Bucket List

Why Do I Have a Bucket List?

I’m not planning on “kicking the bucket” anytime soon. But I made a bucket list because I think it’s important to have plenty of goals. I also want to keep doing new things and going to new places. This is my source of inspiration for trips that I may want to take in the future and lets me reflect on the past. I add things to this list when I’ve learned about something cool and new to do, and I cross things out when I’ve finally done them. It’s a work-in-progress bucket list!

The Bucket List

I arranged my bucket list by region or category so that there would be some organization to it. The list is extensive after all. Items that I have finished will be underlined and there may be a link to a related blog post.

I apologize if it does not appear completely up to date, for example you think something might be bucket-list worthy or I should have crossed something out. I’m happy for feedback.

  • See the Olympics in person (Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022, or Paris 2024)
  • Learn how to sail a boat
  • Visit 20 countries by time I turn 20 (11 so far)
  • Collect currency from every country on Earth
  • Explore the Faroe Islands before it’s discovered by American tourists
  • Take a fall trip to Paris and drink hot wine on the street corners
  • Travel on the Orient Express through Europe (like the murder movie)
  • Warm up in the thermal baths at Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Ride the Glacier Express in Switzerland
  • Get lost at Mont Saint-Michel in France
  • Visit the Kittilä SnowVillage in Finland and sleep in an igloo
  • Meet a puffin in LÁTRABJARG
  • Spend the night on Grimsey island
  • Write a story while staying in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Watch the Northern Lights in Iceland
  • Visit Caden, France–the only place in the world that shares my name
  • Live in Svalbard for 3 months (or longer)
  • Drive on the German Autobahn
  • Tour the Ice Caves at Vatnajökull, Iceland
  • Stay at the Null Stern Nuclear Bunker Hotel in St. Gallen
  • Go whale watching in the Arctic Ocean
  • Eat a chocolate bar on top of the Matterhorn
  • Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon during the midnight sun
  • Ride a double-decker bus in London
  • Travel internationally by myself
  • Stay with a host family in a foreign country
  • Visit Iceland and drive the Ring Road all the way around
  •  Go on a road trip through Europe
  • Paint with an elephant in Thailand
  • Trek through the Himalayan Mountains
  • Ride a hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Take a trip on a “junk boat” in Hong Kong
  • Survive for a week at CFS Alert, northernmost permanent settlement
  • Visit Ushuaia, Argentina and “Penguin Island”
  • Drive across the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia
  • Stay at a Times Square Hotel for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
  • Tour Patagonia in Chile
  • Have a picnic on a frozen Lake Louise
  • Take a trip to Antarctica (not really Americas but close enough)
  • Take the Mi Teleférico aerial cable car over La Paz, Bolivia
  • Go on an all-American road trip and stay at these hip motels.
  • Lose tons of money in a Las Vegas casino
  • Shop at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Alabama and get lucky
  • Attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
  • Ride a cable car in San Francisco
  • Visit the Grand Canyon
  • Road trip around New Zealand
  • Go skiing in Australia because someone told me it was impossible
  • Visit Australia’s most famous Bondi Beach
  • Pay a visit to the Tongan Olympic flag bearer 2016 in Tonga
  • Visit the blue city of Chefchaouen and stage a photoshoot wearing blue
  • Swim in the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls
  • Watch the sunset from the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town

Have any suggestions to add on to my bucket list? Are there any of these places you want to visit also? Hit me up on social media or on a blog post!

Thanks for reading!

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