Here’s my full list of goals I have for a lifetime, but you can also check out my yearly resolutions 18 in 2018 or any of our city bucket lists. Jacob doesn’t keep his own bucket list, but he’s always down for anything, so we have been checking these off together! <3

1001 Amazing Things to Do - Ultimate Life Bucket List // localadventurer.com

1001 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN A LIFETIME (Our Bucket List):

Local & National Travel

  1. Visit all 61 US National Parks
  2. Visit all 400+ National Park Units
  3. Visit all 50 states (Bonus: Visit every state capital)
  4. Visit all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the US
  5. Live in your dream city: San Diego, NYC (Next: SF) ✓
  6.  The Wave, Arizona
  7.  Havasu Falls & Mooney Falls (Havasupai Indian Reservation)
  8.  Antelope Canyon
  9.  Austin, Texas
  10.  Big Sur
  11. Boston, Massachusetts ✓
  12.  Charleston, South Carolina
  13. Four Corners Monument ✓
  14.  Las Vegas, Nevada
  15.  Los Angeles, California
  16.  Napa Valley
  17.  Nashville, Tennessee
  18.  New Orleans
  19.  NYC
  20.  Orlando, Florida
  21.  Palm Springs, California
  22.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  23.  Portland, Oregon
  24.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park
  25.  Acadia National Park, Maine
  26.  Arches National Park, Utah
  27.  Big Bend National Park, Texas (also Hamilton Pool)
  28.  Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado
  29.  Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  30.  Channel Islands National Park, California
  31.  Congaree National Park, South Carolina – Go Back for the Fireflies
  32.  Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  33.  Death Valley National Park
  34.  Glacier National Park
  35.  Great Sand Dunes in Colorado
  36.  Joshua Tree National Park
  37.  Mesa Verde National Park
  38.  North Cascades National Park
  39.  Olympic National Park
  40.  Painted Hills, Oregon
  41.  Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  42.  Saguaro National Park
  43.  Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Oregon
  44.  Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
  45.  San Diego
  46.  San Francisco
  47.  Seattle
  48.  Smith Rock State Park, Oregon
  49.  Thor’s Well, Cape Perpetua, Oregon
  50.  Valley of Fire State Park
  51.  White Sands National Park
  52.  Yosemite National Park
  53.  Zion National Park
  54.  ZZYZX Road on Interstate 15 – find out what’s down the road
  55. Take a pilgrimage to my childhood home (mine’s in Iowa) ✓
  56. Badlands National Park ✓
  57.  Big Bear, California
  58. Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness Pancakes in New Mexico
  59. Boulder, Colorado
  60.  Cannon Beach, Oregon
  61. Canyonlands National Park, Utah ✓
  62. Chicago, Illinois ✓
  63. Denver, Colorado ✓
  64. Garden of the Gods in Colorado ✓
  65. Glass Beach in Fort Bragg California ✓
  66.  Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  67.  Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  68. Horseshoe Bend, Page Arizona ✓
  69. Jacob’s Well in TX ✓
  70. Lassen Volcanic National Park ✓
  71. Miami, Florida ✓
  72. Monument Valley in Utah (need to go back when it’s not foggy) ✓ 
  73. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington ✓
  74. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota ✓
  75. Multnomah Falls, Oregon ✓
  76. Palouse Falls, Washington ✓
  77. Pinnacles National Park, California ✓
  78. Redwood National Park, California 
  79. Salt Lake City, Utah ✓
  80.  Washington DC
  81.  Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  82.  AlaskaDenali National Park (Next: Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Mendenhall Ice Caves)
  83. American Samoa
  84.  Arizona – Sedona
  85. Arkansas – Hot Springs National Park + Whitaker Point
  86.  California – Laguna Beach 1000 Steps, Mammoth, Travertine Hot Springs
  87.  Colorado – (Next: Maroon Bells, Rocky Mountain NP, Silverthorne Ice Castles, Strawberry Hot Springs)
  88.  Florida (Next: Dry Tortugas, Everglades)
  89.  Georgia – (Next: Savannah)
  90. Great Lakes – Swim in all of them
  91. Hawaii – Haiku Stairs of Oahu, Nahiku Waterfall in Maui, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  92. Michigan – Eben Ice Caves, Isle Royale
  93. Minnesota – Voyageurs
  94. Missouri – St Louis City Museum
  95. New England for fall foliage ✓
  96. New Hampshire – Lincoln Town
  97.  New Mexico – Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  98. North Carolina – Asheville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  99.  Utah – Salt Flats, UP House
  100.  Washington – Skagit Tulip Festival (April)

International Travel

  1. Visit Every Continent (6/7) – Time to Plan Antarctica!
  2. Visit Every Country (39/196)
  3. Visit Every UNESCO World Heritage Site (1052)
  4. Visit Every Capital City in Europe
  5. Visit One National Park in Every Country (that has one)
  6. Visit every National Park in the World (3087+)
  7.  Morocco
  8.  Iceland
  9. Great Wall of China
  10. Visit Japan during Cherry Blossom Season
  11. New Zealand (South Island)
  12. Italy – Colosseum in Rome + Venice Canals
  13. Vatican City ✓
  14.  Cinque Terre
  15.  Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  16.  Fiji
  17.  London (Next: Recreate the Beatles Cover at Abbey Road)
  18.  Singapore (Next: swim at Marina Bay Sands)
  19.  Greece – Parthenon in Athens + Sunset in Oia
  20. Egypt – Pyramids of Giza Necropolis ✓
  21.  Indonesia (Next: Ulun Danu Beratan Temple in Bali)
  22.  Portugal – Douro River Cruise, Livraria Lello in Porto (Next: Azores Islands)
  23.  Spain (Next: Mallorca, Barcelona, San Sebastian)
  24.  South Africa (Cape Town, Joburg, Durban + Still need Cape Agulhas)
  25.  South Korea
  26.  Switzerland
  27.  Turkey (Istanbul & Cappadocia)
  28.  Turks and Caicos
  29.  Vancouver
  30. Vietnam – Ha Long Bay
  31. Algeria -Tassili n’Ajjer National Park + The Hoggar Mountains / Tamanrasset
  32. Angola – Giant Sables in Quicama National Park + the Himba Tribe in Namibe
  33. Antarctica
  34. Argentina – Patagonia 
  35. Aruba – Flamingo Beach
  36. Australia – Twelve Apostles + Pink Lake Hillier in Middle Island + White Haven Beach + Bird Watching on Christmas Island
  37. Bahamas – Pink Sand Beach at Harbour Island
  38. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve
  39. Benin – Ganvie at Lake Nokoue
  40. Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni
  41. Brazil – Iguazu Falls + Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
  42. Bulgaria – Devetashkata Cave
  43. Canada – Haida Gwaii in BC + Spotted Lake / Khiluk, Osoyoos, BC + Dusty Rose Lake in BC + Edgewalk at CN Tower
  44. Cambodia – Angkor Wat
  45. Chad – Zakouma National Park
  46. Chile – Elqui Valley (stargazing) + Marble Caves in Chile Chico + Easter Island
  47. China – Pearl Waterfall in Jiuzhaigou Valley + Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan + Walk of Faith, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park / Hallelujah Mountain of Avatar
  48. Corsica
  49. Cote D’Ivoire – Yamoussoukro Basilica
  50. Cuba
  51. Czech Republic – Prague Castle (largest castle in the world)
  52. Democratic Republic of the Congo – Wagenya Fisherman at Boyoma Falls
  53. Djibouti – Lac Assal in Tadjourah Region
  54. Egypt – Abu Simbel Temples in Aswan
  55. Ethiopia – Danakil Depression in the Afar Region + Church of St George in Lalibela + Rock Churches of Tigray
  56. Faroe Islands
  57. France – Paris
  58. Greece – Meteora
  59. Greenland – Ice Canyon
  60. Guatemala – Tikal Pyramids
  61. Guyana – Kaieteur Falls in Kaieteur National Park in Essequibo
  62. Hong Kong
  63. Hungary – Budapest
  64. India – Taj Majal
  65. Ireland – Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland
  66. Italy – Amalfi Coast
  67.  Japan – Tokyo, Kyoto, (Next: Naoshima) 
  68. Lebanon – Baatara Gorge Waterfall in Tannourine
  69. Libya – Sabratha Ruins in the Zawiya District
  70. Macedonia
  71. Madagascar – Avenue of Baobabs in the Menabe Region + Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in the Melaky Region
  72. Malawi – Gule Wamkulu Malawi Lake
  73. Mali – The Great Mosque in Djenne
  74. Mauritania – Terjit Oasis in the Adrar Region
  75. Maldives – Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island
  76. Micronesia – Nan Madol in Nanwei
  77. Namibia – Wind Cathedral in Namibia
  78. Netherlands – Tulip Fields in Amsterdam
  79. New Zealand – Middle Earth
  80. Norway – Fjords, Trolltunga, Pulpit Rock in Preikestolen
  81. Papua New Guinea
  82. Russia – St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow
  83. Senegal – Lac Rose or Lake Retba
  84. Seychelles – Anse Source D’Argent Beach in La Digue
  85. Somalia – Laas Geel Cave Paintings in Somaliland
  86. Spain – Salina de Torrevieja (SE Spain)
  87. Sri Lanka
  88. St Kitts
  89. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  90. Sudan – Meroe Pyramids in Kabushiya
  91. Taiwan
  92. Tanzania – The Maasai Tribe in Arusha
  93. Togo – Takienta in Koutammakou
  94. Thailand
  95. Tunisia – Amphitheatre of El Djem
  96. Turkey – Pamukkale, Resting Place of Noah’s Ark
  97. UAE – Abu Dhabi
  98. Vietnam – Largest Cave + Pongua Falls
  99. Venezuela – Angel Falls (inspired UP) + Mount Roraima (inspired UP)
  100. Zambia – Victoria Falls

Experiences:

  1.  Travel solo ✓
  2.  Travel full time for at least a year ✓
  3. Throw a dart at a map and go there
  4.  Go to the airport or train station and take a random trip
  5.  Be a tourist in your own hometown
  6. Go Couchsurfing (in Verona, Italy) ✓
  7.  Go glamping
  8. Go on a cross-country road trip – 6x East coast to West coast and once Mexico to Canada ✓
  9.  RV across the US
  10.  Drive Hwy 1 along Big Sur
  11. Drive Route 66
  12. Drive along the Amalfi Coast
  13. Travel cross-country via train
  14. Fly in a private jet
  15. Zero gravity flight
  16.  Go on a cruise
  17.  Go on a European River Cruise
  18.  Mediterranean Cruise
  19.  See a Broadway on Broadway
  20.  Go to the Opera
  21. Go to the Ballet ✓
  22.  See Britney Spears in Vegas (+ Mariah Carey) ✓
  23. Go backstage at a concert
  24. See Flight of the Conchords live
  25. Go to Saturday Night Live Taping 
  26.  Tour the Pixar Studios
  27.  Walk on a glacier
  28.  Walk a suspension bridge (during Christmas is even better) ✓
  29.  Via Ferrata
  30.  Helmet diving
  31.  Explore an Ice Cave in Iceland
  32.  Go on a hot air balloon ride (in Temecula California) ✓
  33.  Hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey
  34.  Halong Bay River Cruise, Vietnam
  35.  Go ATVing in the desert
  36. Go parasailing (in Indonesia) ✓
  37.  Paraglide (Lion’s Head in Capetown)
  38.  Ride a dune buggy
  39. Ride in a tuk-tuk ✓
  40. Ride a hoverboard ✓
  41. Ride a motorcycle ✓
  42.  Ride the cable car in SF ✓
  43.  Ride a ferry ✓
  44.  Ride in a gondola
  45.  Ride in a gondola in Venice, Italy
  46.  Ride the 10 largest coasters in the world
  47.  Indoor skydiving
  48.  Flyboard
  49.  Bungee jump
  50. Cliff Jumping ✓
  51.  Stand up paddle boarding
  52.  Kayaking
  53.  Feed giraffes (and rhinos)
  54. Ride a camel (in Egypt ✓)
  55. Ride a horse
  56. Ride an ostrich
  57. Ride the carriage around Central Park
  58.  Hug a monkey
  59.  Work on a farm
  60.  Go see a movie at a drive-in theatre
  61.  Go see the Room (bring plastic spoons)
  62. Bathe in a hot spring – in Kyrgyzstan ✓
  63.  Go to all four Disney World parks in one day ✓
  64.  Disneyland
  65.  Attend Comic-Con
  66.  Go to a taping of a tv show
  67. Attend a movie premiere ✓
  68.  Sit in box seats at an NBA game
  69. Go to the Olympics
  70. Go to the Superbowl
  71. Attend the Kentucky Derby
  72. Watch sumo wrestling
  73.  Learn to shoot a gun
  74.  Shoot a machine gun
  75.  Try archery / Learn to shoot a bow (Next: hit the bullseye)
  76.  Learn to surf
  77. Learn to swim properly
  78. Fly an airplane ✓
  79.  Ride a submarine
  80.  Walk on a Black Sand Beach
  81. Dark sky night hike (try this one)
  82. Walk on the red carpet ✓
  83.  Attend a masquerade
  84.  Attend a black-tie gala ✓
  85.  Play blackjack in Las Vegas ✓
  86.  Skyjump off the Stratosphere
  87.  Stay in a 5-star hotel
  88.  Test drive a Ferrari or Lambo
  89. Shop on Rodeo Drive (bonus: in the private shopping rooms) ✓
  90. Attend a luau and wear a fresh lei
  91. Attend a masquerade at the Palace of Versailles
  92.  Take a tree climbing course
  93. Axe Throwing ✓
  94.  Spend Christmas in New York
  95. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (First week of Oct) ✓
  96.  Hot air ballooning in Bagan, Myanmar + Burgundy, France + Serengeti National Park to see Wildebeest migration, Tanzania
  97.  Party on a Yacht
  98. Vivid Sydney
  99.  Lantern Festival in Pingxi Taiwan (late Feb / early Mar)
  100.  Yi Peng Festival of Lights in Chiang Mai Thailand
  101. Lantern Floating in Hawaii (Memorial Day)
  102.  RISE Festival in Nevada
  103.  Snow and Ice Festival in Harbin, China (Jan 5-Feb 5)
  104.  Holi Festival in India (end of Feb – mid-March)
  105.  Mud Festival in Boryeong, Korea (July) ✓
  106. Burning Man
  107.  Coachella
  108.  La Tomatina in Buñol Spain (last Wed in Aug)
  109.  Carnevale in Venice, Italy (late Jan / early Feb)
  110.  Carnaval in Rio, Brazil (late Feb / early Mar)
  111.  Tomorrowland in Belgium (late July)
  112.  Dia de los Muertos in Mexico City or LA (Nov 1)
  113.  Running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain (Jul 6-14)
  114.  Swaziland – Umhlanga Festival at Ludzidzini Royal Village
  115.  Mongol Rally
  116.  Ice Skating at the Rockefeller Center
  117.  Ice Skating at Central Park
  118. Watch the sunrise and sunset in one day (not on a plane)
  119. Photograph the Northern Lights
  120. Photograph the Sun Portal (Dec-Jan; Winter Solstice)
  121. Watch a Total Eclipse / Solar Eclipse ✓
  122.  Watch a rocket launch
  123.  Watch the Green Flash in Hawaii
  124. See an active volcano up close
  125. Storm Chasing
  126. Stay on a private island
  127. Stay at a dude ranch
  128. Stay at the world’s most expensive hotel
  129. Sleep in an ice hotel
  130. Sleep in a castle
  131. Sleep in a lighthouse
  132. Sleep in an igloo
  133. Sleep at an underwater hotel
  134. Sleep among polar bears in Churchill
  135. Whale watching
  136. Watch a bear eat a jumping salmon during salmon run
  137. Feed sharks and stingrays in Australia
  138. Fish and eat your own catch
  139. Deep-Sea Fishing
  140. Fly fishing
  141. Ice Fishing
  142. Dig for Clams
  143.  Go Crabbing
  144. Shuck oysters
  145. Central African Republic – Gorilla Tracking in Dzanga Sangha National Park / Special Reserve
  146. Hug a koala bear
  147. Horseback Ride on the Beach
  148. Morocco – Camel Trek, Horseback riding in the Atlas Mountains Marrakech
  149. Camel Trek on the Silk Road in Xinjiang in China
  150. Comoros & Mayotte – Swim with Turtles at N’Gouja Beach
  151. Congo – Jungle Trek in Odzala-Kokoua National Park
  152. Reindeer sledding in Sweden
  153. Sleigh ride in a Winter Wonderland (Dec – Feb Wyoming)
  154. Go dog sledding in Scandinavia
  155. Bathe an elephant
  156. Kruger Wilderness Trails and Animal Encounters
  157.  Go on an African safari
  158. Botswana – African Photo Safari + Cycling Safari at Mashatu Game Reserve + Safari on Elephant Okavango Delta.
  159. Kenya – Lewa Marathon with Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
  160. Kenya – Horseback Safari in Maasai Mara
  161. Thailand – Flight of the Gibbons
  162. South Africa – Sardine Run
  163. Night watch sea turtles in Nicaragua
  164. Release baby turtles into the ocean
  165. Photograph the Greater Bird of Paradise in West Papua Indonesia
  166.  Ride a luge ✓
  167. Ride a segway
  168. Ride a tandem bike
  169. Ride the steepest roller coasters in the world
  170. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge
  171. Roller Skate along Venice Beach
  172. Sandstorms in Erg Chebi, Morocco
  173.  Go skeet shooting
  174.  Sandboarding (Next: Dubai)
  175.  Sand sledding
  176.  Ski / snowboard lessons (Next: Aspen)
  177. Go zorbing (in Dorset, UK)
  178.  Hang gliding Rio De Janeiro
  179.  Hang gliding in Interlaken, Switzerland
  180. Contribute to the Gum Wall in Seattle
  181. Learn to slackline
  182.  Learn to rock climb
  183.  Learn to ice climb
  184. Rappel / Abseil (Next: In Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho + Canyoneering in Grand Staircase Escalante)
  185. Zipline
  186.  Zipline in the Dolomites in Italy
  187.  Zipline in Cape Tribulation in Queensland Australia
  188.  Zipline in Costa Rica
  189.  Bungee Jump from Macau Tower
  190.  The Nevis Bungee
  191.  Verzasca Dam Bungee Jump in Switzerland
  192.  Skydive at Victoria Falls, Zambia, Kamchatka, Russia, or the East Coast of Australia
  193.  Scotland – Ride the Jacobite 
  194.  New Zealand – Heli Hiking on Franz Josef
  195.  Helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon
  196.  Australia – Climb Harbour Bridge
  197.  Have a tropical Christmas or one in Australia
  198.  Participate in flash mob (with Improv Everywhere & Jimmy Kimmel Live) ✓
  199.  Water ski ✓
  200.  Learn to Sail
  201.  Kayak Tasman Lake in New Zealand
  202.  Kayak with Orcas in Johnstone Straight Canada
  203.  Kayak in Antarctica
  204.  Kayak the Sainte-Luce Reserve, Madagascar
  205.  River Tubing at Vang Vieng, Laos
  206.  Bamboo Rafting in Chiang Mai
  207.  Go whitewater rafting ✓
  208.  Whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon
  209.  Whitewater rafting the Amazon Basin, Ecuador
  210.  Cape Verde – Windsurfing in Boa Vista
  211. Float in the Dead Sea ✓
  212.  Go skinny dipping
  213.  Swim the Blue Lagoon in Iceland (missed it bc we didn’t book reservations way ahead of time!)
  214.  Swim in the Devil’s Pool in Zambia
  215. Swim in the Marble Caves of Patagonia
  216.  Cage diving with sharks
  217.  Crocasaurus Cove in Australia
  218. Snorkel / Dive in Silfra Iceland
  219. Swim with Stingless Jellyfish
  220.  Swim with whale sharks
  221. Swim with sea turtles
  222. Swim with wild dolphins in Kaikoura, New Zealand
  223. Swim with stingrays
  224. Swim with pigs
  225. Polar bear plunge (Bonus: in Antartica)
  226. Snorkel in Ambergris Caye Belize
  227. Snuba
  228. Get Dive Certified
  229. Dive in an Aquarium
  230. Dive at 1000 Steps Beach
  231. Dive in Moorea, French Polynesia
  232. Dive Socotra, Yemen (pristine corals & wrecks + least recognized)
  233. Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  234. Dive the Similan Islands National Park (Thailand)
  235. Dive the Devil’s Crown (Galapagos Islands)
  236. Dive in Perhentian Islands (Malaysia)
  237. Dive with Rays in Cayman Islands
  238. Dive with Narwhals in Newfoundland
  239. Dive in Pulau, Sipadan, Borneo
  240. Dive to the Titanic
  241. Egypt – Wreck Diving in SS Thistlegorm
  242. Mauritius – Diving at Rempart Serpent

Fitness / Health / Hikes / Climbs

  1.  Aerial Silks ✓
  2. Aqua Cycling
  3.  Barre Class ✓
  4. Soulcycle
  5.  Surfset ✓
  6.  Kickbox ✓
  7.  Finish Insanity ✓
  8.  Couch to 5k running plan ✓
  9. Participate in Warrior Dash
  10.  Participate in Color Run
  11. Learn to play tennis
  12.  Learn to curl
  13. Do 60 pounds in shoulder press (for a bet with Andrew)
  14. Fit back into my skinny jeans comfortably
  15. Don’t eat out for an entire month
  16.  Don’t drink diet coke for 1 month ✓
  17. Hike to Machu Picchu
  18. Angel’s Landing in Zion
  19.  The Narrows in Zion (Next: The Subway)  ✓
  20. Potato Chip Rock
  21. Half Dome at Yosemite National Park
  22. Devils Garden Trail in Arches National Park
  23. W or O Circuit in Patagonia
  24. Appalachian Trail (or parts of it)
  25. The PCT (or parts of it)
  26. Continental Divide Trail (parts of it)
  27. Black Angel Trail in New Hampshire
  28. Canada – Sunshine Coast Trail in BC
  29. Caribou Tracks in Gates of the Arctic NP Alaska
  30. Cascade Mountain in NY
  31. Castle Dome in Castle Crags State Park
  32. Chilkoot Trail in Alaska / Canada
  33. Dosewallips to Lake Quinault in Olympic NP (34 mi)
  34. Elephant Canyon in Canyonlands
  35. Elwodsen Trail in Big Sur
  36. Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in California
  37. Franconia Ridge Loop in New Hampshire
  38. Grand Canyon Rim to Rim in Arizona
  39. Grayson Highlands in Virginia
  40.  Grinnell Glacier Overlook Trail in Glacier NP
  41. Halemau’u Trail in Hawaii
  42. Highline Trail in Glacier National Park
  43. Jewels Route in Arizona
  44. John Muir Trail
  45. Kalalau Trail in Hawaii
  46. Kelso Dunes in Mohave National Preserve
  47. Kings Peak in Utah
  48. Lassen Peak in Lassen National Park
  49. Long Trail in Vermont
  50. Lost Coast in California
  51. Mt Diablo in Mt Diablo State Park California
  52. Mount Baldy in California
  53. Mount Whitney
  54. Muliwai Trail in Hawaii
  55. North Vista Trail in Gunnison National Park
  56. Pilgrim Creek Trail in Wyoming
  57. Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park
  58. Root Glacier Trail in Alaska
  59. Sandstone Peak in Malibu
  60. Savage River Canyon Trail in Denali
  61. Sierra High Route in California
  62. Snake Bight Trail in Everglades
  63. Solomon Gulch Trail in Valdez Alaska (3.8 mi)
  64. Timberline Trail in Oregon
  65. Titcomb Basin Trail in Wyoming
  66. Telescope Peak outside Death Valley
  67. Upper Salt Wash in Utah
  68. Whiskeytown Falls in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  69. Wyoming Cascade Canyon Trail
  70. Yosemite Grand Traverse in California
  71. Aconcagua in Argentina
  72. Ancascocha Trail in Peru (19 mi)
  73. Bay of Fires in Tasmania
  74. Bibbulmun Track in Australia
  75. Cinque Terre National Park
  76. Croagh Patrick in Ireland
  77. El Choro Inca Trail in Peru
  78. Everest Base Camp in Nepal (40 mi)
  79. Fitz Roy Trek in Patagonia
  80. Grindelwald in Switzerland
  81. Israel National Trail
  82. Kungsleden in Sweden
  83. Larres Valley in Peru
  84. Laugavegurinn / Fimmvörðuháls Pass in Iceland
  85. Long Range Traverse, Newfoundland, Canada (25 mi)
  86. Mayan Temple trekking in Tikal Guatamala
  87. Milford Track in New Zealand
  88. Mountains of the Moon in Uganda
  89. Overland Track in Tasmania Australia (40 mi)
  90. Petra in Jordan
  91. Queen Charlotte Track in New Zealand
  92. Santa Cruz Trek in Peru
  93. Skyline Trail in Alberta
  94. Tanzania – Mount Kilimanjaro
  95. Tongariro Northern Circuit in New Zealand
  96. Tonquin Valley in Alberta Canada
  97. Tour de Mont Blanc (parts of it)
  98. Uran Chirripo Loop in Costa Rica
  99. Urique-Batopilas Trail in Copper Canyon Mexico (30 mi)
  100. White Mountain in Inyo County

Food Experiences + Cooking

  1. Oktoberfest in Germany (last week Sept – first weekend of Oct)
  2. Champagne tasting in Champagne
  3. Guinness in Ireland (Bonus if it’s St Patty’s Day)
  4.  Do a tea tasting in China ✓
  5. Do a tea tasting in Japan
  6.  Have drinks at an Ice Bar ✓
  7. Drink around the world at Epcot
  8. Go on a brewery tour
  9. Grape stomping at a vineyard
  10.  Afternoon Tea in the UK ✓ 
  11.  Eat fried everything at the fair ✓
  12.  Attend a crawfish boil ✓
  13. Truffle Hunting (Bonus: hunt for truffles at twilight in Croatia)
  14.  Go fruit picking
  15. Cut down your own coconut from a tree
  16. Cooking class with a celebrity chef
  17. Cooking class in Italy
  18. Perfect one cocktail (the old fashioned for me)
  19. Learn to make cheesecake from scratch
  20. Make pasta from scratch
  21. Make cookies from scratch ✓
  22. Make every recipe in a recipe book
  23. Find my 12 healthy go-to recipes
  24. Dine in the dark
  25. Order room service ✓
  26. Egg Custard Tart at Golden Gate Bakery (They’re always closed!)
  27. Eat in a celebrity chef’s restaurant (Las Vegas) ✓
  28. Try an underground dining experience (SF) ✓
  29. Ultimate Foodcation in NYC
  30. Barcelona
  31. Tuscany Foodcation
  32. Bangkok Foodcation
  33. Copenhagen Foodcation
  34. Tokyo Foodcation
  35. Paris Foodcation
  36. Hong Kong Foodcation
  37. Oaxaco, Mexico Foodcation
  38. Eat at Joel Robuchon (any location)
  39. Eat at Addison (San Diego)
  40. Mille Fleurs (San Diego / Rancho Sante Fe)
  41. Eat at n’naka (LA)
  42. Animal (LA)
  43. Eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro (Tokyo)
  44. Alinea, Chicago
  45. Saison, San Francisco
  46. Benu, San Francisco
  47. Grace, Chicago
  48. Volt Restaurant, Maryland
  49. Eat real pasta in Italy
  50. Daniel (NYC Upper East Side, michelin ✩✩)
  51. Soto (NYC West Village, michelin ✩✩)
  52. Jean-Gorges, NYC ✓
  53. Le Bernardin, NYC
  54. Eleven Madison Park, NYC ✓
  55. Peter Luger’s Steak House, NYC ✓
  56. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, NYC ✓
  57. Masa, NYC ✓
  58. Per Se, NYC ✓
  59. Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas ✓
  60. French Laundry, Napa ✓
  61. Bazaar Meats by Jose Andre ✓
  62. ….

Education / Career / Finance

  1.  Graduate with an undergrad degree (bachelors in science) ✓
  2. Get a masters degree
  3.  Pay off all loans and be debt free ✓
  4.  Own a home
  5.  Live somewhere with a view
  6. Live in a house on the beach
  7. Live in a tiny home
  8. Have all “adult” furniture
  9.  Start your own business – photography and this blog ✓
  10. Make a living off of photography
  11. Make a living off of the blog
  12. Earn over 6 figures
  13. Win a photography award
  14. Have photography published in a national magazine
  15. Teach a photography class ✓
  16. Get fan mail ✓
  17. Create an e-course
  18. Make an App
  19. Put together a commercial portfolio
  20. Publish a photography book
  21. Do a photography series
  22. Be able to support ourselves and give away 50% of income to support others
  23. Make youtube videos until I’m comfortable in front of camera
  24. Film a documentary

Personal Growth / Marriage / Paying it Fwd:

  1.  Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years ✓
  2.  Read a new book a month or 12/yr
  3. 100 Days of less stuff (purge & no shopping)
  4. Create a capsule wardrobe
  5. Create a wardrobe you’re proud of
  6.  Read the bible cover to cover in one year ✓
  7.  Journal 1000 things I’m Thankful for (Next: 2000) ✓
  8. Write a list of 101 life lessons
  9.  Volunteer abroad – 3 months in Egypt ✓
  10.  Give a public speech ✓
  11.  Fill Gratitude jar with at least 52 notes ✓
  12. Blog about gratitude weekly for 52 weeks
  13. Project 333: 33 pieces of clothes for 3 months
  14. Declutter entire home
  15. Organize the all my computer files and create an efficient workflow
  16. Zero Waste Challenge
  17. Journal once a week for an entire year
  18. Go on 52 dates in one year
  19. Finish Alphabet Dating
  20. Don’t complain about anything for one week
  21. Turn off all electronics for one week
  22. Finish all exercises in 7 principles of marriage
  23. Complete the 3 year journal
  24. Learn to talk to strangers (have 10 go-to phrases you’re comfortable with)
  25. Read the bible every day no matter how little
  26. Read a devotional together
  27. Go without driving or using electricity for 24 hours (in the US, not camping)
  28. Go without talking for 24 hours
  29. Write your memoir
  30. Join a small group
  31. Renew vows
  32. Celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary
  33. Organize a fundraiser for a cause
  34.  Loan money on Kiva (if you sign up using this link, you can help me loan another $25) ✓
  35.  Go on a Relief trip (New Orleans, Haiti, Philippines) ✓
  36. Create a care package for a sick friend / neighbor
  37.  Send a care package to a soldier ✓
  38.  Volunteer at an animal shelter ✓
  39.  Work on a Habitat for Humanity Home ✓
  40.  Help with photography for a non-profit ✓
  41.  Pay a stranger’s toll ✓
  42.  Throw someone a surprise party ✓
  43.  Make a meal and take it to a neighbor ✓
  44.  Send one handwritten letter a month for 1 year ✓
  45. Sponsor a child
  46.  Participate in Operation Christmas Child ✓
  47. Write 50 encouraging notes and leave them all over the city
  48. Learn the Heimlich maneuver
  49. Learn CPR
  50. Learn Self Defense
  51. Try street performing / busking
  52. Send a box of our fave donuts / bagels / muffins to a construction site
  53. Send my parents on a nice vacation
  54. Anonymously pay the dinner bill for someone / maybe some college students.
  55. Buy morning coffee for the person behind you
  56. Put change in someone’s expired parking meter
  57. Pay the grocery bill for someone behind you
  58. Bring flowers to a nursing home
  59. Donate my hair
  60. Leave a 100% tip for good service.

Hobbies + Creativity

  1.  Do a 365 on instagram
  2. One sec a day (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016) ✓
  3. Make crayon art
  4. Make jewelry ✓
  5. Carve a pumpkin
  6. Make your own halloween costume
  7. Make candles
  8. Plant a tree
  9. Grow an herb garden and keep it alive long enough to eat from it
  10. Build a bike ✓
  11. Learn basic knitting & crocheting ✓
  12. Learn glass blowing ✓
  13. Take a painting class ✓
  14. Learn to tie these 20 knots
  15. Open an etsy shop, Zazzle, or CafePress
  16. Paint and frame own painting
  17. Learn to watercolor
  18. Complete a granny square blanket
  19. Complete a 365 (with camera) and blog it
  20. Do the 50 states photography challenge
  21. 52 photo projects in 52 weeks
  22. Make one pinterest craft a month for a year
  23. Create own font
  24. Learn calligraphy
  25. Create a personal cookbook with 52 favorite recipes (one a wk)
  26. Participate in a craft exchange with at least one friend
  27. Sew something you can wear / learn to hem pants
  28. Make a pie from scratch
  29. Learn to brew own beer
  30. Learn to pickle something
  31. Learn to make jam
  32. Make some art with light painting
  33. Take a cooking course
  34. Take a food style course
  35. Learn to cook an elaborate 5-course meal
  36. Learn to cook 15 basic Korean meals
  37. Cook a dish where five people ask for the recipe

Learning / Reading / Writing:

  1.  Learn a foreign language ✓
  2.  Complete Rosetta Stone Level 1, 2, 3 Italian ✓
  3.  Learn to say “hello” in 10 different languages
  4. Learn 12 new recipes in one year
  5.  Learn to play basic chords on the guitar ✓
  6.  Learn to swing dance ✓
  7.  Learn to salsa ✓
  8.  Learn to line dance
  9.  Learn to hula dance
  10.  Learn to tango ✓
  11.  Learn a choreographed dance – tangoed at our wedding! ✓
  12.  Take a wine class ✓
  13.  Learn to change a tire ✓
  14.  Learn to do an oil change ✓
  15.  Read all the books currently on my shelf
  16. Read the top 50 Travel Books
  17.  Read a banned book
  18.  Read 36 books in a year 3 / mo
  19.  Read these 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime
  20.  Read 30 books from the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list
  21.  Read the whole encyclopedia
  22.  Read a whole dictionary
  23.  Complete Rosetta Stone Level 1, 2, 3 Spanish
  24.  Learn a new GRE word a week for a whole year
  25.  Learn sign language
  26.  Take speech classes or join Toastmasters
  27.  Publish a book
  28.  Join NaNoWriMo
  29.  Learn to write with left hand
  30.  Take a beginner’s improv class
  31.  Finish the last piano piece I was playing before I quit
  32.  Write a song
  33.  Brush up on Korean Rosetta Stone Korean Lvl 1-3
  34.  Join a book club

Miscellaneous

  1.  Get a tattoo ✓
  2.  Smoke a Cuban cigar ✓
  3. Teach cats tricks (3)
  4.  Get a masters in taco mac’s brewniversity (PhD next?) ✓
  5.  Be a bridesmaid ✓
  6. Be maid / matron of honor
  7.  Buy a lotto ticket ✓
  8.  Set a world record ✓
  9.  Win a Bingo ✓
  10.  Win a slap bet ✓
  11. Be an extra
  12.  Be in a viral video with over 1M hits ✓
  13.  Be on TV ✓ A National Comercial, Jacob was on Jimmy Fallon
  14. Solve a Rubik’s cube 
  15.  Leash train our cats so we can walk them! ✓
  16. Learn to juggle 
  17. Learn a party trick 
  18. Do a handstand (haven’t been able to as an adult) 
  19. Send a message in bottle
  20. Bury a time capsule
  21. Have a real Christmas tree
  22. Go shopping with a personal stylist
  23. Invent something
  24. Get a family portrait painted of us
  25. Create and pass down a family heirloom
  26. Create your family tree
  27. Create your own puzzle
  28. This 40,000+ piece jigsaw puzzle
  29. Name a star after you
  30. Make a build-a-bear
  31. Milk a cow
  32. Meet our doppelgangers
  33. Meet the president (maybe not this one)
  34. Host a couchsurfer
  35. Watch the 50 Best Movies Ever Made (Here’s 1001)
  36.  Have a professional photoshoot done of us ✓
  37. Take a giraffed photo with Conan

As you can see, it’s a work in progress… and I’m still adding every day! Do you have any suggestions?! :) I’m always drawing inspiration from other people’s bucket lists to add to mine, so hopefully likewise, this list can also inspire you to add to yours.

Also, read 7 reasons not to make a bucket list (had to have one from the opposing side!)

If you already have one or made one recently, I’d love to see them. Link them in the comments below!

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  1. 97!!!
    I love flight of the conchords!!!

    1. they’re awesome! :)

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