Bucket List – 1000 Things to do Before You Die

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.

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1000 Things to do Before You Die



  1. Kiss passionately in the pouring rain

  2. Get married in Vegas

  3. Get married and really mean it

  4. Give a speech at a friend’s wedding

  5. Climb a mountain

  6. Swim with whale sharks

  7. Spend a week camping

  8. See the northern lights

  9. Go on safari

  10. Have a threesome

  11. Eat dinner with an Italian family in Italy

  12. Have a beer with one of my heroes

  13. Live like a king in Dubai

  14. Go sky-diving

  15. Take a pretty girl out to dinner and a show on Broadway

  16. Visit Auschwitz

  17. Visit Stone Henge

  18. Publish a novel

  19. Volunteer abroad

  20. Go dog-sledding

  21. Spend a night in a yurt on the Mongolian steppes

  22. Visit Pripyat

  23. Celebrate New Year’s in NYC

  24. Have a White Christmas

  25. Attend Oktoberfest

  26. Serenade somebody

  27. Perform live stand up

  28. Learn to sail

  29. Spend ANZAC Day in Gallipoli

  30. Attend a mass at St. Peter’s

  31. See Australia play in the FIFA World Cup

  32. Attend a beach party with a bonfire

  33. Attend a boat party

  34. Swim in an isolated canyon or gorge

  35. Visit Antarctica

  36. Have a mojito and a cigar in Cuba

  37. Attend Carnaval in Brazil

  38. Attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans

  39. Explore the Florida Everglades

  40. Celebrate Diwali in India

  41. Celebrate Holi in India

  42. Attend Burning Man

  43. Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico

  44. Celebrate Songkran in Thailand

  45. Finish a half marathon

  46. Have a whirlwind romance on the road

  47. See a ping pong show in Thailand

  48. Learn to Tango in Argentina

  49. Attend an MLB Game

  50. See the Pyramids of Giza

  51. Make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  52. Camp in the Amazon

  53. Travel with a caravan in the Sahara

  54. Spend at least a month biking or walking around a country

  55. Backpack in Australia

  56. Ride the Trans Siberian from Beijing to Moscow

  57. Ride in a hot air balloon

  58. Kayak through the Grand Canyon

  59. Walk along the Great Wall of China

  60. Make love to somebody who doesn’t speak my language

  61. Hike the Inca Trail and explore Machu Picchu

  62. Go skinny dipping

  63. Spend a weekend at a Buddhist retreat

  64. Be in a movie or on TV

  65. Catch, clean, and cook my own meal

  66. Build something with my own two hands

  67. Visit a hash café in Amsterdam

  68. Visit the Red Light District in Amsterdam

  69. Spend the night in a haunted location

  70. Make money busking

  71. Pack my life into a bag and buy a ticket going anywhere

  72. Make over $1000 for charity

  73. Attend a wrestling PPV

  74. Go to a swingers club

  75. Visit a nudist beach

  76. Spend a night in a castle

  77. Swim in the Mediterranean

  78. Go spelunking/caving

  79. Climb an active volcano

  80. See ice bergs up close

  81. Jump off a cliff and into the ocean

  82. Go white water rafting

  83. See Angel Falls

  84. See Niagara Falls

  85. See Victoria Falls

  86. See Iguazu Falls

  87. Explore Pompeii

  88. Visit every European country

  89. Participate in a Flash Mob

  90. Visit all of the Wonders of the World

  91. Get a tattoo

  92. Visit the 10 Biggest Theme Parks in the World

  93. Visit Halong Bay

  94. Explore the Fjordlands National Park on foot

  95. Visit the Galapagos Islands

  96. Spend a week on the Grecian coast in a villa

  97. Visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

  98. Learn to ski

  99. Receive oral sex in a public place

  100. Have sex in a public place

  101. Start my own business

  102. Backpack in South America

  103. Visit Angkor Wat

  104. Visit Yellowstone

  105. Visit Yosemite

  106. Take a gondola ride in Venice

  107. Be complimented on my body

  108. Work a wrestling match

  109. Be in a real fight

  110. Give a eulogy

  111. Attend the Full Moon Party in Thailand

  112. Walk the Kakoda Trail in PNG

  113. Visit all of the ‘Stans

  114. Celebrate Chilean Independence Day in Chile

  115. Attend a 4th of July BBQ

  116. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

  117. Run a race on every inhabited continent

  118. Score the winning points in a game

  119. Go on a cruise

  120. Win money gambling in a casino

  121. Visit Siberia

  122. Brew my own beer

  123. Make my own wine

  124. Learn to do a standing flip or kip-up

  125. Shake a world leader’s hand

  126. Visit Kakadu

  127. Have an awesome costume for a Zombie Walk

  128. Attend a Sci-Fi or Comic Convention

  129. Spend a weekend on a country estate

  130. Have a romantic evening at an American fair

  131. Have a child

  132. Have a debauched boy’s weekend in a country other than my own

  133. Fly a plane

  134. See a chart topping band in concert

  135. Watch every Best Picture Academy Award Winner

  136. Sleep with somebody way out of my league

  137. Travel somewhere by river boat

  138. Tail-gate an American football game

  139. Eat poutine in Canada

  140. Have a lover from every continent

  141. Quit a job in a dramatic way

  142. Eat only things I cook for a month

  143. Get a six pack and/or killer biceps

  144. Have a penpal from another country and meet them

  145. Have a bar or coffee shop that my friends and I are regulars at

  146. Learn to light a fire

  147. Perform an obnoxious karaoke duet with a girlfriend

  148. Propose to a girl in an over the top way

  149. Attend the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

  150. Get rid of my credit card debt

  151. Ride a horse along the beach

  152. Overcome my fear of spiders

  153. Drift dive

  154. Meet real gypsies

  155. Eat haggis in Scotland

  156. Kiss a girl from every country in the world

  157. Spend a night in a hammock

  158. Go a month without internet

  159. Spot a celebrity

  160. Explore the Ruins of Petra

  161. Spend time in a war-torn country

  162. Attend Glastonbury

  163. Ride a train in India

  164. Visit the Himalayas

  165. Explore a Ghost Town

  166. Be treated like a VIP in a club

  167. Get a lap dance in a strip club

  168. See a tornado

  169. Explore San Francisco

  170. Go island hopping in the Caribbean

  171. Paint or sketch somebody’s portrait

  172. Find an gemstone and turn it into some kind of jewelry

  173. Attend a country music concert

  174. Record a song

  175. Organise and execute a romantic picnic

  176. Have sex on the beach

  177. Make a sex tape

  178. Learn to sing a song in another language

  179. Go hang-gliding

  180. Visit Transylvania in Romania

  181. Twins

  182. See Killer Whales in the Wild

  183. Go wreck-diving

  184. Participate in a protest

  185. Swim with dolphins in the wild

  186. Visit the Killing Fields

  187. See a meteor shower

  188. See a solar eclipse

  189. Go bungee jumping

  190. Have a drink thrown in my face/be slapped for being a cad

  191. Have something I do go viral

  192. Get a kiss from a celebrity

  193. Be the lead in a play

  194. Travel by helicopter

  195. Have a lover 10 years my junior

  196. Have a lover 10 years my senior

  197. Witness a tsunami

  198. Host a ridiculously big party

  199. Go on a cross-country road trip

  200. Get PADI Dive Master certified

  201. Get my driver’s license

  202. Celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem

  203. Chop my own firewood

  204. Scuba dive the Sardine Run

  205. Hike to Everest Base Camp

  206. Bike along the Rhine River

  207. Ride the world’s highest altitude train to Tibet

  208. Attend the Harbin Ice Festival

  209. See Hallelujah Avatar Mountain

  210. Hike through Jiuzhaigou

  211. Spend Christmas in Lapland

  212. Rough it in the Arctic

  213. Scuba dive on every continent

  214. Boat down the Nile

  215. Ride the Orient Express

  216. Pose for a sexy calendar for charity

  217. Become fluent in another language

  218. Have my writing published in hard form

  219. Have something published by Lonely Planet or Frommer’s

  220. See a tiger in the wild

  221. See pandas in the wild

  222. See the Big 5 in the wild

  223. See a blue whale in the wild

  224. See a bear in the wild

  225. See gorillas in the wild

  226. Harvest my own fruit and bake something with it

  227. See a geyser erupt

  228. Visit a genuine tribal village

  229. Start a travel blog

  230. Drive a lap in a race car

  231. Ride the Fremont Street zipline

  232. Go Christmas caroling

  233. Fire a gun

  234. Throw a grenade

  235. Join the Mile High Club

  236. Couchsurf

  237. Paratroop

  238. Drive across the Nullabor

  239. Swim with sharks

  240. Hold a snake

  241. Bathe in natural hot springs

  242. Walk the Milford Trek

  243. Spend a night in an igloo

  244. Stay in a capsule hotel

  245. Complete the Monopoly Pub Crawl

  246. Attend a live polo match

  247. Attend the Highland Games

  248. Visit a micronation

  249. Gamble in Monaco

  250. Visit the Berlin Wall

  251. Learn to make pasta in Italy

  252. Visit Paris

  253. Make use of the top sheet in a hostel

  254. Participate in Portland’s Naked Bike Ride

  255. Participate in the Polar Bear Plunge

  256. Participate in a sceance

  257. Cruise the Yangtze River

  258. See the Terra Cotta Warriors

  259. Visit all five of China’s Sacred Mountains

  260. See giant pandas in Sichuan province

  261. Attend a traditional black tie ball

  262. Swing dance with somebody

  263. Have a student contact me and thank me

  264. See one of my teams win a championship

  265. Visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

  266. Meet Stephen King

  267. Park’ and make out like a teenager

  268. Go streaking

  269. Attend a traditional American kegger

  270. Celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States

  271. Travel the Silk Road

  272. See live jazz in Chicago

  273. Visit every Disney park

  274. Eat a Philly cheese steak in Philadelphia

  275. Eat blue crab in Maryland

  276. Eat gumbo in Louisiana

  277. Eat clam chowder in the US New England

  278. Visit Harakuju

  279. Attend the Manchester Derby or Merseyside Derby

  280. Learn to give a good full body massage

  281. Practice yoga in India

  282. Practice the kama sutra with a beautiful girl

  283. Attend a service for each of the major religions

  284. Make pottery to the sound of Unchained Melody

  285. Trek through the Andes on a donkey

  286. Visit Easter Island

  287. Visit Lord Howe Island

  288. Float in the Dead Sea

  289. Go rock climbing outside of a gym

  290. Go wakeboarding

  291. Go flyboarding

  292. Scuba dive the Big Blue Hole

  293. Jump into a fountain fully clothed

  294. Go Guerilla Camping

  295. Ride a tandem bike

  296. Have a two girl threesome

  297. Publish my poetry

  298. Try fire walking

  299. Have a wild weekend in Vegas

  300. Ride the Maiden of the Mists

  301. Play a game of full contact American football

  302. Eat dinner in a five star restaurant

  303. Stay in a five star hotel

  304. Snorkel Jellyfish Lake in Palau

  305. Get a promotion

  306. Go into low orbit

  307. Attend a live NFL game

  308. Attend a live NBA game

  309. Attend a live ESL game

  310. Attend a live EPL game

  311. Attend a live NHL game

  312. Participate in a Zombie Experience

  313. Complete the Overland Trek in Cradle Mountain National Park

  314. Revisit my childhood homes as an adult

  315. Revisit my childhood vacation spot as an adult

  316. Complete the Great North Walk

  317. Achieve a perfect week

  318. Visit Uluru

  319. Witness the Great Migration

  320. Work on a ranch or farm

  321. Spend a month or more at sea

  322. Fly First Class

  323. Visit all seven continents

  324. Attend a murder mystery dinner

  325. Abseil

  326. Go sandboarding

  327. Visit Shanghai

  328. Walk through Central Park

  329. Walk or ride across the Golden Gate Bridge

  330. Spend some time in a boardwalk town

  331. Visit the Goonies house in Astoria

  332. Visit the Grand Canyon

  333. Visit Zion National Park

  334. Finish a race

  335. Attend an NRL game

  336. Attend an AFL game

  337. Attend an international cricket match

  338. Attend an international football match

  339. Visit Maya Bay

  340. Visit the Doctor Who Museum

  341. Visit the Smithsonian

  342. Swim in a lake

  343. Visit all 50 US states

  344. Visit the Gateway Arch in Louisiana

  345. Travel the Mississipi by riverboat

  346. Kiss the Blarney Stone

  347. See the Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula

  348. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

  349. Visit the Louvre

  350. See Big Ben

  351. Visit the Taj Mahal

  352. Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef

  353. Pose outside of Buckingham Palace

  354. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

  355. Eat an authentic Chinese meal in a Chinese home

  356. Compete in a scavenger hunt

  357. Go zorbing

  358. Go zip lining

  359. Go black water rafting

  360. Climb a glacier

  361. Learn how to blow glass

  362. Try stand up paddle boarding

  363. Make money from my writing

  364. Successfully give up something for Lent

  365. Take a Quokka selfie

  366. Experience an earthquake

  367. See a volcanic eruption

  368. Go snowmobiling

  369. See the Giants Causeway

  370. Go on a Lord of the Rings tour in New Zealand

  371. Search for the Loch Ness Monster

  372. Spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney

  373. Visit the Red Square

  374. Kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower

  375. Throw a coin in Trevi Fountain

  376. Learn to surf

  377. Ride a segway

  378. Visit Mount Fuji

  379. Visit Hiroshima

  380. Attend a traditional tea ceremony

  381. Ski in the Swiss Alps

  382. Spend a night in an ice hotel

  383. See a Cirque de Soleil show

  384. Teach English in another country

  385. Invest money in the stock market

  386. Enter a photography competition

  387. Spend a night in a tree house

  388. Visit Mount Rushmore

  389. Visit the White Cliffs of Dover

  390. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

  391. Attend the ballet

  392. See Christ the Redeemer

  393. Visit Ground Zero

  394. Have a snow fight

  395. Attend La Tomatina

  396. Experience a dust storm

  397. Learn how to milk a cow

  398. Stand under a waterfall

  399. See the sun rise and set on the same day

  400. Ride in a horse and carriage

  401. Make a snowman

  402. Roll in a huge pile of leaves

  403. Receive fan mail

  404. Attend a high school reunion

  405. Learn calligraphy

  406. Publish an eBook

  407. Try acupuncture

  408. Have my tarot read

  409. Give a tarot reading

  410. Get a professional massage

  411. Be mistaken for being much younger than I am

  412. Try sensory deprivation

  413. Drink milk straight from a coconut

  414. Witness childbirth

  415. Visit the Napa Valley and go wine touring

  416. Eat an insect

  417. Eat fried tarantula

  418. Eat sannakji

  419. Eat drunk shrimp

  420. Eat balut

  421. Eat fondue

  422. Drink real absinthe

  423. Have a pisco sour in Peru

  424. Enter a food eating contest

  425. Perform as a clown at a party

  426. Play Santa at a party

  427. See a show in Las Vegas

  428. Make out at a drive-in movie

  429. Dance on a bar

  430. Attend a book signing

  431. Attend a Renaissance Festival

  432. Smash a guitar

  433. See sumo wrestling live

  434. Find something using a metal detector

  435. Learn how to curl

  436. Try skeet shooting

  437. Play paintball

  438. Learn how to fence

  439. Go sledding

  440. Ride in a tuk tuk

  441. Ride in a double decker bus

  442. Help start a festival

  443. Stand atop a lighthouse

  444. Have a romantic weekend at a B&B

  445. Pan for gold/Go fossicking

  446. Sing for a live audience

  447. Go stargazing

  448. Learn to appreciate wine

  449. Participate in speed dating

  450. Learn to play a musical instrument

  451. Live in a different country for a year

  452. Own a home

  453. Visit the Colosseum

  454. Visit the Hagia Sophia

  455. Visit the top of the Empire State Building

  456. See Komodo Dragons in the wild

  457. See a great white shark in the wild

  458. Attend the Carnival in Venice

  459. Witness the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival

  460. Attend Coachella

  461. Celebrate Chinese New Year in China

  462. Attend the Boryeong Mud Festival

  463. Attend the Up Helly Aa Fire Festival

  464. Witness the Pingxi Lantern Festival

  465. Go kayaking

  466. Go kite-surfing

  467. Attend the Alburquerque Balloon Festival

  468. Drink and dive at Rick’s Café

  469. See the tulips in bloom in Holland

  470. Travel the Karakorum Highway

  471. Road trip Australia’s east coast

  472. Ride on the Royal Scotsman

  473. Raft along the Li River in Yangshuo

  474. Visit Taiwan

  475. Visit North Korea

  476. Hike in Tiger Leaping Gorge

  477. Party on Ibiza

  478. Dive Schicheng

  479. Visit Abu Simbel

  480. Visit Sossusvlei

  481. Visit Bora Bora

  482. Spend a weekend on a desert island

  483. Climb the Heavenly Stairs

  484. Walk along the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

  485. Ride in an airboat

  486. Fly in a wingsuit

  487. Be in a live studio audience

  488. See a polar bear in the wild

  489. Boat down the Amazon river

  490. Attend the Camel Cup in Alice Springs

  491. Attend the Melbourne Cup

  492. Participate in the Darwin Beer Regatta or the Henley on Todd Regatta

  493. Attend a music festival

  494. Visit the Chapel of Bones

  495. Visit the Sedlec Ossuary

  496. Visit St. George’s Church

  497. Roam the catacombs beneath Paris

  498. Visit the Hill of Crosses

  499. Explore Son Doong Cave

  500. Visit Leap’s Castle

  501. Visit Kolmanskop

  502. Visit Tuol Sleng

  503. Visit the Winchester Mystery House

  504. Drive Clinton Road

  505. Visit Meteora

  506. Explore the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

  507. See the rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai

  508. Visit Monument Valley

  509. Visit the Plitvice Lakes

  510. See the lavender fields of Provence

  511. Explore the Batu Caves

  512. Go ballooning over Cappadocia

  513. Visit St Basil’s

  514. Go volcano surfing

  515. Visit the Forbidden City

  516. Take a cruise on Milford Sound

  517. Pamper myself at a spa day

  518. Attend a holistic retreat

  519. Sail in a tallship

  520. Go deep sea fishing

  521. Go fly-fishing

  522. Go wind-surfing

  523. Go parasailing

  524. Run an obstacle course

  525. Fly a stunt plane with U Fly Xtreme

  526. Visit Graceland

  527. Go tidal bore rafting on the Bay of Fundy

  528. Eat century eggs

  529. Drive the Savannah Way

  530. Try my hand at motorcross

  531. Look for treasure on Oak Island

  532. Attend El Classico

  533. Attend a rugby league game in Papua New Guinea

  534. Visit the site of the Halifax Explosion

  535. Ride the ten tallest roller coasters on earth

  536. Attend a lady boy show

  537. Visit Ayutthaya

  538. Visit Angkor Thom

  539. Visit the oldest manmade structures in Brittany

  540. Stand beside Hadrian’s Wall

  541. Visit the Crazy House in Vietnam

  542. Visit the Lotus Temple

  543. Run in the Bay to Breakers

  544. Run in the City 2 Surf

  545. Run in the Disney half marathon

  546. Run in an obstacle race (Warrior Run/Tough Mudder etc)

  547. Run in the Beer Belly Run

  548. Get my name on a wall for completing a food challenge

  549. Bathe in the Ganges

  550. Visit the Boudhanath Stupa

  551. Visit Bhutan

  552. Climb up to Tiger’s Nest

  553. Visit Hue in Vietnam

  554. Visit Bagan

  555. Bathe an elephant at the Elephant Nature Park

  556. Visit the Gion district and experience geisha culture

  557. Explore Tokyo

  558. Explore London

  559. Shop in the Grand Bazaar

  560. Visit the Sognefjord

  561. Bathe in a Turkish bathhouse

  562. Drink a beer at the world’s highest beer garden

  563. Visit the Acropolis

  564. Attend the Grand Prix

  565. Explore Bruges

  566. See my reflection upon Salar de Uyuni

  567. Swing at Banos

  568. Visit the Atacama Desert

  569. See the Nazca Lines from above

  570. Eat churassco in Brazil

  571. Go on a wine tour of France

  572. Visit the Falkland Islands

  573. Hike the Torres del Paine

  574. Walk the El Camino

  575. Visit Madagascar

  576. Stay at an all inclusive resort in Mexico

  577. Climb the Perito Merino Glacier

  578. Go on a hiking safari

  579. Attend the Olympic Games

  580. Attend the Calgary Stampede

  581. Barter in the Djmaa el Fna

  582. Go on a canoe safari

  583. Visit the Bazaruto Archipelago

  584. Visit Mombasa

  585. Visit Marrakech

  586. Visit Cartagena

  587. Visit Port Arthur

  588. View the Matterhorn from Zermatt

  589. Explore Palawan

  590. Drive Big Sur

  591. Eat deep dish pizza in Chicago

  592. Eat sushi in Japan

  593. Eat kimchi in Korea

  594. Eat Korean BBQ in Korea

  595. Drink snake wine

  596. Eat surstromming

  597. Drive across the USA

  598. Drive across Canada

  599. Drive across China

  600. Eat real ramen in Japan

  601. Visit Westminster Abbey

  602. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

  603. Visit Kronenberg Castle

  604. See the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field

  605. Visit the Roman Baths in Bath

  606. Attend Wimbledon

  607. Attend a State of Origin game

  608. Experiment with food in the bedroom

  609. Get kinkg with some BDSM

  610. Visit La Push Beach

  611. Attend an Ashes test match

  612. Boat along the Mekong River

  613. Visit Ngorogoro Crater

  614. Cross the Oresund Bridge

  615. Visit the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

  616. Eat a Cornish pasty in Cornwall

  617. Visit the Zhangye Danxia mountains

  618. Visit Hitachi Seaside Park during spring

  619. Go dragon boat racing

  620. See Mount Roraima

  621. Bathe in the Sea of Stars

  622. Stand on Trolltunga

  623. Visit the Whitsundays

  624. Walk through Antelope Canyon

  625. Visit Fingal’s Cave

  626. Visit Kamchatkha Peninsula

  627. Visit the Cenotes

  628. Explore the Mendenhall Caves

  629. Hike the Oneonta Gorge

  630. Visit the Watkins Glen National Park

  631. Swim in the Hamilton Pool

  632. See Horseshoe Bend

  633. See Thor’s Well in action

  634. Visit Savannah

  635. Visit Glacier National Park

  636. Surf in Hawaii

  637. Sleep in an underground hotel

  638. See the 12 Apostles and the Great Ocean Road

  639. Visit the Tasmanian Museum of Old & New Art

  640. Explore Melbourne

  641. Go whale-watching

  642. Walk the Bondi to Coogee

  643. Ride the Ghan or the Indian Pacific

  644. Camp in the Snowy Mountains

  645. Attend the Country Music Festival

  646. Take the Manly Ferry

  647. Swim in the Katherine Gorges

  648. Take a boat down the Murray-Darling

  649. Camp in the Australian Outback

  650. See the flowers bloom in the Simpson Desert

  651. Go to the top of the Burj Khalifa

  652. Go on a brewery crawl

  653. Explore Prague

  654. Explore the Kimberleys

  655. Cage dive with great white sharks

  656. Visit Arnhem Land

  657. Attend a WWE event at Madison Square Garden

  658. Attend Wrestlemania

  659. Visit Hofburg Palace

  660. Visit the Brandenburg Gate

  661. Explore the World War II tunnels under Dover Castle

  662. Swim with manatees in the wild

  663. Visit Kruger National Park

  664. Attend the Cannes Film Festival

  665. Attend South by Southwest

  666. Visit Hell’s Gate National Park

  667. See the flamingos at Lake Nakuru

  668. Dine at The Rock Restaurant in Zanzibar

  669. Go on a cocktail tour of New York City

  670. Spend the night in an underwater hotel

  671. Drink at The Clinic Bar

  672. Drink at Ozone Bar in Hong Kong

  673. Motorcycle the Cabot Trail

  674. Take a train across Canada

  675. Visit Lake Eyre

  676. See the Three Sisters

  677. Spend the night in a ryokan

  678. Visit the Micronesian ruins

  679. Participate in the Mongol Rally

  680. Practice falcony

  681. Practice archery

  682. Learn how to make good coffee

  683. Spend a week living like people from another time

  684. Learn how to sword fight

  685. Do a keg-stand

  686. Ride a cable car in San Francisco

  687. Ride the London Eye

  688. Visit the Anne Frank Museum

  689. Go on a ghost tour

  690. See a play on the West End

  691. Visit every Australian state

  692. Get hypnotised

  693. Dine in the Dark

  694. Explore a hedge maze

  695. Visit a haunted house/corn field

  696. Explore a mirror maze

  697. Eat Belgian chocolate in Belgium

  698. Land in a sea plane

  699. Go indoor sky-diving

  700. Take a bartending class

  701. Take a photography class

  702. Perform a magic trick

  703. Learn how to pick pockets

  704. Learn how to play Chess

  705. Go snowmobiling

  706. Ride a camel

  707. Ride an elephant

  708. Write and perform a song

  709. Write and share poetry

  710. Go hunting

  711. Attend the World Cup

  712. Attend the Super Bowl

  713. Celebrate Queen’s Day in the Netherlands

  714. Visit Singapore

  715. Visit Dubai

  716. Visit Hong Kong

  717. Visit every country

  718. Smoke legal weed in Colorado

  719. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville

  720. Go on a blind date

  721. Attend a dress up movie or theatre event

  722. Visit the Game of Thrones sites

  723. Try a canyon swing

  724. Make breakfast in bed for a significant other

  725. Dye Easter eggs

  726. Stay in a hut on the beach

  727. Holiday on a house boat

  728. Visit Jiufen

  729. Visit the Ghibli Museum

  730. Start a podcast

  731. Launch a YouTube channel

  732. Win something at auction

  733. Win a bet at the races

  734. Attend a NASCAR event at Talladega

  735. Play a round of golf on a PGA tour course

  736. Attend an F1 event

  737. Go on a winery tour

  738. Go on a food crawl

  739. Ask out a woman I’ve just met

  740. Go on a police ridealong

  741. Save a life

  742. Learn a martial art

  743. Take obnoxious couple photos

  744. Start my own magazine

  745. Fly Business Class

  746. Take a life drawing class

  747. Attend a cricket match in India

  748. Attend Space Camp

  749. Climb the Stairway to Heaven

  750. Tackle the Bourbon Trail

  751. Canoe in the Boundary Waters

  752. Tour the Biltmore Estate

  753. Visit an Amish community

  754. Visit the Titan Missile Museum

  755. Kayak Long Island Sound

  756. Scuba dive the Florida Keys

  757. Go crabbing

  758. Attend an Anzac Day Dawn Service

  759. See a redwood in the flesh

  760. See the Little Mermaid

  761. Ride a Vespa in Rome

  762. Attend a Christmas market in Europe

  763. Ride the Glacier Express

  764. Visit Lake Bled

  765. Experience a midnight sun

  766. Visit the Kremlin

  767. Visit Tianenman Square

  768. Hike the Algiers

  769. Visit the Kigali Memorial Centre

  770. Be a contestant on a game show

  771. Visit the Sertar Buddhist Academy

  772. See the Aurora Australis

  773. Drink vodka in Russia

  774. Drink a caipirinha in Brazil

  775. Drink sangria in Spain

  776. Drink soju in South Korea

  777. Drink whisky in Scotland

  778. Drink sake in Japan

  779. Drink ouzo in Greece

  780. Drink tequila in Mexico

  781. Drink champagne in France

  782. Attend a champagne breakfast

  783. Drink schnapse in Germany

  784. Drink kava in Fiji

  785. Have a Singapore Sling at Raffles Bar in Singapore

  786. Drink Guinness in Ireland

  787. See the Crown Jewels

  788. Attend a TBEX event

  789. Visit a Chinese water town

  790. Spend a night in the Lizzie Borden House

  791. Visit Luna Park

  792. Scuba dive The Wall

  793. Visit Stull, Kansas

  794. Visit Jejudo

  795. Attend the Jinju Lantern Festival

  796. See drift racing in Japan

  797. Visit the Big Banana

  798. Visit the Big Pineapple

  799. Visit the Big Merino

  800. Visit the Big Sundial

  801. Visit the Big Lobster

  802. Visit the Dog on the Tuckerbox

  803. Get on Google Maps

  804. Visit Meteor Crater, Arizona

  805. Visit Wolfe Creek Crater

  806. Talk my way out of a ticket

  807. Holiday in the Maldives

  808. Visit Hampi

  809. Visit Los Glaciares National Park

  810. Visit the Cave of the Crystals

  811. Attend an opera

  812. Attend a Beijing opera

  813. Visit Lake Baikal

  814. Visit the Fairy Pools

  815. Tag something (graffiti)

  816. Volunteer abroad after a disaster

  817. Take a couple photo in the Tunnel of Love

  818. Dive to the Christ of the Abyss

  819. Visit the Playa de las Catedrales

  820. Visit the Gateway to Hell

  821. Safari on the Okavango Delta

  822. Visit Sol de Manana

  823. Visit Namsto

  824. Eat escargot in France

  825. Participate in a Colour Run

  826. Participate in a LARP experience

  827. Cosplay at a convention

  828. Visit Karnak

  829. Visit the Valley of the Kings

  830. Spend a night in the Burj Al Arab

  831. Shear a sheep

  832. Go ice fishing

  833. Experience a storm while at sea

  834. Jump off a waterfall

  835. Get down to my ideal weight

  836. Go on set for a movie

  837. Visit the Statue of Liberty

  838. Visit Times Square

  839. Drive a porsche

  840. Drive a ferrari

  841. Drive a lamborgini

  842. Witness the Hong Kong Harbour Lights Show

  843. Visit the D-Day Beaches in Normandy

  844. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

  845. Visit Alcatraz

  846. Visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral

  847. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

  848. Climb Mount Koscuiozko

  849. Hike in the Daintree Rainforest

  850. Visit the Stockman’s Hall of Fame

  851. Visit the Pinnacles in WA

  852. Attend the Australian Celtic Festival

  853. Stand at Australia’s northernmost point

  854. Attend a match at the MCG

  855. Ride on Puffing Billy

  856. Attend a comedy festival

  857. Attend a stand up show

  858. Take a ride in a jetboat

  859. Learn to skateboard

  860. Learn to snowboard

  861. Attend a 7s or 9s tournament

  862. Play in a sporting tournament

  863. See a kiwi in the wild

  864. See a moose in the wild

  865. Attend a Royal Rumble

  866. Attend a Japanese wrestling show

  867. Attend a lucha wrestling show

  868. Attend an indy wrestling show

  869. Design and produce my own board/card game

  870. Design and publish my own RPG

  871. Get paid to act

  872. See a show at the Opera House

  873. Eat a meal at a Michelen star rated restaurant

  874. Attend a cocktail party

  875. Eat Mexican food in Mexico

  876. Ride in a rickshaw

  877. Play laser tag

  878. Win a championship with a team

  879. Complete a Bachelor’s Degree

  880. Complete a Master’s Degree

  881. Work behind a bar

  882. Work in hospitality

  883. Work in retail

  884. Work in a call centre

  885. Work in an office

  886. Work in tourism

  887. Work in construction

  888. Attend the Commonwealth Games

  889. Attend the NRL Grand Final

  890. Attend a West Ham game

  891. Eat Beijing duck in Beijing

  892. Go caravaning around a country

  893. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

  894. Visit Universal Studios

  895. View hipsters in their natural habitat

  896. Become an uncle

  897. Become a grandparent

  898. Become a godparent

  899. Foster a child in need

  900. Sponsor a child

  901. Participate in an event to raise money for charity

  902. Stream myself gaming on Twitch TV

  903. Have a charicature of me drawn

  904. Pose for a life drawing class

  905. Have professional photos taken of me

  906. Have sex so many times in one day that it hurts

  907. Have sex in a room other than the bedroom

  908. Have sex in the back seat

  909. Have an article published in a newspaper or magazine

  910. See a ghost

  911. See a UFO

  912. Explore the Scottish Highlands

  913. Visit the Sea of Trees

  914. Visit the Black Forest

  915. Explore the Olympic National park

  916. Visit a sauna

  917. Jump into a frozen lake

  918. Visit Alcazar

  919. Go ice skating

  920. Visit Mont Saint-Michel

  921. Visit the Alhambra

  922. Visit Ephesus

  923. Climb to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral

  924. Visit the Blue Mosque

  925. Visit Capitol Hill

  926. Go to a techno club in Berlin

  927. Make a kick ass care package

  928. Ring in New Year’s with a kiss

  929. Woo a girl on the dancefloor

  930. Play spin the bottle

  931. Win a game of beer pong

  932. Sell a photo/Get paid to take photos

  933. Save an animal’s life

  934. Spend Christmas abroad

  935. Jump off a boat and into the water

  936. Tube down a river

  937. Climb Mount Rainier

  938. Ride all 17 coasters at Cedar Point

  939. Visit the Kennedy Space Centre

  940. Drink tungpa in Nepal

  941. Drink airag in Mongolia

  942. Drink elephant dung coffee in Cambodia

  943. Drink tea in India

  944. Eat only bacon products for a day

  945. Drink dugh in Afghanistan

  946. Celebrate 420 in Amsterdam

  947. Drink banana gin in Uganda

  948. Have a sundowner in South Africa

  949. Cook a three or more course meal for people

  950. Hold a fancy dinner party

  951. Visit the Indian Sculpture Park

  952. Attend the Henley-on-Todd Regata

  953. Visit the Titanic Museum in Belfast

  954. Go on an archaeological dig

  955. Be super cheesy on Valentine’s Day

  956. Visit the San Diego Zoo

  957. Take a yoga class somewhere beautiful

  958. Cross the intersection at Abbey Road

  959. Be front row for a concert

  960. Go horseback riding

  961. Attend a boxing match

  962. Solve a rubix cube

  963. See the whirling dervishes

  964. See the Sistine Chapel

  965. Visit the Wailing Wall

  966. Eat blowfish

  967. Visit the Blue Grotto

  968. Visit Ferrari World

  969. Go skiing in Dubai

  970. Attend the Stanley Cup final

  971. Get my body painted

  972. Travel with my little brother

  973. Attend the UEFA Champions League Final

  974. Attend the Rugby Union World Cup

  975. Attend the Rugby League World Cup

  976. Safari on the Serengeti

  977. Receive a love letter

  978. Photograph somebody in the nude

  979. Go on a pub crawl

  980. Stay in a hostel

  981. Go on a press trip

  982. Travel with all of my family members

  983. Ride in a limo

  984. Attend the Edinburgh Tattoo

  985. Learn to square dance

  986. Attend the Mass Games in North Korea

  987. Have an academic article published

  988. Sit on a jury

  989. Catch a ball at a baseball or cricket match

  990. Ride on a bull machine

  991. Coach a sports team

  992. Be in a musical

  993. Holiday in a seaside or lakeside cottage

  994. Kiss somebody under mistletoe

  995. Perform a (hopefully) sexy strip tease

  996. Get picked up at the airport by somebody with my name on a sign

  997. Go glamping

  998. Go hot tubbing in the cold

  999. Ride in a submarine

  1000. Successfully complete NANOWRIMO

  1001. See the underground river at Puerto Princesa

  1002. Go on a date with a girl from every US state


Completed & In Progress


Completed


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.


Visiting Stone Henge in May of 2014 was one of the highlights of my life on the road.


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.


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.


angkor wat


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.


Five Flower Lake Jiuzhaigou


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.


Posing with a pair of M16s in Cambodia in 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.


tandem bike new york city


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.


Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb


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.


About as graceful as I get.


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.


Playing Santa at a Christmas Party in China in 2013.


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.


muddy boys at mud festival


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.


In Progress


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

  • Disneyland, USA

  • 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)

  • Asia

  • North America

  • South America

  • Africa

  • Europe


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…



  • USA

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • England

  • South Africa

  • South Korea

  • Russia

  • Poland

  • Canada

  • Germany

  • Belgium

  • Philippines

  • Kenya

  • Wales


213 – Scuba dive on every continent



  • Australia (Great Barrier Reef)

  • Asia (El Nido)

  • Africa

  • North America

  • South America

  • Europe


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



  • Merriwa

  • Mallanganee

  • Menindee

  • Tibooburra

  • Mudgee


315 – Revisit my childhood vacation spots as an adult



  • Mooloolaba

  • Bribie Island

  • Ocean Shores

  • Carnarvon Gorge

  • Lake Menindee


323 – Visit all seven continents



  • Australia

  • Asia

  • Africa

  • Europe

  • North America

  • South America

  • Antarctica


343 – Visit all 50 US States


13 down. 37 to go.



  • Idaho

  • Washington

  • Oregon

  • Wyoming

  • Maryland

  • New York

  • New Jersey

  • Florida

  • Virginia

  • California

  • Arizona

  • Nevada

  • Illinois


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

  • Victoria

  • Australian Capital Territory

  • Western Australia

  • Northern Territory

  • Tasmania


717 – Visit every country


14 down. 176 to go.



  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • Fiji

  • South Korea

  • Japan

  • China

  • United States

  • United Kingdom

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Tanzania

  • Kenya

  • Cambodia

  • Thailand

  • Philippines

  • Rwanda

  • Uganda

  • Singapore

  • Indonesia

  • Namibia

  • South Africa


1002 – Go on a date with a girl from every US state


11 down. 39 to go!



  • Idaho

  • Washington

  • Missouri

  • Maryland

  • Minnesota

  • Georgia

  • Vermont

  • New York

  • Michigan

  • Texas

  • California


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  • One of the most daring lists I’ve seen! I’ve just recently created my own list as well. So empowering and exciting isn’t it? Good luck with it all.

  • Awesome lists

  • Lucas Carvalho

    Inspiring list! Greetings from Brazil xD

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  • Simone

    It’s not extravagant like a lot of those exciting goals, but I’d love to fly first class to a holiday.

    Those are amazing though!!

    • CWBush

      Have you managed to make this dream come true yet?

      I finally got to fly business class in 2015 (with Emirates) and it ruined coach for me, haha

  • Currently writing a bucket list and looking to you (oh blogging guru) for inspiration and realised that I can help with 155…You and the lovely girlfriend should stop by for a visit when we move there 😀 Free accommodations!

    • May just have to take you up on that someday. I’ve tried haggis in my hometown (Australia’s self-proclaimed Celtic Capital) but feel like it needs to be done the right way. I reckon I’d rock a kilt too, haha

  • Pete

    Thanks mate! That’s an impressive list, I might have create my own bucket list.

  • claudina

    hilarious, some of them are amazing… good luck! 😉

  • “Live Like a King in Dubai” that’s my favourite. I have done some things you haven’t and believe me or not, but my bucket list is pretty similar. I saw elephants in wild today :). Happy travels!

    • CWBush

      Someday!

  • vagabond

    I  am going to use some of your wish list to use in mine. Hope its ok!

    • CWBush

      Of course!

  • Preetibh

    Hi, No 215 and 268 are same..

    • Yikes! Thanks for the heads up. I’ve replaced 215 with cruising down the Nile 🙂

      You’re welcome to borrow as many as you like!

  • Neiyo

    WOOO~~~Your list is wonderful!I like the first one!28 is also very romantic>w< But some of your plans are really scare me= =!(Sorry“`I am sooooo young~!haha~ ^-^ )

    • Haha, some of them are a little more ‘adult’ than others, it’s true.

  • Crystal

    I could help you out with a few of these (7,8,22,66,138,146, 213,230 239 you could build your own and then sleep in it) but the cost of the plane ticket to Nunavik might be a bit too much. 

    • Holy crap, for real? I’m totally going to try and make that happen now. I had no idea you were such a survivalist!

      • Crystal

        Most of it I can do and what I can’t my students can 🙂  Remember that I am up here during the school year, end of Aug to end of June, and we have snow from end of Oct ish till now.  I do have a spare parka that you could borrow though 🙂

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  • Well it looks like you’ll be knocking at least a few off on your trip to the States:)

    • That’s the plan. I’ve got around 20 I think I could feasibly do if time and budget allows 🙂

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  • whoa, that is one long bucket list! You’ve really given this a lot of thought. Glad to see you’re making progress … how old are you? 😉 Just kidding. Seriously though, #5 Climb a mountain — when you’re in the USA, come out to New England and you can climb Mt. Washington with us! It’s home to the worst weather on the planet, and it’s one of our favorite places worldwide. Message us through Twitter what dates you’ll be around and if you’ll be heading up our way! 

    • CWBush

      Turned 33 last December and I still have quite a few to go. I might need to add “achieve immortality” to the list >_>

  • Jayne Clues

    Love it – can I steal some of your ideas?  Can tick off some but what a way to fill life! 

  • Living Vicariously

    OK chris Ben from Living Vicariously here. I have read your list and have decided I can help you out with 3 of your list items…1,5 and 46. From there you are on your own, it is a big list and I have stolen some of yours to add to mine (with your permission) Have knocked off a few of yours as well, not that this is a competition sport…4, 5, 12, 33, 37, 53, 55, 62, 63, 68, definitelty 71, 79, 92, 97, 100, 103, 104 (I wish), 111 would love to do in progress kokoda, 117 grade 4 indoor cricket, 135 every time with my beautiful Jette, 165 love the himalayas times 2, 180-spanish, 189 killing fields very sad, 191 = 4 times, 192 more times than I care to remmber, 269 in progress…. let me know when you are thinking about doing the kokoda trail bro!

    • Wait, you can help me with #1? >_>

      You’re putting me to shame there! 

      • Living Vicariously

        Haha just checking you read my comment mate! 

  • Dude, why Maryland of all states?

  • 148 – I really dig proposal stories! Hurry up and get hitched! Even for fun, so I can hear it! … 204 – LOL! So random! 

    • Haha, now I just need to find somebody to propose to…

      • CWBush

        Still waiting…

  • “By the beard of Zeus!” That’s a long list. We have quite a few in common though. Maybe we could share a dog-sled, expedition to Antartica, or I could be the 3rd in that 3some (hahaha. just kidding). I’ve done quite a few things on your list too, it reminds me to get off my butt and write about my experiences. As an Aussie, you should definitely do Anzac Day though. Just sayin’

  • Issa

    Listen to “International Love” song by Pitbull and Chris Brown, if you haven’t heard of it. I’m sure you’ll love it.

    • CWBush

      Is that a suggestion for my bucket list?

  • Issa

    Good luck Chris, Keep going :))  reading your blog from Tehran,Iran.

    • Thanks mate. Glad to meet a new reader 🙂

      Happy New Year!

      • Issa

        Thanks for that. Wish you a happy new year too 🙂

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