travel bucket list



After checking off so many things during the last year alone, I decided to finally put my bucket list “on paper” and share it here. Both as inspiration – and – I’d love to hear what’s on yours!

Please share in the comments.


In no particular order:


Multi Day Horse Trek through Yellowstone Natl. Park

Visit wild Gorillas in Uganda or Ruanda

Treck to Everest Base Camp

Take the Rovos Train from Pretoria to Zanzibar

Camel Trek through the Sahara

Horse Safari in the Okavango Delta

Rock Climbing in Moab

Mule Ride to the bottom of Grand Canyon

Fly a helicopter (not as a passenger, but flying one myself!)

Shark Cage Diving in Shark Alley (South Africa) & Port Augusta, Australia & New Zealand

Visit “Sue” from “Life Below Zero” in Kavik, Alaska

Visit a Dolphin Therapy facility in Florida (dolphins helping patients with PTSD etc)

Ziplining anywhere….

Volunteer at Elephant Camp in Thailand

Drive a Ferrari on a Race Track

Reach both North & South Pole

Cruise around the South Pacific in a small yacht or sail boat

Road Trip up the Australian West Coast from Perth to Kimberley and over to Darwin

Road Trip along the Cote d’Azur from Nizza via Provence to Spain

Walk the Pilgrimage of St. James in Northern Spain

Trans Siberian Railway from Siberia to Moscow

Road Trip along the Queensland Coast

Take The Ghan Train from Darwin to Adelaide

Dive in the Great Barrier Reef

Visit Nome, Alaska

Take the Ferry all the way from the Aleutians, Alaska to Bellingham, WA

Visit the Serengeti

Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

Visit Finch Hatton’s Grave (Out of Africa)

Attend Training with the Horse Whisperer

Visit the Whale Coast Route in South Africa during Whale Season

Take the Orient Express from Bangkok to Singapore

Attend a “Classico” at Bernabeu Stadium – Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

Attend the Summer Olympics

Attend a Football World Cup (Soccer)

Visit the Pyramids in Egypt

Visti Macchu Piccu

Boat ride on the Amazonas

Road Trip all over South AfricaJanuary 2016

Desert Dunes in NamibiaDecember 2015

Desert Safari – Dune Ride in DubaiSeptember 2016

Swim with wild dolphinsSeptember 2011 Gulf of Mexico

Road Trip along the Mae Hong Song Loop through the Northern Thai MountainsAugust 2016

Road Trip along the “Great Ocean Road” in AustraliaJune 2016

Meet a Cheetah (NOT in a petting zoo!)December 2015 (Na’ankuse Wildlife Sanctuary, Namibia)

Visit all 50 US Statescompleted in 2015

Road Trip all around New Zealand (both North & South Island)May 2016

Walk with Lions (in a conservation program)March 2016 (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)

Visit Angkor Wat in CambodiaDecember 2016

Safari at Kruger National ParkDecember 2015

Road Trip to Uluru/Ayers RockMarch 2016

Skydiving September 2011 (Key West, Florida)

Visit the Victoria Falls in ZimbabweMarch 2016

Road trip along the Garden Route in South AfricaJanuary 2016

Biplane AcrobaticsSeptember 2011 (Cape Cannaveral, Florida)

White Water RaftingSeptember 2011 (Okonowee River, Tennessee)

Boat ride on the Zambezi RiverMarch 2016

Ride a CamelMarch 2016 (Alice Springs, Australia)

Scuba DiveOctober 2016 (Amed, Bali)

Road Trip from Queenstown to Glenorchy NZMay 2016

Airboat through the Everglades September 2011

Boatride through the Bayou SwampsSeptember 2011

Safari and Boat Ride in Chobe National Park & River March 2016

Visit Robben Island (Nelson Mandela’s prison island)January 2016

Take the Indian Pacific Train from Perth to SydneyMay 2016

Meet an ElephantDecember 2015

Visit Hobbiton in New ZealandMay 2016

Drive from California to Alaska via the Alaska Highwaycompleted July 2013

Drive the Dalton Highway (“Ice Truckers”) all the way to the Arctic SeaJuly 2013

Get pulled over by an Alaska State TrooperJuly 2013

Road Trip along the Blue Ridge ParkwayMay 2015

Fly in a Helicopter over the Okavango DeltaFebruary 2016

Visit the Bluebird Cafe & Grand Ole Opry in NashvilleSeptember 2011

Visit Yellowstone National ParkSeptember 2012

Road Trip from Sunshine Coast, via Gold Coast and Byron Bay to SydneyApril 2016

Visit Key WestSeptember 2011

Road Trip along the Pacific Coast Highway from LA to SeattleSeptember 2012

Visit Grand Canyon & the Parks of Southern UtahOctober 2012

Visit Monument Valley & MoabOctober 2012

Drive through MontanaSeptember 2012

Visit the Louisiana BayouSeptember 2011 (and many times more…)

Visit the Bridge on the River KwaiAugust 2016

Visit Charleston, Savannah & New OrleansSeptember 2011



South Pacific – Vanuatu, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Fiji




Nepal/Himalayas & Everest Base Camp

Fireland – Argentina

Easter Islands


Caribbean – Barbados, Bahamas, Caymans, St. Thomas




South of France

Monte Carlo


India – Kerala, Rishikesh, Himalayas




Prague & Cracow

Moscow & St. Petersburg

Hong Kong

Kuala Lumpur

Visit Madeira & the Azores

BaliOctober 2016

DubaiSeptember 2016

Thailand August 2016

India – Calcutta (Mother Teresa’s House), Holy City of Puri, Kriya Yoga Ashram, Balighai Kriya Ahsram January 2008

MauritiusMarch 2016

Kruger, Cape Peninsula & Garden Route/South Africa – December 2015-January 2016

Namib Desert & Swakopmund/NamibiaDecember 2015

Kalahari & Okcavango Delta/Botswana – February/March 2016

Victoria Falls/Zimbabwe – March 2016

Alice Springs & Uluru/Australia – March-June 2016

Sydney, Melbourne and Perth/Australia March/April 2016

Road Trip around New Zealand – May 2016

Visit the Holy Sites in IsraelJune 2012

Visit Cambodia & VietnamNovember 2016

Visit SingaporeJuly 2016

Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro, Uruguay & Chile  – October 1997

Visit the Golden Triangle (Thailand/Laos/Myanmar)August 2016

Visit Vancouver, CanadaSeptember 2012

Road Trip through Sweden, Norway, Finland, DenmarkAugust 1990

Live in Vienna for a summerSummer 2008

Visit Mozart House in SalzburgSummer 2009

Visit Italy – Rome/Venice/Florence/Capri/Tuscany/Umbria – numerous times since 1991

Road Trip through GreeceOctober 1989

Visit LondonOctober 2000

Visit Paris, Normandie and Alsace – numerous times since 1989


Stay in an over-water villa on the Maldives & Bora Bora

Stay on Richard Branson’s Island – Necker Island

Stay at Emirate Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Stay at the Royal Livingstone (Zambia)

Stay at Burj Al-Arab in Dubai

Drive a Maserati, Ferrari, Buggati and a Lamborghini – and the Corvette Stingray

Fly all First Class Airlines

Fly in a Private Jet

Stay at the Hermitage Hotel in Monte Carlo

Cruise on a Yacht around the South Pacific

Road Trip in a Convertible along the Cote d’Azur from Nizza via Provence to Spain

Stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel in ZimbabweMarch 2016

Take the Indian Pacific Train from Perth to SydneyMay 2016

Cruise on a Yacht around Dubai Marina and Palm JumeirahSeptember 2016

Stay at the Kahala in HawaiiMarch 2013

Stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel during Oscar WeekFebruary 2013

Stay at the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas in a Fountain View SuiteSeptember 2013

Stay at The Menjangan in BaliOctober 2016

Stay at Tugu Hotel in BaliOctober 2016


Perform at Madison Square Garden

Beach House on Kauai, Hawaii

Write a Screenplay and co-produce the Film

Meet Eckhart Tolle

Meet Oprah

Meet Angela Merkel

Master Tennis

Run a Half Marathon

Write a NYT Bestseller

Play Carnegie HallFebruary 11, 2011 (full house/standing ovations)

Write a #1 Amazon BestsellerNovember 2015 & January 2016

Perform for the Pope on St. Peter’s Square & at the Pantheon (Rome)October 2011

Live in New York City for a few years1995-2006

Live in Santa Monica right on the Beach2013-

Study Acting in New York1995-96 at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute

Run my own Music Company2009-2013: Choir & Orchestra “L’Ensemble Medical”

Travel the World indefinitely – 2014-

Attend Medical School – 2008-2013

Release a Song CD – 2003 

Get interviewed by the New York TimesFebruary 2011

Conduct Beethoven’s 9th Symphony – June 2012

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  1. Great Bucket List! – I definitely share Antarctica and the Poles, also Easter Islands and Galapagos and the Rovos Train – and some more great ideas you have there….

  2. wow – all the things you have already done! – so amazing! – you inspired me now to write my own travel bucket list – great idea!!

  3. Amazing! – Love all the things you have already done! – I definitely want to travel to Africa and see Victoria Falls, also Machu Piccu in Peru and Rio – but so much else, too….. will sit down and write my list now – you inspired me….;-)

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