Before moving to Germany, we compiled a list of stuff we wanted to see and do while we were there. Of course the list continued to grow and we fell far short of actually doing it all. But isn't that kind of the point? Keep exploring, keep traveling, keep EXPERIENCING.

Now that we are back in Texas, we are excited to start experiencing the south, a place we have never been, let alone lived, before. Below is a list of bucket-list worthy items. Some are diving, some are for Europe, and some are for the US. At the end is a section of the bucket list items that we've completed and links to the posts about them. If you think we are missing something, let us know! We will probably add it :) This list is constantly growing and evolving so be sure to check back often for updates!

To see the original list we compiled, look here.


Diving Bucket List

  • Athens, Greece - ancient shipwrecks anyone?
  • Naturagart, an underwater playground
  • Visit the Fourth Element factory in Cornwall, England
  • Rummu Lake in Estonia added 6 August 2014
  • Red Sea  added 6 August 2014
  • North Sea shipwreck diving added 2 September 2014
  • Y-40 Deep Joy, world's deepest pool in Italy added 28 September 2014
  • Dive the beaches of Normandy added 3 February 2015
  • Narvik, Norway for more shipwreck diving in the fjords added 14 May 2016
  • Dyk leif, Sweden Nature Diving with a crayfish dinner afterwards added 14 May 2016
  • Million Dollar Point Vanuatu added 6 June 2016
  • B-29 Plane crash Lake Mead added 6 June 2016
  • Jellyfish Lake Palau added 6 June 2016
  • Dive the Flower Gardens
  • Dive in a Missile Silo

European Bucket List

  • Spend the night in a castle for our anniversary
  • Visit the Monastery of Jasna Góra where the icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa hangs
  • See the Ghent Altarpiece and the Brüge Madonna (these are a direct result of seeing the movie, Monuments Men earlier this year)
  • Leiden, The Netherlands: Miniature City Recommended by Cheryl M
  • Fatima, Portugal: Fatima Shrine Recommended by Julie M
  • Lourdes, France: Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine Recommended by Julie M
  • Visit Monaco during the Grand Prix Recommended by Alan W
  • Visit Zagreb and Dubrovnik in Croatia and Plitvice Lakes, Recommended by C. Rogers
  • Visit Finland (probably Helsinki, but we are open to suggestions) added 5 February 2015
  • Visit Burg Eltz in Germany added 10 February 2015
  • Visit the Largest Ice Caves in the world, Austria added 8 November 2015

United States Bucket List

  • Visit - and remember -  the Alamo
  • Experience Austin Night Life
  • Go Deep Sea Fishing
  • Go spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Visit the Carlsbad Caves
  • Visit Big Ben National Park
  • See Glacier National Park before it all melts

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