30 Bucket List Items Completed

Today was my birthday. Turning 30 actually is quite awakening. You’re in your “30s.” Here is a repost of some things I noted last year, plus a couple additions. Some of these are “bucket list” items, in the sense that they were premeditated, while others just sort of happened. Some people wait to go to exotic destinations when they retire; I like to spread it out a bit more and do things I can physically do NOW. All are related to one of my favorite quotes:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain

In no particular order (all pictures are mine unless stated):

Bungee Jumped from the Tallest Jump in North America (Canada)

Explored the Colosseum (Rome)

Hiked the Salkantay Trail and saw Machu Picchu (Peru)

Helped Build a Home (Sumter, SC x 2, Maryville, TN)

Did Handstands at Chichen Itza (Mexico)

Sat in a Diner for 26.2 Hours and called it the Minella’s Marathon

Ran a Marathon (Philadelphia 2010)

Explored the ruins at Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Competed  in the 2012 CrossFit Mid-Atlantic Regional

Hiked up Table Mountain (South Africa)

Snorkeled Between Two Continental Plates (Iceland)

Deadlifted 3x+ Bodyweight

Married My Best Friend (and posted it to FB thanks to Fr. David)

Watched the Sunset in Florence

Hang Glided in the Poconos

Biked through Slovenia

Backpacked Parts of the Appalachian Trail


Went Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Hiked Mt. Washington in the Winter

Volunteered in Tijuana

Rode an Elephant (Cambodia)

Ziplined in the Rain Forest (El Salvador)

Swam with Dolphins (Mexico)

Went on an African Safari

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Held up the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Walked around the Wall in Croatia

Snorkeling in Turks and Caicos

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Took a boat ride through Venice

Relaxed in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro

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I’m curious for ideas, what’s on your bucket list??


One thought on “30 Bucket List Items Completed

  1. This is really really awesome. I knew of some of things things but not all. Super awesome man , proud of you.

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