2017 Bucket List – getting leaner

My original post from 2013 has seen me really work through getting the things I want to do, DONE! So I’ve also updated my ‘completed Bucket list post‘ So I have decided to republish and deleted some things that no longer seemed like things I wanted to do or buy or achieve.

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I ended up with eight big things, 22 travel related things, and 11 ‘experiences’ – 41 in total. It’s a shorter list than I expected if I’m honest – perhaps I need to find more things to add. And I did – I updated this post in late May to add another 22 items, a few of which I just did on my recent trip to Europe.   As always, I’d welcome suggestions!

The BIG stuff (8)

Live in NYC
Get married (before the children)
Have children (thinking 3)
A home with a passionfruit vine, a frangipani tree, a magnolia grandiflora… and a vegie patch.
Pay off my mortgage (currently about $250k to go)
Fully fund my retirement
Write my will
Prepay and plan my funeral

Travel (22)

Visit every continent (Completed: Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East – need South America & Antarctica)

countries (8)

Visit Cambodia
Visit The Maldives
Visit Mauritius
Visit Croatia
Visit Iceland – 2017 – 8 posts!
Visit Sweden
Visit Norway
Vist Finland

travel experiences (13 19)
1. Go to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (could do it with the bro in 2014, but alas, I realise I don’t love crowds and big parties, so maybe another time)
2. See Machu Picchu (to think my brother just did this Jan 2014!)

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3. See Aurora Borealis
4. Visit tulip fields | The Netherlands (April) – 2017
5. Stay in Igloo Village & maybe tick off #3
6. Stay in a tree house (in Europe)
7. Visit Oradour-sur-Glane, France – a town annihilated by Germans by torching – 2017

8. Go to the super bowl (early Feb)
9. Go to Burning Man, Black Rock desert, Nevada USA (late Aug/early Sept)
10. Go to (the original) Mardi Gras | New Orleans (mid Feb)
11. Spend Christmas or Thanksgiving | US
12. Fly FIRST class – maybe Emirates where I can shower?

13. Go on a ‘big boat’ style cruise (maybe in retirement)
14. Walk on a Glacier
15. Marvel at Plitvice Lakes | Croatia
16. Watch the Sunset in Santorini | Greece
17. Soak in the Blue Lagoon | Iceland
18. Let Go of a Floating Lantern | Thailand
19. Soak in Pamukkale Hot Springs | Turkey

Activities (11 24)

1. Learn the name and location of all the countries in Africa – 2017
2. Get my palm read/fortune told – 2017
3. Watch a movie at a drive in (if they still exist!) – 2017

So quaint – this one no longer exists, but… aww
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4. Swim with dolphins in NATURE (not in Dubai…:s)
5. Go to a silent retreat
6. Get body painted for an event
7. Go caving – 2017 and second time in Iceland
8. Be part of a flash mob (thanks Moonwave for the tip!)
9. Build a bonfire and make S’mores
10. Try kite surfing
11. Try a pottery wheel
12. Attend a masquerade ball

13. Pick fruit from a tree & make a pie
14. Stomp grapes
15. Start a fire without matches
16. Use a paddle to bid at an auction
17. Waterski – barefoot and normally!
18. Go snowshoeing
19. Mud wrestle
20. Take a SoulCycle Class
21. Fly in a blimp
22. Ride a unicycle
23. Toboggan
24. Sleep in a Capsule Hotel

And there’s at least seven ten I’m targeting to achieve THIS year!

What’s on your bucket list?

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6 Responses

  • What a list! You’re giving me a lot of envy and making me think what kinds of things I want to do in my lifetime. By the way, if you come visit me in Missouri, I’ll take you to the historic Route 66 drive-in 🙂
    –EmilyY

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  • Are you really planning a Europe trip next month? Iceland is top of my list for travel and it’s easy to access from here, but I only want to go when my favourite Icelandic bands are playing!

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  • Ooh Sarah! France on the list this year?! I looked into Oradour-sur-Glane in December but it was about 3 hours from us in Bordeaux. Could have done it but opted in the end for more Pyrénées instead. Will be so excited to see a report if you go there!

    I never used to want to have a bucket list but yours looks inspiriring. And I’m a big believer that I will never get things done unless some goals are targets are listed. You have some exciting things ahead for this year!

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    • Any Europe trip has France in the list, I just (quite literally) gave up and couldn’t be bothered last year!

      I’ve been meaning to go to Oradour since 2006 I think? So, this will be one to get done, and I’ll be sure to blog and try to remember the novel that was based on the story of the town.

      I do like having reposted this – to clear off nonsense (now nonsense!) but also to get on with getting things I want to do. I’ve had a great start with the African country learning, I shall write a post!

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