The travel blogger bucket list

travel blogger bucket list

This is my *revised* travel blogger bucket list.

When I first published this, I had about 110 things on the list that I supposedly wanted to do – and while I still think that all the things I had on my original list would be cool, I’ve drastically shortened down the list to things that I really want to do.

‘S.M.A.R.T’ goals if your will.


  1. Get a university degree
  2. Take a year off work and just do whatever I want 
  3. Complete a half marathon
  4. Complete a marathon
  5. Learn another language
  6. Fly First Class
  7. See the Northern and/or Sourthern Lights
  8. Eat in a Michelin star restaurant
  9. Watch field events live at the Olympics
  10. Learn to play golf (well)
  11. Learn to single ski
  12. Walk along the Great Wall of China
  13. Live in a foreign country
  14. Learn to dance
  15. Learn to dive – get PADI qualified
  16. Go parasailing
  17. Go zip lining
  18. Go zorbing
  19. Go white water rafting
  20. Pay for an international holiday for my parents
  21. Take a cruise
  22. Hike the Milford Track
  23. Go to Waitomo Caves
  24. Road trip through New Zealand’s South Island
  25. Complete Tongariro Crossing
  26. Volunteer abroad
  27. Road trip coast to coast in the USA
  28. See the Grand Canyon
  29. Hike the Inca Trail
  30. Drink beer all day at Oktoberfest in Munich
  31. Visit ANZAC Cove at Gallipoli
  32. Visit my Great Uncle’s war grave in El Alamein, Egypt
  33. See the Big 5 in Africa
  34. Experience Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  35. Visit Disneyland
  36. Party in Las Vegas
  37. Bathe in the Devils Pool in Zambia
  38. Float in the Dead Sea
  39. Make a wish at the Trevi fountain
  40. Visit Abbey Road and recreate the Beatles picture
  41. Party at Tomorrowland
  42. Throw tomatoes at La Tomatina
  43. Party in Cancun
  44. Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris 
  45. Attend a premier league football match in Spain
  46. Attend a professional basketball game in America
  47. Get a corny tourist photo at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  48. Spend Halloween in America
  49. Go up the Burj Kalifa in Dubai
  50. See New York from above (Empire State or Top of the Rock)




  1. Hi Liz

    Love your bucket list:) Ibiza is outstanding place! I have to go back and party up again before I get too old haha give your self more than 1 week when you go.

    Get in touch with me before you go I can give you few tips about some of the night clubs 🙂

    Now I am going to read your Tips for tomorrow land for rookies that’s on my list to visit:)

    Thanks for sharing
    Annie ox

  2. Sounds like you need to go to Thailand! Not only is Angkor Wat just a few hours over the Thai border, but the little town it’s in has been one of my favorite in Southeast Asia. You can rent bikes for 1$ a day and bike the 15-20 km to the ruins. Go while you still can, it’s apparently slowly sinking/crumbling due to being walked on so much.

    Also, the loi krathong (lantern) festival in Chiang Mai is AMAZING!

    And lastly, Koh Tao is the diving mecca of Southeast Asia and one of (if not THE) cheapest places to get certified to scuba dive in the world. I did it there myself. It’s also just a couple hours from Koh Phangan (full moon party).

    Girl, you need to get to Thailand, it’s such an amazing and cheap place to travel. Plus as a kiwi, you can get super cheap airfare (from NZ anyway). But I’m also totally biased because I’ve been living here for the last 2 years 🙂

  3. Some great goals Elizabeth and quite a few already completed.I particularly like the one about paying for your parents to have a trip.I need to check if my children have that goal.Keep enjoying your time overseas and I hope all goals are achieved

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