapore)
  • See a Sea Dragon (Sydney)
  • See a Hedgehog
  • See a Pink Fairy Armadillo
  • See a Dumbo Octopus
  • See a wild Platypus (Jenolan Caves, NSW)
  • See an Indian Rhinoceros (Singapore)
  • See a Kiwi (New Zealand)
  • See an American Beaver (Singapore)
  • See a Yak (North Dakota)
  • Go cage diving with Great White Sharks (my biggest fear)
  • Swim with Rays
  • See a Hyena (Singapore)
  • See a Hippopotamus (Singapore)
  • See a Rhino (Singapore)
  • Feed a Bear
  • Feed a Tiger
  • Swim with Crocodiles (DONE! At Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, NT)
  • See Tigers up close (Phuket)
  • Get pulled by sled-dogs
  • Swim with Dolphins (Coffs Harbour, NSW)
  • Ride a Camel
  • Wrap a snake around my shoulders (Reptile Zoo, NSW)
  • Meet Steve Irwin on a VIP crocodile feed
  • Help protect an endangered species
  • Milk a cow
  • See a Killer Whale in the wild
  • See a wild Moose
  • Ride a Horse
  • Swim with the worlds smallest dolphins, NZ

Events (General)

  • Go to the Olympics
  • Go to Banff Mountain Film Festival
  • Go to Radical Reels
  • Go running with the bulls
  • Go to La Tomatina

Sports

  • Go sky diving
  • Do indoor skydiving (Penrith, NSW)
  • Go hang gliding
  • Go paragliding (Fiji)
  • Go mountain biking (Whistler, Canada)
  • Go ziplining
  • Do a high ropes course (fave is in Nowra, NSW)
  • Go on a giant swing
  • Go quad-biking (Malaysia)

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Eating

  • Collect eggs from a chicken pen
  • Eat something from the particular cuisine from every country I visit
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Vietnam
    • Singapore
    • France
    • Thailand
    • Japanese
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • Germany
    • Scotland

Inspired by,

  • Bitten by the Travel Bug (here)
  • A Dangerous Business Travel Blog (here)

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