My Bucket List

As part of the awe-inspiring Publishing Team at Red Letter Days, I’ve been involved in organising a series of once in a life time experiences for lucky bloggers involved in our Bucket List campaign. So it was this that has inspired me to come up with a bucket list of my own!

After all, life is short, so it’s time to grasp the bull by the horns and experience the things I want to experience! From travel and gut-wrenching adrenaline activities to a few more sensible “adult” goals, here are all the things I strive to achieve before I pop my clogs:


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  1. Travel solo 
  2. Take a city break in Budapest / Rome / Edinburgh / Dublin/ Prague / Copenhagen / Barcelona / Amsterdam / Bruges / Krakow / Bath
  3. Revisit India  (lived there as a child)
  4. Take a posey tourist photo in front of the Taj Mahal, revisit my old apartment building, visit the Pink City (Jaipur), see a tiger in the wild at Ranthambore National Park
  5. Take part in Holi festival in India 
  6. Visit Sri Lanka… again
  7. Volunteer at an elephant sanctuary (a genuine one)
  8. Travel around New Zealand
  9. Travel around Australia
  10. Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  11. Spend New Years Eve in Sydney
  12. Backpack around South East Asia – Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines
  13. Attend a Full Moon Party
  14. Go on an African Safari
  15. Travel around the U.S.: L.A., San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York….again (now I’m over 21)
  16. Stand at the edge of the Grand Canyon and look down 
  17. Visit Iceland
  18. Swim in the Blue Lagoon
  19. Explore Costa Rica
  20. See Singapore’s sky gardens
  21. Spot wildlife in the Galapagos Islands
  22. Trek up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  23. Visit Lap Land in full Christmas mode – huskies, reindeer and maybe even Santa!
  24. Relax in stunning locations: Santorini, the Maldives, Mauritius, the Carribean
  25. Go on an alcohol fuelled girls holiday
  26. Ride in a Gondola in Venice
  27. See the Northern Lights
  28. Island hop around Croatia
  29. Put a love lock on Pont Des Arts Bridge in Paris
  30. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain
  31. Go on a river cruise through the Amazon
  32. Go to the carnival of Rio de Janeiro
  33. Explore the souks of Marrakech 
  34. Drink at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin
  35. See the brown bears in Canada
  36. Visit the Roman Baths


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  1. Do a sky dive
  2. Go skiing
  3. Ride in a hot air balloon
  4. Go ice skating
  5. Go water skiing
  6. Go surfing
  7. Go camping / glamping
  8. Go cliff diving
  9. Do a silly water sport  (banana boat, inflatable ride)
  10. Go white water rafting
  11. Climb a mountain


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  1. Go to a music festival 
  2. Go to Glastonbury
  3. Dance my way around Notting Hill Carnival
  4. Attend the Olympics
  5. Attend Wimbledon
  6. Attend a football match
  7. Skinny dip
  8. Become good at pub quizzes
  9. Tour a vineyard
  10. Do a charity run
  11. Go to Disney World 
  12. Go to a Christmas market…abroad
  13. Go punting in Cambridge
  14. Spend a day at the races
  15. Be a tourist in London
  16. See a real life Panda
  17. Go to an outdoors cinema
  18. Go to a roller disco
  19. Go to an ice bar
  20. Build a snow fort


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  1. Live in London (even if it’s only for a year or two)
  2. Buy a house…probably not in London (thanks, extortionate housing market!)
  3. Learn a new language (or at least try)
  4. Get a degree
  5. Learn to drive
  6. Live abroad  again
  7. Go Vegetarian
  8. Get a tattoo
  9. Dye my hair a bright colour
  10. Get a pet
  11. Adopt a rescue dog
  12. Volunteer at a dog shelter
  13. Secure my dream job
  14. Get married
  15. Have kids

3 thoughts on “My Bucket List

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi. You’ve got some great ideas there…. some of which I did on my ’40 things to do before I turn 40′ list, like go to Iceland (amazing!!), visit an Ice Bar (the one in London). You’ve inspired me so I hope it’s okay if I add a couple of your to my ‘list of experiences’ page as I’m now blogging about ’50 list’!!!


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