The Bucket List

I was a curious child. The kind of girl who didn’t really say much to people. The one who would sit by herself during lunch or didn’t go at all. Instead I’d spend my free time in the library reading all sorts of books; on geography, animals, and any encyclopedia I could get my hands on. I’d read novels of great adventures; stories of people devoting their lives to expeditions. Of strong women who would encourage me to just go for it.

And I did. I always wanted to be like the women I would read about, who would accomplish as much as they could despite their challenges. Little did I know that one day, I would too create a bucket list of my own. As I share my list in this post, I will be challenging myself to cross off my list and then write about my experiences.

Here we go!!! Let the adventures begin

Food and Beverage:

  • Learn how to make homemade pasta.
  • Work or volunteer on a vineyard to understand the process of growing grapes and wine making.
  • Teach myself how to bake artisan breads.
  • Dine at NOMA in Denmark.
  • Dine at Alinea in Chicago.
  • Tour a fromagerie in France.
  • Learn about food preservation in Iceland.
  • Make chocolate in Switzerland.
  • Learn about Spanish Cuisine in Spain.
  • Take a sushi making class in Japan.
  • Go on a ramen food tour in Tokyo.
  • Learn more about Filipino foods through the culture, histories, and influences of the Philippine Islands.
  • Tour a farm in Europe.
  • Go on a gouda tour in The Netherlands.
  • Milk a cow.
  • Go to the spice market in India.
  • Eat fresh seafood in Greece.
  • Mushroom foraging.
  • Take an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tour in Italy.
  • Take a cooking class in Thailand.


  • Visit all 50 US States.
  • Stand on all 7 Continents.
  • Travel to every country in the world.
  • Backpack through Europe.
  • See all 7 Wonders of the World.


  • See Madagascar.
  • Tanzania
  • See Zanzibar
  • Go to Mozambique.
  • See Swaziland
  • Visit Lesotho
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Malawi


  • See penguins
  • Kayak
  • Sail to Antartica


  • Explore Mongolia.
  • See Mt. Pulag.
  • Visit the island of Boracay.
  • See Caron Island in the Philippines.
  • Visit Bali, Lombok, and Gilli T.
  • Go to Shanghai.
  • See the Terra Cotta Army in China.
  • Travel to South Korea.
  • Party in the Thai Islands.
  • See the Bridge Hands in Vietnam.
  • Go to Laos.
  • See Moscow and St. Petersburg.
  • See the temples in Myanmar.


  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Road trip up the West Coast.
  • See a Kangaroo.
  • Go to Tasmania.
  • Uluru
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Get a working visa.


  • See Stonehenge.
  • Visit Wales.
  • Explore Scotland.
  • Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland.
  • Hike in Finland.
  • See Norway.
  • Visit Sweden.
  • Do the Ring Road in Iceland.
  • Running with the bulls in Spain.
  • Participate in the tomato festival in Spain.
  • Go to Oktoberfest in Germany.
  • Experience a European Christmas.
  • Travel to Estonia.
  • See castles in Romania.

Middle East:

  • See the pyramids in Egypt.
  • Go to Israel.
  • See the hot air balloons in Cappadocia.
  • Travel to Dubai.

North America:

  • Drive across Canada.
  • Visit Mexico.
  • Hike the Na Pali Coast in Hawaii.
  • See Washington DC.
  • See the Statue of Liberty in NYC.
  • Key West, Florida


  • Mauritius
  • Maldives
  • Explore New Zealand.
  • Dominican Republic
  • Barbados
  • Jamaica
  • Seychelles

South America:

  • See Easter Island and the Galapagos.
  • See Cuba.
  • Hike through Patagonia.
  • Take a photo on the “end of the world” swing in Ecuador.
  • See the salt lake in Bolivia.
  • Go to Carnival in Brazil.
  • See Christ the Redeemer.
  • See Machu Picchu.


  • Buy a house.
  • Buy a food truck.
  • Open my first restaurant.
  • Start a restaurant group.
  • Create a successful business blog.
  • Write an autobiography.
  • Write a cook book.
  • Start a non-profit organization for starving children.


  • Go boar hunting in New Zealand.
  • Zip Line
  • Bungee Jump
  • Scuba Dive
  • Propel off a cliff.
  • Cliff Jump
  • Spelunking
  • Go paragliding
  • Go parasailing
  • Go lobster diving.
  • Skydive
  • Swim with sharks.
  • Run a marathon.
  • Run a half marathon.
  • Plank walk in China.

Hikes/State and National Parks:

  • Pacific Coast Trail
  • Mt. Everest Base Camp
  • Camino De Santiago
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Hoover Dam
  • Mt. Rushmore
  • Death Valley
  • Big Bear
  • Monument Valley
  • Zion National Park
  • Kruger National Park
  • Livingstone National Park
  • California Red Woods
  • Bryce Canyon


  • Visit an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.
  • See a Rhino in person.
  • See the Big 5 in Africa.
  • Hold a snake.
  • See the orangoutangs on Borneo Island.


  • Go on a surf retreat.
  • Do a silent retreat in Nepal.
  • Go on a yoga retreat.

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