Travel bucket list

My travel bucket list is forever growing. For everything I tick off, I feel I add at least two more. I have tried to categorize, but some of them can fit several categories, so not all might be logically placed. They are also listed in a more or less random order. A good mix of experiences, including a few guilty pleasures.

As I go along, tick them off and write about them, I will update the list with links to my blog posts.

Spend the night:
Under the stars

In a snooze cube at an airport
In a houseboat
In a lighthouse
In a Trulli house in Italy
In a castle
In a böd (Shetland)
In an ice hotel
In a monastery
In a tent at the beach, falling asleep and waking up to the sounds of the waves
In a tree house
In a house standing on poles in the sea
In a teepee
In a glass igloo, looking out at the sky full of stars
In an underwater hotel
In Halong bay
In a prison. By choice, of course.
At a vineyard
Outdoors in the Australian wild

A Böd in Shetland. Originally used to house fishermen and their gear during the fishing season.

A Böd in Shetland. Originally used to house fishermen and their gear during the fishing season.

Food and drinks:
Try the local food (always ongoing…)
Eat sushi in Japan
Participate in a Japanese Tea Ceremony
Go fishing and prepare the fresh catch
Drink (good) tequila in Mexico
Taste whisky in Scotland
Drink Champagne in Champagne
Visit a brewery in Czech Republic
Eat in a Michelin star restaurant
Take a cooking class
Insects
Kangaroo
Crocodile
Sheep head
Eat guinea pig in Ecuador (ok, did it in Peru instead…)
Taste bear
Haggis
Ostrich
Snake
Eat puffin

The skeptic first bite when eating snake in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The skeptic first bite when eating snake in Siem Reap, Cambodia..

Tea ceremony in Hiroshima in Japan

Tea ceremony in Hiroshima in Japan.

Hikes:
The Inca trail to Machu Pichu, Peru
Hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway
Hike to Trolltunga, Norway
Hike to Kjerag, Norway
Hike to Adams Peak, Sri Lanka
Do a glacier walk
Hike between the Cinque Terre villages
Cave walk

At Trolltunga (Troll's tongue) in Hardanger in Norway

At Trolltunga (Troll’s tongue) in Hardanger in Norway.

The shadow of Adam's Peak seen from the top at sunrise.

The shadow of Adam’s Peak seen from the top at sunrise.

Nature related:
Dive/snorkel between the continental plates in Iceland
See the sunrise over Angkor Wat
Visit Greenland
See the northern light
See the midnight sun
See the cherry blossoms in Japan
See the blossoming in Hardanger – the fruit garden of Norway
See a volcano eruption
Visit Amazons
See the Grand Canyon
See a geysir in Iceland

Sunrise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Sunrise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Fruit blossom in Hardanger in Norway

Fruit blossom in Hardanger in Norway.

Animal related:
Swim with wild dolphins
Dive at great barrier reef
Go on a safari and see the big five (if the back foot of a lion counts…)
See wild polar bears at Svalbard
See the penguins on the south pole
Dogsledding
Swim with giant turtles

A polar bear mother with two kids at Svalbard

A polar bear mother with two kids at Svalbard. I know it is hard to see, but they are the slightly yellow spots…..

Water- and airborne:
Kayaking in the Fjords of Norway
Go bamboo rafting
Swim in Victoria Falls
Dive into a cave
Walk behind a waterfall
Sailing in the Caribbean
Surf in Australia
Island hopping in Greece
Float in the Dead Sea
Shower in a waterfall
Parachute
Fly in a helicopter
Fly in a hot-air balloon
Fly the worlds shortest flights between Westray and Papa Westray islands

Devils Pool at the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia

“Devils Pool” at the edge of Victoria Falls in Zambia.

Walking behind Storsæterfossen waterfall in Geiranger in Norway

Walking behind Storsæterfossen waterfall in Geiranger in Norway.

Location bound experiences:
Experience Machu Picchu
Visit to Nordkapp (North Cape)
Visit David Gareji cave monastery in Georgia
Visit the Svaneti mountain area in Georgia
Visit Easter Island
Taktsang Lhakhang Monastery in Bhutan
Trans-Siberian railway
Walk on the Great Wall in China
See the bridges in Mostar
See Stonehenge
See the windmills in Netherland
Chernobyl ghost town
Visit the beautiful city of Annecy in France
Visit Hawaii
Drive the Atlantic Road
Catacombs of Paris
Visit the colorful city of Colmar
See the cliffs in Etretat
Milestii Mici in Moldova, the worlds largest wine cellar
Drive an old American car in Cuba
Do a beer spa in Czech Republic
Guided tour at the closed down secret station of Aldwych in London
Be a tourist in my own town (still ongoing, though)
Visit Alcatraz
Visit Spinalonga
Bike in Amsterdam
Iran
Visit the city of Berat in Albania
See a pyramid in Egypt
Explore Belarus
Ride a Cable Car in San Francisco
Visit the Killing Fields in Cambodia
Visit all the continents
Visit all the countries of the world
Celebrate Songkran in Thailand
Explore Pompeii
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
Dance salsa in Cuba
Visit Transylvania in Romania
Visit Bath (and daytrip to Castle Combe)
Walk the Suspension Bridges in Vancouver
Visit Ischia and Castello Aragonese
Visit Sicily
Walk the El Caminito del Rey walkway in Malaga
See the old city under Seattle
Mont-Saint-Michel
Roof walk in Stockholm
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Iguazú Falls, Argentina
Petra by candlelight, Jordan
Bagan, Myanmar
Venice, Italy
New Caledonia

Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Old American car in Trinidad, Cuba

Old American car in Trinidad, Cuba.

Other experiences:
Live abroad
Learn Spanish
Meditate with monks
Experience the atmosphere at a big football match
Visit another country on their national day

FC Barcelona playing a football match at Camp Nou in Barcelona

FC Barcelona playing a football match at Camp Nou in Barcelona.

Things I did not know was on my bucket list before I did it:
See the Ring of Brodgar
Rafting the river in Cesky Krumlov
Eat grilled lobster on a deserted beach in Cuba
Visit the great city of Ghent
Strolling around charming Prizren
Walk among the salt pools Salinas de Maras in Peru

Beautiful Ghent in Belgium

Beautiful Ghent in Belgium.

What would you add to your travel bucket list?

8 thoughts on “Travel bucket list

  1. Super liste! 😀 Jeg må innrømme at jeg stjal et par av punktene dine også 😉 Den kjempekorte flyreisen på Orkney-øyene hadde vært gøy å prøve, haha. Gleder meg også til å utforske Prizren om i underkant av to uker!

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  2. Love this Linn!!!

    If we move to Norway one day, we can teach you Spanish and you can teach us Norwegian! 🙂

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