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!!






















6 thoughts on “I have a Little List!

  1. What great lists you have compiled for each major area. I’m totally impressed by how many you have been able to check off. Here is one right here in the U.S. that you might consider adding to your list.

    Since I saw that you rode in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti, I would suggest considering a visit here to Albuquerque. I crew for a hot air balloon and I am also a docent at our International Balloon Museum. During the first two weeks in October, we host what is known as Balloon Fiesta. It is the largest gathering of lighter than air balloons in the world (both hot air and gas). Although we had 1000 balloons register in the year 2000, we have now capped registrations at around 650. Still, there is nothing quite like seeing hundreds of hot air balloons in the air all at one time. We get balloons from all over the world and this past year we had over 100 special shapes as well. If you would like to see some pictures of Balloon Fiesta, you are welcome to visit my blog. Not sure if you can click the link from here, but here is the post ….


    Thanks again for following my blog. I don’t see Scotland on your list. We just visited there for 3 weeks and had one of our best vacations ever. I have numerous other posts about that trip in addition to the Harry Potter one that you just saw. if you are a fan of Outlander, you might like my post on the Scottish connections to that as well.

    1. Never met anyone who crewed a balloon – that’s so different!!! We were in Albuquerque a number of years ago – but in August. The Fiesta sounds great – and the photos on your site are amazing!

      We’ve had a few short trips to Scotland over the years – Edinburgh of course and driving in the highlands… we always intended returning and spending more time in the highlands and maybe a few islands.

      You’ve prompted me to go back annd have a look at that list!! haven’t updated it in ages!!

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