My Bucket List… Explained…

Welcome to my journey!

This is my bucket list. The list is continuously changing and being updated, much like myself.

Yes. This bucket list is extremely long. The question is do I think I can complete everything on it? The answer, Yes. Although, I also believe in unicorns. 

Above Turks and Caicos

#1: Travel Internationally

To travel is to live! I have been to 26 countries thus far throughout my life and would love to continue my journey and share my adventures and tips for traveling on a time-limit and budget with you! (USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Greece, France, Croatia, England, Spain, Scotland, Switzerland, Peru, Turks and Caicos, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, Caymen Islands, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Philippines, and Israel)

Lake George, New York

#4: White Water Rafting

White water rafting is a great activity for you if you love that adrenaline rush! I went white water rafting on Sunday August 8th, 2021 on Lake George. This honestly was one of the best experiences of my life.

Zip Lining in Costa Rica

#7: Ride a Zip-Line

Zip lining is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy! I completed this bucket list item in June of 2022 in Costa Rica! I am afraid of heights and so this was one of the scariest moments of my life! Looking for more things to do in Costa Rica? Read this blog…

Zip Lining in Costa Rica

#10: Rio Celeste Waterfall

Rio Celeste Waterfall is located in Costa Rica and is one of the most beautiful sites I have ever sean! Read ‘5 Reasons to Travel to Costa Rica’

#13: Parasail

I have went parasailing when I was a little girl on a family vacation. Looking to go parasailing at a Caribbean Island? Read ’12 Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean’

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

#16: Swim with Dolphins

I was able to swim with these magical creatures in St. Thomas this past summer of 2021. Dolphins are one of the smartest animals in the sea and it truly was an epic experience.

#19: White Sands National Park in New Mexico

There is quite nothing else like the White Sands National Park. The White Sands is a nature photographers wonderland where you can go sledding, horseback riding, biking, driving, or hiking through it.

NYC

#22: Professional Photoshoot

I have been to a few professional photoshoots throughout my life. I began my modeling career as a 12-year-old for my old dance studio. I also traveled to California around that time for my father’s company entitled, ‘Random World’ to model their sublimated t-shirts. I paid for the professional photos that I shared above for my own personal business.

Napa Valley, California

#25: Hug a Red Wood

I was able to go wine tasting in Napa Valley in the fall of 2019 with a group of friends. This is when I was able to hug a red wood tree located next to one of the wineries that we were able to visit.

Antelope Canyon, Arizona, United States

#28: Antelope Canyon

I wrote all about my experience visiting the infamous Antelope Canyon here!

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#31: Yellowstone National Park

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#34: Mystic Hot Springs

Mystic Hot Springs in Utah

The Mystic Hot Springs are OH so mystical! The pools are heated naturally from the land. Read our ‘8 Day Road Trip from Nevada to Colorado’ which includes a stop at the Mystic Hot Springs along the way!

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#37: Swim with a School of Fish in the Ocean

I have went snorkeling many times throughout my life growing up. My advice would be to feed the fish because they will all come and surround you if you are not necessarily near a coral reef. The last time I was able to go in August while we had also swam with sea turtles in St. Thomas. I will go again actually in eight days during my trip to Mexico!

Red Sand Beach in Santorini, Greece

#40: Red Sand Beach

Red sand beach is located in Santorini. Read about my experience in Greece and things you can do in this country here.

Dead Sea

#43: Float in the Dead Sea

I was able to float in the dead sea during my birthright trip to Israel in 2013. The Dead Sea is located along the border between Israel and Jordan and is also known as the sea of salt, as no fish can survive in the salty water. One can float naturally in the dead sea due to the salty water.  Read my reasons for visiting the Negev Desert here!

#46: Ride a Jet Ski

Jet skiing is a super fun water activity that you can do on any Caribbean vacation. The last time I went Jet skiing was in August of 2021 in St. Thomas. Read about things you can do in St. Thomas here!

Napa Valley

#49: Explore a Castle

I was able to explore a few castles within Europe during my lifetime. One of the best places in the world to see a castle is in Ireland. Read my reasons for visiting Ireland!

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#52: Take the Walk of Faith and visit Heaven’s Gate at Tianmen Mountain in China

The glass walkway called the Walk of Faith sits at 1,430 meters above sea level and is 61 meters long at the top of Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain. Read Our ‘China Bucket List’ Blog!

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#55: Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

#58: Visit a Tourist Attraction in my Town

#61: Read a Classic Novel

#64: Donate Clothing, Toys, Books

#67: Visit the London Eye

#70: Pina Coladas out of a Pineapple

#73: Wine Tasting

#76: Ballet/ Broadway Play

#79: Have my picture published in the newspaper

#83: Rowboat in Central Park

#86: Pose with a Wax Figure

#89: Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

#92: Drive through a Dust Storm

Everglades National Park

#2: Air Boat Across an Alligator Infested Swamp

American Alligators have one of the most powerful bites ever recorded of a living animal. I highly recommend going on an air boat tour across an Alligator Infested Swamp, as it is truly a unique experience. I completed this item in May of 2018 and in April of 2022 in the Everglades of Florida. The airboat tour is not as exciting as you would think or as I thought it would be. They simply just looked like rocks coming up for air. However, the Alligator show that the park puts on afterwards is. Read about my adventure here!

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#5: Explore Epcot in Disneyworld

Epcot is not just for kids. I promise. It is so much fun to drink beer at all of the different restaurants that have cuisines from all over the world. I went to Epcot time and time again growing up, but the most memorable moment in Epcot for me was at the Mexican restaurant for my 21st birthday where my beloved Aunt Wendy, whom is no longer with us, purchased my first ever legal drink. Of course, I ordered a margarita on the rocks with salt.

Negev Desert in Israel

#8: Explore the Desert

The desert itself is extremely peaceful and there are more things to do in the desert than you would think. I went to Israel in November of 2016 and stayed at my Uncle Natan’s home, which is located in the Negev Desert. Read ‘6 Reasons to Visit the Negev Desert in Israel!‘ for a list of hikes and fun things to do in the desert and of course why you should add the desert to your bucket list!

Bermuda Crystal Caves

#11: Swim in a Crystal Cave

Bermuda is home to incredible crystal caves that you need see! I was able to swim in a crystal cave in Bermuda when I went on a family vacation in 2016 post graduating West Virginia University. The water itself was cold, but the rocks in the cave were super cool. Read my tips to know before visiting Bermuda here.

Sea Bob Snorkeling

#14: Sea Bob Snorkeling

We went Sea Bob Snorkeling in February 2022 in Aruba! We were able to see a wild sea turtle, tropical fish, and an abandoned shipwreck at Mango Halto. Looking for more things to do in Aruba? Read our Aruba blog post, where we cover 22 things to do in the beautiful country!

Python Snake

#17: Wrap a Snake Around My Neck

Snakes are super creepy and actually my least favorite animal. I personally would never ever have one as a pet. I was able to hold one in Bali when I went back in 2019 as well as as a child at one of my birthday parties.

#20: Visit the Infamous Garden at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

Almost every piece at this indoor display at the Bellagio hotel is made out of roses and it is absolutely stunning. They have four seasonal displays throughout the year. I was able to go to the Christmas display in 2020 as well as the Chinese New Year display in 2017. Read about all things to do at the Bellagio here.

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#23: Meet a Kangaroo

I was able to meet a baby kangaroo in Ocean City Maryland.

7 Magic Mountains, Las Vegas

#26: 7 Magic Mountains

Last year I was able to visit this monument in Las Vegas, which is located twenty minutes from the strip. It truly looked as if the boulders were defying gravity. Read about our road trip from Vegas to Colorado here.

Camelback Mountain in Arizona

#29: Camelback Mountain in Arizona

I hiked Camelback Mountain back in 2018. This was extremely dangerous and nerve racking. I do not recommend this if you are afraid of heights.

Bryce Canyon in Utah

#32: Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

I hiked both Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Read about my experience here.

Bermuda

#35: Vacation with Family

We are a family of six! Family seriously means everything to me. We all live in New York and share a passion for traveling! In the photo above, we were in Bermuda! You can read my tips to prepare you for visiting Bermuda here.

Philippines

#38: Island Hopping

Island hopping is a super fun activity that you can do in many different countries including Croatia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Greece. Read about the 8 Must See islands to visit in the Philippines here.

Santorini, Greece

#41: Black Sand Beach

The black sand beaches are mainly located in Greece. This is because the beaches are volcanic, which means they will have black or red rocks. Read my reasons for visiting Greece here.

Santorini, Greece

#44: Ride a Camel

I was able to ride a camel twice in my life both times at the Negev Desert in Israel. Read about my experience here!

Galapagos Islands

#47: Witness a Giant Tortoise in the Galapagos Islands

There are a ton of sanctuaries in the Galapagos to witness a Giant Tortoise. We wrote a blog post that includes ‘7 Things to Do in the Galapagos Islands’ for inspiration and to give you an itinerary on what to do if you ever decide to go to Ecuador.

Santorini, Greece

#50: Take a Picture with the Red Telephone Box in the United Kingdom

The red telephone box is a part of Britain’s national identity and is as much a landmark on London’s streets as is the Tower of London or the London Eye. Looking for a full list on what you could do in London? Read our ‘London Blog Post’

#53: Zhangjiaji National Park in China

Did you know? Zhangjiajie National Park gave the writers of Avatar inspiration.

Northern Lights

#56: See the Northern Lights and Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Iceland is home to the infamous Blue Lagoon, which is a geothermal spa and is a great spot to see the northern lights especially from September to April. Looking for more things to do in Iceland? Read our Iceland Blog Post!

Surfboard on the beach at sunset

#3: Catch a Wave Surfing

Surfing is one of the best watersports to try out, as the activity can help you overcome your fears and become more courageous! I am hoping to go surfing this summer on a beach trip I have planned in July of 2022 at Beach Haven.

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

#6: Take an Artsy Photo

I took an artsy photo in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia! Everyone needs to go to Bali at least once in your life! Read ’13 Best Things to Do in Bali, Indonesia’ to help plan your trip!

Oslob, Cebu, Philippines

#9: Swim with Whale Sharks

Swimming with whale sharks was the ultimate underwater experience. I went to the Philippines in June of 2017, which is where I was able to do this incredible bucket list item. Read my tips for swimming with these gentile giants here.

Canyoneering in Badian, Cebu, Philippines

#12: Complete Canyoneering in Badian, Cebu, Philippines

Canyoneering is a popular outdoor thirty-minute adventure. Tourists travel by climbing, jumping, and swimming down creeks and streams within the canyon. I completed Canyoneering in June of 2017. Read about my adventure here.

Notre Dame in Paris

#15: Notre Dame in Paris

I am grateful that I was able to see the Notre Dame in Paris before it burned to the ground a few years later. Looking for more things to do in Paris? Read our blog all about Paris, ’17 Things to Do in Paris, France’!

Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia

#18: Climb a Volcano

My best friend Ari and I woke up at 4am to climb an active volcano in Bali, Indonesia. The sunrise at the top was absolutely stunning. Read my full list of adventurous things you can do in Bali here.

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#21: Feed an Ostrich

Did you know? You can feed an Ostrich in Aruba. Read ’22 Best Things to Do in Aruba’ for more inspiration to visit the fascinating country.

Sarah and I in Barbados

#24: Swim in an Infinity Pool

Infinity pools are pretty awesome, as the water flows over one or more of its edges. This produces a really cool visual effect. I was able to swim in one at a villa that we stayed in at Bali as well as in Barbados. Read about the best things to do in Bali here.

Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

#27: Grand Canyon in Arizona

I visited the Grand Canyon twice in my life. Read where you can find the best lookouts here!

Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

#30: Horseshoe Bend

I visited the Horseshoe Bend twice in my life. Read where you can find the best lookouts here!

Arches National Park in Utah

#33: Arches National Park

Arches National Park was SO unique, as I felt as though I were on a different planet. Read about my road trip here!

Sea Turtle in St. Thomas

#36: Swim with Sea Turtles

Swimming with Sea Turtles near a coral reef in St. Thomas was most definitely an experience I will never forget. Read more about things you can do in St. Thomas here.

Pink Sand Beach in Bermuda

#39: Pink Sand Beach

Swimming in the beautiful pink sand beaches in Bermuda was incredible. Read my tips for visiting Bermuda here.

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#42: Watching Watching

It was an incredible experience whale and dolphin watching at American Princess Cruises!! Book your excursion here!

Negev Desert, Israel

#45: Ride a Camel

Riding on a camel is a super fun, once in a lifetime experience that you might enjoy! It is one of the many activities that you can do in the Negev Desert. Read reasons to visit the desert in Israel here.

Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada

#48: See a Spectacular Fountain

The best fountain that I have ever seen was located at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Read things to do at the Bellagio here.

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#51: Walk the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is indeed one of the most impressive man-made structures ever built. The wall spans over 20,000 km and will leave you in awe. Did you know? If you were to walk the entire path it would take you 18 months. Of course, there are a ton of shorter routes and trails perfect for a one-time visit. The most famous hiking section is about 1 to 3 hours from Beijing. Views throughout the entire hike are absolutely stunning and this is for sure worthy of a bucket list item.

#54: KRKA National Park

There are a total of 7 waterfalls at KRKA National Park. Read our blog all about things to know prior to visiting KRKA National Park in Croatia!

#57: Walk on a Glacier

The natural glaciers in Iceland are a popular tourist attraction due to the fact that the ice formations are gorgeous. Read our Iceland Blog Post for inspiration to visit the lovely country!

#60: Ride Bikes on the Beach

I went bike riding on the beach at Hollywood Beach Boardwalk in 2021.

#63: Get a college Degree

I graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Business Marketing in 2016.

#66: Drive-in Movie

Not all those who wander are lost.

J. R. R. TOLKIEN

“Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.”

“Life is short and the world is wide.”

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