Bucket List Ideas

“IN THE END… We only regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were afraid to have
and the decisions we waited too long to make.” - Lewis Carroll

“Every man dies — Not every man really lives.” - William Ross

Some time ago I started my bucket list with travel destinations I wanted/want to see during my lifetime. Later, it grew bigger and bigger and it is still growing. One of the fancy things on my list is to step a foot on all continents, including Antarctica and experience wildlife there upclose.

Bucket List

The term “bucket list” is a list of basically everything you want to experience/achieve before you die. This could be goals to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill, life experiences you want to take and so on.

Why creating a bucket list is a good idea Bucket List

You should do whatever makes you happy. Some call this “follow your bliss“.  A bucket list is a large list to set up everything you’ve ever wanted to do. It doesn’t matter if it’s small, just for fun or really big. I literally mean BIIIG. The list can be your source for personal growth, too. If you sometimes ask yourself what you did accomplish in the past months or what you should do in the next months/year, it’s time for you to start a list of personal goals and plans – the bucket list. Otherwise you might get caught in daily routines. Having a bucket list reminds you of what’s really important so you can prioritize, follow your dreams and live life to the fullest.

Tools

My own bucket list is constantly evolving. At the moment it contains more than 200 items which I prioritize new from time to time. For my bucket list I use a Trello-Board which is quite easy to set up.

Categories

I divided my list in several categories which makes it easier when it comes to building clusters so you can combine items together. I use the following categories:

  • (historic) Landmarks
  • Beaches
  • Cities
  • Hot (for hot topics among media I want to try, e.g. Cronut or Nutellasagna 🙂 )
  • Actions
  • Travelling
  • Personal Growth (Education etc.)
  • Adventure
  • Business
  • Just for Fun

Bucket List Ideas

If you’re on the look for some ideas for your bucket list, have a look at these items:

  • give urban gardening a try
  • travel to Costa Rica
  • visit a volcano
  • go to a wine tasting
  • let someone know hoch much she/he means to you
  • achieve your ideal weight
  • maintain your achieved ideal weight
  • whip a homemade meal for your loved ones
  • bake a cake for someone special
  • experience a sunrise and a sunset
  • go on a cruise
  • travel the world
  • step a foot on all 7 continents
  • improve your language skills
  • ride a roller coaster in Six Flags
  • take a really long walk on the beach
  • Eurotrip: Roadtrip through Europe
  • have a walk-in closet
  • visit a pink sand beach
  • go snorkeling and experience marine life upclose
  • go scuba diving
  • hike to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas
  • go paragliding
  • give a heartfelt surprise to someone
  • perform a kind deed without expecting in return
  • make a difference in someones life
  • be a mentor to someone
  • pursue your passion – follow your bliss
  • befriend a stranger
  • dance barefoot in the rain
  • read a book on a subject you had never thought of reading
  • thank a company for their great service
  • tell at least 10 people about your bucket list so they can join you
  • go to Wild Wadi waterpark in Dubai
  • go on a romantic getaway
  • dance at a festival with your wife/fiancée
  • get a pet
  • publish a book or something similar
  • be known for something good
  • throw a fabulous mega party
  • learn wine appreciation
  • take up dancing salsa
  • learn the “Melbourne Shuffle”
  • further your education
  • drive the route 66 in the U.S.
  • pack your bags and set off for a random location with no itinerary
  • create your dream home
  • own a sports car
  • see cherry blossoms in Japan
  • meet a VIP
  • have a picnic in the Central Park of N.Y.C
  • start a memory jar
  • get inked
  • attend a Cirque du Soleil show
  • learn to make sushi
  • learn to surf
  • surf in Hawaii
  • see the Mayan ruins in Mexico
  • dance at Ultra Music festival
  • dance at Coachelle festival
  • drive a Segway
  • swim in an infinity pool
  • visit at least 20 countries in Europe
  • meet a kangaroo
  • own my own home
  • attend a gin tasting and learn
  • go to the Maldives
  • make a dent in the universe (Steve Jobs)
  • build a chair -> Gerrit Rietveld – Der Spass
  • learn to make cigars in Cuba
  • gamble in Vegas – and win!
  • travel alone
  • see penguins in natural habitat
  • visit all U.S. states
  • visit Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego in Argentina
  • and so on – whatever you desire or want to achieve

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