Our Bucket List

A lot of people have a bucket list, travel-related or not. And so do we. It all started when we met. Other people go for romantic dinners or watch a movie on their first few dates. We sat in a bar and talked for hours about all the places we wanted to go to and things we wanted to experience.

Eventually we started to write these items down and so, over the years, our bucket list came to life! But, before we share our bucket list, there are a few things we want to say first.

What is a bucket list and why have one?

Most of you will know what a bucket list is. Essentially it is a list of things that excite you enough to say that you wish to do them one day.

Like we said before, these can be travel-related items or not. You can have a bucket list of food you wish to try or plants you want to grow in your garden!

So, what is the purpose behind having a bucket list? In our eyes it is a way of writing down your dreams and wishes. What is it that you want to do in life? Or in other words, what are the goals that you are working towards?

As an example, we simply love traveling and we would like to see quite a bit of the world. That’s why our list contains mostly travel-related stuff.

Some of the items on our list are very much out of reach for our current selves. Like visiting Antarctica. We don’t have the money or resources to do so right now! But it’s still on our bucket list as a motivation to work towards becoming people that maybe do have the means to do so.

Or, let’s look at another item: traveling for a few months non-stop. Two years ago we did not have the means to do that either. But it was a priority for us and so we worked towards making it a reality. And here we are! I am writing this from our little bungalow in Thailand, the 4th country on our long-term Asia trip!

It is also very much alright if you do not have a bucket list at all. A bucket list is not everyone’s cup of tea and will not work for everyone the same. But for us it’s kind of our vision board to keep inspired and motivated to work on ourselves and our future! And, maybe it will work for you too.

Why are we sharing our bucket list?

First and foremost, we want to share our bucket list as a motivation for others. What we mean by that is that we want to share a little more about our goals and our journey and that it is okay to not have everything figured out as long as you keep moving in the right direction, even if that means moving forward with baby steps for quite a while.

By no means do we want to seem flashy or show off our huge bucket list. We just simply want to encourage you to think about your goals and know that there are other people out there working towards there goals and dreams, no matter how ridiculous or childish they may seem to others.

I mean some of the things on our bucket list will take us years to accomplish and some goals we might never reach. But we don’t want to rush through this list just to tick everything off either, so that’s okay!

After all this blabbing, let’s get into our bucket list now, shall we?

Our Current Bucket List

We say ‘current’ bucket list, because in the future this list might change. As we evolve and change with time, our interests will naturally too. And this probably means that things will be added, but also some things might be removed, depending on how we feel at that time and what feels right to us in that moment.

  • Travel for a few months non-stop
  • See the new 7 Wonders of the world (currently: 1/7)
  • Set foot on every continent (including Antarctica)
  • See the Northern lights
  • Spend Christmas in New York
  • Fly Business Class
  • visit the Arctic Circle during summer (when it doesn’t get dark)
  • visit the Arctic Circle during winter (when it doesn’t get light)
  • Take an overnight train
  • Take a cruise in Halong Bay, Vietnam
  • See Whales in their natural habitat
  • See Elephants in their natural habitat
  • Make the Open Water Diving Certificate
  • Learn how to Surf
  • See the “Big Five” on a Safari
  • Do a cruise on the Amazon river
  • Take a Spanish class
  • Take a dance class for a Latin dance
  • Learn how to Ski
  • Visit every Disney Park
  • Visit every Universal Studios Park
  • Take a trip in a van
  • Dive on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Dive around a shipwreck
  • Visit the Iguazu, Victoria and Niagara Falls
  • Sleep at the Giraffe Manor in Kenya
  • Be underwater with sharks
  • Be underwater with dolphins
  • Watch a Christmas NBA game
  • Do Ice Skating on a lake
  • Visit Hunan province in China
  • Do kayaking on a lake for sunrise
  • Attend at least 3 cooking classes in 3 different counties
  • Do at least 3 food tours in 3 different countries
  • Watch huge waves in Nazaré, Portugal
  • Do a Scandinavia road trip
  • Climb Mt. Fuji
  • see Lavender fields
  • Go hiking near Pico’s de Europa in northern Spain
  • See Lamas in South America
  • Do Zip-lining over a rain forest
  • Spend the night in a temple in South Korea or Japan
  • Learn about tea ceremonies in Japan
  • Visit Flamingo Beach in Aruba
  • Do Glamping in Wadi Rum
  • Drive the Atlantic Way in Norway
  • Do a road trip through Northern Ireland
  • See Lava coming out of a volcano (on Hawaii or Iceland)
  • visit a sea turtle sanctuary
  • Visit the 7 main Canary Islands (currently: 1/7)
  • Visit all four countries of the UK (currently: 1/4)
  • Hike Antelope Canyon in Arizona
  • Visit at least 5 National Parks in the USA
  • Relax on Playa Bavaro in the Dominican Republic
  • See the Glowing Sea on the Maldives
  • Visit the North and South Island of New Zealand
  • Spend a night in the Sahara Desert
  • Visit all of the Microstates in Europe (currently: 1/6)
  • See the Milky Way from the Atacama Desert
  • Visit every prefecture in Japan (currently: 7/47)
  • Visit Japan at least once in every season (currently: 1/4)
  • Spend the night in a ryokan
  • Snorkel in crystal clear water
  • Hike in the Himalayas (i.e. Annapurna Trail)
  • Do a multi-day hiking trip
  • Hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Eat sushi from a Master Sushi Chef
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza
  • Do a cruise on the Nile river
  • Do dog sledding
  • Do a reindeer sleigh ride
  • Spend the night in a Glass Igloo
  • Eat at an underwater restaurant
  • Take an Ayurveda Class in India
  • Visit the biggest Anime Convention
  • Visit the biggest Comic Con
  • Take at least one of the “great” trains (Orient Express, Rovos Rail, etc.)
  • Eat Mango Sticky rice in Thailand
  • Hike an active volcano
  • Stay at a water bungalow in the Maldives or in French Polynesia
  • Stay at a capsule hotel in Japan
  • Drink Afternoon Tea in England
  • Visit The Jewel in Singapore’s Changi Airport
  • Spend the night in a castle in Ireland
  • Swim with Manta Rays
  • Visit Samarkand in Uzbekistan
  • Eat at a Michelin star restaurant
  • Visit Canada during Indian Summer
  • See Baobab Trees in real life
  • Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • See sloths in Costa Rica
  • Visit at least 5 islands in the Caribbean Sea
  • Do a road trip in Italy
  • Sleep in a yurt in Mongolia
  • See kangaroos in Australia
  • Swim with turtles
  • Do island-hopping in Greece
  • Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  • Swim between tectonic plates in Iceland
  • Do the Pico Arieiro hike on Madeira
  • Visit 100 countries (currently 17/100)
  • Visit Ushuaia “the southernmost city”
  • Visit all six major islands of Hawaii
  • Take a trip to Greenland
  • Hike in the Dolomites
  • See the Matterhorn in Switzerland
  • Swim with whale sharks
  • See wildlife on the Galapagos islands
  • Swim in the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore
  • Do a tour around Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
  • See the Stone Forest in China
  • See the Ayers Rock in Australia