2012 was a pretty solid year for me travel wise and it resulted in me making some serious progress on my bucket list – both adding too and ticking things off!
During my time in Switzerland I was invited to give a talk at a local school for their English lesson, talking about my life, my travels and showing off some pictures to a class of 10-12 year olds.
As part of this talk my bucket list was one of the main points I chatted about and that the kids asked questions on, so I decided to set them some homework – to start creating their own bucket lists and set some goals for their lives and travel plans!
Their teacher was kind enough to forward on the results to me so I thought I’d share them with you guys…I was pretty stoked with the variety and aims of these kids, in fact they’ve even made me add a few extras to my own list!
So here’s a Bucket List – If You’re An 11 Year Old Backpacker!
- Do a canyon swing
- Bungee Jump
- Ride a loop the loop rollercoaster
- Go paragliding
- Travel around California
- Explore Mauritius and the Seychelles
- See the Big Apple
- Backpack in Australia
- Visit a tropical jungle
- Write and publish a book
- Invent something
- Be 130 years old
- Sail in a submarine
- Go to Russia
- Learn a new language
- Visit Santa in Lapland
- Trek in Siberia
- Buy a villa
- Learn Spanish
- Learn to surf
- Visit Hollywood
- Have $20,000,000
- Sing a song on stage
- Go to Moscow
- Abolish nuclear power
- Watch a Barcelona soccer game in real life
- Collect coins from 20 different countries
- Get some autographs
- Hold a golden coin
- Explore Argentina
- Do a RTW trip and visit both poles
- Go to Disneyland, Florida
- Take in the view from the Eiffel Tower
- Spend time in London and the UK
- Shop in Milan
- Ride a horse on the beach
- Explore France
- Do a husky tour in Canada
I was pretty impressed with the diversity of their answers and also how high some of them were aiming! I mean abolish nuclear power?! That’s an awesome goal!
Travel wise I think my favourite were visiting both poles (also on my bucket list), collecting coins from 20 countries, sail in a submarine and the husky tour!
It’s amazing how clued up these kids are and that even as young as they are they’re keen to explore the world – good to see there’s a new generation of backpackers in the works!
Have these kids inspired you to add anything new to your bucket lists? What are your favourites?