The Travel and Adventure List

Sky Diving, Palatka, Florida

As I was reading Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places, I got inspired to do a travel and adventure list as a goal for me & Peter to complete (well, mostly me, but Peter’s up for the ride sometimes). This post aims to hold us accountable to the things we want to do and we’ll scratch them off once we’re done with it. As our life is constantly changing and giving us more motivation to do more things, we’ll continuously add (or remove) from the list. We also included some financial goals as well, as this is a travel, adventure, leisure & finance blog! Feel free to suggest more things that we can do in the comments below and we may just add it to our list!

Ruby of A Journey We Love SkyDives
Sky diving – bucket list check

The Travel & Adventure List

  1. Learn how to ride a bicycle (Ruby)
  2. Swim with sharks (Ruby)
  3. Get PADI certified (Ruby) (June 2016)
  4. Skydive (Palatka, Florida, 2015). Indoor Skydive (iFly Orlando January 2016) (Ruby)
  5. Hang gliding (Ruby) (May 2016)
  6. Swim with Manatees (Crystal River, Florida, 2015) – (Peter & Ruby)
  7. Feed a kangaroo (Busch Gardens, 2015) – (Ruby)
  8. Feed a giraffe (July 17, 2016) – (Ruby)
  9. Feed a goat (Bojnice Zoo, April 2016) – (Ruby)
  10. Swim with pigs in the (Big Major Cay) Bahamas (Ruby)
  11. Go to All Disney Parks: (Ruby)
    • Walt Disney World’s Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, (2014 Florida season passholder)
    • Hong Kong Disneyland (2009, 2010)
    • Disneyland California
    • Euro Disney (Paris)
    • Tokyo Disneyland & Disney Sea
    • Shanghai Disneyland
  12. Write for an established magazine or newspaper, online or offline
  13. Easter Island
  14. Galapagos Islands
  15. See the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh
  16. Hogmanay, Scotland
  17. New Years in Times Square (January 1, 2014) (Ruby)
  18. Bungee Jump
  19. Trapeze Lessons (2015) (Ruby)
  20. Got Engaged in a Castle (Bratislava, Devin Castle April 2015)
  21. Iceland
  22. Greenland
  23. New Zealand
  24. Bolivia Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni)
  25. Machu Picchu, Peru
  26. Great Wall of China, Beijing
  27. Pyramids of Egypt
  28. African Safari
  29. Go on a cruise
  30. Grow our net worth (excluding the house)
    • $100,000 Net Worth
    • $250,000 Net Worth (Sept 2017)
    • $500,000 Net Worth
    • $1,000,000 Net Worth
    • $1,250,000 Net Worth (Financially Independent!!)
  31. See humpback whales in Hawaii
  32. See the seals/sea lions in California (not sure what they are) – (Ruby). Peter can already safely scratch this off his list.
  33. Drive through the Great Pacific Highway (Ruby) — Peter already scratched this off his list but willing to do it again with me
  34. Paraglide
  35. See the mountain gorillas in Uganda
  36. Cuba before it gets too commercialized (February 2017)
  37. North Korea before it opens up to the world
  38. Hang Son Doong, Vietnam
  39. Great Barrier Reef
  40. The Whitsundays
  41. Coney Island
  42. Drive across the 7 mile bridge in the Florida Keys (Sept 2016)
  43. Sunset at Mallory Square, Key West (Sept 2016)
  44. See the Olympics
  45. World Cup (Brazil June 2014)
  46. Euros (June 2016)
  47. Go to an all-inclusive resort (Hyatt Zilara Montego Bay February 2016)
  48. Visit all 7 continents
  49. Visit all 50 US States
  50. Snowboard (Korea February 2013)
  51. See Snow (South Korea February 2013, New York City 2015 & 2016)
  52. Ski
  53. Snowshoe
  54. Watch a space launch at Cape Canaveral
  55. Day of the Dead in Mexico
  56. Sleep in a castle/palace
  57. Visit at least 70% of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  58. Go to the Amazon River & see piranhas & pink dolphins
  59. Go up a hot air balloon
  60. Climb up the Statue of Liberty’s Crown (January 17, 2016)
  61. Climb up the Washington Monument (May 2015)
  62. Do a Route 66 roadtrip
  63. Go to Rabbit (Okunoshima) Island, Japan
  64. Komodo Island, Indonesia
  65. Laos & Myanmar: to complete Ruby’s South East Asia list (exception of East Timor)
  66. Swim with dolphins (Marineland February 2016)
  67. Ride a helicopter
  68. Ride a horse (Amelia Island Sept 2015)
  69. Everglades (Airboat May 2016)
  70. Antarctica Cruise
  71. Arctic Circle
  72. Journey through Alaska (especially Denali National Park)
  73. Own a home (July 17, 2015); Owned Second Home aka rental property (October 14, 2016)
  74. Grand Canyon (May 2015)
  75. Carnival in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
  76. Mardi Gras – New Orleans (February 2014)
  77. Chichen Itza, Mexico (February 2015) *this was a dream of Ruby’s as a kid
  78. Coba & Tulum, Mexico
  79. Swim in a cenote (February 2015)
  80. Stonehenge (June 2008)
  81. Angkor Wat/Killing Fields, Cambodia (February 2013)
  82. Read a certain number of books (based on my Goodreads account): digital, audio, or print copies suffice
    • 500 books
    • 1,000 books
    • 2,500 books
    • 5,000 books
    • 10,000 books
  83. Cinque Terre, Italy
  84. Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau, Germany (April 2015)
  85. Go to Vatican City & see the Pope
  86. Tibet
  87. Nepal
  88. Bhutan
  89. St Petersburg & Moscow, Russia
  90. Loire Valley, France
  91. Visit all the castles/national monuments in Slovakia
  92. Visit all the castles/national monuments in Czech Republic
  93. Scenic train through Canada
  94. Sandboard
  95. Transylvania, Romania
  96. Gondola ride in Venice
  97. Patagonia
  98. Set foot on a glacier (Mer de Glace, Switzerland, June 2016)
  99. See the terra cotta warriors in Xian, China
  100. Bora-Bora, Seychelles, Maldives, Tahiti, Fiji, Mauritius
  101. Build our own travel company netting
    1. $100/month
    2. $200/month
    3. $500/month
    4. $1,000/month
    5. $5,000/month
    6. $10,000/month
  102. Jerusalem Pilgrimage
  103. Swim & interact with stingrays in Cayman Islands
  104. See the pink sand beaches of Bermuda
  105. Visit 80% of the US National Parks
  106. Swim in the Dead Sea
  107. Boat tour at Seal Island, South Africa (if it’s even possible)
  108. Interact with wild horses at Assateague Island, USA (Maryland/Virginia)
  109. Aoshima Island Japan (so.many.cats)
  110. Northern Lights
  111. 24 Hour Sunlight
  112. Swim with whales in Tonga
  113. See the brown bears of Katmai National Park, Alaska
  114. See the polar bears in Barrow, Alaska

If you’ve made it through this far, thanks for sticking with us! As we said, this list will just keep growing and growing as we keep scratching things off one by one (slowly but surely). Thank you for sticking with us, and hopefully we’ll all make our dreams & goals come true! If you see a link in a crossed out goal, it will lead you to a blog post of that particular experience or related to it. Feel free to tell us any new ideas or what your goals are in the comments below!

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