Bucket List

Bucket List

In 2013 I decided to create a Bucket List for myself. At first I kept it privately on a note in my iPhone, but when I began my travel blog I thought it would be a fun and worthwhile addition. Through sharing it here and talking about it openly with others, I have connected with people who have similar goals, interests, and dreams, which has been a wonderful experience.

A few of the items on my Bucket List below are quite simple and take just a few minutes or hours to complete, such as learning to drive stick shift, which my great friend Jo taught me while I was visiting her in the summer of 2014. Other items require extensive training, patience or coordinating, and still others require continuous attention and dedication to maintain.

Below is my list of accomplishments (the items crossed off) and hopes, wishes, and goals for myself down the road – travel & otherwise.


Do a Sprint TriathlonCompleted in Georgia, USA in April 2013!

Learn to Play an Instrument

Run a MarathonCompleted the Marine Corps Marathon in DC in 2013!

Hand Stitch a Quilt

Walk the Camino de Santiago

Write a Travel BlogHello…what are you reading??

Learn to Drive Stick ShiftMy friend, Johanna, taught me in Stockholm in 2014!

Visit Machu PicchuVisited while backpacking in South America in 2008!

Visit Ireland for Saint Patrick’s Day

SkydiveDid my first (and still my only) dive over Kauai, Hawaii in January 2014!

Learn French

Work & travel in Australia for (at least) one year (Check it out here!)

Learn how to make homemade dumplings

Backpack through India

See the Northern and Southern Lights

Visit Munich for Oktoberfest

Complete the TransSiberian RailroadCompleted with my friend Caitlin in April 2015; check it out here!

Teach English abroad

Attend a Ginger Festival on every inhabited continent – Europe & Australia, check!

Learn my family history for at least three generations

Write and publish a book

Learn to Drive a MotorbikeLearned in Bali in June 2013!

Visit the Pyramids of Giza

Road Trip across the US & Canada

Backpack The Silk Road

Attend Holi Festival in India

Motorcycle through Vietnam

Visit each of the 7 continents

Street art in Madrid, Spain

2 Responses to Bucket List

  1. Mom says:

    Love your list! And YOU!

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