Melissa Shearer – bucket list

This bucket list has been reproduced with kind permission from Melissa (AKA Mellyboo) who runs a blog called The Mellyboo Project. Melissa has been bitten hard by the travel bug so she has made it her mission in life to explore the world thoroughly. Melissa also has the greatest skydiving self portrait I have seen of anyone, ever. If you want to know more about why she travels please click on this Link, otherwise kick back, relax and prepare to be inspired:

  1. Bungee Jump  (Completed April 4, 2009 in Queenstown, New Zealand)
  2. Working Holiday in Australia (Completed in 2011)
  3. Visit Monkey Mia (Completed February 26-27, 2011)
  4. Have an profile (Completed 2009)
  5. Get my own .com (Completed February 2012)
  6. Go to Paris (Completed October 4, 2010)
  7. Skydive  (Completed March 2, 2012 in Paihia, New Zealand)
  8. Become a certified Scuba Diver  (Completed February 11, 2013 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
  9. Go on a game drive in Africa (Completed May 22, 2012 in Etosha National Park, Namibia)
  10. Say I love you and mean it
  11. Run a half-marathon
  12. Celebrate Carnival in Rio
  13. Go to Macchu Picchu
  14. Volunteer at an orphanage in a 3rd world country (Completed June 9, 2012 at Rosedale Orphanage in Gweru, Zimbabwe)
  15. Raise $10000 for charity
  16. Learn to speak another language
  17. Learn to play guitar (well)
  18. Milk a cow (Completed September 2, 2012 in Kaitaia, New Zealand)
  19. Shear a sheep (Completed November 28, 2012 in Herekino, New Zealand)
  20. Go on a yoga retreat
  21. Place a $100 bet in Las Vegas
  22. Visit Angkor Watt
  23. Attend a full moon party in Thailand
  24. Have a baby
  25. Stand in an airport and pick my destination based on the fact that I don’t recognize where it is
  26. Visit the Amazon Rainforest
  27. Climb Dune 45 in Namibia at sunrise (Completed May 17, 2012)
  28. See the Orangutans in Borneo
  29. Walk along the Great Wall of China
  30. Tube the Vang Vieng River
  31. Visit the killing fields of Cambodia
  32. Do a “great American roadtrip”
  33. Drive across Canada and touch both oceans.
  34. Visit Yosemite National Park
  35. Visit the Grand Canyon
  36. Attend Burning Man
  37. Attend Glastonbury Music Festival
  38. Walk a red carpet (Completed September 2006 at the Toronto International Film Festival)
  39. See the Pyramids, Sphinx and Valleys of the Kings and Queens in Egypt
  40. Play in the waterfalls in Jamaica
  41. See the wild gorillas in Uganda
  42. Hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti
  43. See the Northern Lights
  44. Open a hostel
  45. Antarctic Expedition
  46. Spend time in the Galapagos Islands
  47. Have someone say I love you and have them mean it
  48. Take a photography course
  49. Sleep under the stars (Completed March 2, 2011 in Northampton, Western Australia)
  50. Visit Iguazu Falls
  51. Visit Victoria Falls  (Completed May 31, 2012 – Zimbabwe side)
  52. Visit a lion rehabilitation centre in Africa (Completed June 4, 2012 when I volunteered for 2 weeks at Antelope Park in Gweru, Zimbabwe)
  53. Smoke pot in an Amsterdam coffee shop (Completed October 1, 2010)
  54. Take a horse carriage ride in Central Park
  55. Chase a tornado
  56. Relax on the beaches of Zanzibar
  57. Hike through the Moab Desert
  58. Drive the Great Ocean Road (Completed March 25-26, 2011) Hey! I’ve done that as well!
  59. Hike around Uluru and Kata Tjuta
  60. 4WD From Broome to Darwin through the Bungle Bungles and Kimberleys
  61. Shoot a gun (Completed January 10, 2012)
  62. Drive a police cruiser (Completed January 29, 2012)
  63. Compete in a Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder
  64. Write and publish a book
  65. Float in the Dead Sea
  66. Celebrate Holi in India
  67. Mile High Club
  68. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible
  69. Create my family tree going back as far as possible
  70. Party at Mardi Gras
  71. Visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
  72. Surf in Hawaii (Completed December 13, 2012 in Waikiki, Hawaii)
  73. Climb a volcano (Completed December 8, 2012 in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii)
  74. Swim in the Devil’s Pools, Victoria Falls
  75. Shark cage dive  (Completed December 6, 2012 in Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii)
  76. Take a microlight flight over Victoria Falls
  77. Bottle-feed lion cubs
  78. Skate on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
  79. Road trip through the Canadian Rockies
  80. Stay in the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City in the winter
  81. Sail from one country to another

I love a good bucket list, do go check out The Mellyboo Project! Big thanks to Mel for letting me reproduce her work here.

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