My Bucket List

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

I guess call it my life philosophy, but when people say "I could never do that" or marvel at the adventures I've had, my response is always that I'd rather regret trying something than not try it. Life is short and just feels faster and faster -- I don't want to feel like I've blinked and missed it when I'm 60 or 70, wishing I'd tried more.

So I guess this is my "I'm turning 30, how the fuck did that happen?" list. Some things on the list I've already done (and they were amazing), but I'm including them for completeness.

Life is short. Live it at every opportunity.

Bron's Bucket List

Places & experiences specific to places

  • Live in New York City for at least 1 year (~3 years)
  • Live in Los Angeles for at least 1 year (~6 years)
  • Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway between LA and SF
  • Visit the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa
  • Visit Stonehenge (2014 UK road trip)
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Louvre
  • Visit the Smithsonian
  • Visit the American Museum of Natural History
  • Visit The British Museum
  • Visit the site of the Berlin Wall
  • Visit the Empire State Building
  • See a show on Broadway
  • See the Redwood Forest
  • Take the Shanghai maglev train
  • Visit Mayan ruins (Lamanai)
  • Participate in AIDS LifeCycle (2009 and 2015)
  • Go to Burning Man (2008, 2012-present)
  • See the Aurora Borealis (as a kid)
  • Visit Yellowstone (as a kid)
  • Visit the Grand Canyon (as a kid)
    • Hike the Grand Canyon
  • Visit all 50 states in the US (airports don't count)
  • Visit 50 foreign countries (airports don't count)
  • Visit all 7 continents (airports don't count)
    • Africa
    • Antarctica
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Europe
    • North America
    • South America
  • Visit the "new" 7 wonders of the world
    • Chichen Itza, Mexico
    • Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
    • The Great Wall, China
    • Machu Picchu, Peru
    • Petra, Jordan
    • The Roman Colosseum, Italy
    • The Taj Mahal, India
  • Visit the Amazon
  • Visit Yosemite
  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Victoria Falls
    • Swim in the Devil's Pool
  • Visit Angor Wat
  • Visit The Great Blue Hole in Belize
  • Visit Tikal in Guatemala
  • Visit Tianzi Mountains, China
  • Visit island of Burano, Italy
  • Visit Bagan, Myanmar
  • Visit Antelope Canyon, Arizona
  • Visit Uluru in Australia
  • Visit Tanah Lot, Indonesia
  • Visit Meteora, Greece
  • Visit Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Visit Death Valley National Park
  • Visit the Dead Sea
  • Visit Preikestolen, Norway
  • Visit Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
  • Visit Angel Falls, Venezuela
  • Visit Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Visit Positano, Italy
  • Visit The Wave, Arizona
  • Visit The Maldives
  • Visit the Panama Canal
  • Visit the highest point on the equator at Chimborazo, Ecuador
  • Go on a Gorilla trek in Rwanda or Uganda
  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take a train from Hanoi to Saigon
  • Visit jump off the boat at Alligator Lighthouse, Florida
  • Visit a European castle
  • Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Drive from coast to coast in the USA
  • Ride a bicycle across the USA
  • Attend a Holi celebration in India
  • Live outside of the US for at least 1 year

General experiences

  • Travel solo in a foreign country
  • Skydiving (Lompoc, CA x3 times!)
  • Shark diving (south of Cape Town)
  • Visit a wild animal park (Pilanesberg National Park in South$
  • Learn to drive a standard transmission
  • Drive on the opposite side of the road (2014 UK roadtrip)
  • Take a multi-day road trip by myself
  • Take a multi-day road trip with a friend
  • Raise $5000 for charity (AIDS Lifecycle and charity:water)
  • Ride a camel in the desert (Morocco)
  • Build something (art and a tiny house for Burning Man)
  • Learn to surf
  • Try vegatarianism (~6 months)
  • Try veganism (~3 years)
  • Go white water rafting (as a teenager)
  • Go kayaking on the Hudson
  • See a whale in the wild (as a kid)
  • See a glacier (Alaska)
  • Hike a volcano (Guatemala)
  • Learn to weld
  • Get a tattoo
  • Jump off a cliff into the ocean (2005 Hawaii)
  • Watch a sunrise
  • Watch a sunset
  • Learn a foreign language to a conversational level
  • Learn to ride a motorcycle
  • Ride a bicycle 100 miles in 1 day
  • Learn to sail
  • Fly a plane
  • Bungee jumping
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Take an overnight train
  • Travel without a real plan
  • Try roller derby
  • Write something every day for a year
  • Take a photo every day for a year

This is by no means a complete list, and it's something I plan to update whenever I stumble on something bucket list worthy.