January 10, 2017 Inspiration

Dreaming Big – Our 2017 And Beyond Wanderlist

In the past couple of years, we have had so many amazing experiences – from hiking a volcano at Sunrise to spending a night in the Sahara to the craziest hotel room of our life so far; I have travelled more and have had more experiences in the last two years than in my entire life leading up to it. But every time we go somewhere new, it opens the door to 5 more places we want to go and experience – I feel insatiable. Every day it feels so insane and unbelievably lucky that we get to do this full time now, and not only fit in as much as we can to two trips a year, and go straight from a red-eye flight to the office to get in every moment of travel we can. Now the road, the plane, the floor of the airport are all our office – and there is so much more to see and do. I’m sure every new country and city that we get to will make this list grow exponentially, but with some luck, we’ll be able to check off a few of these for 2017.

  1. Ride in a helicopter
  2. Ride in a seaplane
  3. Fly the longest flight in the world
  4. Jump into the blue lagoon in the Philippines
  5. Swim with pigs in the Bahamas
  6. See a symphony
  7. Dive in Raja Ampat
  8. Explore the largest cave in the world – Son Doong Cave in Vietnam
  9. Cruise down the Amazon River
  10. Hike the Incan Trail to Macchu Pichu
  11. Sail the Greek Islands
  12. Stay in a water villa in the Maldives
  13. Go to Whitsunday beach, Australia
  14. Ride a motorbike in the mountains of Vietnam
  15. Parasail
  16. Hang gliding off of Mt Fuji
  17. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  18. Visit Everest Base Camp
  19. Hike Mt Whitney
  20. Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon
  21. Walk the sky-bridge over the Grand Canyon
  22. Spend a night in Las Vegas
  23. Stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo
  24. See the Northern Lights
  25. Take the train to the old capital in Kyoto
  26. Go on Safari in Africa
  27. Stay at the Giraffe Manor
  28. Swim with Manta Rays
  29. Take a cruise to Antarctica
  30. Run the half marathon through Angkor Wat
  31. Faroe Islands
  32. Visit Socotra Island
  33. Study under a Monk
  34. Learn yoga in India
  35. See the Dahli Lama temple in Tibet
  36. The lost city in Petra, Jordan
  37. Float in the Dead Sea
  38. Spend a summer in Europe
  39. Drive a Fiat down the Almalfi Coast
  40. Drive the road to Hana
  41. Visit King’s Landing in Croatia
  42. Ride a camel on the beach in Morocco
  43. Funchal, Madeira
  44. Have a beer or 5 at Oktoberfest in Germany
  45. See the Abbeys in the English countryside

(so much time on planes to dream up new destinations)

46. See the James Bond house in Scotland
47. Spend a night in a castle
48. Ride bikes through Amsterdam
49. Go to an Indian Wedding
50. Take the train through the mountains in Sri Lanka
51. Drive across the United States
52. Go to Fashion Week in Paris
53. Attend Cannes Film Festival
54. Ski the French Alps
55. Learn to properly surf
56. Hug a baby elephant
57. Hold a Koala like a baby
58. See the Pyramids in Egypt
59. Ride in a clear kayak in perfect water
60. Have an eagle perch on my arm
61. Brandon to fulfill his dream of being a pilot
62. See Victoria Falls
63. Spend a night in a treetop treehouse in the jungle
64. Hike the Haiku Stairs
65. Drive a the road to Pai, Thailand on a motorbike
66. Drink at the oldest pub in London
67. Backpack for 3 days and survive
68. Drone the Badlands, South Dakota
69. Shoot in Antelope Valley, Arizona
70. See Mexico City
71. Banff National Park, Canada
72. Join the Holi festival in India
73. Go to the top of Burj Khalifa
74. Stay a night in a Presidential Suite
75. Learn to farm in Italy with Brandon’s family
76. See Pompeii ruins
77. Spend a day at the Louvee in Paris
78. Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
79. Visit the Nordic countries in summer and see the sun never set
80. Take the train through St Petersburg, Russia
81. See the Komodo Dragons in Indonesia
82. Drive across New Zealand
83. Climb rocks on the beach in the Seychelles
84. See the rainbow river in Colombia
85. Take photos of all the plants and all the animals in Madagascar
86. Capture star trails
87. Be overwhelmed with tropical perfection in Bora Bora
88. And in Fiji
89. And in Tahiti
90. See the penguin island in South America
91. Eat all of the Southern food in Savannah
92. Acadia National Park, in Maine
93. Drive the entire West Coast Highway 1 from Canada to Mexico
94. See Montreal and Quebec in the summer
95. Cherry blossoms in Tokyo in Springtime
96. Play with deer in Nara Park, Japan
97. Sail through the Mediterranean in Croatia
98. Cliff jumping in the Spanish Mediterranean
99. See the Mayan Ruins in Mexico
100. Fill our double-sized passports before they expire

(even more time on planes)


101. Ride in a hot air balloon
102. See the oceans meet at Cape Leeuqin, Australia
103. Learn to ride a skateboard
104. Learn to play an instrument
105. Wear all pink in front of the pink palace in Jaipur, India
106. Hike through Antelope Canyon, Arizona
107. Dive the Great Blue Hole, Brazil
108. See the Black Forrest in Germany
109. Watch the sunrise on all 6 major continents
110. Drink out of a coconut on all 6 major continents
111. Visit the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland
112. Eat every meal on a rooftop in Santorini, Greece
113. Party in Mallorca, Spain
114. Travel deeper into the Sahara Desert in Morocco
115. Ride a hot air balloon over Bagan, Myanmar
116. Swim in the hidden pool in Chichen Itza, Mexico
117. Hike to the Rainbow mountains in Peru
118. Go back to the Vatican and appreciate it so much more as an adult
119. Be a kid at Harry Potter World
120. Take photos on the hand of the desert, in Atacama, Chile
121. See the underwater waterfall in Mauritius
122. Ride through the canals in Venice
123. Wear the prettiest dresses in Portofino, Italy
124. Sit in the thermal springs in Pamukkale, Turkey
125. Experience all there is in Cape Town, South Africa
126. Get lost in Prague
127. Run through Tulip fields in the Netherlands
128. Go to Zanzibar
129. Explore a tea field at sunset
130. See the fall leaves in Vermont
131. Go skiing at Aspen
132. Have a winter wonderland weekend in a cabin in Montana
133. Walking the sand dunes of Namibia
134. Visit a gorilla sanctuary
135. Feed wild flamingos
136. Shoot a documentary
137. Visit Jerusalem
138. Spend a full month in another country
139. Surf in Nicaragua
140. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower
141. Play on the beaches in Northern Spain
142. See Austria covered in snow
143. Soak in a thermal bath in Budapest
144. Hold a Slow Loris
145. Go back to Cuba and see the changes since 2013
146. Take photos in the old city of San Juan, Puerto Rica
147. Sit on a perfect beach in Turks & Caicos
148. Swim with Manta Rays
149. Dive the great blue hole, Belize
150. See giant turtles in the Galapagos islands
151. See the statues on Easter Island, Chile
152. Zip line through a forrest
153. Party in Rio de Janiero
154. Find the most beautiful beach in El Nino, Philippines
155. See the salt flats in Bolivia
156. Run around the cliffs of Malta
157. Eat chocolates in Belgium
158. And homemade pasta in Italy
159. And sausage in Germany
160. And cheese in France
161. Dive with sharks
162. Walk along the pink lagoon in Yucatan, Mexico
163. Visit an aquarium
164. Swim in the pools on Bondi Beach, Australia
165. Wander the blue city of Chefchauon, Morocco
166. Walk through the bamboo forest in Arashiyama, Japan
167. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
168. See the blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey


Our first plane ride across the world of this new year takes off in a couple of days – Let’s get started shall we?