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Bucket List

Things to See or Do / Adventures
• Fly First ClassAccomplished on October 11, 2013 from Dublin to JFK on Delta. Once you tasted first class, it’s difficult to sit in the back.
• Travel SoloAccomplished on July 16, 2013 in Paris, France. I had the craziest experience ever including getting some money stolen, having a bloody noise with no bathroom in sight, and get shoved by an officer to name a few. Regardless, I’m glad that this wasn’t my only solo trip.
• Travel InternationallyAccomplished on May 2012 to London, England by myself. This was my first time ever on a plane and I had to learn how to do it on my own.
• Visit all 7 Continents | 5/7
• Visit 100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• See all 7 New Wonders of the World
• Straddle the Equator LineAccomplished in May 2017. I went to Ecuador and was able to stand between the North and South Hemisphere.
• Throw a Dart at a Map and Go
• Celebrate New Years Eve in a Different CountryAccomplished on December 31, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh has a huge NYE party called Hogmanay. This was my couchsurfing host.
• Snorkeling
Accomplished in Sept. 2013 in Cancun, Mexico. I didn’t like it at first because the water kept going into my nose… but it eventually got better.

• Explore the Rain ForestAccomplished on August 26, 2014 in Panama City, Panama. My niece and I went to the Metropolitan Rain Forest. In May 2017, I visited the Amazon Rain Forest.
• Go on a CruiseAccomplished on April 16, 2015. My 3 BFFs and I went to Ensenada for the Weekend on Carnival.
• Go on a SafariAccomplished on February 16, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.
• Swim with SharksAccomplished on July 11, 2014 in Caye Caulker, Belize. I went swimming with nurse sharks and sting rays.
• Swim with Sting Rays
• Swim with Dolphins
• Horseback Riding
Accomplished on February 19, 2018 in Chile.

• Take a Spontaneous Road Trip
• Hike a VolcanoAccomplished on April 17, 2015 in Guatemala. I hiked an active volcano called Pacaya.
• See a BlowholeAccomplished on April 17, 2015. We saw La Bufadora in Ensenada, Mexico when we docked in on our cruise.
• Climb a Mountain
• Zipline in the Jungles or MountainsAccomplished on May 29, 2017 in Mindo, Ecuador. 
• Parasailing/ Paragliding
• White Water Rafting Accomplished on April 19, 2018 in Chile.

U.S. Bucket List
• Visit all 50 States plus DC | 39/51
• Drive Route 66
• Visit the 4 Corner States
• See the Northern Lights | AlaskaAccomplished on December 14, 2014 in Fairbanks, Alaska. This was the best image I could capture but it was magical.
• Hike Antelope Canyon | Arizona
• Helicopter/Hike the Grand Canyon | Arizona
• Hike the Half-Dome at the Yosemite | California
• Wine Tasting in Napa Valley | CaliforniaAccomplished on July 17, 2016.
• Attend a Luau | Hawaii
• Climb the Haiku Stairs in Oahu | Hawaii
• Attend the Kentucky Derby | Kentucky
• Visit Glacier National Park | Montana
Accomplished on November 2, 2017.
• Visit the French Quarters | New Orleans
• See a Broadway Musical around Christmas Time | New York
• Visit Time Square | New York
• Visit Niagara Falls | New York or CanadaAccomplished on August 15, 2015. This is the view from the Canada side.
• Hike Multnomah Falls | OregonAccomplished on June 6, 2015.
• Eat a Philly Cheese Steak in Philly | Pennsylvania
• See Mt. Rushmore | South Dakota
• See a Rodeo | TexasAccomplished on April 29, 2017. My bf at the time took me to Stockyards Rodeo in Fort Worth, TX.
• Visit the National Parks in Utah | Utah
• See the Fall Foliage in Vermont | Vermont
• Contribute to the Gum Wall | WashingtonAccomplished on June 6, 2015.
• Tour the White House | Washington DC
• Visit Yellowstone | Wyoming

International Bucket List
• Walk on a Glacier | IcelandAccomplished on September 27, 2015. From what I was told, we were standing on a volcano with glaciers.
• See the Northern Lights in a Scandinavian country
• Shop at the European Christmas Markets
• Swim with Pink Dolphins | Amazon
• Boat around the Amazon | Amazon
• See an Opera at the Sydney Opera House | Australia
• Swim with Pigs | Bahamas
• Sleep in an over water Bungalow | Bora Bora
• Take the Walk of Faith, Tianmen Mountain | China
• Walk the Great Wall of China | China
• Sleep in a Treehouse | Costa Rica
• Marvel at Plitvice Lakes | Croatia
• Explore the Galapagos Islands | Ecuador
• See the Pyramids of Giza | Egypt
• Walk Across Abbey Road in London | England
• Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace | England
• Stay in a Glass Igloo | Finland
• Visit the Eiffel Tower | FranceAccomplished on July 17, 2013.
• Sunbathe Topless on the French Riviera | France
• Explore the Acropolis | Greece
• Watch the Sunset in Santorini | Greece
• Tulip Festival | Holland Accomplished on March 31, 2017. I visited Holland right before most of the tulips bloomed but the garden was still absolutely beautiful.
• Tour a Windmill | Holland
• Climb to Tin Tian, Big Buddha | Hong Kong
• Soak in the Blue Lagoon | Iceland
• Get a Henna Tattoo | India
• Stand in Front of the Taj Mahal | India
• Komodo National Park | Indonesia
• Drink at the Guinness Brewery | IrelandAccomplished on May 2012.
• Kiss the Blarney Stone | IrelandAccomplished on April 24, 2016. After I kissed the Blarney Stone, I had the best luck ever!
• Sleep in an Irish Castle | IrelandAccomplished on May 2012. I stayed in a castle that was converted into a hotel.
• Hear the Pope Speak at the Vatican | Italy
• Learn to Make Pasta From Scratch | Italy
• Make a Wish in the Trevi Fountain | ItalyAccomplished on May 28, 2014. The fountain is very crowded in the day time but more intimate at night.
• Pose With the Leaning Tower of Pisa | Italy
• Ride a Vespa in Tuscany | Italy
• Ride in a Gondola in Venice | Italy
• Sleep in a Tuscan Villa | Italy
• See a Sumo Wrestling | Japan
• Explore the Ancient Ruins of Petra | Jordan
• Float in the Dead Sea | Jordan or Israel
• Ride a Camel | Egypt or Jordan
• Float Down Mekong River | Laos
• Stay at the Boat Hotel in Cocoa Island | Maldives
• Swim in a Cenote | MexicoAccomplished on November 2012.
• Take a Boat Ride on the Canal | NetherlandsAccomplished on May 2012.
• Gamble at Casino Monte Carlo | Monaco
• Hike the Franz Josef Glacier | New Zealand
• Road Trip around New Zealand | New Zealand
• Visit Middle Earth | New Zealand
• Sit on the Edge of Preikestolen | Norway
• Swim in Jellyfish Lake | Palau
• Hike the Inca Trail | Peru
• Hike Through the Crooked Forest | Poland
• See Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia | SpainAccomplished on May 21, 2015.
• Run With the Bulls in Pamplona | Spain
• Eat Fondue in Switzerland | SwitzerlandAccomplished on August 23 2016
• Ski Hiked the Swiss Alps | SwitzerlandAccomplished on August 23, 2016. I took the train to the top than hiked down Mt. Rigi.
• Let Go of a Floating Lantern | Thailand
• Balloon Over Cappadocia’s Fairy Chimneys | Turkey
• Cross the Tunnel of Love | Ukraine
• Visit Stonehenge | United Kingdom
• Shop at the Floating Market | Vietnam or Thailand

Events Around the World Bucket List
• Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta | USA
• Carnival of Rio de Janeiro | Brazil
• Oktoberfest | GermanyAccomplished on September 28, 2014. Oktoberfest was perhaps one of the best celebrations I’ve ever been to.
• Holi Festival | India
• St. Patrick’s Day | IrelandAccomplished on March 17, 2015.
• Battle of the Oranges | Italy
• Carnival of Venice | Italy
• Obon Festival | Japan
• Día de los Muertos | Mexico
• Mardi Gras | New Orleans
• Olympic Games | TBA
• La Tomatina | Spain
• Pingxi Lantern Festival | Taiwan
• Songkran Water Festival | Thailand