How To Make The Ultimate Bucket List

267 Unique Things To Add To Your Bucket List

The “Things To Do Before I Die” list. The “Bucket” list. The “Amazing Sh*t You’d Be Crazy Not To Do” list. Call it what you please. This one is mine. It’s not finite. It’s not in any order of priority. I recently broke it down into a few different categories to better capture the type of experiences I want to check off. There’s the “Classic” with items that you’ll find on many other lists, the “Adventure” for things that require me to go a little out of my comfort zone physically, the “Random” for things that will make you scratch your a head a bit, the “Hidden Gems” for places you probably don’t know about but should, and the “Indulgent” because we should all treat ourselves once in a while. My ultimate goal is to remind myself to really live each day and to take the time to appreciate both the big and the small moments that make it special. My list is far from complete. Please send any suggestions my way. Better yet, if you can help me check any of these items off my list or want to do something with me, I’m all ears.

The Classic Bucket List

  1. Go to space
  2. Meet the Dalai Lama √
  3. Buy a house for my parents
  4. Sleep under the stars in the Sahara Desert √
  5. Float in the Dead Sea √
  6. See the Aurora Borealis
  7. Swim in Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay
  8. Celebrate Holi in India √
  9. Celebrate Carnaval in South America
  10. Eat a Beignet in Café Du Monde √
  11. Meet the Pope
  12. Set the sun rise and set on all 7 continents
  13. See a bullfight in Spain
  14. Free myself at Burning Man √
  15. Go skinny dipping √
  16. Climb Kilimanjaro
  17. Climb above the clouds in Machu Picchu √
  18. Haggle for useless trinkets √
  19. Celebrate Songkran in Thailand
  20. Return to the Trevi Fountain
  21. Camp in the Serengeti
  22. Dive the Great Barrier Reef √
  23. Jump out of a plane √
  24. See lava flow on Kilauea
  25. Walk the Capilano Suspension bridge
  26. Get soaked on the Maid of the Mist √
  27. Ride a gondola in Venice √
  28. Bike down the Death Road in Bolivia √
  29. Stand in the Hagia Sophia √
  30. Jump off a large waterfall √
  31. Dive with dolphins √
  32. See the Salar de Uyuni √
  33. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Mexico √
  34. See the giant Buddha on Lantau Island √
  35. Start a fire without matches √
  36. Visit the Sistine Chapel √
  37. Soak in a thermal hotspring √
  38. Have Swiss Fondue in Switzerland √
  39. Ride the Trans-Siberian railway
  40. Be a New York Times Bestselling author
  41. Ride an elephant √
  42. Learn Spanish
  43. Hike the Swiss Alps √
  44. Marvel at La Sagrada Familia √
  45. Ride a camel in the desert √
  46. Eat crawfish in Louisiana √
  47. Have a cappuccino in Rome √
  48. Stand atop the tallest building in the world √
  49. See the Monarch butterfly migration
  50. Run with the Bulls
  51. Eat fresh sushi at Tsukiji fish market √
  52. Soak in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  53. People watch in Paris √
  54. Ride in a helicopter √
  55. Walk the Camino de Santiago
  56. Walk the Great Wall of China
  57. Wear lederhosens to Oktoberfest
  58. Fight in La Tomatina
  59. See the sunrise over Haleakala √
  60. Go Zorbing in New Zealand √
  61. Plow through the snow on a snowmobile
  62. Visit all 50 United States
  63. Roam the City of Petra √
  64. Stand atop Mt. Sinai √
  65. Cage-dive with great whites
  66. Get Lost in Fes √
  67. Eat in Barcelona’s La Boqueria √
  68. See salmons swim upstream
  69. Fly on a seaplane √
  70. Receive a patent
  71. Be a guest on Good Morning America
  72. Airstream across America
  73. Drive Route 66 √
  74. Make the news √

The Adventure Bucket List

  1. Hit 250 kph on the Autobahn
  2. Drive a rickshaw through India √
  3. Free dive the Blue Hole
  4. Hunt and cook a deer
  5. Snorkel in Jellyfish Lake √
  6. Ride a motorbike through Vietnam
  7. Ice climb a glacier √
  8. Kayak in the Grand Canyon
  9. Sail Down The Nile River √
  10. Dive with a Mola Mola
  11. Swim with Whale Sharks √
  12. Explore New Zealand in a camper van √
  13. Go lobster diving √
  14. Fly a stunt plane √
  15. Hike up Zion’s Angel’s Landing √
  16. Race the Mongol Rally
  17. Paraglide in Nepal √
  18. Explore Yellowstone’s backcountry √
  19. Dive a cenote
  20. Sail the Atlantic Ocean
  21. Ride the Vomit Comet
  22. Dive Darwin’s Arch in the Galapagos
  23. Dive the crystal clear water of Silfra
  24. Catch and cook a fish √
  25. Ride a dog sled
  26. Do a polar plunge
  27. Explore Utah’s slot canyons √
  28. Run a marathon in Antarctica
  29. Dive an underwater museum √
  30. Hike the Annapurna Circuit √
  31. Deep water solo in Thailand
  32. Raft down the Amazon River √
  33. Go Bushwhacking in Borneo
  34. Explore an ice cave in Iceland
  35. Run an ultramarathon
  36. Win a fight
  37. Drive an F1 vehicle
  38. Sand board down a sand dune √
  39. Dive in all 5 oceans
  40. Climb Half Dome √
  41. Walk on a bed of coals
  42. Abseil down a waterfall √
  43. Hang over the edge of D
  44. See Uluru when it rains √
  45. Drive in a NASCAR vehicle
  46. Graduate from an Ivy League university √
  47. Bike through Eastern Europe
  48. Race a drone
  49. Eat a ball of fire
  50. Motorcycle through South America
  51. Ride down a volcano √
  52. Compete in the Death Race √
  53. Run across Leichtenstein √
  54. Dive the Red Sea √
  55. Drive on the Bonneville Salt Flats
  56. Ride the Orient Express

The Hidden Gems Bucket List

  1. See the synchronous fireflies in Elkmont
  2. See the Marble Caves in Chile
  3. Climb the Heavenly Stairs
  4. Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge
  5. See The Sunrise Over Wadi Rum √
  6. Hike the Wave √
  7. See the Cave of the Crystals
  8. See the “Door To Hell” in Turkmenistan
  9. Walk In La Valle De La Luna √
  10. See the pagodas of Bagan at sunrise √
  11. Sled down Mt. Wallberg
  12. Play in the Salida Turda √
  13. Descend into the Lost World √
  14. Drive along the Transfaragaran highway √
  15. Celebrate New Years in Kiribati
  16. See the buddha in the Ngu Hanh Son cave √
  17. Slide across the Crystal Cave in Iceland
  18. Sneak into the abandoned compound of Buzludzha √
  19. Drive the Road to Hana √
  20. Hike The Corcovado Rainforest √
  21. Explore the Catacombs under Paris √
  22. Cross the Rakotiz Brucke bridge in Germany
  23. Stand over a frozen Lake Baikal

The Indulgent Bucket List

  1. Enjoy Flamenco in Andalucia √
  2. See Roger Federer win a Grand Slam
  3. Smoke a cigar in Cuba
  4. Sip champagne in a penthouse hot tub
  5. Gamble in Monte Carlo
  6. Hear Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony live √
  7. Eat fresh uni underwater
  8. Stay in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora
  9. Spend 24 hours in a spa
  10. Walk down a red carpet premiere
  11. Drink a beer in a motel hot tub √
  12. Go Big at the Burj Al Arab √
  13. Fly First Class √
  14. Eat an ortolan
  15. High Tea at the Ritz in London
  16. Leave a 100% tip
  17. Make a $1000 bet on a hand of “War”
  18. Attend the White House Correspondents Dinner
  19. Party at the Playboy Mansion
  20. Dine in the complete darkness
  21. Get an 8 hour massage
  22. Eat at a Michelin 3 Star restaurant
  23. Forage for truffles
  24. Sleep in a castle
  25. Have $1,000,000 in my bank account
  26. Fly a hot air balloon in Myanmar √

The Random Bucket List

  1. Stomp grapes in Italy
  2. Raise an Amish barn
  3. Dig for dinosaur bones
  4. Win a chicken-wing eating contest √
  5. Ride a motorbike through Vietnam
  6. Film an “Ed” reunion with Tom Cavanagh and Julie Bowen
  7. Boil an egg in a thermal hot pool √
  8. Eat sheep brains in Jemaa El-Fna √
  9. Be an American Ninja Warrior
  10. Hand feed a crocodile in the wild √
  11. Kiss the Blarney Stone
  12. Complete the Big Texan Steak Ranch 72 oz Steak Challenge
  13. Learn how to pick a lock
  14. Become a Royal Geographical Society fellow
  15. Become a National Geographic Society fellow
  16. Read 52 books in a year
  17. Dance with an African tribe
  18. Do a fashion shoot with Barbara Palvin
  19. Sleep in a capsule hotel √
  20. Visit a nudist colony
  21. Sumo wrestle
  22. Get over 1,000,000 views on YouTube √
  23. Run from an attack dog
  24. Relax in a deprivation chamber √
  25. Roast a whole lamb
  26. Learn to play the ukulele √
  27. Make a short feature film
  28. Build a house
  29. Go on a poutine crawl
  30. Make moonshine in Kentucky
  31. Play Pachinko for 24 hours
  32. Create a board game
  33. Watch a movie at a drive-in theatre
  34. Train with Buakaw in Thailand
  35. Live abroad √
  36. Eat over 100 bowls of soba noodles in Morioka, Japan
  37. Dance with Matt √
  38. Snowboard indoors in Dubai √
  39. Be on a Japanese variety show
  40. Sleep in an ice hotel
  41. Skydive indoors √
  42. Sleep in a yurt in Mongolia
  43. Make my own paper
  44. Dive in an aquarium
  45. Visit the birthplace of KFC √
  46. Be silent for 10 days
  47. Summit a 6,000m mountain
  48. Throw a football with Tom Brady
  49. Sheer a sheep
  50. Be on a reality TV show
  51. Fly on a trapeze
  52. Give a Ted or Ted(x) talk
  53. Photograph a wedding on every continent
  54. Do a canyon swing √
  55. See the World’s Largest Ball of Twine
  56. Fight in the Thunderdome √
  57. Write a country song
  58. Eat a possum pie √
  59. Find the One
  60. Break a Guinness World Record √
  61. Listen for aliens at the VLA √
  62. Get published in Vanity Fair
  63. Win a didgeridoo playing contest √
  64. Meet Park Ji Yoon
  65. Play an extra in a movie
  66. Crash an Indian wedding
  67. Exhibit my work in a gallery
  68. Dress up for Comicon
  69. Cook for a famous chef
  70. See my work on a billboard
  71. Eat a bat in Palau √
  72. Watch the Roswell night sky √
  73. Learn to breakdance
  74. Shoot for National Geographic
  75. Impress Richard Branson
  76. Eat a live grub Pumbaa style √
  77. Visit Sleepy Hollow
  78. Ride a rollercoaster at the Mall of America √
  79. Dunk
  80. Throw a pot of hot water into the air
  81. Drive a Delorian
  82. Be a hobbit √
  83. Win an eating challenge √
  84. Eat street meat in India √
  85. Be my own boss √
  86. Herd cows
  87. Eat a home cooked meal with a big Italian family
  88. Eat my fair share of steak in Buenos Aires √
  89. Dance all out in a silent disco √









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Lobster Diving In Kiakoura New Zealand


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Freezing At El Tatio Geysers In The Morning


Standing Atop Mount Sinai At Surnise

Paris Louvre At Dusk

Climber In Bamboo Forest, Road To Hana

Long Johns Jumping Shot Annapurna Circuit

Biking The Death Road

The Wave At Vermillion Cliffs

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