Bucket List

In the past I have never had a bucket list written down, it’s all been stored in my head so it has been fun to write and document what I have done and what I would like to do in the future.

This list is made up of the things I love, I don’t have activities like skydiving and bungee jumping, I hate heights and at this moment in time they are not something I want to push myself to do.  I always said I wouldn’t zipline and go white water rafting but I found myself doing them on a trip to Peru, so maybe one day a skydive will make it on to the list.  To me it’s a flexible list that I will keep updating as I find new things I want to do.  In 2015 I visited 10 national parks in the USA, I have now added to the list that I want to visit all 59 US national parks, as the parks I saw were amazing.

If you have suggestions on things to do/places to visit I should add to my list, please send me an email clare@ilive4travel.com  I am always looking for new adventures.

Here is my list:



Hot Air Balloon Ride – I did this in Egypt over The Valley of the Kings in 2007.  Here is a picture of me flying the balloon.  As I was travelling on my own I got the basket with the gas canisters, which meant I was in charge of the burners once we were off the ground and in the air.  When the captain wanted us to go higher I had to hit the burner, was really not sure it was a good idea to trust me to keep us in the air!!

Doubtful Sound


New Zealand – I lived and travelled NZ, November 2012 until October 2013


Death Road Bolivia


Death Road Bolivia – I cycled Death Road in September 2012


Northern Lights


Northern Lights – Seen in Iceland March 2015



Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu – Been 3 times (2005, 2012, 2014)



Choquequirao Cachora Cusco Peru


Choquequirao – Been twice (2012 & 2014)





Iguazu Falls – I visited in September 2012 both Brazil and Argentina sides.  Here is me on the Argentinian side after I had been on a boat ride under the falls.



Niagara Falls – Visited August 2015 both American & Canadian sides

Cuba – Visited November 2015

Angkor Wat – Been twice in November 2009 & December 2014

Pompeii and Herculaneum – Visited May 2015



Pyramids of Giza – I visited November 2007, its an amazing sight.



Still to do

Visit all 7 New Wonders of the World  – Visited Chichen Itza May 2014, Christ Redeemer September 2012, The Great wall of China September 2014, Machu Picchu 2005, 2012 & 2014, The Roman Colosseum August 2008.  Still to see Petra & The Taj Mahal

Visit all 6 Continents  – Have visited 5 of them, just need to visit Antarctica

Visit all 59 US National Parks – I have visited 13 National Parks (Everglades)

Visit all 15 UK National Parks – I have visited 1

Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Koyasan (Japan) & Machu Picchu (Peru)

Speak Spanish fluently – Working daily on this

Antelope Canyon – Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park

Grand Canyon – Rim to Rim Hike


Taj Mahal

Everest Base Camp



Norwegian Fjords

Climb Kilimanjaro

Angel Falls

Victoria Falls


Float in the Dead Sea

Horseshoe National Military Park US

The Wave – Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park

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2 thoughts on “Bucket List

  1. Petra and Taj Mahal are super high on my bucketlist too! So neat that you got to actually “drive” the hot air balloon. That’s something I really want to check off this year. And Antarctica too… some day, hopefully sooner or later before climate change destroys everything. Hope to read about your adventures there soon!

  2. I am enjoying your blog and photos of various destinations. Just a few minutes ago, I happened upon your website via Pinterest when I was saving something else.

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