I found myself looking at travel blogs the other day and sighing heavily at all the stuff I haven’t done yet.
As time ticks by, I’ve found I’ve accomplished quite a bit. I’ve been to several countries, I’m working in a foreign country now and approaching fluency in the language, I’m getting so close to getting rid of my dreaded Student Loans, blah blah blah.
But there’s still a million things I haven’t done, and I thought I would keep track of them in this list to see if I get around to them anytime soon. I doubt it but hey, ya never know.
In no particular order, I present to you Stefanie’s Travel Bucket List
- Working holiday in Australia and/or New Zealand
- Riding the Trans-Mongolian from China to Russia, then taking other trains to Europe as far as I can
- Getting back to Gimmelwald, Switzerland. Or just Switzerland in general.
- Hiking Macchu Pichu in Peru
- Studying Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country for at least a month (Peru is a good choice given the previous idea)
- Trying “skydiving” in one of those tubes where you start on the ground and the air pressure pushes you up (Sorry. I’m a wuss. Ain’t never doing the jumping-out-of-the-plane variety.)
- Taking cooking lessons for the local food in whatever country I can. Thailand is the first place that comes to mind but I’m pretty open-minded. Because food. I have done this for Korean food- I took a lesson in Seoul, and it was so much fun that I want to repeat the experience!
- Riding a horse in Mongolia
- Swimming with dolphins somewhere pretty
- Studying German in a German-speaking country for at least a month (I studied it in high school and have sadly forgotten most of it)
- Volunteer for something like Habitat for Humanity for at least a week, preferably a month (hey, I like to commit)
- Work in a country other than Japan or the USA (on a WHV is fine, but with a working visa would also be neat)
Like I said, these are just a few ideas of things I’d love to do at some point in my life, preferably sooner rather than later. Sadly most of them require funds I don’t currently have, and won’t for a while. (Excuse me while I go glare at my student loans for existing.) Still, I want to accomplish as many of these as I can in the next five to ten years.
We’ll see if that happens!