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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3 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.

  3. Checking your list I can see we have 95% of items in common. It is nice to do bucket lists and check items from time to time. The floating thing on the Dead Sea is not that cool in the end, after 5 minutes I had enough, lol

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