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Beth's round-the-world Trip Bucket List

Beth’s round-the-world trip

Beth is a 12-year-old Australian girl who was born with brittle bone disease and  has been in a wheelchair since she started school. She is heading off on a round-the-world trip with her mother Katie, with enormous curiosity and well defined wishes. “I want her to have the chance to open up to the world and discover diversity. Because the world is all the richer for our differences," says Katie. She has written a bucket list with 101 items on it ! ».

An interactive map has been built on Nomador.com so Beth and Katie can be invited from home to home along the itinerary. 

Beth has started organizing her bucket list country by country, and she'll share her adventure in her blog all the way long. What are the wishes of a 12-year-old before she takes the road to discover the world? And how many of them will she be able to fulfill?

United Kingdom, Ireland

  • Ride the London Eye
  • Take a red double decker bus tour through the streets of London
  • Take the Warner Bros Studio Tour - the making of Harry Potter
  • Eat Fish & Chips by the Seaside
  • Take High tea
  • Meet my Irish Cousins
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Watch the sunrise at Stonehenge
  • Go to the Lincoln Cathedral
  • Wheel Through the Pine Forests at Rothiemurchus - Scotland


  • Cycle through the Loire valley
  • Euro Disneyland
  • Eat a Chocolate Croissant (pain au chocolat) in a Parisian Cafe
  • Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower


  • Learn how to make chocolate


  • Try 13 new flavours of Gelato
  • Eat pizza in the place it was invented
  • Learn new recipes in a cooking class in Italy
  • Sing in the Pisa Baptistery
  • Play in the water at Positano


  • Eat Churros in Spain
  • Eat paella
  • Watch a flamenco dancer
  • Visit the Guggenheim museum


  • Wheel Around the Streets of Amsterdam for a Day Wearing Clogs
  • Visit the Anne Frank Museum


  • Learn how to make goats cheese on a Goat Farm
  • Visit the German Christmas markets
  • Visit the Rügen Cliffs
  • Do ‘cool’ stuff in Berlin

Divers Europe

  • Swim in a thermal pool in Hungary
  • Have a white Christmas
  • See a reindeer at Christmas time
  • Lie in a Field of Sunflowers
  • Transiberian Railway from Russia to China
  • Visit the Hermitage Museum in Russia
  • Follow the coastline of Croatia
  • See the Northern lights
  • Visit Old Town Square in Prague
  • Attend the National Theatre in Prague
  • Visit the South Coast of Portugal
  • Hang out in Istanbul


  • Get a henna tattoo
  • Eat butter chicken
  • Meditate on a mountain
  • Ride on a rickshaw
  • See the Taj Mahal by full moon
  • Stay at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
  • Volunteer to teach English in a school in Ladakh


  • The pyramids of giza
  • River cruise down the Nile


  • See rock architecture in Petra
  • Float in the Dead Sea


  • Chill in a thermal spring with snow Monkeys
  • Learn the names of 7 different cats in the Cat Cafe
  • Go to a Gaming Festival
  • Watch sumo wrestling
  • Eat Sushi


  • See the Great Wall of China
  • Eat a Fortune Cookie
  • Eat steamed dumplings
  • Have a mud bath
  • Walk around the Summer Palace


  • Learn 21 New Plants and Animals
  • Sleep near where lions roam
  • See the sunset in Africa
  • Hold a meerkat
  • See elephants in the wild


  • Eat pancakes with bacon & maple syrup
  • Pick wild berries
  • Kayak with killer whales off Vancouver Island
  • Eat wild salmon


  • Go to Legoland
  • Stand in the spot where “I Had a Dream” speech was Held
  • Visit the Civil Rights Museum
  • Play a jazz number on the streets of New Orleans
  • Busk on the New York subway
  • Visit the statue of liberty
  • Stroll around Central Park
  • Eat a giant pretzel
  • Visit Yellowstone - the worlds oldest national park
  • See a show on Broadway
  • Take a road trip on Route 66!

South America/Mexico

  • Go to a reggae concert in Jamaica
  • Cruise the Caribbean
  • Say “wow” in Mexico a lot
  • Be in Mexico for the Day of the Dead Festival - Nov 1st
  • Help save baby turtles
  • Visit the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica
  • Swim at night in the Bioluminescent Bay - Puerto Rico
  • Birdwatching in Panama
  • Go to the Galapagos Islands
  • Iguazu falls brazil
  • Take a selfie with a Toucan
  • Rio de Janeiro Botanic Gardens in Brazil
  • Visit Machu Picchu

Asie / Pacifique

  • Snorkel Micronesia
  • See a giant starfish
  • Ride in a hot air balloon over Bagan, Mynamar at sunrise
  • Drink a Mocktail at a Swim Up Bar

Anywhere in the world…

  • Go to a music festival

Would you like to meet Beth and Katie and support their trip in a real way? Welcome them into your home as they travel! Click here to list your home so they can come and stay.

Perhaps you’re not able to list your home but want to support them anyway? Give to the crowdfunding campaign by clicking here.

Become an armchair traveller by following Beth’s adventure on her blog.

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