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Bucket List

on August 5, 2014

I’ve had this drafted for a while, but finally decided to share it. Feel free to tell me some other awesome things I may have missed. I’ll probably never get to do 90% of these, but it’s fun to dream.



Places to visit:

New Zealand
Bora Bora


Specific locations to visit:

The Who Shop (London)
Passerelle des Arts (Paris) or Hohenzollernbruecke Bridge (Cologne, Germany)
Eiffel Tower
Great Pyramids of Giza Necropolis (Egypt)
Abbey Road Crossing (London)
Buckingham Palace (London)
Grand Canyon (including Skywalk)
Ground Zero (New York)
Palace of Versailles (France)
Louvre (Paris)
Sky Deck (Chicago)
Great Wall of China
Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)
Stonehenge (UK)
Mayan Ruins (not sure which area yet)
Machu Picchu (Peru)
Atlantis Resort (Bahamas)
Mall of America (Minnesota)
Trevi Fountain (Rome)
Parthenon (Greece)
Colosseum (Rome)
Sistine Chapel (Vatican City)
USS Arizona (Hawaii)
Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Area 51 (Nevada)
Mount Vesuvius (Italy)
Igloo Village (Finland)
Redwood National Park (California)
Yosemite National Park (California)
Arlington National Cemetery (DC)
The White House, U.S. Capitol, The Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, Mount Vernon, The Smithsonian, and the U.S. Holocaust Museum (DC/VA)
New Orleans, LA
Blue Lagoon (Iceland)
Taj Mahal (India)
Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy)
Auschwitz (Poland)
Petra (Jordan)
Sydney Opera House (Australia)
Red Square (Russia)
Easter Island (off coast of Chile)
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)
Toys R Us Times Square (New York)
FAO Schwartz (New York)


Things to do:

Become a parent
Float in the Dead Sea
Get a hot stone massage
Visit all 50 U.S. states
Fly first class
Drive Route 66
See the Northern Lights
Eat a cheesesteak in Philly
Sit on the Green Monster at Fenway
Try butterbeer
Watch a Patriots game from the sidelines
Go to a Celtics game
Go to a Bruins game
Go to a Super Bowl
Go to a World Series
Learn how to surf
Learn to play guitar
Go to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Go on a safari
Go in a submarine
Ride in a helicopter
Go on a cruise
Swim with dolphins
Do a polar bear plunge
Scuba dive
Own a beach cottage
Eat the best rated cheeseburger in every state
Meet Maggie Smith
Meet Trent Reznor
Meet Stephen King
Tour a REAL castle (Ireland, England, some place like that)
Sail a boat
Attend an Olympic Games
Stargaze at the Atacama Desert in Chile
Take dance lessons
Go to South by Southwest
Go to Voodoo Festival
Go to Reading Festival
Visit Rock N Roll Hall of Fame
Ride a gondola in Italy
Ride a cable car in San Francisco
Participate in geocaching
Ride a Segway
See a Cirque du Soleil show
Travel through the Chunnel
Learn sign language
Take a road trip with no destination
Ride in a hot air balloon
Go to a Premier League game with proper hooligans





25 responses to “Bucket List

  1. Oooh I love this list!!! Butterbeer. Tried it and loved it, but if you go to Orlando to the Islands of Adventure/US – Hogwarts and all that, make sure you get the frozen butterbeer rather than the all liquid. (The frozen just tastes better, in my opinion!) Now get to working on this list so we can live vicariously through you!!!!

    • Courtney says:

      We actually did get to Harry Potter at Universal back in 2011, but never had the butter beer. It was kind of a whirlwind day. Good to know for next time!

  2. dgobs says:

    Great list! I’ve done a few of those and would recommend all of them, I think 🙂 I agree with Des… get on this so we can live vicariously through you on these adventures!

  3. What a great list! I would love to go to Greece some day too!

  4. Debbie @ Deb Runs says:

    Great list you’ve got there! I’ve hit most of your Italy hot spots. Add seeing David to your list. We didn’t, and I regret it. We spent an entire day at The Vatican. LOVE your list of things to do!

  5. cwupcake says:

    Take me with you!

  6. tararhode says:

    I finally get to see your list!!!

  7. Nice! Looks like you will have a lot of traveling in your future! And glad that Ireland is top of your list – I’m heading back for vacation there in one month.

  8. Awesome list! It all sounds amazing, except for the Chunnel, ummm, no thank you. 🙂

  9. TheBatDan says:

    you have hot air balloon on there twice :p

  10. piratebobcat says:

    This is a great list! I have actually been to some of these and they are worth it. Ireland for example. But your last item is my NUMBER 1 bucket item list. Go to a BPL match in England. I’ve seen a couple of their teams play here in Dallas, but it’s not the same.

  11. Very cool. I have a race bucket list, but not an actual one on others things. I love this.

  12. d20girl says:

    Great lists! I really want to go to Egypt too but all the unrest makes me uneasy about travel there right now. I’ve been lucky enough to fly first class twice, both times I got upgraded due to airline issues. Once was from Scotland to the US, that was AWESOME. There was a made to order ice cream sundae cart! Going from the US to Scotland I was in coach and there was NO sundae cart that’s for sure!!

    • Courtney says:

      Yeah, I’m not so sure I’d want to go in the near future because of all that stuff. And a sundae cart?!? Screw the champagne and eye masks – I want a sundae cart!!

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