My Very Long, Surprisingly Condensed Bucket List


So, today’s post is inspired by a small talk I had with my aunt after she shared this photo on Facebook of a water slide in Sicily that slides into the ocean. I mean, I knew this post was going to be a thing, but I honestly thought it wouldn’t come till much later. Because the full bucket list is very, very long (as in, it would take weeks to just write), I thought I would save that for a later date/maybe it’s own page. For today, a very condensed version. Lots of Top 3’s, because that is easier to write and, I’m sure, for you to read. (You will thank me later!)

My goal is to visit six out of seven continents. I wouldn’t say no to Antarctica, but I would have to take a long, hard moment to ask myself if frostbites are worth it. If I do end up visiting Antarctica and live to tell that tale, I might as well add Mars to the bucket list as well. I mean, space gets cold, if I can take the South Pole, I can do it all. Right?

Anywho… To the bucket list! I am thinking it will be outline-style… (6) Continents > (3) Countries > (3) Places I wanna see/things I need to do within said country. Mostly in order, some of it just in random order because I really can’t choose just three about each place. It’s torture.

  1. Europe
    1. Switzerland
      1. Lake Geneva
      2. Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern.
      3. Eat all the cheese. I am not even going to bother lying, that is probably going to be my #1 favorite thing about Switzerland when I go.
    2. Italy40
      1. Sicily. Mainly for that epic slide seen in the photo above. Also to pay a visit to the Greek Ruins.
      2. Pompeii. As ancient as it is, do I need a reason?
      3. Rome. I must do as the Romans do. Tourism be damned. :p
    3. Iceland
      1. All the geysers. (Would those be okay to swim in?)
      2. See the Northern Lights. Pretty sure that’s on everyone’s bucket list, though.
      3. Skaftafell Ice Cave in Vatnajökull National Park. Seriously beautiful.
  2. Asia
    1. India
      1. Buddhist Caves of Ajanta.
      2. Eat all the food. Again… I have fairly recently (within the last 41year) learned I love Indian food! I mean, even the vegetables are delicious, and I hate vegetables.
      3. Holi. The festival that takes place over two days every year, also known as the “Festival of Color,” it celebrates the victory of good over evil. With all the color flying around, it’s like a photographer’s dream. :p
    2. Cambodia
      1. Preah Vihear Temple
      2. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
      3. Pub Street and Siem Reap Night Market.
    3. Thailand
      1. Hill Tribe Villages.
      2. Bangkok. There’s a bunch of Buddhist Temples there that I must see. I would love to take some time and stay at a Buddhist Monastery.
      3. Khao Sok National Park
  3. Africa
    1. Egypt
      1. The Great Pyramids of Giza. I mean seriously. Who visits Egypt and doesn’t when those out?
      2. Saqqara. The Pyramids there have been dated to be even older than the Great Pyramids of Giza. Also, it sounds like a wonderful destination with few tourists.42
      3. Luxor Temple
    2. Rwanda
      1. Kigali. Learn about the history and visit the Genocide memorials.
      2. Nyungwe National Park
      3. Huye
    3. Morocco
      1. The Blue City.
      2. The Majorelle Gardens
      3. Hike in the Atlas Mountains
  4. North America
    1. Canada
      1. Vancouver
      2. The Niagara Falls
      3. Stratford Festival
    2. USA
      1. Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Has literally been at the top of my bucket list for things I wanna do in my own country for years.43
      2. Portland. I just want to see everything in that city. (Oregon, not Maine. Though… I would not complain to see Maine’s Portland as well. :p)
      3. New York City. I actually want to live there. Not long term, maybe for about a year… to be honest, it sounds too expensive to live there long term.
    3. Mexico
      1. Chichen Itza
      2. Teotihuacan. A prehistoric city. Most people might find it boring, but I tend to find historical places fascinating.
      3. Marieta Islands. Maybe go snorkeling or kayaking!
  5. South America
    1. Brazil44
      1. Iguazu Falls
      2. Tijuca National Park
      3. Sao Paulo Museum of Art
    2. Peru
      1. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
      2. The Sacred Valley of the Incas
      3. Ampay National Sanctuary
    3. Chile
      1. Laguna Verde. Volcanoes, hot springs, surreal landscape. What more can I ask for? Other than for the volcanoes to please not erupt while I am there. Please?
      2. Valparaiso.
      3. Paragliding in Iquique
  6. Australia/Oceana
    1. Figi
      1. The Garden of the Sleeping Giant
      2. Scuba dive at Rainbow Reef
      3. Explore the Colo-i-Suva Forest Reserve.
    2. New Zealand
      1. Waitomo Caves
      2. Milford Sound
      3. Bay Of Islands
    3. Australia
      1. Sydney. Let’s be real… I am probably too afraid to explore too much of the wild side Down Under. All the 45bugs are bigger in Australia! Also, I really wanna go to the Taronga Zoo.
      2. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Because I love water too much to ever be afraid of that. (There aren’t any giant swimming tarantulas in Australia, are there?)
      3. Healesville Sanctuary. I promise I will try not to steal a koala while I’m there. Or try to ride in a kangaroo pouch.


So there it is! The extremely short version of the bucket list. Maybe I’ll post a more intensive list at a later time. My own 100 Things To Do/Places To See Before I Die.

Also, none of these photos are mine.


3 thoughts on “My Very Long, Surprisingly Condensed Bucket List

  1. Awesome! The best thing you can do is put your thoughts down on “paper” so you have it to look at when you are wanderlusting. I made one of these and ended up traveling/exploring completely new things that should have been on my bucket list to begin with! You can never go wrong with travel, loved reading this post 🙂


    • Thank you! 🙂

      Yeah! I felt it would be a good thing to start this blog with the whole planning process of it all, that way I can look back and take note of everything, but also get a feel of what I thought it was going to be versus what it actually becomes, as I’m sure it will actually be very different than what I expect.


  2. Love it!!! Been to some, others not yet and a few more I was not aware of. I’m with you on Antarctica lol as in I’d hate to disregard a journey but er uh nor real high on my continent list which means only Australia remains for me. Great post!!


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