My Adventurous Bucket List for 2017

During my travels, I have done some “adventurous” activities and I would receive comments like “at least it is off your bucket list”.   But guess what, I don’t have a bucket list.  I never even gave it a thought what would be on the list.   Also, if you have a bucket list, doesn’t it put pressure on you to check it off rather than enjoying the journey and adventure?

Anyway, I decided to ignore my initial skepticism of the bucket list and actually do one for 2017.   I am only going to limit myself to twelve (12).  I think 12 is a realistic number and it will be very interesting to blog about it each month of the year.

Well here it goes, my top 12 bucket list for 2017 in no particular order.

  1. White Water Rafting
2. Underneath a waterfall

So I mention this bucket to a friend and she said: “didn’t you do this in Haiti”.  My response was “I was too busy jumping off from the rock” lol


3.  Scuba Dive

I’ve done snorkeling and it is time to spread my wings.  I guess I will need to take lessons first.  Right?


4. Visit Russia



5. Paragliding


6. See the Northern Lights (Iceland)

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7. Visit Morocco


8. Visit Mexico City


9. Machu Picchu (Peru)
10. Visit Las Vegas

I’ve been to Nevada numerous times — Carson City (capital) and Reno.  Never Las Vegas.  Time to change this


11. Visit the Grand Canyon


12. Hot Air Balloon Ride


By definition, a bucket list is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.   The bucket list that was mentioned pertains to my travels and adventures for 2017.   However, my list contains more for Nathalie and not for interNATionalcaty and hopefully they all will come to fruition.

(26) Comments

  1. Amy

    Great bucket list! Go for it!!

  2. Breyona Sharpnack

    Waterfalls are very beautiful and we have some here in Georgia. I also heard they can be very dangerous so please be careful when you visit them!

  3. Amber Myers

    Gorgeous! I’d love to do a lot of these things. Especially seeing the Northern Lights.

  4. Gabbi Byrd

    I’ve been wanting to go white water rafting for sooo long! I have no one who will agree to go with me 🙁 I’m surrounded by chickens.

  5. JanD

    Your bucketlist is doable! Just do it 🙂 I love the Northern Lights one!

  6. Alyssa

    I have still yet to go white water rafting. I’ll have to put it on my list for 2017 as well! I hope you get to do all these things, love! x

  7. angie church

    you have definitely got it all figured out in your bucket list. Many things that sound exciting for sure
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  8. Cricket Plunkett

    This is quite the list, I’d love to see the Northern lights as well!

  9. Jasmine Eclipse

    I love your list! I want to see the northern lights too, and now that I’m living in Canada, I’m closer to reaching that goal! I’ve been to Morocco and the Grand Canyon, they’re both amazing, amazing places! I’m excited for you to get to where you want to be and see you reach these goals!

  10. Amanda @bephoenixfit

    That’s a fab list! I’m afraid of heights though, so I’ll leave the parasailing and hot air balloons to you. 🙂

  11. Heather Denniston

    Been to Machu Pichu. It should move to the top of your list. It is amazing!!! I love your list and I love the visualness of it!!

  12. Madame X

    Great bucket list and locations, I would very very much love to see the northern lights too, that’s beautiful…

  13. Ellie Augustin

    All of these have me ohhing and ahhing how amazing would all these places be to actually see in person. Just WOW! Can’t wait to see which ones you cross off.

  14. Lulle

    I haven’t done a bucket list for the reasons you mention in the beginning. I feel like it would turn things into a chore, like something you have to cross off a to-do list. But hey maybe I’m wrong. I just like improvising. I’ve done a few of the items in your list: hot air balloon, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, and they were all amazing! Vegas is really a different kind of experience, with the good and the ugly. I liked the glitz and the lights and the amazing restaurants, not so much the gaming part.

  15. Krista Dial

    I’m REALLY wanting to go to Machu Picchu as well! And the Grand Canyon too! Looks like a solid list and look forward to reading more about your adventures here! 🙂

  16. Leticia

    Oh how wonderful! I can’t wait to see all of these posts down the road! Hopefully you’re able to complete your bucket list this coming year!

  17. Anna nuttall

    Great bucket list. These all look wonderful and one day you will do all of these. xx

  18. Aireona- Nightborn Travel

    I can sense so much future travel here!! I love it. I am personally a little tired of traveling right now (I get a cold almost every time I step on a plane, any suggestions?). But this is really exciting. I love what you put together. 🙂 Be sure to let me know when you are in AZ!

  19. Sheree

    This is such a great list! I hope to one day accomplish some of these-specifically to see the Northern Lights.

  20. Ritika Chakrabarty

    I love reading other people’s bucket lists! It gives me ideas for my own! I like that a lot of your items are travel-related. Mine are too!

  21. Girl

    This is so cool! We share some common bucket list items!
    I’ve had the great fortune to have done a few on your list: Visit Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon (on the same trip) and hot air ballooning in Cappadocia/Kapadokya (Turkey).
    I hope to check these off in my lifetime: See the Northern Lights (not fussy where) and Russia.

    Wishing you all the best with your list 🙂 Scuba diving would be killer – you def need to go for lessons first to be certified.

  22. Sassy

    Awesome list! I too, have my own, and I’m so happy to be able to knock off about 5 this year! Goodluck with yours and be safe out there!

  23. Jae | Dreaming of Leaving

    I love this list, good luck with them all! xo

  24. Irene Piedra

    Great list!!! Machu Picchu is definitely a once in a lifetime must see! I went over 10 years ago and still remember it today. Prepare yourself for the high altitude and the worst headache of your life though. ?

  25. courtney

    Oh my gosh you are such an adventurous soul! I would love to visit some of those places and see those things but the more adventurous tasks scare me.

    La Belle Sirene 

  26. Nina

    Great bucket list! Apparently Reno, NV has a lot of hot air balloons … so you could easily make a Las Vegas, Grand Canyon and hot air balloon ride trip all in one!

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