Finding Happiness While Exploring the World

My Bucket List

This is my own personal bucket list, containing both complete and incomplete items. As I cross them off my list, I’ll provide photos and/or stories documenting my experience. This page is mostly for my own fun, but I hope you enjoy following along and perhaps getting some advice and inspiration on completing your own bucket list!

Note: my personal bucket list does not contain visits to places unless they are specific natural wonders, etc. This is because my goal is to travel the world, and listing every country I want to visit would make for an unmanageably long list.

Here we go!

  • See the Northern Lights
  • Ride an elephant
  • Ride a camel
  • Fly a plane
  • Go on a safari
  • People watch at a cafe in Paris
  • Go skydiving
  • See the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swim in all of the world’s oceans!
    • Atlantic
    • Pacific
    • Caribbean Sea
  • Travel Route 66 from Chicago to California
  • Become SCUBA certified
  • Earn my Master’s degree
  • Teach English abroad
  • Live abroad for a period of time
  • Live in a new city for a period of time
  • Hold a koala
  • Feed a giraffe
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go island hopping
  • Open my own cafe
  • Go white water rafting
  • Experience Bastille Day in Paris
  • Go wine touring in the French countryside
  • Forget all my troubles at a beach bar
  • Participate in Oktoberfest in Germany
  • Go skinny dipping
  • Go skinny dipping in a natural body of water
  • Run a 10k
  • Go zip lining
  • Warm up in a natural hot spring
  • See a show on Broadway in NYC
  • Become a subway system guru abroad
  • Master the French language
  • Learn Italian too
  • Visit NYC at Christmastime
  • Eat Belgian waffles in Belgium! (Waffles are my favorite food..)
  • Ride a cable car in San Francisco
  • Go whale watching
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Shop at Harrod’s in London, England
  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Travel to a completely random destination
  • Climb the Eiffel Tower
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice, Italy
  • Stand on the equator
  • See the rainforest
  • See the sunset over the Grand Canyon
  • See the pyramids
  • Eat the world’s best fast food burger (In N’ Out)
  • See an active volcano
  • Purchase a book from Powell’s Books in Portland
  • See Saturday Night Live LIVE