My Ultimate Bucket List


Earlier this year I found an old journal with a pretty epic bucket list including a list of things I wanted to accomplish by the time I turned 30

I recently came across Emma's (of Scuffy-Little Nerd Herder) video talking about her bucket list and got inspired to revisit mine and recreate a new list. While it was already well over 100 things I decided to add even more (many thanks to Emma), because why not? Heck, I'll even add in more if you have any great suggestions. It will most likely be continuously updated and altered, but here it is, my ultimate bucket list.



  1. Visit all seven continents
    • Europe 10/2014
    • North America 
    • South America 
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Australia 9/2011
    • Antarctica
  2. See the Seven Wonders of the World
    • Great Wall of China
    • Ruins of Petra, Jordon
    • Machu Picchu, Peru
    • Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
    • Chichen Itza, Mexico
    • Taj Mahul, India
    • Tour the Colosseum in Rome, Italy 10/2014 
  3. See the Seven Wonders of the Under Water World
    • Palau
    • Belize Barrier Reef 4/2016
    • Great Barrier Reef 9/2011
    • Deep-Sea Vents
    • Gal├ípagos Islands
    • Lake Baikal
    • Northern Red Sea
  4. Visit every Disney theme park
  5. Visit all 50 states
  6. Drive or train across America - coast to coast 
  7. Live in another state
  8. Go to the Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum, Seattle 2009
  9. Take a night tour of Alcatraz 2011
  10. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
  11. Visit Rancho Obi Wan
  12. Check out the Yoda Fountain at Lucas Film
  13. Drive PCH up the California Coast
  14. Hike through the Muir Woods, California
  15. Attend San Diego Comic Con 2008, 2009, 2011
  16. Cosplay at a Con 2010, 2011 
  17. Visit the Grand Canyon 2003, 2015
    • *Update to hike
  18. Visit Death Valley
  19. Visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
  20. Visit the Blade Runner House in Los Angeles
  21. Visit Area 51
  22. Drive Route 66 2/2015
  23. Visit Meteor Crater in Arizona 2003, 2015
  24. Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras
  25. Go to the Kentucky Derby
  26. Climb the Statue of Liberty
  27. Visit Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash
  28. Visit the Ghostbusters headquarters
  29. Eat a Philly Cheesesteak in Philadelphia 9/2015
  30. Climb the Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii
  31. Surf in Hawaii 2003
  32. Take a Helicopter over an active volcano Hawaii, 2002
  33. Attend a Luau and learn to hula, Hawaii 2003
  34. Visit Jurassic Park, Hawaii
  35. Do a superhero tour of New York 4/2010
  36. Go to Superman’s hometown, Metropolis, Illinois
  37. Go to the future birth place of Captain James T Kirk, Riverside, Iowa
  38. See the farmhouse from Anne of Green Gables (and order a raspberry cordial at one of the cafes) Prince Edward Island, Canada
  39. Visit Las Pozas, Mexico
  40. Dive into the Cenotes of Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  41. Attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  42. Let go of a balloon at Angel Falls, Venezuela
  43. Hike to the Lost City, Cuidad Perdida, Columbia
  44. Visit Easter Island, Chile
  45. Swing at the end of the World, Ecuador
  46. Visit the Star Wars Rebel Base, Tikal, Guatemala
  47. Literally reflect at the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia 
  48. Stay on an Island Made of Reeds, Lake Titicaca, Peru
  49. Go to Bora Bora
  50. Kayak in the Sea of Stars, Bioluminescent Bay
  51. Go on a zip line in Costa Rica
  52. Visit Cuba
  53. See the Aurora Borealis
  54. Go to Stonehenge
  55. Bathe in hot springs at the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  56. See the Waterfall of Gods, Iceland
  57. Sit on the edge of Preikestolen, Norway
  58. Visit the Doctor Who Experience
  59. Jump on a Book Barge, London
  60. Visit all the famous graves at Highgate Cemetery
  61. Stand on the Eastern and Western hemispheres at the same time, Greenwich
  62. Visit the Winchester pub from Shaun of the Dead
  63. Do the World’s End pub crawl
  64. Visit Baker Street/Sherlock’s home
  65. Attend the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  66. See the Fairy Pools, Scotland
  67. Go Whiskey tasting in Scotland 10/2014
  68. Ride a train through Europe 2014, 2015
  69. Road trip through Austria 5/2015
  70. Climb the steps to the top of St Peter's Basilica 10/2014
  71. Visit the catacombs in Paris 10/2014 
  72. Visit the Love Locks in Paris 10/2014
  73. See the Mona Lisa and The Winged Victory at The Louvre 10/2014
  74. Swim in an outdoor bath, Budapest 5/2015
  75. Celebrate Oktoberfest with a beer (or several) in Germany
  76. Go on the German Fairy Tale Route, Germany
  77. Celebrate Christmas in Europe 12/2015 
  78. Ride on a Gondola in Venice
  79. Ride a Vespa around Rome
  80. Make a wish in the Trevi Fountain in Rome
  81. Compete in the Wine War, La Roja, Spain
  82. Bathe in the Ganges
  83. Go to Amsterdam
  84. Go to Croatia (and of course visit some Game of Thrones sites)
  85. Climb to Meteora, Greece
  86. Watch the sunset in Santorini, Greece
  87. Visit Dracula’s castle in Transylvania
  88. Swim in the Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey
  89. Float in the Dead Sea
  90. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Eygpt
  91. Visit the Borobuder Temple, Indonesia
  92. Go on the Studio Ghibli Tour
  93. Visit Rabbit Island, Japan
  94. See the Fox Village in Japan
  95. Go to a Japanese Tea Ceremony
  96. Check out the floating market in Asia
  97. Stand next to Leshan, the Giant Buddha, China
  98. Cross the Bridge of the Immortals, China
  99. See a Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayas
  100. Ride on the Orient Express
  101. Visit Japan during Cherry Blossom season
  102. Visit the Angkor Watt Temple, Cambodia
  103. Watch the sun rise in Myanmar
  104. Release a Lantern at the Festival of Lights, Thailand
  105. Go to the Hajime Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand
  106. Walk along the Borneo Rainforest Canopy
  107. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia
  108. Swim in Devil's Pool, Africa 
  109. Visit Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, Tunisia
  110. Go to Timbuktu
  111. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Australia 9/2012 
    • *Updating to scuba
  112. Pet a kangaroo in Australia  09/2011 
  113. Road trip through Australia 9/2011
  114. Kayak the Milford Sounds, New Zealand
  115. Go to The Narnia Track in Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
  116. Go on the LOTR Hobbiton Tour
  117. Visit Mordor
  118. Take the Polar Plunge, Antarctica
  119. Throw a dart at a map and go where it lands
  120. Go on a long road trip without maps/GPS
  121. Go the airport spontaneously and get on the next flight out of there
  122. Spend a night on a deserted island
  123. Explore a cave Australia 2011, Texas 2015
  124. Travel somewhere solo 
  125. “Live” in a foreign country for over a month Belize 2016
  126. Attend a major fashion show
  127. Tour a comic studio Marvel Comics 2010
  128. Build a Rube Goldberg machine
  129. Visit a Hello Kitty or My Little Pony Cafe
  130. Watch every episode of Doctor Who in order
  131. Participate in The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES) 
  132. Be part of a zombie/survival game
  133. Escape an Escape the Room Challenge Austin 2016
  134. Watch a space shuttle launch in person 
  135. Go to a midnight screening in costume
  136. Attend a masquerade ball
  137. Become a Pokemon Master 
  138. Become a comic book character 2014 
  139. Go Larping
  140. Go to a Renaissance fair 
  141. Stay in a themed room/hotel 
  142. Attend a murder mystery dinner party 1/2016
  143. Go on a ghost walk
  144. Visit a haunted house
  145. Get a tattoo 2003, 2015, 2016, 2017
  146. Read 52 books in one year
  147. Read Harry Potter (Yes yes, I know I'm way behind on that one.) 
  148. Kayak or raft down a river in another country Czech Republic, 9/2015
  149. Jump off a cliff into the ocean
  150. Jump off a waterfall
  151. Go Snorkeling 2010, 2011, 2016
  152. See 100 different bands in one year 
  153. See a Prince concert 3/2013
  154. See David Bowie in concert San Jose 2004, Berkeley 2004
  155. Go to 10 major music festivals
    • SXSW, Coachella, ACL, Outside Lands
  156. Go to a music festival abroad
  157. See a show at Madison Square Garden, NY
  158. Hear Opera speak in person 11/2014 
  159. Go strawberry picking and make jam
  160. Stomp grapes and make my own wine
  161. Go pumpkin picking and carve it for Halloween
  162. Go on a helicopter flight Hawaii, 2002
  163. Go in a hot air balloon Australia, 9/2011 
  164. Go dogsledding
  165. Horseback ride along the beach/ocean
  166. Ride a boat through a swamp New Orleans 2016
  167. Get a motorcycle license
  168. Go dune buggying Pismo Beach, 7/2010 
  169. Visit a Medium
  170. Have a tarot reading
  171. Get a palm reading 6/2014
  172. Go whale watching
  173. Go snowmobiling
  174. Go sailing 
  175. Rope swing into a lake/ocean Aruba, 1/2016
  176. Ride the tallest Ferris Wheel
  177. Ride the tallest rollercoaster
  178. Stay in an underwater bungalow 
  179. Become an action figure 5/2013 (a bobblehead counts, right?!)
  180. Spend a week at sea
  181. Attend a F1 Grand Prix
  182. Take cooking classes
  183. Cook every recipe in a single cookbook
  184. Put together a book of family recipes
  185. Go to a Cirque de Soleil show Vegas 6/2011
  186. Go to a Broadway show 4/2010
  187. Explore a shipwreck Aruba, 1/2016
  188. Go on a trapeze
  189. Learn another language
  190. Get a PADI open water scuba certificate 1/2016
  191. Get a PADI advanced open water certificate
  192. Learn how to play a musical instrument 
  193. Volunteer for a charity regularly for at least a year
  194. Get a degree 2008
  195. Give a shelter animal a home 6/2015 
  196. Fall in love 2012 
  197. Buy a house 2/2015
  198. Do 24 good deeds in one day 
  199. Do 365 random acts of kindness in a year
  200. Have a year of yes
  201. Keep a journal for a year
  202. Write a novel
  203. Watch every Alfred Hitchcock film
  204. Take Improv classes
  205. Do a pin-up style photoshoot
  206. Participate in an open mic night or pottery slam
  207. Do a 30 day challenge
  208. Celebrate something every day for a year
  209. Buy nothing but essentials for an entire month
  210. Achieve 0 credit card/student loan debt
  211. Start a blog
  212. Start a book club 2016
  213. Go a year without buying any new clothes 
  214. Help someone check something off their own bucket list


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