Bucket List

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!

Life is short. Prioritize. Budget. Make time to make it happen!

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Top 50 on Our Bucket List

Here are the top 50 things on our bucket list that we’d most like to do. Or at least this is a partial list of a never-ending list that keeps growing the more we travel. We’re ticking them off whenever we can. 

If it’s in yellow, we’ve made it happen. Doesn’t mean we don’t want to do it again though!

If it’s blue, we’ve made it happen and you can click the link to read our articles about these adventures.

#1. Snorkel in the warm waters of Hawaii with sea turtles.

Green Sea Turtle print for sale on Fine Art America

#2. Sky dive before we die (without it being the cause of our deaths).

#3. Buy Oru origami kayaks so we can kayak anytime, anywhere.

#4. Ride horses through Idaho’s Sawtooth Range.

#5. Hike the Annapurna Circuit over Thorung La Pass in the Himalayas.

#6. Camp in the shadow of the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s “Mountain of Mountains.”

Bucket list item - Camping at the Matterhorn from trail to Hornli Hut, Switzerland
The Matterhorn, Swiss Alps

#7. Wave to the mushers of Alaska’s 1100+ mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

#8. Stand in the pounding spray of Argentina and Brazil’s Iguazú Falls.

#9. Tour Mayan ruins under the watchful eye of machine-gun-toting guards.

Mayan ruins of Caracol in Belize, bucket list item
Caracol, Belize

#10. Drive the Transfagarasan Highway, one of the world’s most scenic roads.

Driving the Transfagarasan Hwy in Romania, bucket list item
Transfăgărășan Highway, Romania

#11. Go on a safari in Africa and camp in a remote eco-lodge beneath the stars.

#12. Backpack and camp in the Australian Outback.

#13. Photograph a Patagonian puma in the wild.

#14. Ice fish with adorable local school children in the Arctic.

Ice fishing with local children in Alaska, bucket list item
Norton Sound, Alaska

#15. Float in the Dead Sea.

#16. Go on a solo camping trip. 


All 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. Feel the warm red sand of the Sahara Desert.

#18. Sip fancy cocktails from a sky-rise in Shanghai’s Bund District.

Pearl Tower, Shanghai print for sale on Fine Art America

#19. Camp in Romania’s Hoia Baciu Haunted Forest.

Camping in a haunted forest in Romania, bucket list item
Hoia Baciu Haunted Forest, Romania

#20. Kayak the coast of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands.

#21. See adorable penguins, seals, and whales in the wild in Antarctica.

#22. Float the Danube River from Germany to the Black Sea.

#23. Tour Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, the original Disney castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany

#24. Stand right next to live lava anywhere we can find it!!!

#25. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

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#26. Summit South Sister in the Cascade Mountains.

Descending South Sister summit in the Oregon Cascades, bucket list
South Sister Summit, Oregon, USA

#27. Fly in a helicopter. Trav still needs to do this one.

#28. Kayak a Norwegian fjord.

#29. Hike through an ice cave inside a glacier.

Inside France's Mer de Glace Ice Cave
Mer de Glace Ice Cave, French Alps

#30. Hike the 2650-mile (4265 km) Pacific Crest Trail in the US from Mexico to Canada.

Travis isn’t convinced we should do this.

#31. Volunteer at a wildlife refuge for big cats. 

Who’m I kidding? ANY wildlife refuge.

#32. Zip-line off the Great Wall of China.

Zip lining from Great Wall of China, bucket list item
Mallard Lake, Simatai Great Wall, China

#33. Soak in Iceland’s geothermal river, Reykjadalur.

#34. Drive the entire Alaska Highway.

#35. Marry the love of my life and my best friend – a guy I’ve known since the 5th grade!

Wedding photo at Shore Acres State Park on the Oregon Coast
Shore Acres State Park, Oregon Coast, USA

#36 – Fall asleep in an ice dome beneath the Northern Lights

#37. Spend a weekend in Paris visiting the Eiffel Tower and touring the home of Victor Hugo, Carrie’s favorite author.

Bed where Victor Hugo died in Paris, France
Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris, France

#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

Plitvice National Park, Croatia print for sale on Fine Art America

#41. Hike and camp 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.

#44. Walk the legendary halls of Bran Castle, the home of Vlad the Impaler: aka, Dracula.

Bran Castle in Romania, bucket list item
Princess Ileana’s Room, Bran Castle, Romania

#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. See one of the last remaining Harpy eagles alive in the rainforest.

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#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. We haven’t been to any since moving to Europe in 2014!

What about you?

What’s on your bucket list? What should we add to ours?

If you know an awesome travel destination we just have to visit, send it our way!

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