The Bucket List

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss, but that it is too low and we reach it. ~Michelangelo


We all have that list of things we want to accomplish during the short period of time we have on this amazing planet. Below is mine, well at least the portion of mine that is yet to be completed. You can read about some of things that have already been completed by clicking here.

As much as I would like to say that everything I would like to accomplish is on this page, I know full well this list is constantly growing and it seems that for every item I complete on the list two new items get added. So much to do and so little time to do it in!

Experience Life

Go Base Jumping
Attend the Olympic Games
Zorbing: Roll down a hill in a hamster ball!

  • Drive a car worth more than $200,000
  • Learn to Kite Board
  • Spend the night on an Iceberg
  • Fly a Helicopter
  • Spend a week living with a Tribal Culture
  • Spend a week on a deserted Island
  • Fire Walk
  • Spend the night in a known haunted location.
  • Spend a week in a castle.
  • Live on the streets for a week
  • Attend the Olympic Games
  • Attend the Super Bowl
  • Attend a World Cup Game
  • Attend the Opera
  • Go Base Jumping
  • Swim with Orcas
  • Join the Mile Hile Club
  • Swim with a Humpback Whale
  • Spend a week traveling by Dog Sled
  • Learn to Surf
  • Go Bob Sleding
  • Spend a Week on a Submarine
  • Get in the Guineas Book of World Records
  • Go Zorbing
  • Be Positioned Above the North Pole
  • Rappel Off a Building higher than 200′
  • Fly in a Mig
  • Dive with a Great White Shark
  • Live out of an RV for 30 days
  • Become a member of the Explorers Club
  • Become a Freemason
  • Identify a Ship Wreck
  • Lay virgin line in a Underwater Cave
  • 10,000′ Wet Cave Penetration
  • NACD Gold Wakulla Award
  • Dive past 750fsw
  • Go Grape Stomping
Africa Experiences

Visit the Abandooned Star Wars Set in the Tunisian Desert
Travel the Sehara Desert By Camel
Chill in the Devils Pool at Victoria Falls

  • Summit Kilimanjaro Highest Peak on Continent
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza
  • Swim in the Devils Pool @ Victoria Falls
  • See Gorilla’s in the Wild – Rwanda
  • Visit the Grave of Baden Powell
  • Visit Deadvlei, Namibia
  • Visit Lake Notron
  • Visit the Eye of Africa
  • Travel in the Sahara by Camel
  • Visit the Cairo Citadel
  • Collect a GeoCache in Africa
  • Visit the Island of Seychells
  • Visit the Congo Basin
  • Witness the Serengeti Migration
  • Dive St John’s Reef
  • Visit Namaqualand during Spring
  • Visit Madagascar
  • Visit the Abandoned Star Wars set in the Tunisian Desert
Antarctica Experiences

Summit Mount Vinson Massif

  • Summit Mt Vinson Massif Highest Peak on Continent
  • Collect a GeoCache in Antarctica
  • Join The 300 Club
  • Stand on the South Pole
Asia

Attend The Taiwan Lautren Festival
Explore Pongua Falls
Visit Kiyomizudera Temple

  • Summit Mt Everest Highest Peak on Continent
  • Dive the Nemo 33
  • Walk the length of The Great Wall of China
  • Stand in the center of Red Square
  • Visit Window of the World Cultural Park
  • Visit Kiyomizudera Temple during Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Visit Phuktal Monastery during Monsoon Season
  • Visit Kawachi Fuji Garden
  • Visit the Dead Sea
  • Visit Pongua Falls
  • Visit Yushan National Park
  • Visit Shisen-do in Kyoto
  • Visit Baatara Gorge Waterfall in Tannourine
  • Visit Sichuan, China
  • Visit the Six Senses Evason Ma’In Hot Springs
  • Visit Crystalline Turquoise Lake in Jiuzhaigoa National Park
  • Visit Petra in Jordan at Night
  • Visit the Tianzi Mountains
  • Visit Socotra, Yemen
  • See the Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu, China
  • Visit Yuanyang County, China
  • Explore the Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan China
  • Visit Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve in China
  • Collect a GeoCache in Asia
  • Visit Infinite Cave in Vietnam
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Dive in Lake Baikal
  • Dive the USAT Liberty
  • Visit Petra in Jordan
  • Visit Pangong Tso Lake
  • Experience a Festival with the Kalash in Rumbur Valley
  • Visit the Taj Exotica Resort in Maldives
  • Stay at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort
  • Visit the Tian Tian Buddha on Lantau island
  • at at the Restuarant new Sanyou Cave above the Chang Jiang River in Hubei
  • Visit Benteng Chittorgarh in India
  • Visit Reed Flute Caves, China
  • Visit Aogashima Island
  • Summit China’s Five Great Mountains
  • Visit the Forbidden City
  • Walk the 88 Temple Circuit
  • Attend the Taiwan Lantern Festival
  • Walk the Halls of the Catacombs of Kn el Shoqafa
  • Visit Potala Palace
  • Visit the “Door To Hell” in Derweze Turkmenistan
  • See Tigers in the Wild
  • Swim in the Hunatuan River on the island of Mindanao
  • Visit Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Visit the Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan China
  • Visit Coroon Palawan in the Philippines
  • Visit Pangong Tso Lake
  • Visit soneva Fushi in Maldives
  • Visit Pongua Falls
  • Visit the Pearl Waterfall in the Jiuzhaigou Valley
  • Visit the Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island
  • See the Turquoise Ice on Lake Baikal, Russia
  • Have tea at the Tea House on the South Peak of Mt Huashan
Australia

See a Performance at the Sydney Opera House
See the Glow Worms in Waitomo Caves
Explore Lady Musgrave Island

  • Summit Mt Kosciuszko Highest Peak on Continent
  • Muck Dive on Samarai Island
  • Land Diving in Vanuatu
  • Dive in East Timor
  • Dive Piccaninnie Pond Caves
  • Dive the USS Coolidge
  • Dive the Jake Seaplane
  • Dive the Shinkoku Maru
  • Visit Shark Island in Sydney
  • Visit Lake Hillier
  • Summit Puncak Jaya Highest Peak on Continent
  • Dive Chuuk Lagoon
  • See a Performance at Sydney Opera House
  • Visit Tasmania
  • Cave diving in Mulu National Park
  • Visit the waters of Lady Musgrave Island in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park
  • Stay at the Intercontinental Hotel & Thalasso Spa in Bora Bora
  • Visit Waitomo Caves
  • Stand atop Fox Glacier
  • Stand atop Franz Josef Glacier
  • Dine in the Sky @ Skyline Rotorua on Mt Ngongotaha
  • Dive Rangiroa in French Polnesia
  • Soak in the Rotorua Hot Springs
  • Visit Abel Tasman National Park
  • Stay at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora
Europe

Relax At Blue Spa Island
Explore Chernobyle
Dine At Grotto Palazzese

  • Summit Elbrus Highest Peak on Continent
  • Collect a GeoCache in Europe
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Visit Chernobyl
  • Bungy Jump @ Verzasca Dam
  • Visit the Vatican
  • Attend Oktoberfest in Germany
  • Stand in the Shadow of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit the Athens Acropolis
  • Visit the Cluny Abbey
  • Visit Salina Turda
  • Visit the Blue Spa in Iceland
  • Spend the Night in a Glass Iglee (Finland)
  • Visit Gaints Causeway in Northern Ireland
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Visit Grotto Della Poesia @ Roca Vecchia Italy
  • Visit Devetashkata Cave in Bulgaria
  • Visit Ben Bulden County in Ireland
  • Visit Myrtos Beach in Greece
  • Visit Prague Castle
  • Visit Neist Point on isle of Skye in Scotland
  • Visit the Blue Caves oon Zakynthos Island
  • Plitvice Lake, in Croatia
  • Paterswoldse Meer, South of Groningen in Netherlands
  • Visit Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
  • Visit the Highlands in Iceland
  • Go Caving in the Kast Region of Slovenia
  • Ride the Bernina Express
  • Dive the HMHS Britannic
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Battle in the Colosseum
  • Run with the Bulls
  • Drive through the Channel Tunnel
  • Spend the night in the Ice Hotel in Sweden
  • Attend the Winter Alpine Balloon Festival in Switzerland
  • spend St Patricks day in Ireland
  • Explore the Crocked Forest in Western Poland
  • Dive the Lofoten Islands
  • Eat at grotta Palazzese in Polignano Italy
  • Visit Venice
  • Visit Positano on the Amalfi Coast
  • Visit Bachalpsee in Berner Oberland, Switzerland
  • Visit Alentejo, Portugal
  • Visit Etretat, Normandy, France
  • Attend the Santa Domenica nel Salento
  • Aiguill e du midi in Chamonix France
  • 4 Hands in Etretat France
  • Madeira Portugal
  • Meandre -En-Vau- Marseilles
  • Visit Preachers Rock in Preikestolen
  • Visit the Sentinels of the Arctic, Finland
  • Visit the Bigar Waterfall, Romania
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
  • Ride the Glacier Express in Switzerland
  • Visit Loch Ness
  • Travel the Castle Trail in Scotland
  • visit the Ely Citadel
  • Participate in La Tomatina
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Octagon in the Crossness Pumping Station of the London Sewerage System
  • Visit Hagia Sophia
  • Eat at Grotta Palazzese in Polignano Italy
  • Visit Gilwell Park
  • Visit the Waterfall of the Gods in Ireland
  • Drive the Transfagarasanion in Romania
  • Visit the Blue Lagooon in Iceland
  • Visit Elafonisi Beach in Crete
  • Visit Bern Switzerland
  • Visit Rocky Village in Vernazza Italy
  • Visit Poro Katsiki, Lefkada Island, Greece
  • Skaftafeli, Iceland
  • The Gardens at Marqueyssac
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland
  • Verdon, Provence, France
  • Riomaggiore, Italy
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
  • Visit the Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland
  • Walk through the Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukkraine
  • Visit Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey
North America

Explore Greenlands Ice Canyons
Drive The Length of Route 66
Visit Jericoacoara Beach

  • Summit Mount McKinley Highest Peak on Continent – 20,320′
  • Dive Each of the NOAA Marine Sanctuaries
  • Storm Chase in Tornado Alley
  • Visit American Samoa National Park
  • Drive The Length of Route 66
  • Ride the tracks of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad Amtraks California Zaphyr
  • Hike the length of the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Hike the length of the Continental Divide Trail
  • Hike the length of the North Country Trail
  • Travel the Length of the Ice Age Trail
  • Travel the length of the Pacific Northwest Trail
  • Travel the length of the Potomac Heritage Trail
  • Travel the length of the New England Trail
  • Travel the length of the Natchez Trace Trail
  • Dive the American Samoa Marine Sanctuary
  • Visit Greenland
  • Dive the Bianca C
  • Dive the Odyssey
  • Visit Jericoacoara Beach in Cera
  • Visit Each the 58 US National Parks
  • Visit San Juan National Historic Site
  • Visit All 50 States
  • Visit the Virgin Islands National Park
  • Travel the length of Oregon Trail
  • Travel the length of Mormon Pioneer Trail
  • Travel the length of Lewis and Clark Trail
  • Travel the length of Iditarod Trail
  • Travel the length of Overmountain Victory Trail
  • Travel the length of Nez Perce Trail
  • Travel the length of Santa Fe Trail
  • Travel the length of Trail of Tears Trail
  • Travel the length of Juan Bautista de Anza Trail
  • Travel the length of California Trail
  • Travel the length of Pony Express Trail
  • Travel the length of Selma to Montgomery Trail
  • Travel the length of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail
  • Go Caving at Actun Tunichil Muknal – Belize
  • Visit Caracol Ruins – Belize
  • Hike Paricutin Volcano – Mexico
  • Casa Kimball in Dominican Republic
  • Spirit Island on Magligne Lake in Alberta
  • Stay at the Golden Eye Hotel in St Mary Jamaica
  • Ice Canyon in Greenland
  • Cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver
  • Visit the Hidden Beach, Mexico
  • Travel the length of Ala Kahakai Trail
  • Travel the length of Old Spanish Trail
  • Travel the length of the El Camino Real de los Tejas Trail
  • Travel the length of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake Trail
  • Travel the length of the Star-Spangled Banner Trail
  • Travel the length of the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Trail
  • Visit Magnetic Hill in New Brunswick
  • Drive the Length of Dempster Highway
  • Visit the CN Tower
  • Polar Bear Safari in Manitoba
  • Visit the San Juan Islands
  • Attend Cuba’s Jazz Festival
  • Attend Jamaica’s Reggae Festival
  • Sail in the Bermuda Triangle
  • Visit Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake
  • Dive the Blue Hole
  • Visit rio Tampaon in san Luis Potosi
  • Dive the Pelinaion
  • Dive the USS Kittiwake
  • Dive the Superior Producer
  • Fernando De Noronha, Brazil
  • Visit the Maica Mine
  • See the “Donkey Show”
  • Dive Rose Atoll in the American Samnoa
  • Dive Buck Island Reef
Stuff in United States – (Divided by State)
South America

Explore the Dunes of Peru
Visit Anel Falls

  • Summit Aconcagua Highest Peak on Continent
  • Carnival in Rio De Janeiro Harbor
  • Day of the Dead Festival
  • Travel Panama Canal by Boat
  • Collect a GeoCache in South America
  • Visit Huacachina in the Peruvian Desert
  • Paddle on the Cano Cristales River, Colombia
  • See the Underwater Waterfall on Mauritius Island
  • See the Underwater River in the Cenote Angelita
  • Visit Christ of Redeemer Statue
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands
  • Dive Fernando De Noronha Marine Park
  • The Dunes of Peru
  • Marble Caves in Chile Chico
  • Stand Atop Mount Roraima
  • Visit Angel Falls in Venezuela
  • Hammerhead Shark Dive on Cocos Island
  • Visit Easter Island
  • Visit Faieteur Falls
  • Summit Mount Roraima
  • Visit the Salt Flats in Salar De Uyuni during rainy season

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