Everyone needs a bucket list, right? That list of the things that they must do before they “kick the bucket”. I started one a while ago and I just keep adding to it… and adding… and adding… The more I read and learn about the world, the more things I want to do!

It’s also nice to have a few things to look forward to, particularly if you’re not travelling right at that moment.

So here’s my list of all the things I’d love to do in my lifetime – and this is just at the moment; I’m sure it will grow.

  1. Visit Paris, people-watch while sipping an overpriced drink at a street-side cafe, go up the Eiffel Tower to get a view of the whole city
  2. See a musical on Broadway
  3. Go somewhere spontaneously – just turn up at an airport and pick a destination
  4. Climb a mountain like Kilimanjaro (Table Mountain is already ticked off, but I’d like to do something a little bigger!)
  5. Have a White Christmas
  6. Sleep under the stars in a desert
  7. Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  8. Trek the trail to Machu Picchu
  9. See the Northern Lights
  10. Attend a famous music festival
  11. Swim with sharks
  12. Ride a camel in the desert
  13. Eat sushi in Japan
  14. Live in another country (tick: Papua New Guinea, Argentina, USA)
  15. Learn how to scuba dive
  16. Travel overland through East Africa
  17. Ride a motorcycle or a bicycle across another country
  18. Trek to see mountain gorillas
  19. See turtles nesting
  20. Drive around Cuba in an old American car
  21. Take a road trip across the US
  22. Spend a month in a country learning a language (cheat: I spent two weeks in Nicaragua at a Spanish school; I lived in Argentina for almost two years)
  23. Sail from Panama to Colombia – after spending a little time in Panama City, this is the way I’d like to get down to Colombia
  24. Take the Trans-Siberian train across Russia
  25. Sail down the Nile in a felucca
  26. Sail down the Amazon River
  27. Hike the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea
  28. Smoke a hookah in the Middle East
  29. Experience Carnaval in South America
  30. Visit Uluru at sunset
  31. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  32. InterRail my way through Europe
  33. Visit the Grand Canyon
  34. Visit New Orleans
  35. Visit Petra, Jordan
  36. Set foot on all seven continents (or at least the six inhabited ones) – six down, just Antarctica to go!
  37. Become fluent in Spanish
  38. Visit a real blues bar in Chicago
  39. Travel India by train
  40. Visit Patagonia and travel across a glacier
  41. Take a boat up the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
  42. Watch a futbol game in South America
  43. See the Great Wall of China
  44. Go on safari (South Africa, November 2011)
  45. Learn to tango in Buenos Aires
  46. Have a beer at Oktoberfest
  47. Visit the Crocodile Festival in Ambunti, Papua New Guinea
  48. Go beach-hopping across the Greek Isles
  49. Sail around Turkey and Croatia
  50. Visit Timbuktu
  51. Visit Kathmandu
  52. Sing in front of a crowd
  53. Get scared at a Halloween Party in the US
  54. Be in Mexico for Dia de los Muertos
  55. Attempt to understand Darwinism on the Galapagos
  56. Get lost in the souks of Marrakesh, and munch on Moroccan food at the Djemaa El-Fna
  57. Become fluent in Arabic
  58. Go winery hopping in Argentina
  59. Laze away a few days in the Kerala backwaters
  60. Sip a cocktail at sunset in Zanzibar after spending a day exploring Stone Town
  61. Sled with huskies
  62. While away some time in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  63. Visit Ethiopia
  64. Safari through the Serengeti
  65. Visit my sponsor child in Malawi
  66. Drift in a canoe through the Okavango Delta, avoiding crocodiles and hippos
  67. Visit the Taj Mahal
  68. Spend a night in a castle
  69. Skydive
  70. Eat steak in Buenos Aires
  71. Spend some time in Spain, munching on tapas and enjoying siestas
  72. Be amazed at Iguazu Falls
  73. Beach hop around Brazil
  74. See the beauty and wonder of Angkor Wat
  75. Walk the Camino de Santiago
  76. Hot air balloon over Cappadocia
  77. Drive around Iceland
  78. Walk the Lost City Trek in Colombia
  79. Visit the Alhambra in Spain

Long list but I’m determined to get through it!