Jen’s Travel Bucket List

No travel blog is complete without a bucket list so I’ve started mine and Russ has a homework assignment to work on his list.  It will be interesting to see how much overlap (or lack thereof) there is in our lists.  Finnegan is a bit young to create his own list, but he does mention places he wants to visit from time to time so we will start a list for him as well.  Since Declan is only able to utter short phrases at this time, he’s stuck going wherever we drag him.

Here is my initial list with more to come:

1.)    Go on a small cruise through the Galapagos

2.)    Swim with a manatee

3.)    Visit Rwanda or Uganda to see the gorillas

4.)    Go on a Camel trek in the Sahara


5.)    See the Northern Lights

6.)    Go on a safari – completed August 2004 (honeymoon)

7.)    Take my boys on an African safari

8.)    Stay a night in Giraffe Manor (Kenya)


9.)    Buy a Moroccan rug or wedding blanket in a market in Morocco

10.) Visit the Great Pyramids in Egypt

11.) Machu Picchu (completed 2006)

12.)  Stand in front of the Taj Mahal


13.)  Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef (completed 2009)

14.)  Walk on the Great Wall of China

15.)  Tour the ancient city of Petra

16.) Sail around the Greek Islands

17.)  Visit Japan during cherry blossom season

18.) Stay in an over water bungalow in the Maldives


19.) Trek in New Zealand

20.) Snorkel with a whale shark

21.)  See an orangutan in the wild

22.)  Explore Bali on bike


23.) Soak in the Dead Sea

24.) Stand next to a giant Redwood Tree (completed 2012)

25.) Admire Saint Basil’s Cathedral up close

26.)  Hike in Bhutan

27.) Sail on a junk through Halong Bay halong-8

28.) Venice canal tour

29.) Hang with tribes in Papua New Guinea

Huli Tribe, Papua New Guinea

30.) Visit Paris with my honey (I’ve been a few times, but Russ has never been)

31.)  Rent a villa with a group of friends (preferably in Italy)

32.) Swim with the pigs in the Bahamas

33.) Stay on a dude ranch

34.) Visit the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde

35.) Take a picture with the Moai at Easter Island


36.) See Glow Worms in the Waitomo Caves in New Zealand

37.) Tour the temples of Angkor Wat (complete 2011)

To be continued…………….

Once Russ drafts his list, we will create a new page where we will continue to update our lists over time in case you need some travel inspiration (or want to make us jealous by checking these off your list first).

What destinations or travel experiences are on your bucket list?


3 thoughts on “Jen’s Travel Bucket List

  1. I’ve been reading a lot of bucket lists lately and have drafted a several times in the past: travel bucket list and things to do bucket list. Hmmm… Reading other people’s list is very inspiring and tends for us to be more creative.
    Oh, in the Taj Mahal, apparently there is a Diana chair (where the late Princess D sat) and the guide we had before asked us to sit like the way Diana did. What I was asked to do was weird and was more suitable for the beach. Not Diana-ish, I must say! 🙂


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