Bucket List



Go on safari

Go Treasure hunting

Go to glass beach in California with Katy

Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan, Thailand


Passu, Pakistan

Petra, Jordan

Cinque Terre Rio Maggiore, Italy

Capsule hotel

Visit every state in the US, 2000

Trans-Siberian Railway From Moscow to Beijing

The Hale Telescope at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego, Calif.

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan

Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy 2008

The Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany

The Field Museum in Chicago, Ill

CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, Spain

La Cité des sciences de de l’Industrie in Paris, France

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain

Earthwatch Citizen Science

Aerojet-Dade Rocket Facility Homestead, FL

Fort Irwin National Training Center San Bernadino County, CA

Koreshan State Historic Site Lee County, FL

Mercer Museum Doylestown, PN

Free Enterprise Radon Health Mine Boulder, MT

Strataca Hutchinson, KA

Center For PostNatural History Pittsburg, PA

Summit a peak (Vulture Peak, AZ), 2002

Go to India

Appalachian Trail

Catacombs, Paris

Fairy Pools, Scotland

Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Ride a llama at Machu Picchu

See Mount Rushmore, 2001

Go to England

Galapagos science sailing cruise

Sleep in a forest fire lookout

Go to Spain

Go on a spontaneous(ish) road-trip with friends

See wild penguins

Visit Boston with my best friend, 2012

Visit a ghost town Pacific Crest Trail

Go to France

Dimensions, Croatia

Glow Worm Cave, New Zealand

Volunteer Vacation

Attend Ibiza for a summer

Visit the Holocaust museum, 2000

Atonal, Berlin

Sleep in a castle

Jellyfish lake, Palau

Backpacking in Vietnam

Live in Dublin for a Year

Drive through a tree, 2000

Tea at a tea house

Road-trip with Zac

Live in NYC for a year

Igloo camping

Road-trip with mom, 2013

Visit Japan

Visit Korea



Catch them all

Send off a burning paper lantern

Get hypnotized, 2008

Attend a birth

Burning Man

Butterfly sanctuary, 2000

Live alone, 2011

Decorate a home

Go Paragliding in the Rockies 2013

Swim in bioluminescent plankton, 2011

See Eddie Izzard, 2015

Whale watching, 2011

Molecular gastronomy dinner

Attend a rodeo, 2003

Walk on coals

Stay in bed all day with champagne and macaroons

Watch sea turtles hatch

Attend a high school reunion

Swim with dolphins, 2006

Ride an elephant

Attend mass at the National Cathedral, 2001

Have a real East Coast clam bake on the beach

See a show on Broadway in the front row, 2011

Three days of hunger

Hangout on a movie set 2005

Have my portrait drawn

Go to a monster truck rally, 2000

Model for pin up pictures

Jump off a cliff, 2006

Bet on a dog race

Go crabbing, 2011

Deep sea fishing

Meet Noel Fielding

Be in a movie

Sit in the front row of a fashion show

Have my room filled with balloons, 2013

Swim with manatees

Helicopter ride, 1998

Fly in a blimp

Ride in a hot air balloon

Spend a silent day alone

See a TED talk in person

Fall in love, 2007

Be a bridesmaid, 2010

Truffle hunt with real truffle pigs

Go to dinner theater, 2015

Drink a $1,000 bottle of champagne

Swim with stingrays

Hold a shark, 2011

See Beyoncé in concert, 2016

Whitewater raft, 2000



Taxidermy something

Learn how to start a fire with sticks

Pole dancing lessons

Learn Korean

Learn to snowboard, 2005

Learn how to make latte art

Learn IPA, 2010

Be great at hula-hooping

Learn archery

Learn how to walk on stilts, 1999

Learn how to use Excel excellently

Take the GMAT

Learn how to lay tile and grout

Learn CPR, 2015

Learn to ski

Catch, clean and eat a fish, 2000

Get my Pilot’s License

Learn how to season cast-iron

Jump-start a car and change a tire, 2011

Paint an accent wall

Learn to belly dance

Create my own clothes

Get an MBA

Graduate college, 2013

Learn to watercolor

Be taught how to Dougie

Learn how to contemporary dance, 2012

Learn German

Learn to Code

Falconry class


Learn French

Pick a chicken, 2014



Build a House with Habitat for Humanity

Work for a non Profit, 2016

Sing at a charity function, 2006

Add name to the bone marrow list, 2015

Give blood, 2015

Make a Kiva loan, 2016

Send ducklings as a charity Christmas gift

Be a part of an archaeological dig

Discover something

Donate an organ

Raise money for a charity, 2015

Peace Corp. for a Year

Do a housing swap

Participate in a program to visit the elderly

Donate $1,000 in a year

Donate $5,000 in a year

Donate $10,000 in a year

Donate $20,000 in a year

Volunteer to help with resettlement for refugee families

Work at a food bank



Invent something

Write a novel

Read EVERY DAY for a year

See all the birds in the book

Have a garden

Love on a baby without being scared/ confused, 2013

Order one of everything off a menu

Really sleep

Forgive/ forget completely

Make Christmas dinner

Buy a new car that’s all mine

Sing Karaoke

Memorize every bone in the human body

Write EVERY DAY for a year

Work as a columnist

Bikini wax, 2010

Discover a melibe leonina in the sound, 2012

Hold a tarantula, 2008

Find a way to be alone in wild places every week

Fall in love again

Successfully maintain a houseplant for over a year, 2014

Read The Hobbit, 2012

Be published, 2009

Earn six figures

Watch the sun rise and set in one day

Have no secrets, 2015

Make something to sell on the internet

Own an original piece of artwork

Create an original piece of artwork

Win a poetry competition, 2012

Own Tiffany jewelry

Adopt a pet, 2014

Make a new friend, 2015

Get my very first big girl job, 2013

Have garden chickens

Name a star

Own a snake, 2008

Have 3 months of bills in savings

Join a book-club, 2014



Taste a scotch older than I am

Learn to make Korean pancakes

Conquer a shrimp, 2013

Dahlia Lounge, Seattle, 2014

Rocky mountain oysters Beast, Portland

Pickle my own veggies

Eat really, really fancy sushi

Make everything in one cookbook

Make my own cheese

Eat an entire watermelon

Bake a loaf of bread

Soylent for a month

Build myself a kitchen garden

Sushi Yasuda, NYC Make fresh pasta

Eat a pig eye, 2013

Civet coffee

Eat something that is alive

Eat Stone Soup in Usila

Make a Lane Cake



Polar bears in Barrow, AK

Rattlesnake Saloon, AL

Havasu Falls camping, AZ

Garvan Woodland gardens, AR

Woodland Park Zoo, CA 2002

Concert at Red Rocks, CO

Mark Twain’s House, CT

Smithsonian Museum, D.C. 2003

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Cirque du Soleil, FL 2002

Olde Pink House, GA

Humpback Whales, HI

Pan for gold, ID

The Signature Room Chicago, IL

Notre Dame, IN

Iowa State Fair, IA

Bird-watching at Quivira, KS

Kentucky Derby in a hat, KY

New Orleans World’s Largest Jazz Brunch, LA

Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, ME

Ocean City Boardwalk, MD

Freedom Trail, MA 2012

Sleeping Bear Dunes, MI

Mall of America, MN

Steamboat on the Mississippi, MS

Ozark Caverns MO

Yellowstone, MT 2004

Chimney Rock, NE

Donkey down the Grand Canyon, NV

Conway railroad, NH

Atlantic City Boardwalk, NJ

Bandelier National Monument, NM

Times Square, NY

Biltmore Estate, NC

Fargo Theatre, ND

Amish Country, OH

Bricktown, OK

Powell’s City of Books, OR

Reading terminal Market, PA

Newport Cliff Walk, RI

Carolina Opry, SC

The Mammoth Site, SD

Dollywood, TN

Moody Gardens, TX

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

Smuggler’s Notch, VT

Shenandoah National Park, VA

Trans-Allegheney Lunatic Asylum, WV

Circus World Museum, WI

Cheyanne Frontier Days Rodeo, WY

Damariscotta Maine – Oyster shell banks

Galena Illinois – Main Street

Pella Iowa – May Tulip Time Festival

Welch, West Virginia – Get lunch by Elkhorn Creek

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire – The oldest summer resort in America

Corning, New York – Southern Finger Lakes

Keene New Hampshire – Hike mount Monadnock

Ferndale, California – Cream City

Lanesboro, Minnesota – Root river valley bluffs

Little Compton, Rhode Island – Lobster Roll

Woods Hole Massachusetts – Pass through destination

Marietta, Ohio – Named for Marie Antoinette, Riverboat town

Grand Haven, Michigan – Annual coast guard festival

Frederick, Maryland – Mountain winery

Shelburne, Vermont – Milk cows, cheese making, farm living

Damascus, Virginia – Blue Ridge Mountains,

Fredericksburg, Texas – Magic Mile shopping scene, best wine tasting in Texas

Gallup, New Mexico – Indian jewelry capital of the world, High Desert Trail System hike

Natchitoches, Louisiana – Oldest permanent settlement of Louisiana Purchase

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri – French-influenced town, historic church

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, – The Switzerland of Pennsylvania

Capitola, California – Bright and vibrant surf town with fishing off the pier

Guilford, Connecticut – Third largest collection of historic homes in New England

Shipshewana, Indiana – Largest flea market in the country

Lead, South Dakota – Mining town

War Eagle, Arkansas – Famous mill destroyed and rebuilt three times

Creede, Colorado – mining town looks like an old western movie

Abilene, Kansas – Dwight D Eisenhower born here, Great Plains theatre

Boone, North Carolina – Blue Ridge Mountains, bluegrass musicians/ Appalachian

Milton, Delaware – Delaware Bay, Dogfish Head Brewing Company

Canton Mississippi – Canton flea market

Serenbe, Georgia – Urban town in rural country, farm-to-table restaurants, slow living

Most beautiful library in each state:

Ben May Main Library: Mobile AL

Arabian Library: Scottsdale AZ **

Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library and Learning Center: Little Rock, AK **

Geisel Library at UC San Diego: La Jolla, CA **

Denver Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library: Denver, CO

Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven CT *

Hockessin Public Library: Hockessin, DW *

Gulf Gate Library: Sarasota, FL

Georgia State University library: Athens, GA

Coeur D’Alene Public Library: Coeur D’Alene, ID *

Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch: Chicago IL **

Indianapolis Central Library: Indianapolis, IN

Iowa State Library: Des Moines, IO ***

Lawrence Public Library: Lawrence, KA *

Wiliam T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky: Lexington, KT **

East Baton Rouge Parish Main library At Goodwood: Baton Rouge, LA *

Portland Public Library, Portland, MN

George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore, ML ***

Boston Public Library: Boston, MA **

University of Michigan Law Library: Ann Arbor, Michigan **

Minneapolis Central Library: Minneapolis, MO

Mississippi Library Commission Headquarters: Jackson, MS **

Kansas City Public Library: Kansas City, MI

Billings Public Library: Billings, MT **

Nebraska State Library: Lincoln, NB *

Prim Library at Sierra Nevada College: Incline Village, NV ***

The Phillips Exeter Academy Library: Exeter, NH ***

Julian Street Library at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Farmington Public Library: Farmington, NM *

Teen Center at the New York Public Library’s Hamilton Grange Branch: Harlem, NY

James B Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University: Raleigh, NC

North Dakota State Library: Bismarck, ND

William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library at Ohio State University: Columbus, OH **

Patience S. Latting Northwest Library: Oklahoma City, OK

Ashland Public Library: Ashland, OR

Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, PA ***

Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design: Providence, RI **

Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library: Florence, SC *

Hot Springs Public Library: Hot Springs, SD ***

Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch: Nashville TN

Oak Forest Neighborhood Library: Houston, TX

Salt Lake City Main Library: Salt Lake City, UT

Manchester Community Library: Manchester, VT

Tidewater Community College and City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library: Virginia Beach, VA

Seattle Central Library: Seattle, WA **

J Frank Marsh Library at Concord University: Athens, WV

University of Wisconson’s Law School Library: Madison, WI

Teton County Library: Jackson, WY