They say you can speak things into existence. So, fingers crossed – I’m sharing ten specific things I definitely want to do before I leave this little world, and I won’t quit until I cross every single one of these off my list.

1. Sit in the “end of the world swing” at Casa del Arbol in Ecuador.

Casa del Arbol Swing | End of the World | Ecuador | Travel

I do not swing on swings often, but when I do, I will sit on this one at the “end of the world.”

2. Learn how to surf in Hawaii.

Sunset Surf | Hawaii | Travel

I’ve never been to Hawaii. I’ve never learned how to surf. Whether it’s after I retire or within the next few years, I’ll be moving to Hawaii for a few months to learn how to surf.

3. Sit on the tippy top of Trolltunga in Norway.

Trolltunga, Norway | Travel

Norway is home to some of the most famous cliffs in the world, but Trolltunga is completely one of a kind. I’ll be here to soak in the sun, catch a breath after a long hike and let my feet hang off the very tip of this badboy.

4. Take a hot air balloon ride at sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Cappadocia, Turkey | Hot Air Balloon | Travel

One of the most scenic places to take a hot air balloon ride is Cappadocia in Turkey, and I hope to experience this one day.

5. Light a Khom Loi at the Yi Peng festival in Mae Cho, Chiang Mai

Floating Lanterns | Yi Ping Festival

Every year, hundreds of lanterns are lit and float into the sky in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the Yi Peng festival.

6. Dive off a cliff.

Cliff Diving | Travel

…pretty much anywhere.

7. Witness the Northern Lights.

Iceland | Northern Lights | Travel

It’ll be bitter cold outside but this – seeing this in person would be well worth any cold.

8. Canoe through the Melissani Cave in Greece.

Melissani Cave | Greece | Travel

It’s only fair that one of the most beautiful caves in Greece be explored intimately by canoe.

9. Take a month long cruise around the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean Coast | Travel

One day I’m going to book a cruise with Thomson Cruises for 24 nights, and sail through Turkey, Greece, Malta, Spain, Portugal and Bulgaria in one big swoop.

10. Slip into the glass skywalk on a mountain peak in Chaminox, France

Chaminox, France | Glass Skywalk | Travel

Chaminox is a popular ski resort town in the French Alps. They built a glass skybox at a peak, and they’ll make you wear slippers when stepping into it. I don’t mind slippers, and I definitely don’t mind stepping into a glass box built on top of a mountain.

So, would you come with me?


37 COMMENTS ON "10 Things I Want To Do Before I Die"


2 years 1 month ago

All these look so fun! 🙂

2 years 1 month ago

These places are amazing! 🙂

2 years 1 month ago

Thanks for some great ideas to add to my own list!

Call Us Whatever
2 years 1 month ago

I’m seriously in love with you, your motto, your everything! Loved your blog and following on Instagram as well! Great post, I’m pinning it for sure!


2 years 1 month ago

I love how specific and extravagant all these are. Knowing you I bet you can do it!

good luck!


2 years 1 month ago

Cappadocia is on my list, too, and so is surving. I have no doubt you’ll start checking those things off in the near(ish) future, and then you’re going to have to come up with a new list! Can’t wait to watch it happen.

2 years 1 month ago

Great range of plans on your bucket list! I’d love to see the northern lights too 🙂

Ayesha xxx

2 years 1 month ago

Great plans! Northern lights where always like a dream for me… But I am already surfing, hehe 😉

XO Thea /

Queenie Lee
2 years 1 month ago

These look awesome! Adding a few to my list too 🙂 xx

2 years 1 month ago

I want to experience many wonders of the world with my future wife.

2 years 1 month ago

I second all of those! One of my bucket list trips is to spend an extended time in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam—I’ve yet to go to SE Asia, but I’m hoping to, sometime soon.

Sara Barnes
2 years 1 month ago

What a great list!! I may borrow a few of these for my bucket list too!!

2 years 1 month ago

All of these sound wonderful! I’m hoping to see the Northern Lights when I go to Iceland this March, and hope to do a hot-air balloon ride in Cappadocia!

Chloe | Wanderlust in the Midwest

2 years 1 month ago

I’ve done/experienced number 5 and 7, but would love to experience the others too! Great list!!

2 years 1 month ago

What an awesome list. Some of these are on my list as well! I have a friend in Norway who treks to Trolltunga every year, and he’s locked me in for next year. So exciting!

2 years 1 month ago

There are some nice ones!! The pictures are amazing. I need to update my bucketlist 😉

2 years 1 month ago

Awww amazing! Puts my bucket list on to shame 🙂

2 years 1 month ago

They all look absolutely incredible. Thank you for sharing these – there are several adventures here that I had never previously heard of (the Trolltunga mountain, the ‘end of the world’ swing). Seeing the Northern Lights is a dream of mine, also.

Shona x

Veronica Hill
2 years 1 month ago
well quite a few of your top ten are making me get virtigo and I’m sat on a sofa! So they are out. I’ve done the Melissini caves as I got married on Kefalonia. I would definitely like to go to Hawaii so that is on my bucket list. I have seen the northern lights, but a long time ago from where I lived, before pollution stopped you seeing them, so deff want to see them again and probably go to the artic to see the whales and polar bears if possible.ive done the Med but by individual country –… READ MORE »
2 years 1 month ago

SUCH an inspiring post! xx

2 years 1 month ago

Fantastic list and great pictures! I would do the Camino de Santiago from France! 🙂

Anbalagan Ramakrishnan
2 years 1 month ago

Thank you very much. Splendid & Marvellous.

2 years 1 month ago

I would definetely come with you without hesitation!

2 years 1 month ago

Hope you don’t mind me posting twice but I’ve gotten a lot of clickthroughs from your site 🙂 Thanks! So I thought it might be helpful to actually post the specific page which has my bucket list on it 🙂 Although everyone is, of course, very welcome to flip through my entire blog 🙂

2 years 1 month ago

It’s Chamonix, and it does look amazing!

Karen Olson
2 years 1 month ago

Wow! The best bucket list ever! I did get to do at least one of those things, witness the Northern lights. It was around 1990 in Fort Kent, Maine (top of the world, so to speak). We saw multicolored lights on the horizon, green, purple, red, orange. One of my most memorable days.

The Queen of Dreaming
2 years 1 month ago

Some of these are in my to-do list too! 🙂

2 years 1 month ago

Btw this is Chamonix, not Chaminox 🙂

2 years 4 days ago

Ahh thank you!!!! 🙂

2 years 1 month ago

#3 & #7 have always been on my list! In fact you could probably do them in the same trip!

2 years 1 month ago

I have done number 7. Living up north it doesn’t seem that special. 🙂
Love to do number 5, 8 and 9. But the rest I will leave to you. I wouldn’t do it even if someone paid me to.

2 years 1 month ago

Wonderful list! All of them look so fun! I loved the Cruise in the Mediterranean! I really hope you can do all!
With love,

2 years 29 days ago

I’ve done #1 on the list…am terrified of swings (goes way back to a not so fun childhood park/swing incident!) but absolutely loved the ‘end of the world’ swing in Ecuador. The view is gorgeous and the drop below…not as terrifying as it looks! Very much also want to do experience #4 and #7 on the list…would be simply amazing!

2 years 23 days ago

Some of the things on your list are a bit scary. Sitting on the edge of that cliff would be so terrifying. i got sweaty palms just looking at that picture. And then the swing at “the end of the Earth”?? And a month on a cruise? I hope you’re able to do things and do them fearlessly.

2 years 23 days ago

Love these, defo on the bucket list!

Behind My Specs

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