Life Adventures

My List of Goals

My current life, adventure, and travel goals. I vow to accomplish each of these unless one of them kills me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain (Done!)
  2. Dive in a shark cage
  3. Join the Seven Summits club
  4. Visit all 50 states
  5. Go hang gliding
  6. Go to a Burning Man festival
  7. Try white water rafting in real rapids
  8. Become proficiently bilingual in a foreign language
  9. Do a volunteer project
  10. Write a book
  11. Learn to snowboard
  12. Swim in Devil’s Pool at the top of Victoria Falls
  13. See African lions in the wild
  14. Learn to Latin dance (well)
  15. Spend a week in the wild alone
  16. Go trekking in Papua, New Guinea
  17. Learn to ride a horse (well)
  18. Finish a five-day fast (One attempt failed)
  19. Learn mountaineering
  20. Have a vision in a Native American sweat lodge
  21. Visit Tibet (not until China gives it up)
  22. Climb a mountain to 6,000 metersย in Nepal (Done! 2016)
  23. Go to Everest Base Camp (Done! 2016)
  24. Visit Burma (Myanmar) (Done! 2015)
  25. Sail as part of a crew from point A to point B
  26. Live on a deserted island
  27. Walk in an active lava field
  28. Ride a motorcycle larger than 300cc
  29. Travel from point A to point B by train hopping
  30. Sleep in the desert (Done! Rajasthan; 2012)
  31. Walk on all seven continents
  32. Try zero-budget travel
  33. Get a bamboo/traditional tattoo (Done! Koh Tao, Thailand; 2011)
  34. See a tarsier in real life (death by cuteness?)

Goals Completed So Far:

  1. Try skydiving
  2. Try bungee jumping
  3. Learn to Scuba Dive
  4. Go inside a shipwreck
  5. Solo (without protection) rock climb a named peak
  6. Have a grizzly encounter in the wild
  7. Swim with sharks
  8. Visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  9. Study Shaolin Kung Fu in China
  10. Learn to drive a motorcycle
  11. Go hitchhiking
  12. Shoot a machine gun
  13. See Komodo dragons in the wild
  14. Try surfing
  15. Use a machete in the jungle
  16. Try cliff diving
  17. Live with locals in a country
  18. See a full moon party in Koh Phangan, Thailand
  19. Go to Oktoberfest in Germany
  20. Walk on a glacier
  21. Walk on a nude beach (nude, of course)
  22. Land a pre-paid travel writing assignment
  23. See the Egyptian Pyramids and Valley of the Kings
  24. Stand on top of an active volcano
  25. Bribe a foreign official to get out of trouble
  26. Go fishing in Alaska
  27. Become self employed
  28. Go into an underwater cave
  29. Shoot something and eat it
  30. Pet a tiger
  31. Learn to spin a fire torch
  32. Ride an elephant
  33. Visit Machu Picchu
  34. Meet my favorite travel writer (Rolf Potts)

This is a living list. I’m sure that it will be growing as I meet new people and learn of new opportunities!

Above all, as Nik Halik told me, my goal is to just walk with a smile.

Here are the photos of my adventures.

12 Responses to “Life Adventures”

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog, your list is inspiring!

  2. awesome list mate, very similar to mine ๐Ÿ˜›

    good work!

  3. Now I’m going to have to do this on my site. We actually share a lot of the same items!

  4. You haven’t been to Burning Man yet? What are you waiting for? It’s only a 36 hour drive! Seriously, if you liked Loi Krathong, you’d dig a a burn.

    This list of goals is a great list! How many of them have you checked off since you posted the list?

  5. Anaรซlle (from Charoendee) July 29, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Back in Belgium (and already starting to think about a way of being out of here ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I didn’t find the website you told me about but your blog. And as are your trips and your way of living, its quite inspiring!

    As for the list of goals completed, I thought the one about bribing a foreign official was quite an easy one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ll keep reading your blog to find inspiration. Take care.

  6. Awesome list! I’m probably going to add almost all of these to my list ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Don’t forget about sharing your passion with others, which you do very well. At the end of the day I think that’s most important.

  8. Love your blog! Great list! Amazing life!

    you should try —

    * Walk with African Lions in the wild (Zambia / Zimbabwe)

    * See Big 5 of Africa

    * Ride a Kenyan “matatu” from/to Masai Mara

    * Dance with Masai Warriors

    * Jump / Swim in the most dangerous pool in the world – Devil’s pool on top of Victoria Falls

    Safe travels!


  9. you have just ispired me to do a bucket list!!!!!

  10. Learn to Kitesurf!!! I have learnt this, and its FUN! very addictive:)

  11. I went scuba diving around a shipwreck in Tulamben, Bali! Was pretty cool – I had never done it before, but for $50 they’ll take you out for the day even if you have zero experience.

    Such a cool list, Greg. Way inspiring.

  12. Well, you met Rolf, so you can cross that one off.

    I wanted to take part in San Fermin, but let you run the bulls ๐Ÿ™‚

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