Travel/Life Bucket List

Creating a Bucket List: I don’t really try to look at this from a perspective about death, but rather about enjoying the moments that we have.  Making a bucket list will help you live a fuller life even if in the end, you do not get to cross everything off it. The following are some of our highlighted travel list which we have added to and worked on over the years.

We are continuing to add to the list as we are getting more excited about getting out and exploring more of the world and from seeing many great adventures from fellow bloggers. We hope to cross off many adventures on this list before we kick the bucket.

I encourage you to start working on your travel/life bucket list today even if it is just to see and do things right in your own city!  Enjoy your adventures!

I know I was born and I know that I’ll die.
The in between is mine.    
~E. Vedder- “I am Mine”

Hawaii Honeymoon (Maui – Visit a black sand beach) – 2001
Las Vegas – 1998, 2005
Chicago, IL – 2006
Williamsburg, Virginia – 2008
Grand Canyon (Arizona) – 2008
Dubai(UAE-see the world’s tallest building) – 2009
St. Augustine (oldest school house)/Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – 2010
Disney Cruise (Ship:Dream – Bahamas) – 2011
Helsinki, Finland – 2012
Virginia – 2011, 2012
Great Smoky Mountains, TN – 2013
Japan (Tokyo & Okinawa-my homeland) – 2013
Move to Helsinki, Finland – 2013
London, England – 2013
Tallinn, Estonia  – 2013
Paris, France – 2013
Gran Canaria, Spain – 2013
Visit the Arctic Circle & Santa Claus – 2013
Dog Sledding with Huskies – 2013
Lapland (See the Northern Lights) – 2013
Stay in a glass igloo in Finland (Go Aurora Hunting) – 2014
Try snow skiing – 2014
Try snowboarding – 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark (visit Tivoli Gardens) – 2014
Oslo-Bergen, Norway (See the Fjords & Ride on the Flåm Railway) – 2014
Celebrate with the Finns during Vappu(May Day)in Finland! – 2014
Stockholm, Sweden (visit the archipelago) – 2014
Saint Petersburg, Russia – 2014
Ride on a Camel in the Largest Sand Desert (The Empty Quarter) – 2015
Muscat, Oman – 2015
Go Sea Kayaking in the Arabian Sea – 2015
Try Sandboarding on Desert Dunes -2015
Go Desert Dune Bashing -2015
Started Golf Lessons – 2015
RV Road Trip to the Florida Keys (Key West) – 2015
Ride on an Airboat in the Everglades National Park, Florida – 2015
Ride the World’s Fastest Roller Coaster (Ferrari World, UAE) – 2015
Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2015
Sydney, Australia (See the Sydney Opera House, koalas, & climb to the summit of the Harbour Bridge) – 2016
Visit the Outback in Australia (See the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park) – 2016
Visit the Blue Mountains area in Australia (See Kangaroos in the Wild) – 2016
See New York City & a Broadway show(We’ve been here at least a dozen times, but we have yet to take a step out of the airport!) – 2016
Rome, Italy (See the Pantheon, Colosseum, etc) – 2016
Pompeii, Italy (See Mt. Vesuvius, visit the Amalfi Coast/Positano) – 2016
Jordan (Float in the Dead Sea, visit Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash and Amman) – 2017
Visit the Republic of the Maldives (Stay in an over water/pool suite) – 2017
Japan (See Osaka, Kyoto, Try Kobe Beef) – 2017 -2019
Visit Nashville & Graceland) – 2017
Guam, USA – 2018
Singapore (Visit Sentosa, See a Merlion, Gardens by the Bay) – 2019

  • Venice, Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland (Bathe in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa)
  • Ireland
  • Croatia
  • Thailand
  • Go on an African Safari
  • Egypt (see the Great Pyramids)
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Austria (Go on the Sound of Music tour)
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Seattle, WA
  • Alaska (Icebergs)
  • China (Climb the Great Wall/Terracotta Warriors)
  • Attend the Olympics
  • Volunteer a total of one year of my life (340 hours completed)
  • Try Paragliding
  • Try Bobsledding
  • Play a Game of Curling
  • See Earth from Space (who can help me with this one)?!? 😉

*strike through cities/countries/items have been completed! 

17 thoughts on “Travel/Life Bucket List

    • I would love to know any suggestions on must sees for when we visit there! Do you have a post on St. Petersburg? If so, I would love to check it out. Thanks for following along!


  1. I read on your about me page that you lived in Central Florida for some time! I am from Florida, and myself lived in the Orlando area for 5 years while attending college. Like you, I left and set out for adventure. Good luck with your travels! 🙂


    • Thanks Amy! I enjoyed reading your about me page too! We seem to be a lot alike. My BA is in Graphic Design, and I am enjoying lots of adventure now! I am looking forward to following your travels on your blog! Thanks for visiting! 🙂


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  3. I am still thinking about them days in Italy. Don’t wait too long until you buy ’em plane tickets to Roma! Love your blog. Safe travels! – Sowayfarer


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