Bucket List

Try everything once, except incest and morris dancing” – Sir Thomas Beecham

  1. Go to an airport and board the first plane that’s leaving
  2. Own a battered (red) pick up truck
  3. Be on TV (First dates?!)
  4. Tubing ✓ (Palomino June 2018)
  5. Sleep in hammock ✓(Norfolk, Casa en el Agua, Punta Gallinas)
  6. Camp in a sea cave
  7. Climb Kilimanjaro
  8. Climb Aconcagua
  9. Half marathon
  10. Work on a ranch
  11. Ayahuasca ✓ (August 2018, Iquitos)
  12. Amazon River✓(Aug 2018)
  13. Multi-day hike ✓ (Lost City June 2018, Quilotoa July 2018)
  14. Hike carrying own stuff
  15. Multi-day bike trip
  16. Herd Cattle ✓ (July 2010)
  17. Hot air balloon ✓ (Egypt 2010)
  18. Sky diving ✓ (Jurien Bay, 2016)
  19. Write a book
  20. Road trip USA
  21. Mongol Rally
  22. Road Trip Australia ✓ (2016 in Toastie)
  23. Hike length of NZ
  24. TEFL
  25. Paragliding ✓ (Aug 2018, Lima)
  26. Water Skiing/Wakeboarding
  27. Jetskiing ✓ (Sep 2016, Bali)
  28. Ski season/rent chalet
  29. Ride a motorbike ✓ (All through SE Asia, Minca, )
  30. Own a VW camper/Go on a camping trip in one ✓ (WOO – Granny’s van)
  31. Visit all countries in S. America (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru)
  32. Learn to Dive ✓ (2016, Koh Tao, Bali Gili Islands)
  33. Be fluent in Spanish (ie be able to play mafia in Spanish!)
  34. Live in France and become fluent in French
  35. Write a song (I’m actually pleased with)
  36. Hike some of the PCT
  37. Run a half-marathon
  38. Go to Iceland
  39. Go to Antarctica
  40. Sleep under the stars/bivvy bag ✓ (Night of 13th birthday on the roof, Oct 2012 around the bonfire)
  41. Get abs (lol)
  42. Drive a tuk tuk ✓ (Aug 2018, Iquitos)
  43. Dive the GBR ✓ (2016)
  44. Own a car ✓ (Toastie, Ox)
  45. Paraglide license
  46. Fly a plane
  47. Visit Macchu Picchu
  48. Busk ✓ (w Billie, 2012)
  49. Swim with dolphins (done whale sharks, reef sharks, sea lions, turtles, hammerheads, whale, Galapagos shark, rays)
  50. Galapagos Islands ✓ (July 2018)
  51. Glowing plankton ✓ (Birthday 2018)
  52. 6000m plus mountain (Cotopaxi 5897m…)
  53. Learn to salsa ✓ (London and Cartagena)
  54. Learn self-defence (couple lessons in Durham)
  55. Powerboat licence
  56. Do a masters
  57. Edinburgh Fringe
  58. Go to each of the four tennis grand slams (Australian Open, 2016, Wimbledon 2011)
  59. Start a successful blog
  60. Get an article published ✓ (Multiple – see ‘About’ Page)
  61. Do something newsworthy ✓ (I can’t remember what this is)
  62. Start my own business/hostel/bar/cafe
  63. Stay in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives (or somewhere similar) – stilt hut ✓ (June 2018, Colombia)
  64. Go to the Full Moon Party in Thailand ✓ (2015)
  65. Helicopter over Corcovado ✓ (2000)
  66. Swim with whale sharks ✓ (2016)
  67. Oktoberfest
  68. Yellowstone National Park
  69. Ziplining✓ (Costa Rica Feb 2015, Baños Ecuador July 2018)
  70. Quad Biking ✓ (July 2018, Baños)
  71. Canyoning ✓ (July 2018, Mindo)
  72. Own a convertible car
  73. Go to festival (Hop Farm, Aug 2012)
  74. White water rafting ✓ (Costa Rica, 2011)
  75. Be in a band
  76. Learn to surf ✓ (Kuta, Perth – 2016)
  77. Go husky sledding
  78. Cliff jumping ✓ (Perth, 2015, Hong Kong 2017)
  79. Parasailing ✓ (Bali 2016)
  80. Banana boating ✓ (Bali 2016)
  81. Attend a rodeo
  82. Go to an AFL game/a football game
  83. Climb a volcano ✓ ✓ (Bali 2015, Nica 2017)
  84. Milk a cow ✓(Nica, 2018)
  85. Hot springs ✓ (Costa Rica 2011)
  86. Climb a mountain ✓ (several – Snowdon, Ben McDui, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Tryffan, Hong Kong – Violet Peak,  Twins, Cotopaxi, Coniston Old Man, Pichincha, Mount Bruce, Bluff Knoll, Mandango, Rumiñahui, Montserrate, Lion Rock)
  87. Release baby turtles into the ocean
  88. Sleep in a yurt
  89. Sleep in an igloo
  90. See the northern lights
  91. Taj Mahal
  92. Patagonia!
  93. Great Wall of China
  94. Grand Canyon
  95. Go on safari
  96. Himalayas/Nepal
  97. Sunrise over Bagan
  98. Coast to Coast
  99. Sail around the Greek islands
  100. Make a music video
  101. Travel alone ✓
  102. Go to a casino ✓ (Aug 2018, Iquitos)
  103. Karaoke ✓(w Rob and Julian in the middle of the Australian Outback…)
  104. Open mic ✓  (w Adam and Pedro, and Toby and Bethan, 2013 and 2014)

Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” – William Ross

Advertisements