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Ele Pranaityte – Lithuanian Bucket list

This Lithuanian Bucket list is a first for The Red Rucksack. Ele is a solo female traveler, but she is not going to let that slow her down. Her blog Hug the globe will attest to this (I love that blog name!). Ele maintains a blog in Lithuanian as well as her English blog and Facebook page, all are full of beautifully written stories, lots of brill photos, Lithuanian castles and other adventures.

If you want to see what kind of fun a solo female traveler can have check out Hug the Globe

This is my Bucket List.

1. Poland: Northern Poland, Bialystok.
2. Latvia: Dobele and their famous lilac garden, Daugavpils, Jelgava.
3. Czech republic: Kromeriz gardens (UNESCO), Macocha caves, Brno.
4. France: Provence.
5. Germany: Bavarian castles, Neuschwanstein castle.
6. Ukraine: Kiev, the Crimea.
7. Belarus: former Great Duchy of Lithuania castles, Minsk.
8. Christmas market (any place).
9. Italy: carnival of Venice, Chianti wine road.
10. Norway: the fjord tour.
11. Africa: Garden Road, gorilla trekking in Uganda.
12. Austria: Vienna philharmonic summer gala concert, royal palaces.
13. Gotland island.
14. Scotland: Outer Hebrides.
15. Edinburgh and Bass Rock (for puffins).

 

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Bucket list – Annette Slowik White

Annette describes herself as a hungry world traveler and fearless nibbler. I love it! When she is not running her Michelin recommended restaurant Sugo Trattoria Michelle is either planning her next trip or writing about the last one on her blog, the aptly named Bucket List Journey. Annette’s list is enviable, from riding Segeways to drinking moonshine (tick) and eating haggis, she has a whole lot of work to do to get through this comprehensive list.

I hope you get as inspired as me after reading the following ideas:

ADVENTURE

  1. Bungee Jump
  2. Dog Sled
  3. Eat Fire
  4. ✓ Explore a Cave
  5. Feed Sharks
  6. Flip on a Trampoline
  7. Get a Tattoo
  8. ✓ Hold a Shark
  9. ✓ Indoor Skydive
  10. Jump Off a Cliff
  11. Kite Surf
  12. ✓ Parasail
  13. Police Ride Along
  14. Rapelling 
  15. ✓ Ride ATVs
  16. Sail a Boat
  17. ✓ Scuba Dive
  18. ✓ Skydive
  19. Snowboard
  20. ✓ Swim with Dolphins
  21. ✓ Swim with Stingrays
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  22. ✓ Walk a Suspension Bridge
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  23. Walk on Hot Coals
  24. ✓ Whitewater Raft
  25. ✓ Wrap a Snake Around My Neck
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  26. ✓ Zorbing
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  27. ANIMALS + NATURE

  28. Attend a Rodeo
  29. Bathe an Elephant
  30. Chase a Tornado
  31. ✓ Clamming
  32. Climb to the Top of a Tree
  33. Compete in a Frog Jumping Contest
  34. ✓ Drive Through a Dust Storm
  35. Feed a Crocodile
  36. Feed a Koala Bear
  37. ✓ Feed an Ostrich
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  38. Herd Cattle
  39. Hike Every Trail at a State Park
  40. ✓ Hold a Monkey
  41. Hold a Tarantula
  42. Horseback Ride on the Beach
  43. Hug a Redwood
  44. ✓ Kiss a Sea Lion
  45. Kiss in the Rain
  46. Look into the Mouth of a Volcano
  47. ✓ Make a Snowman
  48. Milk a Cow
  49. Name a Star
  50. ✓ Relax in a Natural Hot Spring
  51. ✓ Ride a Zip Line Ride
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  53. Ride in a Horse & Carriage
  54. Roll in a Huge Pile of Leaves
  55. ✓ See a Coral Reef
  56. ✓ See the Salmon Run
  57. Shear a Sheep
  58. ✓ Shrimping
  59. Sleep in a Stable on a Haystack
  60. Sleep in an Igloo
  61. Stand Under a Waterfall
  62. Start Fire Without Matches
  63. ✓ Swim in the Ocean
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  64. ✓ Swim with a School of Fish
  65. Swim with Manatees
  66. ✓ Swim with Sea Turtles
  67.  Walk on a Black Sand Beach
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  68. Watch the Sunrise & Sunset in one Day
  69. Watch Turtles Hatch & Run for the Ocean
  70. ✓ Witness a Solar Eclipse
  71. Whale Watching
  72. CONNECT + RELATIONSHIPS

  73. ✓ Answer a Personal Ad
  74. ✓ Attend a High School Reunion
  75. Attend a Same Sex Wedding
  76. Cover the Bed in Rose Petals
  77. ✓ Find my Best Friend from High School
  78. Have a Meaningful Conversation With a Stanger
  79. ✓ Meet a Well-known Politician
  80. Meet Someone Famous
  81. Meet the President
  82. Organize a Family Portrait
  83. ✓ Plan a date Night with your Spouse
  84. ✓ Receive a Fan Letter
  85. Share a Cab with a Stranger
  86. ✓ Sing a Karaoke Duet
  87. ✓ Surprise Someone
  88. ✓ Tell Dad I Love Him
  89. Visit your Childhood Home
  90. Write a Love Note on the Bathroom Mirror
  91. ✓ Write a Thank you Letter to a Company that Treated you well
  92. CONTRIBUTION + LIFE ENHANCEMENT

  93. Ask my Spouse 20 Questions
  94. Be a Mentor
  95. Be an Organ Donor
  96. Be Present at a Birth
  97. Bring a Meal to a Homeless Person
  98. Build a House with Habitat for Humanity
  99. Do a Chairty Walk
  100. Donate Books to a School
  101. ✓ Donate Clothing
  102. Donate Grains of Rice to a Third World Country
  103. ✓ Donate Toys at the Holidays
  104. ✓ Entertain the Elderly at a Nursing Home
  105. ✓ Give Blood 
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  106. Help an Endangered or Injured Animal
  107. List 10 Things I’m Grateful for Every Day for 1 Month
  108. ✓ Make a Significant Change in Someones Life
  109. Meditate
  110. ✓ Pay the Bridge Toll for the Person Behind Me
  111. Plant a Tree
  112. ✓ Put Change into Someones Expired Meter
  113. Send a Care Package to a Soldier
  114. Serve Food at a Soup Kitchen
  115. Send Flowers to Yourself
  116. Spend a Day Helping at a Childrens Hospital
  117. Spend the Entire Day by Yourself
  118. ✓ Volunteer
  119. ✓ Write a Letter to Your Future Self
  120. Write a Love Letter
  121. CREATIVITY

  122. ✓ Be Published
  123. Blow Glass
  124. Create a Bumper Sticker
  125. Create a Family Logo
  126. Create a Family Tree
  127. ✓ Create a Flower Arrangement
  128. ✓ Create a Piece of Art & Sell it
  129. Create your own Personal Stationary
  130. Decorate a Blank T-Shirt
  131. ✓ Design a Website
  132. Enter Art in an Exhibit
  133. Knit a Scarf
  134. Make a Candle
  135. Make a Coloring Book
  136. Make a Handmade Gift
  137. ✓ Make a Handmade Greeting Card
  138. ✓ Make an Origami Animal
  139. Make Mosaic Art
  140. Make Paper
  141. Make Soap
  142. Paint Something at a Ceramic Store
  143. Sew Something you can Wear
  144. ✓ Start a Blog
  145. Take an Art Class
  146. ✓ Take Pictures in a Photo Booth
  147. Work on a Potters Wheel
  148. Write a Book
  149. Write a Song
  150. EDUCATION + LEARNING

  151. Attend a Random Free Seminar
  152. ✓ Get a Degree
  153. ✓ Learn a New Software Program
  154. ✓ Learn the Alphabet in Sign Language
  155. ✓ Learn to Play a Song on an Instrument
  156. Master a New Language
  157. Read a Banned Book
  158. Read a Classic
  159. Remember Peoples Names
  160. Say “Hello” in 10 Languages
  161. ✓ Teach a Class
  162. Write a Book
  163. FASHION + WELLNESS

  164. Be Blond for a Day
  165. ✓ Buy a Cute Outfit at a Second Hand Store
  166. Create the Perfect Up-Do
  167. Dress in Super Sexy Lingerie
  168. ✓ Get a Bikini Wax
  169. ✓ Get a Fish Pedicure
  170. ✓ Get a Foot Massage
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  171. ✓ Get a Spa Pedicure
  172. Get a Spray Tan
  173. ✓ Get Acupuncture
  174. ✓ Get Fitted for a Bra
  175. ✓ Get a Professional Body Massage
  176. ✓ Go on a Clothes Shopping Spree
  177. ✓ Have a Facial
  178. ✓ Have a Professional Photo Shoot
  179. Have my Palm Read
  180. Learn How to Create the Perfect “Smokey Eye”
  181. ✓ Make a Homemade Beauty Product
  182. Make My Own Perfume
  183. Own a Fabulous Pair of Designer Shoes
  184. Sit Front Row at a Fashion Show
  185. ✓ Spend the Day at a Resort Spa
  186. Take a Makeup Lesson
  187. Take a Mud Bath
  188. ✓ Try Brow Threading
  189. Wear Colored Contacts
  190. Wear Fake Eyelashes
  191. FINANCE + LUXURY

  192. ✓Be a Leader in your Field
  193. Be Debt Free
  194. Be a Self-Made Millionaire
  195. ✓ Blow a lot of Money Gambling
  196. Create a Passive Income
  197. ✓ Earn 6 Figures Per Year
  198. Have a Housekeeper
  199. ✓ Own Investment Real Estate
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  200. ✓ Play the Stock Market
  201. Sleep on Satin Sheets
  202. ✓ Start my Own Business
  203. ✓ Sell Something on the Internet
  204. ✓ Stay in a 5-Star Hotel
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  205. GASTRONOMY

  206. ✓ Attend a Low Country Boil
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  207. Attend a Pig Roast
  208. ✓ Attend a Tea Tasting
  209. ✓ Attend a Winemakers Dinner
  210. ✓ Bake a Loaf of Bread
  211. Boil a Live Lobster
  212. Bottle a Recipe & Sell it
  213. Catch, Cook & Eat a Fish
  214. Cook a Traditional Dish from a Different Culture
  215. Create an Ice Sculpture
  216. Cook Every Dish in One Cookbook
  217. Create Coffee Art
  218. Create Food Art
  219. Create my Own Cocktail
  220. ✓ Create my Own Recipe
  221. Create my Signature Dish
  222. Dismember a Chicken
  223. Drink a Bottle of Trendy Champagne
  224. ✓ Drink Absinthe
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  225. ✓ Drink at a Distillery
  226. ✓ Drink at a Dive Bar
  227. ✓ Drink at an Ice Bar
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  228. ✓ Drink Milk from a Fresh Coconut
  229. ✓ Drink Moonshine
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  230. ✓ Drink Tea at a Tea House
  231. ✓ Eat a Meal Cooked by a Celebrity Chef
  232. ✓ Eat a Raw Diet for a Day
  233. ✓ Eat Alone at a Restaurant
  234. ✓ Eat an Insect
  235. Eat at a 5-Star Restaurant
  236. ✓ Eat at a Food Truck
  237. Eat Caviar
  238. Eat in a Pitch Black Restaurant
  239. ✓ Eat Fondue
  240. ✓ Eat Southern BBQ in the South
  241. ✓ Enter Something in a Food Competition
  242. Extract Honey from a Bee Hive
  243. Go to a Vodka Lounge
  244. ✓ Go Wine Tasting
  245. Have a Progressive Dining Experience
  246. ✓ Have a Wine Collection
  247. Host a Cookie Exchange
  248. ✓ Hunt for Wild Mushrooms 
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  249. Leave a 100% Tip for a Server
  250. Make a Gingerbread House
  251. Make Cheese
  252. ✓ Make Fresh Pasta
  253. ✓ Make Ice Cream
  254. Order Room Service
  255. ✓ Own an Award Winning Restaurant
  256. Partake in a Food Fight
  257. ✓ Partake in Afternoon Tea
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  258. ✓ Participate in a Private Wine Tasting
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  259. Pick Fruit From the Tree & Make a Pie
  260. Recreate a Childhood Recipe
  261. ✓ Recreate a Classic Dish
  262. Shuck Oysters
  263. Start an Herb Garden
  264. Stomp Grapes
  265. ✓ Take a Cooking Class
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  266. Toss Pizza Dough in the Air
  267. Try Deep-Fried Twinkies
  268. Wade in a Cranberry Bog
  269. Write a cookbook
  270. STRANGE FOOD to EAT

  271. ✓ Ahi Poke
  272. ✓ Alligator
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  273. Ants
  274. Baby Eel
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  275. ✓ Beef Tongue
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  276. ✓ Blood Sausage
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  277. Bird Nest Soup
  278. ✓ Bone Marrow
  279. ✓ Cactus
  280. Casu Marzu
  281. ✓ Caviar
  282. ✓ Century Egg
  283. ✓ Cheeks
  284. ✓ Chicken Feet
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  285. ✓ Conch
  286. ✓ Crickets
  287. ✓ Dim Sum
  288. Durian
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  289. ✓ Elk
  290. ✓ Escargot
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  291. ✓ Flowers
  292. ✓ Foie Gras
  293. ✓ Frickles
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  294. Frog Legs
  295. Fugu
  296. ✓ Gizzards
  297. ✓ Green Tuna Fruit
  298. Haggis
  299. ✓ Head Cheese
  300. ✓ Heart
  301. ✓ Herring
  302. ✓ Jelly Fish
  303. Kim Chee
  304. ✓ Lamb Tongue
  305. ✓ Lambs Brain
  306. ✓ Lambs Rump
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  307. ✓ Liver
  308. Mealworm
  309. ✓ Mochi
  310. ✓ Mushy Peas
  311. ✓ Octopus
  312. Ostrich
  313. ✓ Pigeon
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  314. ✓ Pigs Ear
  315. ✓ Pigs Feet
  316. ✓ Pigs Head
  317. ✓ Pigs Tail
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  318. ✓ Pig Trotters
  319. ✓ Rabbit
  320. ✓ Raw Oysters
  321. Rocky Mountain Oysters
  322. ✓ Scrapple
  323. ✓ Sea Urchin
  324. ✓ Sashimi
  325. Scorpian
  326. Sea Slug
  327. ✓ Snake
  328. ✓ Sushi
  329. Tarantula
  330. Tequila Worm
  331. ✓ Tripe
  332. ✓ Ugli Fruit
  333. ✓ Wild Boar
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  334. ENTERTAINMENT + ATTRACTIONS

  335. ✓ Apply to be on a Reality Show
  336. Attend a Black Tie Gala
  337. Attend a Gallery Opening
  338. Attend a Film Premiere
  339. Attend a Jazz Festival
  340. Attend a Masquerade
  341. ✓ Attend a Native American Pow Wow
  342. Attend a Unique Small-Town Event
  343. ✓ Attend Comicon
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  344. Be a Game Show Contestant
  345. Be a Member of a TV Studio Audience
  346. Be an Extra in a Movie
  347. ✓ Be on a TV show
  348. Be on the Cover of a Magazine
  349. ✓ Bet at the Dog Races
  350. Bicycle Across the Golden Gate
  351. ✓ Contact Someone with My Own Name
  352. ✓ Create a Video & Upload it to the Internet
  353. ✓ Dance on a Bar
  354. ✓ Design a Room I Love
  355. Do the Hula
  356. Fly on a Trapeze
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  357. ✓ Get Comped/Upgraded Something
  358. Get Hypnotized
  359. ✓ Get Swag
  360. Get VIP Passes to a Show
  361. ✓ Go to a Blues Bar
  362. ✓ Go to a Book Signing
  363. ✓ Go to Dinner Theater
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  364. ✓ Go to a Drive-In
  365. ✓ Go to a Renaissance Festival
  366. ✓ Go to the Movies by Myself
  367. Have 15 Minutes of Fame
  368. Have My Picture Published in a Newspaper
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  369. Host a Game Night
  370. ✓ Learn a Line Dance
  371. Learn How to Sing Within my Octave
  372. Master a Video Game
  373. Meet Oprah
  374. ✓ Party in a Private Booth at a Nightclub
  375. Perform a Magic Trick
  376. ✓ Play a Pinball Machine
  377. Pose with a Figure at a Wax Museum
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  378. ✓ Read the Book Before the Movie
  379. ✓ Receive a Fan Letter
  380. ✓ Ride a Mechanical Bull
  381. ✓ Ride on a Ferris Wheel
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  382. ✓ See a 3-D movie 
  383. ✓ See a Ballet
  384. See a Broadway Play
  385. ✓ See a Foreign Film
  386. See a Las Vegas Show
  387. Set a Guinness Book of World Record
  388. Sit Front Row at a Basketball Game
  389. Start Fire Without Matches
  390. ✓ Take a New Route to Work
  391. Take an Improv Class
  392. Take Part in a Focus Group
  393. Throw a Themed Party
  394. Throw Beads at Mardi Gras
  395. ✓ Touch a Famous Piece of Art 
  396. Try Pole Dancing
  397. Walk the Red Carpet
  398. Watch all the Oscar Winning Movies {14/82}
  399. Watch the Space Shuttle Launch
  400. Wear a Sumo Wrestling Suit
  401. JUST FOR FUN

  402. Build a Sand Castle
  403. ✓ Coin a Word
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  404. ✓ Complete a 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
  405. Eliminate Junk Mail
  406. Find a Treasure With a Metal Detector
  407. ✓ Finish a Crossword Puzzle
  408. Flip a House
  409. Get a Tattoo
  410. Get Hypnotized
  411. Get Ordained
  412. Google Search My Name & Have at Least 1 Page of Stuff
  413. ✓ Haggle at an Open Market
  414. Have a Collection
  415. Have a White Christmas
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  416. Invent Something
  417. ✓ Join a Book Club
  418. Leave My Mark in Graffiti
  419. Make a Balloon Animal
  420. Own an Original Piece of Artwork
  421. Read a Book on the NY Best Sellers List
  422. Send a Message in a Bottle
  423. ✓ Share Your Most Embarassing Moment
  424. Slide Down a Firehouse Pole
  425. ✓ Smoke a Fine Cigar
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  426. ✓ Smoke a Hookah
  427. ✓ Start a Blog
  428. Start Fire Without Matches
  429. ✓Surprise Someone
  430. Use a Paddle to Bid at an Auction
  431. Walk on a Nude Beach
  432. Walk on Stilts
  433. Win Something
  434. SPORTS

  435. Bet on the Winning Horse
  436. Climb an Indoor Rock Wall
  437. Fly a Kite
  438. ✓ Golf 18 Holes 
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  439. Hit the Archery Bulls-Eye
  440. ✓ Learn to Curl
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  441. ✓ Learn to Ice Skate Backwards
  442. Learn to Fence
  443. Participate in a 5k Race
  444. ✓ Ride Bikes on the Beach
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  445. ✓ Skeet Shoot
  446. Spin a Basketball on my Finger
  447. Survive at Paintball
  448. ✓ Try Bikram yoga
  449. TRANSPORTATION

  450. Drive a Race Car
  451. Drive a Tractor
  452. Drive a Zamboni
  453. ✓ Drive an ATV
  454. Go in a Submarine
  455. ✓ Ride a Camel
  456. ✓ Ride a Segway
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  457. Ride in a Dune Buggy
  458. Ride in a Gondola
  459. Test Drive a Convertible Sportscar
  460. Toboggan
  461. TRAVEL + EXPERIENCE | GENERAL

  462. ✓ Attend a Luau
  463. Attend a Unique Small-Town Festival
  464. ✓ Climb a Lighthouse
  465. Drink Beer at Oktoberfest
  466. ✓ Explore a Rain Forest
  467. Fly First Class
  468. ✓ Go on a Cruise
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  469. Go on a Safari
  470. Go on a Spontaneous Road Trip
  471. ✓ Go to an Aquarium
  472. Pan for Gold
  473. ✓ See a Blowhole
  474. ✓ See a Spectacular Fountain
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  475. ✓ See a Volcano
  476. ✓ Stay at a Bed & Breakfast
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  478. Stay at a Dude Ranch
  479. Stay in an Underwater Hotel
  480. Step Foot in all 7 Continents
  481. ✓ Take a trip with mom
  482. Touch a Pyramid
  483. Tour a Factory
  484. ✓ Tour a Mayan Ruin 
  485. ✓ Tour a Mission
  486. ✓ Tour a Vineyard
  487. ✓ Tour a Working Farm
  488. Vacation Solo
  489. ✓ Vacation with a Stranger
  490. ✓ Visit a Butterfly Sanctuary
  491. ✓ Visit a Castle
  492. ✓ Visit a Ghost Town 
  493. Visit a Temple
  494. ✓ Visit a Tourist Attraction in my Town
  495. Visit Every State in the US | 13/50
  496. Visit my State Capitol
  497. Walk on a Glacier
  498. Wear a Fresh Lei
  499. TRAVEL | PLACES TO SEE IN THE WORLD

  500. Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, in Kitakyushu, Japan
  501. Hanging Temple in Mount Hengshan, China.
  502. Boat Hotel in Cocoa Island, Maldives
  503. Outdoor Jacuzzi at Iglu-Dorf Hotel, Switzerland
  504. Kliluk, The Spotted Lake in British Columbia
  505. Beach Art by Andres Amador
  506. Walk of Faith, Tianmen Mountain, ChinaBUCKET LISTS BY CITY/STATE/COUNTRY
  507. california | NAPA VALLEY

  508. ✓ Participate in a Private Wine Tasting
  509. california | YOSEMITE

  510. ✓ See Yosemite National Park
  511. costa rica | COSTA RICA

  512. Watch Arenal Volcano
  513. Take a Rain Forest Canopy Tour
  514. Visit Tabacon Hot Springs
  515. Go to Manual Antonio Park
  516. Tour Doka Coffee Estate
  517. Horseback to La Fortuna Waterfall
  518. england | LONDON

  519. ✓ See the Changing of the Guard
  520. ✓ Drink at the Oldest Wine Bar
  521. ✓ Drink Pints at a Pub
  522. ✓ Ride the London Eye
  523. ✓ Eat Mushy Peas
  524. ✓ Partake in Afternoon Tea
  525. ✓ Ride the Underground
  526. ✓ Walk Across Abbey Road
  527. ✓ Stand in a Red Phone Booth
  528. ✓ Stroll Through Hyde Park
  529. ✓ Stroll Through Notting Hill
  530. ✓ Visit Burough Market
  531. ✓ Visit Harrod’s Food Hall
  532. georgia | SAVANNAH

  533. ✓ Eat a Pimento Cheese Sandwich
  534. ✓ Do a Honey Tasting at Savannah Bee
  535. ✓ Have a Southern Family-Style Meal at Mrs. Wilkes
  536. ✓ Stay at a Haunted Inn
  537. georgia | ST. SIMONS

  538. ✓ Climb the St. Simons Lighthouse
  539. ✓ Ride Bicycles on the Beach
  540. ✓ Attend a Low Country Boil
  541. ✓ Go Shrimping on the Lady Jane
  542. hawaii | MAUI

  543. ✓ Drive the Road to Hana
  544. ✓ Tour Surfing Goat Dairy
  545. ✓ Walk on a Black Sand Beach
  546. ✓ Explore the Funky Town of Paia
  547. ✓ See the Nakalele Blowhole
  548. ✓ Swim with Sea Turtles
  549. ✓ Attend a Luau
  550. ✓ Tour a Pineapple Farm
  551. oregon | PORTLAND

  552. ✓ Drink at a Distillery
  553. ✓ Eat Weird Ice cream at Salt & Straw
  554. ✓ Eat a Donut at VooDoo Doughnuts
  555. ✓ Day Trip to Multnomah Falls
  556. ✓ Eat Housemade Meat at Olympic Provisions
  557. ✓ Stroll Through the International Rose Test Garden
  558. ✓ Drink in the Dean Scene Man Cave
  559. spain | BARCELONA

  560. ✓ Eat Pintxos
  561. ✓ Eat Tapas at Tapas 24
  562. ✓ Eat Iberian Jamon
  563. ✓ Eat Pintxos
  564. ✓ Get a Fish Pedicure
  565. ✓ Go Zorbing
  566. ✓ See the Magic Fountain of Monjuic
  567. ✓ Segway through the Town
  568. ✓ Take a Spanish Cooking Class
  569. ✓ Visit the Boqueria Market
  570. ✓ Watch a Flamenco Dance Show
  571. ✓ Witness Creative Street Art
  572. washington | SEATTLE

  573. ✓ Create a Music Video at EMP
  574. ✓ Eat a Piroshky at Piroshky Piroshky
  575. ✓ Eat Clam Chowder
  576. ✓ Shop at Pike Place Market
  577. ✓ Stick Gum on the Gum Wall
  578. ✓ Take an Underground Tour

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Bianca Bauza – Bucket list

As I continue to shine a light on cool people and their Bucket Lists this week I present Bianca’s list. Two and a half years ago Bianca’s world changed dramatically when her boyfriend of 7 years left the picture…following some soul searching (which included selling all her stuff and quitting her job, sound familiar?) she set off to explore, photograph and write about her adventures on her very nice blog Nomadbiba. When I saw that her site was chock full of action pictures, with Bianca rock climbing,  leaning out of helicopters, crashing pushbikes into trees and the like I couldn’t help but think that she should sell little action figurines of herself to inspire the next generation of adventurers.

Anyway…on her travels, Bianca has done heaps of fun things including:

Here is the heady list of things that Bianca wants to do before kicking the proverbial:

  1. Visit Japan
  2. Try paragliding and go to 10 different spots around the world
  3. Spend one week in each of these cities: Vancouver, London, Paris, ✓Venice, ✓Buenos Aires, Tokyo, San Francisco, Toronto, Amsterdam, Lisbon
  4. Make a major bicycle trip around Europe
  5. Go sailing in the Caribbean
  6. See Australia
  7. Visit the Galapagos Islands
  8. Travel around India
  9. Become location independent
  10. Visit Hawaii
  11. Go on a road trip across Canada
  12. Go backpacking around Asia
  13. Spend a week in a luxury hotel in some paradise island getting massages
  14. Go skydiving
  15. Dance tango in Argentina
  16. Get my Italian up to conversational level
  17. Learn surfing
  18. Get strong at rock climbing by visiting at least 10 different countries to climb (1. Colombia, 2. Canada, 3. USA, )
  19. Make a sailing trip of at least 2 weeks
  20. Milk a cow
  21. Fly in a hot air balloon
  22. Visit Bali
  23. Eat insects
  24. Go to a full moon party on a beach
  25. See Rodrigo & Gabriela playing live
  26. Climb an active volcano
  27. Run a half marathon
  28. Go on a road trip around the USA
  29. Travel to Iceland
  30.  ✓   Go whale watching
  31. Learn to take photos with a DSLR camera
  32. Polish my French and speak it fluently
  33. Stay at an Indian ashram
  34. Eat vegetarian at least 2 days a week
  35. See the Grand Canyon
  36. Visit New Zealand
  37. Spend a couple of days in the Amazon
  38. Learn yoga and practice regularly
  39. Go WWOOFing or Helpxing to at least 5 different locations
  40. Own a house
  41. Trail the Camino de Santiago in Spain
  42. ✓   Participate on a street parade
  43. Play with elephants
  44. Go on a helicopter ride
  45. Become an early riser
  46. Volunteer in a third world country for a month
  47. Write 10 guest posts in different blogs
  48. Run a marathon
  49. Donate blood
  50. Knit a scarf for myself
  51. Jump from a cliff into deep water
  52. Swim with dolphins
  53. Learn how to make cheese
  54. Go white water rafting
  55. Shave my head
  56. Participate in a triathlon
  57. Check out the tepuyes in Venezuela
  58. Learn to live in the now
  59. Sell at least 20 photographs
  60. Go to Africa
  61. Make a horseback ridding trip of at least a week
  62. Reach at least medium level for German
  63. Witness a meteor shower
  64. Experience zero gravity
  65. Go island hopping in Greece
  66. Make sushi
  67. Walk through a labyrinth
  68. Help in building a home
  69. Become a freelance worker
  70. Do a public presentation about something I care about
  71. Walk into an airport and spontaneously buy a plane ticket to wherever
  72. Ride a mechanical bull
  73. Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico
  74. Go flying in a private jet
  75. Work as a cook in a restaurant for a while
  76. Dive with whale sharks
  77. Attend TED Talks
  78. Witness an eclipse
  79. Learn to play poker
  80. See penguins in their natural habitat
  81. Travel on my own for at least 2 weeks
  82. Learn more about wines
  83. Learn to forgive for real
  84. Join a disaster relief effort
  85. Ride a horse without a saddle
  86. Spend a week in a silence retreat
  87. Learn about animal communication
  88. Make a loan through Kiva
  89. Get my blog to have 1000 visits/month
  90. Play with a chimpanzee
  91. Spend 3 months in a horse ranch
  92. Take a self defense class and learn some proper ass kicking techniques
  93. Experience Tuscany
  94. Make a time capsule and bury it
  95. Touch one of the great cats (lion, tiger, leopard, etc)
  96. Join a flash mob
  97. Make some stencil art
  98. Participate in a wine harvest
  99. Visit Cuba
  100.    Try to put my arms around a Sequoia tree – Did it! In Victoria BC (Canada)

Feeling inspired yet? I feel tired just reading this list! Thanks for sharing with us Bianca…oh and let us know when you come to visit Australia and go paragliding, I may just know some people to help you out.

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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 IMDB.com 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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Melissa Herbert – bucket list

Here is another inspirational bucket list from Melissa in Tasmania:

  1. Overseas holiday by myself 
  2. Swim with dolphins
  3. Find a true love that is deep, with a soul connection and be happy
  4. Find the person/procedure that is going to fix my Brodie boy
  5. Honeymoon in Hawaii
  6. Get at least one more tattoo (4 all up)
  7. Own a German shepherd again like I did as a child
  8. Skydive or parasail or both
  9. Own/have shares in a successful horse
  10. Attend a Melbourne cup
  11. See both my boys marry and have kids
  12. Do a job from home that incorporates the things I love doing
  13. Cuddle a tiger cub
  14. Do a lifeline course and volunteer
  15. Watch a sunrise with a champagne breakfast in a hot air balloon
  16. Travel to south America
  17. Write in some form, be it song lyrics, greeting cards, a book or biography
  18. Be present at the birth of someone’s baby
  19. Get onto “Deal or no Deal” and win big money
  20. Always manage to work part time so I get to enjoy life with less stress
  21. See the swannies win at least 5 premierships (2 down)
  22. See a white Christmas
  23. Be pampered for a whole day and just soak it up
  24. Dinner on the beach at sunset eating lobster, prawns and drinking cocktails
  25. Have a huge bunch of orange roses sent to me on my birthday
  26. Skinny dip in beautiful warm ocean at night
  27. Sunbake nude and just not care!
  28. Have someone name something after me ( a wine, their child, an artwork, a planet?)
  29. Have a huge 40th birthday party with a really fun twist/theme
  30. Make love in the rain
  31. To take my kids to as many places in Australia as possible
  32. Learn/try/get better at gardening
  33. Live close to the beach
  34. Spend some time in Vegas
  35. Drive a firetruck
  36. Ride an elephant
  37. Drive a hummer and dodge viper (even just test drive)
  38. Travel to Switzerland and Ireland

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