Do you have a Bucket List?! I started my list many years ago, and it seems to grow a lot faster than I’m able to cross things off!

I go back and forth between the overwhelm of wondering if I’ll ever get close to crossing ALL of these items off my list to feelings of amazement of this great big beautiful world God created.

Current Bucket List

Here is my current Bucket List that I’m adding to on the regular:

Go on a ski trip to Japan

Explore Europe

Do a Sydney Harbour Twilight Bridge Climb

Walk *some* of the Great Wall of China

Go paragliding

Go to the summer and winter Olympics

Attend a World Series game (preferably see the Cubs play)

Go to a Super Bowl

Stay in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora AND the Maldives

Travel to 40+ countries

Take the kids on a mission trip

SUP in Tahiti

Go on a Footsteps of Jesus tour in Jerusalem

See the Northern Lights from an igloo in Finland

Spend the night in a castle

Attend a taping of the Ellen Show

Visit our Compassion sponsor children

Attend the Cannes Film Festival

Wear a big hat at the Kentucky Derby

Complete an obstacle race as a family

Learn to play the acoustic guitar

Visit all 50 states (5 to go!)

Ride in a hot air balloon in Turkey

Attend Hillsong Conference with my husband

Live in Australia…again

Host a foreign exchange student

Take kickboxing or Krav Maga lessons

Ski the Swiss Alps

Stand in awe at Victoria Falls

See a game at the world’s biggest soccer stadium in Brazil

Go on a cruise through the Greek Islands

Experience the nightlife in Dubai

Walk the Golden Bridge in Vietnam

Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Parasail over Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos

Go on a river cruise

Write and publish a cookbook

Learn a new language

Visit all 7 continents (3 to go!)

Participate in an electric/glow run

Take a ride on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight Train from Los Angeles to Seattle

Go for a hike in Acadia National Park

Attend a Cheeseburger in Paradise Beach Party in the Bahamas

Float in the Dead Sea

Dip my toes in every ocean (2 to go!)

Spend Christmas in London

Make new friends at Oktoberfest

Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Take a boat ride around Lake Como

Take a cooking class in Italy

See the cherry blossoms in Japan

Swim with whale sharks in the Philippines

My husband and I got bitten by the travel bug early in our marriage 14+ years ago. We have been blessed to travel to some beautiful parts of the world and cross a lot of items off the list.

Things We Have Checked Off Our Bucket List

Here are some adventures my husband/family and I have checked off the Bucket List:

Jump out of a perfectly good airplane

SCUBA dive the Great Barrier Reef

Cuddle a koala

Feed a kangaroo

Start a business

Swim with turtles in Hawaii

Take a mud bath in New Zealand

See a musical on Broadway

Go on a three-month long road trip around the USA

See a cirque du soleil show in Vegas

Breathe in the fresh air of Pike’s Peak

Hike to a waterfall

Complete the Bondi to Coogee costal walk

Complete a triathlon

Walk the Sorrento Millionaires Walk

Complete a Tough Mudder

Drive the Great Ocean Road

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

Kiss an elephant in Thailand

Snorkel in a cenote cave in Mexico

Zipline through a rainforest

Shop at the Mall of America

Spend a day at Whitehaven Beach

Drive 30A

Visit baseball’s Hall of Fame

Camp on the beach at Doheny State Beach

Explore Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend in AZ

Stand atop Mount Wellington

Drive on Rainbow Beach

Feed the wild dolphins in Tin Can Bay

Relax at Bebe Spa in Fiji

Drive through a redwood tree in CA

Ride the luge in NZ

Freeze my face off at an ice bar

Watch the morning ascent at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Ride in a helicopter over the South Pacific Islands

Tour the Sydney Opera House

Attend the Chicago Cubs Spring Training in Mesa

See a koala in the wild

Take the kids to Disney

Drink wine with friends in Napa

Hold a sloth in Honduras

Survive the monkey forest in Ubud, Bali

Snorkel beneath the Saint Lucia Pitons

Walk the Trail of Lights in Austin

Cut down our own Christmas tree

Get soaked on the Maid of the Mist in Niagara

Walk to the Byron Bay lighthouse

Watch the NYE Fireworks live in Sydney

Mail a letter from the world’s only underwater post office

Hold a just hatched sea turtle in Australia

Ride in a Tuk-Tuk

Swim in the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool

Visit the gum wall in Seattle

Complete a half marathon

Cuddle a sled dog in Alaska

Have a drink at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke

Complete the Noosa National Park coastal walk

Hike through Watkins Glen State Park

Drive down Lombard Street in San Fran

Have breakfast in a bath overlooking the ocean

Stand in awe at the Grand Canyon

Hike to the Wine Glass Bay lookout

Spend a weekend in the most isolated city in the world – Perth

Watch the platypus in Eungella

See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Explore the Atlantis Bahamas

Sail to an island

Feel small under the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons

Get a tattoo

Spend an entire summer at the beach

Is there anything you think I should add to our list? Let me know in the comment section!