My list of must-do’s

The word bucketlist makes my skin creep, but it does help you focus on the things you’ve always wanted to do. So years ago, I decided to compile a list of my own. While I was reading my old list, I realized that some of the things I have already done were missing on it. They deserve a place on the list simply because I am so grateful that I got to experience them.

So here we go, this is my BIG list of things I want to do, or was lucky enough to get to do them!


  1. Travel alone 
  2. Do volunteer work 
  3. Start my own business 
  4. Be more tidy
  5. Overcome my ridiculous fear of cockroaches
  6. Stop caring about what other people think of my clothes 
  7. Study history of art
  8. Take painting classes 
  9. Learn to speak fluent Hindi
  10. And learn Spanish as well
  11. Be able to say “Cheers” in 50 languages
  12. Ride on the back of an elephant 
  13. Ride on the back of a camel 
  14. Knit a sweater 
  15. Work on a pottery wheel
  16. Be able to live waste-free
  17. Stop smoking
  18. Get fit
  19. Reach my weight goal
  20. Kayak a wild river 
  21. Kayak on the Panama Canal 
  22. Learn how to ski 
  23. Ride on top of a bus 
  24. Get a tattoo 
  25. Go paragliding 
  26. And skydiving
  27. Take a ride on a helicopter 
  28. Take a ride in a hot air balloon
  29. Travel on the Trans Siberia Express
  30. Sleep in a iglo
  31. Spend a night at the ice hotel in Sweden
  32. Have breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor in Kenya
  33. See Mount Everest 
  34. Trek in the Himalayas 
  35. See the Northern Lights
  36. Go on a dog sled
  37. Experience weightlessness
  38. Walk on the Great Wall of China 
  39. See the Taj Mahal 
  40. Marvel at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe
  41. Spend a day in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
  42. Learn to dance the Tango in Buenos Aires
  43. Bake an apple-pie 
  44. Be an extra in a horror movie
  45. Celebrate Mardi Gras (ok, yes, and flash) in New Orleans 
  46. Experience the beautiful chaos during Diwali in India 
  47. Join St. Patrick’s day celebrations in Ireland
  48. See the Grand Canyon 
  49. Visit Petra in Jordan
  50. Walk the Camino to Santiago de Compostella
  51. Spend a night under the stars in the desert 
  52. Ride a cable car in San Francisco 
  53. Watch the penguins in Antartica
  54. Learn how to make the perfect Mojito in Cuba 
  55. Party all night long 
  56. Live abroad
  57. Solve an escape room with friends
  58. See the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican 
  59. Learn how to build my own furniture
  60. Visit the relatives I never met in Canada
  61. Wear a sari 
  62. Feel like a hippie in Goa 
  63. Learn how to properly cook Indian curries
  64. Watch every Star Trek episode ever made
  65. Try magic mushrooms
  66. See the Terracotta army in Xian 
  67. Admire Half Dome in Yosemite Park 
  68. Visit Bhutan
  69. Randomly leave my handprint in wet concrete
  70. See a volcano 
  71. Celebrate new years’ in an airplane 
  72. Celebrate my birthday in another country 
  73. Spot a tiger in Bardia National Park
  74. Visit the birthplace of Buddha 
  75. Listen to Buddhist monks chanting 
  76. Spot a glimpse of the Dalai Llama in McLeod Ganj 
  77. Go on a “5 handshakes” quest
  78. Make it to Everest Base Camp
  79. Bathe in the river Ganges 
  80. Write a childrens book
  81. Travel over 3000 km in a train on one trip