The Bucket List
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.
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
21.) Go in the spiritual vortex in Sedona
22.) Put my hands in Marilyn Monroe’s handprints at Chinese Grauman’s Theater
24.) See the cherry blossoms in Tokyo, Japan
25.) Do a wine tasting in the French countryside
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
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
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
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.
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