Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Bucket List

The week so far has been exhausting to say the least. I figured, why not unwind with a glass of red and type out my bucket list to share with the world. Here goes...

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to travel and experience the world. Growing up, my Dad was lucky enough to travel to a number of different countries with work and hearing his stories made me so excited to eventually be able to travel to these places myself. So far my international travels include a three week trip to the US when I was 19 and my more recent two week getaway to Thailand (pictured below). My recent trip to Thailand only encouraged my travel bug even more.

Due to numerous situations throughout my life, I'm yet to go on a big overseas trip. Once a date has been set for my surgery, I look forward to booking and planning a small part of my overseas bucket list.  Whilst there are other things and places on my list, Europe is my number one priority. I would love to do everything on my list at once but unfortunately, like most things in life, the things I want to do and places I want to go all involve money. I'm someone who is terrible at saying "no" to any sort of social invite or activity and am therefore terrible at saving money. 

Other than travel, my other big focus has always been music. I'm lucky enough to have seen most of my favourite bands live at one point or another and to also have had the opportunity to be able to sing in bands myself (below with my most recent band, The Pieces). Whilst there are still a couple of bands on my list I'd like to see live, this is one part of my life that I've never cut back on and I'm grateful to myself for it. I might even try to list all of the bands I've seen in one of my posts!

So this is my list to date (by no means complete). I'd love any suggestions from people about what I should add or thoughts on any of the places or items that I've listed. Eventually I'll start a post about the things I've already done that I would recommend and will update posts once I've completed any items on my list below. 

My Bucket List 

Europe - Places (in no specific order)
  1. Greek Islands
  2. Paris
  3. Nice
  4. Rome
  5. Venice
  6. Milan
  7. Amsterdam
  8. London
  9. Barcelona
  10. Ibiza
  11. Berlin
  12. Istanbul
  13. Budapest
  14. Prague
  15. Stockholm
  16. Lagos
  17. Dubrovnik 
  18. Valencia
  19. Euro Disney (I'm counting it as a place)
Europe - Events
  1. Sail Croatia
  2. Tomorrowland
  3. Oktoberfest
  4. Glastonbury
Rest of the world - Places
  1. New York
  2. Miami
  3. New Orleans
  4. Chicago
  5. Disneyworld (again.. it's a place... yes I am a child at heart)
  6. Vegas (again.. now I'm older than 21)
  7. Niagra Falls
  8. Mexico
  9. Rio
  10. Japan
  11. Bali
  12. Capetown
  13. New Zealand
Rest of the world - Events/activites

  1. See a musical on Broadway
  2. Go to a concert at Red Rocks
  3. Go to another Full Moon Party (first was amazing)
  4. Go to another NBA game or other big American sporting event
  5. Bar (or rather hotel/casino) crawl along the Vegas strip
  6. I'm sure there are so many more to add.. I just can't think of them right now
Australia - Places, events & activities

  1. Interstate road trip with a friend
  2. Bondi Beach
  3. Port Douglas
  4. Brisbane
  5. Noosa
  6. Perth
  7. Adelaide
  8. Winery tour 
  9. Learn to ski
  10. Play a gig to raise money for cancer research
  11. Sky dive
  12. Get married (last on my list for a reason)
Bands/artists I'd still love to see
  1. Pearl Jam
  2. Avicii
  3. Lana Del Rey
  4. Coldplay
  5. Eminem (got tickets for Feb next year!)
  6. Any big famous pop star who puts on a fun show (yet to see one of these).. Jason Derulo?

I look forward to adding to this list and starting to tick some of the items off when the time comes!

Thanks for taking the time to read, 


  1. Hello.i checked your blog and as you are a travel entusiast i would like to take a bit of advice from you over the full moon party in koh phangan.
    Before that i would like to introduce you to myself.I am Jinesh,21 years old from India and currently studying.
    Will be traveeling for a full moon party in feb and would like to ask you the hotel you had stayed or other destination which you might know around haad rin.
    My email id is
    Hope that you give me a piece of advice

    1. Hi Jinesh, thanks for reading first of all. Definitely recommend going to the full moon party, you'll have the time of your life.

      When my friend and i booked accommodation, we had left it a little bit late and most places were booked out. We ended up staying about 20-30 mins away from Haad Rin and got a taxi there and back (fairly easily). The place we stayed was called the Kirikayan Boutique resort. It was probably the nicest place we stayed in Thailand so from memory it was a little more expensive. If you're wanting somewhere a little bit closer I'd book soon because it was about 2 months out when we booked when everything had sold out. this link might be helpful as it shows all of the hotels along Haad Rin.
      Hope this helped slightly!

    2. For anyone reading, I made a mistake in the above post. The hotel I stayed at in Koh Phanghan was actually called Kupu Kupu.. Kirikayan was in Koh Samui