My [travel] bucket list

It’s something I had never really thought about in much detail. Something, until the point I’d begun laying the groundwork for Travelling Tom, I’d never considered in any significant detail. It takes some thought and deliberation, omissions and narrow inclusions. Oxford’s dictionary defines it as ‘A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.’

I am, of course, talking about a bucket list.

Image credit: successtiming/Pixabay

Image credit: successtiming/Pixabay

In my life I’ve had dreams, dreams that I’ve grown out of, dreams that have altered with time. But the ones I currently aspire towards have always been constant. They are, in a somewhat simple fashion, to live in the United States of America and to travel to every country in the world.

But to define my bucket list by those two aspirations would virtually be cheating, or at least purporting the rules of making one (according to wikiHow anyway). Plus, it would be nice to have a list of stuff to target and check off as I go along. Those two things alone – both big and ambitions could take years to fulfil. Rethink and reshape, and I could be scratching lines into an index as soon as 2016.

So after some careful consideration, and the various processes above, I finally decided on an initial list with the potential for a nip and tuck along the way.

Without further ado, here is my bucket list.


Eat an authentic Italian pizza in Italy

Go to Antarctica

Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas – the biggest in the world

Visit North Korea

Watch an event at an Olympic games

Go and watch the Monaco GP

Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia

Las Vegas, baby!

Watch the New York Knicks and New York Rangers play at Madison Square Garden

Fly first class

Watch the Superclásico in Buenos Aries, Argentina

Sagrada Família, Barcelona

Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway

Go clubbing in Ibiza’s Pacha

Scale the Great Wall of China

Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium

Do the Grand Canyon skywalk

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Taj Mahal, India

Take a New York City helicopter ride

Summer tobogganing in Abtenau, Austria

Macchu Pichu, Peru

Party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Go on a skiing trip

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Travel on a cargo ship

Try Couchsurfing

See the Northern Lights in Iceland

Ushuaia, Chile – The world’s southernmost cit

You can also view my bucket list by clicking here, or finding it along the navigation bar at the top of the page.