In late 2015 when I was thinking about putting the blog together I was chatting to my then workmate Gemma (who was planning a trip to the Philippines) about things we wanted to do and places we wanted to travel to. A kind of bucket list began to develop, and with the blog in mind I wanted to consciously include stuff that could be done at home in Ireland as well as travelling the world.
I thought I’d put The List up here to serve as inspiration and a reminder to get outside and live a little.
The list is by no means exhaustive, and I welcome suggestions to be added to it, so feel free to comment here or tweet me your ideas with hashtag #TheList.
(Note: It’s been brought to my attention that this page might be difficult to read on certain phone screens. If you experience this, please try turning your phone sideways and reading the page in landscape. Thanks.)
12 Pins in 24 hours, Ireland
4 Peaks in one weekend, Ireland
Learn to Scuba Dive
Swim with Dolphins
Run a Marathon
Solo Camping Trip
Visit the Pyramids, Egypt
Taj Mahal, India
The Colleseum, Italy
The Great Wall of China, China
Walk the Camino de Santiago, France/Spain
Hot Air Balloon
Climb the Seven Summits:
Enter a bouldering competition.
JFK 50 mile challenge, Ireland
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
Machu Picchu, Peru
See the Aurora Borealis, Scandanavia/Iceland
Table Mountain, South Africa
Climb a live volcano
Visit every continent
Gorilla Safari, Rwanda
Dive the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Aileen’s Wave, Ireland
Cross an ocean as part of a sailing crew
Stay in a Buddhist Temple
Visit the Grand Canyon
Sleep on the beach from The Beach, Thailand
Do a Via Ferrata
Cruise to explore the Amazon.
Become a scuba instructor
Swim in all five oceans:
Zip World Velocity – The longest and fastest zipline in Europe. (Suggested by Emmet Byrne)
Hike and climb in Joshua Tree National Park, California, US. (Suggested by Logan Moody)
Hike/Trail Run up Lion’s Head, Cape Town, South Africa.
(Suggested by Megan Knox Davies)