Bucket Lists

According to the Merrimam-Webster Online Dictionary (under New Words and Slang) the term “Bucket List” is described as:
bucket list (noun) : A list of tasks to complete before one dies, or “kicks the bucket.”.

The term was popularized in the movie of the same name starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.
We all have one (whether we write it down or not) – the things we’d like to do in this life. So here is mine. Please note that I have included stuff that I have already accomplished. The stuff I have yet to accomplish is subject to change in the future. I also have marked the items that I have already done as well by striking them out in red. 🙂

Eeva’s Bucket List (and in no particular order)

  • Backpack around the world, hitting 5-6 continents  – that means circling the entire globe
  • Go Skydiving
  • Get my Driver’s License (did it at age 16)
  • Move to Vancouver
  • Visit Antarctica
  • Write a book
  • Ride a camel
  • Be part of a flash mob
  • Go to a Vancouver Canucks game
  • Do the Grouse Grind (in North Vancouver)
  • Start a blog 
  • Take a road trip through the USA and Canada
  • Learn massage and make a career out of it 
  • Have my own apartment 
  • Own my own home (condo or house)
  • Live in another country for a year
  • Climb Mount Fuji (I hear that it is doable)
  • Do the Camino de Santiago de Campostelo pilgramage for one of my birthdays
  • Celebrate my birthday atop the Eiffel Tower
  • Learn to read Tarot Cards
  • Meet a celebrity (a brief introduction)
  • Win big on the lottery (okay, so I know this one is by chance but I still want it)
Eeva’s Travel-related Bucket List (again, in no particular order).
  • Finland (where my parents grew up)
  • Malta
  • Mexico x5
  • Bhutan
  • Suriname
  • Bolivia and its salt flats
  • Easter Island (Chile)
  • Tunisia
  • Jordan
  • Jamaica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Australia
  • Indonesia (Sulawesi, Flores, Komodo Island, Rote Island, Java)
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • South Korea
  • Cambodia
  • India (Rickshaw Run!)
  • France (Paris, Cote d’Azur) x3
  • Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa)
  • Vatican City
  • Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Dawson City [Yukon], PEI)
  • The Netherlands (Amsterdam)
  • England
  • USA (NYC, New Orleans, San Francisco, Montana, Arizona, Texas, New England area, Washington DC, Portland)
  • New York City (revisit)
  • Spain
  • Croatia (Dalmatian coast)
  • Albania
  • Turkey
  • Azerbaijan
  • Aruba
A few extras that I never expected that I’d do/see. They weren’t on my list but were still cool
  • Seen a film/TV set (several times)
  • Hold an Olympic medal (It was the Bronze sample medal [Beijing])
  • See Egyptian artifacts (at a museum in Victoria, BC)
  • Be in a city that held the Olympic games (Vancouver 2011 Winter Olympics)
  • Experience the excitement of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in my city (2011)
  • Visited the following (these were not on my travel list but didn’t turn them down)
  • Las Vegas, Florida, New Mexico, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden (day trip), St Martin/Sint Maarten, Bahamas x 2, Margarita Island (Venezuela), Majorca (Balearic Islands), Cuba x 2, Switzerland
  • Stayed in a French Chateau (Domaine De Beauvois) and visited it’s incredible wine cellar
  • Eaten first class meals for a week (Loire Valley, France)
  • Seen the Hope Diamond (Smithsonian, Washington DC)
  • Spent a Canada Day in Ottawa, ON
  • Went Ziplining
Overall, yes there is plenty left on my list, however, if I’m gonna dream, I might as well dream big!  Good luck on your Bucket List – make it happen!!!

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