Bucket List

As our adventure draws closer, it is clear that many of the things on my "Bucket List" are out of our reach (literally - they are geographically out of reach) for this trip. I don't want to remove these things because I still hope to do them in the future, but I will divide them into two lists. One for our 2013 world tour...and one for the future.

Diving has become an important part of our travel experiences

2013 RTW Adventure Experience List
  • Complete a work or volunteer opportunity that involves animals and the environment
  • Scuba dive with whale sharks
  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu completed in March 2013
  • Visit the Galapagos completed in Feb. 2013!
  • Scuba dive with sea lions completed several times in Feb. 2013 (Galapagos)
  • Watch flamenco in Spain (Sevilla, March 2013)
  • Spend time in Croatia and visit the place my dad's family is from
  • Meet up with friends somewhere around the world (in Barcelona we stayed with a friend we met in the Galapagos, in Rome we had dinner with a friend we met in the Galapagos, and in Neuhofen, Austria we stayed with a friend we met in Toledo, Spain!)
  • Skydive again (and again)
  • Bungee jump again (with my husband this time!)
  • Spend a night (or five) in a treehouse
  • Take a hot air balloon ride in Turkey over Cappadocia (Goreme, Turkey, May 2013)
Future Travel Adventures Experience List


  1. I call this an ULTIMATE LIFE LIST (following a blog from Dannie, who coined this title). We have planned annual travel opportunities for the next 7 years then we hope to take at least 8 months off to go around the whole of Africa.

    You have a great list-lots of wonderful travel experiences. We share 3 similar goals-IGUAZU FALLS and MADAGASCAR.

    Croatia is a beautiful country, you will love it!

    Sft x

    1. I like your term for's way more uplifting than "Bucket List" when you really think about it! We are, in fact, stiving with each new adventure to create our "ultimate life" filled with amazing experiences. Thanks for the perspective...I may have to retitle this page ;-)

      I'm betting you will be getting to Madagascar soon as part of your African journey?? I am now following your blog and hope to read more about it!

      ~Explorer :)