Experience Wish List

I’m not one to aim to go to X amount of countries before a certain time, or anything. Over the years, I’ve realised I fall in love with experiences – whether it’s as simple as walking through a certain city or as crazy as jumping out of a plane.

So instead of a bucket list of places, I’m going to put together a wish list of experiences (which I’ll keep updating) – to make sure I do whenever I go somewhere which gives me the opportunity to fulfill it.

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Nature/Natural Phenomenons

  • Snorkel the Silfra Drift in Iceland (between Eurasian and North American tectonic plates)
  • See the Northern Lights – fingers crossed on my upcoming trip to Iceland!
  • Paddleboard down the Amazon River
  • Amazon: canopy climbing
  • Glowworm caves in Waitomo, New Zealand
  • Kayak Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef – I’ve done this, so scuba diving there is next!
  • Kayak in the Canadian Rockies


  • Volunteer with elephants at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Volunteer with wild cats in Africa
  • Swim with dolphins – in the wild
  • Help with rehabilitating turtles
  • See the wildlife of the Galapagos: golden rays, giant tortoises, etc
  • Cage diving with Great White Sharks
  • See Orcas – completed in Canada

Adrenaline Adventures

  • Skydive – I’ve done this in California, but I’d love to in New Zealand!
  • Glacier hiking – Iceland or New Zealand
  • Bungee jumping in New Zealand
  • A few from earlier probably fit in here, like cage diving and canopy climbing…
  • Climb a mountain or volcano
  • Go to Antarctica
  • Swing on the End of the World swing in Ecuador

Personal improvement

  • Yoga retreat – this could be anywhere, whether that’s India (channeling my inner Elizabeth Gilbert), beside a beach, or high in the mountains
  • Become a decent surfer: I’d love to spend around a month in an exotic, hot place, spending every day surfing. With lessons or as part of a surf camp at first maybe, until I can do it independently
  • Surf all over the world: Hawaii, Bali (again), the Philippines, South America, etc

City, town & cultural moments

  • New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia
  • Holi Festival in India
  • Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai
  • Go back to Capri, Italy
  • Cycle in Copenhagen
  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • Drive around California or Australia in a VW Campervan
  • Ride a gondola in Venice – Done this! Prepare to haggle…
  • Full Moon Party in Thailand
  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Experience Oktoberfest in Munich


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