1 Go tandem sky diving Air
2 Go on a helicopter ride Air
3 Travel by seaplane Air
4 See the Northern Lights Air
5 Fly first class Air
6 Fly in a fighter jet Air
7 Pack a bag, go to the airport, pick a flight leaving that day – go for at least a week Air
8 Go on a hot air balloon ride (non-city environment) June 2013 Air
9 Go on safari Animals
10 Visit the Galapagos Islands Animals
11 Ride a camel in a desert Animals
12 Bathe an elephant Animals
13 Ride a horse in Mongolia Animals
14 Watch baby turtles take to the sea for the first time Animals
15 Pamir Highway road trip – photograph a lone sheep/goat Arts
16 Photograph a Whirling Dervish in mid-whirl June 2013 Arts
17 Be an extra in a movie Arts
18 Get a photograph published Arts
19 Get a travel article published Arts
20 See David Guetta or Ministry of Sound in concert Arts
21 Photograph Iceland during the summer nights Arts
22 Read War and Peace Arts
23 Own first editions of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series Arts
24 Have a library-specific room in my home (include antique globe) Arts
25 Publish a children’s or a romance book Arts
26 Spend a day and night at a desert oasis Earth
27 Participate in an archeological dig Earth
28 Visit all 7 continents Earth
29 Stand on the equator Earth
30 See Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival Earth
31 Plant a tree Earth
32 Attain fluency in French (as measured by Alliance Française) Education
33 Re-attain conversational Spanish Education
34 Learn to scuba dive Education
35 Learn to shoot a gun Education
36 Take a survival class Education
37 Complete a Master’s program Education
38 Learn to change a tire April 19, 2014 Education
39 Own a house in France Finance
40 At least six figures saved by the time I retire Finance
41 Own a car Finance
42 Make money from a side business Finance
43 Drink mint tea in Morocco Gastronomy
44 Take a cooking lesson in Thailand Gastronomy
45 Eat street food in Vietnam Gastronomy
46 Cook a full Trinidadian meal by myself Gastronomy
47 Spend $100 on my own meal at an upscale restaurant Gastronomy
48 Climb Mt Kilimanjaro Hiking/Trekking
49 Trek to Machu Picchu Hiking/Trekking
50 Trek through a desert Hiking/Trekking
51 Hike and camp in the Grand Canyon Hiking/Trekking
52 Hike in the Copper Canyon Hiking/Trekking
53 Walk the Camino de Santiago – April 21 to May 31, 2013 Hiking/Trekking
54 See the sun rise from a mountain top Hiking/Trekking
55 Trek Mt Everest base camp Hiking/Trekking
56 Trek to Kaieteur or Iguacu Falls Hiking/Trekking
57 Hike Mt. Ararat in Turkey Hiking/Trekking
58 Hike the GR20 (France) Hiking/Trekking
59 Road trip on route 66 (preferably top-down car) Other
60 Play cowgirl on a ranch Other
61 Sleep in a haunted castle Other
62 Lightly plan and execute a 2 month backpacking trip Other
63 Ditch the golden handcuffs Other
64 Live in another country for a year Other
65 Be a hermit for a week (no personal electronics allowed) Other
66 No television for one winter month Other
67 Camp with Bedouins People
68 Visit a non-touristed remote village People
69 See the Southern Cross constellation Space
70 Visit space Space
71 Experience weightlessness Space
72 See a meteor shower Space
73 Witness a rocket launch Space
74 Run a half marathon October 11 2014 Sports
75 Ride the Trans-Siberian train and buy something at a stop Trains
76 Trans Canada rail across the country Trains
77 Travel India by train Trains
78 Ride the Orient Express and have a cup of tea Trains
79 Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
80 Teach English overseas Volunteer
81 Volunteer in a French speaking African or Asian country Volunteer
82 Donate blood Volunteer
83 Sail on the Nile Water
84 Snorkel/scuba dive a shipwreck Water
85 Ride in a submarine Water
86 Stand at a “gate of no return” in West Africa Water
87 Sail down the Yangtze River in China Water
88 Float in the Dead Sea Water
89 Slow boat down the Mekong River Water

90 – Become an Adirondacks 46er (started July 4, 2015)

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  4. Great list! We saw the Whirling Dervishes in 2012 and it has always been a big wish list item for me. Happily it was everything I expected it to be and more. I hope you get many of these accomplished in 2015! 🙂

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