My Bucket List

A “bucket list” is important for any traveler, or any person for that matter, to have. It gives an overall idea of what we want to accomplish within our lifetime. I am constantly adding stuff to my bucket list as I discover new things that I want to do. Below is my current list of must-do’s and if you have any additional bucket list ideas for me, please let me know:



Life Goal: Visit all 7 continents (6 down, 1 to go)


1) Attend the Super Bowl (went to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta in February 2019)

2) Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

3) Ride a camel in the Sahara Desert (completed in Morocco on April 15, 2018)

4) Graduate from college (graduated with my B.B.A. on April 26, 2014)

My best friend Kela and I at my college graduation.

My best friend Kela and I at my college graduation.

5) Send someone to college

6) See Mount Everest

7) Get drunk at Oktoberfest

8) Go on an African safari (safari’ed in South Africa in October 2016)

9) Stand (well, sit in my wheelchair) on the Equator (straddled the equator on January 21, 2017 in Ecuador)

10) Go to the Paralympics

11) See the Great Wall of China

12) Bet a thousand dollars on black on a roulette wheel

13) Meet a President (met former President Jimmy Carter on November 23, 2014)

My mom and I with the Carter's!

My mom and I with the Carter’s!

14) Eat pizza in Italy

15) Do a cross-country road trip of the USA

16) See the Aurora Borealis (saw the Northern Lights on September 24, 2015)

17) Shop at the Mall of America (shopped till I dropped on May 28, 2016)

18) Go to the top of the Burj Khalifa

19) Go zip-lining (Completed in February 2019 at Gatorland in Florida)

20) Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

21) Go snow skiing

22) See the Grand Canyon (visited the Grand Canyon in June 2019)

23) Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland (stayed at the Blue Lagoon in September 2015)

24) Explore Yellowstone National Park

25) Eat ramen in Japan

26) Cruise the Panama Canal

27) Visit every Disney park in the world

28) Go across the Golden Gate Bridge (completed on 1/21/2018)

Photo by Trevor Heckendorn

Photo by Trevor Heckendorn

29) Go without technology for a month

30) Experience zero gravity

31) Visit Facebook Headquarters (completed on 1/22/2018)

Photo by Trevor Heckendorn

Photo by Trevor Heckendorn

32) Go camping

33) See a show inside the Opera House in Sydney (completed on 2/25/2014)

34) Drive along the Great Ocean Road in Australia (completed on 3/1/2014)

In front of the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.

In front of the 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road.

35) Stay at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai

36) Go to a luau in Hawaii

37) See the Taj Mahal (visited on 12/5/2018)

38) Get a cocoa facial in Hershey, Pennsylvania

39) Go to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

40) Go see The Ellen Show

41) Be on the cover of a magazine (I was on the cover of New Mobility’s January 2019 issue!)

42) Get a tattoo in Thailand

43) Ride in a hot air balloon (completed this on February 26, 2016 in Vegas)

44) Attend Carnival in Brazil

45) Visit Jerusalem and see the Holy Land (Completed in August 2016)

At the Western Wall in Jerusalem

At the Western Wall in Jerusalem

46) See the pyramids in Egypt

47) Set a Guiness World Record

48) Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Ireland

49) “Hike” in the Amazon rainforest (explored the Ecuadorian Amazon on January 24, 2017)

50) Speak at TED or a TEDx event

51) Write a memoir and get it published

52) Go to the Kentucky Derby

53) See whales in Antarctica

54) Cruise Alaska (went on an Alaskan cruise in August 2018)

55) Spend the night in a castle

Let me know what’s on your bucket list also! Who knows… Maybe I’ll add some of yours to mine. 🙂 





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