My travel bucket list

My travel bucket list

Though I have been considerably fortunate to have experienced over 90 destinations around the world, there is so much to be seen. Truthfully, my chances of accomplishing everything are tremendously slim. That however, is part of the fun. Travelling isn’t about getting somewhere, it’s about going there. The Hawaiians have a word which describes this perfectly: holoholo. Hawaiians say “lets go holoholo” when embarking on a long day at the beach or blissfully cruising around the islands. There is no set destination or aim besides leisure and pleasure. This is a mantra I very much identify with. I don’t count countries, I count experiences.

These are the places and things my heart is bursting to see, do and hear. So, if anyone has doubts about what to get me for my birthday (hint hint, it’s in July), search no more. So without further ado (and in no particular order) I present my travel bucket list, ever growing and ever outlandish.

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  1. Rio Carnival
  2. Swim inside a volcano
  3. Play with penguins in Patagonia
  4. See the Northern Lights
  5. Visit a cat cafe
  6. See the ballet at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
  7. Walk the Great Wall of China
  8. See pink flamingos in Aruba
  9. Take a tram ride in Lisbon
  10. Ride the night train from Moscow to St. Petersburg
  11. Visit Red Square
  12. See the splendid rooms in the “winter palace” Hermitage museum
  13. Say ‘Bula’ to an actual Fijian in Fiji
  14. Spend St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin
  15. Catch a star at Vadhoo Island’s Sea of Stars
  16. Island hop in The Maldives
  17. Ride a chicken bus in Central AmericaClub Elsewhere - travel writing websites - my travel bucket list ideas -Rosie Bell travel writer
  18. Go on an African safari
  19. Marvel at the Egyptian Pyramids
  20. Lay on the white sand on Zlatni rat, Croatia
  21. Hop on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia
  22. Ride in a drop top on a U.S. highway with our arms in the air
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  23. Go dipping at The Semuc Champey Lagoons in Guatemala
  24. Play with perspectives at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  25. Tango on a Buenos Aires Street
  26. Consume copious amounts of ceviche in Peru
  27. Find oasis at Huacachina
  28. See in the New Year on Copacabana beach
  29. Island hop between the San Blas islands in Panama
  30. Drink a beer stein in Munich
  31. Experience New York at Christmas time
  32. Pool party in Miami
  33. Visit a Tokyo fish market
  34. Swim at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool
  35. Throw water balloons at Songkran festival in Thailand
  36. Relax at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali
  37. Go dune bashing in the Middle Eastern Desert 
  38. Hang at Ernest Hemingway’s spot, Le Bodeguita del Medio in Havana
  39. Ride an ATV
  40. Sail around Poole Harbour
  41. Wander around the coves in the Algarve
  42. Spot a pretty blue-eyed toucan in Costa Rica
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  43. See Japan’s Wisteria flower tunnel
  44. Meet Okinawa’s ever-playful grannies
  45. Ride The Wave in Arizona
  46. Have a Sunday Funday in San Juan Del Sur
  47. Check out Filthy Friday in Bocas del Toro
  48. Go whitewater rafting
  49. Climb the Haiku ‘Stairway to Heaven’ stairs in Hawaii
  50. Try some scorching red peppers in Mexico
  51. Hug an elephant
  52. Visit the Costa Rican cloud forests
  53. Enjoy a hearty Bendeja Paisa in Antioquia, Colombia
  54. Attend a drum circle party at Maui nudist haven, Little Beach
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  55. Go to Coachella finally
  56. Hide at Hidden Beach in the Marietas Islands near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  57. Swing the hours away in Bacalar
  58. Pose in front of the Burj Al Arab
  59. Stroll down Fifth Avenue during one of it’s famed parades
  60. Take a sunset cruise from Waikiki Beach
  61. See the lighting of the Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square
  62. Enjoy the Eiffel Tower twinkling at night
  63. Have the world’s best juicy steak at Peter Luger in Williamsburg
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  64. Make a wish at Rome’s Trevi fountain
  65. Visit the Grand Canyon
  66. Gamble in Vegas
  67. Hang out at Trolltunga by Lake Ringedalsvatnet, Norway
  68. See what life is like on all seven continents
  69. Ride in a horse and carriage
  70. Take a trip solo
  71. Receive a fresh lei
  72. Take a cooking course in Italy
  73. Ride a gondola in Venice
  74. Take it easy with the surfers on the beach in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  75. Witness a rainbow sunset over the Pacific OceanClub Elsewhere - Stories for and by The World Curated by Rosie Bell Travel Writer - 13 unique facts about Hawaii
  76. Experience a Swedish midsummer
  77. Watch the running of the bulls (from a safe distance) in Pamplona
  78. Horseback ride on the beach
  79. Take a funny photo at the leaning tower of Pisa
  80. Attend a Latin American music festival
  81. Go to a reggaeton concert
  82. Finally catch a live performance from Cultura Profética
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  83. Catch a glimpse of a pink dolphin
  84. See a kangaroo
  85. Splash about at the Atlantis The Palm Aquaventure park
  86. Spend a day at the inside out Georges Pompidou museum in Paris
  87. Visit Mona Lisa at the Louvre
  88. Get wet at Niagara Falls
  89. Hitchhike somewhere
  90. Visit Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘apartment’ in New York City
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  91. Go to Buñol for La Tomatina
  92. Try cockroaches as a delicacy in South East Asia
  93. Float along Halong Bay
  94. See a show on Broadway
  95. Retreat to a yoga retreat in Costa Rica
  96. Zipline over a cloud forest
  97. Paraglide with a friend
  98. Walk up Rio’s famous yellow stairs, Escadaria Selarón
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  99. Pose in front of the Hollywood sign
  100. Meet the wild and wacky on Venice beach
  101. Look out over Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  102. Get food from sold straight from a wall in Holland
  103. Party during Sant Joan Festival, Barcelona
  104. See the superstar DJs at the decks in Ibiza
  105. See Mannekin Pis doing his thing in Brussels
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  106. Marvel at the Pamukkale Hot Springs in Turkey
  107. Eat kimchi in South Korea
  108. Go to a K-Pop concert
  109. Go fishing and actually catch something
  110. Visit the Guinness factory in Dublin
  111. Stand up paddle board
  112. Watch a film in an open-air theatre
  113. Attend a movie premiere
  114. Take in the beauty of the Côte d’Azur
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  115. Learn the Hula
  116. Make a purchase at Vietnam’s floating market
  117. Meet a camel
  118. Enjoy raclette in Switzerland
  119. Walk along Brooklyn Bridge
  120. Eat a sushi burrito
  121. See the moon rise
  122. Learn how to belly dance
  123. Stroll along Bahamas’ pink sand beach
  124. Walk the Bohol North sandbar
  125. Pinch myself at Jericoacoara National Park, Brazil
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  126. Bathe in the blue lagoon in Iceland
  127. Greet the little mermaid in Copenhagen
  128. Enjoy a delicious Smørrebrød in Denmark
  129. Wear a dirndl at Oktoberfest in Munich
  130. Try Bacalhau à Brás in Portugal
  131. Enjoy the June Santo Antonio festivities in Lisbon
  132. Get sprayed at Niagara falls
  133. Picnic at Parc Champ de Mars by the Eiffel Tower
  134. Find Roy Liechtenstein’s Girl with ball at MoMA
  135. Have what Sally had at Katz deli in Manhattan
  136. Pillow fight in Washington Square Park
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  137. Feel the heat at Fosso Bianco hot springs in Siena, Italy
  138. Write a book on travel and happiness
  139. Live in Panama City, Panama
  140. Visit one of Pablo Escobar’s 500 properties in Colombia
  141. Watch a live football match in a South American stadium
  142. Spend a day on an uninhabited/ deserted island
  143. Jump off a diving board
  144. Lodge in a resort with over-water bungalows
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  145. Give workshops to inspire people to travel
  146. Write a travel article for a large international publication
  147. Take my Ipanemas to Ipanema Beach
  148. Enjoy the colourful streets of Curacao

 

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Rosie Bell is an international travel writer, author of the book “Escape To Self”, and Content Editor for Club Elsewhere. Follow her on Instagram @TheBeachBell.

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