Welcome to this week’s Bucket List Wednesday – a feature where I ask a fellow travellers about their Bucket List to inspire you with Bucket List ideas for your own list! If you would like to take part please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org or @A_wanderluster – I would love to for you to get involved!
This week we meet Diana from Without A License. Diana is a Taiwanese-American currently living in New York City, the melting pot of the world. She grew up in both the US and in Taiwan, living in Seattle from kindergarten to the 2nd grade and then moving to Taipei and graduating from high school there. Diana returned to the US to attend college at Penn State. After she got her diploma, she moved to NYC where she split her time being a VFX producer and a travel vlogger. Her parents are still living in Taipei so she tries to go back once a year to see them. Having lived in predominantly urban settings, she never got a chance to get her driver’s license thus the name of her travel blog is Without A License.
So Diana, thank you for taking part. How many things do you have on your Bucket List? Anywhere super unique?
I have too many things on my bucket list. I use my list like I use my pinterest boards. I just throw anything I like on there. If I read a blog about a certain beach in Scotland, bam! It’s on my bucket list. If I watch a travel video about ziplining in South America, bam! That goes on my bucket list too.
One of the unique things I have on my bucket list to spin a wall of prayer wheels in Tibet. I’m not religious but my parents are devout Buddhists. I don’t know why I’m so drawn to the prayer wheels, maybe for spiritual reasons, or maybe I’m like a child and just want to spin it like a toy. Whatever the reason, it’s always something that I’ve wanted to do.
Yes that is unique! I have a fascination with Buddhism having studied it for two years. I had always wanted to visit a Buddhist country and in the last few years I visited Vietnam and this year Myanmar which was amazing! Perhaps I’ll add Tibet on there too! 🙂 What is at the top of your Bucket List?
The top of my bucket list is to go see the Lejre Land of Legends in Denmark. It’s basically a recreation of an Iron Age village (around 200 BC – 200 AD) and would be the closest thing to time travel I’d ever get to.
Wow that sounds interesting! Never heard of it but it sounds cool to see! What made you choose this specific place?
I’ve wanted to visit Denmark, specifically Copenhagen, for a while now. I got a travel book on it and one of the first thing it said was that it was the happiest place on earth, bike friendly, and had great coffee. I mean, that’s right up my alley!
Perhaps you can learn basic Danish to help you on your trip! Are there any languages you would like to learn?
I’m currently fluent in only Mandarin and English with a sparse knowledge of French. I’d love to be fluent in Japanese and Italian, though. Japanese because I go to Japan more often than other countries and Italian because the language just sounds so beautiful.
My vlog on languages and how much I suck at them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fe-PY5w1Ls&list=UU70ElSDvj5wP8JJ8fbK2L4w
Having been learning Italian for years now I can truthfully say it is a beautiful language although Mandarin is also a beautiful language in my books! Is there a specific person you would love to meet or have lunch with?
I’d love to meet Samantha Brown. If I could only get a cup of coffee with her and pick her brain about what it was like hosting a travel show and being an icon for an entire channel…That would be on my “if only” bucket list.
I have a few things on my “if only” Bucket List too! Michael Palin is on mine! What things have you seen other people do or accomplish and you thought, “Wow, that’s pretty cool! I’d love to do that!”?
I’m always constantly blown away by the content being posted on YouTube. Most of the successful channels on YouTube are successful because the creator are passionate about their subject and aren’t in it for the money or fame of it all. I use them as a motivation for me to keep creating videos and putting my travels out there for everyone to enjoy.
That’s a good way to keep motivated! Finally, how many things on your Bucket List have you achieved so far?
Not as much as I’d like but I did get to see snow in July just last month! I went to
and it still had walls of snow, even though it was a cool 60 degrees.
My vlog on Tateyama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zjhHgBC0IU&list=UU70ElSDvj5wP8JJ8fbK2L4w
I also got to go to my very first Comic Con last year in New York. I’ve always wanted to go. San Diego Comic Con is still very much on my bucket list but at least I get a little warm up from the New York one.
My vlog on NYCC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC6k8rKAx_0&list=TLt87SEHzT2vDHy_3tWNSwRdO3Y3TZtKIT
Japan is growing so popular these days, I may have to add it to my list! Thank you so much for participating Diana! If you would like to follow Amy’s adventures you can find her on the below: