If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, can you say you fully lived? Are there places and things you always wanted to do but were too scared of or thought were out of your reach? If there’s one thing COVID showed us, it’s that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed and we should live each day to the fullest.
So I started compiling my bucket list. From adrenaline-pumping moments to exploring new territories, there’s no time like the present to start crossing items off the list. I hope these bucket list ideas ignite your spirit of adventure, and inspire you to start living.
Skydiving should be at the top of your bucket list as it offers an unparalleled adrenaline rush and a truly unique perspective of the world from high above the clouds. The exhilarating freefall, with the wind rushing through your hair and the ground rushing towards you, is an indescribable thrill that pushes the boundaries of your comfort zone and leaves you with a profound sense of accomplishment. The moment you leap from the aircraft and experience the sensation of flying, the worries and stresses of everyday life fade away, replaced by a profound sense of freedom and pure exhilaration. Whether you choose to skydive over stunning landscapes, coastal vistas, or urban skylines, it’s an adventure that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Take an Alaska Cruise
Embark on an Alaska cruise, and set sail on the adventure of a lifetime. Experience the majestic beauty of America’s last frontier by land and sea. Sail through the icy waters and behold massive glaciers. Witness the playful dance of whales in their natural habitat. Hike, rugged mountains as bald eagles soar overhead. Explore charming coastal towns and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. From the untamed beauty of Alaska’s national parks to the thrilling adventures of dog sledding and kayaking, an Alaska cruise promises an extraordinary exploration of nature’s grandeur that will leave you breathless.
Go to the Super Bowl
Going to the Super Bowl is an absolute dream come true for any sports enthusiast and a chance to witness history. It’s not just about the game, but the entire experience that surrounds it: pre-game festivities, parties, meet and greets with your favorite NFL players, concerts, and of course the tailgate.
But there’s nothing that beats the actual game. The energy is magnetic. From the moment you enter the stadium, you can feel the adrenaline as it pulses through your veins. Cue the National Anthem, fireworks, and the teams running out of their tunnels and you’re in sensory overload. Being able to watch the game live and experiencing unforgettable moments like the halftime show (I saw Rihanna) make it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Visit All 63 U.S. National Parks
The U.S. is home to 63 national parks, each with its own captivating adventure that immerses you in the raw beauty of nature. Each national park offers a unique and awe-inspiring landscape, from the towering granite cliffs and breathtaking waterfalls of Yosemite to the giant sequoia trees in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, to the massive glaciers of Wrangell-St. Elias. It’s a chance to observe wildlife and embark on thrilling hikes and adventures like zip lining and white water rafting. At night slow down and stargaze while camping under starry skies, and embrace the serenity and wonders of the planet. With so many things to see and do at the parks, there is no shortage of natural wonders to explore. Make sure to bring this must-have travel accessory while you explore each park. This U.S. National Parks Travel Log will allow you to capture your park memories and collect your national parks passport stamps. Happy Trails!
Rent a Supercar for the Day
Live out your inner James Bond fantasy and rent a supercar for the day. Experience a thrilling taste of luxury and adrenaline-fueled excitement. Feel the raw power and precision of these high-performance machines as you navigate scenic roads, turning heads wherever you go.
I have a friend who does this every time he travels. He likes to kick it up a notch and have an extreme experience driving the supercar on a racetrack! You read that right. Now you get to live like James Bond AND Mario Andretti!
See Your Favorite Singer Perform in Another Country
What’s better than seeing your favorite singer live? Hopping on a plane and seeing them abroad of course! It’s a transformative experience that combines the joy of travel with the magic of live music. It provides an opportunity to explore a new culture, and immerse yourself in a different atmosphere while indulging in your passion for music. Additionally, experiencing the artist’s performance in another country allows you to connect with an international community of music lovers, fostering a shared passion and creating a global bond through the universal language of music. So grab your passport and Rosetta Stone, because you’ve got a plane to catch!
Attend the Sundance Film Festival
Witness groundbreaking independent cinema from around the world at the Sundance Film Festival. From thought-provoking documentaries to gripping narratives, the festival showcases a diverse range of films that challenge conventions and push boundaries. Moreover, being part of the festival allows you to engage with talented filmmakers, attend inspiring panels and discussions, see celebrities, and soak in the electric atmosphere of creative energy. It’s an unparalleled experience that feeds a deep appreciation for the art of storytelling and fuels your passion for cinema. And I haven’t even mentioned the parties/houses and swag. That’s right, most of the sponsored houses host free parties with delicious bites, an open bar, and swag.
But why stop here! If you’ve already been to Sundance and crave more, go international and attend the Cannes or Venice film festivals.
Fly in a Sleeping Pod
What’s your dream destination? Brazil, Dubai, Paris, Thailand, Kenya, Fiji? Wherever you want to go, imagine flying there in the ultimate lap of luxury, in your very own pod. Forget about drink carts bumping your elbow, constantly adjusting your uncomfortable seat, and having to use the dreaded neck pillow. Instead, picture yourself reclining in a spacious and private sleeping pod, cocooned in comfort and indulging in world-class amenities. Rest your head on a soft pillow before slipping under the covers and nestling in your cozy bed. And while you’re awake be treated like royalty as you dine on gourmet international cuisine and sip libations. It’s a chance to elevate your journey to new heights of opulence and relaxation. And did I mention most airlines like Qatar and United even give you a pair of pajamas to change into…
A sleeping pod is a game-changer for any travel enthusiast seeking the ultimate luxury experience. They’re offered by many major airlines when flying internationally for first class or business class members. You’ll have to pay more for this comfort, but aren’t you worth it? So treat yourself at least one time. Escape the ordinary, and unwind in style.
I’m working my way through this bucket list, and still need to rent a supercar, see my favorite singer abroad, visit 61 more national parks, and conquer my fear of heights to go skydiving. Wish me luck and check back to see what new adventures I add to my list.