BUCKETLIST

Miscellaneous

  • Fly a plane
  • Do something newsworthy
  • Get a second passport
  • Graduate University ✓
  • Become fluent in a second language
  • Get my drivers license ✓
  • Get my motorbike 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)

Travel Blogging and Writing

  • Have 1000 Twitter followers (here)
  • Have 1000 Facebook followers (here)
  • Have 1000 Instagram followers (here) ✓
    • ^ Have 5000 Instagram followers ✓
    • ^ Have 10,000 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 (Greece/NZ) ✓
  • Be in a snow storm
  • Experience the shift of two tectonic plates (aka – an earthquake)
  • Stand under a waterfall (Florence Falls in Darwin, NT / Minnehaha Falls in the Blue Mountains) ✓
  • Be in a film or in a TV show (Cheeze TV) ✓
  • Shoot a gun (Hamilton, NZ) ✓
  • 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, NT ✓
  • Do the Uluru Base Walk ✓
  • Go to Bondi Beach ✓
  • Go to Manly Beach ✓
  • See the Bungle Bungles
  • See Kakadu and cruise Katherine River, NT ✓
  • Valley of the Winds hike, NT ✓
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk, NT ✓
  • See the animals in Kakadu National Park, 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 ✓
  • Co 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 ✓

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 ✓
  • Hike Ben Lomond ✓
  • Hike Queenstown Hill ✓
  • 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
  • Hike 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
  • 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 ✓
  • Go wakeboarding in Fukushima ✓
  • Visit the historical town of Ouchijuku ✓
  • Visit Dogo Onsen, Miyazaki’s inspiration for Spirited Away ✓

India

  • See the Taj Mahal
  • Experience the Holi Festival

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 ✓

Malaysia

  • Visit Orangutan Sanctuary ✓
  • Visit a Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary ✓

Singapore

  • Visit Singapore Zoo ✓
  • Visit River Safari ✓
  • Visit Night Safari ✓
  • Visit Sentosa ✓
    • Visit Universal Studios  ✓
    • Climb to the top of the Merlion ✓
    • Catch the Sentosa cable car from Mount Faber to Sentosa ✓
  • See Gardens of the Bay & it’s night show ✓
  • Swim in the Marina Bay Sands pool

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 ✓

Hong Kong

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

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 ✓
  • Cruise through Komodo National Park for sunrise on a liveaboard schooner ✓
  • Hike at Padar Island ✓
  • Visit Pink Beach, Flores ✓
  • See the Komodo Dragons in Komodo National Park ✓
  • 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 Snowdown ✓
  • Visit the Doctor Who Experience ✓
  • Visit Mermaid Quay ✓

Scotland

  • Board the Hogwarts Express, Scottish Highlands
  • Visit Edinburgh ✓
  • Hike Arthurs Seat ✓
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle ✓
  • Learn a Scottish dance
  • Buy a kilt

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 ✓
  • Watch river surfing at Eiswachwelle in Munich ✓
  • Go museum hopping in Berlin ✓

Italy

  • Visit the Colosseum, Rome ✓
  • Visit Pompeii ✓
  • Climb Mt Vesuvious ✓
  • Visit the Amalfi Coast ✓
  • Sunbathe on Positano Beach ✓
  • Hike the Path of the Gods  ✓
  • Visit the Blue Grotto in Capri ✓
  • Visit Venice, the floating city! ✓
  • See Burano, 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 ✓
  • Explore Cinque Terre ✓

Norway

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

Spain

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

Portugal

  • Visit Lisbon
  • Explore Porto
  • See Monsanto, the village built around a rock
  • Explore the Algarve region, Lagos

France

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

The Netherlands

  • See a windmill ✓
  • Visit Anne Frank House
  • Go cycling in Amsterdam
  • Visit the Van Gogh Museum ✓
  • Go to the avocado café ✓
  • 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 Dubrovnik – King’s Landing!  ✓
  • Visit Korcula ✓
  • Visit Rovinj

Russia

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

Greece

  • Visit the Slammer Bar for a Slammer Shot in Ios ✓
  • Explore Anti-Paros by boat ✓
  • See the famous Oia Sunset in Santorini ✓
  • Walk the picturesque streets of Mykonos ✓
  • See the Mykonos Windmills ✓
  • Swim in a infinity pool overlooking Santorini’s Caldera ✓
  • Learn a traditional Greek dance ✓
  • Go bar hopping in Ios ✓

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
  • Explore the museums

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

  • Walk Lions Gate Bridge
  • Go mountain biking in Whistler ✓
  • Do an adventure ropes course in Whistler  ✓
  • Go ziplining in Whistler ✓
  • Catch the Rocky Mountaineer train line ✓
  • 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 Salon taking part in the salmon run, Whitehorse ✓
  • Go hiking around Lake Louise, AB ✓
  • See Moraine Lake, AB ✓

America

  • Do a roadtrip across America
  • 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 NYC ✓
  • See a Baseball Game ✓
  • Walk the Highline, NYC ✓
  • Visit Times Square, 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 ✓
  • Visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND ✓
  • See the Badlands, ND ✓
  • Visit Disneyland California ✓
  • See a Broadway musical, NYC
  • Drive Route 66
  • 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

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) ✓
  • Touch a Seal (Taronga Zoo) ✓
  • Feed a Giraffe (Taronga Zoo) ✓
  • Swim with Whale Sharks (The Philippines) ✓
  • See a Thorny Dragon (Kings Canyon, NT) ✓
  • 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 (Fiji) ✓
  • 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 look 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 pod of wild Dolphins (Sydney) ✓
  • Swim with Dolphins (Akaroa, NZ/Coffs Harbour, NSW) ✓
  • See every remaining species of Rhino before they go extinct
  • See a Leopard Seal (Taronga Zoo) ✓
  • See an Armadillo (Japan) ✓
  • See a Sperm Whale
  • Visit a Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary (Malaysia) ✓
  • See a Mustang (Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota) ✓
  • See a Walrus ✓
  • See a Manta Ray (Hong Kong) ✓
  • See a Bison (MY FAVOURITE ANIMAL! Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota) ✓
  • Swim with Manta Rays (Raja Ampat, Indonesia) ✓
  • See Prairie Dogs (North Dakota) ✓
  • See a Basking Fish (Singapore) ✓
  • See a See Dragon (Sydney) ✓
  • See a Hedgehog (Japan) ✓
  • 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) ✓
  • See a Hyena (Singapore) ✓
  • See a Hippopotamus (Singapore) ✓
  • See a Rhino (Singapore) ✓
  • Feed a Bear ✓
  • Feed a Tiger ✓
  • Swim with Crocodiles (Darwin, NT) ✓
  • See Tigers up close (Phuket, Thailand) ✓
  • Ride a Camel (Newcastle, NSW) ✓
  • Wrap a snake around my shoulders (Reptile Zoo, NSW) ✓
  • Meet Steve Irwin on a VIP Crocodile feed ✓
  • Milk a cow ✓
  • Ride a horse ✓
  • Go cage diving with Great White Sharks (my biggest fear)
  • Get pulled by sled-dogs
  • Help protect an endangered species
  • See a Killer Whale in the wild
  • See a wild Moose

Events

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

Eating

  • Eat something from the particular cuisine from every country I visit
    • Australia ✓
    • Malaysia ✓
    • Vietnam ✓
    • Singapore ✓
    • France ✓
    • Thailand ✓
    • Japanese ✓
    • Italy ✓
    • Switzerland ✓
    • The Netherlands ✓
    • Germany ✓
    • Scotland ✓
    • Greece ✓
    • Croatia ✓
    • The Philippines  ✓

Inspired by,

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

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