Can I share a secret? I’ve had this idea in my head for about a year now, and over the last few months Cody and I have been discussing this exciting adventure and thinking through the logistics… I’ll be honest, at first, it sounds a little ludicrous (and feels a little impossible); however, the more I think about it (and how over-the-top it may become) the more I’m drawn towards this goal. Sounds about right, doesn’t it? 😉
So let’s go ahead and add the disclaimer now: this is my biggest Bucket List goal yet.
And those butterflies in my stomach are definitely fluttering.
I’ve shared my wanderlust on this blog for over seven years now; I’ve shared Bucket list adventures, dreams that eventually turned into reality, three rounds of the 101 goals in 1001 days challenge, and too many fun memories to count. And so it only makes sense to put this new goal out into the universe in order to will it into fruition, right? After all, I’ve always said that a goal which remains unwritten is merely a wish.
So here goes nothing…
My most recent Bucket List goal is to visit 40 countries by my 40th birthday!
At last count, we’ve visited 21 amazing countries. That’s 21 countries in only seven years. We are crossing off two additional countries in the remaining months of 2018, bringing our total count to 23. So that means we only have 17 more to go. 17 countries in eight-ish years should be a piece of cake, right? Keep your fingers crossed for us!
Now, it’s not just all about the country count… we are looking forward to all of the memorable adventures we’ll create along the way — bucket list adventures, inside jokes, family memories, and more. We can’t wait to eat, drink, and explore our way through so many new countries. A lot can change over the next eight years, but we have our eye on the prize.
So, are you curious to find out some of the destinations on our travel horizon? Here’s a small peek at some upcoming adventures:
The three photos above were found here.