Bucket List

The world is an amazing place. There are so many things to be done it’s not possible to do them all. But that doesn’t mean I won’t try if given the opportunity.

This is a list of things I would like to do or see before I die. Everything is grouped by category. There are some which have overlap into other categories so I just picked one. I’ve tried to get things in alphabetical order except a few spots where another order seemed more appropriate. The date in parentheses indicates when I first did it. I would love suggestions of more things to do regardless of price or location.

I’d love to add more to these, not just for myself but to help others find ideas. If you have any suggestions for things I should add, leave a comment. If I don’t think it’s something for me I might add a second list of suggestions for others.


Places I’d Like To Visit

  • All 10 Provinces and 3 territories of Canada (Not just passing through)
    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • Manitoba
    • New Brunswick
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Nova Scotia
    • Ontario (When I was a kid)
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Quebec (When I was a kid)
    • Saskatchewan
    • Northwest Territories
    • Nunavut
    • Yukon
  • All 50 of the United States of America (Not just passing through)
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut (When I was a kid)
    • Delaware (When I was a kid)
    • Florida (When I was a kid)
    • Georgia (When I was a kid)
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine (When I was a kid)
    • Maryland (When I was a kid)
    • Massachusetts (When I was a kid)
    • Michigan (When I was a kid)
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire (When I was a kid)
    • New Jersey (When I was a kid)
    • New Mexico
    • New York (When I was a kid)
    • North Carolina (When I was a kid)
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio (When I was a kid)
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania (When I was a kid)
    • Rhode Island (When I was a kid)
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Vermont (When I was a kid)
    • Virginia (When I was a kid)
    • Washington
    • West Virginia (When I was a kid)
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
  • Every Continent
    • Africa
    • Antarctica
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Europe
    • North America (Born here)
    • South America
  • Angkor Wat
  • Area 51
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Auschwitz
  • Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  • Bourbon Trail, Kentucky
  • Chichen Itza
  • Easter Island
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Egypt
  • Ferrari World
  • George Washington Memorial in Alexandria
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Grand Canyon
  • Great Wall of China
  • Ireland
  • Longleat Hedge Maze
  • Machu Picchu
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Mount Vernon
  • Naica Mine
  • New Zealand
  • Prague
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Shanidar Cave
  • Taj Mahal
  • Tikaboo Peak
  • Tikal National Park
  • Vatican City

Things I’d Like To Do Away From Home

  • Be a guest speaker
  • Be cast as an extra in a movie
  • Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove, in Darwin, Australia
  • Drive Route 66
  • Escape Room (Escaped May 2018)
  • Experience Zero Gravity
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Get acupuncture
  • Go deep sea fishing
  • Go down Lombard Street in San Francisco
  • Go on a road trip
  • Go on a safari
  • Jump into a pool full of Jello
  • Jump off Angel Falls
  • La Tomatina
  • Live in a remote cabin for at least a month
  • Meet up with the Yogscast while visiting England
  • Play 18 holes of golf
  • Ride an elephant
  • See an Egyptian Pyramid
  • See the Queen of England, even if only from a distance
  • Skydive
  • Swim with the pigs of Exuma Island
  • Visit Fleet Street in London
  • Walk across Abbey Road
  • Watch a show on Broadway
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Wind Walking
  • Zip line (June 2014)

Things I’d Like To Do At Home

  • Build a big model train layout
  • Build a canoe
  • Build a CNC machine
  • Build a snare drum
  • Build a Tiny Home
  • Build a 3D printer
  • Convert a van into a home
  • Go off the grid
  • Grow a bonsai tree
  • Have a 100 gallon aquarium with lots of fish
  • Konmari my house
  • Learn to touch type efficiently
  • Learn to weld
  • Metal casting
  • Raise chickens
  • Start a business
  • Successfully grow garlic
  • Work from home
  • Write a book

Food Challenges And Other Foods To Try

  • Baba ghanoush
  • Black truffle
  • Boudin noir
  • Caviar
  • Chick and Ruth’s Delly Challenges
  • Chitlins
  • Dandelion wine
  • Durian
  • Escargot
  • Fugu
  • Goose McGillycuddy’s Omelette
  • Guiness stew in Ireland
  • Grasshoppers in Mexico
  • Haggis
  • High Tea in London
  • Joe Mamma’s Incinerator Pizza
  • Kangaroo
  • Lassi
  • Raclette fondue
  • Rocky Challenge (12″ donut) (Defeated Fall 2012)
  • Rocky mountain oysters
  • Sea urchin
  • Snake whiskey
  • Steak tartare
  • White truffle

People I’d Like To Meet And Shake Hands With

  • Bill Bachman
  • Lewis Brindley
  • George Bush
  • Elvis Duran
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Dave Grohl
  • Jamie Hyneman
  • Ross Hornby
  • Tony Horton
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Chalene Johnson
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Scott Johnson (had an opportunity in 2018 but got screwed over)
  • Nathan Lane
  • Simon Lane
  • Barack Obama
  • Arnold Schwarzeneggar
  • Adam Savage
  • Alex Smith
  • Tara Strong
  • Chris Trott
  • Mark Turpin

Running And Obstacle Course Race Related Things I’d like To Complete

  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Any Marathon
  • Bonefrog
    • Sprint
    • Challenge
    • Tier-1
    • Endurance
  • Civilian Military Combine
  • Color Run (April 2018)
  • Goruck Challenge
    • Light
    • Tough
    • Heavy
  • Rugged Maniac
  • Savage Race
    • Blitz
    • Blitz Pro
    • Standard (June 2017)
    • Savage Pro
    • Syndicate
  • Spartan Race
    • Sprint (September 2014)
    • Super
    • Beast
    • Trifecta
  • Terrain Racing
  • Tough Mudder
  • Warrior Dash
  • Zombie Mud Run

Other Exercise Related Things

  • Beachbody Programs
    • 21 Day Fix (Spring 2017)
    • 21 Day Fix Extreme
    • 22 Minute Hard Corps (Spring / Summer 2018)
    • 80 Day Obsession
    • Focus: T25
    • Hip Hop Abs
    • Insanity
    • Insanity: Asylum
    • PiYo (Spring 2017)
    • Power 90
    • P90
    • P90X
    • P90X2
    • P90X3 (Summer 2017)
    • Tai Cheng (Winter 2018)
    • The Master’s Hammer and Chisel
  • Build my own exercise program
  • Climb / Hike a volcano
  • Do a backflip
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail
  • Hike the Continental Divide Trail
  • Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Planche
  • Triathlon

Certifications / Coursework I’d Like to Complete

  • Amateur Radio Licenses
    • Technician Class (March 2018)
    • General Class (March 2018)
    • Extra Class
  • Autocross School
  • College Degree (was a semester away before running out of money)
  • CPR Certification (August 2016)
  • Free Code Camp Certifications
    • Responsive Web Design
    • JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures
    • Front End Libraries
    • Data Visualization
    • APIs and Microservices
    • Information Security and Quality Assurance
  • Harvard CS50 (started but couldn’t find time to finish yet)
  • Learn New Languages
    • Sign Language
    • French (re-learn)
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish (re-learn)
    • Swedish
    • Vietnamese
  • Pilot’s License
  • Saylor Academy
    • PRDV004: Spreadsheets (July 2017)
  • Various w3schools.com Certifications
    • HTML5
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    • jQuery
    • PHP
    • Bootstrap
    • XML