The Bucket List

Have my own travel television show

Train my next dog to be a therapy animal that visits hospitals

Meet Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton

Visit the pyramids of Egypt

Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef

Paddle through Halong Bay in Vietnam

Visit the Taj Mahal (March 2011)

Visit the Gran Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia

Visit the Grand Canyon (1999)

Visit the Cliffs of Moher (July 2012)

Hold a koala

Hold a lemur (June 14, 2013)

Go on a helicopter ride

Go dog-sledding

Ride a camel in the desert

Go horseback riding on the beach

Visit Machu Picchu

Ride a donkey up to Santorini

Experience Oktoberfest in Munich

Swim in a hot spring in Iceland

See Niagara Falls

Go skydiving

Go paragliding (July 2012 in Austria)

Crush grapes with my feet at a vineyard

Learn to sail

Become a mom

Become a god-mother (September 6, 2012)

Be on the Ellen Degeneres Show

Own a yacht

Own a horse

Throw a dart at a map and travel to where it lands

Walk a red carpet

Take a sleigh ride through the snow

Swim with dolphins (2001 & 2005)

Register for my own star

Go on an African safari

Visit the base camp at Mt. Everest

See the Northern Lights

Visit Stonehenge

Get Scuba certified

See the salmon run in Alaska

Go clamming

Go berry picking

Make my own perfume

Attend the Kentucky Derby

Attend the Royal Ascot

Own a ranch with a small orchard and vineyard

Live in another country for a year

Have a Holi color fight

Run a marathon

Stay in a hut over the water in the tropics

Visit an Ojibwe reservation

Go back to Averills Flathead Lake Lodge

Go samba dancing in Rio de Janeiro

Walk across the bridge in Prague

Try to spot the Loch Ness monster in Scotland



Food List

Gelato in Italy (July 2007)

Burek in Bosnia

Vegemite in Australia

Belgian beer in Belgium (June 22, 2013)

Raw cacao plant in Ghana (February 2011)

Pasteis de Nata in Portugal

Kerak Telor in Indonesia

Black pudding in Ireland (July 2012)

Cheese fondue in Switzerland (July 2012)

Sushi in Japan

Goulash in Hungary

Boba tea in Vietnam (March 2011)

Pho in Vietnam (March 2011)

Gumbo in Louisiana

Poulet Yassa in Senegal

Pupusas in El Salvador

Frog legs in France (July 2012)

Escargot in France (July 2007)

Peking Duck in China (April 2011)

Black truffles in France

Nanaimo Bars in British Columbia

Springbok, impala, kudu, & wildbeest in South Africa (February 2011)

Hangi-prepared food in New Zealand

Paella and sangria in Spain (July 2012)

Pierogi in Poland

Beignet in New Orleans

Kvass in Latvia (June 1, 2013)

Vodka in Russia (June 5, 2013)

Poutine in Canada (August 2001)


QUESTION: What do you think is missing from these lists? What’s on YOUR bucket list?

Any delicious or interesting foods I should know about? What are your favorites from your hometown? Or something you tried while traveling abroad?

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