Things To Do Before Kicking The Bucket

Dreaming is one thing, but to actually pursue your dreams is a totaly different story, which takes considerable more determination self- discipline and guts.

I’ve had a list in my head for as long as I can rememeber, a list of things I want to do, see, learn and experience. But I’ve never actually put it on paper. So I thought it was about time…I’m sure that just by simply putting it in black and white and publish it for everyone to see will help me to achive a few of the things on my list. You should not underestimate the feeling of simply crossing things off a list. Those days that I’m feeling a bit blue, I’ll have a look at this list, see all the cool things that I’ve done so far and think about all the awesome experiences I’ll be having while striving to accomplish the rest on the list and feel pretty damn good about myself. Ever heard the expression “the journey is the destination…”

This list is very much a work in progress and I’m expecting it to be changing during the course of my life. These are things I’ve always wanted to do, a lot of them silly, a few that are well within reach and others that might never happen. But either way it will be a blast givin’ it a try!

Bungy Jump

So here goes…


  • Attend a Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand
  • Walk the great wall of China
  • Visit the Himalayas and do some hiking in the area
  • Visit the Komodo Island, Indonesia
  • Have a curry in India
  • Eat sushi in Japan


  • Go on a safari
  • Visit Victoria Falls,  Zambia & Zimbabwe
  • Wine tasting in South Africa


  • Watch an iceberg up close

North America

  • Drive route 66
  • Hike in Yosemite National Park, California
  • Go surfing and do the hula hula in Hawaii
  • Spend 1 year working and travelling around Canada
  • Participate in a traditional Thanksgiving celebration
  • Explore Alaska
  • Gambling in Las Vegas
  • Go to the super bowl
  • Ice skate in Central Park
  • Have a huge breakfast at a traditional American diner
  • Ride an electic bull in Texas
  • Eat dinner at the French Laundry, Napa Valley
  • Visit Yellowstone national park
  • Admire the Grand Canyon

South America

  • Visit Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Island hopping in the Caribean
  • Admire the Iguazu falls, Brazil and Argentinian border
  • Attend the Rio Carnival parade, Brazil
  • Cheer for the Swedish Football team during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014


  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
  • Throw tomatoes La Tomatina, Spain
  • Watch El Clásico , Spain
  • Go see Manchester United play at Old Trafford, England
  • Watch a Champions Leauge final
  • Drink whisky in Scotland
  • Eat cheese and drink wine in France
  • Drink beer at Oktoberfest
  • Eat at Noma, Copenhagen Denmark


  • Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Eat Kangaroo
  • See a koala
  • Visit Uluru
  • Surf Bells Beach
  • Explore Tasmania

All other things I’d like to do 

  • Go skydiving- again (First time: 15 000 ft in Taupo, NZ 2011) 
  • Visit every Continent
    • Asia (Completed April 1998)
    • Africa
    • Antarctica
    • North America (Completed August 2012) 
    • South America
    • Australia/Oceania (Completed November 2010)
    • Europe (Completed November 1989) 
  • Go bungy jumping -again! (First time Taupo, New Zealand 2011)
  • Go moose hunting
  • Ride a jet ski
  • Do an apprenticeship with a butcher
  • Become a kick ass surfer. Or at least learn to do a pretty good bottom- and an off the lip turn…
  • Finally finish reading the Lord of The Rings triologi
  • Work as a bartender and make tons of tip
  • Learn to play at least one song on the guitar
  • Fly first class at least once
  • Milk a cow
  • Own a cabin in the woods
  • Fall in love
  • Go to a drive-in movie and see a classic
  • Drive a race car
  • Complete a 1000 piece puzzle by myself
  • Save a life
  • Go Heli-Skiing
  • Drive a 911 Porsche
  • Spend a whole day pretending to be a kid again at Disneyland
  • Volunteer and really make a difference
  • Brew my own beer
  • Ride a camel
  • Start a sucessful business
  • Become a certified sommelier
  • Go wakeboarding and waterskiing
  • Learn to speak Spanish
  • Learn to speak French
  • Sing karaoke
  • Attend a formula 1 race -again! (first time in Melbourne 2011)
  • Make a real effort to learn how to golf
  • Spend one night living like a queen in a castle
  • Do some kind of street performance and make some money, which I’ll later give to charity
  • Spend the night in an igloo
  • Visit a genuine tribal village

What is on your bucket list? What have you crossed off so far? Or have you even made a bucket list?

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