2018 in review / 2019 Bucket list

Hello guys , happy new year ! I hope your holidays were amazing, I hope you took the time to enjoy the last days of the year, to reflect on the year that was, the 2018 bucket list and to plan for the new year.

This past year has been full of highs and lows. I did not travel as much as I wanted to, they say that we make plans and God laughs, I can’t help but also laugh when I look back. All is well because I got to experience things I could only dream about and for that I am grateful.

My goal for the year was to push past my comfort zone and each of my travel experiences did just that.

2018 in a nutshell:

Wall Climbing at Climb Blue Sky.


Chasing waterfalls at Ngare Ndare forest.

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Visited Stedmark Gardens zoo and got to hold a snake.


Indulged in some history, art and culture at the National Museum.


Visited Kenya’s first winery and got to sample the fantastic Leleshwa wine.


Bungee jumped in Sagana.


Had an adventure packed weekend where I got to zip line, try my hand at archery and even went white water rafting.


Went bowling for the first time.



2019 bucket list:

  • Kenya

The goal this year is to explore Kenya more.

Lamu is still on my list.

I dislike hiking but I want to go on hikes this year, maybe I’ll end up enjoying the process. That said, I really want to go to Mt Kenya and the Aberdares.

It’s been a minute since I’ve been on safari, I’d like to go to Maasai Mara and maybe go back to Samburu.

  • Rwanda and Burundi
  • Malawi and Mozambique
  • UAE
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This country is calling me back. Maybe it’s the Visit Dubai ads on every corner on the internet. Either way, i’d love to go back and explore more of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

  • Italy

I may or may not be obsessed with Italy. Good food, vespas, beaches, vineyards, what’s there not to love!

  • Indonesia

Bali specifically. I’m curious to see what draws people to this place. It could be the elephants, tropical rainforests, monkeys, rice paddies, beaches or temples or maybe it’s Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love?

Experiences bucket list:

Sky diving and quad biking.

One of my biggest takeaways from 2018 is that I should say yes more often. Say yes to spontaneity, yes to taking bigger risks. Seeking discomfort will be carried forward to 2019 and I hope you guys challenge yourselves to go beyond your comfort zones.

If you have been to any of these places leave a comment below! What places are you dying to visit in 2019?

Wishing you all a lovely year filled with happiness, and more adventure!

Don’t forget to Seek Discomfort!



  1. Davey

    1 January 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Aha, niiiccee!

  2. Richard

    2 January 2019 at 3:54 am

    Am dying to visit Mt. KENYA-Naro Moru Hike

    1. Ivy Miricho

      2 January 2019 at 4:45 pm

      hike all the way to the top?


        2 January 2019 at 5:53 pm


        1. Ivy Miricho

          5 January 2019 at 11:55 am

          Let’s do it!

  3. Isabel

    5 January 2019 at 10:16 am

    You go mama! Cheers to breaking boundaries!

    1. Ivy Miricho

      14 January 2019 at 4:50 pm

      Yaaaaass! Cheers!

  4. Kirigo

    12 January 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I did bowling thank u mami

    1. Ivy Miricho

      14 January 2019 at 4:48 pm

      Yaaaas! I hope you had fun?

  5. Riani

    8 October 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Yeay, good to see Indonesia is on your list. Not only Bali, there are a lot of beautiful places that you could come and have a wonderful holiday in Indonesia, especially Lombok, Tanah Toraja in South Sulawesi with their traditional ceremony, and others beautiful places that you could come in Indonesia. By the way, when you will visited Indonesia ? is it in this year ? regards

    1. Ivy Miricho

      8 October 2019 at 4:41 pm

      Hi Riani,
      Thanks for the tips. I will reach out when I do decide to visit Indonesia.

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