This is an evergreen listing of all the new experiences I hope to accumulate over the next few decades. The list started when I turned 30 so if you’re wondering why certain things (i.e. bungee jumping, white water rafting) are not here, I did them pre-30! Though that doesn’t mean I won’t do them again (I most definitely hope to do so), it just means that I’ve restricted this particular list to be new experiences only. I’m hoping to eventually make this list at least 100 items so if you have any ideas, feel free to send them my way! Click on the purple links for the related post.

  1. Go tandem sky diving
  2. Go on a helicopter ride
  3. Travel by seaplane
  4. See the Northern Lights
  5. Fly first class
  6. Fly in a fighter jet
  7. Pack a bag, go to the airport, pick a flight leaving that day – go for at least a week
  8. Go on a hot air balloon ride (non-city environment) June 2013
  9. Go on safari
  10. Visit the Galapagos Islands
  11. Ride a camel in a desert
  12. Bathe an elephant
  13. Ride a horse in Mongolia
  14. Watch baby turtles take to the sea for the first time
  15. Pamir Highway road trip – photograph a lone sheep/goat
  16. Photograph a Whirling Dervish in mid-whirl June 2013
  17. Be an extra in a movie
  18. Get a photograph published
  19. Get a travel article published
  20. See David Guetta or Ministry of Sound in concert
  21. Photograph Iceland during the summer nights
  22. Read War and Peace
  23. Own first editions of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series
  24. Have a library-specific room in my home (include antique globe)
  25. Publish a children’s or a romance book
  26. Spend a day and night at a desert oasis
  27. Participate in an archeological dig
  28. Visit all 7 continents
  29. Stand on the equator
  30. See Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival
  31. Plant a tree
  32. Attain fluency in French (as measured by Alliance Française)
  33. Re-attain conversational Spanish
  34. Learn to scuba dive
  35. Learn to shoot a gun
  36. Take a survival class
  37. Complete a Master’s program
  38. Learn to change a tire April 19, 2014
  39. Own a house in France
  40. Own a car
  41. Make money from a side business
  42. Drink mint tea in Morocco
  43. Take a cooking lesson in Thailand
  44. Eat street food in Vietnam
  45. Cook a full Trinidadian meal by myself
  46. Spend $150CDN on my own meal at an upscale restaurant
  47. Climb Mt Kilimanjaro
  48. Trek to Machu Picchu (April 29 to May 5, 2016)
  49. Trek through a desert
  50. Hike and camp in the Grand Canyon
  51. Hike in the Copper Canyon
  52. Walk the Camino de Santiago – April 21 to May 31, 2013
  53. See the sun rise from a mountain top (May 4, 2016 – Peru)
  54. Trek Mt Everest base camp
  55. Trek to Kaieteur or Iguacu Falls
  56. Hike Mt. Ararat in Turkey
  57. Hike the GR20 (France)
  58. Road trip on route 66 (preferably top-down car)
  59. Play cowgirl on a ranch
  60. Sleep in a haunted castle
  61. Ditch the golden handcuffs
  62. Live in another country for a year
  63. Be a hermit for a week (no personal electronics allowed)
  64. No television/films for one winter month
  65. Camp with Bedouins
  66. See the Southern Cross constellation (May 6, 2016 – Peru)
  67. Visit space
  68. Experience weightlessness
  69. See a meteor shower
  70. Watch something launch at Cape Canaveral
  71. Run a half marathon (October 11, 2014)
  72. Ride the Trans-Siberian train and buy something at a stop
  73. Trans Canada rail across the country
  74. Travel India by train
  75. Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
  76. Teach English overseas
  77. Volunteer in a French speaking African or Asian country
  78. Donate blood
  79. Sail on the Nile
  80. Snorkel/scuba dive a shipwreck
  81. Ride in a submarine
  82. Stand at a “gate of no return” in West Africa
  83. Sail down the Yangtze River in China
  84. Float in the Dead Sea
  85. Slow boat down the Mekong River
  86. Become an Adirondacks 46er (started July 4, 2015)
  87. Re-enact Amazon Trail (May 13 to 17, 2016 – Peru)