One of my goals for this year is to write a blog post every month. Just one blog a month. It shouldn’t be that hard – that’s what I tell myself anyway. But sometimes it is. This isn’t the blog post I planned on writing this month, but sometimes you read or see something so inspiring, you can’t ignore it.

Over the weekend, I read this blog post by one of my favourite travel bloggers, and I realised that I too have started several bucket lists, on scraps of paper here or there, or in my notes, but I’ve never completed one.

Here is my ultimate bucket list – a work in progress that I plan to keep coming back to and updating as a tick things off and add more to it:

Things I Want to do:

* Hike Machu Picchu

* Visit the Galapagos (I wanted to go and see lonely George before he died, but unfortunately I missed the boat on that)

* See Gorillas in the DR Congo

* Visit Warner Bros Harry Potter studio in London

* Visit Disneyland in America and Tokyo

* Explore all of Texas

* Visit the Scottish isles including; Harris, Orkney, Skye, Shetland

* Spend NYE at Hogmanay in Edinburgh

* Visit more of Eastern Europe and the Nordics

* Go to Festival Internacional de Benicassim (Spain)

* Go to Glastonbury festival (UK)

* Go to Tomorrowland (Belgium)

* Visit Cuba before it changes (too much)

* Travel the whole of South America

* Explore Cape Town

* Climb table mountain

* Work with sloths

* Take a cycling holiday

* See the Statue of Liberty

* See Britney Spears perform in Las Vegas

* Visit the demilitarised zone (South Korea)

* Float in the Dead Sea

* Go to Iran

* Go inter railing through Europe

* Visit Easter island

* Explore Fiji and the Pacific islands

* Take the Trans Siberian Express

* See icebergs

* Visit Greenland

* Go to Mexico for Day of the Dead

* Travel Route 66

* Go to Lollapalooza (Chicago)

* Go inside a volcano (eeak)

* See the Northern Lights

* See puffins in Iceland

* Go on a bird watching holiday in Costa Rica

* Take a Safari in South Africa

* Go on a food tour of New York

* Drive the west coast of Australia

* Spend time at a yoga camp in India

* Watch a film at an outdoor cinema

* Go to a midnight screening at the cinema

* Spend some time in Canada

* Visit Alaska

* Live in the woods

* See Orang-utans in Borneo

* Go on a food tour of Italy

* Walk the Jurassic coastline

* Island hop around Greece

* Visit the salt flats in Bolivia

* Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat

* What the balloons over Bagan

* Go to Patagonia

Things I can tick off:

* Paddle boarding (New Zealand)

* Eat a Fergburger in Queenstown

* Visit Hobbiton

* Take a Lord of the Rings tour

* Spend NYE in Dublin

* Walk an elephant (Thailand)

* Volunteer with giant pandas in China

* Explore Seoul

* Swim with dolphins (New Zealand)

* Watch little blue penguins run up the beach (Dunedin)

* Ziplining (Costa Rica, Thailand, Croatia)

* Go zorbing (UK)

* See a sloth in the wild (Costa Rica)

* Climb mount Batur and watch the sunrise (Bali)

* Camp along the Great Wall of China and watch the sunrise/sunset

* See Niagara falls (Canada)

* Visit Venice and eat real Italian gelato and pizza

* Sail the Croatian islands on a yacht

* Go to Ultra festival (Croatia)

* Go to Exit festival (Serbia)

* Surfing in Cornwall (UK)

* Whale watching (New Zealand)

* Spend NYE at a festival (Rhythm & Vines, New Zealand)

* Get the bullet train (Japan)

* Visit the Arenal volcano (Costa Rica)

* Take part in sea turtle conservation (Costa Rica)

* See albatross (New Zealand)

* Take a train journey through Switzerland

* Party in the ruin bars of Budapest

* Live in London

* Sea kayaking (Croatia)

* Stargazing (New Zealand)

I plan to keep coming back to this post, to update the things I’ve done and to expand my bucket list. Do you have any suggestions for my bucket list?

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