Bucket List

I’ve had a Bucket List stored in my mind for a while, but never actually wrote it down. A friend of mine sent me this article of 225 things to do before you die. Perfect! Someone wrote my bucket list for me! I’ve made some minor adjustment, though. For example, “Skydiving over Mount Everest” has been changed to just regular old skydiving. No need to get carried away…

1. Throw Tomatoes at La Tomatina

2. Hang from Toronto’s CN Tower

3. Eat at One of the World’s Best Restaurants

4. Visit Area 51

5. Set Foot on All 7 Continents

6. Help a Random Stranger in Distress

7. Go White Water Rafting in the Tatshenshini River

8. Solve a Rubik’s Cube

9. Do Something That Absolutely Terrifies You

10. Skydive, what bucketlist is complete without that? COMPLETED 8/4/13


11. Finish a Jigsaw Puzzle

12. Learn a New Vocabulary Word Every Day

13. Watch the Top 100 Best Movies of All-Time

14. Go Horseback Riding in Swan Valley, Montana

15. Hold an Event in the Sky

16. Vacation in Igloo Village

17. Get in the Guinness Book of World Records

18. Join the Peace Corps

19. Learn to Sail

20. Bungee Jump from Royal Gorge Bridge

21. Learn to Play a Musical Instrument

22. Cross a Country on a Bicycle

23. Learn to Speak Another Language Fluently

24. Climb One of the World’s Seven Summits

25. Bathe in the Ganges River During the Purna Kumbh Mela

26. Attend the Olympic Games

27. Visit the Birthplace or Gravesite of a Cultural Icon

28. Enjoy a Freshly Rolled Cigar in Cuba

29. Drive Your Dream Car

30. Drive the Great Ocean Road

31. Climb Pacaya

32. Drink Beer at Oktoberfest

33. Become a Fighter Pilot for a Day

Selfie Flying


34. Go to the Super Bowl

Super Bowl

35. Go on a Toboggan Run in Grindelwald via Bussalp

36. Go Cliff Jumping

37. Visit Redwood National Park

38. Float Around the Dead Sea

39. Watch the Sunset from Oia, Santorini, Greece

40. Hang Glide Over Rio de Janeiro

41. Relax on Poipu Beach

42. Stargate at the Atacama Desert in Chile

43. Be a fan girl for a day. I’m coming for you Doctor Who 50th celebration!

44. Listen to War Stories

45. Create Your Family Tree

46. Watch a Space Shuttle Launch

47. Learn to Tango in Buenos Aires

48. Ride a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey

49. Make Your Own Wine in Napa Valley

50. Learn to Juggle


51. Scuba Dive on the SS Yongala

52. Get a Deep-Tissue Massage

53. Get Through the Longleat Hedge Maze

54. Ride on the Singapore Flyer

55. Take a Week-Long Technology Hiatus

56. Write Your Last Will and Testament

57. Drive on the German Autobahns

58. Party at Mardi Gras

59. Ride a Gondola in Venice, Italy

60. Visit Stonehenge During the Summer Solstice

61. Attend the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain

62. See the Northern Lights

63. Visit Mount Rushmore

64. Ride All of the Roller Coasters at Cedar Point

65. Go on an African Safari at the Masai Mara National Reserve

66. Attend the FIFA World Cup

67. Bathe in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

68. Learn to DJ!

69. Spend the Night at the Myrtles Plantation

70. Play Golf on the Old Course at St. Andrews

71. Attend a Blue Man Group Show


72. Spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia

73. Milk a Cow

I have milked a cow, but I sadly have no pictures. I was raised in the South, though. What good Southerner hasn’t milked a cow? Maybe I’ll have to do it again for photographic proof.

74. Chase a Tornado

75. Stand in the Crown of the Statue of Liberty


Look at that hair… OK so I haven’t been to the top, but I am perfectly fine just seeing it. I have budgetary constraints.. 🙂

76. Work for Tips


Yes. I know the joys of working for tips. All too well.

77. Ride the Rocky Mountaineer

78. Visit Machu Picchu

79. Tour the Neuschwanstein Castle

80. Cage-Dive with Crocodiles

81. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza

82. Visit the Colosseum

83. Walk on the Great Wall of China

84. Drink a Pina Colada in San Juan, Puerto Rico

85. Fast for Three Days

86. Visit the Taj Mahal

87. Learn to Surf

88. Ride an Elephant

89. Be Part of a Flash Mob

90. Attend a Murder Mystery Dinner

91. Break Plate Glass With a Ball-Pen Hammer

I don’t really get this one, but there must be something to if for it to make it on this list…

92. Eat at an Undersea Restaurant

93. Spend some time Island Hopping in Greece

94. Swim With Dolphins

95. Learn to Sing

Oh goodness…

96. Thrown Down a Large Amount of Money on Roulette

97. Go Zorbing. If you don’t know what it is, look it up!

98. Stay in an Overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora

99. Go Couchsurfing

100. Leave a Hefty Tip for Excellent Service

101. Eat A Six-Course Meal That You Prepared

102. Go to Ferrari World

103. Eat Outside Your Comfort Zone

104. Quit a Job That You Really Hate

105. Kayak in the Bioluminescent Bay of Fajardo, Puerto Rico

106. Be a Movie Extra

Can it be a TV show instead? Doctor Who, Anyone?

107. Ride a Cable Car in San Francisco

108. Learn to Bartend

I have the certificate to prove it!

109. Participate in Geocaching

110. Get a Bachelors Degree

111. Stand Atop the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

OK. Not “atop” the Eiffel Tower, per say. Still there and I count it.

112. Swim in the Devil’s Pool

113. Become Financially Literate

114. Become a Foster Parent

115. Ride a Segway

116. Learn a Martial Art

117. Gamble at The Venetian Macao

I guess the Venetian in Vegas is passe

118. Pass on a Family Heirloom

119. Drink a $1000 Bottle of Champagne

120. Attend The Yacht Week

121. Attend the Grand Ole Opry

122. Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World

123. Tour the White House

124. Learn CPR

125. Kick Negative Habits

I am a vegetarian… I’m still on the fence about whether or not this counts. I think it should!

126. Attend the Midnight Screening of a Blockbuster Movie on Opening Day

127. Go to a Blues Bar in Chicago

128. Visit Death Valley in July

129. Watch a Movie at a Drive-In Movie Theater


130. Have Your Portrait Painted

131. Visit Vatican City

132. Buy a Round of Drinks for the Whole Bar

133. Party at the Rio Carnival

134. Travel on the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway

135. Become a Space Tourist

136. Climb to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

137. Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge

138. Get Married

139. Master a Lawn Sport

140. Go Whale Watching

141. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland


142. Take a Helicopter Tour Over Kauai

143. Take a Submarine Tour in Waikiki

144. Tour the Titanic Wreckage

145. Swim in the World’s Largest Swimming Pool

146. Stay at the Icehotel in Sweden

147. Hold a Koala

148. Watch Andrea Bocelli Perform Live in Milan

149. Visit the Louvre Museum


Everyone shares that picture with the icon glass pyramid. I like to be different…

150. Participate in a Protest

151. Fly First Class with Emirates

152. Drive a Motorcycle

153. Build a Sand Sculpture at Texas Sandfest

154. Forgive and Let Go of Grudges

155. Attend the Monaco Grand Prix

156. Spend Christmas in Leavenworth, Washington

157. Write a Book

158. Shake Hands with the President of the United States

159. Participate at Burning Man

160. Attend a Japanese Tea Ceremony

161. Learn to Paint

162. Go to the World Series

163. Buy a Round-the-World Air Ticket

164. File Your Own Taxes

165. Attend a Cirque du Soleil Show

166. Visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camp

167. Hike the Appalachian Trail

168. See and Photograph Christ the Redeemer

I’m assuming they mean the statue. Photographing the actual Christ the Redeemer is probably very difficult.

169. Tour Hagia Sophia

170. Tour Petra

171. See a Performance at the Sydney Opera House

172. Visit Red Square in Moscow

173. Visit Walt Disney Resort

Done! I grew up near Orlando. Everyone here has.

174. Visit Easter Island

175. Help Someone Else Fulfill a Goal

176. Take a Cooking Class

Chicken Chardonnay

How about one semester of Culinary school?

177. Go to the Airport and Take the Next Random Flight

178. Buy a House

179. Go on an Amazon Rainforest Expedition

180. Take a Cruise on the Allure of the Seas

181. Fly a Kite at the Cervia International Kite Festival

182. Tour Kiyomiza-dera

183. Visit Tikal

184. Visit Jerusalem’s Old City

185. Walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk

Done and Done. No pictures on my computer, though. That was back before digital cameras were everywhere.

186. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge

187. Observe from the Burj Khalifa

188. Travel Through the Channel Tunnel

189. Tour the New World Trade Center

190. Start Your Own Successful Business

191. See a Lunar Eclipse and a Solar Eclipse

192. Learn Sign Language

193. Experience A Symphony of Lights on the Star Ferry

194. Play in the Mud at the Boryeong Mud Festival

195. Connect With Teachers From Your Past

196. Explore the Paleolithic Cave Art in Altamira

197. Wander Through the Shops of Akihabara

198. Go on a Dinner Sleigh Ride in Frisco, Colorado

199. Eat at Tom Wahls in Avon, NY

200. Acquire Persuasion Skills

201. Visit Toy’s R Us Times Square


I find it a little strange that they say Toys R Us in Times Square, specifically. I’ve been there and I took this picture of my mommy, but I didn’t get one of myself because I didn’t even know the Toys R Us store was a thing that people actually put on their bucket lists…

202. Build a Bonfire and Make S’mores


One of my favorite past-times..

203. Trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier

204. Read At Least Five Books From Modern Library’s Best Novels List

205. Go to the World Expo

206. Take a Photography Class

207. Perfect a Magic Trick

208. Rescue a Dog/Cat From an Animal Shelter


All of my pets are rescues.

209. Pay for a Strangers Groceries

210. Ride the “X” Train

211. Zip Line in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Done! I really need to scan in some of my old family pictures…

212. Visit Niagra Falls

213. Stay in the Burj Al Arab Hotel

214. Go Paddle-boarding.


215. Skinny-Dip at Turtle Island Fiji

Again, “Skinny-Dip” specifically? It’s not enough to just swim there?

216. Visit Yosemite Valley

217. See Old Faithful

218. Assemble a List of Your All-Time Favorite Quotes

219. Learn to Manage Time and be More Productive

220. Sleep in a Hammock


Unhappy Husky, Optional.

221. Master the Scorpion Yoga Pose

This one might be as do-able as “learn to sing”… But I guess we’ll see!

222. Tour Hearst Castle

223. Write Yourself a Letter and Read it 10 Years Later

224. Compete in a Triathlon

225. Create a Bucket List!

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