My Travel Bucket List

I’ve wanted to make a bucket list regarding my travels for a long time. By now, there are a lot of things I have done that would have been on my bucket list a couple of years ago. There will also be some stuff on it that I have done before but absolutely want to do again. White Water Rafting, for example. My last rafting trip must have been on the Zambezi in 2005 which was terrifying and amazing at the same time.

I will keep this list updated, adding items as I think of them and also adding links to all the stuff I have managed to do.


  • Visit the gorillas in Uganda/Rwanda
  • Visit the gorillas in Congo
  • See the churches in Ethiopia
  • Travel around the Serengeti
  • Visit the pyramids
  • Visit Luxor
  • Local living with the Masai
  • Travel from Cairo to Cape Town
  • Backpack through Mozambique
  • Make it to Sao Tome & Principe
  • Take drumming lessons in Ghana
  • Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Take part in the Voodoo festival in Benin


  • Travel along the Silk Road
  • Go snowboarding in Georgia (or go there in summer and visit the medieval cities)
  • Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
  • Visit Petra
  • Hike the Anapurna Circuit Trek
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp
  • Sunrise at Bagan, if possible seen from a hot air balloon
  • Stay in a temple in South Korea
  • Climb Mount Fuji
  • Conquer the plank walk on Mount Huashan
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • See the Sunday market in Kashgar
  • Explore Jerusalem
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Stay in a capsule hotel
  • Make it to North Korea
  • Ride a hot air balloon over Cappadocia
  • Visit Oman
  • Swim in the Dead Sea
  • Watch monks release lanterns during Loi Krathong
  • Watch camels wrestle in Turkey (January)


  • Snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef
  • Go snorkeling with whales
  • See the original bungee jumping in Vanuatu
  • Swim in Jellyfish Lake in Palau, Micronesia
  • Visit Papua New Guinea (so exotic and dangerous)


  • Volcano boarding
  • Relax at Caye Caulker
  • Climb the pyramids at Tikal
  • See the Panama Canal
  • Climb through the cloud forest’s canopy
  • Zip lining through the jungle
  • Swim with stingrays in the Cayman Islands (thank you, Lucy, for the inspiration)


  • Join a carnival party in Venice
  • Visit Greenland
  • Fly as far north as I can on a regular non-expedition flight (which will land me in Svalbard)
  • Visit all European countries
  • Explore the remains of Pompei
  • Make it to Tristan da Cunha (not sure how as I won’t survive two weeks on a ship crossing a South Atlantic – and which continent does this belong to, anyway?)
  • Go zip-lining through a mine (for example, in Wales)


  • Spend a night in the Fairmont Hotel in Quebec
  • See the Viking Settlement in Canada
  • Go surfing in Hawaii
  • Take a cruise on the Mississippi
  • Finally make it to Yosemite (I have been to California but there just wasn’t enough time to go here)
  • Roadtrip through Alaska


  • Island hopping around the Galapagos Islands
  • Hike the Inca Trail
  • Hike to South America’s southernmost point
  • Go on a cruise through Antarctica
  • Be brave enough to travel through Venezuela
  • See Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana, countries that seem to be overlooked by everyone
  • On that same note, visit Paraguay because it seems to be overlooked, too
  • Visit Easter Island
  • Eat steak in Buenos Aires
  • Ride a horse in Argentina without falling off
  • Hike the W in Patagonia
  • See a leopard
  • Visit the place where Che Guevara died
  • Join the carnival in Rio
  • Go hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro
  • Hike to the Ciudad Perdida in Colombia


  • Sleep in an ice hotel
  • Ride a dog sleigh
  • Go white water rafting
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Look down into an active volcano
  • Volunteer somewhere
  • See turtles hatch
  • Get a fish pedicure
  • Take a Flyboarding Jetpack Flight (I know this is probably stupid and it looks stupid but I just can’t help it)
  • Snorkel with Sea Turtles (for example in Maui, Hawaii)
  • Spend a night in a lighthouse
I couldn't keep Antarktica or it wouldn't fit on my screen anymore. But you get the idea.
I couldn’t keep Antarctica or it wouldn’t fit on my screen anymore. But you get the idea.

So what places do you think I should add to my bucket list? Do you have any suggestions for the continents where I could barely think of anything?

Thank you, Mapbox!

16 thoughts on “My Travel Bucket List

    1. Wow, this is really pretty. I should make a longer trip to Romania one day to see the country properly because all I’ve visited so far is the capital. I imagine the countryside to be really beautiful.

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    1. I have the next 20 years to travel like crazy and get the important ( to me ) places crossed off. In 20 yrs I’ll be 66. Certainly still capable of traveling but satisfied enough to slow it WAAAAYyyy down and enjoy where I’m at. Who knows where that’ll be? Certainly not me.

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