My Bucket List

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Article Last updated on April 10th, 2018

This is my personal bucket list, which is fully packed with things to do before you die mixed with attractions, places, food and much more. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place, and I am sure you will get new ideas after you’ve seen my bucket list.

You’ll also find tips on how you can make your own bucket list and some notes and points to make it easier and better.

As this is a pretty big list, you can use the quick navigation links below to go directly to the category that you think is most interesting.

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Things to do before you dieTourist Attractions
FestivalsPlaces
CitiesAnimals to see in the wild
FoodsDrinks

Things to do before you die

  • Visit all seven continents
  • Visit all countries
  • Move and live abroad for at least one year
  • Sleep on a deserted island
  • Skydiving
  • Bungyjump
  • Ziplining
  • Float in the dead sea
  • Volunteer
  • Seasonal work abroad
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Flyboarding
  • Bartender School
  • Swim with sea turtles
  • Bathe with elephants
  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Go to a coffee shop in Amsterdam
  • Skinnydip
  • Wander in the Sahara Desert
  • Join a Peruvian flute band
  • Go on a boat along the Amazonas
  • Spend a night in a tree house
  • Overwater Bungalow
  • Take a swing at “the end of the world” in Ecuador
  • Eat an ice cream on Antartica
  • Experience no gravity
  • Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai
  • Run a marathon
  • Go to a Broadway musical
  • Join the Song Kran festival
  • Trans-Siberian Railroad
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Dive into a shark cage
  • Join Octoberfest
  • Bathe in hot springs
  • Kayaking
  • Send a message by a bottle
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Roadtrip along Route 66
  • Camping in the wilderness
  • Experience the carnival of Rio
  • Drive in movie
  • Plant a tree
  • Experience a tornado up close
  • Try Tango in Argentina
  • Go for a ride on Leap of Faith at Atlantis Resort
  • Drive a sports car at Autobahn
  • Bathe Bastu in Finland
  • Learn how to meditate
  • Dress up as a comic figure and attend to comic con
  • Wander in a desert
  • Eat the world’s strongest chili
  • Take a nap on a spike mattress
  • Sleep at a hotel made of ice
  • Hitchhike
  • Try Ayahuasca
  • Live like a vegan for a month
  • Conquer my biggest fear
  • Go on a boat cruise
  • Build an igloo
  • Zorbing
  • Ask a Buddhist monk about life
  • Helicopter ride
  • Stay in a haunted house
  • Learn how to surf
  • Go to a Manchester derby
  • Stay at an African tribe
Peruvian fluteband

Odd? Yes, maybe, but it’s one of my biggest dream to join a peruvian fluteband in action


Holidays and Festivals

  • Dia de Los Muertos
  • La Tomatina
  • Yi Peng Lantern Festival
  • Tomorrowland
  • Coachella
  • St Patrick’s day in Dublin
  • 17 May in Oslo
  • Carnival in Rio
  • Holi Festival
Holi Festival

Holi Festival

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Tourist Attractions

In this bucket list category you will find things and places that are man-made:

  • Colosseum
  • St Peter’s Church
  • Forum Romanum
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi fountain
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Duomo di Milano
  • Pompeii
  • Florence Cathedral
  • Akropolis, Athen
  • Knossos
  • Meteora
  • Chichen Itza
  • Nazca Lines
  • Batu Caves 
  • Petronas Twin Towers 
  • Wat Pho 
  • Ha long Bay 
  • Bac Son Valley
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame
  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  • Versailles
  • Mont St.Michel
  • Giza Pyramids
  • Abu Simbel
  • Karnak, Luxor
  • Kalibiru, Indonesia
  • Borobudur, Indonesia
  • Angkor Wat
  • Taj Mahal
  • Bayon Temple
  • Great Wall of China
  • Forbidden City
  • Terracotta Army
  • Zhangjiajie
  • Tian Tian Buddha
  • Giant Leshan Buddha
  • Hanging Temple
  • Alhambra
  • Alcazar Palace
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Torre de Belem
  • Christ statue in Rio (Cristo Redentor)
  • Top of the Rock (New York)
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Times Square
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame + Sign
  • Bellagio’s fountains, Las Vegas
  • Scheik Zayed-mosque, Abu Dhabi
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Burj al Arab
  • Mecca
  • Wall of Wailing
  • Dome of the Rock
  • Great Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Cathedral in Siena
  • Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
  • Church of Resurrection, St Petersburg
  • St.Basil’s Cathedral
  • Lake Baikal
  • St. Stephen’s Basilica (Budapest)
  • Fisherman’s Bastion 
  • Budapest Castle 
  • Heroes Square 
  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • London Eye
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Bath
  • Neuschwansteinslottet
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Hallgrimskirkja
  • Lille-Havefruen
  • Nyhavn
  • Hobbiton
mexico chichen itza

Chichen Itza, Mexico


Places

Under this category you will find natural places:

  • Atitlan Lake
  • Antartica
  • Amazonas
  • Galapagos
  • Great Blue Hole
  • Marieta Islands
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Angel Falls
  • Easter Island
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Bagan
  • Loch Ness
  • Vattnajökull
  • Svalbard
  • Sapa
  • Mekong Delta
  • Koh Rong 
  • Boracay
  • Kalamanganan
  • Bohol
  • Palawan
  • Phi Phi Islands 
  • Railay Beach
  • Bamboo Forest, Kyoto
  • Jigokudani
  • Aogashima
  • Vadhoo Island, Maldiverna
  • Petra
  • Pig’s beach
  • Wadi Rum
  • Komodo Island
  • Capadoccia
  • Pamukkale
  • Öludeniz
  • Socotra Island, Yemen
  • Ksamil 
  • Prizren
  • Krka
  • Plitvice lake
  • Lake Ohrid
  • Transylvania
  • Santorini
  • Cinque Tere
  • Positano
  • Capri
  • Garda lake
  • Montserrat
  • Rock of Gibraltar
  • Cat Island
  • Rabbit Island
  • Trolltunga
  • Geiranger fjord
  • Preikestolen
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Gullfoss
  • Tingvalla
  • Svartifoss
  • Strokkur
  • Landmannalaugar
  • Skaftafell Ice Cave
  • Gasadalur, Färöarna
  • Antelope Canyon, USA
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Yosemite-Nationalpark
  • Yellowstone
  • Grand Canyon
  • Everglades
  • Glacier National Park
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • The Wave
  • Red Wood
  • Banff National Park, Canada
  • Moraine Lake
  • Jasper National Park
  • Athabasca Falls
  • Maligne Lake
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Serengeti national park, Tanzania
  • Okavango Delta
  • Ngorongoro
  • Masai Mara
  • Churches of Lalibela
  • Baobab Avenue
  • Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Rotorua
  • Waitomogrottorna
  • Lake Wanaka
  • Tongariro
  • Twelve Apostles, Australia
  • Whitsunday Islands
  • Uluru
  • Tasmania
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • “Three Sisters”
  • Lake Hillier
Serengeti

Serengeti National Park


Cities

  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Barcelona
  • Budapest
  • Buenos Aires
  • Colmar (France)
  • Chefchaouen (Morocco)
  • Cusco
  • Dubai
  • Istanbul
  • Jerusalem
  • Cape Town
  • Katmandu 
  • Ljubljana
  • Lofoten (Norway)
  • Longyearbyen (Svalbard)
  • Hanoi (Vietnam) 
  • Hallstatt (Austria)
  • Havanna (Cuba)
  • Húsavik (Iceland)
  • New York
  • Medellin (Colombia)
  • Moskva
  • Hong Kong
  • Cartagena (Colombia)
  • Rome
  • Gamcheon (South Korea)
  • La Paz (Bolivia)
  • Lisbon
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • San Juan (Puerto Rico)
  • Tulum (Mexico)
  • San Cristobal (Mexico)
  • Panama City
  • Porto
  • Tikal (Guatemala)
  • Antigua (Guatemala)
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Valldemosa (Spain)
  • Varanasi (India)
  • Teheran
  • Ulan Bator (Mongolia)
  • Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • Luzern
  • Salzburg
  • Athen
  • Lindos
  • Mykonos
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Valletta
  • Sevilla
  • Granada
  • Valencia
  • Kotor
  • Dubrovnik
  • Pula
  • Monaco
Cape Town bucketlist

Cape Town, South Africa


Animals to see in the wild

  • Elephant
  • Tiger
  • Lion
  • Sloth
  • Orangutang
  • Lynx
  • Wolf
  • Moose
  • Gorilla
  • Chimpanzee
  • Zebra
  • Giraffe
  • Hyena
  • Meerkats
  • Dung Beetle
  • Chameleon
  • Anaconda
  • Chinchilla
  • Bird Spider /Tarantula
  • Piranha
  • Jaguar
  • Capybara
  • Parrot
  • Tucan
  • Pink Dolphin
  • Tarsier
  • Whale Shark
  • Monkeys
Chameleon

Chameleon


Mountains and Hiking

  • Matterhorn
  • Mount Fuji, Japan
  • Mount Everest
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Table Mountain, South Africa
  • Hallasan, South Korea
  • Kebnekaise
  • Patagonia
  • Kirkufjell, Iceland
  • Haiku Stairs
  • Inca Trail
  • El Camino
patagonia

Patagonia, Chile


Drinks

  • Akvavit
  • Palinka
  • Raki
  • Ginger tea
  • Chai te 
  • Caribbean Rum
  • Pisco sour
  • Kofola
  • Kvass 
  • Inca Cola
  • Rootbeer
  • Unicum
  • Egg toddy
  • Singani
  • Absinthe
  • Moutai
  • Cachaca
  • Grappa
  • Port wine
  • Aam Panna
  • Sangria
  • Vana
  • Soju
  • Tuba
  • Sake
  • Sombai
  • Chibuku
  • Nsafufuo
  • Kumis
  • Rice wine
  • Kopi Luwak
  • Coconut water
  • Aguardiente
  • Riga Black Balsam
  • Tej
  • Aperol Spritzer
  • Gammeldansk
  • Green tea
  • Bilk
  • Canelazo
  • Lambanog
matcha latte

Green tea, Matcha latte – A popular drink in Japan

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Tips to make your own bucket list

A bucket list is always something individual, yet one can get inspiration from other people’s bucket list.

How big the bucket list is and how much you want to add differs enormously. Some have specific criteria’s on how to do it, to be allowed to cross something off their bucket list, while others do not have any specific rules.

Choose whatever you like, it’s your list, and you make up the rules. Some have their bucket list in digital form on your computer or phone, while others have their bucket list in a paper form.

I like to have my bucket list both digitally and in print. Then I always have it close by, and if I need motivation, I’ll take a look at my bucket list

Many put things on their bucket list just because it is a “thing”, but the best is to make an entirely personalized bucket list where you only write down the things you really want to do and things that get you motivated.

A bucket list can also be a sort of dream list with things and experiences, just as it can be something that can happen in the near future. My bucket list is a kind of combination of the two. I mix my dreams of things that are possible in the near future with stuff I already ticked off from my list. This way I can look back at my bucket list and think forward, but also remember all the wonderful experiences.

Since my primary interests in life are traveling, nature and animals, it is basically only those categories that you’ll find on my bucket list. But I also like to try out exciting and different foods and drinks that are not from Sweden. To try new things and things that don’t exist in Sweden is a big reason why I travel and therefore they also have a prominent place on my bucket list.

As a final word, I would also like to point out, that it’s not about ticking things off a list. The only thing that really matters is your experience and memories you get while traveling, and of course, the people you meet. It doesn’t matter how many things you’ve checked off your bucket list.

With that said, a bucket list could still be very useful and a fun thing to have. Just don’t let it take over your experiences!