MyDestination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List

One week ago we entered My Destination’s “Biggest Baddest Bucket List” Contest.

The prize is six months of travel, on six continents, all expenses paid, our choice of destinations, and $50,000 cash prize when we return home!

Ohhhhh the places we would go……….oh the blogs we would write……..the videos we would make……… the photos we would take……..

Where would we start? How do we choose?

We want to explore as much as possible, and have an amazing time doing it. We love meeting new people and connecting, and we would also like to promote sustainable travel, and help people to make the responsible and ethical decision when it comes to animal tourism.

So what places will we choose? The choices are endless…….

Canada, Namibia, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Costa Rica, Croatia, Iceland, Oman, Malta, South Korea, Portugal, Australia, Romania, U.S., Poland, Turkey……..and it goes on and on

MyDestination's Biggest Baddest Bucket List

Namibia–The endless sand dunes

MyDestination's Biggest Baddest Bucket List

Costa Rica–Volunteer at a Sloth Sanctuary

MyDestination's Biggest Baddest Bucket List

Ecuador–The Galapagos Islands

MyDestination's Biggest Baddest Bucket List

Turkey–A hot air balloon over Cappadocia

MyDestination's Biggest Baddest Bucket List

Romania–Try and find Dracula in Transylvania

If you have a spare second, PLEASE go and watch the video and read our write-up. If you like what you see and read PLEASE make sure to VOTE for us. The voting is beside the video and there is a list of social media sites where you can vote and promote our video.


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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!


If we were to win this contest where would you like to see us go? And where would you go?


Comments To This Entry.
  1. jel March 14, 2013 Reply

    good luck homies!

  2. Mario March 15, 2013 Reply

    Wow!! That is an incredible opportunity if you won the contest. I would say you should go and visit Ukraine. I was there in 2009 and the people were so friendly and kind. Not to mention they has some great food. I can’t wait to go back again.

    I would love to go to Peru and climb up to Machu Picchu, if I could make it. Might be to old to do that. Cheers and good luck. You have my vote.

    • Giselle and Cody March 16, 2013 Reply

      Mario, you are never too old to travel. Giselle has been to Machu Picchu and she says it is a must see in your lifetime.
      Cody is Ukrainian and would love to go to where his Grandparents were born….not to mention the delicious food!

      Thanks so much for the support!!

  3. Cindy March 16, 2013 Reply

    Good luck guys!

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  5. Jennifer Cerullo March 18, 2013 Reply

    this is great and you deserve to win this. i have been following you for awhile and love how you two are so passionate about travel and helping throughout the world. i hope you win this. i was in brazil last year and loved it. the beaches were beautiful!!
    i think the two of you would love brazil. i am sure there are some animals you could help down there as well. good luck!!

    • Giselle and Cody March 18, 2013 Reply

      Thank you so much Jennifer for following along and for taking the time to vote. It really means a lot to us.

      Brazil is one place we have wanted to check out. Actually all of South America!! Maybe we will plan a massive South America road trip 🙂

  6. AMANDA LYN COATSWORTH March 24, 2013 Reply

    i would love you two to go to Asia to spread the word on a cruelty free world and teach them not to kill the helpless dogs and cats, to love and honor the creatures of God, because to be kind to animals is to be Godly, so what does that say about what is going on there, yes there is beauty in this world, but if your two could have the opportunity to go anywhere , to document, and share with the world any cause, this is the place where you should go,

    • Giselle and Cody May 9, 2013 Reply

      Hey Amanda Lyn,thanks for your message. We actually feel that way about all animals. None should be killed for food. Not just cats and dogs. And as much as Asia might treat certain animals terribly, the West also treats other animals in the exact same way.
      There is no difference to us between a cow being slaughtered and a dog or cat. All sentient beings deserve to live freely.

      Animals are on this planet with us, not for us.

  7. Lucia March 30, 2013 Reply

    HI Giselle and Cody,

    this is not short of AMAZING!! you two are out there living your dream
    and making things happen….who said one person can’t make a difference
    the world needs more people like you…..

    When you win this contest, and you will….because you two so deserve it,
    I wish you the most incredible time in England!!! I am so thrilled for the
    both of you!!! much love, mom/lucia

    • Giselle and Cody March 30, 2013 Reply

      Well England is not the whole contest, but we really hope we make it there!! Then we can focus on winning the whole thing!!
      Thank you for the words of kindness. We love you!!!

  8. Simon Regert April 6, 2013 Reply

    Good luck guys, when do you find out if you made it or not?

  9. Jemma April 18, 2013 Reply

    Good luck! I wish you the best. Six months of travel with all expenses paid is a really great opportunity…

    • Giselle and Cody April 21, 2013 Reply

      Jemma, Thank you so much.
      It is a huge opportunity and we are super happy to have been named one of the top ten!!

  10. moira and phil April 20, 2013 Reply

    Huge congratulations on getting through to the final…..sooooo hope you win!!!!!!!!!! Let us know if any of the challenges are in Scotland and we will come and cheer you on. xxx

    • Giselle and Cody April 21, 2013 Reply

      Thank you so much Moira and Phil.
      I don’t think any of the challenges will be in Scotland but we never know where we will end up on our travels.
      Maybe we will make it to Scotland one day…I am sure we will 🙂

  11. Lucia October 9, 2013 Reply

    I love that video guys with Drrrracula…..

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