99 Things

I found this list that I started drafting in August 2012 but never published; it's a grander version of my "Things to Do" lists (2012, 2011, 2010).  Here it is, in its current iteration, with a few updates (and a few more things checked off since it's creation). Suggestions for places to see, things to do, or goals to accomplish to complete the list are welcome.

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1. Travel to all seven continents: North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, Europe, Africa; 2. Get over my fear of heights and take a hot air balloon ride; 3. Live in and explore a new country: France, Kenya, Tanzania, India; 4. Wear a giant hat at the Derby; 5. Party in a sunflower field in Tuscany; 6. Cruise the Greek isles; 7. Explore Turkey; 8. Get published; 9. Converse in a foreign language; 10. Stand inside the Taj Mahal, Agra; 11. Wander the halls of Musee d'Orsay, Paris; 12. Walk in Papa's footsteps at Dachau; 13. Attend TED; 14. Complete a photo series; 15. Keep it classy on Bourbon Street, New Orleans; 16. See the 7 Natural Wonders of the World: Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Mount Everest, Aurora Borealis, Paricutin volcano, Victoria Falls; 17. Stand atop Niagara Falls; 18. Scuba dive; 19. Shop the great fashion hotspots of the world: Rodeo Drive, Milan, Champs Elysees, Ginza; 20. Leave a legacy; 21. Buy a car; 22. Explore more than the South Africa airport; 23. Pet a live cheetah; 24. Ride an ostrich; 25. Veg on the beach in Zanzibar

26. Track mountain gorillas; 27. Cruise the Nile; 28. Swim in the Red Sea; 29. Climb the pyramids in Sudan; 30. Make a historical discovery; 31. Move to the donor side of giving; 32. Zip line through the rainforest; 33. Horseback ride along the beach; 34. Run a 10k; 35. Take surfing lessons; 36. Conduct an orchestra; 37. Learn to belly dance; 38. Ride in a helicopter; 39. Watch the running of the bulls in Pamplona; 40. Attend the Fringe art festival, Edinburgh; 41. Chug a beer at Oktoberfest, Munich; 42. Learn how to cook five specialty meals well (enchiladas, fajitas, chicken cream chipotle....); 43. Tour wine countries: Loire Valley, Tuscany, Napa Valley, Virginia (apparently), Cape Town, Chile, Champagne; 45. Public speak with no fear; 46. Swim with the dolphins; 47. Fly first class; 48. Shop for fish at Pike Place Fish Market, Seattle; 49. Invest in someone's future; 50. Study more of the worlds' religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Bahai, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Aboriginal Shamanism, Paganism, Animism, Rastafari, ancient Egyptian polytheism

51. Study Christianity: birth of the religion, Catholic, Anglican, Orthodox/Coptic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Episcopalian, Mormon, Pentecostal, Unitarian, Seventh Day Adventists, Quakerism, Mennonite, Jehovah's Witnesses, Non-denominational, Church of Christ, Christian Scientist; 52. Take a girls trip somewhere exotic; 53. Visit 50 countries; 54. Create an annual event; 55. Make a difference in someone's life; 56. Preserve the family history/stories; 57. Commit a random act of kindness; 58. Write/blog with more frequency; 59. Study foreign policy; 60. Learn calligraphy; 61. Fly on a trapeze; 62. Raft the Ganges; 63. Attend a red carpet event; 64. Visit friends around the world; 65. Play a round of golf; 66. Invest in a vacation home; 67. Ski without causing seriously bodily harm; 68. Parasail; 69. Reconnect with an old friend; 70. Surprise somebody; 71. Be a mentor; 72. Strike out on my own; 73. Jump into new things with no fear; 74. Talk to strangers; 75. Wake up early to see a spectacular sunrise

76. Further my education; 77. Win a game of luck; 78. Take a spontaneous trip; 79. Win an award for an accomplishment; 80. Inspire someone; 81. Stop stressing about the small things; 82. Visit the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem; 83. Dine at a Michelin starred restaurant; 84. Pay respect to the genocide victims at the Killing Fields; 85. Get away from it all in Bali; 86. Hike Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico; 87. Film a YouTube video; 88. Vacay in Vietnam; 89. Learn professional photography camera techniques; 90. Drive a motorcycle; 91. Complete a wine tasting course; 92.

100. Go out in style


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