Bucket List

There are so many things we want to do with our lives, but have also been fortunate enough to do and achieve so much already too. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all those things so having a list, and making a statement of intent in a great way to set those dreams in motion!

 

General Travel:

  • Visit 20 Countries (Travel Map and Lists)
  • Visit 30 countries before age 30 (April 2016 for Nic with Slovenia/ June 2016 for Shorty with Bulgaria)
  • Visit 50 Countries (March 2017 with Myanmar! (Travel Map and Lists)
  • Visit 75 Countries
  • Visit 100 Counties
  • Visit Every Country in Europe
  • Every state in the US
  • Visit every country
  • Move abroad
  • Live in Japan for a year
  • Spend a year travelling
  • Take a solo trip (Basel June 2015)
  • Backpack across Europe (Spring/ Summer 2016)
  • Backpack across Asia and South East Asia (Nov 2016!)
  • Backpack across Australia and New Zealand (Mid 2017!)
  • Backpack across South and Central America
  • Antarctica
  • Road trip across the US and Canada
  • Finish off all countries in Europe
  • Tour central Asia and The Middle East
  • Travel across Africa


Specific Places:

  • See the memorials in DC – (June 2013, Washington DC)
  • The White House, DC – (June 2013, Washington DC)
  • See the Terracotta warriors (Nov 2016)
  • Visit Zhangziazie, The Avatar Mountains, China! (Nov 2016)
  • See the Berlin wall in Berlin
  • Freedom Tower, NYC  – (June 2013, NYC)
  • Visit the Great Wall of China (Nov 2016)
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo – (Oct 2013 Tokyo Post)
  • Northern Lights
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey (June 2016)
  • Hagia Sophia, istanbul, Turkey (June 2016)
  • Balloon ride over Cappadocia, Turkey (June 2016)
  • Paraglide over Oludenez beach, Turkey (June 2016)
  • Sail across the Bosphorus from Europe to Asia, Istanbul (June 2016)
  • Wailing Wall, Jerusalem.
  • Sarejevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Guide to Sarajevo, May 2016)
  • Brandenburg gate, Berlin
  • Baobab trees, Madagascar
  • Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • Temples of ancient Egypt – (June 2010 Cruising the Nile & Egyptian Temples)
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia (December 2016)
  • Mt Vesuvius and Pompeii, Italy – (June 2005 Exploring Pompeii and Herculaneum)
  • Ulura, Australia
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
  • Namib Desert, Nambia
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Budapest, Hungary  (Budapest, April 2014. Budapest)
  • Buckingham Palace, London – (July 2014 London)
  • Big Ben and Tower Bridge, London – (July 2014 London)
  • Leaning Tower of Piza, Italy
  • Coliseum Of Rome, Italy
  • Eiffel Tower, France. – (2006)
  • Statue Of Liberty, USA – (Dec 2008 NYC)
  • Machu Pichu, Peru
  • Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • The Kremlin, Russia – (Sep 2012, Moscow)
  • Christ The Redeemer, Brazil
  • Wembley, London
  • Ha long Bay, Vietnam (Feb 2017)
  • Tiananmen Square/ Forbidden City, China (Nov 2016)
  • The Grand Canyon, USA
  • The Strip, Las Vegas
  • Alcatraz, San Francisco
  • Iguaza Falls, Argentina
  • The Amazon Rainforest
  • The Empire State building – (Dec 2008, Feb 2011, June 2013 NYC)
  • Visit Ypres and the grave of my Great Uncle who died in WW1
  • Visit the Emirates Stadium, London – (July 2007 London)
  • Visit Citi Field, NYC (June 2013)
  • Visit Fenway Park, Boston  (Feb 2011 Visiting Fenway Park, Boston)
  • The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Sail along the Nile (June 2010 Cruising the Nile & Egyptian Temples )
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • The Serengeti, Kenya
  • The Petronas Towers, Malaysia – (April 2017)
  • Borneo and the Orangutans(May 2017)
  • The Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
  • Visit the Cafes of Amsterdam! – (Feb 2009 Weekend in Amsterdam )
  • Stay out till 5am on the Reeperbahn, Hamburg – (July 2009)
  • Temples of Bagan, Myanmar(April 2017)
  • Bangkok, Thailand (Dec 2016)
  • St. Marks Square, Venice – (Circa 1995, April 2016) Venice April 2016
  • Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland (March 2015) Exploring the Giant’s Causeway )
  • The favellas of Brazil
  • Easter Island
  • Golden Pavilion, Japan
  • Universal Studios, Florida (2001, 2004)
  • Disney World, Florida (1998, 2001)
  • Salt Flats of Bolivia
  • Great Ocean Road, Australia
  • See Ramsey Street, Australia
  • Whitsundays, Australia
  • Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Edinburgh Castle, Scotland – (Sept 2011, Edinburgh)
  • Disney land, Florida (August 2004)
  • Visit Auschwitz (Nov 2014 Auschwitz)
  • Pay my respects at Ground Zero – (Dec 2008, Feb 2011, June 2013 NYC)
  • Niagara falls, USA/ Canada
  • See the Acropolis, Greece
  • Stonehenge, UK
  • Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha, Japan
  • Tikal, Guatemala
  • North Korea
  • Bavarian Castles, Germany
  • Tokyo Imperial Palace, Japan  (Oct 2013 Tokyo Post)
  • Sensoji Temple, Asasuka, Tokyo  (Oct 2013 Tokyo Post)
  • Itsukushima Shrine, Japan
  • Nikko National park, Japan
  • See the Mona Lisa, France (2006)
  • Visit Uzbekistan and the silk road through central Asia
  • ik-kil-cenote, Mexico
  • Fitz Roy and Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
  • Dinosaur footprints – Bolivia
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo – Dolomites
  • Explore the post apocalypic ruins of Chernobyl and Pripyat (July 2016)
  • See the Transfagarasan highway (July 2016, Adventure at the Transfagarasan highway! )
  • Hike in the Carpathian Mountains (July 2016, Hiking to 7520ft in the Carpathian mountains)
  • See Dracula’s castle in Transylvania (July 2016, Brasov)
  • Explore the abandoned communist monument of Buzludzha (June 2016, Exploring Buzludzha)
  • Perito Moreno Glacier – Patagonia

Experiences:

  • Do the Transiberian/ Mongolian Express
  • Bullet Train (Nov 2016, China)
  • Surf in Hawaii
  • See Arsenal Play at the Emirates  (Jan 2008, vs Birmingham)
  • See an MLB game (NY Mets Vs St Louis Cardinals. June 2013, NYC
  • See the Mets Play (NY Mets Vs St Louis Cardinals. June 2013, NYC
  • Shoot a live gun (Budapest, April 2014. Shooting in Budapest!)
  • Get a tattoo (TattoosTravel Tattoos)
  • Meet Metallica (2009, Meeting Metallica)
  • Meet Rammstein
  • Meet Dropkick Murphys/ Go on Stage with them (July 2014 Dropkick Murphy’s Liverpool, March 2015 Dublin)
  • Volunteer abroad
  • Volunteer with animals
  • Attend a world cup game
  • See Arsenal in the Champions League
  • Gamble in Vegas
  • Attend the Olympics
  • See the Tour De France (July 2014, Tour De France)
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Ride a hot air balloon (May 2016, Cappadocia, Turkey)
  • Ride a camel (Egypt, June 2010)
  • Care for elephants (March 2017, Chiang Mai)
  • Safari in Africa
  • Drink Guinness in Dublin, Ireland (May 2014, Dublin)
  • Eat Sushi in Japan (October 2013, Tokyo 2013)
  • Jetski
  • Backpack across Europe (April to Aug 2016)
  • Walk across a glacier
  • Teach English Abroad
  • Go to the Equator
  • Work Abroad (Hamburg 2009)
  • Try Yoga (2012)
  • Go to a festival (Been to 7!) (Leeds 07, 08, 13 Sonisphere 09, 10, 11, Download 11, 12, Leeds 2013)
  • See my favourite bands live (Music List)
  • Been on the front row at a gig (Music List)
  • See 150 bands live (Music List)
  • See 200 bands live
  • Be on TV! (Nov 2016, Chinese travel program, interviewed at Zhangziazie!)
  • Ride a motorbike (Rode 2500 miles across Vietnam after my first time riding!)
  • Own a Harley Davidson!
  • Ride a helicopter
  • Be in a hurricane  (Hurricane Charley, 13 August 2004, Florida)
  • See a tornado
  • Experience St Patrick’s day in Dublin (March 2015)
  • See Dropkick Murphys in Boston
  • See Dropkick Murphys in Dublin (March 2015)
  • See Rammstein in Berlin
  • Visit inside Lenin’s Mausoleum (Moscow 2012)
  • Hitch Hike (May 2016, Albania)
  • Skinny Dip (May 2016, Albania)


Achievements:

  • Get Married (13th June 2013, New York, Our NEW YORK wedding!)
  • Get a BA Degree (Staffordshire University, Fine Art, 2:1. 2010)
  • Get an MA Degree (October 2014, Design & Art Direction, Merit) 
  • Do a PHD
  • Do a TEFL
  • Become a climbing instructor
  • Score a hatrick (Staffs Vs Aston, 2008)
  • Have a successful travel blog
  • Have a successful travel publication
  • Earn a living whilst travelling/ freelance from an office
  • Be mortgage free
  • Make a living from being creative
  • Have Children (Long way off yet!!)
  • Learn an instrument
  • Learn German
  • Run an organised 10k  (Rochdale Kingsway 10k Sept 14, 60:42 Nic, 59:13 Shorty)
  • Run an organised 10k under an hour (Littleborough 10k, Sept 2014, 59:35)
  • Run a 10k again after having major knee surgery!
  • Run a half Marathon
  • Run a Marathon

Climbing/ Mountaineering/ Extreme sports

  • Lead Climb E1 (Trad Climbing) – Current hardest HVS
  • Lead Climb 6b (Sport Climbing) – Current hardest 6a
  • Climb 7A (Boulder Problem) – Current hardest 6B
  • Climb a multi-pitch route (“Grooved Arete” On Mt. Tryfan, April 2014, Wales)
  • Lead a multi pitch route
  • Lead a trad route (First: “Meanwhile, S 4a” ) Anglezarke, May 2014, Now up to HVS) Climbing posts
  • Lead an outdoor sport route (April 2014, Wales, 6a best so far!)
  • Ice Climbing
  • Complete SPA climbing instruction award
  • Become climbing/ Outdoors instructor
  • Climb on the Welsh Sea Cliffs
  • Climb in Font, France
  • Climb in Magic Wood, Switzerland
  • Climb on Krabi
  • Climb at Malham Cove
  • Climb in Yosemite
  • Climb in the Dolomites
  • Climb an alpine route (Salbitschijen South Ridge)
  • Climb a mountain (Several/ First: Old man of Coniston, Jan 2012 Old Man Of ConistonMountain Posts
  • Do the 3 peaks challenge (Sept 2013, Three Peaks)
  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • Traverse Crib Gogh (April 2014, Wales)
  • Climb Ben Nevis (Sept 2013, Three Peaks)
  • Mount kinabalu, Borneo
  • Climb a Live Volcano  (June 2005 – Mt Vesuvius)
  • See Everest/ base camp
  • Table Mountain, South Africa
  • Climb Mount Blanc
  • See the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau (August 2015)
  • Striding Edge (July 4th 2015, Helvellyn post)
My UKC logbook for my climbs – Nic Logbook

 

So there it is and as many as I tick off it still seems to get longer!

 

What’s at the top of your list?

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Nic is one half of the Roaming Renegades, a passionate traveller, climber, adventurer, photographer and artist who has a B.A in Fine Art and M.A in Design & Art Direction.
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