Kate's Life List

What’s On Your Life List?

Create the Life You Want and Live Your Dreams!

Claire Charters has a great article on how to create a bucket list or as I prefer to call it – a life list. I just fell in love with this beautiful passage in her article.

Accomplish worthy experiences and you will weave your own story, you will find and reconnect with your true essence or self. Inspire others as you passionately tell your compelling stories about how you have lived. Become the best version of yourself through courage, inspiration, breaking through fears, living passionately and being creative. Whatever it is that you dream or wish to do, it innately embodies the energy of passion, inner growth and expansion. Listen to what stirs your soul, imagine the unimaginable and dream big. All the unlived desires and dreams you hold are the universe’s way of whispering to you the answer to all those unanswered questions and uncertainties you have. Follow your passion and you will find amazing discoveries. You will be taken home, to a place where you truly get to know yourself and lead a full and abundant life.

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My Life List

I’m a Sagittarius, I love traveling, seeking knowledge and having new experiences. While this is an ambitious list you’d be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a short period of time. The act of writing down your goals solidifies what were wishes or dreams. I view this list as a way to loosely structure my future providing a compass. The joy is not in the accomplishment or marking things off the list; but it is in living life on your own terms, going on adventures, living in the now, and sharing these experiences with friends and loved ones.

Adventures, Festivals, and Events

  • Drive a Mini Cooper on a race course
  • Take a train ride on the Orient Express
  • Float in the dead sea
  • Go to the Olympics
  • Go on a year long RV adventure in the US going from coast to coast 
  • Buy a world pass plane ticket and travel for several months
  • Go on a cruise to Antarctica
  • Eat at many of the restaurants from Triple D – Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives
  • Eat at one of the World’s best restaurants
  • Attend Holi Festival of Color in India
  • The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC
  • Loy Krathong, the sky lantern festival in Thailand
  • Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
  • Brazilian Carnival, Rio de Janerio
  • Mardi Gras, New Orleans
  • Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada
  • SXSW



  • Start a blog
  • Become location independent, create my own lifestyle business
  • Write a book
  • Buy/create/live on an organic farm
  • Become a landscape/wildlife photographer
  • Create an time lapse video
  • Do a 365 (1 picture or 1 second video every day) project


Doing Good

  • Start a non-profit organization
  • Create a documentary of a good cause
  • Raise money and awareness for national parks and endangered animals
  • Help in the fulfillment of someone else’s life goal
  • Build a Habitat for Humanity house
  • Make loans through Kiva or other micro lending programs (Heiffer, etc.)



  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Do more woodworking – build a Morris chair
  • Take more pictures!
  • Photograph the milky way
  • Photograph the Northern Lights
  • Get better at poker


Go to all 7 continents

  • North America
    • Visit all 50 states (what’s left – MO, ID, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS, IA, WI, HI)
  • South America
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Antarctica



  • North America
    • New York City (United States)
    • Chicago (United States)
    • Washington DC (United States)
    • Houston (United States)
    • Los Angeles (United States)
    • San Francisco (United States)
    • New Orleans (United States)
    • Boston (United States)
    • Austin (United States)
    • St Louis (United States)
    • Seattle (United States)
    • Vancouver BC (Canada)
    • Whistler (Canada)
    • Montreal (Canada)
    • Toronto (Canada)
    • Belize City (Belize)
    • Cancun (Mexico)
    • Havana (Cuba)
  • South America
    • Rio De Janeiro (Brazil)
    • Australia/South Pacific
    • Sydney (Australia)
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • Bora Bora (Tahiti)
  • Europe
    • London (United Kingdom)
    • Dublin (Ireland)
    • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    • Istanbul (Turkey)
    • Athens (Greece)
    • Paris (France)
    • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
    • Prague (Czech Republic)
    • Barcelona (Spain)
    • Stockholm (Sweden)
    • Copenhagen (Denmark)
    • Rome (Italy)
    • Venice (Italy)
    • St Petersburg (Russia)
    • Moscow (Russia)
  • Asia
    • Tokyo (Japan)
    • Seoul (South Korea)
    • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    • Singapore (Singapore)
    • Beijing (China)
    • Hong Kong (China)
    • Shanghai (China)
    • Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    • Bangkok (Thailand)
    • Bali (Indonesia)
  • Africa


Natural Wonders

  • Visit all 59 National Parks (United States)
  • Victoria Falls (between Zambia and Zimbabwe)
  • Iguassu Falls (between Brazil and Argentina)
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • The Galapagos Archipelago Islands
  • The Northern Lights (the Aurora Borealis)
  • The Fjords of Norway
  • The Amazon Rainforest
  • The Perito Moreno Glacier


Famous Monuments

  • Mount Rushmore, United States
  • The Basilica di San Marco, Venice
  • St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, Rome
  • The Acropolis in Greece
  • The Alhambra in Spain
  • Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
  • The Statues of Easter Island, Chile
  • Hagia Sophia, Turkey
  • Kiyomizu Temple in Japan
  • The Kremlin in Russia
  • The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • Stonehenge, United Kingdom
  • The Sydney Opera House, Australia
  • The Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, London, England
  • The Parthenon in Greece
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • The Coliseum in Rome, Italy
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Christ Redeemer, Brazil
  • The Great Wall of China, China
  • Terra Cotta Warriors, China
  • Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • The Taj Mahal, India
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris


Animals & Wildlife

  • See an elephant in the wild
  • Mush a Dog Sled
  • Watch turtles hatch and run for the ocean
  • Balitmore Aquarium
  • Swim with dolphins
  • See penguins in their natural habitat
  • Swim with a manatee
  • See a koala in the wild
  • See wild bison
  • Go to the Galapagos Islands
  • Visit the San Diego Zoo
  • Go on an African safari in the Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya
  • Help save a species from extinction
  • Adopt a pet from the animal shelter
  • Milk a cow
  • Ride a camel in the Sahara desert
  • See gorillas in the wild
  • See orangutans in Borneo
  • Go bird watching at Bosque del Apache



  • Go on a spiritual journey like the El Camino in Europe
  • Sky dive
  • Firewalk and walk on glass
  • Meditation retreat in India
  • Develop a daily yoga practice
  • Visit Tibet
  • Become a Reiki Master
  • Go to the Isle of Sky (Scotland)
  • Meet the Dali Llama
  • Meditate in the Integraton (Oprah)
  • Go to Sedona stand in a vortex


Other Things I’ve Already Done or Experienced

These may give you some sparks of inspiration.

  • 18 countries and over 200 cities
  • Hot air balloon ride over the Blue Ridge mountains in Asheville, NC and Moab, UT
  • Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell
  • Repelling / rock climbing and zip lining in a rainforest in Costa Rica
  • Mushed a dogsled, walked on a glacier, went whale watching, saw a flock of eagles (not the band), and went on a Deadliest Catch Fisherman’s boat in Alaska
  • Played the piano
  • Went to the World’s Fair in Memphis
  • Cirque de Soleil shows – La Nuba, KA, O, Mystere, Zumanity, and Quidam
  • Disney World and Universal Studios
  • Been to the church where they were married in the Sound of Music and went in a Salt mine in Salzburg
  • Snorkeling in Curacao and on a Gondola ride in Venice, on a cruise to Alaska, Bahamas, and the Mediterranean
  • Train ride through the Swiss Alps and countryside
  • Seen a Triple rainbow
  • Lake Mead, Petrified forest, Painted desert, The Grand Canyon and went off-roading in Sedona AZ
  • Golden Gate bridge and Muir woods in San Francisco
  • Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, NY Stock Exchange, Macy’s and Statue Liberty and The Four Seasons – NYC
  • Beer hall, Neuschwanstein Castle, the Berlin wall, Check Point Charlie, and the Dachau Camp in Germany
  • Saw Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and The Color Purple in NYC and Madame Butterfly in Austria
  • Gambled in Prague, Monte Carlo and Las Vegas
  • Seen Madonna, Sade, U2, Fleetwood Mac, Bon Jovi, Prince, Depeche Mode, Indigo Girls, Sarah Maclachlan, Tori Amos, David Bowie, Kathy Griffin and Chris Angel live
  • Canadiens hockey game and Boston Red Sox baseball game
  • Driven on Route 66 and gone to a drive in movie
  • Climbed to the top of a tree
  • Snow and water skied, skate boarded, roller skated and roller bladed, been sailing, jet skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing and skeet shooting
  • Flown a kite on the beach as waves crashed nearby
  • Was vegetarian for 6 years


More Inspiration to Create Your Own List

Life Listed
Daring to Live Fully
Sean Ogles’s bucket list
The buried life – what do you want to do before you die?
Some people create a 30 before 30 or 40 before type list.
Here’s a 101 in 1,001 days
Nerd Fitness list


Bucket List Community – Create and share your list
Pinterest – make your own bucket/life list board and search for ideas

Create your list - turn your dreams into action - enjoy the journey!

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