I have a Little List!


I consider myself very fortunate to have seen so much and to have experienced to much in 40 years of travel.    The great thing though is that a bucket list never shortens.  Even after visiting a place,  I come home and think of all the reasons and why I need to go back!

Here I go.. the past and the future:



  • Sleep in every county in Ireland! (only 2 out of 32 left – Armagh and Fermanagh!)
  • Witness winter solstice in Newgrange
  • Buy a Camper Van
  • Cornwall
  • Stonehenge
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Munch’s ‘The Scream’ in Oslo
  • The Mona Lisa
  • Monet’s Gardens at Giverny
  • Alhambra in Granada
  • Go through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin
  • Freely travel into East Berlin!
  • Glastonbury Festival
  • Venice canals in a gondola
  • Pompii and Herculaneum
  • The Amalfi Coast
  • Paestum
  • The sights of Rome and the Vatican
  • Spend a summer in Tuscany
  • Cinque Terre
  • Palio in Siena
  • Puglia – the heel of Italy
  • Walk the Camino de Santiago
  • Spend a summer in the Greek Islands
  • Haigh Sophia and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
  • Ephesus
  • The Normandy Beaches
  • Sample Belgian Beers (in Belgium!)
  • The Black Forest
  • Oktoberfest in Munich
  • Charles Bridge, Prague
  • See the Tulips of Amsterdam
  • See the Danube
  • Dubrovnik
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • San Sebastian
  • Gaudi’s work in Barcelona
  • The Gugenheim in Bilbao
  • Norway’s fiords in an RV
  • Visit a Christmas market
  • Agrigento in Sicily
  • The Acropolis in Athens
  • Red Square in Moscow
  • Hermitage in St Petersburg



  • The Pyramids 
  • Abu Symbal -Egypt
  • Sail on a felucca on the Nile
  • Carthage
  • Sleep in an Oasis
  • Ride a Camel
  • Ethiopia
  • Fez Medina
  • Drink mint tea in Casablanca
  • Jamaa El Fna in Marrakesh
  • Sit outside the cafes in Tangier and watch the world go by
  • The Gambia
  • Go on a safari
  • Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti
  • Drink tea with a Masai family
  • See the Snows of Kilmanjero
  • Zanzibar
  • Mauritius
  • South Africa
  • Self drive in Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • Mozambique
  • Madagascar



  • Petra
  • The Red Sea
  • The Dead Sea
  • Jerusalem
  • The Golan Heights
  • Afternoon tea in Burg Al Arab (well …will never afford an actual room!)
  • Travel by train from home to Mongolia (Yes ok.. Will need to get a boat from Dublin to Wales!.. but after that….)
  • Visit some of the ‘Stans’
  • Myanmar
  • Killing fields of Cambodia
  • Angkor Wat
  • Tubing in Laos (Yes I know – should have more sense!)
  • Vietnam
  • Bangkok
  • Thai Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taj Mahal
  • Varanasi and the Ganges
  • Sleep on an overnight train in India
  • Sleep on a houseboat in Kashmir
  • Nepal
  • Walk the Great Wall
  • HongKong
  • Borneo
  • See a Komodo Dragon – In Komodo (Saw one in Sydney Zoo though!)
  • Self Drive from Singapore up through Malasia
  • Bali



  • Uluru
  • Alice springs
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great Barrier Reef                                                                                                                   
  • New Zealand in an RV
  • Cook Islands
  • Sleep in an over water bungalow
  • Fiji
  • Easter Island
  • Tahiti
  • BoraBora




  • Canadian Rockies in an RV
  • Newfoundland
  • Niagara Falls
  • New England in the Fall
  • New York City
  • New Years Eve in Time Square
  • See a Broadway Show
  • Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
  • Disneyworld
  • Florida Keys
  • New Orleans
  • See a Movie at a drive-in Theatre
  • Go to a Rodeo
  • Drive all of Route 66
  • Grand Canyon
  • Monument Valley
  • Bryce Canyon
  • Casinos in Las Vegas
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Hawaii
  • Chichen Itza
  • Swim in the cenotes in Yucatan
  • Tikal
  • Copan
  • Birding in Costa Rica 
  • Snorkeling in the Caribbean
  • The Virgin Islands
  • Old city San Juan
  • Cuba
  • Aruba (Because I like the name!)
  • See the Panama Canal
  • Galapaos
  • Machu Picu
  • Nazca Lines
  • Bolivian salt flats
  • Iguazu falls
  • Carnival in Rio
  • See penguins


And Finally ….  Somewhere or Anywhere!!!!……..

  • Fly First Class
  • Hot Air Balloon (Serengeti Sunrise 2006)
  • Zipline over rainforest (Chickened out in Costa Rica!!!)
  • Helicopter Ride (Grand Canyon 2007)
  • See Bruce Springsteen anywhere outside Ireland!!






















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