My travel bucket list

My travel bucket list

Though I have been considerably fortunate to have experienced over 90 destinations around the world, so much remains 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. Watch tango dancers on a Buenos Aires Street
  26. Enjoy a fine steak in Argentina
  27. Board Salta’s Train to the Clouds
  28. Consume copious amounts of ceviche in Peru
  29. Find oasis at Huacachina
  30. See in the New Year on Copacabana beach
  31. Island hop between the San Blas islands in Panama
  32. Drink a beer stein in Munich
  33. Experience New York at Christmas time
  34. Pool party in Miami
  35. Visit a Tokyo fish market
  36. Swim at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore infinity pool
  37. Throw water balloons at Songkran festival in Thailand
  38. Relax at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali
  39. Go dune bashing in the Middle Eastern Desert 
  40. Hang at Ernest Hemingway’s spot, Le Bodeguita del Medio in Havana
  41. Ride an ATV
  42. Sail around Poole Harbour
  43. Wander around the coves in the Algarve
  44. Spot a pretty blue-eyed toucan in Costa Rica

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  45. See Japan’s Wisteria flower tunnel
  46. Meet Okinawa’s ever-playful grannies
  47. Ride The Wave in Arizona
  48. Have a Sunday Funday in San Juan Del Sur
  49. Check out Filthy Friday in Bocas del Toro
  50. Go whitewater rafting
  51. Climb the Haiku ‘Stairway to Heaven’ stairs in Hawaii
  52. Try some scorching red peppers in Mexico
  53. Hug an elephant
  54. Visit the Costa Rican cloud forests
  55. Enjoy a hearty Bendeja Paisa in Antioquia, Colombia
  56. Attend a drum circle party at Maui nudist haven, Little Beach

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  57. Go to Coachella finally
  58. Hide at Hidden Beach in the Marietas Islands near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  59. Swing the hours away in Bacalar
  60. Pose in front of the Burj Al Arab
  61. Stroll down Fifth Avenue during one of it’s famed parades
  62. Take a sunset cruise from Waikiki Beach
  63. See the lighting of the Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square
  64. Enjoy the Eiffel Tower twinkling at night
  65. Have the world’s best juicy steak at Peter Luger in Williamsburg

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  66. Make a wish at Rome’s Trevi fountain
  67. Visit the Grand Canyon
  68. Gamble in Vegas
  69. Hang out at Trolltunga by Lake Ringedalsvatnet, Norway
  70. See what life is like on all seven continents
  71. Ride in a horse and carriage
  72. Take a trip solo
  73. Receive a fresh lei
  74. Take a cooking course in Italy
  75. Ride a gondola in Venice
  76. Take it easy with the surfers on the beach in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  77. Witness a rainbow sunset over the Pacific Ocean

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  78. Experience a Swedish midsummer
  79. Watch the running of the bulls (from a safe distance) in Pamplona
  80. Horseback ride on the beach
  81. Take a funny photo at the leaning tower of Pisa
  82. Attend a Latin American music festival
  83. Go to a reggaeton concert
  84. Finally catch a live performance from Cultura Profética

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  85. Catch a glimpse of a pink dolphin
  86. See a kangaroo
  87. Splash about at the Atlantis The Palm Aquaventure park
  88. Spend a day at the inside out Georges Pompidou museum in Paris
  89. Visit Mona Lisa at the Louvre
  90. Get wet at Niagara Falls
  91. Hitchhike somewhere
  92. Visit Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘apartment’ in New York City

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  93. Go to Buñol for La Tomatina
  94. Float along Halong Bay
  95. Try cockroaches as a delicacy in South East Asia
  96. See a show on Broadway
  97. Retreat to a yoga retreat in Costa Rica
  98. Zipline over a cloud forest
  99. Paraglide with a friend
  100. Walk up Rio’s famous yellow stairs, Escadaria Selarón

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  101. Pose in front of the Hollywood sign
  102. Meet the wild and wacky on Venice beach
  103. Look out over Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  104. Get food from sold straight from a wall in Holland
  105. Party during Sant Joan Festival, Barcelona
  106. Give and get flowers during Sant Jordi in Spain
  107. See the superstar DJs at the decks in Ibiza
  108. See Mannekin Pis doing his thing in Brussels

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  109. Marvel at the Pamukkale Hot Springs in Turkey
  110. Eat kimchi in South Korea
  111. Go to a K-Pop concert
  112. Go fishing and actually catch something
  113. Visit the Guinness factory in Dublin
  114. Stand up paddle board
  115. Watch a film in an open-air theatre
  116. Attend a movie premiere
  117. Take in the beauty of the Côte d’Azur

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  118. Learn the Hula
  119. Make a purchase at a floating market
  120. Meet a camel
  121. Enjoy raclette in Switzerland
  122. Walk along Brooklyn Bridge
  123. Eat a sushi burrito
  124. See the moon rise
  125. Learn how to belly dance
  126. Stroll along Bahamas’ pink sand beach
  127. Walk the Bohol North sandbar
  128. Pinch myself at Jericoacoara National Park, Brazil

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  129. Bathe in the blue lagoon in Iceland
  130. Greet the little mermaid in Copenhagen
  131. Enjoy a delicious Smørrebrød in Denmark
  132. Wear a dirndl at Oktoberfest in Munich
  133. Try Bacalhau à Brás in Portugal
  134. Enjoy the June Santo Antonio festivities in Lisbon
  135. Get sprayed at Niagara falls
  136. Picnic at Parc Champ de Mars by the Eiffel Tower
  137. Find Roy Liechtenstein’s Girl with ball at MoMA
  138. Have what Sally had at Katz deli in Manhattan
  139. Pillow fight in Washington Square Park

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  140. Feel the heat at Fosso Bianco hot springs in Siena, Italy
  141. Write a book on travel and happiness (get ‘Escape to Self‘ here)
  142. Live in Panama City, Panama
  143. Visit one of Pablo Escobar’s 500 properties in Colombia
  144. Watch a live football match in a South American stadium
  145. Spend a day on an uninhabited/ deserted island
  146. Jump off a diving board
  147. Lodge in a resort with over-water bungalows

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  148. Give workshops to inspire people to travel
  149. Write a travel article for a large international publication
  150. Take my Ipanemas to Ipanema Beach
  151. Enjoy the colourful streets of Curacao

 

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