Andi’s Bucket List

  • Have a baby (January 5, 2015)
  • Have or adopt a second baby
  • Visit all 7 continents
  • Start my own business (November 2009)
  • Live abroad for at least 1 year
  • Have a travel story published in a magazine (July 2011,Travelhost)
  • Have a photo published in a magazine (Año 2 – N°4 de 2008, Madero First)
  • Have my photo published on the cover of a magazine (January 2014, Today’s Charlotte Woman)
  • Get a tattoo in a foreign country (March 1996: Nassau, The Bahamas)
  • Learn to scuba dive (May 2008: Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
  • Travel abroad with my brother (June 2010: the Netherlands and Spain)
  • Go on an African safari (May 2006: Kruger National Park, South Africa)
  • Sky dive (May 2008: Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
  • Go on a road trip through the Australian Outback (December 2007)
  • Read a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel in Spanish without a dictionary
  • Visit Cuba without getting caught (July 2007)
  • Swim with dolphins (July 2007: Vadadero, Cuba)
  • Swim with whales in an aquarium (April 2009: Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Swim with whales in the wild
  • Ride an elephant (August 2007: Pattaya, Thailand)
  • Hang glide in Rio de Janeiro
  • Cage dive with Great White sharks (May 2006: Cape Town, South Africa)
  • Visit Japan during sakura (April 2006: Tokyo, Japan)
  • Learn how to surf (June 2007: Jaco, Costa Rica)
  • See my photos displayed in an art gallery
  • Go on a solo yoga and/or surf retreat in Bali
  • Take a cooking class abroad (November 2011, Florence, Italy)
  • Zip line (July 2007: Las Terrazas, Cuba)
  • Learn how to fly a plane
  • Fly on a private jet
  • Take a sailboating trip throughout the Caribbean
  • Trek through the Amazon (January 2010: Manaus, Brasil)
  • Skinny dip in the Amazon River (January 2010: Manaus, Brasil)
  • Climb an active volcano (June 2006: Arenal, Costa Rica)
  • Visit all 7 modern Wonders of the World
  • Travel solo in a country where I do not speak the language (December 2009: Brasil)
  • Show up at the airport with my bag and passport and take the first available international flight
  • Bungee jump (April 2012: Macau)
  • Learn how to drive a stick shift
  • Drive from the USA to Argentina
  • Attend an Indian wedding in India
  • Take a RTW trip with my son
  • Go topless at a crowded beach (October 2007: Noumea, New Caledonia)
  • Visit Salar de Uyuni and drive throughout the desert of Bolivia (January 2009)
  • Take a hot air balloon ride (December 2008: Alice Springs, Australia)
  • Hear the Dalai Lama speak (November 2005: Washington, D.C.)
  • Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Copacabana Beach dressed in white (December 2009/10)
  • Celebrate Carnival in Brasil
  • Travel to outer space
  • Visit the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet (August 2008)
  • Soak in a Japanese onsen (April 2006: Hakone, Japan)
  • Ride on the Trans-Siberian railway
  • Smoke pot in a cafe in Amsterdam (June 2010)
  • Attend a World Cup match
  • Fall in love with a foreigner (too many times to count!)
  • Bathe in the Ganges River
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Go on a coffee tour around the world
  • See a U2 concert anywhere (June 2016: Miami, Florida
  • Surf and dive in the ocean around the most remote island in the world (October 2010: Easter Island, Chile)
  • Have a boudoir session with an international photographer in a foreign country (October 2010: Santiago, Chile)
  • Visit a foreign country at least 3X in 1 year (Argentina 2006, Australia 2008)
  • Ride on the top of a moving train
  • Get married in a foreign country (May 2011: Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Have the honeymoon of my wildest dreams (May 2011: Brasil)
  • Sleep in a villa in Tuscany (November 2011)
  • Play with peacocks at the Peacock Pavilion
  • Spend a week doing absolutely nothing but eating and drinking in the village of Gordes, France
  • Spend the night in the Presidential Suite anywhere in the world (December 2011: Chicago, Illinois)
  • Slice off the top of a bottle of champagne in public (April 2012: Macau)
  • Go swimming in the Pink Lake Retba in Senegal
  • Walk on a pink sand beach and bring some sand home with me (March 2013: Bermuda)
  • Dive with stingrays in Stingray City (February, 2013: Cayman Islands)
  • Get a travel-theme tattoo
  • Ride a camel in the Sahara Dessert
  • See a wild sloth (December 2011: The Amazon, Brasil)
  • Ride in a helicopter (December 2007, Kauai, Hawaii)
  • Ride in a helicopter with my family (January 2018, Kissimmee, Florida)
  • Travel internationally with my son (May 2018, Turks and Caicos)