The Big List

This is the list of all the random stuff I want to do someday — things I’d just like to experience or places I want to see. Dr. Suess promises, “Oh, the places you’ll go!” and I just can’t wait. The best part is that where I go or what I do next might not even be on the list … because that’s part of life’s unpredictable adventure.

See my other lists: Culinary Adventures  | Playing Tourist at Home

Adventures Left to Come

  • Ride in a hot air balloon across a landscape
  • Go on a whale-watching tour — and actually see a whale.
  • Whitewater raft down a river (even if only the fake kind.)
  • Go to the Westminster Dog Show in NYC
  • Ride on a jet ski
  • Go to the Super Bowl
  • Go to a game at Wimbledon
  • Ride an elephant
  • Go on a sand dune “safari” in Dubai
  • Write a book; be published
  • Spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney
  • Take a pottery class
  • Be invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace
  • See the Taj Mahal
  • Go to a game during the Final Four
  • Stay a weekend at the Greenbrier
  • Ride horses on the beach
  • See Graceland in Memphis
  • Make a quilt
  • Drive the U.S. coast to coast
  • Ride on a dog sled
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Sail the Queen Mary to England from NYC
  • Visit (internationally): Greece!, Bermuda, Monaco, Italy, Vancouver, Iceland, Bora Bora, Paris/the vineyards of France, Egypt and the pyramids, Sweden/Scandanavia, the Maldives,  Croatia and the Dalmatian coast, Prague, Jordan
  • Visit (domestically): Alaska, Maine, Newport, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hawaii, New Orleans, St. Simon’s Island/Cumberland Island, Sante Fe/Taos, Dallas, Austin, Gulf coast of Florida

Checked off the list:

  • Visit Jerusalem, Israel  — complete! (May 2014)
  • Ride a camel — complete! (May 2014)
  • Take a photography class — complete! (April 2014)
  • Zipline through a rain forest — complete(October 2012)
  • Travel by myself  complete! (June 2012)
  • Join a book club complete! (March 2012)
  • Go on safari in Africa complete! (May 2011)
  • Get a dog complete! (March 2011)
  • Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge complete! (August 2010)
  • Go to a NASCAR race  — complete! (May 2010)
  • Parasail in the Caribbean — complete! ( St. Thomas: February 2005)
  • Ride in a helicopter  — complete! Twice! (Antigua: 2005; Las Vegas: 2006)
  • Go to the U.S. Open (tennis) — complete! (2006)
  • UK: England, Scotland
  • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Entabeni
  • Australia: Sydney, the Hunter Valley
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Germany: Munich, Bavaria | Austria: Salzburg, Innsbruck
  • Caribbean: San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Barbados, Montserrat, Grenada
  • Canada: Montreal, Victoria
  • US: Napa Valley/San Fran, LA, Sedona, Miami/the Keys, Chicago, Seattle, Boston/Cape Cod

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