Welcome to my ever-growing, ever-changing bucket list!

It sounds a little cliché doesn’t it? A bucket list. But honestly, I much prefer that to boring old ‘things I want to do before I die’! Either way, a bucket list is about living your life to the fullest.

My bucket list has been a work in progress for years. I add to it, I delete things that aren’t relevant anymore (maybe I don’t want to learn Swahili anymore!) and try as much as I can to tick things off the list.

And what a feeling it is every time I get to tick something off the list and see what I’ve accomplished!

I’ll never be finished with my bucket list. I suspect this list will just keep growing and growing, because there are so many things that I want to do in this life!

Life’s too short for waiting around, so check out my list below and take as much inspiration as you like to get writing your own bucket list and ticking as many things off as you can!

TRAVEL BUCKET LIST

  1. 7 Continents (1 left)
  2. 100 Countries (28-ongoing)
  3. 32 Counties of Ireland (ongoing)
  4. Live in a foreign country
View of Dubai Marina from JLT
  1. Giraffe Manor in Kenya
  2. Skydive over The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  3. Fly business class ✔
  4. Fly first class
  5. South African Safari ✔
  6. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  7. Hike Everest Basecamp
  8. See the Dragon Blood Trees of Socotra
  9. See Victoria Falls ✔
  10. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  11. Attend the Monaco Grand Prix
  12. Sail around the Venetian Islands ✔
  13. Hike the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu
  14. Cruise Halong Bay ✔
  15. Visit Pompeii, Italy
  16. Ride on the Trans-Siberian railway
  17. See Siem Reap, Cambodia
  18. See the Pyramids in Egypt
  19. Go swimming in the Pink Lake Retba in Senegal
  20. Be a kid in Disneyland, Hong Kong
Disneyland Hong Kong
  1. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower ✔
  2. Trek to the North Pole
  3. Trek to the South Pole
  4. Ride the Orient Express
  5. Tour the Golden Triangle, India ✔
  6. See Rainbow Mountain, Peru
  7. Stay in the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
Stay at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel Singapore
On top of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
  1. Stay in the Ice Hotel, Sweden
  2. Ride in a Gondola, Venice ✔
  3. Visit Japan during cherry blossom season
  4. See the giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands
  5. Climb YuShan, Taiwan
  6. Tour through Vietnam
  7. Swim with whale sharks, Philippines
  8. Swing over rice fields, Bali ✔
  9. Stand behind Niagara Falls
  10. Go Island hopping, Thailand
  11. Get the train from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Russia
  12. Ride a train through the Rockies, Canada
  13. Experience vanlife around Australia
  14. Go off road driving in New Zealand
  15. Stay in a water villa, Maldives
  16. Do the Polar Plunge in Antarctica
Polar Plunge in Antarctica featured image
  1. Take a cable car in Langkawi, Malaysia ✔
  2. Visit the butterfly farm in Penang, Malaysia ✔
  3. Go in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey
  4. See a show on Broadway, New York ✔
  5. See a show in the West End, London ✔
  6. Climb a giant sand dune in Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan ✔
  7. Slide down the Great Wall of China
  8. Attend Carnival in Brazil
  9. Float in the Dead Sea, Jordan
Dead Sea Floating bucket list
Floating in the Dead Sea
  1. See the Northern Lights (attempted twice, work in progress)
  2. Travel Solo
  3. Travel with a stranger ✔
  4. Walk the Camino, Spain
  5. Visit Chiang Mai, Thailand
  6. Road trip Route 66 in a camper van
  7. Stay in a treehouse hotel in Thailand
  8. Gamble in Vegas ✔
  9. See the penguins in Antarctica
  10. Go to the top of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona ✔
  11. Attend a luau, Hawaii
  12. Hike to Wadi Shahab in Oman
  13. Hike the Stairway To Heaven, Fermanagh, Ireland
  14. Visit the black sand beach in Iceland
  15. Trek through the Amazon
  16. Take a fight without knowing the destination
  17. Take the Ella Train, Sri Lanka
  18. Travel to space!

ADVENTURE BUCKET LIST

  1. Take a cruise ✔
  2. Abseil down a waterfall
  3. River tracing
  4. Heli-skiing
  5. Zipline
World's longest zipline
Flying over JBR and Dubai Marina
  1. Ride in a hot Air Balloon ✔
  2. Stay in a castle
  3. Bathe in hot springs ✔
  4. See a Coral Reef
  5. Stay in a treehouse hotel
  6. Dune bashing in the desert ✔
2-day Dubai itinerary - Dunebashing in the desert
Dune bashing in Dubai’s desert
  1. Climb a mountain ✔
  2. Climb a volcano
  3. Ride a jet ski
  4. Ride a Segway ✔
  5. Ride in a helicopter ✔
  6. Get a tattoo ✔
  7. Camp on the snow
Music Tattoo
My musical notes tattoo
  1. Get a bamboo tattoo
  2. Get a piercing ✔
  3. Zorbing
  4. Rock climbing
  5. Extreme hiking
  6. Sleep on the side of a mountain
  7. Sleep in a tent ✔
  8. Sleep in a yurt
  9. Swim in a crater ✔
  10. Cliff jump
  11. Take a horse drawn carriage
  12. Drink in an Ice Bar
Ice Bar in Lapland
  1. Glamping
  2. Paragliding
  3. Swim in the ocean ✔
  4. Stand under a waterfall ✔
  5. Swim in a cave
  6. Parasailing
  7. Kitesurfing
  8. Spelunking
  9. Indoor skydiving
  10. Paddle-boarding
  1. Skiing
  2. Cross Country Skiing ✔
  3. Snowboarding
  4. Snowmobiling ✔
  5. Flyboarding
  6. Water-skiing
  7. Skydive
Skydiving over the palm, Dubai
Skydiving in Dubai
  1. Travel in a submarine
  2. Travel in a tuk tuk ✔
  3. Wakeboarding
  4. Kayaking ✔
  5. Snorkelling ✔
  6. Swim with dolphins
  7. Swim with sea turtles
  8. Swim with manatees
  9. Get up close to an elephant ✔
  10. Hold a hawk ✔
  11. Whitewater Rafting
  12. Attend the Olympic Games
  13. Attend Burning Man
  14. Attend Coachella
  15. Attend Glastonbury
  16. Attend Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  17. Climb Sydney Harbor Bridge
  18. Hold a snake ✔
  19. Hold a monkey ✔
Hanging out with this cutie in India
  1. Edge Walk CN Tower, Canada
  2. Walk underwater ✔
  3. Sail a boat between two countries
  4. Drive a F1 car
  5. Ice Skating ✔
  6. Paintballing
  7. Walk across a rope bridge ✔
  8. Lay in a sensory deprivation tank
  9. Sleep under the stars ✔
  10. Take a surfing lesson
  11. Hold a tarantula

FITNESS BUCKET LIST

  1. Run 5k ✔
  2. Run 10k
  3. Run a half marathon
  4. Run a marathon
  5. Learn how to box ✔
  6. Do a Tough Mudder
  7. Achieve my target weight
  8. Achieve my ideal fitness level
  9. Summit Kilimanjaro
  10. Take Yoga classes
  11. Be able to do 10 push ups ✔
  12. Be able to do 10 pull ups
  13. Take a pole fitness class

ENTERTAINMENT BUCKET LIST

  1. Be in a TV commercial ✔
  2. Be an extra in a movie ✔
  3. Be in a musical ✔
Musical theatre
One of my theatre shows I’ve been involved in
  1. Be in a play ✔
  2. Be part of a flashmob ✔
  3. Write a song ✔
  4. Perform said song on stage ✔
  5. Be in a band ✔
  6. Attend a film premier
  7. Meet Counting Crows ✔
  8. Meet Foo Fighters
  9. Be a street performer ✔
  10. Be on a podcast
  11. Be on a radio show ✔
  12. Dance on a bar ✔
  13. Get hypnotized
  14. See a TED Talk live

DEVELOPMENT BUCKET LIST

  1. Learn Spanish
  2. Learn how to build a website ✔
  3. Start a business ✔
  4. Help someone start their own business ✔
  5. Write a blog ✔
  6. Write a book
  7. Get published
  8. Learn a musical instrument (6 and counting) ✔
Playing guitar
Yep, I’m a leftie!
  1. Take a photography class
  2. Take a pottery class
  3. Take a painting class
  4. Learn how to sew
  5. Learn how to meditate ✔
  6. Learn sign language
  7. Be someone’s mentor ✔

CHARITABLE BUCKET LIST

  1. Raise money for charity ✔
  2. Start a charity
  3. Volunteer at an orphanage ✔
Liv Village
Volunteering at LIV VIllage, Durban
  1. Volunteer at an elephant sanctuary
  2. Help build a house
  3. Volunteer at an animal shelter

FINANCIAL BUCKET LIST

  1. Be debt free
  2. Get paid to travel
  3. Save enough for a house deposit
  4. Have financial freedom
  5. Create a passive income ✔
  6. Earn 6 figures a year
  7. Invest in the stock market

PERSONAL BUCKET LIST

  1. Do something that scares me ✔
  2. Be a bridesmaid
  3. Go on a blind date
  4. Adopt a child
  5. Get married
  6. Own my own home
  7. Rescue a dog
  8. Become a grandparent
  9. Own an investment property

MISCELLANEOUS BUCKET LIST

  1. Flip a house
  2. Build a tiny house
  3. Attend Comicon
  4. See a Cirque du Soleil show ✔
  5. Play in an escape room
  6. Take part in a scavenger hunt ✔
  7. Go speed dating
  8. Collect 50 Hard Rock Café Tshirts (32 and counting)
  9. Bet on a horse ✔
  10. Get ordained