Updated June 2020: I initially wrote this list about 5 years ago but as time changes, so have my goals – hence the update.
A bucket list is basically a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. Everyone’s is different, and it can include literally anything; whatever is important to you.
I have a couple of lists like this – some longer in duration and some shorter, including a ‘thirty before thirty’ and ‘yearly aims’. I’m definitely a list person, so I love tracking things like this and being able to tick them off.
So, here goes… (Not all of them are Travel related. Sometimes I do other things)
(In no particular order)
Visit all the continents (aside from Antarctica)
Write a book
Climb a mountain
Visit NASA in Florida
Take an improv class
Learn to cook a 3 course meal to perfection
Hike the Penine way + the PCT + the Inca Trail up to Macchu picchu
Visit all of the Nordic countries (I’ve been to Sweden, Norway and Denmark so far)
Do a handstand
Take the bullet train to Mount Fuji
Read the classics
Go in a hot air balloon in a cool location
Learn to play guitar (Technically I can play, but I wouldn’t say it’s a particularly pleasant listening experience)
Go on a safari
Learn to sew
See the Great Wall of China
Things I’ve Done
(That are Bucket List Worthy IMO)
Get a degree
Road trip America
I’ve done a couple of road trips now and been so lucky to visit some incredible locations along the way.
Get my driving licence
See the Northern Lights
Get my black belt
Work in TV and Film
(This photo was taken whilst waiting for the rain to stop so we could resume filming)
Live in another country
Run a half marathon
I’m signed up to do another one this year too!
Learn to ski
(and be able to ski black runs)
Go to the Scottish Highlands
I’m lucky enough to have been a couple of times now and it’s always incredible!
Drive the Atlantic Road
Visit the Smithsonian
I went a few years ago on a trip to DC and I’m desperate to return to them all.
Buy a Place
This only just happened so I’ll post some updates on it soon!
I’m constantly adding to this, and do take ideas on for inspiration! Is there an experience you’d recommend?
There are loads of sites out there telling you things you should do before you die (Such as) and some are great for inspiration, but I think that a bucket list should be a very personal thing. Just because one person wants to do something, doesn’t mean everyone will want to.
Also, remember that just because it’s a ‘bucket list’ doesn’t mean everything on it has to be a big thing. Big or small, if it means something to you then it’s definitely worth including.
What’s high up on your list?