My Bucket List (and Kind of a Vision Board)

Bucket List

A bucket list! Something we all probably have.

I’ve been unconsciously mine since I was a kid, and now looking back on it, it gives me a great feeling knowing I’ve ticked things I thought were hard or even impossible to accomplish.

Having one is great as it’s a good motivational tool. I highly believe when you write your goals down, they will most likely happen. My bucket list, for instance, has kept me positive and driven, and even more when I get to tick some things off.

Obviously, I’m still working on mine. Life is still ongoing and my dreams are actually getting bigger. But for now, here’s my bucket list—a list of destinations I want to see, things to experience and some general life goals I wish to accomplish before I kick the bucket.

Along the way, as I tick things off, I will be updating this with relevant posts and maybe add new ones as I go.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

my bucket list

Destinations

Bucket List

south america

  • Explore the Amazon
  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Visit Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
  • See the Rainbow Mountain
  • Iguazú Falls
  • Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia
  • The Nazca Lines
  • Caño Cristales
  • Easter Island
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Cocora Valley
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands
  • See Christ the Redeemer
  • Wander the streets of Cartagena
  • Trek to the Lost City
Bucket List
Bucket List

africa

  • Sleep under the stars in NamibRand, Namibia
  • Go on a safari
  • See the Pyramids of Giza
  • Explore Marrakech in Morocco
  • Visit Zanzibar in Tanzania
  • Swim in Devils Pool, Victoria Falls
  • Have breakfast with giraffes in Kenya
  • See Gorillas in Rwanda
  • Live and help out in a community in Africa
Bucket List
Bucket List

europe

  • See the Northern Lights
  • Take part in La Tomatina festival in Spain
  • Experience Christmas markets in Europe
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • The Parthenon
  • The Stonehenge
  • Catch the sunset in Santorini
  • Make a wish at Trevi Fountain
  • Watch the changing of the guards in London
  • Walk the Abbey Road
  • Visit the Anne Frank House
  • Notre-Dame de Paris
  • See the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, France
  • See the hot air balloons of Cappadocia
  • Ski (and after ski)
  • Geek about Greek Mythology in Greece
  • Attend a festival in the UK
  • Cruise through the Arctic
Bucket List

central america

  • Explore the Mayan Ruins
  • Food trip in Mexico
  • Snorkel in Belize
  • See Rio Celeste Waterfall
  • Visit Nauyaca Falls
  • See a Toucan
  • Find the Lost Pyramid
Bucket List
Bucket List

asia

  • Ride a tuk-tuk
  • Sit on top of a jeepney! / Things to do in Siargao
  • Drive a scooter through Vietnam traffic
  • See Ha Long Bay
  • Visit Hoi An
  • Do the Hai Van Pass
  • Travel to Pai in Thailand
  • Live in Siargao Island
  • See cherry blossoms in Japan
  • Visit the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima
  • Himeji Castle
  • Great Wall of China
  • Visit Bhutan
  • Bike across Taiwan
  • Sleep at Everest Base Camp
  • Backpack Myanmar
  • Vist the Taj Mahal
  • Get into a food coma in India
  • See the hot air balloons of Cappadocia

middle east

  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Visit Petra in Jordan
Bucket List
Bucket List

australia / new zealand

  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • See koalas and kangaroos
  • Have a road trip
  • Experience the beauty of New Zealand

antarctica

  • Cruise around Antarctica

north america

  • Watch a Broadway show
  • Road trip from one coast to the other
Bucket List

Adventures Anywhere

  • Live in a van
  • Go camping / “Camping in Baler”
  • Cliff jump
  • Go kayaking
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Swim with turtles
  • Dive with sharks
  • Night dive with manta rays
  • Visit a nude beach
  • Go skinny dipping
  • Do a Color Run
  • Stay in an igloo
  • See an alpaca
  • Ride a hot air balloon
  • Go to Disneyland
  • Explore a winery
  • Hitchhike
  • Skydive
  • Paraglide
  • Go canyoneering
  • Attend a local’s wedding (non Filipino)
  • Live in a boat for a few days
  • Do farm work
  • Take a cooking class
  • See sand dunes
  • Do a border run
  • Sleep in a treehouse
  • Visit a Planetarium
  • Make a snow angel
  • Snorkel
  • Drive across a country
  • Attend a concert
  • Hike a mountain

Bucket List
Bucket List
Bucket List

Celebrations

  • Attend Pride
  • Dia de los Muertos in Mexico
  • La Tomatina in Spain
  • Rio Carnival in Brazil
  • Holi in India
  • New Year’s Eve in a different country
Bucket List

Things to Learn

  • A new language
  • A non-Filipino traditional dance
  • How to ride a motorbike/scooter
  • How to drive a manual car
  • Learn to surf
  • Get a diving license
  • Learn to wakeboard
  • Learn to ski or snowboard
Bucket List
Bucket List
Bucket List

Personal

  • Travel solo
  • Volunteer /Teaching English in Vietnam
  • Visit all 7 continents
  • Live somewhere outside the Philippines
  • Volunteer at an animal sanctuary
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Get a tattoo
  • Get a piercing
  • Do what I love
  • Continue doing what I love
  • Start a blog
  • Establish a business
  • Make a career out of my passion
  • Have a base outside the Philippines
  • Have a garden
  • Donate to charity
  • Donate regularly
  • Rescue/Adopt an animal
  • Help build a school
  • Sponsor a child
  • Write a book
  • Start a foundation

And there you have my bucket list! What about you? What are things included in yours? I would love to know so please share them below!

Cheers,

Rai x

Hi! I’m Rai, a twenty-something Filipino who is passionate about travel, wellness and conscious living. All kinda began when I decided to hit the road as a form of healing for my mental health.

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