Bucket List

I think of my bucket list as one big to-do list, with each item being an exciting, eye-opening, journey in itself. Every time I read another travel blog, I add more. Items that have been completed are in Italics.  

My Travel Bucket List (Under Construction!)

“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” -Susan Sontag


Top Destinations: Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa/ Nairobi, Kenya/ Cairo, Egypt/ Alexandria, Marrakesh, Fes

  • Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza (#1)
  • Ride a camel in Morocco
  • Safari in Africa



Top Destinations: Dhaka, Bagan, Yangon, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Hong Kong, Singapore, Varanasi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Kathmandu, Ubud, Yogyakarta, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Luang Prabang, Vang Vien, Beirut, Palawan, Cebu, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Chiang Mai, Hoi An, Hanoi, Dubai

Already Enjoyed: Bangkok, Thailand/

  • Hagia Sofia in Russia
  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • White water rafting in Nepal
  • Visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India
  • See the ruins of Ayutthaya
  • See Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • Travel India by train
  • Jump in to the Ganges (almost!)
  • Visit Okunoshima Island in Japan to see the bunnies!
  • Get a tattoo (Koh Phangan, Thailand)
  • Hear the Dalai Lama speak
  • the Rock in Myanmar and the temples of Bagan
  • Hear the Dalai Lama Speak (What a sweet, soft-spoken man)
  • Attend an International Peace Festival (Pune, India, 2010)
  • Ride on an Elephant (India, 2010- I won’t to do this again! Here’s why! Think about this one before it goes on your bucket list)
  • stand at the base of Mount Everest


Top Destinations:

  • Go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef


Top wanna-see cities:

  • Ride the Orient Express from Paris to Constantinople
  • Visit the Coliseum in Rome, Italy (2004)
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • The Eiffel Town in Paris, France
  • Leaning tower of Pisa in Italy
  • Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
  • Visit the ruins of Pompeii in Italy (2004)
  • Walk Across Abbey Road
  • Have some beers during Oktoberfest in Germany
  • Stay at Jukkasjarvi Igloo Hotel in Iceland
  • Walk the Camino de Santiage in Spain
  • Make a wish in the Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy
  • Take a cruise around the Mediterranean
  • Relax topless on a nude beach
  • Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
  • Stay at this treehouse in Finland

North America 

Top wanna-see cities:

  • Go to the top of the Empire State Building in NYC
  • Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • Space Needle
  • Visit Washington D.C.
  • Celebrate Marti Gras in New Orleans
  • Be blown away by the Grand Canyon
  • Redwoods of California
  • Run a 5K Race
  • Go to Burning Man or a rad music festival
  • Zip Lining in Mexico
  • New Years Eve in Times Square
  • Smoke a cigar in Havana, Cuba
  • Stand under a waterfall in Costa Rica

Central America

Top wanna-see cities:

South America

Top wanna-see cities:

  • Take a trek to Machu Picchu
  • Improve my Spanish!
  • Carnical in Rio
  • 2016 Olympics in Rio
  • Ride down the Amazon river

Visit 100 Countries 

  1. Italy
  2. Mexico
  3. India
  4. Nepal
  5. Haiti
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Peru
  8. Jamaica
  9. Thailand
  10. Malaysia
  11. Myanmar
  12. Cambodia
  13. Laos
  14. Indonesia
  15. Vietnam
  16. Canada
  17. France
  18. Japan

Volunteer with Awesome International NGO’s

  1.  Kriti Social Initiatives (India)
  2. Desire Society (India)
  3. CODEHA (Haiti)
  4. Neptuno Finca (Costa Rica)
  5. Happy Faces (Peru)
  6. Friendship Village (Vietnam)
  7. CSDS (Vietnam)

 Other RandomTravel Goals:

  • Find an awesome travel partner
  • Go to the Airport, bags packed, and buy a ticket for the next available flight… (Is this even possible now?!)
  • Become a legal resident of another country
  • Live in a different country for over a year
  • Be able to speak Spanish fluently
  • Have my writing published
  • Write a book
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Attend the FIFA World Cup
  • Go floating in a sensory deprivation tank

I’m always looking to add to my bucket list. Have you done something unique and awesome


  1. RastaRoo | 23rd Dec 11

    Good God I LOVE this list. I hope I can partake in many of these adventures with you, because I too have many of the same wishes. Your putting “Attend the Maury Show” made me crack up and I’ll do with you!

    • Words of a Wanderer | 23rd Dec 11

      Ruby, I would love for you to partake in these adventures with me.. Maury show.. here we come!! hahaha 🙂

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