Andi’s Bucket List


  1. Have a baby (January 5, 2015)
  2. Visit all 7 continents
  3. Start my own business (November 2009)
  4. Live abroad for at least 1 year
  5. Have a travel story published in a magazine (July 2011,Travelhost)
  6. Have a photo published in a magazine (Año 2 – N°4 de 2008, Madero First)
  7. Have my photo published on the cover of a magazine (January 2014, Today’s Charlotte Woman)
  8. Get a tattoo in a foreign country (March 1996: Nassau, The Bahamas)
  9. Learn to scuba dive (May 2008: Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
  10. Travel abroad with my brother (June 2010: the Netherlands and Spain)
  11. Go on an African safari (May 2006: Kruger National Park, South Africa)
  12. Sky dive (May 2008: Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
  13. Go on a road trip through the Australian Outback (December 2007)
  14. Read a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel in Spanish without a dictionary
  15. Visit Cuba without getting caught (July 2007)
  16. Swim with dolphins (July 2007: Vadadero, Cuba)
  17. Swim with whales in an aquarium (April 2009: Atlanta, Georgia)
  18. Swim with whales in the wild
  19. Ride an elephant (August 2007: Pattaya, Thailand)
  20. Hang glide in Rio de Janeiro
  21. Visit Japan during sakura (April 2006: Tokyo, Japan)
  22. Learn how to surf (June 2007: Jaco, Costa Rica)
  23. See my photos displayed in an art gallery
  24. Go on a solo yoga and/or surf retreat in Bali
  25. Take a cooking class abroad (November 2011, Florence, Italy)
  26. Zip line (July 2007: Las Terrazas, Cuba)
  27. Learn how to fly a plane
  28. Fly on a private jet
  29. Learn how to sail
  30. Take a sailboating trip throughout the Caribbean
  31. Trek through the Amazon Rain Forest (January 2010: Manaus, Brasil)
  32. Skinny dip in the Amazon River (January 2010: Manaus, Brasil)
  33. Climb an active volcano (June 2006: Arenal, Costa Rica)
  34. Visit all 7 modern Wonders of the World
  35. Travel solo in a country where I do not speak the language (December 2009: Brasil)
  36. Show up at the airport with my bag and passport and take the first available international flight
  37. Bungee jump (April 2012: Macau)
  38. Learn how to drive a stick shift
  39. Drive from the USA to Argentina
  40. Attend an Indian wedding in India
  41. Take a RTW trip with my son
  42. Go topless at a crowded beach (October 2007: Noumea, New Caledonia)
  43. Visit Salar de Uyuni and drive throughout the desert of Bolivia (January 2009)
  44. Take a hot air balloon ride (December 2008: Alice Springs, Australia)
  45. Hear the Dalai Lama speak (November 2005: Washington, D.C.)
  46. Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Copacabana Beach dressed in white (December 2009/10)
  47. Celebrate Carnival in Brasil
  48. Travel to outer space
  49. Visit the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet (August 2008)
  50. Soak in a Japanese onsen (April 2006: Hakone, Japan)
  51. Ride on the Trans-Siberian railway
  52. Smoke pot in a cafe in Amsterdam (June 2010)
  53. Attend a World Cup match
  54. Fall in love with a foreigner (too many times to count!)
  55. Bathe in the Ganges River
  56. Float in the Dead Sea
  57. Go on a coffee tour around the world
  58. See a U2 concert anywhere
  59. Surf and dive in the ocean around the most remote island in the world (October 2010: Easter Island, Chile)
  60. Have a boudoir session with an international photographer in a foreign country (October 2010: Santiago, Chile)
  61. Visit a foreign country at least 3X in 1 year (Argentina 2006, Australia 2008)
  62. Ride on the top of a moving train
  63. Get married in a foreign country (May 2011: Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  64. Have the honeymoon of my wildest dreams (May 2011: Brasil)
  65. Sleep in a villa in Tuscany (November 2011)
  66. Play with peacocks at the Peacock Pavilion
  67. Spend a week doing absolutely nothing but eating and drinking in the village of Gordes, France
  68. Spend the night in the Presidential Suite anywhere in the world (December 2011: Chicago, Illinois)
  69. Slice off the top of a bottle of champagne in public (April 2012: Macau)
  70. Go swimming in the Pink Lake Retba in Senegal
  71. Walk on a pink sand beach and bring some sand home with me (March 2013: Bermuda)
  72. Dive with stingrays in Stingray City (February, 2013: Cayman Islands)
  73. Get a travel-theme tattoo
  74. Ride a camel in the Sahara Dessert
  75. See a wild sloth with my husband