My Bucketlist! 📝

Last updated; June 10th, 2022

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

Countries visited so far (20); Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Turkey, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Greece, Macedonia, USA, Mexico, Canada, Cyprus, Poland and Italy.

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! 🙂

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    • 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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