Bucket List

Yep, I have a long and ambitious bucket list! Thankfully, I’ve already gotten started because I have a long way to go. If it’s crossed off, some awesome experience took place, and if not?

Well, let’s go!!

  • 1. Visit all 7 continents
  • 2. Visit every country
  • 3. Visit all 50 States (5 more to go!) (April 2019)
  • 4. Ride in a hot air balloon
  • 5. Skydive
  • 6. Get scuba certified
  • 7. Cage dive with great white sharks in South Africa or Australia…or BOTH!
  • 8. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • 9. Spend NYE (aka My Bday) in NYC to watch the ball drop (December 2016)
  • 10. Attend Oktoberfest in Germany
  • 11. See the Cherry Blossom trees blooming in Japan (April 2023)
  • 12. Walk the Great Wall of China and toboggan down (March 2014)
  • 13. Have British afternoon tea in London (April 2019)
  • 14. Swim with dolphins in the wild (Summer 1997)
  • 15. Swim with sharks (December 2015)
  • 16. Petronas Towers in Malaysia (April 2023)
  • 17. Go to the Olympics (Summer 1996)
  • 18. Ride a camel (July 2009)
  • 19. Bathe, feed and play with an elephant at Patara Elephant rescue farm in Thailand
  • 20. Go to the college football National Championship game (January 2011, January 2014)
  • 21. Go to the Super Bowl
  • 22. Pet a tiger
  • 23. Be in a movie (multiple times from 2012-2014)
  • 24. Go to a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field (July 2013)
  • 25. Fenway Park in Boston (June 2019)
  • 26. Complete a half marathon (December: 2011, 2012, November: 2014, 2017)
  • 27. See and photograph kangaroos in the wild in Australia (January 2024)
  • 28. See and photograph a koala bear in Australia (December 2023)
  • 29. See Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio
  • 30. Visit Norway in January for its spectacular winter scene
  • 31. See and photograph Mt Everest in Nepal
  • 32. See and photograph Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
  • 33. See and photograph Mt Fuji in Japan (November 2019, April 2023)
  • 34. Hike up above and behind the Hollywood sign in LA
  • 35. See and photograph the Taj Mahal
  • 36. See the Holy Land
  • 37. Swim in the Dead Sea
  • 38. Swim in the Sea of Galilee
  • 39. Be baptized in the Jordan River
  • 40. See and photograph the Big Blue Hole in Belize
  • 41. Find all of the Sound of Music filming locations in Austria (December 2018)
  • 42. Go to Window of the World theme park in Shenzhen, China (130 of the world’s most famous landmarks in one park)
  • 43. Go to the Tulip Festival in Washington state
  • 44. Drive across the US (2005, 2006)
  • 45. Go to Chelsea Market in NYC (home to the Food Network!) (February 2018)
  • 46. Go on an African Safari
  • 47. See and photograph Machu Picchu in Peru (May 2017)
  • 48. Go to Austria and find the famous Sound of Music Mountain (December 2018)
  • 49. See the Swiss Alps (August 2016)
  • 50. Go to the Palace of Versaille (July 2018)
  • 51. Visit Easter Island
  • 52. Galapagos Islands
  • 53. See the French Alps (August 2016)
  • 54. Go to the top of Burj Khalifa in UAE
  • 55. Eat sushi in Japan (November 2019, April 2023)
  • 56. Have pizza, pasta and limoncello in Italy (July 2015)
  • 57. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower (July 2010, July 2018)
  • 58. Fly into the Arctic Circle and get the certificate
  • 59. See the northern lights dancing in Iceland (October 2018)
  • 60. Swim between 2 continents in Iceland (October 2018)
  • 61. Swim with sea turtles and get pictures WITH them
  • 62. Go to Patmos where John was exiled and see the cave where he wrote Revelation
  • 63. See and photograph the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps (August 2016)
  • 64. Paraglide from 10, 180 ft with the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland (August 2016)
  • 65. See and photograph Mt McKinley in Alaska (August 2012)
  • 66. See and photograph Mt Rainier in Seattle, Washington (August 2012)
  • 67. Be a watchmaker in Geneva, Switzerland (August 2016)
  • 68. Make my own chocolate in Vevey, Switzerland (home of Nestle!) (August 2016)
  • 69. Make my own Swiss Army knife in Geneva, Switzerland (August 2016)
  • 70. Hike and photograph Rainbow Mountain in Peru (May 2017)
  • 71. Cruise the Amazon River (May 2017)
  • 72. See the pink dolphins in the Amazon River in Peru (May 2017)
  • 73. See and photograph every structure by the Spanish architectural genius, Santiago Calatrava
  • 74. Live in a Spanish speaking country and complete a Spanish immersion program. Road to Spanish fluency.
  • 75. See the tulips in The Netherlands (April 2019)
  • 76. See Mt Rushmore in South Dakota (April 2018)
  • 77. Go to Mall of America in Minneapolis (April 2018)
  • 78. Glamp in the Sahara Desert (June 2018)
  • 79. Live in a foreign country.
  • 80. See and photograph Patagonia (March 2019)
  • 81. Road trip in Oregon to include Willamette Valley, foodie heaven in Portland, Painted Hills, Mt Hood, Crater National Park
  • 82. See and photograph the Painted Hills in Oregon
  • 83. See and photograph Mt Hood in Oregon
  • 84. Go to Crater National Park in Oregon
  • 85. Seven Magic Mountains in Las Vegas (October 2023)
  • 86. See and photograph “Manhattanhenge” in NYC (June 2019, close enough)
  • 87. Valley of Fire in Nevada
  • 88. Lower Antelope Canyon in Arizona (November 2017)
  • 89. Arches National Park in Utah
  • 90. Bryce National Park in Utah
  • 91. Hot Air Balloon Festival in New Mexico
  • 92. Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland (April 2019)
  • 93. Cruise through/on the Panama Canal (April 2024)
  • 94. Eat at a Michelin star restaurant (April 2019)
  • 95. Gondola ride in Venice
  • 96. Photograph the colorful houses in Burano, Italy
  • 97. Eat pizza, pasta, and gelato in Italy (July 2015)
  • 98. Drink limoncello in Italy (July 2015)
  • 99. See and photograph the colors of Malta
  • 100. Custom-made leather sandals in Rome (July 2015)
  • 101. Amalfi coast
  • 102. Cherry blossoms in Washington DC
  • 103. Mask painting in Italy
  • 104. Zip the longest zipline in the world in Dubai
  • 105. Kayak the 5 bioluminescence bays in the world:
                1. Halong Bay, Vietnam
                2. Luminous Lagoon, Jamaica
                3. Laguna Grande, Puerto Rico (May 2022)
                4. La Parguera, Puerto Rico
                5. Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico
  • 106. Kayak Phang Nga Bay for Hong by Starlight and Bioluminescence in Thailand (April 2014)
  • 107. Zip the longest zipline in the Americas and second longest in the world in Puerto Rico (May 2022)
  • 108. Attend Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (January 2023)
  • 109. Attend the 100 Years of Wonder Celebration at Disneyland (November 2023)
  • 110. Attend Disneyland’s 70th Anniversary Celebration
  • 111. Eat at a Michelin two-star restaurant (Japan-April 2023)
  • 112. Eat at a Michelin three-star restaurant (Japan-April 2023)
  • 113. Batu Caves in Malaysia (April 2023)
  • 114. Do an escape room in all 50 states
  • 115. Do an escape room internationally (Malaysia-April 2023, Panama-April 2024)
  • 116. Petronas Towers in Singapore (April 2023)
  • 117. Stay at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore (April 2023)
  • 118. Stay at the oldest hotel in the world (in Japan)
  • 119. Eat at Botín, the oldest restaurant in the world (Madrid) (July 2010)
  • 120. Visit each Disneyland Park all over the world
  • 121. Drink vodka in Russia (August 2017)
  • 122. Drink wine in Napa Valley (July 2021)
  • 123. Drink pisco sours in Peru (May 2017)
  • 124. Drink sake in Japan (April 2023)
  • 125. Visit Antarctica via flight over the Drake Passage
  • 126. Drink Port wine in Porto, Portugal
  • 127. Photograph tigers in India
  • 128. See Jewel Changi in Singapore (April 2023)
  • 129. Attend El Día de Los Muertos in Mexico
  • 130. Attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  • 131. Do St Patrick’s Day in Dublin
  • 132. Celebrate NYE (my birthday) in Tokyo
  • 133. Drive Historic Route 66 (July 2023) 
  • 134. Beach Day Club in Vegas (October 2023)
  • 135. Hike The Wave in Arizona (September 2023)
  • 136. NYE fireworks from Sydney Harbor (December 2023)
  • 137. Tour the Sydney Opera House (January 2024)
  • 138. Walk the Sydney Harbor Bridge (January 2024)
  • 139. See sloths in Costa Rica (April 2024)
  • 140. Zipline in Costa Rica (April 2024)

SO MUCH MORE coming soon!