I’ve decided it’s time for me to get my list in writing. I turn 40 later this year and I figure that’s half of my life complete (based on U.S. census tables), so it’s time to set some goals for the latter half of my life. I see and hear about things all the time that prompt me to say to myself, “I should do that before I die!” And then I tend to forget about it.

These are the big-ticket things I’d like to do one day. Most of it is traveling, but I’ve alway felt that there’s so much of the world to see and learn about.

No, I don’t have the money or time to do a lot of these things. But that’s what I have the rest of my life for, right? And it appears that much of it is visiting stuff.

Disclaimers about this list:

  • There is no timeline on most of these, except somewhat for Obergammerau
  • These are presented in no particular order
  • I am not suggesting I have the money to do all these things
  • This list will change constantly and I will bump it periodically

Leave a comment if you think there’s something else I should try, or if you have tips about something on the list, or if you want to share your own bucket list items!

Yes, I would like to do this one day: Cruise to Antarctica.

  1. Visit Antarctica
  2. Visit the Grand Canyon
  3. Climb Mount Rainer
  4. Run the Marine Corps Marathon
  5. Do the Goofy Challenge at Disney World
  6. Visit Banff/Whistler
  7. Visit Yellowstone National Park
  8. Take an African safari, hopefully with the kids
  9. View the polar bears in Manitoba or Norway
  10. Go to San Diego ComiCon
  11. Visit Paris
  12. Ski in the French Alps
  13. Ski in New Zealand in July
  14. Learn to snowboard
  15. Visit Alaska, perhaps on a cruise
  16. Visit Beijing
  17. Visit Times Square on New Year’s Eve to see the ball drop
  18. See the Passion Play in Obergammerau, Germany in 2020. Take the kids.
  19. Plant a garden that will provide the sole source of produce for my family all season
  20. See Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live.