Amanda (cavum) wrote,
Amanda
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Bucket List.


"When you're on your death bed and your life flashes before your eyes, you want it to be a good show." - Maggie Mason

This is my bucket list. It is continuously being altered, updated, contemplated and rejuvenated, much like myself.

Yes, I know this list is huge but I'm going for it!

You can click on the links of completed goals to read stories about my bucket list worthy experiences in travel, food and adventure. Feel free to comment & make suggestions.

ADVENTURE
Catch a Wave Surfing
Cliff Dive
Dog Sled
Hike Up a Volcano
Ride a Zip Line
Explore a Cave
Parasail
Go Sailing
Scuba Dive
Skydive
Snowboard
Swim with Dolphins
Whitewater Rafting
Zorbing

ANIMALS + NATURE
Bathe an Elephant
Dance in the Moonlight
Feed a Koala Bear
Grow My Own Vegetables
Hike Part of the PCT
Hold a Monkey
Horseback Ride on the Beach
Hug a Redwood
Kiss in the Rain
Make a Snowman
Milk a Cow
Name a Star
Relax in a Natural Hot Spring
Ride in a Horse & Carriage
Roll in a Huge Pile of Leaves
See a Coral Reef
See the Salmon Run
Stand Under a Waterfall
Start Fire Without Matches
Swim with Manatees
Swim with Sea Turtles
Walk on a Black Sand Beach
Watch the Sunrise & Sunset in one Day
Whale Watching
Wish on a Shooting Star
Witness a Solar Eclipse
Wrap a Snake Around My Neck 6/2015
Yell at the Top of My Lung on the Top of a Mountain

CONNECT + RELATIONSHIPS
Attend a Same Sex Wedding
Be a Bridesmaid
Cover the Bed in Rose Petals
Have a Family Photo Wall
Have a Meaningful Conversation With a Stanger
Make Breakfast In Bed For Someone I Love
Meet a LJ Friend in Person
Meet a World Leader
Meet Someone Famous
Meet the President
Organize a Family Portrait
Paint Date Night
Plan a Date Night with my Partner
Plan a Romantic Dinner
Reconnect with an Old Friend
Send snail mail birthday card to 10 friends
Sexy Pin Up Photo Shoot Just For Him
Share a Cab with a Stranger
Share a Kiss on New Year’s
Take Dance Lessons with My Partner
Take Pictures in a Photo Booth
Write a Love Note with Lipstick on the Bathroom Mirror

CREATIVITY
Complete a 52 Week Photography Project
Create a Family Tree
Create a Flower Arrangement
Create an Online Portfolio for My Photography
Decorate a Blank T-Shirt
Experiment with a New Camera Lens
Finish Military Shadow Box
Learn Photoshop
Learn to Knit
Make a Candle
Make a Handmade Gift
Make a Handmade Greeting Card
Make an Origami Animal
Make Mosaic Art
Make Soap
Paint Something at a Ceramic Store
Start a Blog
Take an Art Class
Work on a Pottery Wheel

ENTERTAINMENT
Attend a Boxing Match
Attend a Fashion Show
Attend a Film Premiere
Attend a Gallery Opening
Attend a Gay Pride Event
Attend a Jazz Festival
Attend a Masquerade
Attend a Murder Mystery Dinner
Attend a Music Festival
Attend a Native American Pow Wow
Attend a Showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show
Attend a White Party
Be a Member of a TV Studio Audience
Be on a TV Show
Create a Video & Upload it to the Internet
Dance on a Bar
Design a Room I Love
Get VIP Passes to a Show
Go on a Cruise
Go to a Book Signing
Go to a Drive-In Movie
Go to a Paint Party
Go to a Renaissance Festival
Go to Comicon
Go to Dinner Theater
Go to the Movies by Myself
Have My Picture Published in a Newspaper
Host a Game Night
Join a Flash Mob
Play a Song on a Harmonica
Play Bingo at a Bingo Hall
Pose with a Figure at a Wax Museum
Ride on a Ferris Wheel
See a Broadway Play
See a Concert
See a Foreign Film
Take Part in a Focus Group
Throw a Themed Party
Throw Beads at Mardi Gras
Try Pole Dancing

FASHION + BEAUTY
Buy a Cute Outfit at a Second Hand Store
Dress in Super Sexy Lingerie
Dye My Hair a Crazy Color
Find the Perfect Black Dress
Get a Henna Tattoo
Get a Makeup Lesson
Get Acupuncture
Get my Hair Professionally Straightened
Go a Week Without Makeup
Go on a Clothes Shopping Spree
Have a Facial
Have a Hot Stone Massage
Have a Professional Photo Shoot
Have Braces/Straight Teeth
Hit the Town With Bright Red Lips
Learn to do My Own Party Makeup
Own a Fabulous Pair of Designer Shoes
Relax in a Sensory Deprivation Tank
Take a Mud Bath
Wear Fake Eyelashes

FINANCE + LUXURY
Have 3 Months of Bills in Savings
Have My Own Home
Have no Credit Card Debt
Order room service
Own a Diamond
Play the Stock Market

FOOD
Attend a Tea Tasting
Bake a Cake for Someone Special
Cook a Traditional Dish from a Different Culture
Cook Christmas Dinner
Cook With my Partner
Drink Absinthe
Drink at a Dive Bar
Drink at an Ice Bar
Drink Moonshine
Eat Alone at a Restaurant
Eat an Insect
Eat at a Food Truck
Eat Breakfast in Bed
Eat Caviar
Eat Fondue
Eat Oysters
Go Wine Tasting
Have a Dinner Party
Have a Wine Collection
Host a Cookie Exchange
Make a Gingerbread House
Partake in a Food Fight
Partake in Afternoon Tea
Start an Herb Garden
Toss Pizza Dough in the Air
Try Deep-Fried Twinkies

JUST BECAUSE
Be on a Jumbotron at a Stadium
Build a Sand Castle
Celebrate New Year’s Twice in One Year
Complete a 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Do a Body Shot
Eliminate Junk Mail
Finish a Crossword Puzzle
Flip a House
Haggle at an Open Market
Have a Collection
Have a White Christmas
Have my Palm Read
Join a Book Club
Learn to change a tire
Learn to drive stick shift
Learn to French braid
Learn to Juggle
Learn to tie a tie
Leave My Mark in Graffiti
Obtain concealed weapons permit
Own an Original Piece of Artwork
Purchase a weapon
Read a Book on the NY Best Sellers List
Send a Message in a Bottle
Skinny Dip
Slide Down a Firehouse Pole
Smoke a Fine Cigar
Smoke a Hookah
Solve a Rubiks Cube
Start a Blog
Surprise Someone
Walk on a Nude Beach
Win a Stuffed Animal at a Carnival
Win Something
Write Your Name in Wet Cement

PERSONAL GROWTH
Adopt/Foster a Child
Answer the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
Attend a Random Free Seminar
Be a Mentor
Be an Organ Donor
Be Present at a Birth
Become A Registered Nurse
Build a House With Habitat for Humanity
Complete 1000 Facts About Me Challenge
Do 24 Hours of Silence
Do a Charity Walk
Do a Random Act of Kindness
Donate Books
Donate Clothing
Donate Hair to Locks of Love
Donate Toys at the Holidays
Entertain the Elderly at a Nursing Home
Feed a Homeless Person
Get a Caricature Drawing by a Street Artist
Get a College Degree
Give Blood
Help an Endangered/Injured Animal
Help Save a Life
Help Someone With a Check on Their Bucket List
Laugh So Hard I Cry
Learn the Alphabet in Sign Language
Learn to Forgive
Learn to Play a Song on an Instrument
Learn to Say “Hello” in 30 Languages
Leave 100 Operation Beautiful notes: operationbeautiful.com
List 10 Things I am Grateful For Each Day For A Week
Make a Kiva Loan
Make A List of 50 Things I Love About Myself
Make a Significant Change in Someone’s Life
Participate in a protest for something I care about
Photobomb Someone
Plant a Tree
Put Change into Someones Expired Meter
Read a Banned Book
Read a Classic Novel
Read a Trilogy
Say “Thank You” in 10 Languages
Send a Care Package to a Soldier
Send Flowers to Myself
Serve Food at a Soup Kitchen
Serve in the Peace Corps
Spend a Day Helping at a Children’s Hospital
Spend the Entire Day By Myself
Unplug for a Weekend
Visit 20 Museums
Volunteer
Volunteer at a dog shelter
Write a Children’s Book

SPORTS & FITNESS
Achieve my Ideal Weight
Attend an OKC Thunder Game in OKC
Attend the Olympics
Bowl a 200+ Game
Do a Handstand
Do a Themed Run
Do the Polar Bear Plunge
Drink only Water for a Week
Fly a Kite
Go Deep Sea Fishing
Go Ice Fishing
Go to a World Series Game
Go to a Yoga Retreat
Mud Wrestle
Ride Bikes on the Beach
Run an 8 Minute Mile
Scuba Dive
Spin a Basketball on my Finger
Stand Up Paddle Board
Survive at Paintball
Take a Pole Dancing Class
Take a Self Defense Class
Try Archery

TRANSPORTATION
Go in a Submarine
Race a Go Kart
Ride a Camel
Ride a Segway
Ride in a Gondola
Ride on a Subway
Ride on a Train
Ride One of the Largest Roller Coasters in the World

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE | GENERAL
Attend a Unique Small-Town Festival
Be in two places at once
Buy a Map and Pin Every Country I Have Visited
Buy a patch from every place I’ve traveled
Celebrate a Holiday in a Different Country
Climb a Lighthouse
Explore a Rain Forest
Fly First Class
Go on a Cruise
Go on a Safari
Go on a Spontaneous Road Trip
Go to an Aquarium
Obtain a passport
Sleep in a Haunted House
Sleep in a Teepee
Sleep in an Overnight Train
Stand on the Equator
Stay at a Bed & Breakfast
Stay in an Underwater Hotel
Step Foot in all 7 Continents
Take a trip with mom
Throw a Dart at a Map and Just Go
Touch a Pyramid
Tour a Mayan Ruin
Tour a Vineyard
Tour a Working Farm
Travel Internationally
Visit a Butterfly Sanctuary
Visit a Castle
Visit a Temple
Visit All 50 States
Visit my State Capitol

LOCATION SPECIFIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCE | North America
Drive Route 66
Lay on the Four Corners (4 States at Once)
Trek the Mendenhall Glacier Caves | Alaska
See the Northern Lights | Alaska
Hike into Antelope Canyon | Arizona
Visit the Grand Canyon | Arizona
Walk the Wave | Arizona
Bike Across the Golden Gate Bridge | California
Do the Half-Dome Ascent in Yosemite | California
Eat at the French Laundry | California
See Yosemite National Park | California
Do the Hollywood Walk of Fame | California 6/2015
Rappel into Moaning Caverns | California
Walk on Glass Beach | California
Visit Alcatraz Island | California
Ice Castles at Silverthorne | Colorado
Explore the Everglades | Florida
Swim with Manatees | Florida  6/2014
Climb the Haiku Stairs of Oahu | Hawaii
Learn the Hula | Hawaii
Drive the Road to Hana | Hawaii
Walk on Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach | Hawaii
Attend the Kentucky Derby | Kentucky
Spend the Night in Martha’s Vineyard | Massachusetts
Walk the Las Vegas Strip | Nevada
Experience Burning Man |Black Rock Desert |Nevada
Carlsbad Caverns | New Mexico
French Quarter | New Orleans
Grand Central Station | New York
See the Statue of Liberty | New York
See the Empire State Building | New York
See a Broadway Musical | New York
Times Square | New York
Niagara Falls | New York/Canada
Multnomah Falls | Oregon
Eat a Philly Cheese Steak in Philadelphia | Pennsylvania
Badlands National Park | South Dakota
See Mount Rushmore | South Dakota
See the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville | Tennessee
Bryce Canyon | Utah
Zion National Park | Utah
Leave a Contribution on Seattle’s Gum Wall | Washington
Go to Pike Place Market | Washington
Skagit Valley Tulip Fields | Washington
Thomas Jefferson Memorial | Washington DC
Visit the White House | Washington DC
Grand Prismatic Spring | Wyoming

LOCATION SPECIFIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCE | International
Visit Anne Frank’s House | Amsterdam
Red Light District | Amsterdam
See an Opera at the Sydney Opera House | Australia
Sleep in an Overwater Bungalow | Bora Bora
Take the Walk of Faith, Tianmen Mountain | China
See the Hanging Temple in Mount Hengshan | China
Walk the Great Wall of China | China
Marvel at Plitvice Lakes | Croatia
Explore the Galapagos Islands | Ecuador
See the Pyramids of Giza | Egypt
See The Temple of Karnak | Egypt
See The Valley of The Kings | Egypt
See Tutankhamun’s Tomb | Egypt
Walk Across Abbey Road in London | England
Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace | England
Stay in a Glass Igloo | Finland
Attend Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris | France
Put a Love Lock on Pont des Arts Bridge | France
See the Eiffel Tower Glitter at Night | France
See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre | France
Sunbathe Topless on the French Riviera | France
Visit Museum of Eroicism | France
Attend the Windjammer Parade | Germany
Drink Beer at Oktoberfest | Germany
Drink Kölsch Beer in Cologne | Germany
Explore the Acropolis | Greece
Watch the Sunset in Santorini | Greece
Tour a Windmill | Holland
Climb to Tin Tian, Big Buddha | Hong Kong
Swim in the Sea of Galilee | Israel
Stand in Front of the Taj Mahal | India
Dress in Indian Garb | India
Komodo National Park | Indonesia
Drink at the Guinness Brewery | Ireland
Kiss the Blarney Stone | Ireland
Attend the Palio Horse Race in Siena | Italy
Hear Andrea Bocelli sing opera in Milan | Italy
Hear the Pope Speak at the Vatican | Italy
Learn to Make Pasta From Scratch | Italy
Make a Wish in the Trevi Fountain | Italy
Pose With the Leaning Tower of Pisa | Italy
Ride a Vespa in Tuscany | Italy
Ride in a Gondola in Venice | Italy
Sleep in a Tuscan Villa | Italy
Swim in the Blue Grotto | Italy
Walk Across the Tibetan Bridge in Claviere | Italy
Visit Petra | Jordan
Float in the Dead Sea | Jordan/Israel
Visit the Jigokudani Monkey Park | Japan
See a Sumo Wrestling Practice at a Sumo Stable | Japan
Walk Through the Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, in Kitakyushu | Japan
Climb Mt. Fuji | Japan
Float Down Mekong River | Laos
Explore Tam Ting Caves | Laos
Stay at the Boat Hotel in Cocoa Island | Maldives
Eat in the Underwater Hotel | Maldives
Swim in a Cenote | Mexico
Swim with Whale Sharks | Mexico
Snorkel the Underwater Museum | Mexico
Explore the Van Gogh Museum | Netherlands
See the Kinderdijk Windmills | Netherlands
Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Cave | New Zealand
Hike the Franz Josef Glacier | New Zealand
Sit on the Edge of Preikestolen | Norway
Explore the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon | Palau
Swim in Jellyfish Lake | Palau
Jellyfish Lake in Palau
Hike the Inca Trail | Peru
Hike Through the Crooked Forest | Poland
Visit Auschwitz Memorial & Museum| Poland
See Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia | Spain
Watch the Monjuic Magic Fountain | Spain
See the Rio Tinto River | Spain
Run With the Bulls in Pamplona | Spain
Climb to the Top of Sigiriya Rock | Sri Lanka
Eat Fondue in Switzerland | Switzerland
Sit in the Outdoor Jacuzzi at Iglu-Dorf Hotel | Switzerland
Ski the Swiss Alps | Switzerland
Safari Through Serengeti | Tanzania
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania
See the Tessellated Pavement | Tasmania
Let Go of a Floating Lantern | Thailand
Balloon Over Cappadocia’s Fairy Chimneys | Turkey
Hear the Call to Prayer at the Blue Mosque | Turkey
Soak in Pamukkale Hot Springs | Turkey
Cross the Tunnel of Love | Ukraine
Gorilla Trekking | Uganda
Visit Stonehenge | United Kingdom
Shop at the Floating Market | Vietnam
Take a Junk Boat Ride Through Ha Long Bay | Vietnam

WORLDLY FESTIVALS & EVENTS TO ATTEND
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta | USA
Battle of the Oranges | Italy
Burning Man | USA
Carnival of Rio de Janeiro | Brazil
Carnival of Venice | Italy
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) | Mexico
Electric Run | Utah
Holi Festival | India
Human Tower Competition | Spain
Kentucky Derby | USA
La Tomatina | Spain
Mardi Gras | New Orleans
National Cherry Blossom Festival | Washington DC
Obon Festival | Japan
Olympic Games | Random Locations
Oktoberfest | Germany
Pingxi Lantern Festival | Taiwan
Sandfest | USA
Songkran Water Festival | Thailand
Up Helly Aa Fire Festival | Scotland

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