Location Non-Specific

  • Take an overnight train
  • Swim with sharks
  • Book a same-day trip (at the airport)
  • Book a trip without knowing where I’m going
  • Learn to surf
  • Visit an active volcano
  • Get my PADI certification
  • Take a cooking class in another country
  • Learn (another) new language
    • Goal: 5 languages
    • Currently: 3 (English, Russian, German)
  • Fly in a sea/ski plane
  • Experience the Aurora Borealis
  • Take a small luxury river cruise

North America

  • Learn to salsa dance in Cuba
  • Visit Chichen Itza

South America

  • Visit the Moai of Easter Island
  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Stand under Christ the Redeemer


  • Traverse Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Snorkel the continental divide in Iceland


  • Go on a safari
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Sit in Devil’s Pool on the edge of Victoria Falls


  • Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Stop along the Silk Road
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary
  • Walk a piece of the Great Wall of China
  • Camp in the desert and visit Petra


  • Bungee jump in New Zealand
  • Snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spent a couple of weeks driving a camper van around Australia or New Zealand


  • Take a polar plunge into the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica