My Bucketlist! 📝

Last updated; May 19th, 2022

Completed; 77/550

Do you ever feel your life is flying by in the blink of an eye? Do you worry about all the things you want to do, often before hitting a certain age? Or maybe you just need that extra push to get off the couch and get moving? Looking back at the past six months, have you reached any goals, visited a new place, or maybe taken that one chance you’ve been thinking about for a long time? If not, now is the time! 🌍✈️🤩

I strongly encourage everyone to create a Bucketlist of their own and in case you need some inspiration, here’s mine;

  1. First – start by writing my own complete Bucketlist!
  2. Write a letter to myself & read it in two years (track progress)
  3. Finish a “101 things to do in 1001 days” challenge
  4. Check into a hotel alone (Dinner, SPA, Netflix and relaxation!)
  5. Live in a big city (San Francisco 2007 + Leiden 2016)
  6. Live abroad for more than a year (3 years in the U.S. + 1 year in the Netherlands)
  7. Move abroad again (for a short period)
  8. Travel the world (set food in every continent)
  9. Fill your passport with stamps/visas before it expires
  10. Throw a dart on a world map and book a ticket where it lands
  11. Visit a new country every year until I die
  12. Visit a total of 20 countries
  13. Visit a total of 50 countries
  14. Visit a total of 100 countries
  15. Have dinner in the sky
  16. Visit my former host family in San Francisco
  17. Celebrate 4th of July in the U.S.
  18. Work as an Aupair (in San Fransisco, 2007)
  19. Ride the cable cars in San Francisco
  20. See the sea lions at Pier 39 in San Fransisco
  21. Unwind in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  22. Spend a long weekend in Reykjavik
  23. Have a drink at the ice hotel
  24. Have a stranger buy a drink for you
  25. Look for a bargain at flea markets
  26. Celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S.
  27. Celebrate Kings Day in the Netherlands
  28. Buy a same-day-plane-ticket to another country
  29. Eat a colorful meal at Oslo Raw
  30. Go on a cruise (combine Caribbean and USA)
  31. Walk the Coastal Path in Stavern
  32. Make a wish at the Trevi fountain in Rome
  33. Ride a gondola through the canals of Venice
  34. Serve in the military (Completed the mandatory military service in the Royal Norwegain Air Force, 2008-2009)
  35. Shoot with a weapon
  36. Go on a safari in Africa
  37. Visit Sri Lanka
  38. Take the train from Ella – Kandy
  39. Sip tea in the plantations of Sri Lanka
  40. Chill in a hammock with a colorful drink and do absolutely nothing
  41. Visit Hawaii
  42. Visit Australia
  43. Visit Svalbard (Worked there in 2018)
  44. Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge
  45. Go swimming at Bondi Beach
  46. Swim in the Bondi Saltwater Pool
  47. Walk the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Trail
  48. Sail in the Whitsundays
  49. Drive on the other side of the road
  50. See the Acropolis, Athens
  51. Go island hopping in Greece (I’ve been to Paros, anti-Paros, Naxos, Paxos, Crete, Rhodos, and Kos)
  52. Go backpacking in Asia
  53. Create a Asia Bucketlist before traveling
  54. Walk on a suspension bridge
  55. Ride a tuk-tuk
  56. Hold/feed a monkey
  57. Get a Thai massage
  58. Visit a Buddhist temple
  59. Eat tons of delicious street-food
  60. Rent a private long tail boat
  61. See a monk (and kindly ask for a picture)
  62. Try snorkeling/diving in Koh Thao
  63. Spend the night at Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok
  64. Visit a floating market in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
  65. Volunteer at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  66. Release a lantern at the Loi Krathong festival in Thailand
  67. Visit a local farmers market
  68. Be “held” by the Golden Bridge, Vietnam
  69. Have dinner & drinks at a rooftop bar in Bangkok
  70. Watch the sunset in Oia, Santorini
  71. Walk on a black sand beach
  72. Visit New England in the fall (transition between fall & summer)
  73. Eat a lobster-roll from a local crab shack in New England
  74. See the fall foliage in New England
  75. Become an organ donor
  76. Go on a road trip in Norway
  77. Go on a road trip in the U.S.
  78. Do a self-guided tour in a city
  79. Order room service
  80. Make homemade ice cream
  81. Make homemade apple cider
  82. Jam to the music at Coachella
  83. Jam to the music at Stavernfestivalen
  84. Jam to the music at the Flying Dutch
  85. Jam to the music at Fjordfesten
  86. Jam to the music at Verven Festivalen
  87. Dance on a bar
  88. Get backstage at an concert and meet a famous artist
  89. Learn to knit a pair of wool socks
  90. Learn to knit a sweater
  91. Visit a national park
  92. Go on an girls trip abroad (been to several and will do many more in the future!)
  93. Invite my girlfriends on a sleepover
  94. Make new friends
  95. Meet an online friend in person
  96. Re-connect with an old friend
  97. Make a friendship scrapbook photo album
  98. Surprise visit a friend I haven’t seen in a long time
  99. Have a crazy night out with good friends
  100. Dance on the bar
  101. Visit a cat cafe (Cats & coffee are the best combo!)
  102. Go on a trip abroad with my mom and sister
  103. Go on a vacation in the U.S. with Fee and TK
  104. Head back to GF and have a good time “for old times sake”
  105. Create a “little street library” in my hometown
  106. Attend a book signing with a favorite author and buy a copy
  107. Host, join and/or participate in a book club
  108. Read a book before the movie
  109. Read a book in a day
  110. Read one book a week for a year
  111. Become a DELTA Gold Medallion SkyMiles Member
  112. Visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site in Norway
  113. Visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world
  114. Meet the indigenous population of Norway
  115. Experience the “southern hospitality” in the U.S.
  116. Drive Highway One from San Diego – San Francisco
  117. Fly a helicopter (in the Air Force)
  118. Spend the night at a local bed & breakfast in the U.S.
  119. Spend the night in a castle
  120. Spend in the night in a water-villa
  121. Spend the night is a hostel
  122. Spend the night in a tree-house
  123. Go skinny-dipping
  124. Hike between the colorful villages in the Cinque Terre, Italy
  125. Eat gelato in Italy
  126. Italian food Bucketlist; pesto, Parmesan, tiramisu, raviolli, carbonara, foccacia and Italian meat & cheeses.
  127. Cruise along the banks of Lake Como
  128. Visit Duomo di Milano (the Milan Cathedral)
  129. Visit the Colosseum
  130. Do the “Italian Aperitivo”
  131. Ride a gondola in Venice
  132. Visit the Amalfi Coast
  133. Swim in the crystal clear water of Sardinia
  134. Savor Lake Tahoe’s unspoiled beauty
  135. Celebrate Halloween in the USA
  136. Overlook Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory
  137. Eat street-tacos from a food truck in California
  138. Go rollerblading at Venice Beach
  139. Enjoy wine-tasting and good food in Sonoma
  140. Whale watching in Monterey Bay
  141. Go swimming at Miami Beach
  142. Take a food truck tour of LA = fusion food capital of the world!
  143. Eat Mexican Food in the Mission District, SF
  144. Celebrate new years eve in another country
  145. Celebrate Christmas in another country
  146. Celebrate my birthday in another country
  147. Rent a house/villa with a private pool
  148. Have my nude body artistically painted
  149. Volunteer in a third-world country
  150. Try house-sitting
  151. Travel solo
  152. Go to the movies solo
  153. Go to a restaurant solo
  154. Go strawberry picking and make strawberry jam
  155. Go apple picking and make apple jam & apple cake
  156. Go berry picking and make lingonberry/blueberry jam
  157. Try couch surfing
  158. Swim in the Dead Sea
  159. Swim in a waterfall
  160. Visit the Auschwitz & Birkenau Consentration camps
  161. Swim with dolphins in their natural habitat
  162. Swim with sea turtles in their natural habitat
  163. Release baby turtles into the ocean
  164. Cook a traditional dish from a different culture
  165. Be a foodie in Mathallen, Oslo
  166. Eat a meal from a food truck
  167. Attend a local food festival
  168. Complete a cooking class
  169. Go on a food tour
  170. Create your own personal recipe book
  171. Make fresh pasta
  172. Make fresh pesto
  173. Make Dutch oven bread
  174. Toss pizza dough in the air
  175. Cook every dish in a cookbook
  176. Learn to eat with chopsticks
  177. Enjoy dinner & a show at Wallmanns
  178. Learn a good bartending trick
  179. Order something completely different on the menu
  180. Order the most expensive thing on the menu
  181. Experience afternoon tea in England
  182. Eat pasta and drink wine in Italy
  183. Eat tapas and drink san miguel in Spain
  184. Eat gyros and drink mythos in Greece
  185. Eat tacos and drink corona in Mexico
  186. Eat pad Thai with rice noodles in Thailand
  187. Eat croissants and drink coffee in France
  188. Eat curry in Sri Lanka
  189. Eat a great steak in Argentina
  190. Eat a meal prepared by a celebrity chef
  191. Pick fresh fruit from a tree and eat it
  192. Take a professional cocktail making class
  193. Sleep in an iglo at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resport in Finland
  194. Leave a 100 % tip for someone who deserves it
  195. Try parangliding
  196. Ride a jet-ski
  197. Create my own signature dish
  198. Create my own signature drink
  199. Learn to surf
  200. Learn a new language (Duolingo is a perfect place to start!)
  201. See the Northern Lights
  202. See the Midnight Sun
  203. See Alexander the Great statute in Skople, Macedonia
  204. Visit the heart and soul of Skopje – the Old Bazar
  205. See a koala in their natural habitat
  206. See a kangaroo in their natural habitat
  207. Ride a snowmobile
  208. Go dog-sledding
  209. Walk barefoot for a whole day
  210. Visit a museum of interest
  211. Visit a stave church
  212. Try indoor skydiving
  213. Try crossfit
  214. Jump of a cliff
  215. Fly a private jet
  216. Meet a celebrity
  217. Meet your favorite blogger
  218. Be in the audience of a TV-show
  219. Live in NYC for a month and get to know the city like a local
  220. Party on a NYC rooftop
  221. Read a book at the NYC Public Library
  222. Visit the Ground Zero memorial
  223. Find the best coffee shop in New York City
  224. Visit Brooklyn Flea Market
  225. Visit Grand Central Station
  226. Walk across Brooklyn Bridge
  227. Take in the views of NYC from Top of the Rock
  228. Walk the High Line with a take-away ice coffee
  229. Stay in the Plaza Hotel around Christmas time
  230. Attend a free yoga session in a New York City park
  231. Have a picnic in Central Park
  232. Go on a bike ride in Central Park
  233. Vacay in the Hampton’s
  234. Fly a trapeze through Trapeze School New York
  235. Become a certified spin/mindfulness instructor
  236. Try stand-up paddle boarding
  237. Attend a relax retreat (wellness, food, SPA and relaxation)
  238. Spend a full day at the SPA
  239. Have a fish pedicure
  240. Take a mud bath
  241. Be portrayed in the media for something I’m proud of
  242. Fly first class on an international flight
  243. Become debt free
  244. Buy my first home alone
  245. Buy my dream home in Stavern (long term goal)
  246. Buy my dream car
  247. Buy a cabin in the Norwegian mountains
  248. Invest in property abroad
  249. Buy something from an auction
  250. Make a a large purchase with only cash
  251. Develop a passion project & transform it into a business
  252. Start investing money wisely (ask a financial advisor for help)
  253. Pay off my credit cards
  254. Save 20 000,- in my emergency savings account
  255. Save 10 000,- in my vacation account
  256. Pay off my student loans
  257. Earn six figures
  258. Be a self-made millionaire
  259. Go to college abroad
  260. Graduate from college (UND class of 2013 with a degree in Criminal Justice studies!)
  261. Create a passive income
  262. Try a new profession
  263. Start a non-profit organization
  264. Go to graduate school/take courses to further my education
  265. Land my dream job
  266. Start my own business
  267. Have my own business card
  268. Have my own office space
  269. Be a brand ambassador
  270. Sell something online
  271. Invent something
  272. Build a community of like-minded people
  273. Complete a research project I’m passionate about
  274. Connect/work with past teachers/professors
  275. Attend a conference/networking event
  276. Attend a public speaking event
  277. Take advantage of a free online class/course
  278. Be invited as a speaker at a public speaking event
  279. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger
  280. Publish my own fill-in-Bucketlist book
  281. Get paid to travel
  282. Go on a roadtrip in the USA (we drove from ND-FL)
  283. Experience an American college keg party
  284. Experience crazy spring-break in the U.S.
  285. Be someone’s mentor
  286. Collect money for a good cause
  287. Hold a management position
  288. Receive a fan letter for making a difference in someones life
  289. Be on the cover of a magazine
  290. Be interviewed in a podcast
  291. Pay for a strangers coffee
  292. Make “just because” gifts for your friends because they deserve it
  293. Buy lunch to a homeless person
  294. Climb the Pulpit Rock
  295. Climb Galdhøpiggen
  296. Climb Gaustadtoppen
  297. Tour a beer/cider brewery
  298. Brew your own beer/cider
  299. Get in good shape (where I’m comfortable!)
  300. Manage to do 10 hand-standing push-ups
  301. Complete a 7 day detox cleanse
  302. Learn to meditate
  303. Complete the “30 days of yoga with Adriene
  304. Walk 10 000 steps for 30 consecutive days
  305. Do 50 squats per day for 30 days
  306. Do a color run
  307. Do a 30×30 challenge (30 minutes activity for 30 days)
  308. Attend a mindful meditation silent day retreat
  309. Try a booth camp class
  310. Try soul-cycle
  311. Try Pilates
  312. Try kickboxing
  313. Take a self-defense class
  314. Climb a rock wall
  315. Work out with a personal trainer
  316. Participate in an obstacle race
  317. Try whitewater rafting
  318. Play tennis just for fun
  319. Make my own body scrub
  320. Find the perfect banana bread recipe
  321. Find the perfect green juice recipe
  322. Find the perfect Sangria recipe
  323. Find the perfect smoothie bowl recipe
  324. Find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe
  325. Remodel an old piece of furniture
  326. Finish a fun DIY project
  327. Participate in a bike race
  328. Take a photography class
  329. Shop at the Rose Bowl flea market in Los Angeles
  330. Attend a black-tie event
  331. Attend a movie premiere
  332. Attend a gallery opening
  333. Attend a masquerade ball
  334. Attend a gay pride event
  335. Attend a day-drinking party
  336. Attend a white/black party
  337. See Taylor Swift live
  338. Buy a national costume (Vestfold Bunad)
  339. Grow an herb garden at home
  340. Grow a vegetable garden at home
  341. Grow something from a seed
  342. Build a walk-in-closet in my new apartment
  343. Create the perfect bar-cart for my apartment
  344. Paint some art for my living room
  345. Send an anonymous gift to someone who deserves it
  346. Gamle in Las Vegas
  347. Find the perfect designer bag
  348. Find the perfect pair of shoes
  349. Find the perfect pair of jeans
  350. Find the perfect dress
  351. Find the perfect bikini
  352. Find my signature scent
  353. Own Tiffany Jewelry
  354. Buy a cute outfit at a second hand store
  355. Go shopping with a personal shopper
  356. Dress up fancy and go somewhere just for fun
  357. Get a hot-stone massage
  358. Get a foot massage
  359. Get a manicure and pedicure
  360. Get a blow-out
  361. Get a facial
  362. Get a Brazilian wax
  363. Create the perfect morning routine
  364. Create the perfect bedtime routine
  365. Try arctic sauna and ice swimming
  366. Have a SPA day at home
  367. Do a complete make over (hair, body and style)
  368. See a dermatologist for skin care treatments and products
  369. Go skinny dipping in the sea
  370. Have a professional photo shoot
  371. Create a gratitude journal jar
  372. Experience weightlessness
  373. Take a one week vacation by yourself
  374. Visit 10 new restaurants
  375. Read 10 memoirs
  376. Read 10 books
  377. See 10 documentaries
  378. See 10 movies
  379. Watch 52 films in 52 weeks
  380. Go to a drive-in movie theater
  381. Have a movie marathon
  382. Have an outdoor picnic
  383. Volunteer for a cause I’m passionate about (HOHV)
  384. Treat my parents to a well deserved dinner
  385. Treat my parents to a well deserved trip abroad
  386. Pay off my parents debt
  387. Travel to surprise visit someone
  388. Go on a date
  389. Go on a double date
  390. Go on a date in another country
  391. Invite someone out
  392. Have a one night stand
  393. Have a new years eve kiss
  394. Fall in love and be happy again
  395. Hike a new trail
  396. No shopping for a month
  397. No alcohol for a month
  398. No sugar for a month
  399. No coffee for a month
  400. Go vegetarian for a week
  401. Go vegan for a week
  402. Eat a meal at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant
  403. Have breakfast in bed
  404. Hand write a letter to a good friend
  405. Hand write a letter to someone special
  406. Hand write a nice note and leave on a strangers windshield
  407. Complete the “Sell 100 things in 2022” challenge
  408. Eat a meal cooked by a famous chef
  409. Extract honey from a bee hive
  410. Stay in a 5 star hotel (Mexico, 2013)
  411. Eat a meal in a Michelin restaurant
  412. Participate in a trivia
  413. Book a staycation Farris Bad SPA Hotel
  414. Go camping
  415. Go glamping
  416. Sleep under the stars
  417. Prepare an entire meal on a bonfire
  418. Have an outdoor bonfire night with good friends
  419. Sleep outside in a hammock
  420. Go on a cabin trip in the Norwegian mountains
  421. Make s’mores over a campfire
  422. Throw an epic theme party
  423. Party in a private VIP booth in a night club
  424. Leave a club or bar as the sun is rising
  425. Attend a unique small town event
  426. Read a book on the New York Bestseller List
  427. Get a tattoo
  428. Try zip-lining (Down Holmenkollen skijump)
  429. See a volcano (hike all the way to the top)
  430. Visit Fee and Gie in the U.S.
  431. Visit Yasmine in Indonesia
  432. Visit Millie in England/Rwanda
  433. Visit Heather, Evelyn and Gigi in the Netherlands
  434. Have dinner & drinks at a rooftop bar
  435. Host a “friendsgiving” dinner
  436. Host a game night
  437. Host a Christmas party
  438. Host a fall inspired dinner
  439. Host a “boozy brunch”
  440. Host a family reunion
  441. Host a reunion with friends from college
  442. Host a Halloween party
  443. Carve pumpkins for Halloween
  444. Decorate my home for Halloween
  445. Dress up for Halloween
  446. Celebrate Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts
  447. See a musical
  448. See a live TED-talk
  449. See a Broadway show
  450. See a Las Vegas show
  451. Try plogging
  452. Adopt a rescue animal (kitty cat ❤ )
  453. Visit one of the eight wonders of the world
  454. Take a sabbatical vacation from work
  455. Invite friends over for a backyard barbecue
  456. Invite friends over for an outdoor movie night
  457. Invite friends over for day-drinking
  458. Eat breakfast with Giraffes at the Giraffe Manor
  459. Send a care-package to someone going through a tough time
  460. Send flowers to someone going through a tough time
  461. Spend a rainy day watching movies in pj’s
  462. Say “yes” to something I normally wouldn’t do
  463. Meet the indigenous population of Norway
  464. Try pole-dancing
  465. Display a year of your life in pictures (365 pictures in an album)
  466. Visit a nude beach
  467. Go night swimming
  468. Go bowling
  469. Go ice skating
  470. Go horseback riding
  471. Crash a wedding
  472. Ride a limousine
  473. Go celebrity hunting in Malibu, CA
  474. Celebrate a local holiday
  475. Have a swap-meat with girlfriends (swap clothes)
  476. Relax in a natural hot spring
  477. Watch a sunrise & sunset in the same day
  478. Go to a shooting range and shoot with a weapon
  479. Take a cool jumping picture
  480. Visit a mosque
  481. Visit a cathedral
  482. See Big Ben, London
  483. Go treasure hunting at Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill
  484. Float in the dead sea
  485. Have a professional photo shoot (just for fun)
  486. Finish a crossword puzzle without cheating
  487. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  488. Jump into a pool fully clothed
  489. Rent a place through AirBnb
  490. Fly in a hot air balloon
  491. Do the Hollywood Sign hike
  492. Have a nutritious smoothie at Sunlife Organics
  493. Go on a canoe/kayaking trip
  494. Have a pen pal
  495. Celebrate my 35th birthday like no other!
  496. Be in two places at once
  497. See a dragshow
  498. Create a fun vision board for your future
  499. Make a recipe with random fridge leftovers
  500. Throw someone a surprise party
  501. Ride a jet-ski
  502. Eat a meal with locals while traveling
  503. Sign a petition
  504. Start a petition
  505. Drive on Autobahn
  506. Write a list over everything I’m grateful for
  507. Master the art of self confidence
  508. Go on a bike ride outside
  509. Spend a night at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel
  510. Take a photography class
  511. Visit a nearby historical monument
  512. Create a library at home for free (only free books)
  513. Take a bath with bubbles & reality TV
  514. Spend the night at Britannia hotel in Trondheim
  515. Do something crazy and out of character
  516. Take in samba dancing and party vibes in the carnival in Brazil
  517. Have a home gym
  518. Enjoy Happy Hour at Henry’s in LA
  519. Take a vow of silence for a day
  520. Have a “me day” where I do and buy whatever I want all day
  521. Go to a huge sporting event
  522. Visit the European Christmas markets
  523. See a polo bear
  524. See penguins in their natural habitat
  525. Bundle up in front of the fire with a blanket, hot cocoa and a book
  526. Do a wine & paint class with girlfriends
  527. Spend the night in a glass container (literally!)
  528. See the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower at night
  529. Experience the true Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  530. Have fun in the heights at Høyt & Lavt
  531. Rent bikes on the Koster Islands in Sweden
  532. Have fun at after-ski
  533. Try cupping
  534. Rent a lake house in Minnesota with friends from college
  535. Visit the Minnesota State Fair
  536. Visit Charleston, SC
  537. Ride a bike on Sullivans Island, SC
  538. Stay on a houseboat in the Netherlands
  539. See the tulips bloom in Keukenhof
  540. Ride a bike like a local in the Netherlands
  541.  Experience the madness of Red Light District, Amsterdam
  542. Visit Rotterdam Markthall
  543. Try stroopwaffles (Dutch specialty)
  544. Ride a boat on the canals in the Netherlands
  545. Build a capsule wardrobe with quality pieces
  546. Try zip-lining in Costa Rica
  547. Extend an invite to someone who is alone on Christmas eve
  548. Create a Bucketlist with your best friend
  549. Visit a mosque
  550. End goal – finish this Bucketlist before I die!

Countries visited so far (19); Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Turkey, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Greece, Macedonia, USA, Mexico, Canada, Cyprus, and Poland.

Do you have your own Bucketlist? 🙂

2 responses to “My Bucketlist! 📝”

  1. Hi Rebecca! This is a very extensive and inspiring bucket list! I have a couple of common items with you, which made me realize that my bucket list are just scattered inside my brain. Perhaps I can also list them down like this just how you did it. Good luck! Following your blog now and cheering for you as you achieve them one by one! 🙂


    • Hi Sher, and thanks so much for this wonderful comment! I’m glad my Bucketlist is giving you some inspiration to scramble it down on a piece of paper, it’s definitely the best decision I made! 📝 I’ll be making sure to check out your site and tag along on your adventure! 📸😊


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