My Bucket List: 183 Things I Want To Do Before I Die!


I have always had a goals list. My first one was when I was 14. I wrote about 3 A4 pages of things I wanted to achieve in my life from places I wanted to go, things I wanted to see and I remember thinking to myself, if I complete half of them I would be delighted. I love reading things like this on other people’s blogs so I thought why not share my one with you. I do write a goals list every December for the coming year and tick them off as I do it as the year goes on.

Some goals take longer to achieve than others and that’s fine. I know that I cannot complete these all in a year. When you have a long list of goals you’d like to achieve, you have more to strive for, and more opportunities to check those goals off your list. Why don’t you make a list now of everything you would like to do, dreaming or not. It’s best to have a list than no list at all 😉

Keep your goals list near so that you can tick them off. And every time you achieve one of your goals, check it off the list and celebrate what you’ve managed to accomplish in your life 😀 I took inspiration from a post I saw online for the structure of it.

Travel the world monument concept

Here’s my list – and the goals I’ve achieved so far are in bold font.

I will travel to the following places:
1. London
2. Turkey
3. Maldives
4. Gran Canaria
5. Australia – Perth, Sydney, Whitsundays & Melbourne
6. Cuba, St. Maarten and Jamaica
7. Bali
8. Dubai
9. New York
10. Lake Louise and Toronto in Canada
11. Aspen, Colorado
12. Mexico
13. Singapore
14. Rome, Florence & Pisa
15. Amsterdam
16. Barcelona
17. Edinburgh
18. Venice
19. Prague
20. Berlin
21. Croatia
22. Greece
23. Disneyland, Florida and Disneyland, Paris
24. Miami and The Bahamas
25/26/27. San Francisco, LA, San Diego & LAS VEGAS

Seeing the castle in Disneyland in Paris


28. Abu Dhabi
29. Marrakech
30. South Africa
31. Hong Kong
32. Bangkok, Phi Phi, Koh Phanghan, Koh Tao – Thailand
33. Egypt
34. Fiji & Bora Bora
35. New Zealand
36. Lisbon and The Algarve, Portugal 
37. Iceland
38. Liverpool
39. Budapest
40. Vietnam
41. Chicago
42. Boston
43. Madrid
44. Nice
45. Milan

On the edge of the CNN tower in Toronto


I will visit and see the following sights:

46. See Santa in Lapland
47. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
48. Colosseum in Rome WONDER OF THE WORLD
49. Titantic Museum in Belfast
50. Big Ben in London
51. Eiffel Tower in Paris
52. Helicopter over the Palm in Dubai
53. NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Florida
54. CNN tower in Toronto
55. Statue of Liberty, New York 
56. See Buckingham Palace
57. The Pyramids of Giza WONDER OF THE WORLD
58. Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
59. Uluru in the Northern Territory, Australia
60. Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Ireland
61. Giants Causeway, Ireland
62. Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa
63. The Vatican and the Trevi Fountain in Rome
64. See the Sydney Opera House at night
65. Dom in Berlin
66. Newgrange in Ireland
67. The Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Malta
68. The Lourve, Paris
69. Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles
70. The Pinnacles, Western Australia
71. The Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights in Iceland
72. Popeye Village in Malta
73. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona 

Myself and my friend Shereen at the Top of the Rock, NYC looking at the Empire State Building


At the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa which I climbed for homeless charity, Focus Ireland. This is the Tallest Free Standing Mountain in the world.



I will:

74. See the Niagara Falls
75. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
76. Do the Inca Trail in Peru WONDER OF THE WORLD
77. Go surfing in Hawaii
78. Gamble in Las Vegas
79. Learn to waterski
80. Volunteer in South Africa
81. Cycle from Santa Monica to Venice Beach
82. Climb to Base Camp of Mount Everest
83. Walk the Great Wall of China
84. Ride in a hot air balloon
85. Swim with dolphins
86. Swim with sharks
87. Do a dessert safari
88. Become a certified scuba diver & dive in a submarine
89. Learn to snowboard and ski
90. Have dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower
91. Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

92. Snowboard in Whistler in Canada, Meribel in France, Aspen in Colorado and Hokkaido in Japan.

93.  Learn to surf
94. Do a skydive (Done two. One in Ireland and one in South Africa)
95. Go on a safari in South Africa
96. Walk the Sydney Harbour Bridge 
97. Go kayaking

Volunteering Cape Town, South Africa

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Working as an Air Hostess


Holding a koala bear in Perth, Australia

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At the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain, Wicklow, Ireland


Personal Achievements

98. Run a 5KM
99.  Run a 10KM
100.  Learn to speak Spanish
101. Write a poem and write a book (I have wrote over 50 poems, definitely enough for a book)
102.  Buy my own house
103. Do a ski season
104. Give blood
105. Ice skate in Central Park 
106. Learn sign language
107. Get a degree
108. Be an air hostess 
109. Go on a Mediterraean and Carribean cruise
110. Become a lifeguard
111. Complete a the New York Marathon, London Marathon and Dublin Marathon
112. Get a Fiat 500
113. Learn to paddle board
114. Ride a rollercoaster (done MANY)
115. Go inter-railing across Europe
116. Go jet skiing 
117. Climb the Sugarloaf in Wicklow and Croagh Patrick in Mayo 
118. Own a Mini Cooper (I had 3 already, I’m obsessed)
119. Have children (well one child) and get married abroad
120. Launch my own website

Segway tour through Lisbon, Portugal


Cycling to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco


121. Segway through a city

122. See a volcano 

Flying a plane in Ireland


123. Visit Harry Potter World in Flordia
124. Climb Slieve Binnian & Carantuohill, Ireland
125. Ride in a limo 
126. Do a bungee jump
127. Build a snowman 
128. Go to a NBA game
129. Walk the Comino in Santiago, Spain
130. Live in Australia 
131. Fly a plane
132. Own a polaroid camera
133. Hold a koala bear 
134. Visit an ice bar 
135. See Riverdance and Lord of the Dance 
136. Visit Kylemore Abbey in Ireland 
137. Eat breakfast in Ellen’s Stardust Diner in NYC
138. Cycle the Brooklyn Bridge
139. See a Westend Musical & a Broadway Show

Skydiving in South Africa

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Visting the Dom in Berlin


Cycling over the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC


Snowboarding in the French Alps


Dinner in an underwater restaurant in Dubai


Go for Afternoon Tea in the following places below. I am Afternoon Tea obsessed so naturally I want to visit the best spots in the world for it 🙂 I have my nana to blame for that 😀

140. Burj al Arab, Dubai
141. Raffles Hotel in Singapore
142. The Plaza, NYC
143. The Mayfair Hotel, London 
144. The Westbury Hotel, Dublin
145. The G Hotel, Galway 
146. Sarabeth’s in NYC (I have been for Brunch but not Afternoon Tea) 
147. Sketch, London
148. Shangri La, Sydney 
149. The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 
150. The Ritz Hotel, London
151. Harrods, London
152. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand
153. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Canada


I wrote this list like I said when I was 14 however have since added to it, A LOT. Some have two or three things in it hence the 183. As of today, I have completed 110 of the 183 goals on my list. Life is for living and having a list like this motivates me every single day. People laugh at me but I know I will do anything to complete my list and WHY NOT?

So get writing guys and write a list of your own today 😀

Love Aoibhe xxx




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