Bucket List

The List

I am fully embracing my mid-life crisis by taking the opportunity to turn dreams into plans and tick off as many things as possible from my list. As such, I am going to use this page to list the things I want to do and cross off those achieved with some notes to have them for my memory bank. I am not going to be devastated if I don’t cross everything off, interests may change and the list may change, but at least it will give me a guide as to what to prioritize to maximize the amount we can do with the time we have left. Here goes!

Travel with kids

Before my little dudes leave the nest here are the places I would love to take them (top priorities):

  • Disneyworld and water parks
  • Legoland
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Acapulco
  • Puerto Morelos / Cancun
  • Boston
  • Phoenix
  • Washington DC
  • Atlanta
  • Asheville
  • Charleston
  • Universal Studios
  • Atlantis
  • California / Red Woods
  • Yosemite
  • Yellowstone
  • Ixtapa
  • Cabo
  • Merida
  • Oaxaca
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Quebec/ Montreal
  • Grand Canyon
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Hawaii
  • NYC
  • Spain
  • Galapagos
  • Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis (Iceland)
  • Vieques Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico
  • Japan
  • Patagonia
  • United Kingdom
  • South Africa
  • Alaska

Experiences with kids:

  • All inclusive / beach
  • Disney Cruise
  • Camping
  • Sleep on RV
  • Indoor skydiving
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Day hiking
  • Local lake cabin
  • Pin ball museum / game center!
  • Zip lining kids
  • Ice skating
  • Sleep on a tree house
  • Sleep on a yacht
  • Sleeping on floating home
  • Water skiing
  • Snow skiing / tubing
  • Dog sledding
  • Handgliding lessons
  • White water rafting
  • Helicopter ride
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Real rock climbing
  • Surfing lessons
  • Trough- hiking
  • Sailing lessons as a family
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Volunteer project

Travel with husband:

  • Great Smokey Mountains
  • Tulum
  • Tahiti (Bora Bora, Moorea and Huahine)
  • North India
  • Peru
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Paris
  • Switzerland
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Bali
  • Thailand
  • Vancouver
  • Toronto
  • Greece
  • Prague
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia (non Bali)
  • China
  • Nepal
  • Myanmar
  • Seychelles
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Miami
  • Chicago
  • Portland
  • Washington State
  • New Orleans
  • Zion National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Acadia National Park
  • Olympic National Park

Experiences:

  • Steven Wright comedian
  • Sail boat and yacht trip
  • Ultra light flying
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Jet ski
  • Marathon(s)
  • Sounds of Silence, Uluru
  • Bridging in Peru (jump off bridge like bungee)
  • International First / Business class (miles)
  • Sydney Bridge Walk
  • Tongariro Crossing New Zealand
  • Sky diving
  • Cheap Micheline Star Restaurant
  • Caving
  • Snorkeling
  • Machu Picchu hiking
  • Santa Cruz Cordillera Blanca 4 day trek
  • Cenote swim
  • Obstacle course (high)
  • Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit in Yoho National Park, Canada
  • Hawkers Markets SE Asia (Malaysia and Singapore)
  • Comedy: Jim Gaffigan live
  • RENT play
  • New Play on Broadway
  • Cirque Du Soleil
  • Shooting Range
  • Scuba Diving
  • One Michelin 3 Star Restaurant
  • Grand Teton rock climbing trip
  • Appalachian Trail
  • Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail
  • Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
  • American Discovery Trail
  • Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand
  • El Camino de Santiago, Spain
  • Rim-to-Rim Grand Canyon
  • Hawaii Volcano National Park
  • Kalalau Trail
  • Tour du Mont Blanc in France, Italy, and Switzerland
  • Caribou Tracks in Gates of the Arctic National Park & Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
  • Canyoning
  • Volcano hiking at sunrise
  • Silence retreat
  • Private Chef Dinner Course on own villa
  • Peacecorps project
  • Build mulitple houses on a single large lot to sell (one project)
  • Nomadic life with almost no possessions
  • FIRE!

Stuff/ other:

  • Electric car – daily to own
  • Rental of dream car (weekends)
  • Eight tattoos

What is on your list? What has been hardest/ easiest to achieve?

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