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MY BUCKET LIST

If you don’t have a dream, how can you have a dream come true?

If you haven’t set goals for your life, how can you ever hope to attain them?

Making a bucket list is an inspiring and easy way for you get in touch with what’s really important to you. Your list can comprise of people, places, wealth, things, events, festivals, and anything that your creative mind can dream up.

I encourage you to take the time to make a list of everything you hope to experience in your life. There are no rules or formal directions, just pick up a pen, start imagining, and have fun.

Allow your list to be fearless, spontaneous, real, and truly unique to you. This is your life, make it an amazing one.

Most off all, don’t just make your lists – go out and do them!Bucket List Picture

My Bucket List.

Places to see:

Australia.

  1. The Great Barrier Reef, QLD.
  2. Uluru, NT.
  3. The Kimberly, WA.
  4. Horizontal Waterfalls, WA.
  5. The Olgas, NT.
  6. Ningaloo Reef, WA. (October 2014)
  7. Hourglass Bay, TAS.
  8. The 12 Apostles, VIC.
  9. Bramble Cay, QLD.
  10. Northern most tip of Cape York. QLD

Africa.

  1. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
  2. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
  3. Cape Town, South Africa.
  4. Madagascar
  5. Marrakesh, Morocco.
  6. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
  7. Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  8. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  9. Masai Mara NAtional Reserve, Kenya
  10. Okavango Delta, Botswana
  11. The Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  12. Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Asia.

  1. Khao San Road, Thailand.
  2. Mount Everest, Nepal/Tibet.
  3. Bagan Temples, Myanmar.
  4. Komodo, Indonesia.
  5. The Golden Pavilion, Japan.
  6. The Forbidden City, China.
  7. The Great Wall of China, China.
  8. Banaue Rice Terraces, The Philippines.
  9. Borobudur Temple, Indonesia.
  10. Halong Bay, Vietnam.
  11. The Terracotta Army, China.
  12. Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey.
  13. The Blue Mosque, Turkey.
  14. Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet.
  15. Tiananmen Square, China.
  16. Shibuya Crossing, Japan.
  17. The Taj Mahal, India.
  18. Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan.
  19. Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
  20. Jeju Island, South Korea.

Central America.

  1. Chichen Itza, Mexico.
  2. Tikal, Guatemala.
  3. Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Mexico.
  4. Isla Mujeras, Mexico.
  5. Volcan Pacaya, Guatemala.
  6. Caye Culker, Belize.
  7. Utila, Honduras.
  8. Ometepe, Nicaragua.
  9. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
  10. Panama Canal, Panama.
  11. San Blas Islands, Panama.
  12. Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica.
  13. Palanque Temple, Mexico.
  14. Semuc Champey, Guatemala.

South America.

  1. Pablo Escobar Tour, Colombia.
  2. Machu Picchu, Peru.
  3. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
  4. Amazon Jungle (Rurrenabaque), Bolivia.
  5. San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
  6. Angel Falls, Venezuela.
  7. Ushuaia, Argentina.
  8. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil.
  9. Amazon River, Brazil, Colombia, Peru.
  10. Iquazu Falls, Argentina, Brazil.
  11. Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile.
  12. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
  13. Torres del Paine, Chile.
  14. Jericoacoara, Brazil.
  15. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil.
  16. Cartagena, Colombia.
  17. Punta del Este, Uruguay.
  18. Laguna Verde, Bolivia.
  19. Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina.
  20. Lake Titicaca, Peru, Bolivia.

North America.

  1. Yosemite National Park, USA.
  2. Grand Canyon, USA.
  3. The Las Vegas Strip, USA.
  4. Redwood Forest, USA.
  5. Statue of Liberty, USA.
  6. The World Trade Centre Site, USA.
  7. Golden Gate Bridge, USA.
  8. Magic Bus, Alaska.
  9. Lake Louise, Canada.
  10. Atlantic Maritimes, Canada.
  11. Niagara Falls, Canada.
  12. Tofino, Canada.
  13. Pipeline Hawaii, USA.
  14. New Orleans, USA.
  15. Quebec City, Canada.
  16. Montreal, Canada.
  17. Aurora Borealis, Nahanni National Park, Canada.
  18. Black Tusk, Canada. (August 19th, 2014)

Europe.

  1. The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Island.
  2. The sistine Chapel, The Vatican.
  3. Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.
  4. The Eiffel Tower, France.
  5. The Colosseum  of Rome, Italy.
  6. Pompeii, Italy.
  7. Lake Bled, Slovenia. (October 12th, 2015)
  8. Canals of Venice, Italy. (October 6th, 2015)
  9. Stonehenge, England.
  10. The Acropolis, Greece.
  11. Ibiza, Spain.
  12. The Dolomites, Italy.
  13. Tallin, Estonia.
  14. The Blue Mosque, Istanbul.
  15. The Walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  16. Cappadocia, Turkey.
  17. Santorini, Greece.
  18. Prague, Czech Republic. (October, 2015)
  19. Istanbul, Turkey.
  20. Budapest, Hungary. (October, 2015)

Middle East.

  1. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
  2. Petra, Jordan.
  3. The Dead Sea, Jordan, Palestine, Israel.
  4. The World Islands, UAE.
  5. Wadi Rum, Jordan.
  6. Luxor, Egypt.
  7. The Gates of Hell, Turkmenistan.
  8. Tel Aviv, Isreal.
  9. Masada, Isreal.

Things I want to do and experience.

  1. Visit Every country in the world.
  2. Mountain bike Down the World’s Deadliest Road, Bolivia. (Completed 2012)
  3. Road trip down the West Coast of USA. (Achieved in August 2013)
  4. Go to a Major League Baseball Game and eat a giant pretzel. (Achieved 2009)
  5. Attend an NFL Game and tail-gate party.
  6. Attend a College Football Game.
  7. Attend an NHL Game. (Achieved 2009)
  8. Eat a Large Pizza in Chicago.
  9. Eat a 1kg Steak. (Completed in 2008 and 2011 with a best time of 19:29)
  10. Eat a hotdog with the lot in New York.
  11. Attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
  12. Go Ice Climbing.
  13. Go Skydiving. (May 19th, 2017)
  14. Become a licensed skydiver.
  15. Go Bungee Jumping. (Completed March 2013, Peru.)
  16. Travel through the Southern States of USA.
  17. Travel by horseback through Mongolia.
  18. Go to a Full Moon Party in Koh Phanang, Thailand. (Completed March 2007)
  19. Paraglide. (2012)
  20. Parasail.
  21. Ride the Trans-Siberian Train.
  22. Get drunk at Oktoberfest, Germany.
  23. Ride a Motorbike from Argentina – Alaska.
  24. Tomato fight at La Tomatina, Spain.
  25. Spend a night in an Ice Hotel.
  26. Spend a night in a Salt Hotel. (Achieved 2012)
  27. Drink a Guinness (or 10) in Ireland.
  28. Go to a Champions league game.
  29. Go to a Music Festival. (Completed 2013, Coachella)
  30. Sail across an ocean.
  31. Attend Wimbledon and cheer on the Aussies, England.
  32. Live on a Tropical Island. (Achieved 2010, Utila, Honduras)
  33. Survive off the land on an Island for a month.
  34. Swim with Great White Sharks.
  35. Swim in a glacier-fed lake. (Achieved August 19th, 2014 – Lake Garibaldi, Canada)

Health & Fitness.

  1. Run a Marathon. (Completed in 2009, Edge to Edge Marathon, Canada. Time – 3:19)
  2. Run a sub 3:00hr marathon.
  3. Complete a Triathlon.
  4. Complete an Ironman Triathlon.
  5. Run a sub 2:00m 800m
  6. Run a sub 4:10m 1500m
  7. Hike to Mount Everest Base camp.
  8. Hike the North Coast Trail, Canada.
  9. Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
  10. Hike the World’s Deadliest Trail, Mt Huashan, China.
  11. Hike to Machu Picchu. (Achieved 2012, Salkantay Trek)
  12. Cross a country on a bike. (Achieved July, 2016. Circumnavigated Iceland – 1647kms)
  13. Win an AFL Premiership. (Achieved 2011, Nt Thunder, NEAFL)
  14. Break 40 mins for the Grouse Grind, Canada. (Completed Aug 18th, 2014 – 39:43mins)

Personal/Business/Wealth.

  1. Start a Blog. (Completed 2014)
  2. Get a photograph published.
  3. Write a Book.
  4. Learn a new language. (Spanish)
  5. Learn 2 new languages.
  6. Speak in front of a large crowd.
  7. Make a living online to be completely location independent.
  8. Organise an Expedition.
  9. Meet and work with Tim Ferriss.
  10. Create a travel race throughout the world.
  11. Build passive financial freedom by 35.

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is to high and we miss, but that it is to low and we reach it” – Michelangelo.

4 thoughts on “MY BUCKET LIST

  1. Congratulations Dane….. You have already achieved a huge goal…… The product of your dreams , inspiration and aspiration is what I have just viewed on your web site.
    It really pulled me in…… I suggest you are on a winner…… You ARE a winner !!!
    See you both soon
    Judy

  2. Nice work Dane, awesome comprehensive list, you have a busy few years ahead of you! I still think back to that bungee jump in Peru and just wonder what the hell were we thinking!? Fun times, and despite the dodgy feeling at the time I wouldn’t have wanted to do it any other way

    1. Thanks Steve! HAHA That bungee still makes my stomach flip. Great photos from that day. We will have to do another Bucket List item together, How about skydiving? Hope all is well mate.

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