R&R’s Bucket List

Once you decide to dedicate your life to travel and adventure, it becomes difficult to lock in a true Bucket List.  The possibilities are infinite and we want to do it all, so unfortunately, the list always seems to grow faster than we can check it off.  This is actually good news though because if we ever got close to completing our list, I think we would go into a full on panic attack.  After all, we never want to decide our journey is complete. This list is a living organism and will be constantly changing.  Green = Conquered!  Click on each of the items for a link to that blog.


  1. Experience Ithaa  (cover photo)      ↑

  2. Bungee Jump in Queenstown New Zealand where it all started

  3. Stay at least 1 night in all 50 U.S. states

  4. Step foot on all 7 continents

  5. Swim in every Ocean

  6. Visit all 59 National Parks in the U.S.

  7. Ride in a hot air balloon

*Conquer the 7 Wonders of the New World*

  1. *Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  2. *Walk on the Great Wall of China

  3. *Visit Petra- Jordan

  4. *Climb Chichen Itza- Yucatan

  5. *Visit the Taj Mahal- India

  6. *Visit Christ the Redeemer- Rio

  7. *See the Colosseum- Rome

#See the 7 Wonders of the Natural World#

  1. #Mt Everest- Nepal

  2. #Victoria Falls- Zambia

  3. #Hike the Grand Canyon- Arizona

  4. #See the Great Barrier Reef- Australia

  5. #Photograph the Northern Lights

  6. #Paricutin Volcano- Mexico

  7. #Harbor of Rio de Janeiro- Brazil

  8. Go on an African Safari

  9. Hike a volcano

  10. Channel Darwin and observe wildlife in the Galapagos Islands

  11. Sit on Trolltunga in Norway

  12. Watch a sunset over the Pacific Ocean

  13. See the Matterhorn and ski in the Swiss Alps

  14. Ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge

  15. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

  16. Stand in the Sistine Chapel

  17. Take a gondola ride in Venice

  18. See the Eiffel Tower

  19. Hike through Yosemite

  20. Photograph wildlife in Yellowstone

  21. Visit Iguazu Falls in Brazil/Argentina

  22. Tour the Amazon rain forest and river

  23. Swim with sharks in the ocean

  24. Swim with whale sharks in the ocean

  25. Swim with a whale in the ocean

  26. Cliff jump in the Caribbean

  27. Visit a pink sand beach

  28. Visit a black sand beach

  29. See the Great Pyramids

  30. Walk through Antelope Canyon in Arizona

  31. Tour wineries in Napa

  32. Road trip through Ireland to see the Castles

  33. Sail in the Greek Isles

  34. Explore ice caves in Iceland

  35. Go shopping in Prague

  36. Overwater bungalow in the Maldives

  37. Have a large mug of beer at an authentic German Biergarten

  38. Watch planes land at Maho Beach in St. Maarten

  39. Visit the Tulip fields in the Netherlands

  40. See the reflection of the 10 peaks in Moraine Lake in Banff

  41. Sea kayak alongside ocean wildlife (in New Zealand) (in Alaska)

  42. Ride Jet skis through the Caribbean sea

  43. Visit the illuminated caves of Japan

  44. Explore the marble caves of Patagonia

  45. See the Moai on Easter Island

  46. Drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway during the fall

  47. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

  48. Stargaze in Utah

  49. See the Rainbow Mountains in Gansu, China

  50. Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square

  51. Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans

  52. Watch 4th of July fireworks over the Nation’s Capital in D.C.

  53. Go to a Superbowl

  54. Go to a World Series game

  55. Go to a World Cup Soccer match

  56. Attend the Olympics

  57. Cave dive in Mexico cenotes

  58. Stand on the Salt Flat in Bolivia

  59. See Angkor Wat, Cambodia

  60. Relax in Bora Bora

  61. Drink Champagne in Champagne, France

  62. Swim in a giant aquarium tank full of sharks and rays

  63. Ride a camel in the dessert

  64. See the Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

  65. Ride a dog sled in Alaska

  66. Take a helicopter tour through Lord of the Ring country in New Zealand

  67. Rent our own private Island

  68. Fly in a private jet

  69. Charter a yacht

  70. Take a swing on the Swing at the End of the World in Ecuador

  71. Watch the bats fly out of Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico

  72. Tour the Almalfi Coast, Italy

  73. Visit the Island of Madagascar

  74. See Mt Rushmore, South Dakota

  75. Lay on a secluded beach in Seychelles

  76. Skydive

  77. Scuba

  78. Take surf lessons

  79. Start a travel blog

  80. Raise money for a charity that gives back to nature

  81. Do humanitarian work