Everyone should have a bucket list, things you want to see or do in your lifetime. Even if it’s just a visit to a local attraction you’ve always wanted to see, summiting a mountain that’s practically in your back yard, or planning that long forgotten vacation you’re always too busy to take – make time, do it!
Here are a few things on our bucket list that we’d most like to do, and we’re ticking them off whenever we can.
If it’s in green italics, we’ve accomplished it, but it doesn’t mean we don’t want to do it again. That’s the problem with travel; once you get a taste for it, it’s a hard habit to give up.
1 – Snorkel in the warm waves with sea turtles
2 – Sky dive before I die (without it being the cause of my death)
3 – Buy Oru kayaks
4 – Ride horses through Idaho’s Sawtooth Range
5 – Hike the Annapurna Circuit over Thorung La Pass in the Himalayas
7 – Wave to musher Jeff King during Alaska’s 1100+ mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race
8 – Stand in the pounding spray of Argentina & Brazil’s Iguazú Falls
9 – Tour Mayan ruins under the watchful eye of machine-gun-toting guards
11 – Ride an Icelandic pony because it would be really, really fun
12 – Backpack through the Australian Outback
13 – See a Patagonian puma in the wild
14 – Ice fish with adorable local school children in the Arctic
15 – Float in the Black Sea
16 – Go on a solo camping trip by myself – nobody to save my hide if I forget the gas canister for the camp stove or read the map upside down and get lost.
17 – Ride a camel in the desert
18 – Sip fancy cocktails from a sky-rise along Shanghai’s Bund District
20 – Kayak the coast of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands
21 – Fly in a glider
22 – Float the Danube River from Germany to the Black Sea
24 – Stand next to live lava anywhere we can find it
25 – Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
26- Summit South Sister in Oregon’s Cascade Mountain Range
27 – Fly in a helicopter (Trav still needs to do this one though)
28 – Kayak a Norwegian fjord
30 – Convince Trav that he wants to hike the famous Pacific Crest Trail (I figure I’m 1/3 of the way there.)
31 – Hike the Pacific Crest Trail, whining through all of southern California
32 – Zip-line off the Great Wall of China at Simatai
33 – Soak in Iceland’s geothermal Blue Lagoon
34 – Drive the entire Alaska Highway
35 – Marry the love of my life and my best friend – a funny, smart, and very sweet guy I’ve known since the 5th grade
36 – Fall asleep in an ice dome beneath the Northern Lights
38 – Feast on sumptuous barracuda from the Caribbean on Belize’s Caye Caulker
39 – Sleep in a glass-bottomed hut in Mo’orea, French Polynesia
40 – Hike among the ice-blue lakes of Plitvice National Park in Croatia
41 – Stand beneath the jagged peaks of Chile’s Torres del Paine
42 – Watch the sun set at a beach bonfire on the Pacific Coast
43 – Stand on top of the Kjeragbolten in Norway
45 – Learn how to actually roll a whitewater kayak
46 – Be a kid again at Disneyland
47 – Sleep in a treehouse in Oregon (Out ‘n’ About Treehouse Treesort)
48 – Visit with a friendly, chirping Harpy eagle in the rainforest
49 – Hike Italy’s colorful Cinque Terre and kayak the Amalfi Coast
50 – Visit every national park in the United States. This is actually probably #1 on our bucket list. We’ve visited the ones marked with blue pins but still need to visit the yellow ones.
What’s on your bucket list?
What do you think we should add to ours?
If you know an awesome travel destination we just have to visit, send it our way!