My bucket list…

A “bucket list” is a list of things you’d like to do before you “kick the bucket” — they can be anything! You’ll notice that some of the things on my list are much easier to accomplish than others. So what’s on your bucket list?

 

Misc:

  1. Run a marathon
  2. Run 5k in under 20 minutes
  3. Run 5k in under 19M 46S
  4. Learn to Tango
  5. Learn to Salsa dance
  6. Adopt a big dog
  7. Own a Sphynx (hairless cat)
  8. Bowl a perfect game
  9. Hit a home run
  10. Sleep in a castle
  11. Learn to play the piano & play one song really well
  12. Eat a deep-fried Twinkie
  13. Eat a deep-fried Snickers bar
  14. Be an extra in a movie
  15. Ride a Segway
  16. Go whale watching
  17. Learn to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 10 minutes or less
  18. Make a Youtube video that gets over 100,000 views
  19. Learn/practice Pilates
  20. Take a Yoga class
  21. Shoot a crossbow
  22. Shoot a machine gun
  23. Learn Kendo
  24. Find inner peace
  25. Take up tai chi
  26. Visit a psychic
  27. Visit a movie set
  28. Ride a high-speed TGV train
  29. Help create a documentary
  30. Sleep on a night train in Europe
  31. Tour Europe by train

Adventure:

  1. Go skydiving
  2. Go bungie jumping
  3. Hike the Appalachian trail
  4. Hike in the Grand Canyon
  5. Take a real elephant ride
  6. Ride a camel in the desert
  7. Ride a zip-line
  8. Walk into a casino and bet it *all on black
  9. Bathe in a river out of necessity
  10. Walk across a rope bridge
  11. Watch a snake charmer
  12. Crash a wedding
  13. Play the protagonist in a choose-your-own adventure
  14. Be on a morning talk show
  15. Do live television
  16. Get on a major talk show
  17. Climb a volcano
  18. See monkeys in the wild
  19. Win a giant stuffed animal at a fair
  20. Visit the Playboy Mansion
  21. Swim with dolphins
  22. Take a ride in a helicopter
  23. Go cliff jumping into deep water
  24. Sneak into a waterpark
  25. Go to an airport and get a ticket for the first available flight to anywhere
  26. Ride a mechanical bull
  27. Sleep on an overnight train
  28. Go on a cross-country motorcycle trip
  29. Stand close to lava
  30. See THE three: Corn PalaceSouth of the Border, Largest Ball of String

Writing:

  • Write & publish a book
  • Write & publish a novel
  • Write a best-selling novel
  • Finish the sci-fi trilogy I outlined in 1994

Photography:

  1. Do a swimsuit shoot on a tropical beach
  2. Work with a famous & respected celebrity
  3. Do a photoshoot with a model & exotic animals
  4. Publish a coffee table photo book of my works

Contributions:

  1. Become part of a volunteer project
  2. Donate at least $250,000 to charity
  3. Help someone else achieve their dreams
  4. Provide at least 25 free photo shoots in a year
  5. Have a significant positive impact on someone’s life
 

Phrases to say in context before I die:

  • “I’ve been kicked out of better places than this.”
  • “Whoa, slow down there cowboy.”
  • “Quick, follow that car!”
  • “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.”
  • “Do you feel lucky, punk?”
  • “Say hello to my little friend.”
  • “Gimme some sugar, baby!”
 

Travel & Landmarks:

  1. Go on an epic road trip
  2. Drive across the USA
  3. Bike across the USA
  4. Drive to Alaska
  5. Stand in the 4 corners in the USA
  6. Stand astride the equator
  7. Tour Australia
  8. Take a photo from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  9. Gaze at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  10. Ride a scooter in Italy and say “Ciao” to everyone
  11. Go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef (again)
  12. Tour New Zealand
  13. Go on a safari
  14. Take a gondola ride along the canals of Venice, Italy
  15. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  16. Spend at least a week in a Buddhist Monastery
  17. Tour the U.K. & Ireland
  18. Go horseback riding in Ireland
  19. Eat a Belgium Waffle in Belgium
  20. Walk at least a mile of the Great Wall of China
  21. Watch Old Faithful erupt
  22. Visit the Field of Dreams
  23. Take a long road trip across America
  24. Sleep in my car for at least a week
  25. Take a photo holding up the leaning tower of Pisa
  26. Climb up the Statue of Liberty
  27. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
  28. Meet a witch in Salem, MA
  29. Look for signs of aliens in Roswell, New Mexico

Visit:

  1. Thailand
  2. The Parthenon
  3. Iceland
  4. Florence, Italy
  5. Rome
  6. Egypt and the pyramids
  7. Taj Mahal
  8. Petra in Jordan
  9. Mayan ruins
  10. Galapagos Islands
  11. Area 51
  12. Mount Rushmore
  13. Cannon Beach, Oregon
  14. The Field of Dreams
  15. Devil’s Tower
  16. Mile 0, Key West

Visit all 7 Continents:

  1. North America
  2. Australia
  3. Europe
  4. South America
  5. Africa
  6. Asia
  7. Antartica
 

Swim in all 5 Oceans:

  1. Pacific
  2. Atlantic
  3. Arctic
  4. Indian
  5. Southern

Visit all U.S. States & Territories in a meaningful way (more than just driving through) fashion:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. American Samoa
  4. Arizona
  5. Arkansas
  6. California
  7. Colorado
  8. Connecticut
  9. Delaware
  10. District of Columbia
  11. Florida
  12. Georgia
  13. Guam
  14. Hawaii
  15. Idaho
  16. Illinois
  17. Indiana
  18. Iowa
  19. Kansas
  20. Kentucky
  21. Louisiana
  22. Maine
  23. Maryland
  24. Massachusetts
  25. Michigan
  26. Minnesota
  27. Mississippi
  28. Missouri
  29. Montana
  30. Nebraska
  31. Nevada
  32. New Hampshire
  33. New Jersey
  34. New Mexico
  35. New York
  36. North Carolina
  37. North Dakota
  38. Northern Marianas Islands
  39. Ohio
  40. Oklahoma
  41. Oregon
  42. Pennsylvania
  43. Puerto Rico
  44. Rhode Island
  45. South Carolina
  46. South Dakota
  47. Tennessee
  48. Texas
  49. Utah
  50. Vermont
  51. Virginia
  52. Virgin Islands
  53. Washington
  54. West Virginia
  55. Wisconsin
  56. Wyoming

Visit all U.S. National Parks:

  1. Denali
  2. Gates of the Arctic
  3. Glacier Bay
  4. Katmai
  5. Kenai Fjords
  6. Kobuk Valley
  7. Lake Clark
  8. Wrangell – St. Elias
  9. American Samoa
  10. Grand Canyon
  11. Petrified Forest
  12. Saguaro
  13. Hot Springs
  14. Channel Islands
  15. Death Valley
  16. Joshua Tree
  17. Kings Canyon (see more of it)
  18. Lassen Volcanic
  19. Redwood
  20. Sequoia
  21. Yosemite
  22. Black Canyon of the Gunnison
  23. Great Sand Dunes
  24. Mesa Verde
  25. Rocky Mountain (see more of it)
  26. Biscayne
  27. Dry Tortugas
  28. Everglades
  29. Haleakala
  30. Hawaii Volcanoes
  31. Yellowstone
  32. Mammoth Cave
  33. Acadia
  34. Isle Royale
  35. Voyageurs
  36. Glacier
  37. Great Basin
  38. Carlsbad Caverns
  39. Great Smoky Mountains
  40. Theodore Roosevelt
  41. Cuyahoga Valley
  42. Crater Lake
  43. Congaree
  44. Badlands
  45. Wind Cave
  46. Big Bend
  47. Guadalupe Mountains
  48. Virgin Islands
  49. Arches
  50. Bryce Canyon
  51. Capitol Reef
  52. Canyonlands
  53. Zion
  54. Shenandoah
  55. Mount Rainier
  56. North Cascades
  57. Olympic
  58. Grand Teton
 
My bucket list...