About The Bucket List Mermaid

Learn about why I am dedicated to helping explorers like you conquer everything on your travel bucket list!

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Shell-o! I’m Alexandra – the Traveling mermaid!

I have always been adventurous and loved to explore. My first trip was at the age of 2 months, and I haven’t stopped traveling since!

Since then, I have traveled to every continent (except Antarctica), lived in Europe and in the USA, and been to 40+ countries. 

I have also been a yoga instructor for 6 years and have loved deepening my practice during my travels. 

But why a mermaid? Well, I have always had a love for the sea since my parents were married underwater (dolphins brought them their rings!) and therefore had the heart of a mermaid. 

I am also adventurous. And I do mean adventurous in the most literal sense. If I had a nickel every time someone’s eye twitched when I was retelling the countless stories of my travel escapades, I would be rich!

In fact, I’m pretty much used to my family constantly saying, “Wait…you did WHAT?!”

Fortunately, I love it and don’t know how to live any other way!

My goal is to inspire, educate, and connect with my fellow travelers so that they may conquer their adventure bucket list. 

If you are interested, you can also read my full story 🧜🏻‍♀️

Where I’ve Been

When I’m Not Traveling…

When I am not traveling my hobbies include snowboarding, yoga, paddle boarding, hiking things I shouldn’t, playing RPG video games, and watching cheesy romantic comedies.

Fun fact: I always listen to reggae when I snowboard and country music when I paddle board.

I have always loved to sing! I could match perfect pitch when I was just three years old. Up until I was about 17 years old, I had a dream to be on Broadway.

My Personality

Myers–Briggs (MBTI): ENTP-A

Enneagram: 7 wing 8

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

Previous Education

My first move abroad was when I was freshly 18. I left the nest and went straight into travel!

I did my undergraduate degree (Forensic Science) in Cambridge, England and spent most of my free weekends exploring Europe and making lifelong friends.

I then became an emergency medical technician and attended medical school in Budapest, Hungary (until I quit to become a mermaid travel blogger).

P.S. If you ever feel bad about having a quarter life crisis-I gave up being a doctor to become a traveling mermaid. Funny how life works sometimes…

My Epic Living Situation

Once I quit medical school, I sold everything I owned and moved into an RV!

I now live and travel full-time in a fifth wheel. It is a Keystone Avalanche 390DS.

You now have the hilarious image of a red-headed mermaid driving down the freeway with a Ford F-350 and a 40 ft RV. You’re welcome.

My home base is where I was born and raised: Colorado, USA.

The Furry Friends

I have two Siberian forest cats named Moshie and Amelia. I also have a sheltie named Maggie. They have their own Instagram called “Toe Beans on the Road“.

They travel full-time with me in the RV and love to camp and go hiking!

Moshie even lived with me in Hungary when I was in med school.

Now Enough about me! Let’s Talk about the Blog!

A travel Blog that focuses on Adventures You need to do before you “kick the bucket”

It is my goal to help all of you adventurers and travelers! I want to do this by giving you specific bucket list review guides and any other helpful information that I possibly can.

I have broad country destination bucket list guides that are linked to the specific bucket list ideas.

It is my hope that these guides will give you advice, direction, inspiration, and a sense of whether it needs to be added to your own bucket list. 

While the general bucket lists may include items from my own life list, it is my promise to you to deliver adventure guides from things that I’ve actually done (or I will find someone who has).

That way you can hear information from somebody who has actually checked it off of their own bucket list and can give you real human advice and recommendations.

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Bucket Lists Conquered

Why is having a bucket list so important?

It is a natural human practice to want to accomplish certain tasks before we, colloquially say, “kick the bucket”.

Whether this is to travel to a certain destination, accomplish a personal goal, or try something daring, there is something that makes us feel truly alive when we set certain activities that must be done before we die.

That feeling of living is heightened when we finally get to cross that thing off of our bucket list! Although it might have many names (bucket list, adventure list, life list), its importance cannot be overlooked.

If we were to sit in a corner and do nothing but work, eat, and sleep, we would lose our purpose and our drive! An individual’s bucket list drives us to get out of bed in the morning, smile, and truly live life to the fullest

Then once it is done, we move on to the next dream and hop on the next plane. Such goals can truly drive a human being to accomplish true wonders and simultaneously grant him/her/them a fulfilled life full of beauty and adventure. 

Another thing that I love about this is that every person’s list is unique. We all have different values, thoughts, opinions, and priorities.

And I think that is pretty cool! So whatever your bucket list is–it is beautiful in its own way

I know that there are certain types of bucket list ideas (find a romantic partner, get a promotion at work, buy a house). These are amazing examples of things that are perfectly valid to be on your bucket list.

However, in this space, I will just focus on bucket list items that are concerned with travel and tangible experiences

So whether you are here for inspiration to find your next bucket list item, you need information about an idea you already have, or you want to share your experiences with crossing off something on your bucket list…then you are home!

The Bucket List Mermaid is a fun and safe space to brainstorm your bucket list. However, instead of simply labeling it a “dream” and tossing it aside, my hope is to inspire you to take this information and turn it into a reality! And to maybe learn from my (many) mistakes…

So learn as much as you can, explore as much as your feet can bear, and conquer your bucket list as if you were to kick the bucket tomorrow!

Ready to start swimming?

How To Use The Bucket List Mermaid

If you don’t know where to start, here are some ideas to help you use this website to help you conquer everything on your travel bucket list!
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Travel Bucket Lists Galore…

Look around and read a few posts! Dabble around a few destinations that you’ve always wanted to explore! 

Share your favorites with your loved ones or travel partner. You might find a few ideas for your next adventure! 

I am committed to tackling the more well-known bucket list ideas as well as bringing attention to some lesser-known options.

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Traveling isn’t Perfect…and Neither am I.

I often joke that traveling can sometimes feel like Murphy’s Law: everything that can go wrong will go wrong.

Although this can be quite freeing in its own ironic way, I am here to tell you my experiences so that when you decide it is time to tackle something on your adventure list, maybe you can avoid my mistakes or at least be more prepared than me

At the very least, you can laugh at me making a fool of myself in weird travel situations. It’s okay…I laugh at myself on a daily basis!

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Subscribe for Free and Start Conquering that Bucket List!

By subscribing to the email list, you are getting a front row seat to your bucket list! You’ll get access to free printables, content updates, and monthly bucket list spotlights.

You will also get access to Sharing Tails. This is a facebook community to help cultivate inspiration! You can either share your own adventures or learn from others! 

Ready to Conquer Your Bucket List? Let’s start swimming!