Welcome to the Wellington World Travels’ Bucket List! Here is the list of things we want to achieve while traveling!
*Click on the blue links to see the post where we ticked off that bucket list item!
1. Travel all around the world, if not at least 100 countries (60 countries, as of March 2017)
See the list of countries we have been here.
2. Visit all US states (13 states, as of March 2017)
We have been to Florida, New York, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Maryland. In addition, H. has already been to California, Chicago, Pensylvania, Washington, and Colorado.
Live in a different country for at last 6 months
H. came in Doha, Qatar in November 2009; whereas, Carmen came in May 2010. Read Carmen’s expat experience on our interview series.
Visit at least 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site
We have been to 12 Sites so far.
Visit at least 1 New 7 Wonders
We have been to several New 7 Wonders of World, Nature, and Cities.
Learn how to drive
H. has been driving since he was 16. Carmen got her first license in April 2017.
7. Learn a new language
We only know the basic greetings in Tagalog, Thai, and Arabic.
8. Learn sign language
Carmen only knows the alphabet.
9. Play a (new) musical instrument
10. Learn a martial art
Try a profession in a different field
Carmen is a Registered Nurse in the Philippines and worked as a Flight Attendant in Qatar for three years.
Further your education
H. is a B777 Captain and at the same time a Law student.
13. Achieve your ideal weight and maintain it
14. Run a marathon
15. Take up a new sport
16. Do an extreme sport
17. Jump off a high cliff into the ocean
18. Go skydiving
19. Go scuba diving
20. Go skiing
21. Go horseback riding
We went canoeing on our honeymoon in Phuket, Thailand.
23. Go on a road trip
24. Go camping
25. Go explore a cave
26. Climb a mountain
27. Do a wall climbing
28. Go to all Disneyland Parks – Florida, California, Paris, Japan, &
Carmen is a big fan of Mickey Mouse and Disneyland. We went to Hong Kong Disneyland in December 2013. We didn’t know that Carmen was already 1 month pregnant with Charles that time.
Ride a camel in a desert
We rode a camel in Doha, Qatar.
30. Catch a fish
31. Swim with dolphin
Learn a strategy game
We only know chess and checkers.
Connect with past teachers
When Carmen was invited to give a Graduation speech in her elementary school, she reconnected with her teachers.
Start your business
We had started a lot of online businesses, such as an aircraft leasing, air sightseeing tour, dating website, online coupons, and now a travel website.
Build your own blog/website
Carmen is the one behind the Wellington World Travels website.
See snow (if you haven’t before)
Carmen’s first time to see snow was in Frankfurt, Germany in December 2010.
37. See cherry blossom in Japan
38. Fly in a hot air balloon
See the Mona Lisa (in Louvre)
40. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
41. Visit a castle
42. Visit a planetarium
43. Witness a solar eclipse
44. Fly a kite
45. Fly in a helicopter
Han has been traveling solo most of the time, as well as Carmen.
47. Fly First Class
Fly Business Class
We fly business class once in a while. Han flies in business class whenever he travels alone.
Go on a cruise
Our first cruise was a 7-day Western Caribbean Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line in January 2017.
Ride a cable car
We rode a cable car in Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong and Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.
51. Publish a book
52. Publish a magazine
53. Publish an ebook (working on this!)
54. Act in a film
55. Get featured in the media for something you are proud
56. Get a complete makeover
57. Attend a concert
Attend a family reunion
In 2017, we attended the Wright Family reunion in Jamaica.
59. Volunteer in a charity
60. Volunteer at hospice
61. Volunteer at a homeless shelter
62. Volunteer to help typhoon victims
63. Volunteer at an orphanage
64. Go vegetarian for a week
65. Take yoga class
66. Take aerobic class
Fall in love
We got married twice. Our first wedding was in New York. A year later, we got married in Tagaytay, Philippines. See our wedding on-site video here.
Count your blessings. Literally!
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Booking a Flight. When finding cheap flights, we try a combination of search engines to ensure we’re not missing out on the best deals. We use SkyScanner, Expedia, Kiwi.com, Kayak, and Google Flights, then compare them to the prices shown on the airlines’ website.
Booking an Accommodation. We prefer staying in hotels. Booking.com is our favorite when it comes to finding the cheapest rate. Again, it won’t hurt to check the hotel’s main website. They usually offer discounts for booking directly with them. For last-minute booking, check out HotelTonight. There are also other types of accommodation like Airbnb, hostel (Hostelworld has the largest inventory), and Couchsurfing.
Sightseeing & Tours. We like DIY tours – it gives you freedom and flexibility. You can take advantage of the CityPass and Sightseeing Pass. But we have joined in several tours that maximized our time and made our trip easier. Feel free to check out Intrepid, and Trusted Tours & Attractions for discounted offers.
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