Flying Dutchman Pat

Travel Bucket List

All my travels started with a dream. That dream consisted of places I wanted to visit, activities I wanted to do, food I wanted to eat, people I wanted to meet. That list became longer and longer in my head. I was starting to make my own bucket list of my ultimate travel dreams! So here is my own bucket list which I will update regularly once I achieved another bucket from the list! I will add links to blog posts once written.


My Travel Bucket List


1. Skydive — DONE: Over Lake Taupo in New Zealand

2. Learn to SCUBA dive — DONE: Got my SCUBA license in Egypt and dive now regularly

3. Drive Route 66

4. Cage diving with sharks

5. Do a full Around The World Trip — Done: Actually I did 2 so far!

6. Go on a Safari in Africa

7. Get a tattoo — DONE: I have 2 already!

8. Hike a Glacier — DONE: I hiked the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand

9. Experience the Full Moon Party on Ko Pha Ngan — DONE: Back in 2011

10. Be part of the Mile High Club

11. Visit all 7 Wonders of the World — Currently 5 out of 7

12. Gamble in Las Vegas — DONE: Although it didn’t make me a millionaire ๐Ÿ˜‰

13. ย Gorilla trekking

14. Camp in the outback — DONE: I camped a few nights in the outback of Australia

15. Ride a hot air balloon

16. Visit all 7 continents — DONE: Africa was the last continent I had to visit which I did in 2012

17. Learn to surf — DONE: The first time on the board was in California, later I went on a surf trip in the Maldives

18. Take a cruise ship holiday

19. Get a job overseas — DONE: I’ve worked in Singapore for a while

20. Visit all 7 Wonders of Nature — Currently 4 out of 7

21. Witness Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

22. Swim with dolphins — DONE: I swam with them in Curacao

23. Go paragliding

24. Bungee jump from a bridge

25. Visit the Pyramids of Giza — DONE: I visited the Pyramids back in 2012

26. Ride the Trans Siberian Express — DONE: I took the train across Russia back in 2010

27. Camp on a deserted island

28. Do a wreck dive

29. Swim with whale sharks — DONE: I swam with them in Oslob, Philippines

30. Learn to ski or snowboard

31. Eat a Queenstown Fergburger — DONE: One of the best burgers in the world!

32. White water raft a Class 5 Rapid — Sofar I’ve done a Class 4 Rapid in Costa Rica which was awesome

33. Learn a new language — DONE: I joined a language school in Buenos Aires back in 2011 to learn Spanish

34. Sail the Galapagos islands

35. Go for a Desert Safari — DONE: I did a Desert Safari around Abu Dhabi

36. Drink mint tea in Morocco

37. Visit both the North and South Poles — Sofar only visited the South Pole

38. Take a trip in a water plane — DONE: I took a water plane in the Maldives to visit some remote islands

39. Go on a multi-day hike — DONE: I did quite a few, but the hikes in New Zealand and Patagonia were the best!

40. Visit all 193 UN countries in the world — Check out my progress here

41. Visit all 325 unique destinations in the world — Check out my progress here

42. Visit Easter Island — DONE: Visited the island back in 2011

43. See the Big Five in the wild

44. Go tubing in Laos — DONE: I did this back in 2011

45. Experience couch surfing — DONE: I’ve hosted and surfed a numerous of times!

46. Climb the seven summits — Sofar done 0, but it’s a goal! I got some experience with climbing Mount Kinabalu in Borneo

47. Experience Carnival in Latin / South America — Partly done, I visited Panama City during Carnival, but Rio and Trinidad are still on my list!

48. Go for whale watching — DONE: Whale watching in Puerto Madryn was epic!

49. Make enough money from blogging to fund my travels

50. Eat some crazy street food — DONE: Scorpions, cockroaches, grasshoppers and balut were pretty crazy!

51. Visit Hawaii — DONE: Visited 3 of the 8 islands, but I still want more!

52. Have Xmas / NYE on the beach — DONE: Quite some times!

53. Watch the NYE Fireworks in Sydney

54. Visit Bora Bora — DONE: I visited paradise back in 2011

55. Eat steak and drink wine in Argentina — DONE: One of the best steaks in the world!

56. Witness the Serengeti’s great migration

57. See lava up close — DONE: Seeing lava shooting out of the Tanna volcano in Vanuatu was amazing!

58. Hike the Inca trail

59. Collect all currencies in the world

60. Walk the Great Wall of China — DONE: Set foot on the Great Wall back in 2010

61. Take a boat ride down the Amazon river

62. Visit the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia — DONE: Visit them back in 2011, mind blowing scenery!

63. Visit a shooting range — DONE: I shot some guns in Guam!

64. Complete all above — The hardest one!


Still plenty of things to do to keep me going!


I highly recommend for everyone to make their own personal bucket list, it can be related to any subject. Just the things you want to do before it’s too late. There’s nothing more rewarding than crossing off your own bucket list! Don’t wait, but do it now! ๐Ÿ™‚ What should I add to this list? Let me hear your thoughts!

I finish this post with a powerful message from Prince Ea. I truly live by this statement.

2 thoughts on “Travel Bucket List

  1. Steven

    Surfing in the Maldives Patrick? Any decent wave would roll right across the islands we’ve visited. Kuredo was beautiful wasn’t it?
    Impressive list. Would you explain the ‘Milehigh club’? Lol
    Has all he travelling made it harder to settle down?

    1. Patrick Post author

      Surfing in the Maldives should definitely be mentioned separately! Will update ๐Ÿ™‚ Kuredo was indeed stunning Steven! Definitely in my top 10 of most beautiful islands around the world! Haha, Mile High Club, will explain once I can tick it of my list ๐Ÿ˜‰ Settling down is pretty hard. Currently based in Singapore thinking about what to do next. I guess traveling has became my addiction….

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