My Bucket-list

My Bucket-list

Everybody has one . . .

That list of dreams they hope to make a reality before they take their last breath on earth.

My bucket list of no different, it is full of things I long to do and places I daydream about seeing. I realize that actually completing my eternally long bucket-list in one lifetime is pretty much impossible, unless I became independently wealthy (like 10 years ago) and didn’t have to work another day in my life. Even then, I would have to be traveling nonstop pretty much for the next 50 years to tick off every item on my bucket list. Sounds great to me, but I realize that it isn’t realistic. Honestly, as long as I am actively checking things off for the rest of my days, I will be satisfied.

Without further ado, my PARTIAL list (in no particular order); because it will take some time for me to transfer the ENTIRE list from my journal to my blog here . . . believe it or not, there are actually over 300 items on my list currently, and growing!!! The more I travel, grow and learn, the more I add. I have also removed some from my list that previously had a home there. It is so interesting to notice my own evolution as a human on this planet.

  1. See a narwhal in the wild*
  2. Kayak with orcas in the wild (Orcas Island, Washington)*
  3. Horseback ride on the beach* – I did this in California & Costa Rica
  4. See the northern lights in Iceland* (Jolee still wants to see the northern lights ANYWHERE)
  5. Swim with sharks outside of a cage – I did this in Hawaii, the Bahamas, Fiji, Mexico, French Polynesia & Nicaragua (Jolee did this with me in French Polynesia, Mexico & Nicaragua)
  6. Visit Fiji
  7. Soak in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland*
  8. Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Fiji
  9. Visit Australia*
  10. Scuba dive The Great Barrier Reef*
  11. Visit the Whitsundays*
  12. Sleep in a Treehouse* – I did this in Madagascar first, then many other places since.
  13. Eat parmesan cheese IN Parma Italy
  14. Get scuba certified* – I did this while I was living in Maui in 2000
  15. Kayak or SUP in bioluminescent waters*
  16. Float in the Dea Sea
  17. See the southern lights
  18. Visit the Cooke Islands
  19. Hike half Dome in Yosemite National Park*
  20. Run a marathon
  21. Take Jolee to a BIG concert* – Mother’s day weekend, Taylor Swift
  22. Visit Machu Picchu* – with Jolee
  23. See a seahorse in the ocean while scuba diving or snorkeling
  24. Watch Jolee graduate from high school
  25. Live on a tropical island – Hawaii for almost 5 years
  26. Watch a World Cup game LIVE
  27. Get proposed to
  28. Find out my exact genealogy
  29. Visit every country in my genealogy
  30. Visit Dracula’s castle in Romania*
  31. Visit Antarctica
  32. See a sloth in the wild* – Costa Rica
  33. Take Jolee on a missions trip* – Hawaii
  34. Step foot on every continent
  35. Visit Transylvania
  36. Swim with Jelly’s in Palau*
  37. Explore Madagascar*
  38. Sleep in an igloo
  39. Swim with whale sharks in the wild* – Jolee & I did this together in Mexico
  40. Explore Borneo Malaysia* – with Jolee & my dad
  41. Go Sand boarding – In Huacachina Peru with Jolee
  42. Go on a tiger photo safari in india*
  43. Visit Zanzibar
  44. Gorilla trek – Uganda
  45. Swing on a jungle swing in Bali*
  46. Visit Chiapas Mexico
  47. Visit the Seychelles
  48. Take my dad to the Vatican
  49. Visit the Hoh Rain Forest
  50. Visit Greenland
  51. Go snow kiting in Iceland
  52. Watch a show at the Sydney Opera House – Don Quixote
  53. Get Jolee Scuba certified*
  54. Horseback ride in Patagonia
  55. See Iguazu Falls
  56. Swim with the mobula ray migration and orcas
  57. See Victoria Falls
  58. Go Glamping* – many places/times
  59. Ride in a sea/float plane over BEAUTIFUL waters – Fiji
  60. Explore Gabon and look for the surfing hippos
  61. Spend time in the Amazon rainforest*
  62. Ride in a hot air balloon* – in Napa, CA with Jolee
  63. Hike on a glacier – Iceland
  64. Go dog sledding*
  65. Scuba dive with Jolee*
  66. Visit French Polynesia and snorkel/scuba dive there
  67. See a Dugong in the wild
  68. Walk where Jesus walked in Israel
  69. Visit historical Biblical sites
  70. Move to a Blue Zone
  71. Scuba dive in a hot spring
  72. Take Jolee to the Ballet – San Francisco Nut Cracker
  73. Meet David Attenborough and/or Jane Goodall
  74. Visit Christmas Island
  75. See elephants in the wild
  76. Take my dad on a trip to stay in an overwater bungalow
  77. Watch the sunrise & sunset on the same day
  78. Fly first class*
  79. Scuba dive Raja Ampat*
  80. Helicopter ride
  81. Do an ice bath – several times now
  82. Be in a magazine – Old goal that I honestly could care less about now but have achieved many times in the past because there was a time in my life when I cared.
  83. Make a difference in the world
  84. Visit the Okavango Delta & Chobe National Park in Botswana
  85. See Firefall in Yosemite in person
  86. Watch Bjork perform IN Iceland (I saw her in California twice)
  87. Run a fun & successful Airbnb type property that enriches people’s lives
  88. Be on TV – Old goal, I accomplished this several times nonetheless. I could care less about this now.
  89. Visit some Idaho waterfalls
  90. Experience Day of the Dead IN Mexico
  91. Visit a cloud forest
  92. Live past the age my mom passed away
  93. Publish one of my books. They have been written for YEARS, just not published.
  94. Visit Plitvice National Park in Croatia
  95. Work for myself
  96. Visit every National Park in California
  97. Take my nephew Zion, to Zion National Park
  98. Stay in an overwater bungalow – Rangiroa
  99. Visit Every National Park in California
  100. Visit Socotra island
  101. Get Certified as a Nature Therapy Guide
  102. Explore Ha Long Bay in Vietnam
  103. See a Koala and a kangaroo IN Australia
  104. Go to a show at the Sydney Opera House
  105. Go on Safari in Africa
  106. Explore Mongolia
  107. Take Jolee to every National Park in California
  108. Explore the Waterfalls of Reunion
  109. Start a podcast – World Worth Wandering Conversations & Dark in the Park (found on Anchor and Spotify)
  110. See an active volcano in person, like one with visible lava that I can see.
  111. Delete all of my social media accounts
  112. Trek Everest base camp

*Also on Jolee’s bucket list. Jolee has her own bucket list, some things we have in common and some we don’t. Those items which we have in common have an * next to them on my list.

I will continue to transfer items over time as time allows, many have been checked off but I still have a loooong ways to go.

Want to help me check one of these off?  Want to join me as I check one of them off? Let’s talk!

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