What's on your Bucket List?
written by Mike Ballew March 25, 2018

Last weekend we went to the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida. It’s an annual NHRA-sponsored event featuring the biggest names in top fuel dragsters and funny cars. It was on my bucket list and I’m glad we went. When those 10,000 horsepower, fire-breathing monsters launch off the starting line, the roar is so loud you can feel it in your bones. 

Bucket List Ideas

What’s on your Bucket List?

Do you think the idea of a bucket list is morbid or silly? Making a bucket list can help you set goals and establish priorities. A bucket list can inspire you to try new things.

You can sort your list in order of importance, or opportunity, or both. By opportunity, I mean some things are best done while you’re still relatively young. 

When I was a teenager, I loved riding motorcycles. Ever since it’s been something I wanted to experience again. About ten years ago when I was in my mid-forties, it occurred to me that if I was going to do it I’d better do it now. I bought three off-road motorcycles and brought my sons with me to the motocross track on the weekends. Mine was a Suzuki RM-250 with an old school 2-stroke engine.

Bucket List Ideas

That’s 45-year-old me flying over a jump. After about a year and two trips to the hospital I figured we'd pressed our luck far enough so we gave it up.

It's never too late to start a bucket list. Here are 50 ideas to help you get started:

Bucket List Ideas

  1. Take cooking lessons
  2. Visit a place you’ve always dreamed of
  3. Visit another place you’ve always dreamed of
  4. Gamble in Las Vegas
  5. Get the perfect physique
  6. Learn a new language
  7. Act in a play
  8. Write a book
  9. Start your own business
  10. Watch a rocket launch
  11. Fly first class
  12. Run in a race
  13. Climb a mountain
  14. Go skydiving
  15. See the Mona Lisa
  16. Volunteer for a worthy cause
  17. Sing karaoke
  18. Visit a castle
  19. Go on a cruise
  20. Fly in a helicopter
  21. Go up in a hot-air balloon
  22. Go scuba diving
  23. Witness the total eclipse of the sun
  24. Reconnect with high school friends
  25. Conquer your biggest fear (heights, public speaking, snakes, etc.)
  26. Play a drinking game with your friends
  27. Go skiing
  28. Learn to knit
  29. Learn ballroom dancing
  30. Learn to play a musical instrument
  31. Get a pet
  32. Witness the Northern Lights
  33. See Old Faithful
  34. Pursue your passion
  35. Take up a new sport
  36. Go stargazing
  37. Paint a painting
  38. Restore an old car
  39. Visit all 50 states
  40. Start a garden
  41. Have a movie marathon
  42. Go skinny dipping
  43. Find a four-leaf clover
  44. Hike the Appalachian Trail
  45. Ride a roller-coaster
  46. Have a book signed by your favorite author
  47. Go to a rock concert
  48. Learn to surf
  49. Visit the Smithsonian
  50. Go to the symphony
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