Updated: 12 October 2022
Up until 2015, whenever someone asked me what was on my bucket list or where I wanted to travel to, I would always reply with the same three things: to marvel at the Taj Mahal in India, to explore the ruins of Pompeii in Italy and to witness the Northern Lights in Iceland. The three I’s; India, Italy and Iceland. Three countries that couldn’t be more different, but all with the shared promise of adventure.
Those things are all still on the list, and I plan to accomplish them (in fact, I visited India in April last year – more below). But since I started properly travelling, the list has grown. And it keeps growing. Every time I read another travel blog, or see something really cool on the TV, I just have to go there and experience it for myself – like that time I conquered the Czech Republic Skywalk after seeing it in the Daily Mail.
So, in case you’re wondering what else I want to do and where else I want to visit, here’s what’s made my bucket list (so far):
1. Take in the Taj Mahal at sunset.
Tick. Visited India in April 2016 – find out more about my trip here.
2. Explore the ruins of Pompeii.
Tick. Visited Pompeii in March 2019.
3. Witness the Northern Lights in Iceland.
Tick. I touched down in Iceland on 1 December 2017, and managed to watch the Northern Lights twice during my 5-night stay on the island. It’s safe to say I fell in love with the country, and will be back again in March 2018.
4. Wander around the ruins of Petra.
So pleased that in 2017 I was able to tick another thing off my bucket list, as well as see one of the most well-known 7 Wonders of the New World. More on the ancient city of Petra coming soon…
5. Watch some whales.
Nearly tick in March 2018 in Iceland… But then a big full blown tick in September 2022, when I had the opportunity to swim with whale sharks in the Maldives. Check out my video here.
6. Hike up a volcano in Hawaii.
7. Paraglide over the Haute Alpes in France.
8. Come face-to-face with the heads on Easter Island.
9. Go paddle boarding in the
Tick, kinda. While I haven’t been to the Philippines yet, I did paddleboard in the Maldives in September 2022 – it was such a cool experience, and something I’d love to do again!
10. Drink a pint of Guinness in Dublin.
Tick. I went to Ireland for Valentine’s weekend with my (now ex) boyfriend in February 2017. We did a tour of the Guinness Storehouse and drank copious amounts of Guinness.
11. Cuddle a Koala.
12. Sleep in a treehouse.
Two big ticks here – both in 2022. In April I went to Costa Rica with my mum, and one night we stayed in the coolest treehouse near Uvita Beach – will definitely get round to writing a blog post on that one.
13. Go whitewater rafting in Canada.
14. Walk the Skywalk in Singapore.
15. Cross the Arenal Hanging Bridges in Costa Rica.
Nearly tick. Flights booked for April 2022.
So there you have it, 15 things that are on my bucket list. What have you got on yours? Drop me a comment below and inspire me to travel somewhere else.
Note: I have “borrowed” the pictures in this post for the places I’ve yet to visit/items I’ve yet to do. I have linked through to the Instagram account for each.