#385: Swim in a Great White Shark Cage

Gansbaai, South Africa Swimming in a great white shark cage has been a dream of mine for quite some time. I went in my first tiger shark cage when I visited Hawaii in 2005. I was hooked. I knew I … Continue reading

#382, 383 and 384: Cross the Equator, Go to Africa, Go to Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa Holy bucket list Batman, I completed THREE goals on one post! Granted, I could write about each one of these individually, but they go hand in hand. I could cross the equator going somewhere else, but … Continue reading

#376: Swim with Whale Sharks

Location: La Paz, Mexico Whale sharks are not exactly whales, and not exactly sharks, which can cause some confusion when I tell someone I’m going to go swim with a whale shark. A whale shark is a slow moving filter … Continue reading

#317: Snorkel in La Jolla Cove

LOCATION: La Jolla, California This post is part of my San Diego/San Francisco trip series. La Jolla Cove is a beach in La Jolla, San Diego. It is pretty small for the area, but is known as the “jewel” of … Continue reading

#310: Hike Denali National Park

LOCATION: DenaliNational Park, Denali, Alaska This post is part of my Alaska Trip Series. DenaliNational   Park is a preserve over 6 million acres. Its main attraction is Mr. McKinley (Denali), the tallest mountain in North America. The Denali habitat … Continue reading

#306: Go to Alaska

LOCATION: Anchorage, Girdwood, Seward, MatanuskaValley, Denali, Alaska This post is part of my Alaska Trip Series. This is the beginning of the series. May 25, 2013: After 11 hours flying, I had finally arrived. The flight into Anchorage was probably … Continue reading

Before the List was Made

When I created my list, I realized that I had done a lot of things in my life that are worth accomplishing. My list therefore contains items that are worth noting that I have completed, regardless of the age, as well as things that I hope to complete sometime in my life. I hope this list inspires people into doing things that they hope to accomplish because nobody should have the threat of dying before they decide to fully live. My list continues to grow all the time, and I always welcome suggestions for other great bucket list items!

Here are the items that I’ve done already that are definitely bucket list worthy.

#169: Go Trail Riding (Sedona) – 2010

#168: Hike in Sedona Arizona – 2010

#167: See a Blue Moon (Virginia Beach) – 2010

#166: Experience a Blizzard (Williamsburg) – 2010

#165: See Dane Cook Live (Norfolk) – 2009

#164: See an Amazing Concert – Andrew McMahon (DC) – 2009

#163: Travel to San Antonio and Go on the Riverwalk – 2009

#162: Eat a Chicago Pizza – 2009

#161: Get a Drink from the 95th Floor at the John Hancock Building (Chicago) – 2009

#160: Go to Millennium Park in Chicago – 2009

#159: Go to the Sear’s Tower and into the Skybox – 2009

#158: Go to Chicago – 2009

#157: Go on a Zip Line (Charlotte) – 2009

#156: Go on a Girls Only Getaway (Charlotte) – 2009

#155: Go Deep Sea Fishing (Nags Head) – 2009

#154: See the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington – 2009

#153: Ride a Segway (DC) – 2009

#152: See the White House – 2009

#151: Eat Sushi (Virginia Beach) – 2009

#150: Walk Across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver – 2008

#149: Travel to Vancouver – 2008

#148: Go to the Space Needle (Seattle) – 2008

#147: Go to Pike’s Place Market in Seattle – 2008

#146: Go to Seattle – 2008

#145: Swim with Dolphins (Key Largo) – 2008

#144: Dive During a Hurricane (Key Largo) – 2008

#143: Dive in the Florida Keys (Key Largo) – 2008

#142: Go to the Florida Keys – 2008

#141: Go Wine Tasting (Williamsburg) – 2008

#140: Go Whale Watching (Virginia Beach) – 2008

#139: Smoke a Cigar (Virginia Beach) – 2008

#138: Go White Water Rafting (Charlotte) – 2008

#137: Go to the White Water Rafting Center in Charlotte – 2008

#136: Attend a Wedding (Atlanta) – 2008

#135: Experience -10 Degree Weather – (Denver) – 2008

#134: Go Snowmobiling (Denver) – 2008

#133: Go Indoor Skydiving (Denver) – 2008

#132: Ski in Colorado – 2008

#131: Go to the Coors Brewery (Denver) – 2008

#130: Go Snow Tubing (Denver) – 2008

#129: Travel to Colorado – 2008

#128: Learn to Play Poker (Virginia Beach) – 2008

#127: Turn 25 (Virginia Beach) – 2007

#126: Travel to Tijuana Mexico – 2007

#125: Attend a Navy SEAL Graduation in Coronado CA – 2007

#124: Go to the San Diego Zoo – 2007

#123: Go to San Diego – 2007

#122: Get Scuba Certified – 2007

#121: Sit in a Hot Tub in Snowy Weather (Minnesota) – 2007

#120: Go to a Vikings Game (Minnesota) – 2007

#119: Attend a Professional Football Game (Minnesota Vikings) – 2007

#118: Go to Orlando as an adult – 2006

#117: See the Today Show Live (NYC) – 2006

#116: Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge – 2006

#115: Go to the Statue of Liberty – 2006

#114: Eat a NYC Pizza (NYC) – 2006

#113: Go to Central Park – 2006

#112: Ride a NYC Subway – 2006

#111: Go to the Empire State Building – 2006

#110: Learn to Rock Climb (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#109: Go Camping in a Tent (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#108: Ride a Jetski (Lake Gaston) – 2006

#107: Play a Round of Golf (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#106: Have a Picnic (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#105: Ride a Motorcycle (Virginia Beach) – 2006

#104: Attend a Professional Hockey Game (Minnesota Wild) – 2006

#103: Go Sledding (Minnesota) – 2006

#102: Walk on a Frozen Lake (Minnesota) – 2006

#101: Make a Snow Angel (Minnesota) – 2006

#100: Learn to Ski (Wintergreen VA) – 2005

#99: Drive a Boat (Virginia Beach) – 2005

#98: Buy a House (Virginia Beach) – 2005

#97: Get a Professional Job (Va Pilot, Norfolk) – 2005

#96: Go to the Mall of America (Minnesota) – 2005

#95: Go to Minnesota – 2005

#94: Experience a Life Changing Event (Shark Cage, Hawaii) – 2005

#93: Discover What Makes Me Happy (Travel & Adventure, Hawaii) – 2005

#92: Go Parasailing (Hawaii) – 2005

#91: See the Black Sand Beach in Maui – 2005

#90: Go Inside a Lava Tube (Maui) – 2005

#89: See the Red Sand Beach in Maui – 2005

#88: Hike Diamond Head (Hawaii) – 2005

#87: Go to the Pearl Harbor Memorial (Hawaii) – 2005

#86: See an Amazing Sunrise (Mt Haleakalā, Hawaii) – 2005

#85: Hike in a Rainforest (Hawaii) – 2005

#84: Stand on top of a Volcano (Hawaii) – 2005

#83: Travel the Road to Hana in Maui – 2005

#82: Swim with Sharks (Hawaii) – 2005

#81: Snorkel in Hanauma Bay (Hawaii) – 2005

#80: Relax on a U.S. Island for a Week (Hawaii) – 2005

#79: Go to Hawaii – 2005

#78: Get a College Degree (ODU, Norfolk) – 2005

#77: Learn to Scrapbook (Virginia Beach) – 2004

#76: Sit on Carrie’s Stoop from Sex and the City (NYC) – 2004

#75: Lose 50lbs and keep it off (Virginia Beach) – 2004

#74: Live at the Beach (Virginia Beach) – 2004

#73: Paint Something Beautiful (Virginia Beach) – 2004

#72: Attend the First Flight Centennial in Nags Head – 2003

#71: Adopt a Pet (Daisy the Beagle, Virginia Beach) – 2003

#70: Go to DC – 2003

#69: Learn to Cook & Bake (Virginia Beach) – 2002

#68: Go to Nags Head – 2002

#67: Hold a Snake (Norfolk) – 2002

#66: Own a Chameleon (Norfolk) – 2002

#65: Join a Sorority (Pi Beta Phi, Norfolk) – 2002

#64: Meet a CIA Agent (Norfolk) – 2002

#63: Meet a FBI Agent (Norfolk) – 2002

#62: Witness a Deadly Accident (Norfolk) – 2002

#61: Learn Astronomy (Norfolk) – 2001

#60: Get a Body Piercing (Norfolk) – 2001

#59: Live in the College Dorms (Norfolk) – 2001

#58: Graduate High School (Tabb High, Yorktown) – 2001

#57: Do Fake Sumo Wrestling (Yorktown) – 2001

#56: Break a Bone (Finger, Yorktown) – 2001

#55: Get Engaged (Yorktown) – 2001

#54: Go to Times Square (NYC) – 2000

#53: Go to the World Trade Center (NYC) – 2000

#52: See a Broadway Show in NYC (The Lion King) – 2000

#51: Go to NYC – 2000

#50: Read a Book in One Day (Destin, FL) – 2000

#49: Watch Turtles Hatch and Run to the Ocean (Destin, FL) – 2000

#48: Become a Vegetarian (Yorktown) – 2000

#47: Drive Across Country (AZ-VA) – 1998

#46: Learn to Drive (Tucson) – 1998

#45: Learn to Develop Film (Tucson) – 1996

#44: Learn Photography (Tucson) – 1996

#43: Learn Calligraphy (Tucson) – 1996

#42: Drink Water from a Saguaro (Tucson) – 1996

#41: Ride in a Limo (Tucson) – 1996

#40: Come Face to Face with a Coyote (Tucson) – 1996

#39: Meet Someone Famous (Tucson) – 1996

#38: Cope with Mom’s Breast Cancer (Tucson) – 1996

#37: Learn to Horseback Ride (Scottsdale) – 1995

#36: Create a Website (Tucson) – 1995

#35: Restore and Drive a Classic Car (64 1/2 Mustang, Tucson) – 1995

#34: Go to LA and Shop on Rodeo Drive (LA) – 1995

#33: Go to the Four Corners (AZ, UT, NV, CO) – 1995

#32: Participate in a Native American Dance (Tucson) – 1994

#31: Watch a Swarm of Bats Leave a Cave (Carlsbad, New Mexico) – 1994

#30: Go to Carlsbad Caverns (New Mexico) – 1994

#29: Cut Open a Geode (Arizona) – 1994

#28: See the Painted Desert (Arizona) – 1994

#27: See the Petrified Forest (Arizona) – 1994

#26: Go to the Grand Canyon (Arizona) – 1994

#25: Go to Mexico – 1994

#24: See an Amazing Sunset (Arizona) – 1993

#23: Experience Extreme Heat (117 Degrees, Tucson) – 1993

#22: Go to Universal Studios (Orlando) – 1993

#21: Act in a Play (Tampa) – 1992

#20: Experience a Hurricane (Tampa) – 1992

#19: Experience a Tornado (Tampa) – 1992

#18: Go to Sea World (Orlando) – 1991

#17: Attend a Professional Baseball Game (Atlanta Braves, Atlanta) – 1990

#16: Go to Atlanta – 1990

#15: Collect Ocean Coral (Hampton) – 1989

#14: Make a Snowman (Hampton) – 1988

#13: Learn to Draw (Hampton) – 1988

#12: Learn to Play the Piano (Hampton) – 1997

#11: Dance Competitively (Hampton) – 1987

#10: Go to the Circus (Hampton) – 1986

#9: Fly a Kite (Hampton) – 1986

#8: Experience a Tsunami (Hawaii) – 1985

#7: Experience a Volcano Eruption (Hawaii) – 1985

#6: Attend a Luau (Hawaii) – 1985

#5: Swim in the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii) – 1984

#4: Swim in the Atlantic Ocean (Hawaii) – 1983

#3: Go to Disney World (Orlando) – 1983

#2: Fly in a Plane (VA to HI) – 1982

#1: Experience Military Life (VA, HI, FL, AZ) – 1982-2001