Travel Bucket List?

I found myself looking at travel blogs the other day and sighing heavily at all the stuff I haven’t done yet.

As time ticks by, I’ve found I’ve accomplished quite a bit. I’ve been to several countries, I’m working in a foreign country now and approaching fluency in the language, I’m getting so close to getting rid of my dreaded Student Loans, blah blah blah.

But there’s still a million things I haven’t done, and I thought I would keep track of them in this list to see if I get around to them anytime soon. I doubt it but hey, ya never know.

In no particular order, I present to you Stefanie’s Travel Bucket List

  • Working holiday in Australia and/or New Zealand
  • Riding the Trans-Mongolian from China to Russia, then taking other trains to Europe as far as I can
  • Getting back to Gimmelwald, Switzerland. Or just Switzerland in general.
  • Iceland
  • Hiking Macchu Pichu in Peru
  • Studying Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country for at least a month (Peru is a good choice given the previous idea)
  • Trying “skydiving” in one of those tubes where you start on the ground and the air pressure pushes you up (Sorry. I’m a wuss. Ain’t never doing the jumping-out-of-the-plane variety.)
  • Taking cooking lessons for the local food in whatever country I can. Thailand is the first place that comes to mind but I’m pretty open-minded. Because food. I have done this for Korean food- I took a lesson in Seoul, and it was so much fun that I want to repeat the experience!
  • Riding a horse in Mongolia
  • Ireland
  • Swimming with dolphins somewhere pretty
  • Studying German in a German-speaking country for at least a month (I studied it in high school and have sadly forgotten most of it)
  • Volunteer for something like Habitat for Humanity for at least a week, preferably a month (hey, I like to commit)
  • Work in a country other than Japan or the USA (on a WHV is fine, but with a working visa would also be neat)

Like I said, these are just a few ideas of things I’d love to do at some point in my life, preferably sooner rather than later. Sadly most of them require funds I don’t currently have, and won’t for a while. (Excuse me while I go glare at my student loans for existing.) Still, I want to accomplish as many of these as I can in the next five to ten years.

We’ll see if that happens!


3 thoughts on “Travel Bucket List?

  1. Don’t sigh! These are all exciting possibilities, not things to tick off (don’t get me wrong, I love a list). But right now I’m feeling the fact that trying to do too much can get in the way of enjoying life and experiencing things richly. You could spend months in Mongolia for example, not just ride a horse. (Which horse?!) Just a thought… and your ideas all sound great! Macchu Picchu totally lives up to the hype. Also, I love Gimmelwald! Did you hike round there?


    1. Haha I could easily spend months in any of the countries I listed if I had the time or funds, but there are some experiences I definitely want to try in them. Yes, I did some hiking in that area- visiting Gimmelwald is a memory I’ll always treasure. I’ll never forget the overly friendly cows there. šŸ™‚

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      1. I’d definitely go back there too, it’s like a dream world of cow bells and meadows and quiet. Yeah, spending longer is usually cheaper, if you can make the time. We’re spending less per month on the road than we did in the UK, even though we were trying to save like crazy back then. It’s cheaper than most people think. Iceland is big on my list too… so many adventures to come! (One day…)


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