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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 always seems to be growing and it’s not in any order of priority. I recently broke the list 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. See the man burn at Burning Man
  15. Go skinny dipping
  16. Climb Kilimanjaro
  17. Haggle for useless trinkets
  18. Climb above the clouds in Machu Picchu
  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 erupting lava in Hawaii
  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. Be surrounded by a million fireflies
  60. See the sunrise over Haleakala
  61. Go Zorbing in New Zealand
  62. Plow through the snow on a snowmobile
  63. Visit all 50 United States
  64. Roam the City of Petra 
  65. Stand atop Mt. Sinai 
  66. Cage dive with great white sharks
  67. Get Lost in Fes 
  68. Eat in Barcelona’s La Boqueria
  69. See salmons swim upstream
  70. Fly on a seaplane
  71. Patent something
  72. Be a guest on Good Morning America and/or The Today Show
  73. Airstream across America
  74. Drive Route 66
  75. 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. Free dive 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. Run wild with Bear Grylls
  32. Raft down the Amazon River
  33. Go Bushwhacking in Borneo
  34. Explore an ice cave in Iceland
  35. Run an 100-miler
  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
  57. Deep water solo in Thailand

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 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 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 over Nadal
  3. Smoke a cigar in Cuba
  4. Sip champagne in a penthouse hot tub
  5. Gamble in Monte Carlo
  6. See the Patriots win a Super Bowl
  7. Hear Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony live
  8. Eat fresh uni underwater
  9. Stay in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora
  10. Spend 24 hours in a spa
  11. Walk down a red carpet premiere
  12. See Tom Brady win the Super Bowl with my dad
  13. Drink a beer in a motel hot tub
  14. Go big at the Burj Al Arab
  15. Fly First Class
  16. Eat an ortolan
  17. High Tea at the Ritz in London
  18. Leave a 100% tip
  19. Make a $1000 bet on a hand of “War”
  20. Attend the White House Correspondents Dinner
  21. Party at the Playboy Mansion
  22. Hear Alfie Boe sing Bring Him Home from Les Misérables live
  23. Dine in complete darkness
  24. Get an 8 hour massage
  25. Eat at a Michelin 3 Star restaurant
  26. Forage for truffles
  27. Sleep in a castle
  28. Have $1,000,000 in my bank account
  29. 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. Film an “Ed” reunion with Tom Cavanagh and Julie Bowen
  6. Boil an egg in a thermal hot pool
  7. Eat sheep brains in Jemaa El-Fna
  8. Become an American Ninja Warrior
  9. Hand feed a crocodile in the wild
  10. Kiss the Blarney Stone
  11. Sing along unabashedly at a Taylor Swift concert
  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. See Punxsatawny Phil predict the weather on Groundhog’s Day
  29. Build a house
  30. Hear Gabrielle Aplin sing “Home” live
  31. Go on a poutine crawl
  32. Find a rare Pop-Tart for Amelia Boone
  33. Make moonshine in Kentucky
  34. Play Pachinko for 24 hours
  35. Create a board game
  36. Watch a movie at a drive-in theatre
  37. Train with Buakaw in Thailand
  38. Live abroad
  39. Eat over 100 bowls of soba noodles in Morioka, Japan
  40. Dance with Matt
  41. Snowboard indoors in Dubai
  42. Be on a Japanese variety show
  43. Sleep in an ice hotel
  44. Skydive indoors
  45. Sleep in a yurt in Mongolia
  46. Make my own paper
  47. Dive in an aquarium
  48. Visit the birthplace of KFC
  49. Be silent for 10 days
  50. Summit a 6,000m mountain
  51. Throw a football with Tom Brady
  52. Sheer a sheep
  53. Be on a reality TV show
  54. Fly on a trapeze
  55. Give a Ted or Ted(x) talk
  56. Photograph a wedding on every continent
  57. Do a canyon swing
  58. See the World’s Largest Ball of Twine
  59. Fight in the Thunderdome
  60. Write a hit country song
  61. Eat a possum pie
  62. Find the one
  63. Break a Guinness World Record
  64. Listen for aliens at the VLA
  65. Get published in Vanity Fair
  66. Win a didgeridoo playing contest
  67. Meet Park Ji Yoon
  68. Play an extra in a movie
  69. Crash an Indian wedding
  70. Exhibit my work in a gallery
  71. Dress up for Comicon
  72. Ride a reindeer
  73. Cook for a famous chef
  74. See my work on a billboard
  75. Eat a bat in Palau
  76. Stare at the Roswell night sky
  77. Learn to breakdance
  78. Take a date to an Air Supply concert
  79. Shoot for National Geographic
  80. Impress Richard Branson
  81. Eat a live grub Pumbaa style
  82. Visit Sleepy Hollow
  83. Ride a rollercoaster at the Mall of America
  84. Dunk
  85. Throw a pot of hot water into sub-freezing air
  86. Drive a Delorian
  87. Be a hobbit
  88. Win an eating challenge
  89. Eat street meat in India
  90. Be my own boss
  91. Herd cows
  92. Eat a home cooked meal with a big Italian family
  93. Eat my fair share of steak in Buenos Aires
  94. Dance all out in a silent disco