You’re never too young for a bucket list.

I’m going on an adventure!
I told my mother the other day that something (can’t remember what) was going on my bucket list and she made a face at me.
“You’re too young to have a bucket list. You shouldn’t be planning on kicking the bucket anytime soon.”
I had never really thought of it that way. To me, bucket lists are things that are submitted to Thought Catalog or written down and saved in a private file (depending on the person), but almost everyone I know has one in the back of their mind. Thing is, my bucket list is so long, if I don’t start it now there’s no way I’ll get all of it done before I die. This is pretty specifically a travel bucket list, and while I’ve left off some things like finishing a novel or getting married (I felt like I should stop once the list hit 60), there are so many things to do and so little time and money in which to do them!
  1. Train to Vernon and bike to Giverny on a spring morning to see Monet’s water lilies before the gardens become overrun with tourists later in the day
  2. Frolic in Marie Antoinette’s hamlet at Versailles when the wisteria is in bloom
  3. See an opera and a ballet at the Palais Garnier (and pretend that I’m Christine looking for my Raoul)
  4. See the Crown of Thorns in Sainte-Chappelle
  5. GO TO A FASHION SHOW. This one is a long shot- maybe next spring?- but would be SO AMAZING
  6. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican
  7. Go to Lyon in December during the Fete des Lumieres
  8. Visit a concentration camp
  9. Visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and bike out to more rural areas to see the tulips
  10. Go to Oktoberfest in Munich!
  11. Go back to Switzerland and go paragliding in Interlaken
  12. Go to the baths in Budapest
  13. Take a picture by the John Lennon Wall in Prague
  14. Visit the famous Christmas markets in Austria or southern Germany
  15. Scuba dive Green Lake in Austria
  16. Celebrity-stalk during the film festival in Cannes
  17. Wander through Monaco and pretend I have enough money to do anything there
  18. Visit Lisbon and some smaller seaside cities in Portugal (and drink a LOT of wine there)
  19. Visit the cave of Melissani in Greece
  20. Party in Ibiza
  21. Visit the Norwegian-knighted penguin Nils Olav in the zoo in Edinburgh
  22. Visit Dublin
  23. Visit Copenhagen
  24. Visit Stockholm
  25. Visit Anna in Finland
  26. Take a picture standing on the Kjeragbolten and Trolltunga in Norway
  27. See the Cliffs of Moher
  28. Kiss a sailor in Galway
  29. Visit the French Riviera
  30. Watch the sunset over the Adriatic Sea in Dubrovnik
  31. Hike at least part of the Sentiero Azzurro and visit the major towns of Cinque Terre
  32. Ride a gondola in Venice
  33. Buy a leather jacket from Massimo in Florence
  34. Take a picture with the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  35. Buy a pair of Repetto flats (or something else quintessentially Parisian)
  36. Explore the cool-looking glaciers in Iceland
  37. Scuba dive in Phuket, Thailand
  38. See the Floating Lanterns Festival in Chiang Mai
  39. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  40. See the glowworm caves in New Zealand
  41. Visit Japan when the cherry blossoms are in bloom
  42. Visit Bangkok
  43. Play with elephants at a nature preserve in Thailand
  44. Swim in the famous millennium pool in Singapore
  45. Visit Kuala Lumpur
  46. Visit Katmandu
  47. Hike in the Himalayas
  48. Visit the Taj Mahal
  49. Visit Alexandria, Egypt
  50. Hang out on the beach in Tel Aviv
  51. Visit Jerusalem
  52. Visit Beirut, “the Paris of the Middle East”
  53. Visit the mosques in Istanbul…
  54. …and then party in Istanbul
  55. Kayak in the bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico
  56. Dive the Great Blue Hole in Belize
  57. Go to Rio for Carnival
  58. See the salt flats in Bolivia during the rainy season
  59. Visit Buenos Aires
  60. Take an Antarctic cruise
You see why I have to get started as soon as possible? Anyone want to join me on any of these adventures?

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