101 Bucket List Ideas

Do You Have a Bucket List?

If you want to stay steady and solid on the path to adventure then never, ever be without a bucket list. Keep that list close to your heart and close at hand so you don’t become side tracked on the adventure of life. Don’t get overwhelmed with it, look at it as an amazing road map for life and do them one at a time. Remember to keep the main thing the main thing.

We recommend also keeping a vision board where you can look at it every day. More on that here.

Looking for some ideas? Here are a hundred to get you started. We used these three criteria for the list below, but use whatever works for you. All of the adventures on the following bucket list have one or more of the following:

  • Are epic in scope or history
  • Have a physical component
  • Have an unsure outcome

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  1. Photograph the Northern Lights
  2. Overnight in a blind during the Platte River sand hill crane migration
  3. Snorkel alongside the largest fish in the ocean, the epic whale shark gathering in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  4. Watch the sunrise from the roof of Africa, on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  5. Feel the pounding under your feet during the wildebeest migration
  6. Up close and personal with elephants and giraffes in the wild
  7. Break the sound barrier on a military jet
  8. Drive a 747 on the tarmac (one of Carin’s biggest dreams)
  9. Dive with whales
  10. Scuba Dive the Sardine Run, the greatest shoal on earth
  11. Skydive
  12. Ski to the South Pole
  13. Extended Mendoza, Argentina wine tasting extravaganza
  14. Stumble along the Jalisco Tequila trail
  15. Overnight in one of the ice hotels
  16. Dog sled the Kamchatka Peninsula
  17. Come face to face with a polar bear
  18. Drive across the USA with your dog and your tent
  19. Hike one (or all!) of the great trails, Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide
  20. Cycle coast to coast
  21. Drive the Trans-Canadian Highway
  22. See Old Faithful – in the winter
  23. Sail across an ocean
  24. Scuba dive with sharks (preferably BIG ones)
  25. Ride a gondola in Venice (ok, this one is for the romantics)
  26. Cross the Sahara (Land Rover or Camel, who cares?)
  27. See the Taj Mahal
  28. Hear a choir in one of the great cathedrals
  29. Drive on a Ferrari Test Track
  30. Summit the Grand Teton
  31. Raft the Grand Canyon
  32. Hike Rim to Rim at the Grand Canyon
  33. Walk on the Great Wall (if we only could walk the whole thing)
  34. See ancient Egypt
  35. Transit the Panama Canal
  36. Transit the Suez Canal
  37. Walk Trans-Darien in Panama
  38. Hike the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal
  39. Make a pilgrimage, hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain
  40. Experience the endemism of the Galapagos Islands
  41. Ski (or kite ski!) across Greenland
  42. Go to the North Pole
  43. Go into Space
  44. Ride in a research submarine
  45. See the Titanic (not the movie!)
  46. Participate in a multi day cattle drive (okay, well, we live in the West)
  47. Attend a Pro Sports Camp
  48. Attend a Pro Music Camp
  49. Take an around the world cruise
  50. Take yourself RTW (Round The World)
  51. Paddle the Amazon
  52. Mountain bike the Continental Divide Trail
  53. See Andrea Bocelli in concert at an Italian Palazzo
  54. Join the Peace Corps
  55. Build an Orphanage
  56. Adopt a child from overseas
  57. Spend a year working an adventure job
  58. Travel for one year with your children
  59. Hitchhike for a summer without a plan
  60. Camp for a summer without a plan
  61. Climb all the 14‘ers in Colorado
  62. Live for a month on a deserted island
  63. Live in an Ashram in India
  64. Dive the Andrea Doria
  65. Spend a summer working on a cattle/sheep ranch
  66. Live in another country for one year
  67. Be a total ski bum for a winter season in Chili
  68. Hike Patagonia
  69. Ride with a storm chaser
  70. Fly an ultralight
  71. See a volcano erupting
  72. Spend a day with your celebrity crush
  73. Be in a movie
  74. Climb the Seven Summits
  75. Climb all fourteen 8000 meter peaks
  76. Swim the English Channel
  77. Bag a first ascent
  78. Do Peyote with a true Native American (okay, maybe not)
  79. Ski a first descent
  80. Jump a train
  81. Drive with a trucker on the Ice Road
  82. Become fluent in a language other than your native tongue
  83. Drive a Formula One car
  84. Drive a Nascar
  85. Hike to Everest Base Camp
  86. Publish a book
  87. Do a walking safari in Africa
  88. Overland London to Cape Town
  89. Bicycle from Alaska to Ushuaia
  90. Hike the Mother Road (Route 66)
  91. Balloon the Masai Mara or Loire Valley
  92. Run a Marathon
  93. Go to Antarctica (right now….it rocks)
  94. Hike the Inca Trail
  95. Enter the Rickshaw Run in India (this adventure tops them all!)
  96. Break a Guinness World Record
  97. Ride the Trans Siberian Train all the way across
  98. Go over a waterfall in a barrel (really?)
  99. Go to every state in the USA
  100. Go to every country in the world
  101. oh darn! We forgot…..dive under the ice in Antarctica

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