Some of these have been on my mind since I was seven or eight years old; some of them are fairly new. All of them will be accomplished. (And more will most likely be added along the way.)


  • Visit 30 countries before 30

  • Fill my passport(s) with as many stamps as possible

  • Sail around the Greek Islands

  • Visit the pyramids in Egypt

  • Visit all seven continents

  • Visit the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

  • Visit the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

  • Go back to Irkutsk to see Lake Baikal

  • See the Northern Lights

  • Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans

  • Make a wish in the Trevi Fountain

  • Stay in an overwater bungalow

  • Swim in the world's largest pool in Chile

  • See Heaven's Trail in Ireland

  • Walk through the Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

  • Walk across the Sydney Harbour bridge

  • See the cherry blossoms in Japan

  • Celebrate Holi in India

  • Go to the lantern festival in Taiwan

  • See the glaciers in Patagonia, Argentina

  • Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

  • Visit Israel (take a belated Birthright trip)

  • Visit the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan


  • Go on a safari in Africa

  • Swim at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

  • Try skiing (again) in the Swiss Alps

  • Hot air balloon ride in Cappadoccia, Turkey

  • Swim through underground caves

  • Climb up Machu Picchu in Peru to see the ruins


  • Name a star

  • Eat the best pasta of my life in Italy

  • See a ballet in Russia

  • Run a marathon (just kidding!)

  • Live abroad for at least six months

  • Spend a new year in Australia

  • Send a message in a bottle... but from where?

  • Float in the Dead Sea


  • Learn how to play piano

  • Learn as many languages as possible

  • Learn to fly/get my pilot's license

  • Learn to ride a motorcycle and a horse


  • Get married on the coast of Croatia

  • Become a mum