Bucket List

Travel Bucket List

10/10/2013 - Vegetarian Festival, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand

 There are so many amazing places and things around the world that I would love to see and do!  On this page, I will post everything that I would like to one day tick off my bucket list…. I will be adding things as I hear about them, and once I have written a post about each experience, you will be able to click on link….


    • To Sua Ocean Trench in the Lotofaga village on the south coast of Upolu: Samoa
    • Bamboo groves of Arashiyama in Kyoto: Japan
    • Glow worm Caves in Waitomo: New Zealand
    • China’s Rainbow Mountain: China
    • Japan’s famous ‘Snow Walls’ in Tateyama: Japan
    • Luoping in eastern Yunnan: China
    • Seeing the Northern Lights: Iceland
    • Fly-Fishing in Jackson Hole: Wyoming
    •  Living With Locals in Chyulu Hills: Kenya
    • Driving Through Mexican Hat and Monument Valley: Utah
    • Exploring Chile‘s Atacama Desert: Chile
    • Cenote Dos Ojos:  Mexico
    • Ascending Machu Picchu
    • Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
    • Museo Subacuático de Arte,Cancún: Mexico
    • Truk Lagoon: Micronesia
    • Port Royal: Jamaica
    • Pharos Lighthouse and Cleopatra’s Palace,AlexandriaEgypt
    • Lake Lygnstøylsvatnet: Norway
    • Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Rangali Resort, Alif Dhaal Atoll: The Maldives
    • Caves of the Thousand Buddha’s (Mogao Grottoes): China
    • Waitomo Glowworm Caves: New Zealand
    • Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Big Island: hawaii
    • Cave of the Crystals (Cueva de los Cristales): Mexico
    • Spruce Tree House at Mesa Verde National Park: Colorado
    • Mountain River Cave (Hang Son Doong): Vietnam
    • Glacier National Park:  Canada
    • Angkor Wat: Cambodia
    • Easter Island: Chile
    • The Louvre: France
    • Venice Canals: Italy
    • Mount Fuji: Japan
    • Galapagos Islands: Ecuador
    • The Stonehenge: UK
    • The Taj Mahal: India
    • The Colosseum: Italy
    • Sledding on Germany’s Longest Toboggan Run: Germany
    • Pyramids of Giza: Egypt
    • Grand Canyon: USA
    • Visit North Korea
    • Visit Tikal in Guatemala
    • Visit the “Shire”:  New Zealand
    •  See the cherry blossoms: Japan
    • Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa:  Scotland
    • Leshan Giant Buddha in China
    • Mt. Hua Shan, stone stairs, called “the Heavenly Stairs.”
    • Nambung Pinnacles: Western Australia
    • Tianzi Mountains – China
    • Zhangye Danxia Landform – China
    • Mount Roraima – South America
    • Lake Retba – Sengal
    • Zhangye Danxia Landform – China
    • Tunnel of Love – Ukraine
    • Mendenhall Ice Caves – Alaska
    • Solar du Uyuni – Bolivia
    • Black Forest – Germany
    • Fields of Tea – China
    • Hang Son Doong – Vietnam
    • Lavender Fields – France
    • Naico Mine – Mexico
    • Red Beach – China
    • Crystal Caves in Chihuahua, Mexico
    • Bonito, Brazil
    • Bagan, Myanmar,
    • Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan
    • Masada, Israel
    • Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar


  • Scuba dive with Whale Sharks
  • Swim with manatees in Florida
  • Dive the Great Barrier Reef: Australia
  • Scuba diving in Egypt

Adventure Activities:

    • Hiking Hawaii‘s Na Pali Coas: Hawaii
    • Go volcano-boarding in León
    • Flying High Above Rio de Janeiro
    • Take the Trans-Mongolian Express
    • Hike The Great Wall of China: China
    • Trek the Himalayas
    • Sleep beneath the stars in the Sahara Desert
    • Bike, Eat, Drink My Way Through Tuscany
    • Hike in Brazil’s Chapada Diamantina
    • Complete the Namibian Desert Dash 24 hour MTB race
    • Run a Marathon
    • Hiking a volcano and walking on a dried lava field in Hawaii
    • Climb Kilimanjaro and See the Big Five
    • A scenic train ride through the Alaska wilderness
    • Climb to Base camp – Everest
    • Hiking in Yosemite National Park, CA
    • Getting Immersed in Papua New Guinea‘s Culture
    • Cruising to See Penguins: Antarctica
    • Climbing the Haiku Stairs (Haʻikū Stairs) in Hawaii—also known as the Stairway to Heaven
    • Ride camels in Morocco
    • Cliff jumping in Malta
    • Cage Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa
    • Walk on the Great Wall, China
    • Drink Champagne in Champagne, France
    • Dance Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • See Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda
    • Smoke a cigar in Havana, Cuba
    • Ice swimming in Finland
    • Climb an active volcano

Lourika Reinders Photography, Vegetarian Festival, Living Through Lenses, travel photography,


  • Bondi Beach Festival of the Winds
  • Chiang Mai Lantern Festival
  • Carnival, Brazil
  • Semana Santa, Guatamala
  • Il Palio, Italy
  • La Tomatina, Spain
  • Burning Man, Nevada
  • Diwali, India
  • Dia de Muertos, Mexico
  • Noche de los Rabanos, Mexico
  • Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, China
  • Magh Mela Festival, India
  • Up Helly Aa Fire Festival, Scotland
  • Holi Festival, India
  • Carnival of Venice, Italy
  • Desert Festival of Jaisalmer
  • Las Fallas, Valencia
  • St. Patrick’s Day, Dublin, Ireland
  • Obon Festival, Japan
  • October Fest, Germany
  • Grape Throwing Festival, Mallorca, Spain
  • Albunguerque International Balloon Festival, New Mexico
  • Color Festival, India
  • Vivid Sydney Festival
  • Holland Flower Festival

Train Trips:

  • The West Highland Line – a 5 hour trip from Scotland to Glasgow
  • The TranzAlpine – a 4.5 hour trip from Christchurch to Greymouth in New Zealand
  • The Brocken Railway – a 1 hour trip from the small town of Wernigerode up to the peak of Brocken (3,743 ft in the sky).


  • Besseggen Ridge – Jotunheimen National Park, Norway
  • Stromboli – Aeolian Islands, Italy
  • Búri Cave – Thorlákshöfn, Iceland
  • Huayna Picchu – Machu Picchu, Peru


  • Publish a book
  • Spontaneously go to the airport and buy a ticket to a random destination
  • Go on a travel photography workshop with Richard I’Anson

I’d LOVE to know what you guys have on your travel bucket lists – please comment below with a link to your blog site or tell me what it is that is high on your list!!

2 thoughts on “Bucket List

  1. Hi Lourika, I am Rai from India, a software engineer by profession, and i loved your website and saw you even on kiss of the world, loved your bucket list, i am a avid traveller, started taking good pictures too recently, i would like to invite you to India, for a trip as well as i would like to take u across India to show the culture and people famous places here in India. I added you on facebook tooo.

    • Hi Rai, thank you for stopping by and visiting my website, it’s much appreciated!! I will LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit India one day – but I will have to become a much better photographer first. I think India must be so interesting and an amazing place to spend time in, photographing, eating, and just exploring the country with it’s rich culture, history and colorful people!!!! Thank you for the invite, if I ever get the chance to come to India, I’d like to come for a month + 🙂 🙂 Where are you from exactly, and is it safe for a female travel to come alone?? I believe it is also very affordable to travel around India???

Leave a Reply