Over 100 Doable Bucket List Ideas

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Every now and then, I think about my bucket list. You know, the things you want to do before you ‘kick the bucket’? It was brought up by a guest who had “to sleep over in an Underground Railroad building” on her list. Munro House is one of few places in America where that particular item can be easily checked off the list. I have nipped away at my list
over the years:

  • get kissed by a movie star
  • throw out the first pitch at a baseball game
  • go to the top of the tallest building in the world
  • be featured on the Jumbotron at a sporting event
  • sit at ringside for a professional wrestling match
  • sit in the front row for a major rock ‘n roll show
  • catch a ball at a professional baseball game
  • randomly meet someone famous
  • watch Air Force One land
  • watch a Presidential motorcade
  • see the President
  • ride in a helicopter
  • go whitewater rafting
  • perform on stage with a band
  • visit the Grand Canyon
  • visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • visit the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH
  • visit the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
  • visit the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • ride down The Strip in Las Vegas
  • see a Cirque du Soleil show
  • win a $1,000 jackpot in a casino
  • see the Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau Field
  • see the Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field
  • attend a NASCAR race
  • attend a major sport’s playoff game
  • watch a sporting event from a skybox
  • go backstage with a popular artist
  • have dinner in a limousine
  • go to the top of the Washington Monument
  • learn to surf
  • ride the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls
  • climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  • go skinny-dipping at midnight
  • see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • visit my fatherland in Italy
  • visit my paternal grandfather’s hometown in Lucca, Italy
  • tour the Roman Coliseum
  • climb to the top of the Duomo in Florence, Italy
  • see Michaelangelo’s David statue in Florence, Italy
  • see the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • go inside the Rock of Gibraltar
  • visit the Red Light District in Amsterdam
  • ride the London Eye Ferris Wheel
  • vacation on a Canal Boat in England
  • visit wife’s family Castle “Threave” in Castle Douglas, Scotland
  • visit Stonehenge
  • ride the Eurostar Bullet Train
  • ride through the Chunnel
  • cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  • hang from the Cable Cars in San Francisco
  • ride a Segway
  • get ordained and marry someone
  • be interviewed for a news show
  • eat ice cream in Hell, Michigan
  • cross the international date line
  • try Collard greens
  • get a hot towel shave from a barber
  • vacation via sleeper car on a train
  • travel through a mountain train tunnel
  • travel through the Rocky Mountains
  • take a vacation by train
  • attend a Presidential inauguration
  • participate in a major protest or demonstration

I had opportunities to complete a few more in the past year:

  • ride in a rickshaw
  • dance on the Great Wall of China
  • ride in a camel caravan in the desert
  • ride on the Orient Express Train

Some things that were on the list, no longer interest me–bungee jumping, skydiving. I need to travel to do most of the other things on my list. Some of the things on my bucket list include:

  • selfie of man in a crowd of people with umbrellas on the mall in Washington DC during presidential inauguration with jumbo tv screen circled in yellowclimb Mt. Fuji
  • participate or witness a flash mob
  • see a rocket launch
  • stand on the equator
  • shake hands with a President
  • serve on a jury
  • try caviar
  • eat Spam
  • attend a thoroughbred horse race
  • visit Graceland
  • visit the Neverland Ranch
  • stand on a corner in Winslow, Arizona
  • mike venturini and lori venturini, man and woman carrying pink sign in a protest marchskip down the Hollywood walk of fame
  • see the Hollywood sign up close
  • roller skate at Venice Beach
  • touch a giant redwood tree
  • walk the Paris bridges with my lover
  • go ice fishing
  • play paintball
  • write a book and have it published
  • see the Great Pyramids
  • attend a bullfight
  • visit my motherland in Sweden
  • visit my maternal grandfather’s hometown in Overtorneo, Sweden
  • jump inside the Arctic Circle
  • do the Mackinac Bridge walk
  • climb the “Rocky Stairs”
  • ride on a train they call the “City of New Orleans”
  • ride in a hot air balloon
  • see the Northern Lights
  • attend the Ball Drop in Times Square
  • win something on a Game Show
  • get a tattoo
  • attend the Kentucky Derby
  • own and regularly wear a kilt
  • cross the intersection at Abbey Road 
  • live in a foreign country for a year
  • celebrate my birthday in another country
  • see the Robocop statue in Detroit
  • write a song and hear it performed in public
  • get paid to give a speech
  • ride in a driverless car
  • ride a Zip-Line
  • 5 tourists about to board and Orient Express trainattend a Presidential Primary in Iowa or New Hampshire
  • ride a Polar Express Train
  • ride the Orient Express train from Paris to Istanbul
  • attend a professional soccer match in England
  • see the Sistine Chapel
  • see the Pope
  • tour the Grand Canyon by train
  • see the gates open to the express lanes on the Expressway in Chicago
  • attend a late night TV talk show
  • travel to Antarctica
  • ride along the Pacific Coast Highway
  • visit all 50 states

mike venturini and lori venturini man and woman boarding blue canada rail trainSome of these things can only happen by chance. Several of these things could be accomplished in a single trip. Most of these things require travel, time, and effort. I will whittle away at my list and prioritize vacations based on the importance of the items to be accomplished. Surely, it will be difficult to get them all. But, I will always have something to look forward to.

What’s on your list?

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