Before I Kick

I’ve always thought about what I would include on my bucket list, but I’ve never taken the time to actually write it down. Reading through Dominick’s list inspired me to officially document my own. I, too, wish I did this earlier in life, but hey, it’s never too late to start.

1. Climb Mt. Rainier


2. Obtain PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification

3. Scuba dive around the world

a. Great Barrier Reef
b. Belize
c. Fiji

4. Learn to surf

5. See the Northern Lights


6. Snowboard around the world

a. Mammoth & Northern California
b. Colorado
c. Utah
d. Washington
e. Oregon
f. BC, Canada
g. Wyoming
i. New Zealand
j. Argentina

7. Heli-boarding

8. CAT-boarding


9. Perfect riding switch

10. Land a jump.. with rotation

11. Make a snowboarding video

12. Learn to ski

13. Learn to play ice hockey

14. Live in a treehouse


15. Sky dive

a. Hawaii
b. Interlaken, Switzerland

16. Dog sled

17. Complete avalanche training, level 1 & 2

18. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro

19. Hike Half Dome

20. Zip-line


21. Explore each province of Canada

22. NYE Countdown in NYC


23. Explore Europe

a. Hike Cinque Terre
b. Bike through Tuscany
c. Dine at Restaurant Guy Savoy, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, The Fat Duck, Pierre Gagnaire and Noma
d. Indulge at Laduree and Pierre Herme
e. Visit Stonehenge
f. Take a gondola ride in Venice
g. Take a Seine River cruise
h. Tour Palace of Versailles and castles in Loire Valley

24. Take a Mediterranean cruise

25. Tour Ancient Egyptian sites and cruise down the Nile River

26. Journey to Machu Picchu

27. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge


28. Train and compete in a triathlon (sprint)

29. Ride an elephant in Thailand

30. Feed/pet a panda in China

31. Walk the Great Wall of China and toboggan down

32. Experience Tsukiji Market and eat at Sushi Dai

33. Run…

a. 5K
b. Half marathon
c. Marathon (preferably NYC)

34. Get an MBA

35. Catch a concert at the Hollywood Bowl

36. THIS

37. Kayak the Colorado River

38. Sydney Harbour bridge climb

39. Host and cook multi-course dinner party

40. Raft class IV rapids


41. Get on the kiss cam with Henry at a Kings’ game

42. Fire a gun at a shooting range

43. Collect Starbucks mugs from every place I visit (5 cups so far)

44. Swim with sharks (shark cage)

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45. Swim with dolphins

46. Take my parents to watch the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Eve concert

47. Watch the sunrise at Haleakala


48. Relax in an over-water bungalow in Bora Bora

49. Finish reading Anna Karenina

50. Start and finish a 365 photography project

That’s it for now, but I’ll definitely be adding to this list. I’m looking forward to crossing things off in the near future! 😀


2 thoughts on “Before I Kick

  1. Wow, awesome list and it means a lot that I helped to get you thinking about things for your list…thanks so much!
    P.S. – you just highlighted some things that I didn’t think of but would love to do…hike half dome and ride an elephant in Thailand!

    Best wishes on your journey!

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