Oh The Places You'll Go

The thing about bucket lists is they can easily become a board on your Pinterest page. And let's be real - my account probably has too many boards. Life should be an adventure and I'm determined to add to and attack this list head on - one location at a time...

NORTH AMERICA

  1. Experience North America's "Europe" in Montreal & Quebec City, Canada

  2. Ride surrey bikes through America's "First Resort Town" in Cape May, New Jersey

  3. Get "weird" in Austin, TX

  4. Experience an epic hike through Antelope Canyon, Arizona

  5. Sail out to and stay on Catalina Island, California

  6. Take an airboat ride (and hopefully see a croc or two) through the Everglades, Florida

  7. Go on a fall road trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains to Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

  8. Eat delicious lobster (and seafood in general), see amazing lighthouses, and experience the beauty of Acadia National Park, Maine

  9. Visit Mount McKinley/Denali National Park and take a wildlife cruise, Alaska

  10. Dogsled in Banff National Park, Canada

  11. Get the full effect of the 305, snorkel in Biscayne National Park, and drive to the Keys, Florida

  12. Have a mild freakout when my childhood comes to life in the Wizarding World of HP, Florida

  13. Overwhelm myself with all of the history, jazz, voodoo, Créole, architecture, and creepy cemeteries in Nola, Louisiana

  14. Go back in time and "Interview With A Vampire" on the Great Mississippi River Road, Louisiana

  15. Take a steamboat tour on the Mississippi River

  16. Have a Nicholas Sparks experience on the Outer Banks, walk in the steps of the Vanderbilts at the Biltmore Estate, and see the Great Smokey Mountains, North Carolina

  17. Walk into the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island

  18. Go to the end of the world (the end of NY's world) in Montauk, NY

  19. Get lost at the beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  20. Completely recharge and explore in America's most exotic place, Hawaii

EUROPE & RUSSIA

  1. Explore the fjords and see the Northern Lights from an igloo hotel in Norway

  2. Connect with nature through horseback riding in Landmannalaugar, the geyser Strokkur, get a 360 view at Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík, whale watch in Husavik, skidoo on the Langjokull glacier, climb through the Skaftafell Ice Cave in Vatnajökull National Park, relax in the Blue Lagoon in Grindavík, and go railless at Gullfoss Falls, Iceland

  3. Take a train between St. Petersburg and Moscow (while drinking vodka and eating caviar), Russia

  4. Get a complete immersion into the culture, landscape and food of Germany (while forcing myself to speak the language)

  5. Visit Austria and Switzerland during the beauty of winter (bonus points for learning how to ski in the Alps), 

  6. Take the meaning of green to another level in Scotland/Ireland/Wales

  7. Eat a crazy amount of pasta and drink an embarrassing amount of wine without feeling guilty (while experiencing a crazy amount of history and goregous coastline), Italy/Vactican City

  8. Experience a new level of luxury, French Riviera/Monaco

  9. Revisit the sobering past of the concentration camps, Eastern Europe (along with sites in the Netherlands and Germany)

  10. Lose myself (and potentially GOT freak out) on a road trip through Dubrovnik/Split/Hvar/Plitviče Lakes and others, Croatia

  11. Get a little romantic in France

  12. Ride a donkey, eat the freshest seafood possible, get lost in the streets and see the most beautiful sunset on the planet, Greece

  13. Embrace the art of the siesta, late night dinners, and the "living life to the fullest" culture of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain/Portugal

  14. See one of the most picturesque cities in Europe, and see how long I can hang with some of the most intense partiers in Europe, Czech Republi

OCEANIA

  1. Visit the Great Barrier Reef before it becomes even more degraded, Queensland, Australia

  2. Hold a koala and pet a kangaroo (because they're cute), Australia

  3. Take a cruise through the Yellow Waters Lagoon, Kaduku National Park, Australia

  4. BridgeClimb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a 360-degree view, Sydney, Australia

  5. Experience the sunset in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia (near Adelaide)

  6. Camel ride to Uluru and eat dinner in the darkness under the stars, Australia

  7. Take a surf lesson (once I can forget about sharks) at Bondi Beach, Australia

  8. Road trip along the Great Ocean Road, and drive by the 12 Apostles limestone stacks, Australia

  9. Booze it up at the Lark Distillery in Tasmania, and Barossa Valley Vineyard outside of Adelaide, Australia

  10. Actually see a performance inside the Sydney Opera House, Australia

  11. Take a boat ride through Milford Sound, the "Eighth Wonder of the World", New Zealand

  12. Get geothermal in Rotorua, New Zealand

  13. Peek through 44 Hobbit holes in the Hobbiton movie set, New Zealand

  14. Explore the 12-kilometer-long Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

  15. Swim with dolphins in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand

  16. Learn about the natives in Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua, New Zealand

  17. Hike to the top of Bob’s Peak in Queenstown, New Zealand

  18. Feed the stingrays at Tatapouri, New Zealand

AFRICA

  1. Brush up on ancient history in Cairo, Egypt

  2. Marvel at the only survivors of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World (the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza), Egypt

  3. Cruise down the Nile from Cairo to Luxor, Egyp

  4. Gape at the overwhelming structure of the Abu Simbel temples, Egypt

  5. See Egypt’s second largest & best-preserved temple, the Temple of Horus the Avenger, Egypt

  6. Travel back in time to Thebes, and walk along the Avenue of Sphinxes that connected the Temple of Luxor & the Temple of Karnak, Egypt

  7. Honor the wives of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Queens, Egypt

  8. Take the cableway to the top of Table Mountain for an unforgettable view of Cape Town, South Africa

  9. Walk by the water for stunning city views along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

  10. Sample South Africa’s premier wine estates in Cape Town's Winelands, South Africa

  11. Get up close and personal with nature at Giraffe Manor, Kenya

  12. Have a unique museum experience at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa

  13. Experience a piece of Nelson Mandela's life at Constitution Hill, South Africa

  14. Take a day or night wildlife drive through the Serengeti, Tanzania  

SOUTH AMERICA

  1. Wander through the ruins of Maccu Piccu, Peru

  2. Visit the city my sister was born in, Per

  3. Visit the former capital of the Inca Empire in Cusco, Peru

  4. Adventure through the Amazon (while avoiding anacondas), Brazil

  5. Trace my roots back to my birthplace, Brazil

  6. Wear a tiny bikini in Ipanema, Brazil

  7. Samba the night away in Copacabana, Brazil

  8. Travel to the top of Corcovado to Cristo Redentor, Brazil

  9. Cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning views of Rio, Brazil

  10. Find the roots of Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  11. Taste some of the best chocolate in the lake district of Bariloche, Argentina

  12. Come face-to-face with the mighty power of Iguazú Falls, Argentina

  13. Look way, way up at the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, Angel Falls, Venezuela

  14. Take things in from Darwin's perspective in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuado

ASIA

  1. See the world's largest religious monunment at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

  2. Step back 1,000s of year in time in the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Terracotta Army, China

  3. Hike along the man-made marvel that is the Great Wall of China

  4. Experience a cave city in Petra, Jordan

  5. See the meaning of true love at the Taj Mahal, Agra, India

  6. Have my breath taken away at one of the world's most beautiful sunrises at the ancient kingdom of Bagan, Myanmar

  7. Temple hop and ride elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

  8. Have my breath taken away during a sunset on Ko Samui, Thailand

  9. Walk through Lara Croft's shoes in Ta Prohm, Cambodia

  10. Celebrate the full moon in Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand

  11. Longtail boat tour by cliffs through some of the clearest waters I will ever see in Maya Bay, Thailand

  12. Have an awesome rooftop experience in Bangkok before heading out on an adventure, Thailand

  13. Marvel at the beauty of the Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao, Philippines

  14. Stare in wonder at the sky during the Yi Peng Lantern Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand