Thankful | Reverse Bucket List

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers! Hope you are enjoying the precious time with your families and getting your bellies nice and full. With this being our second Thanksgiving in England we definitely are starting to crave all those yummy dishes that we are so used to having on this day. But we also have really enjoyed to opportunity to take this holiday and travel somewhere new. Last year it was London and the Harry Potter Studios and this year, well let's just say that its a city that "is always a good idea" Audrey Hepburn...Wink. Wink.

So with us not having a traditional Thanksgiving day, I'd like to take this day to share with you my reverse bucket list. We are always talking about things that we would like to mark off our bucket list but do we ever take stock and look back on the things that we have done? And maybe some of these bucket list items may have not originally been on our list but now after experiencing them we can say that they should have been! I have plenty of those!

These are of few of the things that I have 'checked off' and am extremely thankful for on this day of thanksgiving!

Check out Stonehenge

See London/ Big Ben

Get lost in Amsterdam

Watch a Santorini Sunset

Ski the Alps

Marvel at the Sistine Chapel
(I complied with the rules and do not have a picture of this one!)

Eat a French Baguette on the french riviera

Golf in Scotland

Visit Downton Abbey

Tour a Castle
(checked off many times over!)

Eat pasta and pizza in Italy

Pretend I'm a gladiator at the Colosseum

Life is a big bucket list and even the smallest of experiences should be cherished and remembered!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

What are you thankful for?

To read about any of these bucket list items....head over to my Travels page and browse away!


  1. Kristin DiCristofanoNovember 27, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Perfect way to look at it! Happy Thanksgiving even if you aren't stuffing your face with turkey, have a fun adventure today!

  2. Those are some pretty awesome experiences to be thankful for! I love how you guys take advantage of the proximity to Europe and go to new places so often! I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris!

  3. Wow you have some incredible experiences to be thankful for! What a great idea for a Thanksgiving post. Now I want to visit all the places you mentioned....

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Love the idea of the reverse bucket list, some wonderful travel memories you have crossed off your bucket list!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I love the idea of the "reverse' bucket list! It was hard getting up yesterday to just a normal day when I knew family and friends were all getting ready to celebrate in the US. But last night I walked back from doing a Thanksgiving dinner with my hubby and we walked along the Seine and watched the Eiffel Tower sparkle - and I was reminded that even when I'm homesick, I have so much to be thankful for!

  6. This is such a great idea and you look so freaking adorable at Downtown Abbey!!! (actually I just want all your outfits!!!) xo

  7. I love the "reverse bucket list" idea! It's such a great way to put things into perspective, especially in those moments when you're anxious about meeting other goals. Great photos, too, as always! Happy Thanksgiving, Jamie!

  8. This is an amazing reverse bucket list and I still get chills when I see that photo of you at Downton Abbey.... can the new season start already!?

  9. I love reverse bucket lists! And this is an amazing one! Lots to be thankful for :)

  10. :) The season is almost over here :( It's been a good one though!!

  11. Absolutely! O love looking back on all of these memories :)

  12. Great to see you are enjoying life! I am grateful for my relationships and my courage to change :)

  13. What a beautiful post! I couldn't agree more. Loved looking at all of your photos. It brings back a lot of memories for me. Especially Stonehenge. That was one of the first places I visited when I moved overseas. xx


  14. Life is meant to be enjoyed :) And change is always a good idea in my opinion!

  15. It was one of my firsts also! It's always so nice to look back and reminisce on everything that we have seen and done :)

  16. This is such a great idea! So important to celebrate the places we've been and the things we've done! I know I sometimes get caught up in the next thing I want to do and forget to enjoy what I'm actually doing!! Happy (late) Thanksgiving :)