Bucket List

My ongoing list of items I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket. I am constantly checking off and adding items and made a Pinterest board if you are more visual


Travel every continent at least once – North America (Canada, most US states, Mexico and Central America), Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica

Seven New Wonders of the World: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru Nov 10-13 2011, The Colisseum in Rome, Petra, Jordan, Christ Redeemer, Brazil, The Great Wall of China, Chichen Itza, Mexico, The Taj Mahal, India

Visit all the hometowns of your ancestors (County Atrim, Ireland), Scotland; Devonshire, England; Germany; Africa; Netherlands; reservations for Choctaw Indians, Imboden, Switzerland)

Go on a Round the world trip

Go winetasting in Napa & Sonoma Valley, Mendoza Argentina, Italy, Washington

Visit the 10 happiest countries


Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Take a wine tour in Italy

Sistine Chapel

Drink champagne in Champagne

Take the Chunnel London 2004

Oktoberfest – Germany

Observe the running of the Bulls – Pamplona, Spain

Go to the top of the Eifel tower 2004

Go to Barcelona July/Aug 2005 AGAIN!!

Paris Catacombs

Tulips in Amsterdam

stay out dancing all night – Barcelona 2004, Buenos Aires 2011

Azores Islands

Sail the Greek Islands

Bathe in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa – Iceland

View the ruins in Athens

See a concert in another country Orishas Bcn, ’05, flamenco Spain 2005 & Argentina ‘11

Drive on the autobahn



Attend Giants and/or Red Sox Spring Training

Go to the 5 oldest baseball parks in the nation (Fenway (Boston), Wrigley (Chicago), Dodger Stadium blech (LA), Oakland- Coliseum, Angel Stadium – (Anaheim) then 10 oldest 🙂

Attend Giants games at 5 different parks – Petco Park, San Diego (April 2013), Oakland Colosseum (multiple times), Mets and Yankee Stadium (NY Sept 13)

Catch a homerun at an MLB game

catch a foul ball and get to keep it (2009 Rich Aurelia!, 2012 WS Game 2 – I was the first one to pick up a ball that beamed a guy in the head, but gave it to said guy)

Road trip through the US South (Savannah, ATL, Kentucky, Nashville, NOLa, etc)

Visit the cemeteries and Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans

Walk through Laurel Heights and Pacific Heights (SF) – gorgeous mansions!

Go to the mosaic staircase at 16th and Moraga in the sunset – SF

Share a drink or a meal at the top of the Mark (San Francisco) 2015

Take a night tour of Alcatraz

Do Yoga on the Beach – Haiti

Camp, hike and stargaze in Joshua Tree National Park

swim in bio-luminescent algae (eg Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico)

4 corners US

Visit Granny’s grave in Indiana

Teotihuacán, Mexico

Travel to as many of the 59 United States National Parks as I can (So far: Carlsbad Caverns, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Hawaii Volcanos, Lassen Volcanic, Petrified Forest, Redwood, Yosemite, Sequoia)

Witness the Aurora Borealis

Travel to all 50 states (AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY) Washington DC)

Visit a Black Sand Beach – Big Island Hawaii

Swim a mile off shore – Oahu 2010

walk through a lava tube Big Island HI

see live lava flow Big Island HI

Travel to all the provinces/territories in Canada (British Columbia-2012)

Visit all the Hawaiian Islands (Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Kauai, Lanai, Kahoolaw

Belize Barrier Reef

Costa Rica – 727 Fuselage Home and El Avion Restaurant

Go hiking in the rainforest Bocas del Toro, Panama 2013

Hang with sloths at the sloth sanctuaries in Costa Rica and Oregon

Tulum Pyramids, Mexico

Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard

Visit Alaska

Hike the 11-mile Kalalau Trail on the island of Kauai.

St. Patrick’s Day in Boston  2013

Teach English in another country Bocas del Toro, Panama 2013

drive all the way down CA highway 1 (in a convertible)

Go to an average of one Giants game per week for an entire season -2012 I went to 3 games in one week, a postseason game AND my first World Series game!

Attend a Postseason baseball game – Giants v Cardinals NLCS Game 1 10/14/12

Attend a World Series game live 2012 Game 2 Giants vs Tigers AND WE WON!!!

Go ATVing Mexico July 2011

go kayaking Boston 2009

move out of California Washington Dec 2015

Go to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park 2009/10

See bats fly out of a cavern at dusk – Carlsbad Caverns

eat on a restaurant in the middle of a harbor Salem, Mass 2010

Take a bike tour through wine country Napa Valley Tour de Cure 2010

Island hop Bocas del Toro, Panama 2013

Go horseback riding on the beach California in another country – Jamaica

Volunteer abroad  Give and Surf Bocas del Toro Panama

Go on a cruise – Caribbean Haiti, Jamaica, Cozumel

Fly first class on a long trip (at least across country) – San Jose Costa Rica to San Salvador, El Salvador and San Salvador to San Francisco, CA



Stand on both sides of the equator (In Ecuador AND West Sumatra, Indonesia)

Visit the Galapagos Islands

Go backpacking –Inka Trail Nov 2011

Live in another country – Argentina Sept-Dec, 2011, for 6 months or more

Amazon Rainforest -2011 –visit Puerto Maldanado

Climb Aconcagua in Argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier Argentina

Los Pampas de Patagonia, Argentina

Cataratas del Iguazú – stand in 3 countries within seconds

Harbor of Rio de Janeiro

Easter Island

Zipline La Rioja Arg Sept 2011 AGAIN!! 

Paragliding Lima, Peru Nov 2011

hike the Inca trail, Machu Picchu Peru Nov 10-13 2011




Loy Krathong – sky lantern festival – Thailand


Cherry Blosson Festival – Japan

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Visit rice paddies in the Phillipines

Attend a baseball game in Korea – they’re supposed to be NUTS!

Walk on the living bridges in Meghalaya India

Ride the world’s largest ferris wheels (London Eye 2004 at the time was the tallest – Singapore Flier and Star of Nanchang (China)



Hike the Limosho route up Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The Sahara Desert

Seychelles Islands

Swim in the Devil’s Pool -on the edge of the 355ft-high Victoria Falls waterfall on the Zambezi River (Zambia)

ride camels in Egypt



Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Swim in Jellyfish Lake in Palau



see a volcano erupting

be a part of a flash mob

Stay in an Overwater Bungalow

Ride on an elephant AGAIN! but only if the elephant is treated humanely

Get Freshly Pressed

Win a Photography Competition 

Sleep in a treehouse

Eat at some of the world’s Top 50 Restaurants (Astrid y Gaston (Lima), Manresa (Los Gatos, Nahm, Bangkok)

Go whale-watching

Take lessons to fly a private plane

Watch turtles hatch and run for the ocean

Go to a Southern Bapist Church service

Spend a week at a silent retreat

Start a garden another one

Own a home

Have a walk-in closet

Take Zumba

Go on a safari

Make a list of 100 books you want to read (July 2012) and read them!

display your foreign money collection

Become a Wine Connoisseur

Fly in a private airplane

Take mom on a trip out of the country

learn another language (besides Spanish) fluently

Live by the beach

Become completely fluent in Spanish

Travel alone

Take flamenco and salsa, bachata, tango lessons

Take another photography course

Go on a hot air balloon

Go to a presidential convention/ see a President speak 

Leave a 100% tip for someone who deserves it on an expensive bill

rent a summer house

go sailing outside of the bay area

Learn to cook @ least 2 new cuisines (Latin American (Argentinian), Mediterranean, Indian)

Learn to say “hello” in 25 languages.

Learn 100 basic ASL (American Sign Language) signs.

Learn enough Italian to be able to understand Opera

Go snorkeling in a shipwreck.

Jump from a cliff into deep water

Learn to scuba dive.

Stand-up paddle boarding 

Fill up your passport

Travel by seaplane

Fly in an open-cockpit airplane

Helicopter ride

Become an expert shooter in handguns

Stomp grapes to make wine

Write down 5 things that you’re grateful for every day for @ least a month. January 2015

Go without watching television for 30 days straight.

Write in your journal every day for a month.

Do some sort of physical exercise for (@least) 20 minutes, every day, for 3 months. 2015

Perform a random act of kindness every day, for at least a month.


8 thoughts on “Bucket List

  1. kristen on said:

    so… let me know when you want to cross some of these off because some of these are on mine. 🙂

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  4. AMAZING LIST! I also LOVE the title of your blog 🙂

    I have a bucket list too: http://emmasbucketlist.com/thelist/

    We share quite a lot of our list items! I’m adding you to my blogroll and ‘follow list’… Looking forward to watching you tick off your items!

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