Bucket List

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Towards the beginning of my career, I read a book entitled “50 Things to Do With the Rest of Your Life” written by fellow lawyer Robert Pearce Wilkins. The book’s premise is that planning is key to taking control of your life, and that neither time nor money constraints should deter your enjoyment. Wilkins encourages people to make a list and plan to do the things they really want to do in life. He inspired me to start thinking and to create a bucket list of things I want to do before I leave this planet. Slowly but surely I’ve been crossing off items on my list (and adding a few more), and my life has been better for it. I hope my list inspires you make one of your own and get to work on making it happen.

  1. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway from LA to San Fran
  2. Visit all 54 countries in Africa (in progress – 9 down, 48 to go)
  3. Go on an African safari
  4. See the Great Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt
  5. Ride along the Nile River
  6. See the slave castles in Ghana
  7. See the mountain gorillas in Rwanda
  8. Visit South Africa
  9. Visit Ghana
  10. Visit Senegal
  11. Visit Mozambique
  12. Visit Tanzania and Zanzibar
  13. Visit the Seychelles
  14. Visit Kenya and Maasai Mara
  15. Visit Robben Island
  16. Visit Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe and Zambia)
  17. Visit Mexico
  18. Visit Jamaica
  19. Visit U.S. Virgin Islands
  20. Visit British Virgin Islands
  21. Visit Puerto Rico
  22. Visit St. Maarten
  23. Visit Turks and Caicos
  24. Visit Dubai/UAE
  25. Visit Petra and Jordan
  26. Go to Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago
  27. Go to Carnival in Brazil
  28. Learn to Tango in Argentina
  29. Ride along the Amazon River
  30. Visit Iguazu Falls (Brazil and Argentina)
  31. Visit the Pantanal in Brazil
  32. Visit Machu Picchu
  33. Visit Thailand
  34. Visit Cuba
  35. Visit the Taj Mahal in India
  36. Visit the Blue Mosque in Turkey
  37. Visit Dubai
  38. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia
  39. Visit the French Riviera
  40. Visit Paris
  41. Visit Rome, Italy
  42. Visit Venice, Italy
  43. Visit the Amalfi Coast
  44. Visit the Italian Riviera
  45. Visit Croatia
  46. Visit Spain
  47. Visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  48. Visit the Fiji Islands
  49. Visit Hawaii
  50. See Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park
  51. Visit the Arches in Utah
  52. Go houseboating in Lake Powell, AZ
  53. Visit Antelope Canyon
  54. Visit the Grand Canyon
  55. Visit Sedona
  56. Go to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco
  57. Go to Napa Valley
  58. Visit Alaska
  59. Visit Iceland
  60. Volunteer abroad for 1+ months
  61. Live abroad for 3+ months
  62. Learn to speak Spanish fluently (in progress)
  63. Learn to speak Portuguese fluently (in progress)
  64. Visit all 7 continents (5 down, 2 to go)
  65. Ride on a yacht
  66. Go white water rafting
  67. Learn to scuba dive
  68. Go water skiing
  69. Go horseback riding
  70. Write a book
  71. Create a travel blog
  72. Create a travel-related business
  73. Create a charitable foundation
  74. Get DNA testing to learn my genetic ancestry

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