Lisa’s Bucket List

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
  1. Become a personal trainer
  2. Complete the deep diving course – partly DONE: 2016, deep dive at Malapascua, Philippines 
  3. Complete a triathlon (Olympic distance) – DONE: 2017, Karlsfelder Tri, Germany
  4. Dive with manta rays in Hawaii
  5. See lava !!!
  6. Fly with a helicopter
  7. See the lemurs and baobab trees in Madagascar
  8. Take a trip on a cruise ship
  9. Hike the W trek in Patagonia
  10. Travel to the Arctic and see polar bears
 
  1. Experience the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands
  2. Jump of a 10+m cliff – DONE: 2005, Malta
  3. Sleep in the jungle – DONE: 2010, Taman Negara in Malaysia; 2015, Pampas in Bolivia
  4. Climb a 6000m mountain
  5. Hike to the Everest Base Camp
  6. Live at least a year in another country – DONE: 2013 – 2015, USA
  7. Sail along the Amazon
  8. See the Northern lights – DONE: 2016, Reykjavik/Iceland
  9. Go paragliding – DONE: 2015, Cali in Colombia
  10. Meditate and practice yoga in India
  1. Travel to all seven continents – in progress, only Antarctica is left
  2. Backpack in South America – DONE: 2015, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile
  3. Hike into the Grand Canyon – DONE: 2014
  4. Snowboarding in California – DONE: 2013
  5. Rockclimbing  in Sedona, AZ – DONE: 2012
  6. Gamble in Las Vegas – DONE: 2012
  7. Study abroad – DONE: 2010, Singapore; 2012/2013 London, UK and Cortland, USA
  8. Live at least a month in an RV
  9. Rent  an RV and explore New Zealand
  10. Visit the Easter Island
 
  1. Visit the pyramids and cruise on the longest river of the world, the Nile
  2. Visit 50 countries
  3. Visit 100 countries
  4. Visit 150 countries
  5. Hike a 4000m mountain – DONE: 2010, Mt. Kinabalu, 4095m; 2013, Pikes Peak, 4302m 
  6. Hike a 5000m mountain – DONE: 2015, Mt. Cotopaxi, 5897m 
  7. Dive at the Great Barrier Reef – DONE: 2010
  8. Wreck diving
  9. Ride an elephant in Thailand – DONE: 2010, Chiang Mai
  10. Go gorilla trekking in Uganda
  1. Cuddle a tiger – DONE: 2010, Chiang Mai
  2. Swim in the infinity pool on top of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – DONE, 2010
  3. Play sports with Olympians and Paralympians – DONE: 2013, Colorado Springs with Team USA
  4. Live on an Olympic Training Site – DONE: 2013, Colorado Springs, CO
  5. Get lost in the Forbidden City of Beijing – DONE: 2009
  6. Swim in the 2008 Olympic Pool in Beijing – DONE: 2009
  7. Stay with locals in China – DONE: 2010, Couchsurfing in Beijing, Yanshuo, Guilin and Hong Kong
  8. Ride a Harley Davison – DONE: 2015, Graz, AUT
  9. Travel solo for at least 3 weeks – DONE: 2011, New York City to Toronto
  10. Make someone’s dream come true
 
  1. Help a friend in need – ongoing
  2. Teach someone a new language – in progress
  3. Inspire people to travel the unbeaten path and go on exceptional adventures – in progress
  4. Have a travel story published in a magazine
  5. Sell first travel photo online
  6. Hang glide in Rio de Janeiro
  7. Visit Japan and hike Mount Fuji
  8. Write a book
  9. Fly first class
  10. Live on a sail boat for at least one month
  1. Visit Machu Picchu – DONE: 2015
  2. Celebrate Carnival in Brasil
  3. Visit Salar de Uyuni and drive throughout the desert of Bolivia – DONE: 2015
  4. Organize first adventure trip for my readers
  5. Get married
  6. Have a photoshoot – DONE, multiple in AUT and USA
  7. Spend a night in Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeira
  8. Relax and dive at the Maledives or Sychelles
  9. Hike a volcano – DONE: 2010 Bali; 2015 Mt. Cotopaxi in Ecuador
  10. Try boxing with a kangaroo – DONE: 2010, Brisbane
 
  1. Hold a koala – DONE: 2010, Brisbane
  2. Celebrate Xmas on a beach – DONE: 2010, Brisbane
  3. Spend New Years Eve in Sydney and watch the fireworks at the harbor – DONE: 2010
  4. Receive the US Greencard
  5. Learn to kite-surf – in progress, beginner course in Italy completed
  6. Eat steak and drink wine in Argentina
  7. Run a half marathon – DONE: 2012, Empire State Half Marathon, USA (sub 2h), 2016 Rock’n’Roll Lisbon
  8. Win National Championship title in 400m hurdles – DONE: 2008, Amstetten, AUT
  9. Win National Championship title in 400m – DONE: 2007, Innsbruck, AUT
  10. Complete a Dual-Master degree – DONE: 2013, London, UK and Cortland, USA
  1. Make friends worldwide – ongoing
  2. Visit the crystal caves in Iceland – DONE: 2016
  3. Snorkel in the Silfra – where the Eurasian and American plate drift apart – DONE: 2016, Iceland
  4. Invent a new product
  5. Sleep a night in a tree house
  6. Sleep a night in an iglu
  7. Ride a camel in the desert – DONE: 2008, Hurghada/Egypt
  8. Dive with sharks – DONE: 2010, Great Barrier Reef; 2015, Key Largo, FL; 2016, Malapascua, Philippines (Thresher Sharks!)                      
  9. Finish the Spartan Beast obstacle course – DONE: 2017, Oberndorf, Tirol/Austria    
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