Life List

The following are things that I would like to do (and will do) sometime in this life.

Travel:

  • Visit Victoria Falls, Iguazu Falls, Niagara Falls (Dec 2011)
  • See Machu Picchu (April 2009)
  • Relax in Fiji and Bora Bora
  • Walk on the Great Wall (Nov 2010)
  • Cruise the Danube (May 2006), Nile, Yangtze, and Amazon Rivers
  • See the Great Barrier Reef
  • Travel the Trans-Siberian Railroad before I’m 30 (Sept – Oct 2010, age 25/26)
  • See the Berlin Wall (April 2006)
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands
  • Horseback ride in Mongolia (Oct 2010, Gobi Desert)
  • See Petra
  • Hike around Chichen-Itza and Tikal (Jan 2013)
  • Visit Ayres Rock
  • Circumnavigate the globe (Sept – Nov 2010)
  • Swim in the Adriatic (June 2006), Aegean, Caspian, Andaman (October 2007), Dead, South China and Black Seas.
  • See the Panama Canal
  • Wander the streets of Istanbul
  • Visit Aswan and the Pyramids
  • See the Grand Canyon (Feb 2011)
  • Go to Prague (July 2006)
  • Spend time in the Gobi Desert (Oct 2010)
  • Show up at the airport and buy a ticket anywhere
  • Go to a church service in Rome
  • See the Kimberly mines
  • Stand in Red Square (Sept 2010) and Tiananmen Square (Nov 2010)
  • Visit Kathmandu and Lhasa
  • Visit all 50 states (33 + DC & Puerto Rico down, 17 to go)
  • Visit every continent (only one to go – Antarctica)
  • Tour the Serengeti
  • Go to the DMZ (Nov 2010, set foot in North Korea!)
  • Take perspective shots at Salar de Uyuni (April 2009)
  • Stand at the base of Mt. Fuji (Nov 2010)
  • Go to Easter Island
  • Visit Nicaragua
  • Spend a weekend exploring the towns of CA wine country
  • Wander the medinas of Morocco
  • Hike Kilimanjaro (Jan 2015)

Knowledge, Experiences & Skills:

  • Scuba certification
  • Read War & Peace and Anna Karenina (2012)
  • Skydive (Swiss Alps Aug 2006, Eugene, OR June 2007)
  • Run a 1/2 marathon (May 2009, Oct 2009)
  • Run a marathon (MCM Oct 2012)
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb (Nov 2009)
  • Get a tattoo in honor of Bridget & Hayden (May 16, 2011)
  • Take cooking classes (Jan-June 2010, 12 classes)
  • Learn to sail
  • Go heli-skiing
  • Drive a Smart Car
  • Go ocean kayaking (Jan 2016)
  • Bungee jump
  • Learn to surf
  • Ride the Tube in London (April 2006)
  • Live in a big city (Washington, DC Feb 2011)
  • Spend Easter abroad (Poland 2006, Bolivia 2009)
  • Spend Christmas abroad (Canada 2011)
  • Spend Thanksgiving abroad (Australia 2009)
  • Spend by birthday abroad (Thailand 2007)
  • Live abroad (Denmark Feb-July 2006)
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Build a website from scratch
  • Go to a beer festival
  • See the Russian Ballet (Oct 2010, Bolshoi Theater)
  • Observe penguins in the wild (Chilean coast, Nov 2001)
  • See a show on Broadway
  • Hike Half Dome (July 2010)
  • Hold a koala, wombat and joey roo (Seymour, Australia 2007)
  • Go on an air boat ride (Feb 2012)
  • See the Eiffel Tower at night (Aug 2006)
  • Watch the Tour de France in person
  • Ride a camel (Oct 2010, Gobi Desert) and elephant (Thailand 2007)
  • Learn to play guitar
  • See NYC from the top of the Empire State Building at night (Sept 2009)
  • Eat a feast in Goa
  • Do yoga in the park (July 2010, Yosemite National Park, Top of Half Dome)
  • Learn to make red velvet cake (June 2010)
  • Run a Half Marathon abroad
  • Sing on stage (July 2011)
  • Learn another language fluently

Career & Finance:

  • Volunteer for a global nonprofit
  • Have an article published (March 2012, ZipSetGo)
  • Write a book
  • Sell something on Etsy (July 2008)
  • Purchase a piece of art (a Charlire Visconage original Dec 2015)
  • Start my own business
  • Max out my IRA 5 years in a row (4 years down)
  • Own a home outright
  • Pay off my student loans
  • Send my parents to Ireland for their anniversary one year
  • Teach English in Ukraine (or any Eastern European nation)
  • Teach a class for a group of 30 or more people
  • Grad school
  • Invest in a Startup (April 2010, Alliance180)