My Bucketlist

This is not an infinite ‘To Do’ list and I will add new goals over time

  1. Skydiving over the World Island in Dubai
  2. Learn Portuguese – in progress
  3. Partake an expedition in Antarctica
  4. Ride a bike through parts of Africa
  5. Buy a beach hut
  6. Spend at least 1 week at a surf camp
  7. Start own business
  8. Work for an Olympic Organizing Committee
  9. Work at the Olympic Games – DONE: 2012, Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games; 2012, London Summer Olympic Games
  10. Carry the Olympic torch – DONE: Torchbearer at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games
  11. Become a personal trainer
  12. Complete the deep diving course – partly DONE: 2016, deep dive at Malapascua, Philippines 
  13. Complete a triathlon (Olympic distance)
  14. Dive with manta rays in Hawaii
  15. See lava
  16. Fly with a helicopter
  17. See the lemurs and baobab trees in Madagascar
  18. Take a trip on a cruise ship
  19. Hike the W trek in Patagonia
  20. Travel to the Arctic and see polar bears
  21. Experience the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands
  22. Jump of a 10+m cliff – DONE: 2005, Malta
  23. Sleep in the jungle – DONE: 2010, Taman Negara in Malaysia; 2015, Pampas in Bolivia
  24. Climb a 6000m mountain
  25. Hike to the Everest Base Camp
  26. Live at least a year in another country – DONE: 2013 – 2015, USA
  27. Sail along the Amazon
  28. See the Northern lights – DONE: 2016, Reykjavik/Iceland
  29. Go paragliding – DONE: 2015, Cali in Colombia
  30. Meditate and practice yoga in India
  31. Travel to all seven continents – in progress, only Antarctica is left
  32. Backpack in South America – DONE: 2015, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile
  33. Hike into the Grand Canyon – DONE: 2014
  34. Snowboarding in California – DONE: 2013
  35. Rockclimbing  in Sedona, AZ – DONE: 2012
  36. Gamble in Las Vegas – DONE: 2012
  37. Study abroad – DONE: 2010, Singapore; 2012/2013 London, UK and Cortland, USA
  38. Live at least a month in an RV
  39. Rent  an RV and explore New Zealand
  40. Visit the Easter Island 
  41. Visit the pyramids and cruise on the longest river of the world, the Nile
  42. Visit 50 countries
  43. Visit 100 countries
  44. Visit 150 countries
  45. Hike a 4000m mountain – DONE: 2010, Mt. Kinabalu, 4095m; 2013, Pikes Peak, 4302m 
  46. Hike a 5000m mountain – DONE: 2015, Mt. Cotopaxi, 5897m 
  47. Dive at the Great Barrier Reef – DONE: 2010
  48. Wreck diving
  49. Ride an elephant in Thailand – DONE: 2010, Chiang Mai
  50. Go gorilla trekking in Uganda
  51. Cuddle a tiger – DONE: 2010, Chiang Mai
  52. Swim in the infinity pool on top of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – DONE, 2010
  53. Play sports with Olympians and Paralympians – DONE: 2013, Colorado Springs with Team USA
  54. Live on an Olympic Training Site – DONE: 2013, Colorado Springs, CO
  55. Get lost in the Forbidden City of Beijing – DONE: 2009
  56. Swim in the 2008 Olympic Pool in Beijing – DONE: 2009
  57. Stay with locals in China – DONE: 2010, Couchsurfing in Beijing, Yanshuo, Guilin and Hong Kong
  58. Ride a Harley Davison – DONE: 2015, Graz, AUT
  59. Travel solo for at least 3 weeks – DONE: 2011, New York City to Toronto
  60. Make someone’s dream come true 
  61. Help a friend in need – ongoing
  62. Teach someone a new language – in progress
  63. Inspire people to travel the unbeaten path and go on exceptional adventures – in progress
  64. Have a travel story published in a magazine
  65. Sell first travel photo online
  66. Hang glide in Rio de Janeiro
  67. Visit Japan and hike Mount Fuji
  68. Write a book
  69. Fly first class
  70. Live on a sail boat for at least one month
  71. Visit Machu Picchu – DONE: 2015
  72. Celebrate Carnival in Brasil
  73. Visit Salar de Uyuni and drive throughout the desert of Bolivia – DONE: 2015
  74. Organize first adventure trip for my readers
  75. Get married
  76. Have a photoshoot – DONE, multiple in AUT and USA
  77. Spend a night in Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeira 
  78. Relax and dive at the Maledives or Sychelles
  79. Hike a volcano – DONE: 2010 Bali; 2015 Mt. Cotopaxi in Ecuador
  80. Try boxing with a kangaroo – DONE: 2010, Brisbane
  81. Hold a koala – DONE: 2010, Brisbane
  82. Celebrate Xmas on a beach – DONE: 2010, Brisbane
  83. Spend New Years Eve in Sydney and watch the fireworks at the harbor – DONE: 2010
  84. Receive the US Greencard
  85. Learn to kite-surf – in progress, beginner course in Italy completed
  86. Eat steak and drink wine in Argentina
  87. Run a half marathon – DONE: 2012, Empire State Marathon, USA (sub 2h)
  88. Win National Championship title in 400m hurdles – DONE: 2008, Amstetten, AUT
  89. Win National Championship title in 400m – DONE: 2007, Innsbruck, AUT
  90. Complete a Dual-Master degree – DONE: 2013, London, UK and Cortland, USA
  91. Make friends worldwide – ongoing
  92. Visit the crystal caves in Iceland – DONE: 2016
  93. Snorkel in the Silfra – where the Eurasian and American plate drift apart – DONE: 2016, Iceland
  94. Invent a new product
  95. Sleep a night in a tree house
  96. Sleep a night in an iglu
  97. Ride a camel in the desert – DONE: 2008, Hurghada/Egypt
  98. Dive with sharks – DONE: 2010, Great Barrier Reef; 2015, Key Largo, FL; 2016, Malapascua, Philippines (Thresher Sharks!)                           
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