101 Things To Do Before I Die

This year, 2012, has been the best year of my life as I took 3 international flights and 3 domestic flights in a period of 7 months.  I have  also crossed off 8 items on my Bucket List and I am working on completing 2 more by the end of this year.  To top it off,  I can’t believe that I met God (spiritually, not religiously) in the process.  WOW, what a year thus far!   As I completed my Bucket List which started to materialize on pen and paper some 7 years ago, I must keep going, keep on living, and keep on traveling.  There are 21 more days left of this year and I’m so damn lucky to end the year by taking a trip to Toronto to celebrate the New Year.  Carpe diem!

101 Things To Do Before I Die:

  1.  Travel to Tuscany
  2.    ”        ”   Rome
  3.    ”        ”   Venice
  4.    ”        ”   Capri
  5.    ”        ”   Naples
  6.    ”        ”   Florence
  7.    ”        ”   Umbria
  8.    ”        ”   Lake Como
  9.    ”        ”   Cinque Terre
10.    ”        ”   Milan
11.    ”        ”   Amalfi Coast
12.    ”        ”   Luberon
13.    ”        ”   Petra
14.    ”        ”   Seoul
15.    ”        ”   Thailand
16.    ”        ”   Galapagos Islands
17.    ”        ”   Machu Picchu
18.    ”        ”   visit  the Burj Khalifa (I crossed off “Climb a Mountain” and replaced it
                       with this)
19.    ”        ”   South Africa
20.    ”        ”   India
21.    ”        ”   Australia/New Zealand
22.    ”        ”   Napa, CA (completed in August 2006)
23.    ”        ”   Japan
24.    ”        ”   Barcelona (completed in October 2012)
25.    ”        ”   Prague (completed in August 2012)
26.    ”        ”   Angkor Wat
27.    ”        ”   Morocco
28.    ”        ”   Turkey–the 2nd time (this was never on my list and was a happy 
                      accident…it will be the ONLY place I wish to visit twice)
29.    ”        ”   Moscow
30.    ”        ”   St. Petersburg
31.    ”        ”   Tibet
32.    ”        ”   London
33.    ”        ”   Egypt (the Pyramids of Giza)
34.    ”        ”   Monaco
35.    ”        ”   Amsterdam
36.    ”        ”   Greece
37.    ”        ”   Vienna
38.    ”        ”   Kuala Lumpur
39.  Attend the Sundance Film Festival
40.  Touch all 7 continents
41.  (inappropriate content for me to share)
42.  Live with NO regrets
43.  Do something that scares me
44.  See the statue of DAVID
45.  Experience the Sistine Chapel
46.  Ask a man out on a date
47.  Wash an elephant
48.  Go on a hot air balloon ride
49.  Meet the Dalai Lama (although I didn’t shake hands with him, I did attend an
       exclusive event at Millennium Park 4 years ago so I will count this as DONE)
50.  Start a blog (completed July 2012)
51.  Start a website (completed July 2012)
52.  Have a patent (applied for a trademark in July 2012, still waiting for final         
       approval)
53.  Climb the Hancock (completed 2/25/07)
54.  Be asked to give or write a speech
55.  Learn to play the guitar (started, like, 4 years ago but can’t play worth a damn)
56.  Learn to speak Italian (started 2 years ago…proud I can say, “We have time
       for a glass of wine.”)
57.  Go on a helicopter ride
58.  Adopt a dog
59.  Stay at the #1 rated hotel in the world
60.  Go to Fashion Week
61.  Attend the Oscar’s
62.  Go to the Grammy’s
63.  Start a foundation
64.  Send a kid to the college of his/her choice
65.  Host a fabulous party
66.  (again, inappropriate content)
67.  Fly first class in an international flight
68.  Take family on vacation
69.  Go to a Spa retreat
70.  Go to a Yoga retreat
71.  Enter a writing contest
72.  Go whale watching
73.  Take an exquisite photo and have it framed
74.  Fly somewhere just to have a meal
75.  Fly somewhere just to hear music
76.  Have a terrace/balcony in a high rise with lots of plants and flowers
77.  Enter a photo contest
78.  Have an exquisite closet
79.  Have an exquisite kitchen
80.  Experience complete FREEDOM
81.  Experience complete JOY
82.  Experience complete FULFILLMENT (Yes, experienced this in May 2012)
83.  Fall in love
84.  Be financially free (this means ALL the shoes I ever want to own!)
85.  Have a man cook for me…again.
86.  Take a photography class or join a photography group
87.  (sorry, more inappropriate content)
88.  Organize a surprise birthday party (working on now)
89.  Dine at the #1 rated restaurant in the world
90.  Skydive (completed in 1999)
91.  Attend The Eagles concert
92.  Attend a Rolling Stones concert
93.  Attend a Yo-Yo Ma concert (completed on October 2012)
94.  Take a nap in a hammock by the beach
95.  Finish reading Dante’s THE DIVINE COMEDY
96.  Experience tasting the best pistachio gelato in the world AND a glass 
       of a very fine red wine all in the same day
97.  Attend a Princ
e concert (completed September 2012)
98.  Own a complete, state-of-the-art music system
99.  Write a book
100. Be a published author
101. Read as much as I want and as long as I want without worrying about time

About Blogatrixx

I took a solo trip to Istanbul in May, 2012 that changed me forever. It started my passion for travel, and it also ignited my passion for photography. This blog was created to express and appreciate the beauty of life through my travels.
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