Ultimate Life Bucket List

Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I Collage Travel
want to live!

What’s on your bucket list? You can submit your bucket list or your bucket list adventures to Bucket List Publications or [email protected] for publication. Share your goals and find inspiration in the accomplishments of others.

The more unrealistic we are with our dreams and goals, the more we’re able to achieve!

My life list is ever-changing, always growing; that’s why I create a yearly list. My 2012 Bucket List included things like fly a jetpack, swim with whale sharks, experience aerobatics in a biplane, and delivery my baby girl.  My 2013 Bucket List is well under way; there are 50 items on this year’s list so I have a fun year ahead.

Overall, these are the things I’d like to accomplish in my life. I usually choose from these each year and add new ones as I see fit.

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Adventure: Extreme Adventures
Skydiving ✓
Bungee jumping ✓
Base jumping ✓
Paragliding ✓
Parasailing ✓
Snorkeling ✓
Scuba diving
Rock climbing ✓
Rappelling ✓
Caving ✓
Ziplining ✓
Doing aerobatics in a biplane ✓
White-water rafting ✓
Riverboarding ✓
Sailing ✓
Climb Harbour Bridge
Surfing ✓
Go in a submarine
Rappel into Krubera Cave
Hot air ballooning ✓
Volcano boarding
Sky Jump – Vegas ✓
Enter the Cage of Death in Australia
Riding a stock car
Pilot a fighter jet
Motorcycle down Monument Valley
Riding roller coasters ✓
Kayaking ✓
Drive an army tank
ATV Adventure ✓
Canoeing ✓
Climb the outside of CN Tower
Sleep under the stars ✓
Snow Shoeing ✓
Windsurfing ✓
paddleboarding ✓
Riding a dune buggy in the desert ✓
bodyboarding ✓
Jumping from a cliff into deep water ✓
Drag racing
Go kart racing ✓
Wing walking
Ride in a float plane ✓
Indy style auto racing
Snuba ✓
Wonderland ✓
Trapeze swinging ✓
Blackwater rafting
Go into Outer Space

Fiji ✓
Canada ✓
Monaco ✓
Costa Rica ✓
England ✓Travel Collage
France ✓
Italy ✓
Greece ✓
Ireland ✓
Northern Ireland ✓
South Africa
Saudi Arabia ✓
Cuba ✓
Mexico ✓
Libya ✓
Marshall Islands
Switzerland ✓
United Arab Emirates ✓
Jordan ✓
Dominican Republic ✓
Nicaragua ✓
Luxembourg ✓
Spain ✓
Germany ✓
Egypt ✓
Algeria ✓
China ✓
New Zealand
Netherlands ✓
Belgium ✓
Croatia ✓
Bahamas ✓
Bermuda ✓
Turks & Caicos
St. Lucia ✓
Cayman Islands
Turkey ✓
Aruba ✓
St. Vincent & The Grenadines ✓
Bora Bora
St. Kitts
St. Maarten ✓

Visit an Elephant Sanctuary
beluga whales Ride a camel ✓
Hold an alligator ✓
Hold a snake ✓
Hold a hissing cockroach ✓
Go on an African Safari
Dog sledding ✓
Ride a horse ✓
Go whale-watching ✓
Visit the San Diego Zoo ✓
Milk a cow
Swim with whale sharks ✓
Cage diving
Swim with beluga whales ✓
Swim with dolphins ✓
Ride an ostrich
San Diego Safari Park ✓
Go to the Kentucky Derby
See a manatee ✓
See a polar bear ✓

Cabot Trail ✓
Niagara Falls ✓
Victoria Falls
Yosemite Falls
Dead Sea ✓
Bourbon Street
Bondi Beach
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves in NZ
Universal Studios ✓
Kilauea Volcano
Mt. Everest
Mt Kilmanjaro
The Venetian Hotel in Vegas ✓
Sea World ✓
The Louvre ✓
A Renaissance Festival ✓
The Georgia Aquarium ✓
Iguacu Falls
The Bay of Fundy ✓
The Great Barrier Reef
Coral reefs of Florida
Red Sea ✓
King’s Highway ✓
Wadi Rum ✓
Fiji Islands ✓
The Everglades ✓
Forbidden City
Epcot ✓
Go on a cruise ✓
Walk through a corn maze

Cliffs of Moher ✓
Ottawa on Canada Day ✓
Mount Rushmore
North and South Poles
Navy Pier ✓
Halong Bay
The Bucket List Bar in Bondi Beach
A hot air balloon festival
Zhangye Danxia Landform in China
Giant’s Causeway ✓
A sun rise in the east ✓
A sun set in the west ✓
Brooklyn Bridge ✓
Cloud Gate
Stone Arch Bridge
Chrysler Building ✓
Gateway Arch
Kennedy Space Center
The Garden of the Gods
Cadillac Ranch ✓
Clingmans Dome
Elvis Presley’s Graceland ✓
Lincoln Memorial
Times Square ✓
Monument Valley
Seven Falls
Chinese Theatre, Hollywood ✓
Great Wall of China ✓
The Galapagos Islands
Vatican City ✓
The Taj Mahal
The Eiffel Tower ✓
The Tower of London ✓
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Hollywood Blvd ✓
Moraine Lake
The Leaning Tower of Pisa ✓
The Grand Canyon ✓
The CN Tower
The Statue of Liberty ✓
The Sears Tower ✓
Visit a Renaissance fair ✓
Drive down Route 66 ✓
The Northern Lights ✓
The Serengeti
The Parthenon ✓
The Acropolis ✓
The Kremlin
The Pyramids of Giza ✓
Stonehenge ✓
The Sydney Opera House
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament ✓
St. Peter’s Basilica ✓
Notre Dame Cathedral ✓
Golden Gate Bridge ✓
The Colisseum ✓
The Smithsonian
Grove Park Inn ✓
Central Park ✓
Las Vegas Strip ✓
Grand Central Terminal ✓
The Empire State Building ✓
The White House
Christ the Redeemer
Machu Picchu
Petra ✓
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Millennium Park
Ngorogoro Crater
Disney World’s Magic Kingdom ✓
Grand Bazaar
The Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton ✓
Paria Canyon

Find the love of my life ✓
Get married on the beach ✓
Have a family ✓
Raise a happy and healthy child/children
Have family rituals and traditions to celebrate holidays and important life events
Renew our wedding vows every ten years
Build a house ✓
Fly a glider ✓
Fly an airplane ✓Flight Lessons
Fly a helicopter ✓
Fly a jetpack ✓
Fly a biplane ✓
Get a bachelor’s degree ✓
Get a Master’s degree ✓
Get an Education degree ✓
Write a book ✓
Write a blog ✓
Go on The Price is Right ✓
Learn to surf ✓
Ride a mechanical bull ✓
Make a difference in at least one person’s life ✓
Volunteer ✓
Create a website ✓
Create a YouTube video ✓
Serve a meal to those without on a major holiday
Teach high school ✓
Teach my child/children to read
Teach my child/children to swim
Teach my child/children to ride a bike
Plan at least 10 bucket list adventures for others ✓
Tutor students ✓
Kiss the Blarney Stone ✓
Win something larger than a small french fries
Cook an entire Thanksgiving meal, from scratch
Reach 50,000 followers on my blog

The Arts:
See a play at the Globe Theatre ✓
See The Nutcracker ✓
See Cirque du Soleil ✓
See a musical in LA ✓
Go to a movie premiere ✓
See a performance on Broadway ✓
Watch an opera ✓
Watch Criss Angel perform ✓
See Wicked ✓
See Cats ✓

Coach basketball ✓
Coach soccer ✓
Coach volleyball ✓
Coach field hockey ✓
Attend a professional baseball game ✓
Attend an NBA All Star Weekend ✓
Attend Kentucky Derby
Attend a professional football game
Attend a professional hockey game
Run a marathon ✓

Do you have suggestions? Did I forget something life changing?

114 thoughts on “Ultimate Life Bucket List

  1. Chile!! Especially if you like hiking and outdoors activities. Torres Del Paine in Chilean Patagonia is one of my favorite places in the world. If you want, I can totally post some pics of my trip in my blog. It is GORGEOUS. There is also the Atacama desert in the North and lots of other things in between. I highly recommend you check it out 🙂


  2. WOW!!! This is one big and extremely detailed bucket list! You made me think of so many things or categories I would not have thought about before. I started a bucket list years ago in a book and have added it to it. Might have to blog about it one of these days. Thanks for sharing.
    One more place to add: hike Cape Split in Nova Scotia. 🙂


  3. Hi Lesley,

    I was inspired to write a new bucket list (in a slightly different form) after you and another blogger visited my blog last year. I’ve pinned it to a page on my blog so I can look at it from time to time and remind myself to get it done. I’m afraid it’s not as extensive as yours but I did aim high. It’s a lifetime list which I’ll update regularly.

    Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm to live the “abundant life” and inspiring us to do the same.

    Here’s my page in case you’re interested.



  4. Hi Lesley,

    You should add Philippines in your list of countries to travel 🙂 Lots of interesting activities and nature sites here.

    By the way, i just voted for you 🙂 Thanks for the bucket list inspiration.



  5. I’m about to tick off another item on my bucket list… On Saturday I am jumping out of a plane. I am petrified, but super-excited if that is possible!! It’s on my list and it’s up next despite the fear! It’s almost time to get crazy!! :):):)


  6. Oh WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!! Amazing! I admire your courage and the determination to do this!! The photos are spectacular and you have accomplished so much!
    Bless you for sharing and showing people out there (me), the only limitation is ourselves. 😀


  7. That is the most incredible bucket list I have ever heard of or seen! To think you have that many check marks already… very inspiring. I absolutely adore the quote you referenced from Eleanor Roosevelt. 😀


  8. My life has been pretty tame (and not it a particularly good way). I am 35 and haven’t done much of anything. My main things on my bucket list would be to go snowboarding, snorkle in a tropical paradise, visit Italy (where my parents are from), and Ireland (a place I’ve been obsessed with ever since I was a little girl). I have voted for you to attain your ultimate Bucket list – keeping my fingers crossed. 🙂


  9. Beautifully inspirational! This quote struck a chord with me:

    The more unrealistic we are with our dreams and goals, the more we’re able to achieve!

    So now I will be getting to work on my own list 🙂


  10. I find this all so incredibly inspiring and motivating. I recently started making “Monthly Resolution Lists” where I make a list of 10-15 things I want to do/see/eat/experience that month and then I blog about it. It makes the months more exciting and it’s fun to have an immediate sense of accomplishment. BUT it’s also important to look at the bigger picture too. I am going to start thinking about a bigger life bucket list.


  11. Far out, you’ve have accomplished more than I could ever dream to do. This has inspired me to start a bucket list. Must start off realistic first though, of course, before building to the exciting, exhilarating stuff! I’m looking forward to see you tick off more of your list (particularly visiting Australia. Aussie here, trying to fly the flag haha :P)


  12. This is awesome! I keep a list of goals in my planner. Dearest to my heart:
    -visit a sloth sanctuary
    -visit my grandparents’ homeland of the Azores (Portugal)
    -see the Northern Lights in Iceland
    -see constellations for the southern hemisphere
    -get my garden up and running!
    -rescue more dogs & cats
    -go WWOOFing in Ireland
    -visit England with my husband
    -visit the place his family is from in Italy


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