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My Bucket List

People tell me all of the time that I have been everywhere and I always reply I feel like I haven’t been anywhere. I have been to 51 countries and 33 states. The world is a huge place and I’ve only seen 20% of it. My wanderlust has definitely gotten the best of me and I am on a lifelong mission to see as much of this world as humanly possible before I’m 50. At 50 and beyond I will spend the rest of my years visiting my favorites. A quick google search tells me that there are 196 countries in the world. This number varies widely given the number of disputed territories in the world, but if we accept the 196 that means to reach 196 countries by the age of 50 I would need to travel to 7.6 new countries every year. Totally doable, I think.

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The Pyramids of Giza, December 2009

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Hiking a glacier in Iceland, November 2013

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The North Rim of the Grand Canyon, July 2009

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Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side, January 2013

As a person who has been to a lot of places people often ask me what else do you want to see? My response is always, “I want to see EVERYTHING and go EVERYWHERE,” but I am now trying to distill that into a more concrete list. Below is the beginning of my bucket list. I’ve never sat down to do this, but here it is, in no particular order. Keep in mind I am not a very adventurous person so there will be no jumping out of planes or swimming with sharks!

  1. Northern lights
  2. Machu Picchu
  3. Salt fields in Bolivia
  4. Cruise down the Amazon
  5. The deserts of Namibia
  6. Clubbing in Lagos
  7. Great Wall of China
  8. See all 50 US states
  9. Antarctica
  10. San Andres, Colombia
  11. Victoria Falls
  12. The Himalayas
  13. One month in India
  14. Sri Lanka
  15. Yi Peng in Chaing Mai
  16. Angkor Wat
  17. Mekong Delta
  18. Myanmar
  19. Bhutan
  20. Timbuktu
  21. Aswan and Nubia, Egypt
  22. Savannah, Georgia
  23. Ice fishing in Alaska
  24. CUBA!!!!!!!!
  25. Back to Jamaica
  26. Photograph flamingos in Bonaire
  27. Mozambique
  28. Madagascar
  29. Patagonia
  30. Edinburgh
  31. Irish countryside
  32. Petra
  33. Sydney, Australia
  34. Easter Island
  35. The Galapagos Islands
  36. New Caledonia
  37. Nauru
  38. New Zealand
  39. Tasmania
  40. Space πŸ™‚

Please share in the comments the top three things on your bucket list.

This Post Has 6 Comments
  1. Back to Jamaica is always on the list! Ever since I heard jazz group Incognito song “Marrakech”, I’ve wanted to go there. Definitely would like to hit up some part of Africa.

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