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Simply, My Bucket List.

What's in your bucket list?

My bucket list

What’s in your bucket list?


I’ve seen many other blogger’s bucket list but I was hiding mine in my notepad for a long time. Maybe because I have so many!

Now I will share some of my desires. However I have to warn you though, this list never gets any shorter. This is just ‘draft’, if you know what I mean.

This bucket reminds me, we had buckets of Vodka + Redbull in Siem Reap. mmm… that was tasty….  Anyway, back to the story…


# Juno-go-round Tweetup-couch surfing RTW

Well, I think many of you well know what it is.

It’s been updated few times with new friends’ kind offers. This itinerary, never gets any shorter. I’m knowing more and more people and I never intend to stop.

For readers who have no idea what this list is, here’s the link. If you like this, offer me a slice of your time, please? 🙂

# Trans-Siberian express

It is a part of my Juno-go-round RTW plan, actually the start. I like train, I’d love to see Mongolia and Russia, and I like the idea of how this train runs. It’s like a Magic bus in New Zealand I absolutely enjoyed.

I’m Asian, I live in Asia but still so many Asia countries I’ve never been. Why not start with Mongolia?



# Backpacking through South America- and even to Antarctica.

I never guess why, but I always want to go South America. Now I think of it, first time I knew about backpacking through South America was in Christchurch, New Zealand. One hostel I briefly stayed, my room mate from America share her itinerary. Her next journey was to South America. Only image I knew about South America was quite dangerous. Well, that’s how you getting to know this world. I think since then, that idea just stuck in my head. As time goes by I like to study Spanish, see all the great things about South America, yes this became one of my dream travel plan.

If I have a chance and budget, Antarctica is the one I should go.

# Astronomical fantasy

Witness Northern lights, meteor shower, solar eclipse and photograph those.

I express my love of astronomy and photograph for it several times. @Giuliaccia and I created #AstronomySunday for our love of cosmos.

I can fly over to-or luckily in the city I live in- to witness meteor shower and solar eclipse. Now I know I can. Well but not Northern lights. Let’s find out where to!

Maybe in Antarctica, in northern Canada or in Norway. Mystery astronomical features, here I come!

# Learn how to surf in wherever I can

Maybe California, Australia or even in Taiwan. Surfing was one exotic thing on my list. I snowboard, I guess surfing is similar? Hopefully. Bring it on!

Only one option. I will do it where no sharks are around.

# Road trip in Australia & North America (has to be done in different time, I guess)

In various movies, road trip from west US to east US, or vice versa, is described as one thing a young man should do. One of my professor who studied in US for a long time said that’s just waste of time. Well, we’ll see! As much I know myself, I would enjoy the road trip.

North America and Australia, yes. Road trip baby!

# Halloween and Christmas abroad

You see, Halloween and Christmas are not our holiday. I knew what those are, but I’ve never had proper party. All dressed up for special occasion, oh how much fun that would be? It’s just wild dream of a kid who never had Halloween. 🙂 As I grow up, learn about the world, their customs and the spirits I really loved these two holidays. Crazy dressed up for Halloween, joyful holiday spirit for Christmas.

I sounds like a little kid now. Well, what can I say. I still have a little kid inside.

# Crossing desert

Sounds hard, lots of danger is going to be there for sure, but I’m curious what’s that like. Maybe that’s why I want to live in Astralia. Because it sounds like safer desert? Maybe.

Anyhow, yes. Desert. Let’s do it!

And the list goes on and on…

Let’s make a toast. Here’s to my, and your list. And for the day it will become reality!

What’s on your list?



Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. Lauren says:

    I dig this list. I have done the American cross-country road trip–it is definitely worth it. It was one of the best experiences of my life that I still think back on often.

    • Juno says:


      I knew it! 🙂 Did you do with a car? By yourself? So much fun.. 🙂 Since it is a road trip, and assume long roads are going to be empty, a company would be nice! I think. 🙂

  2. Cool list Juno! Great to have a bucket list as it keeps you excited and looking forward to the future. Hope you can do all these things soon!

  3. Dina says:

    Oh oh, Antarctica is on the top of my bucket list! Trans Siberian rail way is also in my list. Got to admit surfing is not my thing. Been here in downunder for a while where seems like everbody can surf, and I don’t use the opportunity to learn how. Oh man, my list will be long, and I will be exhausted to write them down. 🙂

    • Juno says:


      haha 🙂 You have an opportunity! I admit, I had to stop myself to stop blabbing. There are rest of hiding sections, so much. But you know, it’s up to me to happen. Circumstances, of course. So, let’s see how it goes! 🙂

  4. Evan says:

    I love that you have a road trip around north America on there! That’s a special one for me. I’ve driven all over North America.. gone coast to coast I don’t even know how many times. A million good memories! I hope you get to do it one day.

  5. Jeremy B says:

    Wow, what a list Juno! I hope you get to accomplish them all! I don’t know that my bucket list is anywhere near as bold as yours!

  6. LeslieTravel says:

    I’ll come with you to Siberia! That’s on my list too 🙂 I hope you make it on many of these adventures so I can read about them on your blog. Happy travels!

    • Juno says:


      Thanks Leslie. I’ve never thought about ‘what if I have a travel companion’ until this Siem Reap trip. But that would be nice. The friends I’ve met there was the best, seriously, and they are traveling together now (without me!! 🙁 ) haha! So you are so welcome to Trans Siberia!!! 😀 That would be a hoot! woot woot!!

  7. Giulia says:

    We should totally see the northern lights together!!! 🙂
    When are you planning to visit South America? I’ll be backpacking Peru/Chile/Argentina next year… catch up? 🙂
    Then I’d like to do the Trans Siberian line all the way to Vladivostok, then down across China to reach the Asian South East… and SLOWLY come back to Europe, visiting every single country. How does it sound like? 🙂
    I should write a bucket list too! Too many ideas! So many dreams…

  8. Giulia says:

    p.s. THANK YOU for including me in this post. It’s an honor 🙂

  9. Mikeachim says:

    Hah! Love the couch-surfing RTW idea. That’s just terrific. I have a friend (@hobonora) who has just couch-surfed/house-sitted her way up the UK, staying on my couch a few days, and she seemed to find it great fun – and, of course, incredibly affordable.

    Not tempted to try a Karl Bushby kind of adventure?

  10. Gray says:

    Terrific bucket list, Juno! For Christmas, you really should try New England. You’re likely to see snow here for the holiday. If you should find yourself coming to Vermont, you’re always welcome to couch surf with me.

  11. Ali says:

    Love it! Sounds like so much fun for you to travel somewhere on Halloween & dress up. Such a fun holiday as a kid, why not go for it as an adult?! Great list, keep at it!

    • Juno says:


      Thanks! 🙂 Yes, I have a lot and more to write actually. I had to stop myself to write more! 🙂 Halloween, what I want to be… never know. Too many things on my list. 🙂 What was your favorite?

  12. Evan says:


    Christmas in New England! I can totally vouch for that, astounding place to visit.

  13. Laura says:

    The Northern Lights are on my list too and I have a strange little wish – to see Earth from space. I don’t think that’s gonna happen, but I can dream about it all I want. It’s free!

  14. Nino says:

    Juno, you are so awesome, I think you can do it. No, I know you will do it 🙂

    Good luck.

  15. Earl says:

    I can’t wait to see your Tweetup-Couchsurfing RTW itinerary happens! That trip would be unlike any other I’ve seen 🙂

  16. Theodora says:

    Wow! What a great list…

    The Sahara has desert and camels! Also, slightly more navigable than the Australian outback. You can start in Arabian north africa, end up in the jungles and ancient culture of Mali.

    I’ve always wanted to jump a science ship to Antarctica, rather than doing a cruise, but I imagine that’s no longer achievable…

    And, when you see the aurora borealis, make sure you try husky sledding…

  17. That’s an amazing list. The world is full of possibilities, who knows what might happen.

    I’m not sure about the safety of Australian deserts – I heard that Australia has the highest amount of deadly animals on Earth. Still wanna go?

    Nothing more classic than a great, epic American roadtrip. But it just has something to it, crossing such huge distances in this extremely varied land. I live right next to it and yet I’m fascinated!

  18. Kelsey says:

    Be forewarned – to get on and off the Trans-Siberian, you have to purchase multiple tickets, one for each leg. It’s a great train, but make sure you make stops, otherwise it’s boring as all get out, and believe me, I love trains.

  19. Charu says:

    This is an awesome list! I do want to do the TransSiberian rail road too–but BRRRR. Also Antarctica, but brrrrr. I’ll live vicariously through you…you need to take pics of penguins!

  20. Charu says:

    Cool list Juno–I would totally do Trans Siberian railway and Antarctica too, but brrrr.. Too cold for me! You need to go and I can live vicariously through you!

  21. Diane H. says:

    Definitely roadtrip! There is something about a roadtrip that has so much potential – like anything can happen because you don’t have an airplane/train ticket with a specific timeframe to work to. I drive the Trans-Canada from near Toronto to Vancouver when I moved to the US 15 years ago (in my 20s – by myself) and it was AMAZING! Tip: It’s LONG drive with lots of space between spots that has no radio. Get a really great driving playlist together before you leave.

  22. Roxanne says:

    First, let me say how much I appreciate this exercise. I recently published an excerpt from my own list on Gypsy Girls Guide and it helped me identify my wishes — and make them come true.

    Also, I love deserts and have cherished all time I have spent in them, so I hope you get to fulfill that dream soon.

    Have a beautiful week!

  23. I’ve been resisting writing a Bucket List but now I’m curious 🙂

    • Juno says:

      Yes, actually it is not easy to start. And I’m saving a lot.. underneath. Tried to be ‘general’ you know. 🙂 But it was fun to gather the ideas.

  24. Ryan says:

    Hey Juno! Love the list 🙂
    I am dying to do the train trip across Asia, Russia, and Mongolia…I read “Riding the Iron Rooster” which inspired me. I’ve already taken a train 68hrs across the US.

    As far as surfing goes, San Diego is a great spot to lean, but I learned in Maui and surfing is amazing!

    Good luck knocking these out!

  25. Eartha says:

    I love surfing and snowboarding! Although I have to admit – I think snowboarding is way easier!

    I would recommend surfing in the Philippines, where the waves are great an the water is nice and warm! Haven’t heard any shark attacks there either! That’s where I learned how to surf. 5 Dollars for a 2 hour private session with a trainer, including the rental of the surfboard! Can’t get any better than that! 🙂

  26. Learning to surf is also on my HUGE bucket list (along with hundreds of other things). I tried once in Costa Rica and ended up with apple sized bruises on my hips!

  27. Jessica Hill says:

    There’s something about publishing your bucket list that makes it that much more attainable, right? It felt good to post mine, and even better to cross them off (with links!). If I’m back in The States when you show up for Halloween or your road trip, definitely get in touch.

    Here’s my list, if you’re interested:

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