I have always been interested in bucket lists. Both reading other peoples and formulating my own. Quite often I think about whether I will ever get out there and start ticking things off it, and today I take that first step in doing so, putting it in writing.
It’s going to be real after this, and I guess that leaves me one option.  So here we go, in no particular order, and no particular preference here are the top things I wish to do before I die at a ripe old age. I’m sure I’ll add to this and I’m sure there might be a double up or two.

  1. Write a novel (published or unpublished it matters not, essentially it’s for me)
  2. Drink Spanish wine in Spain
  3. Eat frogs legs in France
  4. Watch the Aurora Borealis from a hot tub in Sweden or hot spring in Iceland
  5. Scale Mt Everest to base camp at the least
  6. Hike the Kokoda Trail
  7. Swim with dolphins
  8. Swim in every ocean
  9. Play cricket on a street in India
  10. Play futsal on a street in Brazil
  11. Go Skiing
  12. Learn to Surf
  13. Learn to speak Spanish, and French
  14. Visit Yellowstone National Park
  15. Visit the Grand Canyon
  16. Hike to Machu Picchu
  17. Hike the pilgrimage trail of the Camino de Santiago
  18. Set foot on all seven continents
  19. Learn to Latin dance
  20. Watch the New England Patriots before Tom Brady retires
  21. Hike the Annapurna highlands
  22. Ride the bullet train in Japan
  23. Visit and hopefully stay in a Shinto temple
  24. Visit and hopefully stay in a Shaolin temple
  25. Bungee Jump
  26. White water rafting
  27. Sky Dive
  28. Drink Jamaican rum on a Jamaican beach
  29. Hike and explore Patagonia
  30. Chase someone down the street in Burma while yelling “You on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons.”
  31. Visit Alcatraz
  32. Visit Stonehenge
  33. Climb a volcano
  34. Learn to fish
  35. Continue studying a martial art
  36. See the original seven wonders of the world
  37. See the modern seven wonders of the world
  38. See the seven natural wonders of the world
  39. See the new seven wonders of the world
  40. Ask someone who knows why we need so many wonders of the world.
  41. Learn sign language
  42. Backpack my way around Europe
  43. Ride a motorbike around South America
  44. Go to Disneyland
  45. Ride the Orient Express
  46. Go to Harry Potter world
  47. Live somewhere in Scandinavia
  48. Ride in a hot air balloon
  49. See a polar bear in the wild
  50. See an orca in the wild and maybe swim with them
  51. Visit the island of Gotland in the Baltic sea
  52. Successfully complete the Great Trail in Canada upon opening
  53. Live in South America
  54. See ‘Of Monsters and Men‘ live in concert!!!
  55. Work in over 10 different countries
  56. Swim with Whale Sharks
  57. Travel on a Hurtigruten cruise liner up the Norwegian coast