The purpose of this project is to push myself to get out to more rural areas of a countries, and to what I learn along the way.

I’m a bit a nerd…

Some of the landmarks, historical sites and museums I’ve visited are:


  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Sydney Harbour Bridge


  • The Acropolis
  • Mycenae
  • Delphi
  • Olympia
  • Theatre of Epidaurus
  • Tomb of Agamemnon
  • Cape Sounion – Temple of Poseiden


  • Batu Caves
  • 5
  • Petronus Towers


  • Chichén Itzá
  • Tulum Ruins


  • Palacio de Pena in Sintra


  • The Alhambra
  • The Alcázar of Seville
  • Seville Cathedral and the Tomb of Christopher Columbus
  • Plaza de Mayor, Madrid
  • Plaza de España, Seville
  • Sagrada Família, Barcelona
  • Museo Nacional del Prado (most memorable is the portrait of Napoleon)


  • National Palace Museum in Taipei
  • Many temples – Buddhist, Confucianist, and Taoist
  • The Sun Moon Lake Wen Wu Temple
  • Taipei 101, world’s second tallest building


  • The Grand Palace, Bangkok
  • Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • Wat Pho
  • Wat Mahathat (Buddha head in the tree)
  • Coral Temple near Khanom
  • Buddhist Cave near Khanom


  • Ephesus

United Kingdom

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Dover Castle and WWII Bunkers
  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • Stonehenge
  • Bath, Roman Baths
  • The British Museum
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Big Ben in London


  • Castillo San Cristóbal, a fort in Puerto Rico
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
  • Vietnam War Veteran’s Memorial, D.C.
  • National Air and Space Museum, D.C.
  • The Smithsonian, D.C.
  • Site of 9/11, NYC
  • St. Paul’s Chapel in NYC
  • Central Park, Times Square, and The Statue of Liberty in NYC
  • Niagara Falls from both the U.S. and Canada sides
  • The American Museum of Natural History in NYC
  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Hawaii’s Plantation Village
  • Byodo-In Japanese Temple in Hawaii
  • Monument Valley of the Navajo Nation
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
  • Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
  • Sky City Pueblo, New Mexico
  • El Morro National Monument, New Mexico
  • Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado
  • Museum of Man in San Francisco
  • Golden Gate Bridge in SF
  • China Camp State Park in SF Bay area
  • Alcatraz
  • Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
  • The Grand Canyon, AZ
Below are my life goals, checked ones are complete and unchecked are ones I’m still working toward.

My Life List:

  •  ✓ Learn how to surf – San Diego, 2011
  •  ✓ Become a certified scuba diver – In Wendover, Nevada of all places
  • Earn my PADI Divemaster
  •  ✓ Fly in a helicopter – Great Barrier Reef, Australia, 2007
  •  ✓ Live in different country – Australia (2007), Taiwan (2010), Thailand (2015)
  •  ✓ Do a canopy tour – La Fortuna, Costa Rica, 2008
  •  ✓ Go traveling solo – Europe, Central America, Asia
  •  ✓ Go to Greece – Tour with my Mom in 2008
  •  ✓ Visit Australia – Sydney and Cairns, 2007
  •  ✓ Live in Hawaii – Oahu, 2008 and 2012-2014
  •  ✓ Go skydiving – in Santa Barbara, CA in 2007 and in Utah near the Great Salt Lake in 2016
  •  ✓ Dive at The Great Barrier Reef in Australia – Michaelmas Cay, 2007
  •  ✓ Swim with dolphins – Bahamas 
  • ✓ Swim with sea turtles – Hawaii 
  • ✓ Swim with whalesharks – Isla Holbox, Mexico, 2017
  • Volunteer with sea turtles
  • Volunteer with elephants
  • Volunteer with sloths
  •  ✓ Learn to roll a whitewater kayak
  •  ✓ Become a certified K-8 teacher
  • Volunteer teach
  • Become fluent in another language (Spanish)
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Visit every U.S. State
  • Visit every territory of Canada
  • Visit every territory of Australia
  • Raft in Costa Rica
  • Raft in Chile
  • Raft in Fiji
  • Hike to the top of Taiwan’s Jade Mountain
  • Bike Norway
  • Bike Taiwan’s East Coast
  • Visit Molokai
  • Visit Pitcairn
  • Antarctica
  • ✓ Ski instructor certified – PSIA Certified in December 2017
  • Snowboard instructor certified
  • Thru-hike or bike the Tahoe Rim Trail
  • Thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Lost Coast Trail
  • West Coast Trail
  • Pacific Northwest Trail
  • Colorado Trail
  • Thru-hike the John Muir Trail
  • Climb the Grand Teton
  • Climb Mt Kilamanjaro
  • Visit every country in the world
  • Travel to different islands in the Philippines
  • Go heli-boarding
  • Go cat-skiing/boarding
  • Stay at ski-in/ski-out hotel
  • Visit Yoho National Park in Canada
  • Stay overnight in a castle
  • Stay overnight in a treehouse
  • Go hot air ballooning
  • Attend Oktoberfest in Munich
  • Visit a Christmas Market in Europe
  • Snowboard in each month of the year
  • Backcountry Splitboarding
  • Go snowshoeing
  • Snowboard in Chile
  • Snowboard in New Zealand
  • Snowboard in Japan
  • Snowboard in Europe
  • Visit the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
  • Get a drink at the Icebar Stockholm
  •  ✓ Go wine tasting in California – Napa/Sonoma, 2014
  • Surf in Nicaragua
  • Surf Vancouver Island
  • Surf in Costa Rica
  • Surf in Indonesia
  • Scuba dive in Honduras
  • Scuba dive in Belize
  • Sail from Panama to Colombia (or vice versa)
  • Bike in Amsterdam
  • Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (nerd status)
  • Go on an extended train journey somewhere
  • ✓ Go parasailing – Cairns, Australia, 2007
  • ✓ Go paragliding – Draper, Utah, 2017
  • Go hang gliding
  • Fly in a glider
  • Try kiteboarding
  • Stunt driving school


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