My North America Itinerary & Goals


The final countdown is officially on and I'm going on my first ever trip to North America in just over two weeks!

As you can imagine I'm extremely excited and I'm also very busy during this time - February has been the busiest month for me. I flew to Auckland twice, spent a week in Tauranga and my best friend is coming to stay for a week soon.

We only received our shipping container full of household stuff at the end of January, so we still haven't fully unpacked yet or completed setting up our new place.

All of this while organising my big trip and searching for work in each place has unfortunately left writing for my blog in the backseat.

But I thought I could at least update you a bit before I go away and tell you what I have coming up for my next big travel adventures, including goals for each place.

Here is a map of everywhere I'm going to over the space of four weeks in March and April:


Itinerary


• Thursday 8 - Sunday 11 March (4 nights)

Los Angeles, California 


On the Agenda:

- Disneyland!
- We Love LA full day tour
- Museum of Art
- Farmers Market
- Soak up Cali vibes
- Try all those iconic American food places (Shake Shack, Taco Bell, Cinnabon etc.)


Goals:

- Get a photo with the Hollywood sign
- Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Visit Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier
- Have a blast at Disneyland



• Monday 12 - Thursday 15 March (4 nights):

Las Vegas, Nevada 


On the Agenda:

- Grand Canyon day trip
- Cirque du Soleil show
- Hike in the Valley of Fire (with Outdoor Travel Tours)
- Visit Hard Rock Cafe
- Las Vegas food tour (with Taste Tours)


Goals:

- Gamle in Las Vegas!
- See the Bellagio fountain show
- Get a photo with the LV sign 
- Helicopter over the Grand Canyon
- See a show in Vegas



• Friday 16 - Monday 19 March (4 nights): 

Chicago, Illinois 


On the Agenda:

- St Patrick's Day celebrations
- Pizza tour
- River skyline tour
- Walking city tour


Goals:

- Get a photo with the Bean
- See the green river on Paddy's Day
- See the amazing skyline from the river
- Eat aaaall the pizza



• Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 March (5 nights)

Ottawa, Ontario 


On the Agenda:

- Stay with friends
- Visit Parliament Hill
- Museum of History
- Parc Omega
- Stay for the weekend in Quebec City (unconfirmed)


Goals:

- See Canadian animals
- Stuff yourself silly with poutine and maple syrup
- See snow?
- Learn some Canadian history



• Sunday 25 - Friday 30 March (6 nights)

New York City, New York 


On the Agenda:

- Central Park
- Top of the Rock
- Full day NYC tour with New York Tour 1
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play Parts 1 & 2 (woohoo!)
- Empire State Building
- Times Square
- One World Trade Center
- Statue of Liberty
- Ice skating at Rockefeller Center
- Greenwich food tour
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Gossip Girl tour
- Natural History Museum


Goals:

- Do all of the above
- Get some amazing photos
- See Harry Potter on Broadway!
- Eat NY pizza and hotdogs
- Master the subway
- Visit iconic sights from Home Alone, GG, Friends etc.



• Saturday 31 - Wednesday 4 April (4 nights):

Orlando, Florida


On the Agenda:

- Universal Studios Florida
- Drinking cocktails by the pool


Goals:

- Have a blast at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Drink Butterbeer!
- Go on the Incredible Hulk rollercoaster
- Relax before your long flight home


I am flying home via Houston, Texas where I have an 8-hour layover, so I'm not quite sure yet if it's worth venturing out or if I will just stay put in the airport and catch up on some work.

At that is basically my trip in a nutshell! I know it's a lot of places jam-packed into four weeks but I really wanted to make the most of my first time there and tick off everywhere that I've dreamed about for so many years.

It should be an absolutely amazing trip. Two countries, nine states (ten if I pop over to New Jersey), nine flights in total, two buses and 7 jobs lined up (so far).

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Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into my trip.
Please let me know in the comments if you have any advice for me at all and any recommendations for things to do and best places to eat if you have them for anywhere I'm going to! I would really appreciate it.

If I have time I am hoping to write up a packing list like the one I wrote for Southeast Asia. Packing this time will be a bit trickier as I'm going to places where it could be still very cold on the tail-end of winter (Chicago, Ottawa, New York) and places where it will be a lot warmer (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Florida). I like to travel super light so layering will be key!

As always I will also be making travel vlogs over on my YouTube channel and posting plenty of photos on my Instagram, so follow along if you would like to keep up.

Stay tuned for plenty of North America blog posts too!

Happy Travels,

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On the Bucket List: 50 Travel Goals 2018


I always like to set certain goals at the beginning of each year, as it's always nice (or slightly shameful) to look back on and see how much has been achieved at the end of it.
This will be my second year as a fulltime blogger and I'm so excited to see what 2018 has in store for me.

I have no idea where exactly this year will take me (that's the exciting part!) but I thought I would write up 50 travel goals, tailored mostly towards my biggest goal of the year (to explore more of my own country New Zealand) and my two next new countries which are booked for March/April (America and Canada).

As I go through the year I will return and cross off each goal and what date I achieved it.

Here's to an amazing year of travel!


     [New Zealand]
  1. See the largest mountain - Mount Cook ✓ 18/06/08
  2. Go to Bluff; the very bottom-most point of the South Island ✓ 15/06/18
  3. Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  4. Go whale watching in Kaikoura ✓ 31/05/18
  5. See a glacier up close (Franz Josef/Fox) ✓ 8/06/18
  6. Visit the Lighthouse at Castlepoint
  7. Visit Hobbiton again! ✓ 11/02/18
  8. Go kayaking or hiking at Abel Tasman National Park ✓ 3/06/18

  9. Explore the Taranaki region
  10. Go camping in Manawatu
  11. See the glow worms at Waitomo Cave
  12. Do more adrenalin activities in Queenstown ✓ 11/06/18
  13. Visit Hamner Springs
  14. Swim with the dolphins in Akaroa
  15. Do lots of skiing/boarding at Whakapapa ✓ 23/07/18

    [North America]

  16. Go to Disneyland! ✓ 11/03/18
  17. See the Hollywood sign (It was covered in fog!!)
  18. Stroll the Walk of Fame ✓ 10/03/18
  19. Go to Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier ✓ 10/03/18
  20. Gamble and party in Las Vegas! ✓ 14/03/18
  21. See a show in Vegas ✓ 14/03/18
  22. See the Grand Canyon ✓ 15/03/18

  23. Helicopter over the Grand Canyon (Wish I could afford it! Next time)
  24. Eat pizza in Chicago ✓ 16/03/18
  25. See the green river in Chicago on St Patrick's Day ✓ 17/03/18
  26. Get a great shot of the Cloud Gate ✓ 18/03/18
  27. Eat Poutine and Maple Syrup in Canada ✓ 19/03/18
  28. Visit friends in Ottawa ✓ 18/03/18
  29. Visit Parliament Hill and the Museum of History ✓ 19/03/18
  30. Stay at the Citadel in Quebec City ✓ 23/03/18
  31. See a moose/beaver/bear (Probably a good thing I didn't actually!)
  32. NEW YORK CITY BABY! ✓ 25/03/18
  33. Walk through Central Park ✓ 25/03/18
  34. People-watch in Times Square ✓ 25/03/18
  35. Go to the Top of the Rock/Empire State Building/One World Center ✓ 26/03/18
  36. Eat pizza and hot dogs ✓ 25/03/18
  37. Go ice skating at the Rockefeller Center/Central Park (Decided not to)
  38. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge ✓ 28/03/18

  39. See the Statue of Liberty ✓ 25/03/18
  40. Do a Gossip Girl tour ✓ 30/03/18
  41. Go to Harry Potter World in Orlando ✓ 03/04/18
  42. Drink cocktails and eat Key Lime Pie in Florida ✓ 01/04/18

    [Other]

  43. Explore more of your own country New Zealand
  44. Visit your 30th country in 2018
  45. Go to a new continent ✓ 8/03/18
  46. Travel to either (or all) Japan/India/Sri Lanka/The Philippines/Fiji
  47. Volunteer overseas or set it up for 2019 (Nepal or in Africa)
  48. Write great content and grow your blog
  49. Meet new and collaborate with other travel bloggers
  50. Have an amazing year doing what you love

So far achieved at April: 33/50

Countries visited 2018: 5 - United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia

(If I end up going to Europe later in the year which is looking very likely I will update it to 100 travel goals!) 



Let me know in the comments if you have visited any of these places and what your travel goals for this year are too!

I wish you all the best for the new year ahead.

Happy Travels,

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2018 New Zealand Travel Goals


Welcome to my first post of the year!

I intended this post to be all of my 2018 travel goals, but as I began writing about New Zealand it was already so long that it turned into its very own post.

This year I am back in New Zealand after living away for three years. Since I started my travel blog while I was away, I am thrilled to now explore more of my own backyard and go to those places I've always wanted to go to.

New Zealand is such a desired travellers destination for so many reasons and I would love to focus on writing great content for visitors, taking amazing photos and soaking up all that is special about my country.

Places I would love to visit in 2018 include:

[North Island]

Tongariro Alpine Crossing


I can't believe that I have visited Tongariro National Park dozens of times (it's where I go skiing and snowboarding) and I have not yet done the famous crater lake hike.
The pictures look insanely beautiful and I am now living only a couple of hours drive away so I'm making it a top priority this year.

Castlepoint


Castlepoint is a small picturesque beachside town on the Wairarapa coast of the Wellington Region. The farthest down on the east-coast of the North Island I have been to is Napier, so I would love to venture further down to Castlepoint which is again only a two hour drive away. It's home to a lighthouse which stands near the top of the northern end of a reef.

Hobbiton



Yes, I have already been to Hobbiton - but that was five years ago now! It's been far too long in my opinion and I would love to go back and take new photos (with my better quality camera). I am keen to finally write up some Lord of the Rings in New Zealand hotspot posts this year - stay tuned!

Taranaki


Taranaki is a coastal and mountainous region on the western side of the North Island.
I would love to see what the city New Plymouth is like and see the beautiful volcano Mount Taranaki up close.
Taranaki is one of two regions left that I am yet to visit in the North Island. The other one is Gisborne but I think unless I have a reason to visit, I'll leave that one for another year.


[South Island]

There is so much I would love to do in the South Island but I will try to narrow my goals down to be semi-achievable for this year:

Hamner Springs


Hanmer Springs is a gorgeous resort town in the Canterbury region of the South Island. Best known for their natural mineral Thermal Pools and Spa and the beautiful surrounding mountains, it would be the ultimate winter getaway destination.

Akaroa


Also in Canterbury, Akaroa is a town on the Banks Peninsula, southeast of Christchurch. Akaroa Beach is where rare Hector’s dolphins swim and the town has French colonial history and beautiful heritage buildings I would love to see. 

Kaikoura


Kaikoura is an east-coast town in the South Island known for its wildlife and sperm whale population. There are beautiful walks to see clifftop views of the stunning surrounding mountains and the sea below. I have stopped by there briefly once before but this time I would love to do a whale watching tour and a hike.

Fox/Franz Josef Glacier


I'm not fussy on which one - but I would love to see a glacier up close! Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers are New Zealand's most accessible glaciers and would be the ultimate adventure activity. Our country really does have it all.

Roy's Peak


Roy's Peak is a mountain standing between Wanaka and Glendhu Bay. It offers a full-day walk, with breathtaking panoramic views across Lake Wanaka and up to the peak of Mount Aspiring. Getting a picture here is a huuuge bucket list item for me!

Invercargill & Bluff


Last but not least, I would love to visit two of the southernmost places in New Zealand (apart from Stewart Island), Invercargill and down to Bluff. I've been right to the very top (Cape Reinga) so I would love to now go to the bottom-most point.


I'm so pumped for the new year and all the new travel adventures that come with it!
Aside from a booked trip to the United States and Canada in March/April, I can't wait to get cracking on my New Zealand goals.

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Have you ever visited any of these places? Let me know in the comments if you have any tips or if you're like me and would love to visit too! (If anyone wants to join me - hit me up).

Happy Travels,

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My big 2017 Travel goals



I briefly touched on my 2017 goals for my travel blog in my final post of last year, which as a quick overview- were to grow my blog, expand my writing in my new categories and chase opportunities to become a professional travel blogger.

I've spent quite a bit of time thinking about what my actual travel goals are for this year.
For those that may not know- my now husband is in the military and for the last two years he has been deployed to the Gold Coast in Australia as an instructor. I spent most of that first year in Europe on a study scholarship and then travelling.
Last year I joined him in living in Australia and started and worked on my blog all year.
I was lucky enough to travel back to New Zealand to visit my family, around Australia, to Indonesia, the Cook Islands and to Vietnam.

The last two years have been incredible for me and it just got me thinking- what's install for this year?
In a couple of days we are moving to Canberra, which is the capital city of Australia, as Gareth has been offered to do a Masters there. He is going to have one very busy and stressful year.
I, however, am in the fortunate position again to be able to spend the year how I please.

9.01.17  Saying goodbye to the Gold Coast

My ultimate goal is to be a travel blogger as my career. It is a lot of hard work, a lot- I know this. It is a very saturated market- but that's all a part of the challenge- and nothing excites me more. I will be spending my year pursuing my dreams and working hard towards that.

And I also want to travel.

Nothing gets my blood pumping more than travelling! It honestly is what gets me out of bed in the mornings. Travelling is all I have ever wanted to do. 
Why am I in my later twenties with no established career? Because I hadn't yet found my path, I always had no clue what I wanted to do- all I knew is that I wanted to travel.
I was floating through life with one idea after the other, thinking I could do this, I could do that. I have two qualifications and am half way through another that I now no longer wish to pursue... Nothing stuck, I wasn't passionate about anything else.
I thought once I had travelled and seen the world- maybe then I would actually figure out what I will do for the rest of my life...

That didn't happen- all that made me do was want to travel more!
Eventually I came upon the realisation that travel blogging is my calling. I love writing and I am really enjoying blogging- and I would get to do my favourite thing in the whole world- dun dun dun- travel!
Right, that's enough about me and my career aspirations for now- here are my travel goals for the year:


My big 2017 Travel Goals

⬜  See more of Australia in my final year living here: Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmania.

⬜  Join
my best friends in Bali for one of their milestone birthdays!

⬜  Visit at least three new countries I have never been to before.

⬜  Visit a new continent I have never been to before.

⬜  Work and volunteer overseas for one month.


I only have five travel goals- but they are big ones! In fact- they are huge! But I do truly believe I can achieve them all.
They each have sub-goals branching off them which I will keep to myself. But they are along the lines of: doing things out of my comfort zone, growing as a person, have meaningful experiences, give back and help others, make new friends, learn about more cultures and lifestyles, achieve something to be proud of, see more, do more, live.

New year; new opportunities

What an amazing year to look forward to! I am positively quivering with excitement just thinking about it.
I will of course keep updating my blog, so I hope you will join me this year as I try my best to conquer each challenge and goal!
Do you have travel goals of your own for 2017? Let me know in the comments- I'd love to read about them. 

Thanks for reading and here's to a great year!

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Year round-up & 2017 Travel blog goals!


This year- as usual, has flown by in the blink of an eye and boy has it been a good one!
(Aside from all of the celebrity deaths- let's not even go there).
I thought it would be a nice way to finish up by having a look through and doing a quick summary of my year and some of the things I got up to.

As well as reading this blog post I made a YouTube video of my 2016 extras and highlights which you can watch here if you're interested:


I lived in the beautiful Gold Coast, Australia for a year. I got a FitBit and started working out for the first time in my life and loved it!
I saw Jimmy Carr the British comedian live in Brisbane in January and the Indiana Jones live performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in February.

Koala kisses in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

I started this blog, I started my YouTube channel. I flew to New Zealand to spend Easter with my family in Coromandel and also visited my friends in Wellington and went to my favourite Kiwi music festival Homegrown.

Coromandel, New Zealand

Kumara chips at the beach!

I got a new S7 phone which was a million times better than my old phone!
I became more interested in beauty, makeup and skincare.
I travelled to Melbourne for the first time in May for a wonderful long weekend there.

Melbourne, Australia

Checking out the street art on Hosier Lane

I went to a huge State of Origin game in Brisbane. I read more books this year.



Gareth and I flew to Bali for the second time for a 10 night getaway in July where I also got my sixth tattoo.

Beautiful water temple in Bali




In August I saw Professor Brian Cox live in Brisbane and went on an incredible Humpback whale watching cruise on the Gold Coast.

A humpback and her baby calf!

I met Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth at the Thor Ragnarok film set in Brisbane with my sister.





In September I met the Kiwi legend Karl Urban at Comic Con and got a photograph with him which he later signed.



I went to Brisbane Oktoberfest and had VIP tickets to the Warner Brothers Movie World Fright Nights Halloween event which was so fun.

Just an excuse to dress up in my dirndl again!



I also spent the year planning and organising my wedding which in November we flew to Rarotonga in the Cook Islands for and I got to marry my best friend in tropical paradise!

Beautiful view from our room in Rarotonga!

My best friends and I on my hens cruise

Now married!

In December we spent an incredible two weeks in Vietnam, travelling to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Halong Bay which was a bucket list dream come true!

Street vendors in Hanoi

Having a wonderful honeymoon in Halong Bay!


On our way back we stayed in Brisbane for Cirque du Soleil- the most incredible show I've ever seen and then arrived back home just in time for Christmas!
My Christmas was wonderful- I always have a great time because Gareth and I always spoil each other and so do my family- we had a big group Skype call, and I just love the food, Christmas movies and having fun with loved ones.

Our tree!

Some of my amazing presents - Merry Geekmas!

This year even though I lived overseas I still got to spend time with my family and friends whether that was in New Zealand in March, them visiting me here, or meeting up with them for my wedding in Rarotonga- so I feel incredibly lucky for that indeed.

Cocktails with my sisters in Raro!

Although I only started this year 2016 has already brought some awesome blogging and social networking opportunities as well. I joined with Fat Joe, a publishing network for my first proper paid blogging work.
I entered and won my first blogging competition for Dream World Travel.
I became a Social Soup ambassador and have the opportunity to be sent and promote products of my choosing through my Instagram account- the most notable of which is my first free hotel stay!
I also signed with BBTV which is the #1 YouTube partnership network in the world.
I am in no way successful yet in what I do but I feel like I have my foot in the door and that I'm hopefully heading in the right direction.
In all, it has been a very busy but amazing year, but as always the prospect of a fresh new year is always so exciting to me.

Jumping for joy at Surfer's Beach

I have brand new goals and bigger and better dreams than ever before; and the majority of them are for this travel blog.
I have so much to write about and I want to expand my categories and fill all of them with the best information. I want to write more about my experiences, how travelling has changed my life, about food and best places to eat, more hotel and tour reviews.
I wish to grow and get my name out there as a fantastic source of travel information.
This year I have reached over 33,000 page views and next year I want to more than triple that!
I would love to start working with more companies and write reviews for them and become known as a professional travel blogger.
Nothing excites me more than travelling and to make a career out of that is my ultimate dream. So bring on 2017 to continue making that come true!


This is my final post for the year so I'm signing off here! It's also my 50th blog post which I thought was a good round number to finish up the year with.
In the New Year I will be continuing parts two and three of my Vietnam travel diaries and plenty more as well including hotel reviews, travel tips and best places to eat.
I also have my three Vietnam videos which I'm currently working on the first one now for YouTube.
I will be a very busy lady in January as I'm also moving and setting up in a whole new house and state. We are moving and driving down to Canberra- the capital of Australia which is about 1200 km's away but we are stopping twice overnight along the way as we will have our cat with us who does not like car rides!
We are stopping in Ballina and Port Macquarie which are both on the coast in New South Wales so it will be nice to have some breaks on the big road trip and visit some new places in Australia as well.

Finally, a big thank you to all of my readers- I have enjoyed so much blogging this year and it has become such a passion of mine. Your support means the world to me so thanks to my loyal readers and those just stopping by and I hope to see you again in 2017.

Happy New Year and best wishes for a safe, happy and fun holiday!


30 Countries before I’m 30


I only recently heard this was a thing- and I am more than excited to put my hand up for this challenge!
It might not seem like such a big goal to some- but I only started travelling when I was well into my twenties and lets just say, time's-a-ticking!
I currently have been to 22 countries already, and by the end of the year it will be 24.
From 2017 I will have less than two years to complete this new challenge that I am now partaking in-- 30 countries before I'm 30!

It will be quite a task (albeit a fun one), because finances are rather limited at the moment and there's not a whole lot of time to save for six new countries in such a short amount of time.
Do you think I can do it?
This time a year ago I wouldn't have thought so, but starting my travel blog this year has been so amazing and I am really hoping it will lead to some (travel-related) opportunities!
A girl can dream right?

Below are the places I can already cross off my list. They're in order with the year above from the first time I visited (I have been back to several of these countries since).


1. New Zealand (Born in!) I have pretty much travelled the whole country except for the very bottom including Invercargill and Stewart island.

(2010)
2. Australia- NZ's neighbour, this was my first overseas experience. (Currently living in).

(2013)
3. Singapore- A brief stopover on the way to Thailand.
4. Thailand- 3 wonderful weeks were spent travelling around the country.

(2014)
5. England- I fell in love with London in an instant.
6. France- And then I fell in love with Paris!
7. Germany- Berlin was on a whole new level of cool. I've since lived in Germany.
8. Scotland- Cold and rainy but Edinburgh was a magical city to visit.

(2015)
9. UAE- A short stopover on my way back to Europe!
10. Switzerland- A beautiful country next door to where I lived for 6 months.
11. Italy- I got engaged in Rome! I loved every single place I went to.
12. Vatican City- Really enjoyed my day here. The Sistine Chapel was magnificent!
13. Austria- My time in Vienna was awesome! The start of my solo travels.
14. Hungary- My first taste of Eastern Europe, Budapest was unexpected.
15. Slovakia- I drove from the bottom of the country right to the top!
16. Poland- Krakow is one of my new favourite cities in the whole world.
17. Czech Republic- Prague was so beautiful and I loved learning the history.
18. Ireland- Dublin! I had the best time here with my friends drinking Guinness!
19. Spain- I visited a few lovely Spanish towns but Barcelona was my favourite.
20. Greece- I had an epic couple of weeks here including cruising the Greek Islands.
21. Turkey- My time here wasn't the best but I enjoyed the food and drink.
22. Indonesia- I loved visiting Bali and even went back again this year!

Coming soon/booked for later this year:

(2016)
23. Cook Islands- I'm getting married here in tropical paradise!
24. Vietnam- This is our honeymoon destination, it will be a great adventure.

My goal of six new countries I wish to tick off and travel to before I'm 30!

(2017/18)
25. Samoa- An island close to New Zealand, Samoa would be a great tropical getaway.
26. USA- New York, Las Vegas, Harry Potter World... the list of places is long!
27. Canada- Snow mountains, moose and maple syrup!
28. Mexico- Tacos, tequila and white sandy beaches? Yes please.
29. Peru- One of my biggest dreams is to trek the Andes and see Machu Picchu.
30. Japan- I have always wanted to go here- it would be such a different experience!



I am so grateful for every single one of my travel experiences and I am so excited for the future to see as much of the world as I possibly can.
There are 195 countries in the world and I know I am only just beginning to scratch the surface! But rather than this daunting me I find it incredibly exhilarating.

Do you have a list like this? What places are you wanting to cross off? Let me know in the comments and thanks so much for reading!

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My Ultimate Bucket List


I have always had an informal 'Bucket List' of ideas floating around in my head- but I hadn't got around to writing it down before now.
Putting everything to words on my blog I thought would be the perfect way to keep me accountable, and to see as well those big things that I have already achieved so far.
I enjoyed writing this list, and the majority as no surprise turned out to mostly be travel related- as that is absolutely my biggest passion in life.
This shows just how much more of the world I have yet to see and look forward to (which is so exciting!). I counted just for fun when I had finished and I have 101 things on my list!
Here goes, in no particular order:


Visit and explore New York
Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
Visit the Taj Mahal
See the pyramids in Egypt
Ride a gondola in Venice 
See The Pretty Reckless live in concert
Meet Taylor Momsen
Live in a foreign country 
Do volunteer work
Teach in a foreign country
Go inside the Colosseum in Rome 
Go on a safari in Africa
Go bungee jumping in Queenstown
See the wildlife on Galapagos Islands
Buy a one-way ticket somewhere and don't plan
Visit every continent
See Stonehenge


Go skydiving
Swim with dolphins
See pandas in China
Ride a TukTuk in Bangkok
Snowboard overseas
Gamble in Las Vegas
Visit the Acropolis in Athens
Go white water rafting
Learn how to surf
See Rammstein live in concert
Meet Rammstein
Visit Halong Bay in Vietnam
Do the Inca Trail
Hold a snake 
Go to Disney Land
Ride a jet ski
Go to a floating lantern festival
Do the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London 
Go to Harry Potter World in Florida
See Harry Potter: The Cursed Child play in London
See Tool live in concert 
Helicopter over the Grand Canyon
See Manchester United play at Old Trafford
Have a tattoo done abroad 
See the ruins of Pompeii 
Climb up to Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
See a bear, moose and beaver in Canada
Go zip-lining
Go to Oktoberfest in Munich 


See the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Enjoy the delights of Amsterdam
Go parasailing 
Tour the Vatican 
Ride a camel
Visit Croatia
Have a campfire on the beach
See Buckingham Palace & Big Ben 
Get lei'd in Hawaii
Drink tequila and eat tacos in Mexico
Ride in a limousine 
Spend a night in a castle
Fly First Class
Try snails in France 
Walk the Great Wall of China
Stomp grapes at a vineyard
Climb Mt Vesuvius in Naples 
See Mount Fuji in Japan
Visit Morocco
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany 
See the Northern Lights
Go to a real diner in Southern USA
Speak to foreign locals in their own language 
Sleep in an igloo
See a whale in the wild 
Do the Guinness factory tour in Dublin 



Go to a live All Blacks (rugby) match
'Lean' against the Leaning Tower of Pisa 
Swim in a waterfall
Eat Belgian waffles in Belgium
Meet the cast of Lord of the Rings 
Visit Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow
Visit Niagra Falls
Watch the sunset in Santorini 
Ride a scooter around Rarotonga
See a tornado (from a distance!)
Drink sangria and eat paella in Spain 
Visit The Holy Land in Jerusalem
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Visit Auschwitz 
Visit the Amazon jungle
Go scuba diving
Tour the Louvre 
Horseback ride on the beach
Go to Stewart Island, NZ
Visit Hobbiton in Matamata 
See a polar bear in the wild
Travel solo 
Snorkle the Great Barrier Reef
Visit an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai 



Try haggis in Scotland 
Hold a tarantula
See the Blue Mountains in Australia 
Holiday in the Maldives
Run a half marathon
Visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona 
Have a snowy Christmas
Be an extra in a movie
Visit Prague Castle 
Eat pizza in Chicago
Visit 'The Beach' in Thailand from the movie
See the remains of the Berlin Wall 
Go on a cruise 
Ride a donkey 
Get married
Have a successful travel blog!
Finish my science degree! (one day...)
Write a book
Visit 30 countries before I'm 30


This list is ongoing and I will keep adding to it and ticking things off when completed!

Thanks for reading, leave me a comment on your thoughts and if you have a big bucket list you're working through yourself- if so- what's on yours? :)


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