Weeky Bucket List Picks

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As a gypsy at heart, I will always strive to see everything this world has to offer.  Even though bucket lists are seen in a morbid light, I like to keep one to remind myself of all the wonderful things I want to see and places I want to go.  Every week, I will showcase ten of the items on my list.

weekly bucke list items

1.  Go Skydiving.

Of course the adrenaline junkie in me wants to jump out of an airplane.  Doesn’t really need any more explanation than that.




2.  Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls are part of the Iguazu River and border Argentina and Brazil.

Sunset over Iguazu



3.  Visit the Great Wall of China.

The Great Wall of China has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, winding up an down 5,500 miles from east to west China.  My other half has already been here.  He’ll just have to suck it up and go a second time.  How terrible.

Great Wall

4.  Go Horseback Riding on the Beach

If you’ve been following along, I have a slight obsession with horses.  I grew up around race horses because my great-grandpa had a race horse farm and I worked with show horses for about three years while in school.  When I eventually settle down, I will have horses of my own.  Until then, riding them on the beach is a long-standing bucket list item of mine.  St. Lucia is a great place to do just that – and many other places!

horseback riding beach

Photo Credit : Rachel Saira

5.  Become a Polyglot.

A polyglot is someone who knows several languages.  And, I want to be one.  I semi-know Spanish.  I need to finish mastering that one and then I think it’s time to strive for something more exciting for me such as Icelandic.


6.  Travel the Historic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.

This is happening in just a couple months!  Instead of flying to LA in October to catch our flight to Bangkok, we’ve decided to leave the States with a bang!

historic route 66

Photo Credit : Justin Brown


7.  See the Fairy Pools in Scotland

The gorgeous crystal clear pools are located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and who wouldn’t want to see them?!

Fairy Pools - Isle of Skye


8.  Go to the top of the Stairway to Heaven.

The official name for this hike is the Haiku Stairs and it’s a steel staircase made up of about 4,000 steps.  Originally built so the military could reach the radio station at the top during World War II, the trail is actually closed and illegal to do.  However, many still do attempt the hike all the time.

Looking down into the fog in the middle of the fifth step.


9.  Visit the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

A national park that you don’t really hear much about and it looks absolutely gorgeous.

Petrified Forest Protector

10.  Bike the Kentuck Bourbon Trail.

Yep, you read that right.  Biking and drinking.  No one could possibly get hurt.  This isn’t far from us at all so it could happen at any time!

kentucky bourbon trail

Have you done any of these?  Would you?

Traveler. Freelance Writer. Blogger. Vegan. Risk Taker. Voice for the Voiceless.


  1. Sandra (@SandalsDownUnda)

    July 14, 2014 at 5:54 AM

    Great bucket list you have there! I really need to put mine down in black and white sometime soon! Thanks to people like you, it’s getting longer than my arm!! 🙂

  2. NZ Muse

    July 16, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    I’ve skydived – once was enough though!

    My bucket list involves the Galapagos, Whitsundays, and a number of other places.

  3. Sammi Wanderlustin'

    July 29, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    ZOMG fairies!

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