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Bucket List

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Last Updated 1.2.2014

I enjoy looking forward to the next adventure whether it’s learning a new skill or getting lost and exploring somewhere new. This is my on-going life bucket list in no particular order. Feel free to contact me by using the form below if you’d like to join me on one of these adventures or suggest some items I never thought of! What is on your list?

  • Journeys I want to take.

    I am a world traveler who wants to explore different cultures. To me, it’s about the people you meet along the way. It’s about opening your mind to new ideas and ways of thinking.

    Here is my latest travel video:

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    1. Travel to all 7 continents – In Progress (4/7)
      1. Africa
      2. Antarctica
      3. Asia – Completed
      4. Australia / New Zealand
      5. Europe – Completed
      6. North America - Completed
      7. South America - Completed
    2. See pretty much anything on this list, this list and this list.

     

    North America

    1. Drive from San Francisco to New York. USA Road trip
    2. Hike Mt Whitney
    3. Hike Death Valley
    4. California
      1. Hike Half Dome
      2. San Francisco – Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge - Completed [See Photos]
      3. San Francisco – See the Golden Gate Bridge - Completed
      4. San Francisco – See Lombard Street - Completed
      5. San Diego – Hike Three Sisters - Completed 7.9.11 [Watch Video]
      6. San Diego – Hike Mt Woodson - Completed 6.18.11 [Watch video]
      7. San Diego – Hike Stonewall Peak - Completed [Watch Video]
    5. Los Angeles
      1. Watch Comedy set at the Laugh Factory in LA
      2. Watch/Drive Motorcycles on Muholland Dr in LA
    6. Utah
      1. Arches National Park in Moab, Utah
      2. Build a rope swing
    7. New York
      1. Photo with Charging Bull in financial district - Completed February 2012
      2. Enjoy Central Park - Completed February 2012
      3. Photo with the Statue of Liberty - Completed February 2012
      4. Empire State Building - Completed February 2012
      5. World Trade Center - Completed February 2012
      6. See a broadway show - Completed February 2012
      7. Photo in times square - Completed February 2012
      8. try new york style _____ foods - Completed February 2012
      9. Coney Island - Completed February 2012
    8. Arizona
      1. The Grand Canyon – Completed July 4th, 2013
    9. Chicago
      1. Sears Tower 103 Balcony
      2. Chicago Bean

    South America

    1. Peru
      1. Visit Machu Picchu – Completed
      2. Hike Huayna Picchu – Completed
      3. Try Cebiche – Completed
      4. Try Guinea Pig – Completed
    2. Brazil
      1. Carnival
    3. Chile
      1. Hike Patagonia - Completed
    4. Argentina
      1. Watch a tango dance - Completed
      2. Eat some meat - Completed
      3. Try Yerba Mate - Completed

    Europe

    1. Live in Europe for at least a couple months (prefer 6 months to a year) - Completed Lived in Paris, France [Watch Video]
    2. Ride motorcycles
    3. The Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights
    4. Belgium
      1. Tree Tunnel
      2. Try the chocolate – Completed
      3. Try the beer – Completed
      4. Try the waffle – Completed
    5. Bulgaria
      1. Buzludzha - link
    6. France
      1. Travel to the South of France (Nice)
      2. See or stay at the Ritz Hotel in Paris
      3. Visit Le Vent des Forêts
      4. See Eiffel Tower - Completed
      5. Walk through every arrondissement - Completed
      6. Play and sing guitar under the Eiffel Tower - Completed Paris Study Abroad Trip
      7. Study French - Completed, twice! Institut Catholique et La Sorbonne
    7. Finland
      1. See Helsinki Cathedreal  - Completed
      2. Esplanade Park- Completed
      3. National Library of Helsinki- Completed
      4. Finnish Sauna- Completed
      5. Photos in abandoned houses- Completed
      6. Eat a Lamprey- Completed
    8. Germany
      1. Spreepark in Germany (abandoned park) - Completed
      2. Beelitz in Germany (abandoned hospital)
      3. Checkpoint Charlie - Completed
      4. Have a beer at Oktoberfest (Munich) - Completed
      5. See the Berlin Wall  - Completed
    9. Greece
      1. Epidaurus theater
      2. Visit Santorini
      3. Walk through the Acropolis – Completed
    10. Ireland
      1. See The Spire – The highest sculpture in the world - Completed February 2012
      2. Pub Crawl - Completed February 2012
      3. Learn a traditional irish drinking song
      4. The Long Room of The Old Library, Trinity College - Completed February 2012 (p.s. not worth the price)
      5. Cliffs of Moher - Completed February 2012
      6. St. Patrick’s Day
    11. Iceland [2012 Video]
      1. Bathe in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa - [Watch Video]  - Completed January 2012
      2. Eat traditional Icelandic food in Iceland (Tþorrablót) – Sheep Head, Pickled Testicle & Putrefied Shark - [Watch Videodon’t as me why I’d do this. I blame Bizarre Foods / Fear Factor )  - Completed January 2012
      3. Visit the main city of Reykjavik  - Completed January 2012
      4. See a Glacier  - Completed January 2012
      5. See a Geyser  - Completed January 2012
      6. See a Waterfall - Completed January 2012
      7. See the Northern Lights - Completed January 2012
      8. Party with the locals
      9. See Iceland when it’s all green
    12. Italy
      1. Visit Pompeii – Completed
      2. Eatta da pizza - Completed
      3. Eatta da gelato - Completed
      4. Visit the Vatican City - Completed
      5. Admire the Sistine Chapel - Completed
      6. Admire the Roman Colosseum - Completed
      7. Survive Pompeii - Completed
    13. Sweden
      1. Kiruna
        1. Stay in the Ice Hotel - [Watch Video]  - Completed January 2012
        2. See the Northern Lights  - Completed January 2012 (p.s. AMAZIINGG)
      2. Stockholm
        1. Walk through Gamla Stan - Completed
    14. Norway
      1. Preachers Rock - Completed
      2. Fjords
      3. Stavanger Rock
    15. Netherlands
      1. See the Red Light District – Completed 7.17.11 [Read Post]
    16. Poland
      1. Crooked Forest in Gryfino
      2. Euro 2012 Opening day – Completed
    17. United Kingdom
      1. The Inside of the London Eye
        1. Play and sing guitar inside the London Eye
    18. Spain
      1. Run with the bulls in Pamplona  - Completed 7.13.11 Pamplona, Spain [Read Post]
      2. Party in Ibiza
      3. La Tomatina Festival

    Africa

    1. South Africa
      1. Go on a safari
    2. Egypt
      1. See the pyramids
      2. Ride a camel

    Asia

    1. Lantern Festival
    2. China
      1. Beijing
        1. See the Great Wall – Completed
        2. Tiananmen Square – Completed
        3. Forbidden City – Completed
        4. Walk Wangfujing Street – Completed
      2. Shanghai
        1. See Yuyuan Gardens – Completed
        2. See Zhujiajiao Water Town
        3. Jin Mao Tower – Completed
      3. Eat – Seahorse – Completed
      4. Eat – Grasshopper – Completed
      5. Eat – Scorpion – Completed
      6. Eat – Snake
      7. Eat – Sea Urchin $1
      8. Eat – Honeybees
      9. Eat the strangest things – Completed
      10. Drink Civit Coffee – Completed
      11. Get acupuncture
      12. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
    3. Thailand
      1. Ride an elephant
    4. India
      1. Experience Holi (Celebration of Color) in March [Video]

    Australia / Oceania

    1. Australia
      1. Go surfing
      2. Sydney Opera House
    2. New Zealand
      1. See the mountains
      2. Go ZORBing
    3. French Polynesia
      1. Visit any island. Preferably Bora Bora
      2. Stay in a bungalow

    Antarctica

    1. Have the pleasure of going.

  • Things I want to learn.

    1. Dedicate 6 straight months to fitness and healthy living
    2. Dedicate 1 year to fitness and healthy living
    3. Learn to play golf
    4. Learn to sing and play one guitar song really well
    5. Attend a religious event - Completed 11.7.11 Flood Church Thanks Viatch!
    6. Learn about religion
    7. Become fluent in french or at least close – In Progress. Lived in Paris for 4 months + classes at La Sorbonne
    8. Do some mad tricks on the snowboard
    9. Take Cooking classes from a pro
      1. Cook a DELICIOUS 4/5-course meal
    10. To do a backflip – ALMOST THERE! [Watch Video]
    11. Take dancing classes (on-going) - Completed 11.22.10 VAVi Salsa Dancing
    12. Know all 50 states and capitals, countries, etc. Become a google map!
    13. Drive a motorcycle - Completed 1.9.11 PSC Motorcycle Training and now proud owner of a Suzuki sv650 [Watch Video]
    14. Learn to do own car repairs
      1. Change headlights - Completed 3.6.11
      2. Oil Change
      3. Change fluids
      4. Change tire
    15. Learn to do own motorcycle repairs
      1. Change turn signal indicator light
      2. Replace brake fluid - Completed 8.21.11
    16. Read
      1. How to win friends and influence people - Completed 12.15.12 GREAT BOOK!
      2. The Bible
      3. Steve Jobs Biography
      4. 4-Hour Work Week
      5. The Dictionary
      6. The Alchemist – Completed 10.13.12 Yay Audio Books!
      7. The Art of Happiness - Completed 7.19.11 - Got me through my Europe trip where everything was stolen

  • Feelings and Experiences I want to have.

    1. Officiate a friend’s wedding - Completed 9.10.13 Congrats Anthony & Makenzie!! [Video] – [Photo] – [Post]
    2. Special Forces Training in Arizona
    3. Fill a room full of ball-pit balls and live the dream.
    4. Get in a taxi and tell, “follow that car!”
    5. Become a volunteer fire fighter and put fires in check
    6. Climb a coconut tree, gather a coconut and drink from it like an animal
    7. Create a 1-for-1 organization/product
    8. Crack a bullwhip like Indiana Jones
    9. Escape from Alcatraz Island like a criminal
    10. Own a Françoise Nielly Canvas Painting. My favorite artist.
    11. Scream at the top of my lungs on top of a mountain
    12. Attend an Olympics event
    13. Submit a postcard to PostSecret.com
    14. Urban Exploration Around the World
    15. Finish a 365 Photography Project - Completed [See Project]
    16. Milk a cow
    17. Be part of a Flash Mob
    18. Play messy twister
    19. Sleep in a hammock
    20. Build a giant slip-n-slide – Completed 100′ Slip n Slide in Dolores Park in SF
    21. Pay for a strangers groceries/coffee
    22. Become a ‘Donor 4 Life’ San Diego Blood Bank - Completed 8.13.2011 SDBB
    23. Go cliff-diving -Completed 6.23.12 Dubrovnik Croatia. SOOO thrilling! [Watch Video]
    24. Go base-jumping
    25. Jump out of an airplane (Sky Diving) - Completed 1.15.11 Sky Dive San Diego [Watch Video]
      1. Become a Certified Skydiver
    26. Go Hanggliding - Completed 12.28.11 Mission Soaring Center [See Photos]
    27. Have a place of my own (no roommates) - Completed 7.19.10 PB Apt
    28. Bungee Jumping - Completed 12.4.10 Bungee America Bridge to Nowhere [Watch Video]
    29. Shoot a gun - Completed 5.26.11 P2K Shooting Range [Watch Video]
    30. Crowd surf - Completed Distortion Festival Copenhagen, Denmark 6/1
    31. Fly a Wing Suit
    32. Take Yoga classes & increase flexibility (ongoing)
    33. Find a loving wife
    34. Be a homeowner
    35. Buy an all inclusive vacation for my parents
    36. Work at a large corporation
    37. Own a company
    38. Own a large boat/yacht. MUST have wooden pirate ship steering wheel
    39. Be in a magazine -Completed February 2012, Entrepreneur Magazine
    40. Be the featured subject of an article in a printed publication
    41. Be a mentor
    42. Have 2+ kids
    43. Build my kids a mini Katrina cottage / club house / tree house.
    44. Speak at TED
    45. Speak at a well known event
    46. Sustain a lifestyle through blogging – Guerrilla Marketing
    47. Create an AdAge Power 150 blog top #50
    48. Write a book
    49. Run a Marathon
    50. Run a Triathlon
    51. Run an Obstacle Course – Completed Gladiator and Del Mar Mud Run [Watch Video]
    52. Do the Color Run and take lots of photos without breaking my camera
    53. Help build a house (habitat for humanity) - Completed 4/2/13 [Watch Video]
    54. Go a month without the internet
    55. Dine and dash – Completed
    56. See how long I can disconnect from social media. Become more SOCIAL!
    57. Go a day without sight
    58. Be a wikipedia page
    59. Take a bartending course
    60. Mush a dog sled
    61. Attend Burning Man  – Completed Read Articles 1, 2, 3
    62. Goto a formal dance where I need to wear a tuxedo
    63. Create a ‘bucket listing’ organization - Completed see Forward Motion
    64. Watch
      1. A movie at the drive-in / Outdoor movie
      2. Fireworks while Surfing
    65. Photos of me
      1. Photo doing light art at night with camera and glowsticks/sparklers - Completed in Paris by Eiffel Tower
      2. on a really big mountains

Remember (On-Going Goals)

  1. Help others with their bucket list
  2. Humility & Confidence
  3. Random Acts of Kindness ALWAYS
  4. Donate blood
  5. Volunteer
  6. Get really good at remembering peoples names

Age Breakdown of goals


what's on your bucket list?