Jun 24, 2016

So many unhighlighted countries on my map, so many adventures ahead

By way of introduction, for my first ever post I thought I’d combine two of my biggest obsessions – travel aaand making lists. I’ve been keeping and adding to a travel list for several years now and as you can see below I’ve crossed off a few experiences, but still have loads more to get ‘round to!

·       African ‘Big 5’ safari (on foot and by canoe), Zimbabwe – October 2011
·       Amazon rainforest, Brazil
·       Aurora borealis or aurora australis
·       Biggest stalactite in the world, Jeita Grotto, Lebanon
·       Cage dive with great white sharks, South Africa – September 2011
·       Calakmul Mayan Ruins, Campeche, Mexico
·       Chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild, Rwanda/Uganda
·       Cueva de los Cristales, Mexico
·       Desert safari, Middle East
·       Dog sledding and narwhals, Greenland
·       Drink a Singapore Sling in Raffles Hotel, Singapore – October 2011
·       Easter Island, Chile
·       Emperor penguins and elephant seals, Antarctica
·       Everest Base Camp hike
·       Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
·       Giant Sequoias, USA – August 2011
·       Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
·       Gotland, Sweden (my ancestral home)
·       Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA – August 2011
·       Great Wall of China
·       Grizzly bears in the wild, Glendale Cove, Canada – July 2016
·       Halong Bay, Vietnam
·       Hike Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa – September 2011
·       Hike to the Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
·       Hot air balloon ride, anywhere
·       Iceland
·       Iconic USA road trip in a convertible Mustang – August 2011
·       Inca Trail, Peru
·       Jeju Island lava tubes, South Korea
·       Large Hadron Collider, CERN, Switzerland
·       Leopards in the wild, Sri Lanka
·       Look down into an active volcano, Tanna, Vanuatu – January 2009
·       Nevis bungy jump, Queenstown, New Zealand – December 2008
·       Orangutans in the wild, Borneo
·       Orcas in the wild, Straight of Georgia, Canada – July 2016
·       Paris – it’s ridiculous that I’ve never been!
·       Patagonia, Argentina/Chile
·       Plitvice Lakes, Croatia – August 2010
·       Polar bears in the wild, Churchill, Canada – August 2016
·       Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
·       Red crab migration, Christmas Island, Australia
·       Rome, Italy – June 2014
·       Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria – July 2014
·       Scuba dive in the Great Blue Hole off the coast of Belize
·       Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia – January 2010
·       Scuba dive with hammerhead sharks, Cocos Island, Costa Rica
·       Skydive onto a beach, Wollongong, Australia – January 2011
·       Sleep in a yurt, Mongolia
·       Sleep in an igloo, Scandinavia
·       Sleep in an overwater bungalow
·       Snorkel with beluga whales, Churchill, Canada – August 2016
·       Snorkel with seals, Montague Island, Australia – December 2010
·       Snorkel with whale sharks, Ningaloo Reef, Australia – June 2008
·       Snow monkeys, Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, Japan – March 2010
·       Storm chase in Tornado Alley, USA
·       Swim in Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia
·       Swim with humpback whales, Tonga
·       Tiger tracking, India
·       Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Zambia, Africa – October 2011
·       Waitomo glow worm caves, New Zealand
·       Yosemite National Park, USA – August 2011

What’s on your travel bucket list? Any other awesome experiences I should add to my ever-growing list? I love to read about other people’s adventures, so if you have any tips please let me know in the comments.

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