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2015 Bucket List

2015 Bucket List

We are all capable of astounding things. On my 2015 bucket list, I want to learn more, push the limits, develop new skills and enhance old ones. I want my life to be a magnificent story. I want my daily life to be better than my dreams. Every year, I create a list that seems completely unrealistic. Then, I start crossing things off and before I know it, I’m half way done. It gives me the push to continue. It isn’t about crossing off every item; it’s more about pushing limits and dreaming about the possibilities.

Here’s my 2015 bucket list (The highlighted items have been completed):

  1. Visit Argentina
  2. Visit Legoland with Athena
  3. Sail to Antarctica
  4. Go Canyoning
  5. Visit Chamarel Seven Colored Earth
  6. Cage dive with great white sharks
  7. Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
  8. Visit my family in Canada
  9. Visit Uganda
  10. See a hippo in the wild
  11. Take Athena to Knott’s Soak City
  12. Be part of the sailing crew on tall ship Bark Europa
  13. Swim in Antarctica
  14. Visit Tel Aviv
  15. Go to Bwindi National Park
  16. Go Chimpanzee Trekking
  17. Visit the most southern city in the world
  18. Stay at Loews Hotel in San Diego
  19. Hike Sari Sari Falls & Emerald Pool, Dominica
  20. See polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba
  21. Snorkel Champagne Reef
  22. Explore a new resort in Mexico
  23. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site
  24. Take Athena on her first camping trip
  25. Swim with whale sharks in the ocean
  26. Bring Athena to a new country
  27. Go to a spa with Athena 
  28. Visit Jerusalem
  29. Let Athena slide on a water slide
  30. Hike an active volcano
  31. Visit Mauritius
  32. Sail the Drake Passage
  33. See Cape Horn
  34. Visit Dominica
  35. Buy a house in California
  36. See penguins in their natural habitat
  37. Camp at Fundy National Park
  38. Go Gorilla Trekking
  39. Take Athena to a horse ranch
  40. Teach Athena to swim
  41. Float in the Dead Sea
  42. Hike Trafalgar Falls, Dominica
  43. Stay at an Outrigger hotel
  44. Take Athena to Magic Mountain, Moncton, New Brunswick
  45. Visit Phuket, Thailand
  46. Stay at Hard Rock Cancun
  47. Take Athena to the New Children’s Museum in San Diego
  48. See The Lion King Musical
  49. Bring Athena to the new Frozen section at Disney California Adventure
  50. Stay at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach

2015 Bucket List - Gorilla Trekking in UgandaWhat’s on your 2015 bucket list? Share at least one item below and encourage others to make their dreams a reality. 

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33 thoughts on “2015 Bucket List

  1. Melissa Woodring says:

    This is such an awesome bucket list and I love how much you’ve completed so far!

    My list includes:

    1. Focus on healing my back injury (do my rehab exercises consistently, visit more specialists, etc. – focus on the improvements not the cost)
    2. Be able to work out comfortably again (running, lifting, yoga, pilates, boxing, etc.)
    3. Take my dog, Sasha, on an adventurous new hike (local or otherwise)
    4. Gain a following on my new Blog and Facebook page – MazingMelissa
    5. Inspire people through lifestyle, beauty, fitness, travel, and more
    6. Buy a plane ticket to Hawaii (Since one of my best friends is moving there this summer)
    7. Learn a new skill (coding or enhance my photography skills)
    8. Create and follow a budget (to take eliminate things like eating out too much and allow for more travel opportunities)
    9. Clean and fully redecorate my apartment
    10. Go camping
    11. Reunite with some family members
    12. Practice better weekly cleaning habits
    13. Study to become better at my new job
    14. Begin reading for pleasure again
    15. Save up to independently travel out of the country for my 25th birthday (April 2015)

    1. Lesley says:

      Great bucket list!

      I hope you have complete success with your rehab.

      Did you make it out of the country for your birthday? I was thinking about you today so I thought I’d ask.

      🙂

  2. wilbur says:

    Wow, that is an impressive bucket list! I like your attitude.

    My list is far more modest, if only work and mortgages did not get in the way!

    I have visited Iceland (sadly no Northern Lights so that’s still to do), have been to the Milan football derby, stayed in my first AirBnB (highly recommended), stayed in Montmartre (again!!) & saw ballet in La Scala.

    Highlights to come – driving in Normandy & Brittany (next week, hurrah!), having my first travel book published (very soon), taking my wife to Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand), visiting Angkor Wat, New York in December, going to a Jazz Festival (Chaka Khan, Nena Cherry and lots more) and seeing Paul Weller play.

    Wilbur

    1. Lesley says:

      I’d love to hear about your visit to Normandy & Brittany. 🙂 Did you post about it? Did you accomplish more of your bucket list items as well? You have great goals. I look forward to reading more. 🙂

  3. wilbur says:

    Wow, that is an impressive bucket list! I like your attitude.

    My list is far more modest, if only work and mortgages did not get in the way!

    I have visited Iceland (sadly no Northern Lights so that’s still to do), have been to the Milan football derby, stayed in my first AirBnB (highly recommended), stayed in Montmartre (again!!) & saw ballet in La Scala.

    Highlights to come – driving in Normandy & Brittany (next week, hurrah!), having my first travel book published (very soon), taking my wife to Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand), visiting Angkor Wat, New York in December, going to a Jazz Festival (Chaka Khan, Nena Cherry and lots more) and seeing Paul Weller play.

    Wilbur

    1. Lesley says:

      I’d love to hear about your visit to Normandy & Brittany. 🙂 Did you post about it? Did you accomplish more of your bucket list items as well? You have great goals. I look forward to reading more. 🙂

  4. Dana says:

    I am in absolute awe of you list! And I REALLY want to go Gorilla Trekking!!!! How is the house hunting going?

    1. Lesley says:

      Hi Dana,

      Gorilla trekking in Uganda was one of the greatest adventures of my life. While I was in Uganda, I also went chimpanzee trekking, saw tree-climbing lions, went on a safari, saw hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles and buffalo in the wild and hike a volcano. It is a place filled with unique experiences around every corner. You definitely have to go. Have you been to Africa before?

      The house hunting in complete! We move in on June 30th. I couldn’t be more excited. 🙂

  5. Dana says:

    I am in absolute awe of you list! And I REALLY want to go Gorilla Trekking!!!! How is the house hunting going?

    1. Lesley says:

      Hi Dana,

      Gorilla trekking in Uganda was one of the greatest adventures of my life. While I was in Uganda, I also went chimpanzee trekking, saw tree-climbing lions, went on a safari, saw hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, crocodiles and buffalo in the wild and hike a volcano. It is a place filled with unique experiences around every corner. You definitely have to go. Have you been to Africa before?

      The house hunting in complete! We move in on June 30th. I couldn’t be more excited. 🙂

  6. Inma says:

    Completed #22 in Koh Tao. Highly recommended! 🙂

    1. Lesley says:

      That is one of the only items not scheduled yet for this year. Maybe I will have to look into Koh Tao 🙂

  7. Inma says:

    Completed #22 in Koh Tao. Highly recommended! 🙂

    1. Lesley says:

      That is one of the only items not scheduled yet for this year. Maybe I will have to look into Koh Tao 🙂

  8. Wow. You’re going to get through all of that in 2015!?!

    1. Lesley says:

      All of the highlighted items are already complete. I’ve scheduled 12 more items and I think I have less than a dozen left. It’s all possible 🙂

      Do you have a list for this year?

  9. Wow. You’re going to get through all of that in 2015!?!

    1. Lesley says:

      All of the highlighted items are already complete. I’ve scheduled 12 more items and I think I have less than a dozen left. It’s all possible 🙂

      Do you have a list for this year?

  10. Laura Lynch says:

    I second the shock and awe – how will you get through that list in one year? I would be happy to do all of those things over a 5-year period. You have some really fun and unique experiences on the list. Very adventurous!

  11. Laura Lynch says:

    I second the shock and awe – how will you get through that list in one year? I would be happy to do all of those things over a 5-year period. You have some really fun and unique experiences on the list. Very adventurous!

  12. Lesley says:

    Well, this is all I have left:

    Go Canyoning
    Cage dive with Great White sharks
    Visit my family in Canada
    Hike Sari Sari Falls & Emerald Pool, Dominica
    See polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba
    Snorkel Champagne Reef
    Get PADI certified
    Take Athena on her first camping trip
    Swim with whale sharks in the ocean
    Visit Dominica
    Buy a house in California
    Hike Waitukubuli National Trail
    Take Athena to a horse ranch
    Hike Trafalgar Falls, Dominica
    Water skiing
    Take Athena to Magic Mountain, Moncton, New Brunswick
    Visit Maui
    Take Athena for ski lessons
    Go mountain biking
    Visit Temecula

    Of these 20 items, 12 are already scheduled so I only have 8 left and 6 months to do them. It’s all possible 😉

    Do you have a list this year or something you’d really like to do before the year is out?

  13. Lesley says:

    Well, this is all I have left:

    Go Canyoning
    Cage dive with Great White sharks
    Visit my family in Canada
    Hike Sari Sari Falls & Emerald Pool, Dominica
    See polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba
    Snorkel Champagne Reef
    Get PADI certified
    Take Athena on her first camping trip
    Swim with whale sharks in the ocean
    Visit Dominica
    Buy a house in California
    Hike Waitukubuli National Trail
    Take Athena to a horse ranch
    Hike Trafalgar Falls, Dominica
    Water skiing
    Take Athena to Magic Mountain, Moncton, New Brunswick
    Visit Maui
    Take Athena for ski lessons
    Go mountain biking
    Visit Temecula

    Of these 20 items, 12 are already scheduled so I only have 8 left and 6 months to do them. It’s all possible 😉

    Do you have a list this year or something you’d really like to do before the year is out?

  14. Mags says:

    Great list. Looks like you are making great progress too. Congratulations

  15. Mags says:

    Great list. Looks like you are making great progress too. Congratulations

  16. Sophie says:

    Great list but how do you find the time to do all of this?!! On my bucket list it would probably be mostly things in China as i’m not sure how much longer i’ll be here so I want to make sure I see as much as possible before I leave!

  17. Sophie says:

    Great list but how do you find the time to do all of this?!! On my bucket list it would probably be mostly things in China as i’m not sure how much longer i’ll be here so I want to make sure I see as much as possible before I leave!

  18. Megsy says:

    WOW! You’ve done a great job of ticking off a lot on your bucket list already – especially swimming in Antarctica. Nice work!

  19. Megsy says:

    WOW! You’ve done a great job of ticking off a lot on your bucket list already – especially swimming in Antarctica. Nice work!

  20. WOW! that list is impressive! my list is small this year. we are all about spending as much time together as we can. We want to do better at being a “tourist in our own town” here in Vancouver. As well as visit nearby Victoria and Seattle a few times! the BIG one for me is to get over the “fear” of traveling open-ended. i hope to actually take the plunge in Jan 2016!

  21. WOW! that list is impressive! my list is small this year. we are all about spending as much time together as we can. We want to do better at being a “tourist in our own town” here in Vancouver. As well as visit nearby Victoria and Seattle a few times! the BIG one for me is to get over the “fear” of traveling open-ended. i hope to actually take the plunge in Jan 2016!

  22. I still consider myself too young to have a bucket list 😉
    It’s more a ‘to do’ list 🙂

  23. I still consider myself too young to have a bucket list 😉
    It’s more a ‘to do’ list 🙂

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