14 Adventures I Want to Complete Before I Die


I always talk about doing and accomplishing amazing things and I thought it would be neat to talk about things on my bucket list.  I had never compiled a list before last year so I’m still working on a few of these and have plans in the works for many.

The bucket list is the ultimate to-do list and I think it is important to have things or places that you plan to do or see as lifelong goals.  After all, without goals we wonder aimlessly!  As you think about your life-long goals, bucket list, be careful to avoid a “wishlist.”  I view my bucket/life list as a list of things I fully intend to do in time, not things that I hope to do some day, if time allows and if I get around to it.  But with that said it’s your list so have at it.

Here are 14 Adventures I Want to Complete Before I Die:

  1. I want to visit Europe.  My wife is from Poland and I want to visit her country and see the sights.  I am amazed at stories she tells of castles and churches that are thousands of years old!  The church she was baptized in was built in the 1200’s and is still used for weekly services!  To consider the history of buildings and places that have stood the test of time intrigues me.  I’ve also wanted to visit Germany, Austria, England and France.  It would be nice to take a month or so and enjoy what each country has to offer.  Oh, almost forget, gotta see the mountains featured in The Sound of Music!”
  2. I am at home in the Caribbean and want to sail the islands from end-to-end!
  3. Write a book that gets published.
  4. Make someone’s dream come true.  Fund a start-up business?  Pay for a college education?  Help someone get back on their feet?
  5. Do something daring.  Thanks to my Uncle Lee, I adopted the personal motto, “Safety first,” which has kept me healthy.  The side effect of this mantra is a lack of adrenaline inducing adventures.  I haven’t decided yet, but I’m thinking something like bungee jumping, sling shotting or driving a racecar.  I must admit I don’t see myself skydiving or diving with sharks.  One must learn to walk before running!
  6. Visit Jerusalem and swim in the Dead Sea.
  7. Spend a night in a haunted house!  Scary and adventurous….
  8. Visit north Africa and West Asia  Jordan, Morocco and Egypt.  Pyramids possibly built by aliens (??lol??), Petra and Casablanca…I’m in.
  9. Become fluent in a second language.  I’m taking Polish lessons now so maybe I’ll be ready for my European trip!
  10. Drive cross-country.
  11. Take a spontaneous flight.  No decisions until at the airport.
  12. Start my own successful business.
  13. Develop 6 pack abs.
  14. Make a time capsule and open in 20 years.


It was very cool to put together my list and I encourage you to think about what you want on your list.  Now it is time to start enjoying checking things off!!

135 thoughts on “14 Adventures I Want to Complete Before I Die

  1. I loved your list! I particularly enjoyed taking the spontaneous flight at the airport. Being as travel obsessed as I am, I am stuck imagining this right now! I hope you get to achieve them all. Happy dreams and putting them into action, Cheryl

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  3. Love your bucket list! We have some similar goals, and I too, love the Bee Gees! Visiting Europe, the Dead Sea, Egypt, and haunted houses are a few things I would also love to do. Hmmmm, I need to start my list! Great post!

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  5. I love this list! So many wonderful plans. I notice a few travel inspired ones, which is awesome. You gain so much through exploring places foreign to home. I’m drafting a post or two about my visits to Jordan & Egypt, so hopefully they add fuel to the fire. I like that you’re keen to pursue some adventure too. I would like to sky dive and swim with sharks too but haven’t got around to it yet. I have bungee jumped though … I highly recommend you try it. It’s such an adrenalin rush!!

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    • Your comment reminded me of a quote by Mark Twain and I thought you would appreciate:
      “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

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      • Yes! One of my favourite quotes. I think that’s right. Granted it’s not always possible to venture far (what with daily responsibilities, family, work, lack of funds) but it’s about taking the chance when we get it & soaking up new life experiences.
        Miriam Beard said “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights, it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of the living” 😊

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  6. This is an awesome list! What a great idea to make a list like now instead of waiting. We often think of bucket lists for something one makes when up against a sickness or old age. Why is it that we do that? We should enjoy our dreams now. Thanks for encouraging me to write a bucket list.

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    • A wise man once said to me…”son when you are young you want to drive a Porsche. By the time most can afford a Porsche, they want to drive a Cadillac.” Do the crazy and fun stuff when you have the mind, body and spirit for the fun stuff.

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  7. What a wonderful list, with more than a little hint of nobility. To put making someone else’s dream come true on your to-do list is such a wonderful thing to do. About visiting Europe, I can attest to the beauty of the country. My aunt’s family lived in Germany for a few years, and we spent a week with them in Bavaria. If you’re looking for a castle to visit, I would recommend Castle Vianden. We had the good fortune of visiting it and it remains a cherished memory more than a decade later. http://app.visitluxembourg.com/images/4102-resize-668x445x70.jpg

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    • That is exactly why it is on the list! I am the master of routine, which is good it getting things done and being consistent. But, it does stifle excitement and spontaneity.


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