The List

Some of the things on my list have absolutely nothing to do with travel, but I want to live these next three years to the fullest and experience as much as I possibly can. We'll see what kinds of things I'll be able to do!

* What started as my 25 things to do by the time I turn 25 is now The List of things I hope to do in the near future, hopefully before I come home from Italy for good! I'm trying to only include things I have control over, rather than just everything I want to have happen to me ever. As much as I'd love to include "Win the lottery," "Live in Cinderella's Castle at Disney World," and "Recieve my Hogwarts acceptance letter," I'm trying to be realistic for what could actually be accomplished in the next few years. And I'm too old for Hogwarts.. I just have to wait until the Muggle Studies professor position opens up (heehee).

  1. See a fashion show in one of the world's fashion capitols 
  2. Go camping (is it insane I've never been?!)
  3. Visit Greece April 4, 2015
  4. Swim in the Mediterranean Sea June 24, 2015
  5. See an elephant not at the zoo
  6. Be a part of a sky lantern festival
  7. Touch a dolphin
  8. Ride in a hot air balloon
  9. Do a language exchange
  10. Attend a 'football' game (aka soccer...)
  11. Visit Buckingham Palace, February 22, 2017
  12. See an opera at La Scala
  13. Speak Italian fluently
  14. Throw tomatoes at La Tomatina
  15. Go to Oktoberfest in Munich
  16. Take a cooking class in Italy, February 16, 2016
  17. Ride in a gondola July 8, 2015
  18. See the Neuschwanstein Castle (or another German fairytale castle), February 21, 2016
  19. See a celebrity at Fashion Week June 24, 2014
  20. Spend St. Patricks Day in Dublin  March 13, 2015
  21. See Andrea Bocelli perform live April 30, 2015
  22. Go to the airport or train station and take the next available trip April 19, 2014
  23. Go on a rainforest expedition
  24. Take a photography (or other art) class
  25. Eat chocolate in Switzerland October 3, 2013
  26. Own a pet with fur
  27. Learn to like something I hate (snakes? mushrooms?), August 22, 2016 (I guess mushrooms aren't so bad)
  28. Spend 2 weeks in Paris
  29. Get wifed up (this one can wait until 30...)
  30. Visit a volcano
  31. Take an exercise class (regularly!)
  32. Learn to surf
  33. Live abroad August 21, 2014
  34. Become a yogi
  35. See the Northern Lights
  36. Quit biting my nails
  37. Use Harry Potter in my teaching May 30, 2014 (really all year)
  38. Fly First Class
  39. Own property
  40. Eat Belgian waffles in Belgium, December 8, 2016
  41. Leave a note on Juliet's wall in Verona September 6, 2014
  42. See the tulip fields of Holland
  43. See the fjords of Norway (and maybe one of the trolls), June 3, 2016
  44. Walk the Camino de Santiago
  45. Hike the Incan Trail
  46. Twirl in Sister Maria's footsteps in Austria
  47. Travel through the Balkans July 7-15, 2017
  48. Visit an amazing waterfall (other than Niagara Falls) July 9, 2017
  49. Have tea in London
  50. Meet/see a Valais sheep,  September 10, 2017
  51. Eat pierogies in Poland, November 23, 2017



  1. Jesye Marie--Your father and I are constantly checking all of your various social media outlets for news and insights. We love your blog and cannot believe how much you have already done (can it only be 5 days?) Enjoy every moment and keep us posted :) Love you angel girl.

  2. Technically you can cross 33 as you already live in Milan and if you can accomplish 36 that means I must get my act together and accomplish it just that I can´t seem to control it, whenever I am under stress or distracted (Like watching a movie or Reading) i nibble them like there is no tomorrow.

    I hope you cross check all of them or at least more tan 60%!