Start a blog Go bungy jumping Climb a glacier
- Read Anna Karenina
Learn to fly an airplane
- Go skydiving
See Oprah Dive the Great Barrier Reef
- Learn to play a song on the guitar
- Write a book
Perform on stage Ride an elephant Learn to take care of an elephant
- Complete a 5K in less than 45 minutes
- Learn to drive a motorcycle
Cuddle a koala Traipse the Great Wall of China Tickle a tiger Dye my hair blue See the sun rise over Angor Wat Pray in Tibet Climb a 14er
- Survive a zombie attack
Relive a childhood moment Submit an article to be published Try Stand Up Paddleboarding See the Northern Lights in Iceland Dive the Continental Divide (well, snorkel). Eat lobster in Maine or chow-dah on Cape Cod Trek in Nepal Learn to ice climb
- Eat shark–not vice versa
- Scan and organize all of my photos
- Inspire someone to take off and travel
- Brew a signature beer
- Compete in the Mongol Rally. I’ll need teammates for this. Let me know if you’re up for it!
- Climb one of the Seven Summits
- Trek the coast path in Wales
- Learn to dance the tango in Argentina
- Ride the Trans-Siberian Railroad
Hike in Moab, Utah
- Work as a bartender. Cultivate a nickname for the job.
- Sleep in a yurt in Mongolia
- Walk the Camino de Santiago
Raise a stein at Oktoberfest in Munich Salsa dance in Colombia
- Sail with a 5 Gyres Expedition
Mountain bike on a volcano
- Paddle the 99 Mile Wilderness Waterway in the Everglades
*I started this list after a birthday, thinking that I would add items as I thought of them and cross them off accordingly, with the number of items corresponding to my birthday. However, I realized that I didn’t want my list to end with my birthday. I also realized that some items might take more than a year, or might never actually happen (see #23).
For me, the fun is not necessarily in adding to the list or the completing these items, though both are high points (I’m also particularly fond of the “strike through” feature). I get the most pleasure out of the dreaming and planning, the extensive research or last-minute decisions and the quease in my stomach when I’m terrified–and exhilarated. So, I’m continuing the list with no deadline or end in sight. We’ll see how far as it takes me.
What adventures am I missing?