My Travel Bucket List

You can call this list a travel bucket list, a travel wish list, or even a travel to do list. Really, it’s just a handy reference list of places and things I want to experience.

Here is my list:

See the Northern Lights
Visit the Arctic
Go to the North Pole
Visit Antarctica
Step foot on all 7 continents
See polar bears in Churchill, Canada or Svalbard
See the fjords in Norway (Check out my European Bucket List for even more bucket list ideas)
Visit Lapland
Trek mountain gorillas in Africa
Do an African safari
See the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti
Victoria Falls
Swim in the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls
Iguazu Falls
Niagara Falls
North Korea
Great Wall of China
Ride in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia
Float in the Dead Sea, Jordan
See the Taj Mahal
Pushkar Camel Fair
See Lake Baikal in Russia
Take a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway
See an Angkor Wat sunrise or a sunset at Angkor Wat
Travel the Silk Road
Machu Picchu
Gálapagos Islands
To Sua Trench, Samoa
Hold a koala in Australia
Swim with pigs in the Bahamas
Swim with sea turtles in the Caribbean
Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City’s Times Square
Photograph Antelope Canyon, USA
See The Lightning Field in New Mexico
Spend a night in a desert camp
Stay at an ice hotel
Stay in an overwater villa


Looking for more bucket list ideas? Here is a list of 100 travel things to do before you die.



  1. Your bucket list is so cool! I need to add some more to mine 🙂
    Happy New Year x

    • Thanks! I don’t always keep my list updated but felt it was time for an update.

  2. I’ve never been big on nature. I’m a true city-girl. However, I was blessed with a family trip to the Galapagos and (a few years later) the Serengeti to see the Wildebeest Migration. Loved those two trips more than any I have ever taken. It will be hard to beat those two experiences.

    • I am the same way – in my every day life I am more of a city girl than into nature. A lot of my bucket list experiences are nature experiences though but I think it is because they are so amazing.

  3. Love bucket lists, and you have a great one. I think it’s a great way to keep you going and to also inspire others. We’ve picked up many new places by just looking at bucket lists, and that’s what we love! A bucket list doesn’t mean you have to chase around ticking off the list, as so many think, but you just don’t need to let the list control you when you travel. Who doesn’t have a “list” of things they want to try, places to see, etc?!

    • I agree! I don’t feel obligated to tick places off my list but it’s still fun just having a list. I like making lists for everything!

  4. Pretty cool list. How about Play mas in Trinidad & Tobago’s annual Carnival, visit Tobago’s The Nylon Pool, surf Bathsheba in Barbados

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