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The Bucket List

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.”

For as long as I can remember I’ve been taught how important it is to write down your goals.  If you want to accomplish something, you must document those goals and make a plan to accomplish them.  Most of my life I’ve done an excellent job of avoiding that strategy within the realm of travel.  For the most part I just did my best to take advantage of whatever situations and opportunities presented themselves to me.  While this is certainly an easy (and many times fun) strategy, especially when it comes to travel, it hasn’t encouraged me to focus on accomplishing those travel goals that take a little more effort and planning to accomplish.  I certainly still plan to incorporate plenty of spontaneous travel in my life (which I’ve never had a problem with), but I’d also like to set some ultimate life travel goals.  I hope to focus on a healthy balance of spontaneous and planned experiences.  Plenty of these items on my bucket list have been floating around in my head for quite some time, while some are relatively new.  I’ve known I’ve needed to document the list in some form or fashion for quite some time, but I’m quite an excellent procrastinator.

Recently, I was listening to the Extra Pack of Peanuts (EPOP) podcast, and Trav from EPOP was interviewing Sean Ogle of Location 180.  Sean has done a lot of incredible things in his life, many of which are documented on his Bucket List.  Listening to that podcast and the items he had crossed off of his list was the extra little push I needed to finally publish my very own Bucket List.  I already had much of my bucket list typed up in an excel spreadsheet and had planned on posting it on the blog at some point, so I’ve finally published it.  

Now, granted, many of the things on my list aren’t that important in the grand scheme of life, but all the same, they are things I would like to see, experience, or accomplish in my lifetime.  I fully expect this list to be a living document – continuing to grow as I grow, continuing to inspire me with new goals as I accomplish others.  They are numbered in no particular order, and I will continue to add to the list as more ideas come to me.  Right now they are all at least loosely related to travel, but I’m certainly not limiting myself to only travel related goals.  That’s just where my mind is right now.  Take a look at the link below (or up on the banner at the top of the page), and let me know what’s on your bucket list, or what I may need to add to mine.

Matt’s Bucket List

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Stepping Foot on the Antarctic Peninsula

Stepping Foot on the Antarctic Peninsula

Hang gliding over Rio

Hang Gliding over Rio de Janeiro



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