It’s something I had never really thought about in much detail. Something, until the point I’d begun laying the groundwork for Travelling Tom, I’d never considered in any significant detail. It takes some thought and deliberation, omissions and narrow inclusions. Oxford’s dictionary defines it as ‘A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.’
I am, of course, talking about a bucket list.
In my life I’ve had dreams, dreams that I’ve grown out of, dreams that have altered with time. But the ones I currently aspire towards have always been constant. They are, in a somewhat simple fashion, to live in the United States of America and to travel to every country in the world.
But to define my bucket list by those two aspirations would virtually be cheating, or at least purporting the rules of making one (according to wikiHow anyway). Plus, it would be nice to have a list of stuff to target and check off as I go along. Those two things alone – both big and ambitions could take years to fulfil. Rethink and reshape, and I could be scratching lines into an index as soon as 2016.
So after some careful consideration, and the various processes above, I finally decided on an initial list with the potential for a nip and tuck along the way.
Without further ado, here is my bucket list.
Eat an authentic Italian pizza in Italy
Go to Antarctica
Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas – the biggest in the world
Visit North Korea
Watch an event at an Olympic games
Go and watch the Monaco GP
Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia
Las Vegas, baby!
Watch the New York Knicks and New York Rangers play at Madison Square Garden
Fly first class
Watch the Superclásico in Buenos Aries, Argentina
Sagrada Família, Barcelona
Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
Go clubbing in Ibiza’s Pacha
Scale the Great Wall of China
Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium
Do the Grand Canyon skywalk
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Taj Mahal, India
Take a New York City helicopter ride
Summer tobogganing in Abtenau, Austria
Macchu Pichu, Peru
Party in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Go on a skiing trip
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Travel on a cargo ship
See the Northern Lights in Iceland
Ushuaia, Chile – The world’s southernmost cit
You can also view my bucket list by clicking here, or finding it along the navigation bar at the top of the page.