Adventure Bucket List

This post was last updated on October 15th, 2013

I’m a huge fan of the bucket list idea.  Actually, I’m a huge fan of lists in general.  I have my ‘everything to do before I’m thirty’ list, the ‘things Dan and I want to do together’ list, and of course my ultimate bucket list that acquires five more items for every one thing I actually accomplish.  And now, thanks to National Geographic (NG), I have my adventure bucket list.  NG compiled a list of the most extreme adventures out there. Some tasks include wingsuit flying off the Eiger and skiing K2.  Now to be completely honest, I’m about 99.9% sure I will never do anything on this list.  Lucky for me, NG also came up with the Next Best Adventure List.  While some of these items still look pretty daunting, a few might actually be doable.  I can already cross off

camel trek Morocco,

camal trek morocco bucket list, A Cruising Couple


and Dan got airborne in Queenstown when he road-tripped through New Zealand.

Nevis Bungy Jump, Bucket List, A Cruising Couple

  Hike the Appalachian Trail also made the list, and though I’m not quite sure it counts, Dan and I knocked off four miles of it on a climbing trip one weekend.

Appalachian Trail, bucket list, A Cruising Couple

  So in an effort to make progress on the Next Best Adventure List, Dan and I will be white water rafting.

Other items on the Next Best Adventure List that we definitely want to do: scuba diving with hammerheads.  Check out all the crazy stuff both lists have to offer for yourself. Maybe you’ll be inspired.  Just make sure you have good insurance first.

Adventure Bucket List


  1. Ah, you never told me about this. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to go white water rafting in the Grand Canyon. SO jealous!

  2. You two are just so cool. I wish I could be more like you.

    • You’re pretty cool yourself. Also, I wish I could cook like you so I guess it all balances out :-)

  3. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! I would LOVE to hear/read more about your experiences teaching in Italy and how I could make something like that happen :) Glad to discover your blog as well. The more travel inspiration, the better!


    • Of course! I was thinking about putting a post up about the experience just because I am always telling people about how awesome it is. In the meantime, you should check out their website The website isn’t the best, but it really is an awesome experience! Don’t hesitate to ask any questions and I’ll let you know when I put up the post!

      • Thank you so much! I just read through most of the site before noticing a student from my school who worked there last year will be giving a presentation about it on my campus in a few days! That sounds something like fate to me..

        • haha that is fantastic! I hope it works out for you!


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