My Travel Bucket List

For my very first blog post I can’t think of anything better than sharing my ultimate travel bucket list. In reality there are far too many places I want to see, things I want to do, and experiences I want to discover. For this reason I narrowed my list down to only my top 50. 😛

Panda hugs - Number 1 on my list. Enough said.

Panda hugs – Number 1 on my list. Enough said.

1. Hug a panda!

2. Ride the Trans-Siberian Express

3. See the Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China

4. Walk the Great Wall of China

5. Trek the Tianzi Mountains in Zhangjiajie, China

Me showing more panda enthusiasm (a recurring theme) at the Great Wall of China in 2011. I'll be revisiting it again in September but this time will be walking a different part.

Me showing more panda enthusiasm (a recurring theme) at the Great Wall of China in 2011. I’ll be revisiting it again in September but this time will be walking a different part.

6. Visit Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow

7. Fly a hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey

8. Meet Santa Claus at his village in Finnish Lapland

9. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

10. Stand tall on Trolltunga (the troll’s Tongue) in Norway

Trolltunga, Norway: Soon this will be me! Except way further back from the edge… and holding on for dear life. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

11. Ride a camel in the Gobi Desert

12. Go to the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Desert

13. Frolick through the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Dumfries, Scotland

14. Trek Machu Picchu, Peru

15. Walk the Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar

The majestic Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

16. Hike Mt. Huashan in China, the world’s most dangerous hike!

17. Ride the Swing at the End of the World in Banos, Ecuador

18. See the Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China

19. The Giant’s Causeway in Ireland

20. Visit the Door to Hell in Turkmentistan

The Door to Hell in Turkmenistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

21. Go skydiving

22. Visit the mosques of Iran

23. Sleep in a tree house

24. See the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, China

25. Visit the Louisiana bayou

Boating down the bayou on a Louisiana swamp tour in March 2015. Anyone visiting New Orleans should do this!

Boating down the bayou on a Louisiana swamp tour in March 2015. Anyone visiting New Orleans should do this!

26. Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

27. Go on an Antarctic expedition

28. Travel overland across Africa

29. Visit the stone churches in Ethiopia

30. Explore the ancient city of Petra in Jordan

Following the footsteps of Indiana Jones in Petra, Jordan (Photo credit: Or Hiltch, Flickr)

Following the footsteps of Indiana Jones in Petra, Jordan (Photo credit: Or Hiltch, Flickr)

31. Observe gorillas in their natural habitat in Rwanda

32.Explore Patagonia

33. Trek to the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal

34. Explore Greenland

35. Road trip through New Zealand

Road tripping through New Zealand’s beautiful South Island in December 2014

36. Carnival in Rio de Janiero, Brazil

37. Visit the Kayabukiya Tavern (where they have monkeys as waiters) in Tokyo, Japan

38. Learn to speak Spanish fluently

39. See the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis)

40. See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

The beautiful Northern Lights as seen from Greenland (Photo Credit: Greenland Travel, Flickr)

The beautiful Northern Lights as seen from Greenland (Photo Credit: Greenland Travel, Flickr)

41.Visit the pyramids in Egypt

42. Walk the desert with the Bedouins

43. Go trekking in Tibet

44. Visit the Galapagos Islands

45. See the Moai statues on Easter Island

The Easter Island Moai statues. Who wouldn’t have this on their list?! (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

46. Do a walking safari in Africa

47. Sail the Greek Islands

48. Go horseback riding in Mongolia

49. Enter North Korea

50. Fly to the moon (hey, it could happen…!)

If ET can do it then so can I! (Photo Credit: Chris Isherwood, Flickr)

What’s on your travel bucket list? I would love to hear your ideas! Please share these with me in the comments section below.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Kendall
    August 28, 2015 at 4:47 am

    Hey!!

    Awesome list.

    FYI there is a place in northern Thailand where the entire accommodation is tree houses – of various styles and opulence….

    Could be nice!!

    • Reply
      The Intrepidista
      August 28, 2015 at 5:32 am

      Thanks @kendall! That’s awesome advice for number 23 on my list! 😜

  • Reply
    Svenja
    December 5, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Great list! I keep a little Moleskin book as my ever-growing travel bucket list, guess it must have been hard to narrow yours down to the Top 50…

    • Reply
      The Intrepidista
      December 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Ha ha tell me about it! The more I travel the more the list grows! There is just so much to see in this world and I want to see it all. What’s at the top of your list?

  • Reply
    Svenja
    December 12, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    I’ve recently been able to cross off some things that were pretty much at the top of my list, like visiting Stonehenge, but one ongoing project definitely is traveling all 50 US states – have been to 24 so far…

    • Reply
      The Intrepidista
      December 24, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      That’s awesome! I think I’ve only been to 5 of the US states. I really want to visit them though – they’re so big, beautiful and diverse. I especially want to go to Alaska. Have you been yet?

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