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.)

The List:

12 Pins in 24 hours, Ireland

4 Peaks in one weekend, Ireland

Learn to Scuba Dive

Whale Watching

Swim with Dolphins

Shark Diving

Run a Marathon

Obstacle Race

Surf (successfully)

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

Adventure Race

Everest Base Camp, Nepal

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil

Machu Picchu, Peru

Petra, Jordan

See the Aurora Borealis, Scandanavia/Iceland

Table Mountain, South Africa

Climb a live volcano

Volcano sledding

Visit every continent

Gorilla Safari, Rwanda

Dive the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Uluru, Australia

Aileen’s Wave, Ireland

Cross an ocean as part of a sailing crew

Stay in a Buddhist Temple


World Cruise

Cliff Dive

Visit the Grand Canyon

Sleep on the beach from The Beach, Thailand

Do a Via Ferrata

Camping Safari

Cruise to explore the Amazon.

Hang gliding.

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)

2 thoughts on “#TheList

  1. contact Graham…at venture2adventures.com…….. a lot of things on your list doesn’t cost anything and he can arrange most of what you wish to do. T.

    Graham’s email address is below


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