My Bucket List

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”

― William Butler Yeats

Graduate from college

Go to graduate school

Learn Arabic

Live in another state

Live in another country

Attend an Oktoberfest

Visit the White House

“Unplug” for 48 hours

Backpack in Europe

Take a homeless person to lunch

Travel alone

Do a color run

Nosh on my first In-N-Out Burger

Go sailing

Learn to cook three good dishes

Go grape-stomping

Eat something unusual

Visit the Pyramids of Giza

Attend a Comic Con

Ride a camel

Ride in a hot air balloon

Ride a donkey

Walk through a lavender field

Ride a horse

Become a yogi

Milk a cow

Milk a goat

Drive on Route 66

Stroll through Procida, Italy

Get a belated Hogwarts acceptance letter

Run a marathon

Walk on the Great Wall of China

Kiss the Blarney Stone

Put a piece of gum on the Market Theater Gum Wall in Seattle

Visit every state in the USA

Go clubbing

Swim in the pink waters of Lake Retba in Senegal

Go to a rave

Swim with a whale shark

See a sunrise and a sunset on the same day

Visit Argentina’s Iguazu Falls

Stand under a waterfall

Have a New Year’s kiss in Times Square

Go to Machu Picchu

Learn to drive a stick shift

Visit the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Go to Burning Man

Have a mud fight

Rock climb

Have a beach bonfire

See a marionette show in Salzburg, Austria

Ride a double-decker bus

See the Eiffel Tower

Visit the Cliffs of Moher

Try escargot

Be an extra in a movie or TV show

Visit the Grand Canyon

Paddle through a medieval town

Go to a music festival

Visit Ground zero

Get a tattoo

Buy the person behind me a coffee


Visit the Louvre

Go to Disneyland

Visit a castle

Go to Disneyland after a few drinks

Go to the Guinness Brewery

Visit Abbey Road

Vist Uluru

Meet a celebrity

Brew my own beer

Hike Yellowstone National Park

Eat pasta in Italy

Get married on every continent

See the electric orange Lake Natron in Tanzania

Eat frog legs, gumbo, and shrimp in the Deep South

Learn archery

Visit a Redwood forest

Ride in a helicopter

Give a commencement speech

Hike the Appalachian Trail

Have tea with Jane Goodall

Make my own wine

Celebrate Carnaval in Tena, Ecuador

Visit Café Tingis in Tangier, Morocco

Behold Chefchaouen in all of its blue glory

See Ouzoud Falls

Visit Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech

Trek the Atlas Mountains

Do something terrifying

Eat crocodile meat

Roadtrip with friends

Jump into a pool fully-clothed

Spend Oktoberfest in Germany

Send a message in a bottle

Take a cooking class

Learn to play one song on the piano

Watch the Olympics in person

Learn to whistle

Ride in a Venetian gondola

Go iceskating at 30 Rockefeller Center

Actually learn to ski

Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef

Become a diplomat

Learn how to play chess

Hike the Pacific Crest Trail

Solve a rubiks cube

Volunteer at a free clinic

Learn to juggle

Cliff dive

Walk on a glacier

Sky dive


Bungee jump off the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Hike Mount Rainier

Hold a koala

Take my parents on the vacation of their dreams

See the tulip fields in the Netherlands during Spring

Learn to ballroom dance

Feed a kangaroo

Learn to knit

Float in the Dead Sea

Build a mini-library

Grow a garden (and actually develop a green thumb…)

Watch a meteor shower

Go to Thailand’s nation-wide water fight

Hike to the top of Haleakalā

Bike Amsterdam

Swim with sharks

Bake a cake from scratch

Do a Polar Plunge

See the Northern Lights

See Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai

Learn to make macarons

Write a book

Walk through Japan’s tunnel of lights

Be in the SNL audience

Learn Spanish

Jump from a waterfall

Become a polyglot (learn four languages)

See the Chicago River dyed green

Fall in love

Have my hair groomed by a macaque

See the canola farms in Luoping, China

Watch a space shuttle launch

Whitewater raft

Plant a tree and watch it grow

Visit Pompeii

Learn to play an instrument

Become a U.S. Ambassador

Spend the night at a haunted house

Visit the Valley of Flowers National Park in India

Crash an extravagant wedding

Ride the London Eye

Witness a solar eclipse

Visit a volcano

Go to a sumo wrestling match

Witness pink moss blossoms in Japan

Try to make a guard laugh at Buckingham Palace

Eat dinner atop the Space Needle

Save a life

Ride a segway

Meet a Giant Panda

Sleep on a trampoline

Pose for a drawing class

See the ceiling at the Sistine Chapel

See a Broadway show


Own a house

See the Nazca Lines in Peru

Pour soap into a fountain

Read all 339 books referenced in Gilmore Girls

Climb Cotopaxi Volcano

Hike through a Cloud Forest

Visit the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

Visit the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech

Do a Global Health Service Partnership

Visit the Tinmel Mosque

Rock a Kasbah

Hike around Quilotoa in Ecuador

Join the Peace Corps



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