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presenting: my bucket list

When I was younger, I didn't really have a bucket list. I had everything I ever needed and wanted. Now that I'm older and have moved away from the comforts of home, my eyes have been opened to the world. I created a bucket list of places that I want to visit, but also one with experiences that I want to have. I differentiate them because hey, I want to! I also think it's better (for me) to be specific with my goals, which in turn makes them a little more attainable. So, without further ado...

nowhere in particular

  • Attend the Super Bowl Live
  • Attend the Olympics
  • Go skydiving
  • Sleep under the stars (hey - I'm a city girl!)
  • Watch the sunrise over the ocean - I've seen plenty of sunsets
  • Be in 2 places at once
  • Learn how to surf
  • Touch an iceberg
  • Go SCUBA diving

Places to visit: north america

  • Ice Castles, Midway, Utah (January 5, 2017)
  • The Alamo
  • Glacier National Park
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Charleston, SC
  • Apostle Islands, WI
  • St. Croix
  • The Baths, BVI
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Four Corners
  • Solvang, CA
  • Fort Bragg, CA
  • Deadwood, SD
  • New York City
  • Maine
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Kauai, HI
  • Oahu, HI
  • Thistle Ghost Town, Spanish Fork Canyon, UT
  • Devil's Slide, Weber Canyon, UT
  • Fantasy Canyon, UT
  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, NM

things to do: north america

  • See an alligator on a swamp tour
  • Drive an epic road trip through the USA
  • Eat a meal at The French Laundry
  • Eat at an authentic Crawfish Boil
  • Drive the Extraterrestrial Highway (March 11, 2017)
  • See the underbelly of planes landing in Maho Beach, St. Maarten

Places to visit: central/south america

  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • The Amazon
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Patagonia, Argentina
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Easter Island, Chile
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Salar de Uyuni, Brazil
  • Corn Islands, Nicaragua

things to do: central/south america

  • Learn to salsa
  • Attend Carnival in Brazil
  • Zipline through Costa Rica
  • Attempt to ride the Death Road, Bolivia
  • Walk along the equator
  • Snorkel in the Gulf of Mexico

Places to visit: middle east

  • Dubai, UAE
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Jerusalem Center

things to do: middle east

  • Ride a camel in front of a pyramid
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Stand in front of The Treasury, Petra, Jordan
  • Eat olives in Israel

Places to visit: europe

  • Stonehenge
  • London
  • Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Rome, Italy
  • Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
  • Red Square, Moscow, Russia
  • Winter Palace, Russia
  • Faroe Islands, Denmark
  • Köln, Germany
  • Giethoorn, Netherlands
  • Iceland

things to do: europe

  • Ride in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • See the Northern Lights in Norway
  • Stomp Grapes in Italy
  • Use a red phone booth in London
  • Mind the Gap
  • Ride a Vespa in Italy
  • Eat Swiss cheese in Switzerland
  • Ride a Gondola in Venice
  • Take a road trip through the British Isles
  • Eat tapas in Spain
  • Witness the running of the bulls in Pamploma, Spain
  • Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • Tour the Anne Frank House

Places to visit: oceania

  • Hobbiton, New Zealand
  • Uluru, Australia
  • Rottnest Island, WA
  • Tasmania
  • Cook Islands
  • Suva, Fiji

things to do: oceania

  • Attempt Zorbing in New Zealand
  • Tour the Weta Workshop
  • See a performance in the Sydney Opera House
  • Find if 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney actually exists
  • Selfie with a Quokka
  • Stay in an over-the-water bungalow 
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • See a Kiwi bird

Places to visit: africa

  • The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • The Sahara
  • Victoria Falls, Zambia
  • Madagascar
  • Chefchaouen, Morocco
  • Tunis, Tunisia
  • The Serengeti

things to do: africa

  • Learn to Sandboard
  • Ride a camel
  • Touch the Nile
  • Go on a real safari
  • See the Big 5
  • Get lost in the markets of Marrakech
  • Meet a Maasai Warrior

Places to visit: asia

  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Kratie, Cambodia
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Mekong Delta, Vietnam
  • Vientiane, Laos
  • Pakse, Laos
  • Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Don Det/Don Khong, Laos
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Sukhothai, Thailand
  • Koh Phangan, Thailand
  • Krabi, Thailand
  • Forbidden City, Beijing, China
  • Mount Everest
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Ha Long Bay, Cambodia
  • Myanmar Temples

things to do: asia

  • Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan
  • Scale the Great Wall of China
  • Volunteer at Elephant Nature Park
  • Release a lantern at the Lantern Festival
  • Attend a Full Moon Festival in Thailand
  • Take a selfie with the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Kayak in Ha Long Bay
  • Take a helicopter ride around Mount Everest
  • Survive Komodo Island
  • Float the Mekong