Bucket List

Sophie’s Suitcase Bucket List

  1. Rent a Camper van and travel down the East Coast of Australia
  2. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  3. Climb Kilimanjaro
  4. Learn to surf
  5. Travel on the Belmond Pullman Train
  6. Surf in Bali
  7. Become a Divemaster
  8. Visit Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
  9. Go skiing in New Zealand
  10. Visit Vineyards in Argentina
  11. Learn to Snowboard
  12. Become a pro at skiing
  13. Travel to Cappadocia and Istanbul
  14. Travel the Galapagos Islands
  15. Travel to every continent: Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Australasia
  16. Visit the Masai Mara
  17. Stay in Hotel Grand Tremezzo
  18. Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan
  19. Elephant Trekking
  20. Hot Air balloon ride at sunset
  21. Visit Kefalonia and relax for a weekend
  22. Host my own private tour with a tour company
  23. Visit at least 5 of the Caribbean islands: St Lucia, Aruba, Barbados, Bahamas, Antigua
  24. Cruise through the Norwegian Fjords
  25. Safari ride in Africa visiting the animals
  26. Staying at Giraffe Manor
  27. Stay 5* in the Maldives and stay in an above water villa in The Maldives
  28. Drive route 66 in a campervan: the ultimate American road trip
  29. Hit up Las Vegas
  30. Watch the Haka
  31. Take the Bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto
  32. Eat at The Rock restaurant in Zanzibar
  33. Visit the stunning city of Seville
  34. Drive the roads of the Amalfi Coast
  35. See Machu Picchu
  36. Spend Christmas and New Year on a beach with a BBQ
  37. Stay at Jade Mountain
  38. Eat Sushi in Toyko
  39. Visit the Serengeti
  40. Go interrailing across Europe
  41. Island hop in Fiji
  42. Do a full RTW trip and persuade someone else to come with me…
  43. Travel and stay at someone’s house I have met whilst travelling
  44. Visit all the wonders of the world
  45. Go tubing in Laos
  46. Get a tattoo!
  47. See the Great Wall of China
  48. Wine tasting in the Douro Valley
  49. Get some clothing handmade in Hoi An, Vietnam
  50. See S21 and the Killing Fields, Cambodia
  51. Visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  52. Visit the temples of Bali – there are lots!
  53. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon
  54. Travel alone, with mates and with a boyfriend
  55. Take a cruise!
  56. Travel somewhere on an organised trip
  57. Visit the Grand Canyon
  58. See Iceland and the waterfalls
  59. Visit Scotland, explore the lochs and stay at Eagle Brae
  60. Go skiing in most major ski-friendly countries in Europe and beyond: France, Switzerland, New Zealand
  61. Stay in a 5* villa on a resort in somewhere classy
  62. Visit the beaches of Phi Phi
  63. Find a completely deserted island
  64. Soak up the scenery of Halong Bay, Vietnam
  65. Kayak round Halong Bay
  66. Trek a huge distance with a massive backpack round Vietnam
  67. Get on a 24 hour train journey
  68. Spend days travelling from one place to the next without stopping….
  69. Learn to speak Spanish
  70. Sail around the med on a boat
  71. Stay at The Fallen Angel in Cornwall
  72. Stay at Whitepod in Switzerland
  73. Go skiing at Utah, Solitude
  74. Take a trip to the wonderful island of Hawaii
  75. Stay in Atoll Rangiroa, French Polynesia
  76. Get my groove on in Nashville
  77. Live the life in Santa Barbara
  78. Take a trip in a helicopter
  79. Experience a hop on, hop off bus
  80. Eat, drink and be merry in Lisbon
  81. Explore the lesser known areas of Florida on a road trip
  82. Visit the city of Philadelphia USA
  83. Stay at Reethi Faru Maldives
  84. Stay at The Kulm in Switzerland
  85. Explore more Sweden, especially the countryside and take a weekend in Gothenburg
  86. Join a wellbeing weekend with Casa Fuzetta
  87. Explore Costa Rica
  88. Camp in a jungle
  89. Drink wine in Chile
  90. Take a weekend break to Paris with the best friend
  91. Visit the pyramids of Egypt and ride a camel
  92. Do 12 countries in 12 months
  93. Do 5 countries in 5 weeks
  94. Visit Byron Bay
  95. Buy a DSLR
  96. Take a long weekend trip to New York!
  97. Take a USA Southwest Road Trip
  98. Dive or snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
  99. Spend a year working somewhere else in the world
  100. Eat Tapas in Barcelona
  101. See and explore South America
  102. Climb the Great Wall of China
  103. Go swimming in the Blue Hole in Belize
  104. Do some build work in an underdeveloped country
  105. Work at the Australian Tennis Open
  106. Travel across India
  107. Head to the desert in Oman
  108. Visit the Colosseum in Rome
  109. See the lights of Hong Kong
  110. Swim in the rooftop pool in Singapore
  111. Go skiing in Canada
  112. Sleep on the floor of a house with only a mosquito net.
  113. Do a cooking course
  114. Run a half marathon
  115. See two continents in one day in Istanbul
  116. Go to the Amazon rainforest
  117. See the Northern Lights in Finland
  118. Stay in Dubai and feel like a queen for a few days
  119. Go to Glastonbury Festival
  120. Go to a festival in the UK every year
  121. Visit Auschwitz, Poland
  122. Travel the trans-Siberian railway
  123. Road trip around Western Canada stopped in Vancouver, Alberta, Banff, Jasper and Whistler
  124. Take an outdoor bath in Budapest
  125. Go to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  126. Go on a cruise
  127. Discover paradise islands of Islas Cies, Spain with a friend
  128. Dance my way in to a Rio carnival
  129. Climb Sydney harbour bridge
  130. Visit Petra
  131. Spend a day cruising round Milford Sound for the day, New Zealand
  132. Watch sunset in Santorini
  133. Go sand-boarding
  134. Visit the ruins of Easter Island, Chile
  135. Go to Oktoberfest, Munich
  136. Visit Boracay Islands, Philippines
  137. Buy a GoPro
  138. Take a sailing trip round Whitsundays, Australia
  139. Explore a new religion
  140. Stay in a log cabin in the English countryside
  141. Swim with dolphins
  142. Climb a mountain
  143. Fly over the Great Barrier Reef
  144. Visit 30 countries by my 30th birthday…
  145. Visit Tonga
  146. Road trip around the USA


  • Reply
    My Bucket List – UPDATED | The Nomadic Backpacker
    August 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

    […] Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu […]

  • Reply
    November 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

    78 – visit Petra – could not urge you to do this any more – it is truly wonderful.

    Love your bucket list, it makes me want to get my backpack back on and travel again (five months of being home and I’m already getting itchy feet again!)


    • Reply
      December 11, 2014 at 8:11 am

      Travel more! Ive just returned only two days ago and I am already planning my next trip! xo

  • Reply
    Whitney Ruby
    September 14, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu… highly recommend. I even got engaged on that hike!

    • Reply
      Sophie Davis
      October 4, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Oh amazing – what great news!!! Congrats!! xx

      • Reply
        Whitney Ruby
        October 13, 2018 at 12:30 pm

        And got married in Slovenia! All AFTER I turned 30 ;P

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    November 21, 2018 at 2:23 am

    100: See the Himalayas 🙂

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