Our Bucket List

Bucket List

Lockdown has given us time to think on where and what I still want to do with travel . Here we have put together a few ideas and a list of our top places we have yet to explore but cant wait to do and we made up a travel bucket list. Its a list that’s quite ambitious but I think we can do it.

So hear is our travel bucket list ideas

1. Jordon – Petra

I have always wanted to go to Jordon and especially Petra. The tombs, the temples and the ancient cities, I just think it would be amazing to see. Another Wishlist I always wanted to do would be to swim in the dead sea.

This is a trip we are planning so hopefully before long we will get there.

2.India Road Trip

India is always something my wife and I have always wanted to do. We talk about it every year, I think we just have so much we want to see there we would want a good few months at it.

Being a foody, to travel to different regions and sample my most favoured cuisine would be unbelieveable.

And just the whole Indian culture fascinates us.

When we get time this will be a trip we make.

3.Safari in Tanzania

After our South Africa safari the urge to get out and do one again appeals to us. And the Serengeti is one I reckon needs to be o the list.

4.Bora Bora

Well now who wouldn’t want to go to Bora Bora. Blue waters, beach huts and golden sand.

5.New Orleans

I have always wanted to go to New Orleans. The Jazz music, creole cuisine and the famous Bourbon street just has some kind of appeal to me and I would love to go and find out what its about.

6.Machu Pichu Peru

The trek sounds amazing and well the end result I can only imagine will be unbelievable.

Not sure when we will do this but cant wait until we can.

7.Great Wall Of China

If I’m totally honest photos are as far as I have to to researching this. But from seeing photos I would say the views and the whole experience would be unreal.

8.Angkor Wat Cambodia

Was suppose to do this when we went to Vietnam, but we saved it for another trip. Angkor Wat seems so vast and amazing would love to see it, and would just as much love to see and travel the whole of Cambodia.

9.Trans – Monogolian Railway – Russia to China

This appeals to us as, Russia is a country that intrigues me. And to do a journey that stretches so far and all the different places to stop and explore would be fascinating.

10. Rio de Janeiro

Even as a child I wanted to visit the Copacobana beach and the Christ The Redeemer is a must for any bucket list.

Already Ticked Off Bucket List


We have been so lucky to travel so much and a few that were on this list but we with recently ticked off were. Firstly a safari in the Sabi Sands in South Africa this was a once in a lifetime time chance.

Victoria Falls

Secondly was Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe a waterfall so huge and powerful it has to be seen to believe.

Grand Canyon

And Thirdly would have to be the Grand Canyon we flew in and this was an experience to remember we landed in the canyon for champagne and a moment worth cherishing for ever.

And Finally

Have any thoughts don’t forget to tell us your top 10 in the comments below.

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  1. Yes to #1, 2, and 5; I want to go there, too! I highly recommend Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China: both are incredible wonders of the world and rich in history and culture. Can’t wait to see your adventures once we can travel again!

    1. Cant wait to get out again and explore again. Some of these maybe on hold but eventually we will make them.
      Thanks for stopping by
      Have a great day

  2. Pete Schloss – Kansas City, Missouri. USA – I am a retired Attorney whose continuing Mediation practice focuses upon the resolution of disputes. I provide a confidential forum for people to find dignified solutions to the problems that they face.
    Pete Schloss says:

    A great (and ambitious) list. Age tends to draw the bucket list horizon closer. We had planned Labrador and Newfoundland this year but a certain virus canceled that. Perhaps next year.

    1. Yes very ambitious I’d probably should of called it wishlist rather than a bucket list. Likewise the virus has slowed us down and having a newborn last year it’s probably going to be disneyland and camping these next few years

  3. leightontravels – Beijing, China. – Freelance travel blogger from London. Former music & film journalist, interviewer of the stars. Passionate about travel, film, music, football, Indian food.
    leightontravels says:

    Funnily enough, Sladja and I recently drew up a bucket list. After all, we’re both edging into our 40s now and aware that our time in this planet isn’t infinite. In the end, our list went on and on and on. A few of the top locations include Hawaii, Oaxaca, California, The Balkans, Myanmar and more Scottish islands. One by one…

    1. The more I discuss it the more I want to add, was discussing with someone earlier and would have to add Rome to our list and now reading this definitely agree with Qaxaca. And if I start researching America I’m sure we would add a whole lot more to.

      We to are approaching the 40’s also so we want to do it while we can. Once this virus goes away we will start booking again.

      For now it sharing all stories and photos which is great to look back over
      Have a great day

      1. leightontravels – Beijing, China. – Freelance travel blogger from London. Former music & film journalist, interviewer of the stars. Passionate about travel, film, music, football, Indian food.
        leightontravels says:

        That’s lovely. Keep on keeping on guys!

  4. Wow that’s an ambitious travel list. Looking forward to seeing posts when you visit all those places. Shame Covid has affected travel so much at the moment.

    1. I know but hopefully next year we can get out again and start planning and exploring.

  5. iFlyMSP – After a 35-year travel industry career, the time has come to kick back and relax. Well, not exactly, but it is time to travel without a business schedule dictating where and when. Over the years I've traveled extensively by air for work, both domestically and internationally. I've been to some incredibly exciting and beautiful destinations, and some others, not so much. So now it's my turn (and hopefully yours), to explore the world at a more leisurely pace. Whether you want to discover the U.S. or another continent, the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is a great starting point. And that's what this blog is all about. I'm not here to assist the rich and famous in figuring out how to best earn and utilize their millions of airline miles and hotel points. Instead, my focus will be on the average Joe and Josephine. Hard-working people (like you!) who have saved up over time for their once or twice a year escape from reality. So if you're contemplating a getaway from MSP or the Upper Midwest via the Twin Cities, you've come to the right place. Happy trails!
    iFlyMSP says:

    Medeira and a lot more of Portugal are our list, more of the UK and add Scotland and Wales, Vienna/Salzburg and the Austrian countryside, hike in the Dolomites. the Czech Republic, and the east coast of Canada. For what it’s worth, New Orleans doesn’t do much for me. Bourbon Street is pretty much a drunk-fest, but there are great restaurants and antebellum estates worth visiting. You’d do better exploring Nashville IMHO.

    1. Thanks for your thoughts that is a great list also.
      Thanks for the New Orleans / Nashville tip its great to get feedback 😀

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