While I don’t intend on ‘kicking the bucket’ anytime soon, I love the idea of bucket lists; finding new things to try, places to visit and adventures to have.

In the lead up to my 30th birthday, I realised it was time to do the things that make me happy—travel and writing being top of the list.

Launching a blog about my quest to fulfil my bucket list seemed the best way to tie my two great loves together; of course I occasionally veer off topic, but the beauty of life is often found in the detours along the way.

These days I encourage everyone I know to put together their own bucket list.

It doesn’t need to be filled with grand plans of faraway places, in fact I think it’s good to always include things that are close to home, free to do or which make your day-to-day life happier and more enjoyable.

But be warned, writing bucket lists can be addictive and despite how many things I cross off, the list continues to grow.

Trapeze lesson
Surfing lesson
BBQ cooking course
Go running in Hyde Park, London
Go to a health retreat
Ride a segway
Feed a zebra
Abseil the Kangaroo Point cliffs, Brisbane
Go to il Palio in Siena, Italy
Win Fashions on the Field 
Ride a segway
Eat at one of the best restaurants in the world
Watch the Sunset from Oia, Santorini, Greece
Do an obstacle course
Go skydiving
Take a cooking lesson
Watch my best friends get married
Survive the Mayan apocalypse
Attend the Diner en Blanc
Go paddle boarding
Write a maid of honour speech
Sign up as an organ donor
Celebrate my brother Michael’s 25th birthday
Reach 10,000 blog views for Blonde Ambition
Go to an outdoor cinema
Have a fish pedicure
Visit a health retreat
Visit the Borough Markets, London
Complete a Girl vs Food challenge
Learn to make risotto
Watch the Sunset from Oia, Santorini, Greece
Bake an impressive looking cake
Donate blood
Write a blog
Write a letter to my 16-year-old self
Visit South Australia
Take a photography course
Raise awareness of an important cause
Do a penguin experience
Visit the Grand Canyon
Dye my hair pink
Use a space hopper
Be spontaneous
Go to Australia Zoo
Highlight RUOK Day
See a 100 year old turtle
See Taylor Swift in concert
Have lunch at Icebergs in Bondi
See Byran Adams in concert
Go to the Chinchilla Melon Festival
Experience weightlessness
Bike ride around Central Park, New York 
Go on a desert safari in Dubai, UAE
Play skirmish
Swim in the ocean on New Years’ Day
Go to a rodeo
Drive a classic car along the coast
Take a bike tour in New York
Celebrate New Years’ Eve in Times Square, New York City
Participate in a volunteer program overseas
Go to the Melbourne Cup
Go glamping
Camp at Double Island Point
Go skiing in New Zealand
Ride a zip line
Skinny dip in the ocean
Learn to snowboard
Do the Roar and Snore at Taronga Zoo, Sydney
Go snorkeling at Whitehaven Beach, North Queensland
Ski Colorado, USA
Ride a Vespa in Italy
Tour Miami in a vintage car
Party in New Orleans for Mardi Gras
Road trip along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Read Lolita
Read Shantaram
Run 5km
Ride a mechanical bull
Visit the Great Barrier Reef
Stay at One and Only Hayman Island, Australia
Learn to play poker
Be an extra in a film
Shop on Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles
High tea at The Plaza, New York
Milk a cow
Throw a dinner party
Go to Bora Bora
Take ballet lessons
Swim with dolphins or seals
Have a beach holiday in Mexico
Pose nude
Go bananas in the Bahamas
Participate in a flash mob
Have a water balloon fight
Go sand tobogganing on Moreton Island
Write my last Will and Testament
Tour the Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia
Watch a movie at a drive-in movie theatre
Learn to belly dance
Go windsurfing
Go hot air ballooning
See flamingoes in the wild
Host a murder mystery party
Have a food fight
Pay off all debt
Trek to Machu Pichu, Peru
Gamble in Las Vegas
Have a surfing lesson in Jeffery’s Bay, South Africa
Learn another language
Break a world record
See the big five animals on safari
Stay in a tree-house
Sleep in an igloo for a night
Have a bonfire on the beach
Visit all the continents at least once
Float in the Dead Sea
Go fly fishing
Be the first in Australia to see the sunrise
Walk through the treetops in Lamington National Park, Queensland
Visit the Margaret River, Western Australia
Join a camel train along Cable Beach, Western Australia
Complete the Uluru Base Walk, Northern Territory
Attend the Birdsville Races
Visit Top of the Rock, NYC
Check out the discount shopping scene at Century 21, New York City
Visit Little Havana, Miami, Florida
Visit the Key West – the southern most point of the USA
Take an Everglades tour, Miami, Florida
Go Island Hopping around Miami, Florida
Participate in the Colour Run
Let go of a floating lantern
Watch ET
Visit Lake Louise, Banff, Canada
Go on a sleigh ride, Lake Louise, Banff, Canada
Have High Tea at The Ritz, London
Have dinner in the dark at Dans Le Noir in Clerkenwell, London
Visit an Ice Bar
Dive with great white sharks in Port Lincoln
Spend a day on Fiji’s Cloud 9 floating bar and restaurant
Visit Gardener Falls, Maleny
Rent an igloo in Finland and sleep under the Northern lights
Find the Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Sail the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia
Stay at Spicers Retreats
Go zip lining through the rainforest
Swim with turtles
See the Green Sand beach (Papakōlea Beach) Big Island of Hawaii
Holiday in Sardinia, Italy
Swim in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Learn to arrange flowers
Jetski around Pelican Banks
Go glamping at Alure, Stanthorpe
Swim in a waterfall
Explore Kakadu National Park, Australia
Visit the Kimberley region, Australia
Visit 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island, Queensland
Watch turtles hatch at Mon Repos, Queensland
Neon Museum, Las Vegas
Hakkasan night club in Las Vegas
Ride the waterslide through the Shark Tank at Golden Nugget, Las Vegas
Do a road trip in America
Learn to salsa
Go to the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in Ireland
Fly over Antarctica
Visit 1770, Queensland
Visit the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean
Swim with whale sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park, WA
Visit Lord Howe Island
Climb Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Visit the San Juan Islands, Washington State, USA
Visit Monarch Butterfly Reserve, Mexico
See the Northern Lights, Alaska, USA
Swim with the humpback whales, Tonga
Go dog sledding
Yi Peng (Lantern Festival), Chaing Mai, Thailand
Go hot air ballooning, Cappadocia, Turkey
Learn to make gelato
Swim in the Kwang Si Waterfalls, Laos
Explore New Zealand
Swim with manatees, Florida USA
Take part in a Habitat for Humanity project
Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Tasmania
Stay at the Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
Stay at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa, New South Wales
Swim with the whales off Mooloolaba
Do a juice detox
Spend a night in a teepee
Road trip around the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Try a course in antigravity yoga

What would be on your bucket list? 


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