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Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in Bucket List, Inspiration, Travel | 2 comments

The Bucket List

Put my hands in Marilyn Monroe’s handprints, item #22, DONE!

Do you have a bucket list? Though I am big on traveling and big life experiences, I do not usually like to write things that I want to accomplish down, for some reason. It gives me anxiety, and makes it seem so far away from me, and less attainable, isn’t that weird?! However, any study will tell you actually putting the pen to paper and writing out your goals helps you achieve them! Going to Japan was absolutely on my bucket list, and now that I am actually doing it, I was inspired, not to mention I took a peek at one of my FAVORITE travel blogs (the impossibly sweet and well-traveled Andi at My Beautiful Adventures’ bucket list) I decided to take a stab at writing my own out! I am even going to be a cheater and sort of copy her first one….

1.) Visit 6 continents- Ok, truth be told, Antarctica is a little intimidating, and I think I could probably die without going there, so right now, I will settle for six over seven. 3 down, 3 to go!

2.) Visit the Taj Mahal in India.

3.) Live in Italy for at least one month.

4.) Spend a night in the Hamptons.

5.) Visit Paris

6.) Explore the Palace of Versailles.

7.) Scuba in the Great Barrier Reef, Austrailia

8.) See an opera at the NYC Met

9.) Ride an elephant

10.) Ride a camel

11.) Ski in Colorado

12.) Visit the original Starbucks at Pike Place in Seattle

13.) See the pyramids

14.) Climb Machu Picchu

15.) Learn how to hula in Hawaii

16.) See Christ the Redeemer in Rio

17.) Drink beer in Germany

18.) Eat Pasta in Italy

19.) Eat pizza in Naples

20.) Visit the Grand Canyon

21.) Go in the spiritual vortex in Sedona

22.) Put my hands in Marilyn Monroe’s handprints at Chinese Grauman’s Theater

23.) Go to Tokyo, Japan -

24.) See the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan

25.) Do a wine tasting in the French countryside

26.) Ride the London Eye -

27.) Own Christian Louboutins

28.) Fly on a private jet

29.) Fly in first class

30.) Stay in Atlantis at the Bahamas- this one is kind of silly, but it’s my island-kid dream haha It’s the disney land of islands to me!

31.) See Stone Henge

32.) Have a hummingbird in Jamaica- the drink, ha! My friends have been telling me about them for years!

33.) Walk the Great Wall in China

34.) Float in the Dead Sea

35.) Visit the city of Petra in Jordan

36.) Go to the Lantern festival in Thailand

37.) Celebrate New Year’s in Times Square.

38.) Go to the top of the Empire State Building-  Completed on my 24th birthday, Sept. 19 of 2013

39.) Go on an African Safari

40.) Buy something from the Chanel flagship store in Paris.

41.) See a president in the flesh - I saw the Taiwanese president speak, it wasn’t a US prez, but I think it still counts. And I saw Bill Clinton in NYC!

42.) Backpack through more than one country at once

43.) Own the 2.25 chain strap Chanel purse

44.) Go on a wine tasting in Napa Valley

45.) Turn 21 in Las Vegas

46.) Pay My Respects at Marilyn Monroe’s tomb

47.) Have a spa day

48.) Visit the Statue of Liberty

49.) Speak fluent Italian

50.) Speak (at least) conversational Mandarin well

51.) Go on a cruise

52.) See the Dalia Lama speak

53.) Visit Tibet

54.) Learn to meditate everyday

55.) Ride in a hot air balloon

56.) Watch a sunrise

57.) Watch a sunset.

58.) Drive cross country

59.) Show up to the airport without a plan and take one of the next flights out.

60.) Be an extra in a movie

61.) Zip Line.

62.) Climb a volcano

63.) See the Northern Lights

64.) Visit the Muir Woods.

65.) Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

66.) Go horseback riding on a beach

67.) Take a gondola ride in Venice

68.) Take a ball room dance class- I have always wanted to do this!! 

69.) Get my Bachelor’s Degree


70.) Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

71.) Visit the Swiss Alps- My cousin, Holly, is impossibly fierce young lady, and has proclaimed we are going to the Swiss Alps together! To this I say, absolutely!!! Definitely a bucket list item.

72.) See the Mayan Ruins in Yucatan, Mexico.

73.) Do a pin up photo shoot.

74.) Ice Skate in either Central Park or Rockefeller Center, or both.

75.) See Flamenco Dancers perform in Spain.

76.) Kiss the Blarney Stone!

78.) See Mount Rushmore

79.) Have work published in a magazine

80.) Go to NY Fashion Week

81.) Learn to Scuba Dive

82.) Learn to Surf

83.) Take a cooking class

84.) Go to Coney Island

85.) See the Moai on Easter Island

86.) Stay in a hut over the ocean in the Pacific

87.) Swim in Greece

88.) See a Kabuki show in Japan

89.) Say a prayer in Bali

90.) Go on a pub crawl

91.) Take a  bikram yoga class

92.) Eat pizza in Chicago



  1. Wow! This is a great list! I just saw a special on Machu Picchu and it does look amazing. I’ve added that to my never ending bucket list.
    I look forward to reading about your adventures :)

    • Thanks, Annette!! Your bucket list is MUCH longer than mine haha!! You have some really great stuff, too! Machu Picchu looks so amazing, I can’t wait to see it someday!! : )

      While planning my upcoming trip to Japan, I thought of our conversation on twitter, because I found out they do that fish pedicure in Japan!!! Very cool!

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