I came to realize I have never shared all the things that are on this so called bucket list of mine.

Well, here is the most up to date copy of my “bucket list”, of course under constant construction.

Also included at the end, for you pleasure, is the list of things on my “bucket list” I have already completed.


  1. Ride an elephant in South Asia.


    photo courtesy of mytravelguideposts.com

  2. Put my feet in every ocean.2015-06-11 20.11.28
  3. Ski in the Swiss Alps.  (By the way, ski gear flies free on Swiss Air!)
  4. Get dressed up and go to the Opera at the Sydney Opera House.
  5. Visit the Great Barrier Reef.
  6. Smoke a cigar in Cuba.
  7. Kiss my love on top of the Eiffel tower.


    photo courtesy of edgecareers.co.uk

  8. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain…. see my blog on Rome for why this didn’t happen the first time around..
  9. Ride in a hot air balloon.


    image courtesy of wegoplaces.com

  10. Visit the John Lennon wall in Prague
  11. Jump off a cliff in Cinque Terre (we couldn’t find the right cliff the first time around)IMG_5328
  1. See a show at the Globe Theatre in London.
  2. Stay in a shack for the weekend in the south of France drinking all the wine and eating all the cheese.
  3. Kiss my lover at sunset at Piazza di Michelango, then stroll through the gardens. (Florence)
  4. Drink a beer (or six) in Dublin.
  5. Attend a festival in Edinburgh.

  6. Be humbled by Auschwitz.
  7. Go dog sledding in Alaska.
  8. Smoke in Amsterdam (sorry mom)
  9. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  10. Visit the Golden Triangle: the point at which Burma/Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand meet
  11. Eat crepes in Paris.
  12. Walk across Abbey Road, and take the picture.
  13. Ride under the English Channel on the train from London to Paris.
  14. Watch the Running of the Bulls.
  15. Watch the Palio di Siena.

    sienna piazza

    Photo from my first visit in Siena. Now imagine this filled with horses and people.

  16. Stay up all night to watch the moon rise and set in the Greek Isles.
  17. Go to a Knicks- Bulls game in NYC.
  18. Listen to the bells of Notre Dame.
  19. Loose (or win) money in Las Vegas.
  20. Visit the Cliffs of Mother in Ireland.
  21. Not be able to fit into my jeans after a few months in Italy (I was so close last time)
  22. Visit Petra, Jordan.
  23. Visit the Taj Mahal.
  24. Do nothing but sit on the beach in Sardegna.
  25. Visit the Pyramids in Cairo.
  26. Climb to Machu Picchu.
  27. Hug a panda.
  28. Get lost in Barcelona.image
  29. Buy something stupidly expensive in Milan.
  30. Have a couple’s weekend in Annecy, France.
  31. Sail the Mediterranean Sea. (Dad, I might need help with this one)
  32. Find out what all the fuss is about in Austin, Texas.
  33. Relax in Hawaii.
  34. Spend the weekend in Bellagio on Lake Como, Italy.
  35. Octoberfest in Germany.
  36. See the Northern Lights.
  37. Float in the dead sea.
  38. Have some fun in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  39. Attend Mardi Gras in NOLA.
  40. Ride in a biplane.

Of course there is more to this list and it is ever changing, but I would say these are my top 40 things I want to do before I die.

Things on my Bucket List I’ve already done.  Memorable enough that I would (and hopefully will) do them again.

  1. Drink wine on the steps of the Duomo in Florence. florence panorama including duomo
  2. Visit the Grand Canyon.
  3. Drive down Lombard Street in San Francisco.
  4. Go skiing in the Rocky Mountains.IMG_6305
  5. See a show on Broadway in NYC.
  6. Ride on a gondola in Venice.venice canal
  7. Ring in the New Year in a  city you’re unfamiliar with.
  8. Drive through a Redwood Tree in Redwood National Forest in Northern California.
  9. See the stars of Hollywood.
  10. Ride in a taxi in NYC.
  11. See the lights of Times Square.
  12. Eat everything at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn.
  13. Go sailing on board a tall ship.2015-06-20 19.00.07-1
  14. Visit the lighthouses of Maine & Massachusetts.
  15. Do the history things at Colonial Williamsburg.
  16. See the Capitol Building and the Whitehouse (along with Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial and all that good stuff).
  17. Stand with America at the 9/11 Memorial.
  18. Go to Dodge City, smell it, then never return.
  19.  Swim in the Great Lakes.
  20. Go on a cross-country road trip (thanks mom and dad)
  21. Visit the Black Hills of South Dakota.
  22. Watch the tidal bore come into the bay in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  23. Watch the Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade, live in NYC.


    Throwback to 2009.

  24. Go sailing in the Bahamas.
  25. Visit Alcatraz.
  26. Get drenched at Niagra Falls.
  27. Hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.IMG_4469
  28. Had my photo taken at the US continental divide.
  29. Climbed a volcano.
  30. Watch Ol’ Faithful do her thing in Yellowstone.