My Bucket List

Clearly, traveling is a huge passion of mine, or I wouldn’t dedicate the time to keeping a blog about it. However, I have not actually sat down to write out a “bucket list” of the things that I would like to see and do in my lifetime, until now.

I always told myself “I just want to go everywhere and see everything, so that is my bucket list.” But, thinking about it, that doesn’t sound anything like the “Type A” personality in me. The one who loves lists and loves crossing things off of said lists even more.

So here it is… my drafted out (I will probably keep updating, adding and checking things off along the way) bucket list:


1.) Visit London, stay in a Wizard Suite and go to the WB Harry Potter Studio Tour
2.) Ride a gondola in Venice
3.) Go to the Oktoberfest in Munich
4.) See Times Square at Night
5.) Go skydiving
6.) Gamble in Las Vegas and ride the roller coaster on the top of a building there
7.) See the northern lights from Iceland
8.) Host my own gallery showing of my photographs
9.) Take a road trip through California
10.) Ride in a hot air balloon (preferably in Turkey)
11.) Take the subway in New York
12.) Be in New York to watch the ball drop on NYE
13.) Climb a mountain
14.) Get Sparta kicked off of a cliff in New Zealand
15.) Have my photography displayed in a gallery (post college)
16.) Take an Alaskan cruise and see the whales
17.) Go to a music festival
18.) See Paul McCartney live (too young to see all of The Beatles together)
19.) See the Roman Colosseum in person
20.) Visit the Neuschwanstein castle in Germany
21.) Do a pilgrimage in Israel
22.) Ride the Cyclone at Coney Island
23.) Cruise threw a fjord in Norway
24.) Hear amazing grace played on the bagpipes in Scotland
25.) Celebrate St. Paddy’s day in Dublin
26.) Climb the stairway to heaven in Hawaii
27.) Visit the Elephant House in Edinburgh and have some tea
28.) Find the Tom Riddle gravestone in Grayfriar’s Kirkyard
29.) Go to where parts of GoT were filmed in Croatia
30.) Eat sushi in Japan
31.) See the Grand Canyon
32.) Jump off of a cliff into a body of water
33.) Take that two month long road trip through the US
34.) Take the stairs up the Eiffel Tower in Paris
35.) Take the speed train through Italy
36.) See the Statue of David in Florence
37.) Visit the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan (and buy something if I’m feeling frivolous)

38.) Visit “The Last Supper” painting in Milan 

39.) Climb to the Terraces of the Duomo. 

40.) Swim with the pigs in the Bahamas
41.) See some Mayan ruins and climb a temple
42.) Eat guacamole and drink a margarita in Mexico
43.) Make an attempt at skiing or snowboarding (or both!)
44.) Experience New Orleans during Mardi Gras
45.) Visit the major US national parks
46.) Stay in a resort lodge in Canada
47.) Smoke a cuban and rent a colorful classic car in Cuba
48.) Do a shark encounter
49.) See Stonehenge in person
50.) Finish my Harry Potter sleeve
51.) Finish the books on my “to be read” list
52.) Run a 5k

53.) Find my dominate heritage and visit the place where they are from

54.) Take my parents on a nice vacation and pay for everything for them

So here are my first 50.. er, 54 items. I’m blessed enough to actually have been able to cross a number of these off already.

What about you? What are some items on your bucket list? Do we have any similar goals? Let me know in the comments!

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