Bucket List

The Everyone has a bucket list, even if it isn’t written down.  Here’s my bucket list (it’s a work in progress – constantly adding items to it):

  1. Bungee Jump  (Completed April 4, 2009 in Queenstown, New Zealand)
  2. Working Holiday in Australia (Completed in 2011)
  3. Visit Monkey Mia (Completed February 26-27, 2011)
  4. Have an IMDB.com profile (Completed 2009)
  5. Get my own .com (Completed February 2012)
  6. Go to Paris (Completed October 4, 2010)
  7. Skydive  (Completed March 2, 2012 in Paihia, New Zealand)
  8. Become a certified Scuba Diver  (Completed February 11, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
  9. Go on a game drive in Africa (Completed May 22, 2012 in Etosha National Park, Namibia)
  10. Say I love you and mean it
  11. Run a half-marathon
  12. Celebrate Carnival in Rio
  13. Go to Macchu Picchu
  14. Volunteer at an orphanage in a 3rd world country (Completed June 9, 2012 at Rosedale Orphanage in Gweru, Zimbabwe)
  15. Raise $10000 for charity
  16. Learn to speak another language
  17. Learn to play guitar (well)
  18. Milk a cow (Completed September 2, 2012 in Kaitaia, New Zealand)
  19. Shear a sheep (Completed November 28, 2012 in Herekino, New Zealand)
  20. Go on a yoga retreat
  21. Place a bet in Las Vegas (Completed February 3, 2016)
  22. Visit Angkor Watt
  23. Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan
  24. Have a baby
  25. Stand in an airport and pick my destination based on the fact that I don’t recognize where it is
  26. Visit the Amazon Rainforest
  27. Climb Dune 45 in Namibia at sunrise (Completed May 17, 2012)
  28. See the Orangutans in Borneo
  29. Walk along the Great Wall of China
  30. Tube the Vang Vieng River
  31. Visit Petra in Jordan (Completed October 16, 2016)
  32. Do a “great American roadtrip”
  33. Drive across Canada and touch both oceans.
  34. Visit Yosemite National Park
  35. Visit the Grand Canyon
  36. Drive the Cabot Trail in autumn
  37. Spend a night under the stars in Wadi Rum (Completed October 16, 2016)
  38. Walk a red carpet (Completed September 2006 at the Toronto International Film Festival)
  39. See the Pyramids, Sphinx and Valleys of the Kings and Queens in Egypt
  40. Photograph the blue city of Chefchaouen, Morroco
  41. See the wild gorillas in Uganda (Completed July 23, 2013 in Bwindi Inpenetrable National Park, Uganda)
  42. Hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti at sunrise (Completed August 6, 2013)
  43. See the Northern Lights
  44. Open a hostel
  45. Antarctic Expedition
  46. Spend time in the Galapagos Islands
  47. Have someone say I love you and have them mean it
  48. Horse ride in Iceland
  49. Sleep under the stars (Completed March 2, 2011 in Northampton, Western Australia)
  50. Visit Iguazu Falls
  51. Visit Victoria Falls  (Completed May 31, 2012 – Zimbabwe side)
  52. Visit a lion rehabilitation centre in Africa (Completed June 4, 2012 when I volunteered for 2 weeks at Antelope Park in Gweru, Zimbabwe)
  53. Smoke pot in an Amsterdam coffee shop (Completed October 1, 2010)
  54. Take a horse carriage ride in Central Park
  55. Chase a tornado
  56. Relax on the beaches of Zanzibar (Completed August 10, 2013)
  57. Hike through the Moab Desert
  58. Drive the Great Ocean Road (Completed March 25-26, 2011)
  59. Hike around Uluru and Kata Tjuta
  60. 4WD From Broome to Darwin through the Bungle Bungles and Kimberleys
  61. Shoot a gun (Completed January 10, 2012)
  62. Drive a police cruiser (Completed January 29, 2012)
  63. Attend a performance at the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville
  64. Write and publish a book
  65. Float in the Dead Sea (Completed October 14, 2016 in Jordan)
  66. Celebrate Holi in India
  67. Mile High Club
  68. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible (Completed March 1, 2014 in a Toyota Yaris)
  69. Create my family tree going back as far as possible (Completed with the help of my uncle)
  70. Party at Mardi Gras
  71. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
  72. Surf in Hawaii (Completed December 13, 2012 in Waikiki, Hawaii)
  73. Climb a volcano (Completed December 8, 2012 in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii)
  74. Swim in the Devil’s Pools, Victoria Falls
  75. Shark cage dive  (Completed December 6, 2012 in Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii)
  76. Take a flight over Victoria Falls
  77. Bottle-feed lion cubs
  78. Skate on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
  79. Road trip through the Canadian Rockies
  80. Stay in the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City in the winter
  81. Sail from one country to another
  82. Visit Napa Valley
  83. See all of the Big 5 in Africa (Completed August 5, 2013 in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania)
  84. Swim with Whale Sharks
  85. Fly in a float plane
  86. Own (or part-own) a horse
  87. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  88. Fire Walk
  89. White Water Rafting
  90. Attend Loy Krathong in Thailand
  91. Visit Stonehenge
  92. Be published in print (Completed in July 2014, Blogosphere Magazine Issue 4)
  93. Swim with dolphins (Completed in July 2002, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico)
  94. Mush a dog sled
  95. See the Great Migration (Completed July 18, 2013 in Masai Mara National Park, Kenya)
  96. Watch turtles hatch and run for the ocean
  97. Attend an important horse race (ie. Melbourne Cup, Kentucky Derby, etc.) and wear a big hat!
  98. Ride a mechanical bull
  99. Sell my photography
  100. See a lion kill (Completed July 18, 2013 in Masai Mara National Park, Kenya)
  101. Have breakfast on a mountaintop with the most handsome man in the world.