Bucket List: Things to Do Before You “Kick the Bucket”

by Dakota Sagnelli


Inspired by the 2007 blockbuster movie, The Bucket List featuring actors Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, many people have been creating their own bucket lists. The bucket lists consist of all the things people want to do before they die, or “kick or bucket.” These lists contain places to travel, things to do, and things to achieve. Only recently has the composition of bucket lists caught on with the help of the new MTV series, The Buried Life. Here, I have composed a list of some ideas that could be included on your own Bucket List.

What’s On Your Bucket List?!

Places To Travel …

  1. Louvre, France
  2. St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, Rome, Italy
  3. Stonehenge, United Kingdom
  4. Big Ben, England
  5. The Grand Canyon, Arizona
  6. Victoria Falls (between Zambia and Zimbabwe)
  7. Amazon Rainforest
  8. Great Barrier Reef
  9. The Giza Pyramids
  10. Sydney Opera House
  11. Athens, Greece
  12. Chicago, Illinois
  13. Beijing, China
  14. The Coliseum
  15. Golden Gate Bridge
  16. Empire State Building
  17. Mount Rushmore
  18. Great Wall of China
  19. Carnivale
  20. Mardi Gras
  21. Statue of Liberty
  22. Venice, Italy
  23. Visit All 50 States
  24. Madrid, Spain
  25. Berlin, Germany
  26. Taj Mahal, India
  27. Machu Picchu
  28. Niagara Falls, Canada
  29. Hawaii, USA
  30. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  31. Petra, Jordan

Feeling Adventurous …

  1. Attend the Super Bowl, World Series, Olympics, etc.
  2. Go Skydiving
  3. Be an Extra in a Movie
  4. Spend a Night in a Haunted House
  5. See a Solar/ Lunar Eclipse
  6. Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square
  7. See a Broadway Show
  8. Go Bungee Jumping
  9. Go Paragliding
  10. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  11. Climb a Mountain
  12. Run a Marathon
  13. Climb a Volcano
  14. Fly in a Helicopter
  15. Ride a Roller Coaster
  16. Go Surfing
  17. Go Camping
  18. Go Water Skiing
  19. Ride a Bull
  20. Go White Water Rafting
  21. Fly in a Blimp
  22. Zip Line
  23. Go Base Jumping
  24. Go on a Safari

Learn To …

  1. Horseback Ride
  2. Fly a Plane
  3. Play an Instrument
  4. Sign Language
  5. Say “Hello” in 50 Languages
  6. Do Magic
  7. Be a Photographer
  8. Play Poker
  9. Paint
  10. Draw
  11. Milk a Cow

Contribute to the World …

  1. Donate Blood
  2. Donate to a Charity Anonymously
  3. Build a House for Habitat for Humanity
  4. Donate Unwanted Clothes
  5. Volunteer at a Homeless Shelter
  6. Tutor at a Nearby School

Movies To See …

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Casablanca
  3. The Godfather
  4. Gone With the Wind
  5. Lawrence of Arabia
  6. The Wizard of Oz
  7. The Graduate
  8. On the Waterfront
  9. Schindler’s List
  10. Singin’ In the Rain

Books To Read …

  1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  2. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
  3. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  5. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  8. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  9. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  11. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  12. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Romance/ Love …

  1. Get Married
  2. Have a Child

Money …

  1. Become a Millionaire
  2. Get a Promotion
  3. Acquire Your Dream Job
  4. Start Your Own Business


2 Responses to “Bucket List: Things to Do Before You “Kick the Bucket””

  1. Suzanne Biga Says:

    Some great ideas, Dakota…I’d better get moving! One thing I’d like to add to the Bucket List is a Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day. Brrrr! 🙂 Mrs. Biga

  2. TravelFan Says:

    Hi, I am planning my next vacation and trying to find the best destination. Your blog is very informative, thanks

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