Why Have a Bucket List?
You’re sitting in your office feeling all kinds of ‘meh’ about another working week. A bucket list is the kind of fuel to get you through an otherwise dour week. It’s a kind of shopping list of life experiences.
You’ll find both the complete list (1000 Things to do Before You Die) and, underneath that, my list of completed and in progress bucket list items.
If you’d like to see the list broken up into categories, you can read about my bucket list in greater detail in my entry on the subject.
1000 Ideas for Your Bucket List
Feel free to contribute suggestions by using the form below the list.
1000 Things to do Before You Die
- Kiss passionately in the pouring rain
- Get married in Vegas
- Get married and really mean it
- Give a speech at a friend’s wedding
- Climb a mountain
- Swim with whale sharks
- Spend a week camping
- See the northern lights
- Go on safari
- Have a threesome
- Eat dinner with an Italian family in Italy
- Have a beer with one of my heroes
- Live like a king in Dubai
- Go sky-diving
- Take a pretty girl out to dinner and a show on Broadway
- Visit Auschwitz
- Visit Stone Henge
- Publish a novel
- Volunteer abroad
- Go dog-sledding
- Spend a night in a yurt on the Mongolian steppes
- Visit Pripyat
- Celebrate New Year’s in NYC
- Have a White Christmas
- Attend Oktoberfest
- Serenade somebody
- Perform live stand up
- Learn to sail
- Spend ANZAC Day in Gallipoli
- Attend a mass at St. Peter’s
- See Australia play in the FIFA World Cup
- Attend a beach party with a bonfire
- Attend a boat party
- Swim in an isolated canyon or gorge
- Visit Antarctica
- Have a mojito and a cigar in Cuba
- Attend Carnaval in Brazil
- Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
- Explore the Florida Everglades
- Celebrate Diwali in India
- Celebrate Holi in India
- Attend Burning Man
- Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico
- Celebrate Songkran in Thailand
- Finish a half marathon
- Have a whirlwind romance on the road
- See a ping pong show in Thailand
- Learn to Tango in Argentina
- Attend an MLB Game
- See the Pyramids of Giza
- Make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem
- Camp in the Amazon
- Travel with a caravan in the Sahara
- Spend at least a month biking or walking around a country
- Backpack in Australia
- Ride the Trans Siberian from Beijing to Moscow
- Ride in a hot air balloon
- Kayak through the Grand Canyon
- Walk along the Great Wall of China
- Make love to somebody who doesn’t speak my language
- Hike the Inca Trail and explore Machu Picchu
- Go skinny dipping
- Spend a weekend at a Buddhist retreat
- Be in a movie or on TV
- Catch, clean, and cook my own meal
- Build something with my own two hands
- Visit a hash café in Amsterdam
- Visit the Red Light District in Amsterdam
- Spend the night in a haunted location
- Make money busking
- Pack my life into a bag and buy a ticket going anywhere
- Make over $1000 for charity
- Attend a wrestling PPV
- Go to a swingers club
- Visit a nudist beach
- Spend a night in a castle
- Swim in the Mediterranean
- Go spelunking/caving
- Climb an active volcano
- See ice bergs up close
- Jump off a cliff and into the ocean
- Go white water rafting
- See Angel Falls
- See Niagara Falls
- See Victoria Falls
- See Iguazu Falls
- Explore Pompeii
- Visit every European country
- Participate in a Flash Mob
- Visit all of the Wonders of the World
- Get a tattoo
- Visit the 10 Biggest Theme Parks in the World
- Visit Halong Bay
- Explore the Fjordlands National Park on foot
- Visit the Galapagos Islands
- Spend a week on the Grecian coast in a villa
- Visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
- Learn to ski
- Receive oral sex in a public place
- Have sex in a public place
- Start my own business
- Backpack in South America
- Visit Angkor Wat
- Visit Yellowstone
- Visit Yosemite
- Take a gondola ride in Venice
- Be complimented on my body
- Work a wrestling match
- Be in a real fight
- Give a eulogy
- Attend the Full Moon Party in Thailand
- Walk the Kakoda Trail in PNG
- Visit all of the ‘Stans
- Celebrate Chilean Independence Day in Chile
- Attend a 4th of July BBQ
- Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
- Run a race on every inhabited continent
- Score the winning points in a game
- Go on a cruise
- Win money gambling in a casino
- Visit Siberia
- Brew my own beer
- Make my own wine
- Learn to do a standing flip or kip-up
- Shake a world leader’s hand
- Visit Kakadu
- Have an awesome costume for a Zombie Walk
- Attend a Sci-Fi or Comic Convention
- Spend a weekend on a country estate
- Have a romantic evening at an American fair
- Have a child
- Have a debauched boy’s weekend in a country other than my own
- Fly a plane
- See a chart topping band in concert
- Watch every Best Picture Academy Award Winner
- Sleep with somebody way out of my league
- Travel somewhere by river boat
- Tail-gate an American football game
- Eat poutine in Canada
- Have a lover from every continent
- Quit a job in a dramatic way
- Eat only things I cook for a month
- Get a six pack and/or killer biceps
- Have a penpal from another country and meet them
- Have a bar or coffee shop that my friends and I are regulars at
- Learn to light a fire
- Perform an obnoxious karaoke duet with a girlfriend
- Propose to a girl in an over the top way
- Attend the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
- Get rid of my credit card debt
- Ride a horse along the beach
- Overcome my fear of spiders
- Drift dive
- Meet real gypsies
- Eat haggis in Scotland
- Kiss a girl from every country in the world
- Spend a night in a hammock
- Go a month without internet
- Spot a celebrity
- Explore the Ruins of Petra
- Spend time in a war-torn country
- Attend Glastonbury
- Ride a train in India
- Visit the Himalayas
- Explore a Ghost Town
- Be treated like a VIP in a club
- Get a lap dance in a strip club
- See a tornado
- Explore San Francisco
- Go island hopping in the Caribbean
- Paint or sketch somebody’s portrait
- Find an gemstone and turn it into some kind of jewelry
- Attend a country music concert
- Record a song
- Organise and execute a romantic picnic
- Have sex on the beach
- Make a sex tape
- Learn to sing a song in another language
- Go hang-gliding
- Visit Transylvania in Romania
- See Killer Whales in the Wild
- Go wreck-diving
- Participate in a protest
- Swim with dolphins in the wild
- Visit the Killing Fields
- See a meteor shower
- See a solar eclipse
- Go bungee jumping
- Have a drink thrown in my face/be slapped for being a cad
- Have something I do go viral
- Get a kiss from a celebrity
- Be the lead in a play
- Travel by helicopter
- Have a lover 10 years my junior
- Have a lover 10 years my senior
- Witness a tsunami
- Host a ridiculously big party
- Go on a cross-country road trip
- Get PADI Dive Master certified
- Get my driver’s license
- Celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem
- Chop my own firewood
- Scuba dive the Sardine Run
- Hike to Everest Base Camp
- Bike along the Rhine River
- Ride the world’s highest altitude train to Tibet
- Attend the Harbin Ice Festival
- See Hallelujah Avatar Mountain
- Hike through Jiuzhaigou
- Spend Christmas in Lapland
- Rough it in the Arctic
- Scuba dive on every continent
- Boat down the Nile
- Ride the Orient Express
- Pose for a sexy calendar for charity
- Become fluent in another language
- Have my writing published in hard form
- Have something published by Lonely Planet or Frommer’s
- See a tiger in the wild
- See pandas in the wild
- See the Big 5 in the wild
- See a blue whale in the wild
- See a bear in the wild
- See gorillas in the wild
- Harvest my own fruit and bake something with it
- See a geyser erupt
- Visit a genuine tribal village
- Start a travel blog
- Drive a lap in a race car
- Ride the Fremont Street zipline
- Go Christmas caroling
- Fire a gun
- Throw a grenade
- Join the Mile High Club
- Drive across the Nullabor
- Swim with sharks
- Hold a snake
- Bathe in natural hot springs
- Walk the Milford Trek
- Spend a night in an igloo
- Stay in a capsule hotel
- Complete the Monopoly Pub Crawl
- Attend a live polo match
- Attend the Highland Games
- Visit a micronation
- Gamble in Monaco
- Visit the Berlin Wall
- Learn to make pasta in Italy
- Visit Paris
- Make use of the top sheet in a hostel
- Participate in Portland’s Naked Bike Ride
- Participate in the Polar Bear Plunge
- Participate in a sceance
- Cruise the Yangtze River
- See the Terra Cotta Warriors
- Visit all five of China’s Sacred Mountains
- See giant pandas in Sichuan province
- Attend a traditional black tie ball
- Swing dance with somebody
- Have a student contact me and thank me
- See one of my teams win a championship
- Visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
- Meet Stephen King
- Park’ and make out like a teenager
- Go streaking
- Attend a traditional American kegger
- Celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States
- Travel the Silk Road
- See live jazz in Chicago
- Visit every Disney park
- Eat a Philly cheese steak in Philadelphia
- Eat blue crab in Maryland
- Eat gumbo in Louisiana
- Eat clam chowder in the US New England
- Visit Harakuju
- Attend the Manchester Derby or Merseyside Derby
- Learn to give a good full body massage
- Practice yoga in India
- Practice the kama sutra with a beautiful girl
- Attend a service for each of the major religions
- Make pottery to the sound of Unchained Melody
- Trek through the Andes on a donkey
- Visit Easter Island
- Visit Lord Howe Island
- Float in the Dead Sea
- Go rock climbing outside of a gym
- Go wakeboarding
- Go flyboarding
- Scuba dive the Big Blue Hole
- Jump into a fountain fully clothed
- Go Guerilla Camping
- Ride a tandem bike
- Have a two girl threesome
- Publish my poetry
- Try fire walking
- Have a wild weekend in Vegas
- Ride the Maiden of the Mists
- Play a game of full contact American football
- Eat dinner in a five star restaurant
- Stay in a five star hotel
- Snorkel Jellyfish Lake in Palau
- Get a promotion
- Go into low orbit
- Attend a live NFL game
- Attend a live NBA game
- Attend a live ESL game
- Attend a live EPL game
- Attend a live NHL game
- Participate in a Zombie Experience
- Complete the Overland Trek in Cradle Mountain National Park
- Revisit my childhood homes as an adult
- Revisit my childhood vacation spot as an adult
- Complete the Great North Walk
- Achieve a perfect week
- Visit Uluru
- Witness the Great Migration
- Work on a ranch or farm
- Spend a month or more at sea
- Fly First Class
- Visit all seven continents
- Attend a murder mystery dinner
- Go sandboarding
- Visit Shanghai
- Walk through Central Park
- Walk or ride across the Golden Gate Bridge
- Spend some time in a boardwalk town
- Visit the Goonies house in Astoria
- Visit the Grand Canyon
- Visit Zion National Park
- Finish a race
- Attend an NRL game
- Attend an AFL game
- Attend an international cricket match
- Attend an international football match
- Visit Maya Bay
- Visit the Doctor Who Museum
- Visit the Smithsonian
- Swim in a lake
- Visit all 50 US states
- Visit the Gateway Arch in Louisiana
- Travel the Mississipi by riverboat
- Kiss the Blarney Stone
- See the Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula
- Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Visit the Louvre
- See Big Ben
- Visit the Taj Mahal
- Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef
- Pose outside of Buckingham Palace
- See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Eat an authentic Chinese meal in a Chinese home
- Compete in a scavenger hunt
- Go zorbing
- Go zip lining
- Go black water rafting
- Climb a glacier
- Learn how to blow glass
- Try stand up paddle boarding
- Make money from my writing
- Successfully give up something for Lent
- Take a Quokka selfie
- Experience an earthquake
- See a volcanic eruption
- Go snowmobiling
- See the Giants Causeway
- Go on a Lord of the Rings tour in New Zealand
- Search for the Loch Ness Monster
- Spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney
- Visit the Red Square
- Kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower
- Throw a coin in Trevi Fountain
- Learn to surf
- Ride a segway
- Visit Mount Fuji
- Visit Hiroshima
- Attend a traditional tea ceremony
- Ski in the Swiss Alps
- Spend a night in an ice hotel
- See a Cirque de Soleil show
- Teach English in another country
- Invest money in the stock market
- Enter a photography competition
- Spend a night in a tree house
- Visit Mount Rushmore
- Visit the White Cliffs of Dover
- Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
- Attend the ballet
- See Christ the Redeemer
- Visit Ground Zero
- Have a snow fight
- Attend La Tomatina
- Experience a dust storm
- Learn how to milk a cow
- Stand under a waterfall
- See the sun rise and set on the same day
- Ride in a horse and carriage
- Make a snowman
- Roll in a huge pile of leaves
- Receive fan mail
- Attend a high school reunion
- Learn calligraphy
- Publish an eBook
- Try acupuncture
- Have my tarot read
- Give a tarot reading
- Get a professional massage
- Be mistaken for being much younger than I am
- Try sensory deprivation
- Drink milk straight from a coconut
- Witness childbirth
- Visit the Napa Valley and go wine touring
- Eat an insect
- Eat fried tarantula
- Eat sannakji
- Eat drunk shrimp
- Eat balut
- Eat fondue
- Drink real absinthe
- Have a pisco sour in Peru
- Enter a food eating contest
- Perform as a clown at a party
- Play Santa at a party
- See a show in Las Vegas
- Make out at a drive-in movie
- Dance on a bar
- Attend a book signing
- Attend a Renaissance Festival
- Smash a guitar
- See sumo wrestling live
- Find something using a metal detector
- Learn how to curl
- Try skeet shooting
- Play paintball
- Learn how to fence
- Go sledding
- Ride in a tuk tuk
- Ride in a double decker bus
- Help start a festival
- Stand atop a lighthouse
- Have a romantic weekend at a B&B
- Pan for gold/Go fossicking
- Sing for a live audience
- Go stargazing
- Learn to appreciate wine
- Participate in speed dating
- Learn to play a musical instrument
- Live in a different country for a year
- Own a home
- Visit the Colosseum
- Visit the Hagia Sophia
- Visit the top of the Empire State Building
- See Komodo Dragons in the wild
- See a great white shark in the wild
- Attend the Carnival in Venice
- Witness the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival
- Attend Coachella
- Celebrate Chinese New Year in China
- Attend the Boryeong Mud Festival
- Attend the Up Helly Aa Fire Festival
- Witness the Pingxi Lantern Festival
- Go kayaking
- Go kite-surfing
- Attend the Alburquerque Balloon Festival
- Drink and dive at Rick’s Café
- See the tulips in bloom in Holland
- Travel the Karakorum Highway
- Road trip Australia’s east coast
- Ride on the Royal Scotsman
- Raft along the Li River in Yangshuo
- Visit Taiwan
- Visit North Korea
- Hike in Tiger Leaping Gorge
- Party on Ibiza
- Dive Schicheng
- Visit Abu Simbel
- Visit Sossusvlei
- Visit Bora Bora
- Spend a weekend on a desert island
- Climb the Heavenly Stairs
- Walk along the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles
- Ride in an airboat
- Fly in a wingsuit
- Be in a live studio audience
- See a polar bear in the wild
- Boat down the Amazon river
- Attend the Camel Cup in Alice Springs
- Attend the Melbourne Cup
- Participate in the Darwin Beer Regatta or the Henley on Todd Regatta
- Attend a music festival
- Visit the Chapel of Bones
- Visit the Sedlec Ossuary
- Visit St. George’s Church
- Roam the catacombs beneath Paris
- Visit the Hill of Crosses
- Explore Son Doong Cave
- Visit Leap’s Castle
- Visit Kolmanskop
- Visit Tuol Sleng
- Visit the Winchester Mystery House
- Drive Clinton Road
- Visit Meteora
- Explore the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
- See the rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai
- Visit Monument Valley
- Visit the Plitvice Lakes
- See the lavender fields of Provence
- Explore the Batu Caves
- Go ballooning over Cappadocia
- Visit St Basil’s
- Go volcano surfing
- Visit the Forbidden City
- Take a cruise on Milford Sound
- Pamper myself at a spa day
- Attend a holistic retreat
- Sail in a tallship
- Go deep sea fishing
- Go fly-fishing
- Go wind-surfing
- Go parasailing
- Run an obstacle course
- Fly a stunt plane with U Fly Xtreme
- Visit Graceland
- Go tidal bore rafting on the Bay of Fundy
- Eat century eggs
- Drive the Savannah Way
- Try my hand at motorcross
- Look for treasure on Oak Island
- Attend El Classico
- Attend a rugby league game in Papua New Guinea
- Visit the site of the Halifax Explosion
- Ride the ten tallest roller coasters on earth
- Attend a lady boy show
- Visit Ayutthaya
- Visit Angkor Thom
- Visit the oldest manmade structures in Brittany
- Stand beside Hadrian’s Wall
- Visit the Crazy House in Vietnam
- Visit the Lotus Temple
- Run in the Bay to Breakers
- Run in the City 2 Surf
- Run in the Disney half marathon
- Run in an obstacle race (Warrior Run/Tough Mudder etc)
- Run in the Beer Belly Run
- Get my name on a wall for completing a food challenge
- Bathe in the Ganges
- Visit the Boudhanath Stupa
- Visit Bhutan
- Climb up to Tiger’s Nest
- Visit Hue in Vietnam
- Visit Bagan
- Bathe an elephant at the Elephant Nature Park
- Visit the Gion district and experience geisha culture
- Explore Tokyo
- Explore London
- Shop in the Grand Bazaar
- Visit the Sognefjord
- Bathe in a Turkish bathhouse
- Drink a beer at the world’s highest beer garden
- Visit the Acropolis
- Attend the Grand Prix
- Explore Bruges
- See my reflection upon Salar de Uyuni
- Swing at Banos
- Visit the Atacama Desert
- See the Nazca Lines from above
- Eat churassco in Brazil
- Go on a wine tour of France
- Visit the Falkland Islands
- Hike the Torres del Paine
- Walk the El Camino
- Visit Madagascar
- Stay at an all inclusive resort in Mexico
- Climb the Perito Merino Glacier
- Go on a hiking safari
- Attend the Olympic Games
- Attend the Calgary Stampede
- Barter in the Djmaa el Fna
- Go on a canoe safari
- Visit the Bazaruto Archipelago
- Visit Mombasa
- Visit Marrakech
- Visit Cartagena
- Visit Port Arthur
- View the Matterhorn from Zermatt
- Explore Palawan
- Drive Big Sur
- Eat deep dish pizza in Chicago
- Eat sushi in Japan
- Eat kimchi in Korea
- Eat Korean BBQ in Korea
- Drink snake wine
- Eat surstromming
- Drive across the USA
- Drive across Canada
- Drive across China
- Eat real ramen in Japan
- Visit Westminster Abbey
- Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
- Visit Kronenberg Castle
- See the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field
- Visit the Roman Baths in Bath
- Attend Wimbledon
- Attend a State of Origin game
- Experiment with food in the bedroom
- Get kinkg with some BDSM
- Visit La Push Beach
- Attend an Ashes test match
- Boat along the Mekong River
- Visit Ngorogoro Crater
- Cross the Oresund Bridge
- Visit the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Eat a Cornish pasty in Cornwall
- Visit the Zhangye Danxia mountains
- Visit Hitachi Seaside Park during spring
- Go dragon boat racing
- See Mount Roraima
- Bathe in the Sea of Stars
- Stand on Trolltunga
- Visit the Whitsundays
- Walk through Antelope Canyon
- Visit Fingal’s Cave
- Visit Kamchatkha Peninsula
- Visit the Cenotes
- Explore the Mendenhall Caves
- Hike the Oneonta Gorge
- Visit the Watkins Glen National Park
- Swim in the Hamilton Pool
- See Horseshoe Bend
- See Thor’s Well in action
- Visit Savannah
- Visit Glacier National Park
- Surf in Hawaii
- Sleep in an underground hotel
- See the 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road
- Visit the Tasmanian Museum of Old & New Art
- Explore Melbourne
- Go whale-watching
- Walk the Bondi to Coogee
- Ride the Ghan or the Indian Pacific
- Camp in the Snowy Mountains
- Attend the Country Music Festival
- Take the Manly Ferry
- Swim in the Katherine Gorges
- Take a boat down the Murray-Darling
- Camp in the Australian Outback
- See the flowers bloom in the Simpson Desert
- Go to the top of the Burj Khalifa
- Go on a brewery crawl
- Explore Prague
- Explore the Kimberleys
- Cage dive with great white sharks
- Visit Arnhem Land
- Attend a WWE event at Madison Square Garden
- Attend Wrestlemania
- Visit Hofburg Palace
- Visit the Brandenburg Gate
- Explore the World War II tunnels under Dover Castle
- Swim with manatees in the wild
- Visit Kruger National Park
- Attend the Cannes Film Festival
- Attend South by Southwest
- Visit Hell’s Gate National Park
- See the flamingos at Lake Nakuru
- Dine at The Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar
- Go on a cocktail tour of New York City
- Spend the night in an underwater hotel
- Drink at The Clinic Bar
- Drink at Ozone Bar in Hong Kong
- Motorcycle the Cabot Trail
- Take a train across Canada
- Visit Lake Eyre
- See the Three Sisters
- Spend the night in a ryokan
- Visit the Micronesian ruins
- Participate in the Mongol Rally
- Practice falcony
- Practice archery
- Learn how to make good coffee
- Spend a week living like people from another time
- Learn how to sword fight
- Do a keg-stand
- Ride a cable car in San Francisco
- Ride the London Eye
- Visit the Anne Frank Museum
- Go on a ghost tour
- See a play on the West End
- Visit every Australian state
- Get hypnotised
- Dine in the Dark
- Explore a hedge maze
- Visit a haunted house/corn field
- Explore a mirror maze
- Eat Belgian chocolate in Belgium
- Land in a sea plane
- Go indoor sky-diving
- Take a bartending class
- Take a photography class
- Perform a magic trick
- Learn how to pick pockets
- Learn how to play Chess
- Go snowmobiling
- Ride a camel
- Ride an elephant
- Write and perform a song
- Write and share poetry
- Go hunting
- Attend the World Cup
- Attend the Super Bowl
- Celebrate Queen’s Day in the Netherlands
- Visit Singapore
- Visit Dubai
- Visit Hong Kong
- Visit every country
- Smoke legal weed in Colorado
- Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
- Go on a blind date
- Attend a dress up movie or theatre event
- Visit the Game of Thrones sites
- Try a canyon swing
- Make breakfast in bed for a significant other
- Dye Easter eggs
- Stay in a hut on the beach
- Holiday on a house boat
- Visit Jiufen
- Visit the Ghibli Museum
- Start a podcast
- Launch a YouTube channel
- Win something at auction
- Win a bet at the races
- Attend a NASCAR event at Talladega
- Play a round of golf on a PGA tour course
- Attend an F1 event
- Go on a winery tour
- Go on a food crawl
- Ask out a woman I’ve just met
- Go on a police ridealong
- Save a life
- Learn a martial art
- Take obnoxious couple photos
- Start my own magazine
- Fly Business Class
- Take a life drawing class
- Attend a cricket match in India
- Attend Space Camp
- Climb the Stairway to Heaven
- Tackle the Bourbon Trail
- Canoe in the Boundary Waters
- Tour the Biltmore Estate
- Visit an Amish community
- Visit the Titan Missile Museum
- Kayak Long Island Sound
- Scuba dive the Florida Keys
- Go crabbing
- Attend an Anzac Day Dawn Service
- See a redwood in the flesh
- See the Little Mermaid
- Ride a Vespa in Rome
- Attend a Christmas market in Europe
- Ride the Glacier Express
- Visit Lake Bled
- Experience a midnight sun
- Visit the Kremlin
- Visit Tianenman Square
- Hike the Algiers
- Visit the Kigali Memorial Centre
- Be a contestant on a game show
- Visit the Sertar Buddhist Academy
- See the Aurora Australis
- Drink vodka in Russia
- Drink a caipirinha in Brazil
- Drink sangria in Spain
- Drink soju in South Korea
- Drink whisky in Scotland
- Drink sake in Japan
- Drink ouzo in Greece
- Drink tequila in Mexico
- Drink champagne in France
- Attend a champagne breakfast
- Drink schnapse in Germany
- Drink kava in Fiji
- Have a Singapore Sling at Raffles Bar in Singapore
- Drink Guinness in Ireland
- See the Crown Jewels
- Attend a TBEX event
- Visit a Chinese water town
- Spend a night in the Lizzie Borden House
- Visit Luna Park
- Scuba dive The Wall
- Visit Stull, Kansas
- Visit Jejudo
- Attend the Jinju Lantern Festival
- See drift racing in Japan
- Visit the Big Banana
- Visit the Big Pineapple
- Visit the Big Merino
- Visit the Big Sundial
- Visit the Big Lobster
- Visit the Dog on the Tuckerbox
- Get on Google Maps
- Visit Meteor Crater, Arizona
- Visit Wolfe Creek Crater
- Talk my way out of a ticket
- Holiday in the Maldives
- Visit Hampi
- Visit Los Glaciares National Park
- Visit the Cave of the Crystals
- Attend an opera
- Attend a Beijing opera
- Visit Lake Baikal
- Visit the Fairy Pools
- Tag something (graffiti)
- Volunteer abroad after a disaster
- Take a couple photo in the Tunnel of Love
- Dive to the Christ of the Abyss
- Visit the Playa de las Catedrales
- Visit the Gateway to Hell
- Safari on the Okavango Delta
- Visit Sol de Manana
- Visit Namsto
- Eat escargot in France
- Participate in a Colour Run
- Participate in a LARP experience
- Cosplay at a convention
- Visit Karnak
- Visit the Valley of the Kings
- Spend a night in the Burj Al Arab
- Shear a sheep
- Go ice fishing
- Experience a storm while at sea
- Jump off a waterfall
- Get down to my ideal weight
- Go on set for a movie
- Visit the Statue of Liberty
- Visit Times Square
- Drive a porsche
- Drive a ferrari
- Drive a lamborgini
- Witness the Hong Kong Harbour Lights Show
- Visit the D-Day Beaches in Normandy
- Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- Visit Alcatraz
- Visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral
- Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
- Climb Mount Koscuiozko
- Hike in the Daintree Rainforest
- Visit the Stockman’s Hall of Fame
- Visit the Pinnacles in WA
- Attend the Australian Celtic Festival
- Stand at Australia’s northernmost point
- Attend a match at the MCG
- Ride on Puffing Billy
- Attend a comedy festival
- Attend a stand up show
- Take a ride in a jetboat
- Learn to skateboard
- Learn to snowboard
- Attend a 7s or 9s tournament
- Play in a sporting tournament
- See a kiwi in the wild
- See a moose in the wild
- Attend a Royal Rumble
- Attend a Japanese wrestling show
- Attend a lucha wrestling show
- Attend an indy wrestling show
- Design and produce my own board/card game
- Design and publish my own RPG
- Get paid to act
- See a show at the Opera House
- Eat a meal at a Michelen star rated restaurant
- Attend a cocktail party
- Eat Mexican food in Mexico
- Ride in a rickshaw
- Play laser tag
- Win a championship with a team
- Complete a Bachelor’s Degree
- Complete a Master’s Degree
- Work behind a bar
- Work in hospitality
- Work in retail
- Work in a call centre
- Work in an office
- Work in tourism
- Work in construction
- Attend the Commonwealth Games
- Attend the NRL Grand Final
- Attend a West Ham game
- Eat Beijing duck in Beijing
- Go caravaning around a country
- Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Visit Universal Studios
- View hipsters in their natural habitat
- Become an uncle
- Become a grandparent
- Become a godparent
- Foster a child in need
- Sponsor a child
- Participate in an event to raise money for charity
- Stream myself gaming on Twitch TV
- Have a charicature of me drawn
- Pose for a life drawing class
- Have professional photos taken of me
- Have sex so many times in one day that it hurts
- Have sex in a room other than the bedroom
- Have sex in the back seat
- Have an article published in a newspaper or magazine
- See a ghost
- See a UFO
- Explore the Scottish Highlands
- Visit the Sea of Trees
- Visit the Black Forest
- Explore the Olympic National park
- Visit a sauna
- Jump into a frozen lake
- Visit Alcazar
- Go ice skating
- Visit Mont Saint-Michel
- Visit the Alhambra
- Visit Ephesus
- Climb to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Visit the Blue Mosque
- Visit Capitol Hill
- Go to a techno club in Berlin
- Make a kick ass care package
- Ring in New Year’s with a kiss
- Woo a girl on the dancefloor
- Play spin the bottle
- Win a game of beer pong
- Sell a photo/Get paid to take photos
- Save an animal’s life
- Spend Christmas abroad
- Jump off a boat and into the water
- Tube down a river
- Climb Mount Rainier
- Ride all 17 coasters at Cedar Point
- Visit the Kennedy Space Centre
- Drink tungpa in Nepal
- Drink airag in Mongolia
- Drink elephant dung coffee in Cambodia
- Drink tea in India
- Eat only bacon products for a day
- Drink dugh in Afghanistan
- Celebrate 420 in Amsterdam
- Drink banana gin in Uganda
- Have a sundowner in South Africa
- Cook a three or more course meal for people
- Hold a fancy dinner party
- Visit the Indian Sculpture Park
- Attend the Henley-on-Todd Regata
- Visit the Titanic Museum in Belfast
- Go on an archaeological dig
- Be super cheesy on Valentine’s Day
- Visit the San Diego Zoo
- Take a yoga class somewhere beautiful
- Cross the intersection at Abbey Road
- Be front row for a concert
- Go horseback riding
- Attend a boxing match
- Solve a rubix cube
- See the whirling dervishes
- See the Sistine Chapel
- Visit the Wailing Wall
- Eat blowfish
- Visit the Blue Grotto
- Visit Ferrari World
- Go skiing in Dubai
- Attend the Stanley Cup final
- Get my body painted
- Travel with my little brother
- Attend the UEFA Champions League Final
- Attend the Rugby Union World Cup
- Attend the Rugby League World Cup
- Safari on the Serengeti
- Receive a love letter
- Photograph somebody in the nude
- Go on a pub crawl
- Stay in a hostel
- Go on a press trip
- Travel with all of my family members
- Ride in a limo
- Attend the Edinburgh Tattoo
- Learn to square dance
- Attend the Mass Games in North Korea
- Have an academic article published
- Sit on a jury
- Catch a ball at a baseball or cricket match
- Ride on a bull machine
- Coach a sports team
- Be in a musical
- Holiday in a seaside or lakeside cottage
- Kiss somebody under mistletoe
- Perform a (hopefully) sexy strip tease
- Get picked up at the airport by somebody with my name on a sign
- Go glamping
- Go hot tubbing in the cold
- Ride in a submarine
- Successfully complete NANOWRIMO
- See the underground river at Puerto Princesa
- Go on a date with a girl from every US state
Completed & In Progress
1 – Kiss passionately in the pouring rain. Achieved July 4th, 2014.
4 – Give a speech at a good friend’s wedding. Achieved May 24th, 2014.
6 – Swim with whale sharks. Achieved February 16th, 2014.
10 – Have a threesome. A gentleman never tells.
16 – Take a pretty girl out for dinner and a show on Broadway. Achieved July 13th, 2012.
17 – Visit Stone Henge. Achieved May 21st, 2014.
34 – Swim in an isolated canyon or gorge. Achieved February 8th, 2014.
40 – Explore the Florida Everglades. Achieved July 5th. 2012.
47 – See a ping pong show in Thailand. Achieved February 18th, 2013.
49 – Attend a live Major League Baseball Game. Achieved August 2nd, 2012.
57 – Ride in a hot air balloon. Achieved March 5th. 2015.
59 – Hike along the Great Wall of China. Achieved June 2nd, 2015.
62 – Go skinny dipping. Achieved September 3rd, 2016.
72 – Make over $1000 for a charity. Achieved February 15th, 2013.
73 – Attend a professional wrestling PPV. Achieved July 8th, 2012.
82 – Go white water rafting. Achieved February 15th, 2013.
99 – Receive oral sex in a public place. A gentleman never tells.
101 – Start my own business. Achieved May 8th, 2015.
103 – Visit Angkor Wat. Achieved February 22nd, 2013.
105 – Visit Yosemite National Park. Achieved July 13th, 2012.
109 – Be in a real fight. Achieved April 20th, 2014.
137 – Travel somewhere by river-boat. Achieved February 23rd, 2013.
145 – Have a bar or cafe that my friends and I are regulars at. Achieved in China, 2012-14.
147 – Perform an obnoxious karaoke duet with a significant other. Achieved January 2013.
150 – Get rid of my credit card debt. Achieved September 2013.
155 – Eat haggis in Scotland. Achieved May 26th, 2014.
159 – Spot a celebrity in public. Achieved April, 2010.
167 – Get a lap dance in a strip club. Achieved January 14th, 2012.
169 – Explore San Francisco. Achieved July 27th/28th, 2012.
186 – Visit the Killing Fields in Cambodia. Achieved February 20th, 2013.
203 – Chop my own firewood. Achieved August 11th, 2014.
210 – Hike through Jiuzhai Valley National Park in Sichuan. Achieved May, 2013.
217 – Pose for a sexy calendar for charity. Achieved November 5th, 2012.
218 – Have my writing published in hard form. Achieved September, 2005.
222 – See the ‘Big 5’ in the Wild. Achieved November 25th, 2014.
224 – See a bear in the wild. Achieved July 13th, 2012.
229 – Start a travel blog. Achieved October 20th, 2010.
233 – Fire a gun. Achieved with an AK-47 on February 20th, 2013.
236 – Couchsurf. Achieved June 29th, 2012.
239 – Swim with sharks. Achieved March 2nd, 2015.
244 – Stay in a capsule hotel. Achieved May 30th, 2015.
255 – See the Giant Pandas in Sichuan, China. Achieved in May, 2013.
263 – Have a student contact me and thank me. Achieved May 10th, 2015.
267 – Park and make out like a teenager. Achieved September 25th, 2009.
274 – Eat Philly Cheese Steak in Philadelphia. Achieved July 14th, 2012.
275 – Eat blue crab in Maryland. Achieved July 2nd, 2012.
284 – Make pottery while listening to Unchained Melody. Achieved February 21st, 2013.
291 – Go flyboarding. Achieved March 3rd, 2015.
295 – Ride a tandem bike. Achieved July 15th, 2012.
303 – Stay in a five star hotel. Achieved November 25th, 2014.
305 – Get a promotion. Achieved July 20, 2010.
319 – Witness the Great Migration. Achieved September 23rd, 2015.
326 – Go sandboarding. Achieved June 17th, 2015.
327 – Visit Shanghai. Achieved June 29th, 2012.
328 – Walk through Central Park. Achieved July 15th, 2012.
329 – Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Achieved July 28th, 2012.
330 – Spend some time in a boardwalk town. Achieved Jule 12th. 2012.
331 – Visit the Goonies house in Astoria. Achieved October 10th, 2009.
332 – Visit the Grand Canyon. Achieved October, 2009.
334 – Finish a race. Achieved in the Manly Fun Run, May 2010.
335 – Attend an NRL game. Achieved October 2003.
337 – Attend an international cricket match. Achieved at South Africa v Australia, December 2005.
338 – Attend an international football match. Achieved at South Korea v Turkmenistan, February 2008.
339 – Visit Maya Bay. Achieved February 7th, 2013.
341 – Visit the Smithsonian. Achieved July 10th, 2012.
342 – Swim in a lake. Achieved September 25th, 2009.
348 – Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Achieved October 16th, 2010.
350 – See Big Ben. Achieved May 20th, 2014.
352 – Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef. Achieved September, 2010.
356 – Compete in a Scavenger Hunt. Achieved September, 2011.
357 – Go zorbing. Achieved December 26th, 2010.
358 – Go ziplining. Achieved December 22nd, 2010.
359 – Go black water rafting. Achieved December 27th, 2010.
360 – Climb a glacier. Achieved December 23rd, 2010.
362 – Try stand up paddle boarding. Achieved November, 2011.
363 – Make money from my writing. Achieved November, 2010.
371 – Search for the Loch Ness Monster. Achieved May 28th, 2014.
372 – Spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Achieved December 31st, 2011.
376 – Learn to surf. Achieved October 18th, 2010.
380 – Attend a traditional tea ceremony. Achieved October 11th, 2012.
384 – Teach English in another country. Achieved November 22nd, 2007.
398 – Stand under a waterfall. Achieved February 9th, 2014.
403 – Receive fan mail. Achieved June, 2014.
404 – Attend my high school reunion. Achieved November 11th, 2011.
408 – Have my tarot read. Achieved December 26th, 2010.
410 – Get a professional massage. Achieved December 2nd, 2013.
411 – Be mistaken for being much younger than I am. Achieved March, 2015.
413 – Drink milk straight from a coconut. Achieved February 2nd, 2014.
414 – Witness childbirth. Achieved September 11th, 1999.
416 – Eat an insect. Achieved October 20th, 2009.
419 – Eat drunk shrimp. Achieved September 19th, 2012.
422. Drink real absinthe. Achieved June 6th, 2015.
426 – Play Santa Claus at a party. Achieved December 20th, 2012.
427 – See a show in Las Vegas. Achieved October 26th, 2009.
436 – Try skeet shooting. Achieved March 4th, 2015.
437 – Play paintball. Achieved May 23rd, 2014.
440 – Ride in a tuk tuk. Achieved February 2013.
441 – Ride in a double decker bus. Achieved May 27th, 2014.
445 – Pan for gold. Achieved in 1993.
447 – Spend a night under the stars. Achieved June 7th, 2015.
448 – Learn to appreciate wine. Achieved October, 2014.
449 – Participate in speed dating. Achieved February 14th, 2012.
451 – Live in a different country for a year. Achieved November 20th, 2008.
462 – Attend the Boryeong Mud Festival. Achieved July 5th, 2008.
465 – Go kayaking. Achieved June 20th, 2010.
470 – Travel the Karakoram Highway. Achieved May, 2012.
480 – Visit Sossusvlei. Achieved June 8th, 2015.
502 – Visit S21/Tuol Sleng. Achieved February 19th, 2013.
516 – Take a cruise on Milford Sound. Achieved December 19th, 2010.
523 – Go parasailing. Achieved July 20th, 2008.,
524 – Run an obstacle course. Achieved February 10th, 2013.
536 – Attend a lady boy show. Achieved February 13th, 2013.
538 – Visit Angkor Thom. Achieved February 22nd, 2013.
544 – Run the City 2 Surf. Achieved August, 2010.
558 – Explore London. Achieved May 20th, 2014.
589 – Explore Palawan. Achieved February 9th, 2014.
590 – Drive Big Sur. Achieved July 29th, 2012.
591 – Eat deep dish pizza in Chicago. Achieved August 4th, 2012.
593 – Eat kimchi in South Korea. Achieved December, 2007.
594 – Eat Korean BBQ in South Korea. Achieved December, 2007.
605 – Visit the Roman Baths in Bath. Achieved May 21st, 2014.
608 – Experiment with food in the bedroom. Achieved in December, 2003.
613 – Visit Ngorogoro Crater. Achieved November 27th, 2014.
637 – Spend a night in an underground hotel. Achieved 1991.
641 – Go whale watching. Achieved November, 2011.
646 – Take the Manly Ferry. Achieved November, 2007.
649 – Camp in the Australian Outback. Achieved 1989.
652 – Go on a brewery crawl. Achieved October, 2009.
676 – See the Three Sisters. Achieved in 1997.
689 – Go on a ghost tour. Achieved in August, 2011.
691 – See a play on West End. Achieved May 30th, 2014.
694 – Explore a hedge maze. Achieved July, 2009.
695 – Visit a haunted house or cornfield at Halloween. Achieved October, 2009.
696 – Explore a mirror maze. Achieved July 27th, 2012.
701 – Take a photography class. Achieved December 2nd, 2010.
706 – Ride a camel. Achieved in 1988.
707 – Ride an elephant. Achieved February, 2013.
714 – Visit Singapore. Achieved October 24th, 2015.
715 – Visit Dubai. Achieved March 1st, 2015.
717 – Go on a winery tour. Achieved October 18th, 2014.
727 – Holiday in a houseboat. Achieved December 5th, 2015.
743 – Take obnoxious couple photos in a photo booth. Achieved in April, 2009.
745 – Fly business class. Achieved March 7th, 2015.
759 – See a redwood in the flesh (bark?). Achieved July 14th, 2012.
769 – Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Achieved September 19th, 2015.
776 – Drink soju in South Korea. Achieved in December, 2007.
777 – Drink Scotch whiskey in Scotland. Achieved May 28th, 2014.
782 – Attend a champagne breakfast. Achieved November, 2001.
784 – Drink kava in Fiji. Achieved December 30th, 2010.
715 – Drink a Singapore Sling at Raffles in Singapore. Achieved October 25th, 2015.
787 – See the Crown Jewels. Achieved May 30th, 2014.
788 – Attend a TBEX event. Achieved October 18, 2015.
794 – Visit Jejudo. Achieved July, 2009.
795 – Attend the Jinju Lantern Festival. Achieved October 17th, 2013.
797 – Visit the Big Banana. Achieved January 29th, 2015.
798 – Visit the Big Pineapple. Achieved September, 2000.
838 – Visit Times Square. Achieved July 14th, 2012.
852 – Attend the Australian Celtic Festival. Achieved May 2nd, 2015.
857 – Attend a stand up show. Achieved August, 2011.
858 – Take a ride in a jetboat. Achieved July 27th, 2012.
862 – Play in a sporting tournament. Achieved October 28th, 2013.
868 – Attend an indy wrestling show. Achieved 2005.
874 – Attend a cocktail party. Achieved 2002.
877 – Play laser tag. Achieved March 17th, 2013.
878 – Win a championship with a team. Achieved 2001.
879 – Complete a Bachelor’s Degree. Achieved 2004.
882 – Work in hospitality. Achieved 2006.
883 – Work in retail. Achieved 2005.
884 – Work in a call centre. Achieved 2010.
885 – Work in an office. Achieved 2015.
886 – Work in tourism. Achieved 2015.
891 – Eat Beijing duck in Beijing. Achieved June 2nd, 2015.
896 – Become an uncle. Achieved 2011.
898 – Become a godparent. Achieved 1999.
903 – Have a caricature of myself drawn. Achieved July 14th, 2012.
906 – Have sex so many times in a day it hurts. A gentleman never tells.
907 – Have sex in a room other than the bedroom. A gentleman never tells.
908 – Have sex in the back seat. A gentleman never tells.
911 – See a UFO. Achieved 1996.
916 – Visit a sauna. Achieved August 15th, 2012.
919 – Go ice skating. Achieved July, 2011.
923 – Climb to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Achieved May 20th, 2014.
925 – Visit Capitol Hill. Achieved July 10th, 2012.
928 – Ring in New Year’s with a kiss. Achieved December 31st, 2012.
929 – Woo a girl on the dancefloor. Achieved May, 2014.
930 – Play Spin the Bottle. Achieved 2002.
931 – Win a game of beer pong. Achieved March 7th, 2011.
934 – Spend Christmas abroad. Achieved December 25th, 2012.
935 – Jump off a boat and into the water. Achieved February, 2013.
947 – Drink banana beer in Uganda. Achieved September 19th, 2015.
957 – Take a yoga class somewhere beautiful. Achieved March 5th, 2015.
960 – Go horseback riding. Achieved 1995.
977 – Receive a love letter. Achieved 2007.
978 – Photograph somebody in the nude. A gentleman never tells.
979 – Go on a pub crawl. Achieved October, 2013.
980 – Stay in a hostel. Achieved November, 2010.
981 – Go on a press trip. Achieved October, 2014.
982 – Travel with all of my family members. Achieved March 2008 – February 2014.
983 – Ride in a limo. Achieved August 24th, 2014.
990 – Ride a bull machine. Achieved March, 2011.
996 – Get picked up from the airport by somebody holding a sign. Achieved November, 2008.
997 – Go glamping. Achieved July 17th, 2015.
998 – Go hot tubbing in the cold. Achieved October, 2009.
88 – Visit every European country
One down (United Kingdom). 55 to go.
92 – Visit the world’s 10 largest theme parks
- Disney World, USA
- Tokyo Disneyland, Japan
- Tokyo DisneySea, Japan
- Universal Studios, Japan
- Universal Studios, USA
- Ocean Park, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Disney, Hong Kong
- Lotte World, South Korea
Everland, South Korea
117 – Run a race on every inhabited continent
Australia (City 2 Surf)
- North America
- South America
140 – Have a lover from every continent
Europe Asia Oceania North America Africa
- South America
156 – Kiss a girl from every country in the world
Fourteen down. 176 to go. I’m gonna need some chapstick…
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- South Korea
213 – Scuba dive on every continent
Australia (Great Barrier Reef) Asia (El Nido)
- North America
- South America
273 – Visit every one of the Disney theme parks
Disneyland, California Disney World, Florida
- Tokyo Disney, Japan
- Disneyland Paris, France
- Hong Kong Disney, Hong Kong
- Shanghai Disney, China
314 – Revisit my childhood homes as an adult
315 – Revisit my childhood vacation spots as an adult
- Bribie Island
- Ocean Shores
- Carnarvon Gorge
- Lake Menindee
323 – Visit all seven continents
Australia Asia Africa Europe North America
- South America
343 – Visit all 50 US States
13 down. 37 to go.
- New York
- New Jersey
535 – Ride the 10 tallest roller coasters in the world
- Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure, USA
- Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point, USA
- Superman: Escape from Krypton, Six Flags Magic Mountain, USA
Tower of Terror, Dreamworld, Australia
- Fury 325, Carowinds, USA
- Steel Dragon 2000, Nagashima Spa Land, Japan
- Millennium Force, Cedar Point, USA
- Leviathan, Canada’s Wonderland, Canada
Intimidator 305, King’s Dominion, USA
- Thunder Dolphin, Tokyo Dome City Attractions, Japan
691 – Visit every Australian state and territory
New South Wales Queensland South Australia
Australian Capital Territory
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory
717 – Visit every country
14 down. 176 to go.
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United States
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
1002 – Go on a date with a girl from every US state
11 down. 39 to go!
- New York
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