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Bucket List Ideas – Make Your Bucket List

by Marelisa

If you landed here you’re probably ready to begin creating your bucket list, life list, or list of life goals and start living your best life. This post contains ideas for your bucket list which were taken from my ebook, “Idea Book – 10,000 Ideas For Your Bucket List”.

Then, my “How To Live Your Best Life” system, will show you how to create your bucket list as a blueprint for your ideal life, and turn it into reality. After all, what’s the point of creating a bucket list if you’re not going to take action in order to achieve it?

To paraphrase Mary Oliver, decide what it is that you want to do with your one wild and precious life. Would you like to climb up the Eiffel Tower? Have your paintings hanging in a gallery in New York City? Go to carnival at Rio de Janeiro? Decide!

Sports/Fitness Bucket List

Color Run1. Do a Color Run. Do a 5k color run. A color run, also known as “the happiest 5K on the planet”, is an un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in a different color at each kilometer. You start out dressed all in white and end up covered in a hue of different colors.

New York Marathon2. Run the New York Marathon. Run the New York Marathon, an annual marathon that courses through the five boroughs of New York City. It%u2019s one of six World Marathon Majors. Runners finish at Central Park, amidst changing leaves and cheering fans.

Appalachian Trail3. Hike the Appalachian Trail. Hike the Appalachian Trail, a 2,184 mile long public footpath which traverses lands of the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States. It extends between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. The trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The majority of the trail is in wilderness, although some portions traverse towns, roads and cross rivers. The journey can be taken all at once in about five months, or it can be broken down into chunks and done two weeks here, a month there, and so on.

Danube Bike Trail4. Cycle Down the Danube Bike Trail. Cycle down the Danube Bike Trail, a bicycle trail along Europe%u2019s second longest river the Danube, running from the source of the Danube to its mouth in the Black Sea. The trail passes through the following European countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. From the river’s source in Germany down to the Black Sea it is about 1.800 miles.

old course5. Play the Old Course at St. Andrews. St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland has seven courses, the oldest of which is the Old Course. The Old Course at St Andrews is considered by many to be the “home of golf” because the sport was first played on the Links at St Andrews in the early 1400s. Hitting off the first tee on the Old Course is one of the most special and rewarding things a golfer can do in their lifetime.

archery6. Learn Archery. Learn archery, the sport of shooting at a target with a bow and arrow. The bow and arrow have been around for thousands upon thousands of years. If you’re a hunter, you can use archery for hunting. If you’re not a hunter, but want to shoot solely for competition and recreation, there are many events you can participate in. Traditional archery clubs across the world have regular competitions and events you can get involved in.

capoeira7. Learn Capoeira. Learn Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of fight, dance, and rhythm. It’s a conversation through movement. Capoeira was developed by Africa slaves in Brazil in the 1600s. Those who practiced Capoeira, which was a series of self-defense moves including kicks and chops, were punished by the owners of the sugar cane fields. Therefore, Capoeiristas learned to camouflage the forbidden fight with singing and clapping as though it were simply entertainment.

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Adventures Bucket List

Los Roques8. Go Snorkeling in Los Roques Archipelago. Go snorkeling in Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela. The entire atoll, 80 miles north of Caracas, is a national park. Most of the islands of the archipelago–there are about 300 islands in total–are uninhabited, and only accessible by boat from Gran Roque, the big island. The coral shelters plenty of flora and fauna, making it a premier snorkeling and diving location.

San Alfonso del mar9. Swim in the World’s Largest Swimming Pool. Swim in the largest swimming pool in the world at the San Alfonso del Mar Resort at Algarrobo, on Chile ‘s southern coast. It’s more than 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, has a 115-foot deep end, and holds 66 million gallons of water.

Loire Valley Hot Air Balloon10. Fly in a Hot Air Balloon Over the Loire Valley. Fly in a hot air balloon over the Loire Valley in France. Located about 200 miles southwest of Paris, the Loire Valley stretches nearly 170 miles and boasts more than 800 castles and manor houses. In addition to getting a bird’s-eye-view of the castles and manor houses, you’ll be flying over vineyards, villages, and fields.

tandem skydiving11. Go tandem skydiving. Tandem skydiving, or tandem parachuting, refers to a type of skydiving where a student skydiver is connected to a harness attached to a tandem instructor. Jumping out of a plane, free falling, then slowing down with a parachute is the thrill of a lifetime.

mechanical bull12. Ride a Mechanical Bull. Mechanical bulls were originally intended for rodeo competitors in training, but now you can readily find them in bars and restaurants. They’ve also become popular at parties and fairs. Put on a cowboy hat, clench your thighs, and hold on for dear life.

Lander Zorbing13. Go Zorbing. Zorbing is a recreational activity which involves rolling downhill inside an orb, generally made of transparent plastic. You have two options: Zydro, a sort of water-ride version of the Zorb, and Zorbit, the dry version.

Crystal river UW  04Mar07 37114. Swim With Manatees. Go snorkeling with manatees in Crystal River Florida, US. Manatees, or sea cows, as they are sometimes called, are aquatic mammals that can grow to 13 feet and over 3,000 pounds. From November through March, Crystal River, 70 miles north of Tampa, is the epicenter of manatee-watching. Manatees are gentle and approachable.


Create a bucket list and use it as a springboard to live your best life. If you liked the bucket list ideas above, you’ll love the eBook they were taken from: “Idea Book – 10,000 Ideas For Your Bucket List“.

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

kassie June 11, 2012 at 10:43 am

kiss in the rain


carla June 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

omg kiss in the rain is soo Cute! :D


Samantha Higgins August 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

i have always wanted to do that!


matt kendall March 5, 2013 at 6:47 am

iv been there and done that i still have the lipstick stain ;)


Marina June 17, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Yeah I mean food


Rach June 25, 2012 at 2:43 am

travel the world.


jenn October 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

You should put “Visit St. Basil’s cathedrial” (:


Kay October 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

prove everyone that has ever douted me wrong


Ben December 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

live in a foreign country!!


Jazzy December 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Go to a Concert (Any)
Travel the World
Get a Good Job
Meet One Direction
Get kicked out of Wal-Mart
Go camping
Ride a gondola in Venice,Italy
Go skydiving / bungee jumping
Go on a helicopter ride
Go and see the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty
Learn how to pogo stick
Get a chance to be on Ellen


janelle February 2, 2013 at 5:17 pm

go jump out of a building with a parachute


Alex February 16, 2013 at 12:33 am

Find “P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney”


Miranda March 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Does it even exist????


Sheridan April 14, 2013 at 1:15 am

Live in Australia, it doesn’t exist :(


Eleni May 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm

It does exist. I’ve been there.


Jewel Pepper July 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Me too. I go places in my head.

stranger March 15, 2013 at 1:43 pm

make 100 new friends


Brook May 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm



megan August 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

2 down, 98 to go :)


Melissa June 17, 2014 at 10:14 am

and me !
93 to go !


anna March 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm

be the first female president


Ajit May 31, 2013 at 9:02 am

Do you mean of US?


Allie April 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Well I would like to do practically all of those things!


Katie May 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

Have a mud fight with your best friends! :D


Jaimie May 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Ok ;)


Jessi May 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Get married


Jaimie May 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm



Mary Lou July 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Sing back up for Aretha Franklin! Get a bottle of sand from the beaches of Normandy where my father’s regiment landed in WWII. Swim under a beautiful waterfall on a tropical island. The list goes on and on! After looking at the lists on this website, it’s surprising to realize I’ve done more than I thought I have! Still a long way to go. It’s good to have a plan or life can slip right past you.


lulu July 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm

kissing on top the ferris wheel


Bonnie July 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm

This is very good information. Thanks, I’m going to get all my friends on facebook to write one. (bucket List)


Farrin September 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Make one of my bedrooms a workout room


Annie September 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Go swimming in a public fountain.


jodie smith October 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Put a message in a balloon , fill it with helium and then let it go. A fun alternative to a message in a bottle


Janna October 19, 2013 at 12:11 am

I am really inspired along with yoir writing skills and also with the
format for yoiur blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it your self?
Either wway keep up the nice high quality writing, it is rare to look a nice blog like
this onne today..


Lilah October 21, 2013 at 10:21 pm

-Propose to a complete stranger
-have a romance in paris
-swim in the ocean on a rainy day
-switch out my bed for a hammock
-run across the country like Forest Gump
-get a modeling gig
-become a Kung Fu master
- become super hot then go to everyone to ever dump me and rub my hottness in their faces


Miki December 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Send a message in a bottle


nana September 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm

fall in love


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