Bucket List: 30 before 30

  1. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Trek Salkantay Trail instead (4/22-4/26/2015)
  2. Set up camp with views of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland
  3. Experience Iguassu Falls on the Argentinian/Brazil border (2/19-2/20/2015)
  4. Hike to Base Camp Everest in Nepal
  5. Spend a day with a monk in Tibet
  6. Float down the Irrawaddy River in Burma
  7. Sail around Indonesia for 2 weeks
  8. Road trip down the Amalfi Coast, Italy
  9. White water rafting in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador – Didn’t make it to Ecuador this trip, but did swim and kayak in the Amazon River in Peru! (4/27-5/1/2015)
  10. Climb the highest peak in Southeast Asia Malaysia
  11. Ride a camel into the Sahara (spend the night in a desert tent) in Morocco (7/28-8/1/2015)
  12. Explore the Lofted Islands with an eye out for the Northern Lights in Oslo (This will have to wait until October-May. Next time!) CHANGE TO: Hike the “Big Three” of Western Norway: Trolltunga, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), and Kjerag (8/15-8/18/2015
  13. Ride the rails of Scandinavia across the Arctic Circle in Oslo (Sadly, not enough time to get up to the Arctic Circle on this trip. Next time!)
  14. Cycle from the mountains to the coast in Turkey and ride the valleys of Cappadocia on horseback in Turkey
  15. Drink Patagonia beer while trekking in Patagonia (3/4-3/10/2015)
  16. Hang glide in Rio de Janeiro (2/13/2015)
  17. Downhill cycling on the Death Road, Bolivia (4/12/2015)
  18. Bike trip through the Maipu region of Mendoza, Italy
  19. Oktoberfest in Germany
  20. Sail through Greek Islands
  21. Run with the Bulls in Spain (7/7-7/8/2015)
  22. Trek the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina (3/3/2015)
  23. Eat Argentinian beef and wine tasting in Mendoza (3/13/2015)
  24. Witness a volcano erupting, Pucon Chile (3/28/2015)
  25. See the Milkyway over Lake Titicaca, Bolivia (4/14/2015
  26. Visit the Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia (4/7/2015)
  27. Hike Cinque Terra, Italy
  28. Canyoning in Interlaken, Switerzland
  29. Surf in Bali (Surfed in Portugal! 7/15-7/17/2015)
  30. Experience all 7 Wonders of the World. Here are the lists — obviously this one is a life long goal:
    1. The “New” 7 Wonders of the World:
    2. The 7 Natural Wonders of the World:
    3. The 7 Wonders of the Modern World:


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Accomplished Bucket List:

– Hike part of the Great Wall of China (July 2012)

– Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef (August 2010)

– Spend the day exploring Petra, Jordan (July 2011)

– Dive in the Red Sinai in Egypt (July 2011)

– Climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge (September 2010)

– Lived abroad (twice) – Michael: Denmark, Australia; Deena: Australia, Hong Kong

– Float in the Dead Sea (July 2011)

– Sky diving (twice)


Bucket List for Next Time:

– Downhill cycling on Irazu Volcano in Nicaragua

– Visit the Hand of the Desert, Peru

– Swing at the End of the World in Banos, Ecuador

– Spend Christmas in Denmark

– Hike Camino de Santiago

– Explore the Lofted Islands with an eye out for the Northern Lights in Oslo

– Ride the rails of Scandinavia across the Arctic Circle in Oslo

– Ride the Flam Railway

– Take a Scandinavia Cruise

– Full Moon Party in Thailand

– Become fluent in another language

– See the Pyramids in Egypt