Bucket List

May 11, 2013 Tessa Bradford 13 comments

My Bucket List

I’ve been mulling over my Bucket List for awhile, and have decided to post it, for inspiration and for accountability.

This list is still a baby, and will be a work in progress for a long time to come.

A few things have been pointed out to me. First, this list is extremely travel and event oriented, but lacks many personal goals. That’s because currently I’m at a place where I’m fairly short sighted in terms of personal goals. I don’t know what I want yet, when it comes to a career or a family. So those types of goals will have to wait till I’ve figured a few things out. Second,  to do half the things on here would be a fuller life than most live. That’s true! But the list is only going to get longer. The higher I set my sights, the more things I’ll accomplish (well, that's the hope!). So yes, it’s going to be a long list. But I want it to be.

Right, so, here’s my bucket list. It will continue to grow and change, both as I accomplish things, and as I find new and exciting things to add to it:


  • Get a Master’s degree
  • Become tri-lingual
  • Learn to surf
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Learn to fly a plane
  • Take a self-defense class
  • Take a cooking class


  • Visit every continent at least once
  • Live in 10 different countries
  • 7 Medieval Wonders of the World


  • Complete a 10 day Vipassana meditation course
  • Spend a month+ on a foreign beach
  • Experience zero gravity
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go sky-diving
  • Live on a sailboat
  • Take a wilderness camping trip
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Build a house
  • Spend a month in a monastery
  • Attend the World Expo
  • Learn to paraglide


  • See the Big 5 on an African safari
  • Ride a camel through the Sahara



  • Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road
  • Stay in a bungalow on Bora Bora



  • Whitewater raft the Grand Canyon
  • Attend the Oscars
  • Road trip across USA coast to coast
  • See the aurora borealis
  • Buy an RV and travel N. America
  • Explore Washington, D.C.


  • See Petra, Jordan
  • See the Pyramids
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Explore Jerusalem’s Old City


  • Visit Machu Picchu in Peru
  • Climb Pacaya Mountain
  • Hang glide (or paraglide!) over Rio de Janeiro
  • Kayak the Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico

13 Comments on “Bucket List

    1. I would love to! Haven’t made it there yet (except for the occasional layover), but the next time I’m in southern Asia it’s on the must-go-to list!

      1. I guess Philippines just a bit to difficult to visit to compared to the other ASEAN countries that are attached to the mainland. 🙂 I bet you’d love the beaches here. 😉

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