The Bucket List

Places I plan to see, events I hope to experience, and other lofty goals…

These items are in no particular order, and I will continue to add to the list as more inspiration comes along.

  1. SCUBA Dive the Great Barrier Reef – August 2010
  2. Visit the ancient city of Petra
  3. Hike Machu Picchu
  4. Visit the Pyramids at Giza – January 2015
  5. Swim in Jellyfish Lake (not my video as I have yet to visit)
  6. Snorkel / SCUBA Dive in the Galapogos Islands
  7. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  8. Visit Angkor Wat – November 2013
  9. Visit the Taj Mahal
  10. Take a Spanish language immersion class in Latin America
  11. Step foot on the Antarctic continent – November 2011
  12. Stay in an overwater bungalow – February 2014
  13. Go on a polar bear hike
  14. Attend a World Series gameOctober 22, 2008
  15. Attend a Superbowl
  16. Attend an NBA Finals gameJune 4, 2009
  17. Attend an NCAA Final FourApril 3-5, 2010
  18. Attend an NCAA Football National Championship game
  19. Visit a park for each MLB team
  20. Live on the beach (in a house, hotel, hostel, etc.) for 3 weeks
  21. Go hang gliding over Rio – February 2011
  22. Visit a public bath house in Europe or Asia
  23. Take a legit (longterm) RTW trip (6 months or longer)
  24. Take a quick RTW trip all in business/first class (on points of course)
  25. Fly first/business Class in a 747 – May 2014
  26. Take a shower on an airplane
  27. Visit the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt – May 2014
  28. Travel through the Australian Outback – August 2010
  29. Take a hot air balloon ride – October 2013
  30. Visit all 7 continentsOctober 2013
  31. Learn to use a digital SLR camera – May 2014 (Took a class, but I’m still constantly learning)
  32. Fly first class on either Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines
  33. Take a one way trip with at least 3 international layovers of just under 24 hrs each
  34. Visit Iguazu Falls – July 2009
  35. Visit Niagra Falls
  36. Visit Victoria Falls
  37. Take an airboat ride in the Everglades
  38. Visit the top of the Statue of Liberty – March 1994
  39. Hike the Grand Canyon – May 2004
  40. Fly into space
  41. Become a member of the Traveler’s Century Club
  42. Swim with sharks
  43. Hike the Himalayas in Nepal
  44. See the Northern Lights
  45. Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  46. Visit all 50 states
  47. Skydive – August 2004
  48. Go on an African safariOctober 2013
  49. Fly in an ultralight aircraft
  50. Learn conversational Arabic
  51. Post at least once a week on the blog for 26 straight weeks
  52. Post a new picture on Instagram once a day for 31 straight days
  53. Go Zorbing in New Zealand
  54. Hike to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Rwanda or Uganda

5 responses to “The Bucket List

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  2. Wow! This is fantastic. Go, Matt!

  3. Steve Mikus

    It looks like you have me beat on your list. I have done 11, 25, 29, 35, 38, 39 and 44 and will soon accomplish 30, 36 and 48. Love, Dad

    P.S. How about a submarine ride (100 feet below the surface) in the Cayman Islands? Also no. 38 was accomplished in March 1994.

    • You’ve seen the Northern Lights, huh? When was that? The submarine ride would be pretty cool, but for now I’ll stick with diving. I’ll save the submarine rides for my retirement years. Thanks for the clarification on the date. I fixed it.

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