My 309 Bucket List Ideas (and counting) – Free Of Reality

I’m making it official. No going back. I am not leaving this planet until I do every single one of these things.

I explained why and how I came up with my bucket list in my previous post, Unique bucket list ideas: how do I come up with those?

I also split my Lifetime bucket list into two parts, Do’s and Travel, because travel destinations take up half of the list and they used to be all over the place. I hope this way it’s easier to navigate.

Do’s:

  1. Learn at least one foreign language.
  2. Go skinny dipping.
  3. Kiss someone in Paris (that’s right, anyone).
  4. Sing lullabies to my child.
  5. Star in an amateur movie.
  6. Give my Mom a bouquet of 50 roses to show my gratitude.
  7. Tell someone my whole life story, no details held back.
  8. Start a food fight.
  9. Learn to roller-blade properly.
  10. Learn to accept a compliment.
  11. Dye my hair a bright color.
  12. Tell ghost stories at night by a bonfire.
  13. Get a portrait of myself.
  14. Go star-gazing with a telescope.
  15. Find my own style.
  16. Go sky-diving or climb a steep mountain.
  17. Ride a camel in a desert.
  18. Smoke a cigar.
  19. Plant a tree.
  20. Learn to say yes when I want to say no (i.e. when I want to do something but am afraid).
  21. Stay in an expensive hotel and order a bottle of the best champagne they can offer.
  22. Take a Waltz class.
  23. Become a leader in something.
  24. Write a short story, poem or paint a painting.
  25. Canoe down a river.
  26. Dance all night.
  27. Get “lost” in a forest and sing at the top of my lungs.
  28. Dive off a yacht into the ocean.
  29. Become somebody’s teacher.
  30. Drive a race car.
  31. Stand under a waterfall.
  32. Ask for a promotion at work.
  33. Learn to play at least one instrument.
  34. Tell someone what I really think about them.
  35. Learn to cook tasty food.
  36. Get an expensive pair of shoes and handbag, if I want them.
  37. Run 5k without stopping.
  38. Feel weightless somehow.
  39. Ride a bike all the way to the seaside.
  40. At least once make a complete fool of myself.
  41. Satisfy a whim of mine.
  42. Sleep under the stars.
  43. Stop avoiding conflict.
  44. Participate in a carnival.
  45. Overcome one huge fear.
  46. Spend a whole day in bed, reading a really good novel.
  47. Learn to forgive my parents. (Not my idea, just sayin’.)
  48. Learn to hammer a nail.
  49. Write 10 letters to someone.
  50. Learn to juggle.
  51. Sunbathe naked.
  52. Get a job I really like.
  53. Spend Christmas somewhere hot.
  54. Sing in front of an audience.
  55. Visit my old school and sit at my old desk.
  56. Donate money to charity.
  57. Decorate my house/minivan/living space any way I want.
  58. Exercise and eat healthy for 3 months straight.
  59. Drive a cabriolet.
  60. Learn to love myself the way I am.
  61. Make a speech in front of an audience.
  62. Ride on an air balloon.
  63. Go see a stadium rock show.
  64. Learn to play checkers or chess.
  65. Ride a horse.
  66. Throw a huge party to all of my friends and family.
  67. In the middle of the night, go boating on a lake and look at the stars.
  68. Learn to play piano.
  69. Go snowboarding.
  70. Learn to skateboard.
  71. Go snorkeling in the coral reef.
  72. Hug a koala bear.
  73. Dive off a cliff into the water.
  74. Swim with manatees.
  75. Learn a martial art.
  76. Have a relaxing bath with bubbles, oils, candles, and “Only Time” by Enya.
  77. Get a tattoo.
  78. Take part in a water fight.
  79. Watch the sunrise while sitting on a roof.
  80. Take a Burlesque class.
  81. Try weed.
  82. Take a Lindy Hop class.
  83. Read all of Nicholas Sparks’ books (those that became movies).
  84. Learn French.
  85. Learn Spanish.
  86. Learn to shoot a gun.
  87. Learn to shoot a bow.
  88. Learn to live free.
  89. Start a foundation for some cause.
  90. Have a cruise ship vacation.
  91. Watch a meteor shower.
  92. Dance in the rain.
  93. Spend some time living in an over-water bungalow.
  94. Participate in the Holi festival.
  95. Have dinner at an underwater restaurant.
  96. Participate in a flash mob.
  97. Visit Googleplex.
  98. Pay a stranger’s bill at a restaurant.
  99. Ride on a helicopter.
  100. Ride on a helicopter over a volcano.
  101. Swim with dolphins.
  102. Sing karaoke while completely wasted.
  103. Go whale-watching.
  104. Swim with sea turtles.
  105. Donate food.
  106. Take an improv class.
  107. Learn to perform CPR.
  108. Get a professional back massage.
  109. Sleep on satin sheets.
  110. Drink coconut milk straight out of a fresh coconut.
  111. Make ice cream.
  112. Have dinner at a five-star restaurant.
  113. Leave a 100% tip for the waiter/waitress.
  114. Buy an original painting.
  115. Climb an indoor rock wall.
  116. Ride a roller coaster.
  117. Visit a butterfly sanctuary.
  118. Visit a concentration camp.
  119. Fly first class.
  120. Visit a lighthouse.
  121. See a Cirque du Soleil show.
  122. Pay for a stranger’s groceries at a grocery store.
  123. Ride a motorcycle.
  124. Take part in a Dinner Murder Mystery.
  125. Participate in a paint party.
  126. Take a Salsa class.
  127. Go camping with friends.
  128. See Yo-Yo Ma perform live.
  129. Get First Aid training.
  130. Knit a piece of clothing that I could actually wear.
  131. Hike the PCT for a month or two.
  132. Write a book like 50 Shades Of Grey, but one that’s actually good.
  133. Participate in a lip sync battle.
  134. Shotgun a beer.
  135. Do a stand-up comedy performance.
  136. Yell at an asshole neighbor who is continuously making noise.
  137. Watch the sun set twice on the same day (close to each other; travel across time zones).

Travel:

  1. Walk in the rain in London.
  2. Hyde Park, London.
  3. Glastonbury festival.
  4. Stonehenge, Amesbury, UK.
  5. Fairy Pools at the top, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
  6. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland.
  7. Sheep Highway, Ireland.
  8. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland.
  9. Nida, Lithuania.
  10. Take a ride on a fisherman boat in the Curonian Lagoon, Lithuania.
  11. See the northern lights in the Icelandic Highlands.
  12. Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland.
  13. Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland.
  14. Vatnajokull Glacier Cave, Iceland.
  15. Have a swim in Iceland’s hot springs.
  16. Dynjandi waterfalls, Iceland.
  17. Norway fjords.
  18. Hardanger Bridge, Norway.
  19. Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway.
  20. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway.
  21. Geiranger Fjord, Norway.
  22. Machu Picchu, Peru.
  23. Go surfing in Hawaii.
  24. Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Hawaii, US.
  25. Maui, Hawaii.
  26. Amazing Cave Waterfall, Kauai, US.
  27. Participate in Luau, Hawaii.
  28. Hāmoa Beach, Hawaii.
  29. Go on a road trip around the US.
  30. Take a photo next to the Hollywood sign.
  31. Broadway, New York.
  32. Visit Empire State Building when it’s dark and you can see all the city lights.
  33. Have a crazy weekend in Las Vegas.
  34. Glacier National Park, Montana, US.
  35. The Subway, Zion National Park, Utah, US.
  36. Antelope Canyon, US.
  37. Spider Rock, Canyon de Chelly, Arizona, US.
  38. Space Needle, Seattle, US.
  39. Visit Harry Potter theme park, Orlando, US.
  40. Capilano Suspension bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  41. Spotted Lake (Khiluk), British Columbia, Canada.
  42. New Brunswick, Canada (by canoe/kayak).
  43. Old railroad tunnels, Hope, British Columbia, Canada.
  44. Rocky Mountain National Park, Canada.
  45. Take the Edge Walk on the CN Tower in Canada.
  46. Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
  47. Cross the Arctic Circle in Canada (the furthermost spot the roads lead to in North America).
  48. Japanese Gardens, San Francisco, US.
  49. The Narrows, Hill Country, Texas, US.
  50. The Wave, Arizona, US.
  51. Supai, Arizona, US.
  52. Havasu Falls, Grand Canyon National Park, US.
  53. Redwood National Park, US.
  54. Mount Rushmore, US.
  55. Napa Valley, California, US.
  56. Utqiagvik (Formerly Barrow), Alaska, US.
  57. Egyptian pyramids.
  58. Coast near Marsa Matruh, Egypt.
  59. Participate in the Carnival of Brazil.
  60. Lencois Maranhenses, Brazil.
  61. Praia do Sancho Beach, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.
  62. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
  63. Disneyland, Paris, France.
  64. The Gardens at Marqueyssac, France.
  65. Provence, France.
  66. Louvre museum, Paris, France.
  67. Colosseum, Rome.
  68. Go shopping in Milan.
  69. Portofino, Italy.
  70. Rocca San Giovanni, Italy.
  71. Roman Forum, Rome, Italy.
  72. Have dinner on an outside terrace in Venice, Italy.
  73. Leaning Tower, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.
  74. Pompeii remains, Italy.
  75. The Shire in New Zealand, where they filmed The Hobbit.
  76. Milford Track, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand.
  77. Santorini, Greece.
  78. Natural Pool, Santorini, Greece.
  79. Blue Caves, Zakynthos island, Greece.
  80. Canal De Corinto, Greece.
  81. Meteora, Greece.
  82. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia.
  83. Mount Emei Scenic Area: Leshan Giant Buddha, China.
  84. The Hanging Fangweng Restaurant, above the Chang Jiang river, Hubei, China.
  85. The Great Wall of China, Huairou, China.
  86. Reed Flute Caves, China.
  87. Tiauzi Mountains, China.
  88. Zhangye, Danxia Landform, Gansu, China.
  89. Urumqi, China.
  90. Nishinomaru garden, Japan.
  91. Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki, Japan.
  92. Bamboo Forest, Japan.
  93. Drink sake in Tokyo.
  94. Go shopping in Tokyo.
  95. Bora Bora.
  96. Infinity Pool, Hotel Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
  97. Angkor Thom: Baphuon Temple, Cambodia.
  98. Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
  99. Carrera lake (Lake Buenos Aires), Santa Cruz, Argentina.
  100. Glaciar Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina.
  101. Iguazu Falls, Argentina.
  102. Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina.
  103. Bridge at summit (Langkawi Sky Bridge), Langkawi, Malaysia.
  104. Crystal Mosque, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  105. Batu Caves, Malaysia.
  106. Interlaken, Switzerland.
  107. Ride the Glacier Express in Switzerland.
  108. Baatara Gorge waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon.
  109. Mount Roraima, Venezuela.
  110. Petra, Jordan.
  111. Phi Phi islands.
  112. Tahiti, French Polynesia.
  113. Albarracin, Aragon, Spain.
  114. Seville Cathedral, Spain.
  115. Blue Lagoon, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
  116. Heart Sea Arch, Portugal.
  117. Marble Caverns of Carrera Lake, Chile.
  118. Easter Island, Rapa Nui, Chile.
  119. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.
  120. Drink beer in Oktoberfest, Germany.
  121. Sea Cliffs, Varadero, Cuba.
  122. The Shahara Bridge, Yemen.
  123. Socotra Island, Yemen.
  124. Whitehaven Beach, Australia.
  125. Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
  126. Tasmania, Australia.
  127. Homebush Bay, Australia.
  128. Perth, Australia.
  129. Nitmiluk National Park, Australia.
  130. Bantam, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia.
  131. Kawasan Falls, Philippines.
  132. Kayangan Lake, Coron Islands, Palawan, Philippines.
  133. Kotor Bay, Montenegro.
  134. Waterfall Castle, Poland.
  135. Sainte Anne Resort, Seychelles.
  136. Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin, Seychelles.
  137. Glass Igloo Village Hotels, Finland.
  138. Baros, Maldives.
  139. Udaipur, India.
  140. Taj Mahal, India.
  141. Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico.
  142. Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza, Mexico.
  143. Naica Mine, Mexico.
  144. Prague, Czech Republic.
  145. Sunset behind Buddha sculpture at Wat Phasor Kaew, Bangkok, Thailand.
  146. Release a floating lantern in Thailand’s Festival.
  147. Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.
  148. Cappadocia, Turkey.
  149. Pamukkale, Turkey.
  150. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
  151. The Great Blue Hole, Belize.
  152. Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia.
  153. Amsterdam canals.
  154. The Dead Sea, Israeli.
  155. Mount Everest, Nepal.
  156. Bagan, Myanmar.
  157. Rice Terrace Fields, Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam.
  158. Hang Son Doong, Vietnam.
  159. Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas.
  160. Travel in a camper, like the Our Open Road family, across South America and back.
  161. African safari.
  162. Slide the Wild Wadi Waterslide in Dubai.
  163. Motuo, Tibet.
  164. Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland.
  165. McMurdo station, Antarctica.
  166. Deception Island, Antarctica.
  167. Kerguelen Islands, the “desolation islands.”
  168. Pitcairn Island, South Pacific.
  169. Madagascar.
  170. Ider River, Mongolia.
  171. Tsiseb Conservancy, Namibia.
  172. Walk the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage way.

Helpful Resources

For tips on how to come up with unique bucket list ideas: Unique bucket list ideas: how do I come up with those?

For location-specific bucket list ideas: My Newcastle, UK, bucket list.

For why you should add travel destinations to your bucket list: 8 reasons traveling is important.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. to “Tell someone what I really think about them.” What would be the prerequisites? Would you tell them that you hate them cuz they’re disgusting or will you tell that person you love them because they’re so unique?
    I’ve had this experience and believe me, the latter is far more difficult than the first one.
    A great post mate. I have faith that you’ll fulfill all your dreams!!

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    1. I agree! The second one is definitely more difficult.
      I actually never really thought about which one I would do but I guess I always imagined doing so in the moment. The whole point of it is to stop trying to please everybody 😆 just be honest

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