I do like Bucket List posts and – like everybody – I do have one! My bucket list is huge and probably unrealistic. But at the very, VERY young age of 25 (quarter life crisis alert) I am sticking to the dream that I can visit virtually every country and experience every culture in the world at some point in my life.
So to make things more manageable I have cut down my Bucket List to the next 5 years. Where I want to go and what I want to see before I’m 30 (gah!). Here we go:
💜 Go to India. I don’t know what it is, but I just need to go there. I want to explore everything about it. The food, the culture, the amazing sights, the Ganges, the cities, the beaches, the heat – I just know it will be a huge eye opener and very tragic in some places and mindblowingly beautiful in others.
💜 Drive Tuscany & the Almafi Coast. I’ve never been to Italy and I’m dying to go but I really want to save it until we slowly wind our way through this beautiful region in a car. A certain husband needs to pass his driving test (ahem) and then we can be on our way.
💜 See the Northern Lights. More of our friends and family are going to Scandinavia every year to do this and I’m starting to feel left out! I want to see them so badly, and just visit Scandinavia in general actually, but it’s so expensive dammit! Once we are both in full time very well paying graduate jobs (easy right??) it’s first on the list.
💜 Dive again. I’m a fully qualified PADI dive master and at one point in my life I spent a few months working in a dive school and diving every day with customers! Now, I haven’t been diving in a good 2 years and I miss it. In the next 5 years in determined to dive Egypt, The Philippines, Mexico – or all of the above!
💜 Camp somewhere rugged & beautiful. There are so many stunning places in the UK. Yeeeeeessss, the weather’s not the best but sun or no sun I am determined to camp in some of our most rugged and beautiful countryside. I’m currently considering Wales or Ireland.
💜 Climb a mountain. Along the same vein. I’d love to do Everest but it’s so expensive it’s not really realistic for the next five years. So it will probably be Snowden or Ben Nevis!
💜 Island hop in Thailand. I’ve spent time in Thailand but haven’t done much island hopping. This will be the first one I get to cross off my list because we are going at Christmas!
💜 Re-visit the place we said our vows. Zakynthos is and always will be a very special place to us and our families. I can’t wait to go back.
💜 Go to Canada. Again, another place I feel a strange affinity with although I haven’t been. I’ve got some distant family there and my cousin loves it so I’ve got excellent recommendations. I imagine it as one of the most beautiful places in the world.
💜 Find my island paradise. I’ve been to some stunning beaches but I’m still chasing that perfect, desert island. Who knows if I’ll find it in the Galápagos Islands or maybe a tiny island off Figi. Wherever it is, I’m gonna find it.
What’s on your list?