Mom and in the Gap of Dunloe


Welcome to our bucket list! You may notice that some of the stuff here has been ticked off – that’s because we thankfully have both been able to do it together or separately before this blog even began!

If I can rustle up some photos from these adventures I would love to share them with you.

(Please note: There are so many things I’ve to keep adding to this and I’ve to rack my brains for dates because I’ve a memory like a sieve)


  • Attempt to walk the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit an unusual AirBnB in every county in Ireland!
  • Climb Croagh Patrick
  • Complete the Kerry Camino
  • Do Darkness in Light for Pieta House
  • Complete the Women’s Mini Marathon
  • See the Giant’s Causeway
  • Walk the Gap of Dunloe
  • Have afternoon tea in the Shelbourne
  • Climb the Sugarloaf
  • Go surfing in Kerry
  • Visit the Aran Islands
  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit Clonmacnoise
  • Visit the Great Blasket Island
  • Visit Inishbofin
  • Visit Newgrange
  • Visit Sceilig Mhichíl


  • Visit Rome, see the Colosseum
  • Cycle around on a tandem with Mom in Verona and see Romeo and Juliet’s house
  • See Venice and wander through its winding streets
  • Sail a yacht in Turkey!
  • Drive a boat in Greece and dance with the locals
  • Visit Disneyworld Florida, Seaworld and Universal Studies
  • Visit Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam
  • See Ypres Salient battlefields in Belgium
  • Visit Ellis Island, see the Statue of Liberty, visit a Broadway show, roam around Macy’s, visit the Apple store, take cabs around New York
  • Tour Vietnam from South to North: visit Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Dalat, Hoi An, Hue, Sapa, Bac Ha, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Da Nang, Ninh Binh
  • Visit Vatican City and tour St Peter’s Bascilica
  • Trek the Inca Trail and climb Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Galápagos Islands
  • See Park Guell in Barcelona, visit “Obama’s” Pub
  • See Teotihuacan in Mexico
  • See Niagara Falls!
  • See Uluru aka Ayers Rock in Australia
  • Visit Salar de Uyuni, the world’s biggest salt flats, in Bolivia
  • Fly first class (even just once!)
  • Visit Iguazú Falls
  • Get to see Easter Island
  • See and walk the Great Wall of China
  • Swim in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon
  • Visit Tibet
  • See the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • See the Seven Wonders of the Natural World
  • See the Seven Wonders of the Modern World
  • See the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World
  • See the Philippines’ Chocolate Hills in Bohol
  • Cycle along the Canal du Midi in France
  • Stay in the Waldorf Astoria
  • See Angkor Wat
  • Take a look at the Fly Geyser in Nevada
  • Swing at the end of the world in Ecuador
  • Visit the Dutch Flower Fields in the Netherlands
  • See the Perito Glacier in Argentina
  • Visit Death Valley National Park
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Tour Egypt: see the Pyramids and the Sphinx
  • Take a cyclo in Vietnam
  • Take a tour of a vineyard
  • See the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
  • Visit Havana in Cuba
  • Head to Tibet
  • See Mount Rorima in Venezuela
  • Photograph the Mongolian-Manchurian grassland
  • See the Grand Canyon
  • Head into the Mendenhall Ice Caves in Alaska
  • Visit New Zealand (One for myself and my partner too!)
  • Visit Paris and see the Rodin Museum, Sacre Coeur, Musée D’Orsay, the Louvre, Versailles, get portraits done in Montmatre and of course, head to Disneyland Paris.
  • See The Door to Hell in Turkmenistan
  • Walk the Camino de Santiago
  • Head to Bandarban in Bangladesh
  • See Antelope Canyon in Arizona

Food and Drink

Misc. (All the non-travel related things…)

  • Finally cut down the hedge at the back of the garden!
  • Finish watching The Wire together
  • Play bridge together
  • Do a woodwork course (Mam made shelves!)
  • Do a painting course