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The world is so packed with amazing sights and unbelievable opportunities for life changing experiences that there is no time to spill. Filling your life with a lot of work and other duties takes away time for exploration and adventure.

We realized in 2012 that we had to spent our life – our one life – doing something that seems meaningful to us and that we enjoy doing. Neither of us like to be tied up in a job that just take away our time to do what we love: to travel. Not even all the money you can make working a lot of hours doesn’t appeal to us.

When discussing what we wanted to do with our lives, we realized that we knew no one whose life we would want. Not even for a day. Not even the richest lawyer’s life seemed appealing. So what then?

After spending some time on the internet googling different kinds of things, we found some travel blogs. We were immediately fascinated: some people actually travel their whole life and write about it? Just like that? The answer really seems to be: just do it.

And we will. To help us keep track on all our dreams, we have created this Bucket List. It contains all the different thing we want to do, see and try before we die. That may sound a bit controversial, but we only have this life and we want to make the best of it!

Below is our Bucket List. We will continue to update it with new dreams and goals. When we have achieved something on the list, we will cross it out and link to the post about our achievement (if we write a post about it – which we should!). Enjoy and add your dreams in a comment below. :)

Our Bucket List: What to see, do and try before we die

1. Complete a three months bike ride through Europe
2. Live and travel all of Australia for more than six months
3. Become fluent in Italian (Celia)
4. Become fluent in Spanish
5. Learn how to scuba dive
6. Be able to stand on a surf board for more than 5 seconds
7. Visit at least three French Polonesian islands
8. Bungee jump in New Zealand
9. Spend a night in the Amazonas
10. Ride in a hot air baloon
11. Go parasailing
12. Go on a helicopter ride
13. Spend a night by the Colorado River in The Grand Canyon
14. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
15. Climb at least a little of Mount Everest
16. Drive on Route 66
17. Swim with dolphins
18. Go whale-watching
19. Go on a cruise in the Caribbean
20. Hug a koala bear
21. Feed a kangaroo
22. Pet and feed a baby tiger
23. See the Pyramids
24. Visit The Everglades
25. Ride a camel
26. Go on an overland safari in Africa
27. Visit Victoria Falls
28. Race on a dog sled in Greenland
29. Camp in Death Valley
30. Spend an afternoon in The Blue Lagoon in Iceland
31. Visit Stonehenge in the UK
32. See the statues on Easter Island
33. See the Taj Mahal in India
34. Take a gondola ride in Venice
35. Visit a wine farm in Italy
36. Visit a coffee farm in South America
37. See The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
38. Climb the Seattle Space Needle
39. See Mount Rushmore
40. Experience the Brazilian carnival
41. Be able to live from the earnings of this travel blog
42. Own nothing more that what fits in our backpacks
43. Publish an eBook about traveling the world
44. Speak at a conference with more than 500 people attending
45. Go to Burning Man
46. Make more than 1,000$ of passive income each month
47. Win an award
48. Sell some of our travel photos
49. Write an article for a well known travel magazine
50. Visit all seven continents
51. Visit 100 countries or more before turning 30 (Celia)
52. Watch the Super Bowl live
53. Watch the fireworks over Sydney Harbor on New Year’s Eve.
54. Go hunting
55. Participate in a real American Thanksgiving Dinner
56. Visit Pompeii in Italy
57. Live in Italy for more than three months
58. Sleep under the stars
59. See The Great Barrier Reef in Australia
60. Engage in a local ceremony in Africa or South America

What’s on your bucket list? We’d love to hear!

4 Comments on Bucket List

  1. Pia Eriksson Massa
    February 16, 2014 at 8:20 am (4 years ago)

    – Walk the Pilgrims Trail to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (takes about a week)

    – See the Hagia Sofia Mosque in Istanbul

    • Hans Jonas Hansen
      February 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm (4 years ago)

      Hey Pia

      Good ideas. I actually think we need to make a new bucket list someday. There are so many things we would love to see. It’s an amazing world.

  2. We Travel Together
    June 16, 2014 at 10:44 am (4 years ago)

    Found this really inspiring, and understand exactly what you mean. We have a big dream of being full time travelers. But the hardest thing is to let go of everything and just do it. But I think that when you’re finally taking the step you’ll never regret it, even if you find out that it wasn’t the right thing to do, because you did it! I hope you get what you want, and seems like you had a great adventure on your recently trip :) I’ve loved your updates on Facebook so much :)

    • Hans Jonas Hansen
      June 23, 2014 at 12:33 am (4 years ago)

      I agree. The last year we rented out our apartment in Denmark and we loved travelling the world. Now we look forward to selling the apartment and go travel again. For now we’re enjoying the summer in Denmark.


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