My Bucket List

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I’ve had a bucket list that I’ve kept in several different places. Over the years it’s morphed and changed from a bucket list that included things I wanted to accomplish in my lifetime to becoming mostly a travel bucket list.

Often it is tucked away somewhere on an app on my phone, but I decided maybe it was time to pull it out and make it official — to help me keep track of what I actually did and wanted to do, and to give you some ideas of things you may want to add to your bucket list!

Have you written down your bucket list? 

I dug up all the bits and pieces that I’ve stored in various different locations and collated it all here. I’ve also added new ideas and places, inspired by Instagram, of course.

Different Types of Bucket Lists

I’ve also decided to include different categories of lists. One giant list seemed overwhelming. You’ll see a creative list, a cooking list, places to travel with kids, and a sushi and restaurant bucket list, among others.

We love gourmet food, and although fine dining restaurants are not places we would necessarily go to with our entire family, any chance we can go to a Michelin Star restaurant when we have babysitters for our kids, we will! We managed to go to quite a few places while living in NYC. We also have a serious love for sushi, so we will often seek out sushi restaurants wherever we are.

So, here goes! I will check off and update with new items as we go!

Travel Bucket List – International


Carousel in Paris, France
Carousel in Paris, France
  • Brussels – Belgium
  • Prague – Czech Republic
  • Copenhagen – Denmark
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • Paris, France ✔️
  • Study abroad in France ✔️
  • Cliffs of Eretat – France
  • Lavender Fields – Provence, France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Crete, Greece
  • Sarakiniko Beach – Milos, Greece
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece ✔️
  • Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon – Reykjavik, Iceland ✔️
Santorini Greece
Santorini, Greece
  • Reynisfjara Beach – Iceland
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Florence, Italy ✔️
  • Lake Como, Italy
  • Positano, Italy ✔️
  • Rome, Italy ✔️
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Venice, Italy ✔️
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands ✔️
  • Tulip Fields in Flevoland – Netherlands
  • Etretat, Normandy
  • Gdańsk – Poland
Positano, Italy
Positano, Italy
  • Lisbon – Portugal
  • Porto – Portugal
  • Barcelona – Spain ✔️
  • Alahambra in Granada – Spain
  • Madrid – Spain
  • Muralla Roja – Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ride Hot Air Balloon Ride, Cappadocia – Turkey
  • Istanbul – Turkey
  • Pamukkale – Turkey
  • Pasabag Monks Valley – Turkey
Barcelona, Spain


Fushimi Inari Shrine - Kyoto, Japan
Fushimi Inari Shrine – Kyoto, Japan
  • Bhutan
  • Cambodia
  • Beijing, China
  • Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park (Rainbow Mountain) – Gansu, China
  • Ice & Snow World – Harbin, China
  • Easter Island – Rapa Nui, Chile
  • Shanghai, China
  • Loong Swim Club – Suzhou, China
  • Tianjin Binhai Library – Tianjin, China
  • Yangshuo – China
  • Hong Kong
  • Taj Majal – Agra, India ✔️
  • Delhi, India ✔️
  • Goa, India
  • Mumbai, India ✔️
  • Bali, Indonesia ✔
  • Ubud, Indonesia ✔
  • Arashiyama Bamboo Forest – Japan
  • Kyoto – Japan ✔️
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Tokyo – Japan ✔️
Balloons Over Bagan - Myanmar
Balloons Over Bagan – Myanmar
  • Hazrat Sultan Mosque in Astana – Kazakhstan
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Laos
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Melaka, Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Ride Hot Air Balloons in Bagan, Myanmar ✔️
  • Visit the White Temple in Min Kun, Myanmar ✔️
  • Nepal
  • Palawan – Phillippines
  • GarinFarm Pilgrimage Resort, Phillippines
  • Hawa Mahal Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Udaipur, Rajasthan
The Supertree Grove - Singapore
The Supertree Grove – Singapore
  • Moscow -Russia
  • Izmailovo Market, Moscow – Russia
  • St. Petersburg Mosque – Russia
  • Supertree Grove – Singapore ✔️
  • ArtScience Digital Museum – Singapore ✔️
  • Sri Lanka
  • Busan – South Korea
  • Jeju Island – South Korea
  • Seoul – South Korea ✔️
  • Live in Seoul, Korea for a summer ✔️
  • Taiwan
  • Bangkok – Thailand ✔️
  • Visit Wat Arun in Bangkok – Thailand
Girl walking on bridge at N Seoul Tower - Seoul, Korea
N Seoul Tower – Seoul, Korea
  • Tibet
  • Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand – Ubekistan
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Halong Bay – Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Steps up to Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Dhara Dhevi in Chiang Mai, Thailand


Camel Ride in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Dead Sea – Israel
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Oman
  • Doha, Qatar ✔️
  • Shiekh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ✔️
  • Dubai, Unted Arab Emirates ✔️
Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar


Camel in Marrakesh Morocco
  • Botswana
  • Visit Pyramids – Giza, Egypt
  • Luxor, Egypt
  • White Desert – Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Safari – Kenya, Africa
  • Giraffe Manor – Kenya, Africa
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Chefchaouen, Morocco
  •  Fez, Morocco
  • Marrakesh, Morocco ✔️
  • Ride a Camel, Morocco ✔️
  • Namibia
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Tenerife
  • Visit orphanages in Uganda


  • Perth, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Twelve Apostles – Australia
  • Fiji ✔️
  • Bora Bora – French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • New Zealand
  • Tahiti

Bucket List Ideas – The Americas


Sophie posing in front of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac - Quebec City, Canada
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac – Quebec City, Canada
  • Banff – Canada
  • Montreal – Canada ✔️
  • Quebec City – Canada ✔️
  • Vancouver – Canada ✔️
  • Greenland


Cancun, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico
  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Cabo San Lucas – Mexico
  • Cancun – Mexico ✔️
  • Las Coloradas, aka The Pink Lagoon – Mexico
  • Grutas Tolantongo – Mexico
  • Stay at shell villa in Isla Mujeres – Mexico
  • Oaxaca – Mexico
  • Playa del Carmen – Mexico ✔️
  • Puerto Vallarta – Mexico ✔️
  • Yucatan Peninsula – Mexico ✔️
  • Panama


Girl sitting on beach in ocean waves in Bermuda
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas ✔️
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda ✔️
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Grand Cayman
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevins
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Thomas
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos
  • U.S. Virgin Islands


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Learn to tango in Argentina
  • General Carrera Lake – Argentina
  • Aruba ✔️
  • Rio de Janiero, Brazil
  • Bolivia
  • Uyuni Salt Flats (Salar de Uyuni) – Bolivia
  • Chile


  • Colombia
  • Easter Island
  • Paraguay
  • Cuzco, Peru ✔️
  • Lima, Peru ✔️
  • Machu Picchu, Peru ✔️
  • Rainbow Mountain – Peru


Mii Amo Spa at Sedona, Arizona

With so many restrictions on travel after Covid has come on the scene, we’ve been taking more road trips and traveling within the U.S. Here are some domestic destinations to add to your bucket list this year. Our goal is to make it to all 50 states with the kids!

  • Alabama ✔️
  • Alaska
  • Sedona, Arizona ✔️
  • Tucson, Arizona ✔️
  • The Wave – Arizona
  • Grand Canyon – Arizona ✔️
  • Antelope Canyon – Page, Arizona ✔️
  • Horseshoe Bend – Arizona ✔️
  • Monument Valley – Arizona
  • Scottsdale, Arizona ✔️
  • Arkansas ✔️
  • Southern Outlook – Arkansas
  • Artist’s Palette in Death Valley
  • Los Angeles, California ✔️
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Palm Springs, California
  • Salvation Mountain – California
  • McWay Falls – California
  • Big Sur – California
  • Solvang Danish Village – California
Girl standing in front of fog and Universal Studios sign in Orlando, Florida
Universal Studios – Orlando, Florida
  • San Francisco – California ✔️
  • Colorado ✔️
  • Crystal Lake – Colorado
  • Connecticut ✔️
  • Delaware ✔️
  • Miami, Florida ✔️
  • Orlando, Florida ✔️
  • Jacksonville, Florida ✔️
  • Key West, Florida ✔️
  • Ocala National Forest – Florida
  • St. Augustine, Florida ✔️
  • Atlanta, Georgia ✔️
  • Kaui, Hawaii ✔️
  • Idaho
  • Shoshone Falls – Idaho
  • Chicago, Illinois ✔️
  • Indiana ✔️
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Ark Encounter, Kentucky ✔️
  • New Orleans, Louisiana ✔️
  • Portland, Maine ✔️
Standing in front of Lighthouse in Portland, Maine
  • Maryland ✔️
  • Boston, Massachusetts ✔️
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota ✔️
  • Mississippi
  • St. Louis, Missouri ✔️
  • Montana
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Seven Magic Mountains, Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey ✔️
  • New Mexico
  • Brooklyn, New York ✔️
  • New York City, New York ✔️
  • Watkins Glen National Park – New York ✔️
  • Niagara Falls – New York ✔️
  • North Carolina ✔️
  • North Dakota
  • Cincinnati, Ohio ✔️
  • Oklahoma ✔️
  • Portland, Oregon ✔️
  • Crater Lake – Oregon
  • Pennsylvania ✔️
  • Rhode Island ✔️
Vessel at Hudson Yards in NYC
  • Rainbow Row – Charleston, South Carolina ✔️
  • Badlands National Park – South Dakota
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Dallas, Texas ✔️
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Magnolia – Waco, Texas
  • Arches National Park, Utah
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • Reflection Canyon, Utah
  • Zion National Park, Utah ✔️
  • Vermont ✔️
  • Virginia ✔️
  • Seattle, Washington ✔️
  • Washington D.C. ✔️
  • West Virginia ✔️
  • Wisconsin ✔️
  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

U. S. Territories

  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States Virgin Islands


Girl sitting on bench at Hello Kitty Island - Seoul, Korea
Hello Kitty Island – Seoul, Korea

There are so many places around the world to take your kids. We’ve made it a point to seek these places out as our kids get quite bored just going to places that interest the adults. We like to do a mix of kid attractions, theme parks, places to take fun photos, playgrounds, dinosaur parks, anything Hello Kitty themed, and cute or fun themed cafes. Here are some bucket list ideas of places to take your kids!

  • Sanrio Puroland – Japan ✔️
  • Fly on Hello Kitty Air
  • Stay at a Hello Kitty Hotel
  • Hello Kitty Island – Seoul, South Korea ✔️
  • Hello Kitty Cafe – Bangkok, Thailand ✔️
  • Peppa World – London, United Kingdom
  • Disneyland – California, USA ✔️
  • Universal Studios – Los Angeles, California, USA ✔️
  • Dinosaur World – Orlando, Florida, USA ✔️
  • Epcot – Orlando, Florida, USA ✔️
  • Universal Studios – Orlando, Florida, USA ✔️
  • Urban Air Trampoline Park – Portland, Maine, USA ✔️
  • Crayola Factory – Pennsylvania, USA ✔️
  • Hershey’s Chocolate World – Pennsylvania, USA ✔️
  • Dinosaur World – Texas, USA ✔️
  • Peppa Pig World of Play – Grapevine, Texas, USA
  • Urban Air Trampoline Park – McKinney, Texas, USA ✔️


I have to admit that adventure has taken a little bit of a back seat since I’ve had kids. They just can’t handle too much walking, like the multi-day hike I did to see Machu Picchu when I was in my 20s. I’ve learned to scale things down and enjoy the more leisurely activities I can have with my kids. Here are some adventure bucket list ideas to for yourself or with kids!

  • See the Northern Lights
  • Take photos at an ice hotel
  • Take photos in an igloo
  • Go parasailing ✔️
  • Go Zip line in Hawaii
  • Go surfing with my family
  • Go skiing with my family ✔️
  • Go canoeing with my family
  • Ride on a glass bottom boat with my family
  • Go snowboarding ✔️
  • Stay in a capsule hotel with my family


Hiking at Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Hiking at Watkins Glen State Park, NY
  • Swim in a cenote
  • Swim in a swimming hole with my family
  • Go hiking with my family ✔️
  • Explore a cave
  • Go kayaking
  • Stand under a waterfall
  • See a double rainbow ✔️


Swimming in the Blue Lagoon Reykjavik Iceland

Every culture seems to have their own version of a spa. Some are more relaxing than others, and not all are open to kids, but here are some spa bucket list ideas you can do with your family.

  • Visit a beautiful spa around the world ✔️
  • Soak in the waters at Pamukkale, Turkey
  • Go to a hot spring with my family
  • Go to a Korean spa with my family
  • Visit a hammam 
  • Soak in a Hungarian thermal bath
  • Visit Aire Ancient Baths


Are you a foodie like me? If so, you’ll want to write down a list of food bucket list. I’m just getting started, but here are a few food bucket list ideas to get you started.

  • Eat at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant ✔️
  • Work in the kitchen of a Michelin star restaurant ✔️
  • Work for Jean-Georges in one of his restaurants ✔️
  • Attend a food festival
  • Take a photo with a famous chef ✔️
  • Go to a “cute food” cafe ✔️


Cooking Class in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Cooking Class in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Are you aspiring to be an amazing cook? Maybe you already are one and just want to expand your cooking repertoire, or maybe you’ve put off learning to cook better until later. There’s nothing like making a list to get some of these hidden desires right in front of your eyes to remind yourself to make time for things you want to do in the kitchen. Here are some of my cooking bucket list ideas. 

  • Take cooking classes around the world ✔️
  • Go to culinary school ✔️
  • Cook a Thai dish at home
  • Cook a fancy recipe out of a cookbook
  • Cook a recipe from a Michelin star chef
  • Make a Hello Kitty cake
  • Make Hello Kitty cake pops
  • Make baklava
  • Make homemade bread
  • Bake a Korean cake
  • Make kimchee
  • Make Vietnamese spring rolls
  • Cook a Moroccan meal in a tagine
  • Make pasta from scratch
  • Make dumplings from scratch
  • Make Chinese mooncakes
  • Make Korean red bean breads
  • Make Korean sullung tang (white ox bone soup)
  • Make cute food for the kids


We know restaurants have taken quite a hit in their businesses and many have shuttered their doors, but I am hoping many restaurants will survive! As foodies, we still have dreams to dine at new places and discover new restaurants.

Here is our restaurant bucket list! Both Michelin and non-Michelin restaurants are included. We’ve separated out the sushi places because we have so many!

  • Alinea – Chicago  ✔️
  • Tru – Chicago (now closed)  ✔️
  • Charlie Trotters – Chicago (now closed)  ✔️
  • North Pond – Chicago  ✔️
  • Spiaggio – Chicago  ✔️
  • Topolobampo – Chicago  ✔️
  • Crofton on Wells – Chicago (now closed)  ✔️
  • Takahashi – Chicago (now closed)  ✔️
  • Girl and the Goat – Chicago  ✔️
  • Naha – Chicago  ✔️
  • Lou Malnatis – Chicago  ✔️
  • Aruns (Thai) – Chicago ✔️
  • Bob Chinns – Wheeling, IL  ✔️
  • Joe’s Stone Crab & Prime Steak – Chicago  ✔️
  • Eleven Madison – NYC  ✔️
  • Blue Hill – NYC  ✔️
  • Gotham Bar & Grill – NYC  ✔️
  • Gramercy Tavern – NYC  ✔️
  • Le Bernadin – NYC  ✔️
  • Jungsik – Tribeca, NYC ✔️
  • Chez Panisse – Oakland, CA  ✔️
  • Momofuku Ko – NYC ✔️
  • Le Bernadin – NYC ✔️
  • Gotham Bar and Grill – Greenwich Village, NYC ✔️
  • SingleThread – Healdsburg, California
  • Manresa – Los Gatos, California
  • Quince – San Francisco, CA
  • The Restaurant at Meadowood – St. Helena, CA
  • Saison – San Francisco, CA
  • The Fat Duck – Bray, Great Britain
  • The Modern – Midtown, NYC
  • Jeju Noodle Bar (Korean) – NYC
  • Next – Chicago
  • French Laundry – Yountville, CA 
  • Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, CA
  • Benu – San Francisco, CA
  • The Inn at Little Washington – Washington, VA
  • Noma – Demark
  • Atomix (Korean Fine Dining) – NYC
  • Bouley at Home – Flatiron, NYC
  • Cote Korean Steakhouse (Korean) – NYC
  • Cafe Boulud – NYC
  • Jean Georges – NYC
  • Per Se – NYC
  • Daniel – UES, NYC
  • Aquavit – Midtown, NYC
  • Caviar Russe – Midtown, NYC
  • Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare – Brooklyn, NY


My love of sushi is very serious, so much so that even my husband proposed to me with a fancy plate of catered sushi, and most birthday celebrations involve sushi at some point. If you know of a sushi restaurant I should try, please list it in the comments! Here are some sushi restaurants to add to your restaurant bucket list if you live near New York City or plan on visiting some time. 

  • Nomi – Chicago ✔️
  • Sushi Yasuda – NYC ✔️
  • Jewel Bako – NYC ✔️
  • Neta – NYC ✔️
  • Kanoyama – NYC ✔️
  • Morimoto – NYC ✔️
  • Sushi of Gari – Midtown, NYC ✔️
  • Sushi of Gari – Tribeca, NYC ✔️
  • Nobu – Midtown, NYC ✔️
  • Nobu Next Door – Tribeca, NYC ✔️
  • Masa – NYC
  • Shuko – Greenwich Village, NYC
  • Sushi Seki – UES, NYC
  • Sushi Inoue – Harlem, NYC
  • Sushi Noz – UES, NYC
  • Sushi Nakazawa – West Village, NYC
  • Satsuki (Suzuki’s sushi bar) – NYC
  • Sushi Amane – Midtown East, NYC
  • O Ya – NYC
  • Sushi Ginza Onodera – NYC
  • Sushi Amane – NYC
  • Noda – Gramercy, NYC
  • Kosaka – NYC
  • Kyo Ya – East Village, NYC
  • Hirohisa – NYC
  • Ichimura at Uchu – Tribeca, NYC

So many places to see, so many places to eat! Most of these sushi places were listed before we moved out of New York, so I will update with a new list of restaurants outside of New York too.


Creativity is good for the soul. I’ve always found it relaxing and fun to try a new craft, and have the satisfaction of seeing a finished product that you made with your own two hands!

I’m often found lugging some of my portable creative projects in my backpack on trips. You’ll see me knitting on planes (when I don’t have an infant or toddler vying for my attention), trying out embroidery in the passenger seat of a road trip, or cross-stitch, or bringing art supplies with the hopes that I’ll be able to find time on the trip to find a moment to myself to unwind after along day. Here are some creative bucket list ideas to get your juices flowing.

  • Take an oil painting class as an adult ✔️
  • Make something on a pottery wheel ✔️
  • Try glass blowing ✔️
  • Knit a scarf ✔️
  • Go to fashion design school ✔️
  • Knit a sweater for my daughter ✔️
  • Knit hats for my family and to give as gifts ✔️
  • Create my own knitting patterns ✔️
  • Create a macrame piece ✔️
  • Draw travel art
  • Make a wall tapestry
  • Finish an embroidery piece
  • Create a punch needle wall art ✔️
  • Create a punch needle pillow
  • Create a cross stitch piece
  • Knit a sweater for myself that fits
  • Crochet a blanket
  • Sew a dress for my daughter
  • Design my own punch needle design
  • Sew a dress for myself that I would wear 
  • Make a photo book of my family
  • Create a photo wall
  • Create my own lettering art
  • Paint an abstract painting
  • Paint decorative floral art
  • Create wall art designs
  • Cook a Michelin star meal
  • Make soap
  • Make bath bombs
  • Write a book
  • Sell a piece of art I created
  • Make a rug
  • Design stickers
  • Create a watercolor painting
  • Make candles
  • Crochet amigurumi


I picked up gardening during quarantine in New York. We didn’t have a yard, but we had a large deck that I used to experiment with container gardening. Since then, I can’t help but want to improve my gardening skills so I can truly cook from the veggies in my garden.

  • Grow my own container garden from seed ✔️
  • Grow indoor vegetables ✔️
  • Grow sprouts ✔️
  • Grow Korean mungbean sprouts
  • Save my own seeds ✔️
  • Try Bokashi composting
  • Grow heirloom tomatoes
  • Have a mini greenhouse in the backyard
  • Propogate succulents ✔️
  • Grow an avocado plant from seed ✔️
  • Have a fruit tree in my backyard
  • Grow strawberries ✔️
  • Grow cacti
  • Propagate a monstera plant


No time like now to get back into shape and focus on health. Whether it’s learning a new sport, or committing to that exercise routine you’ve already thought about, time to write it down and make it happen! Here are some health and fitness bucket list ideas to consider.

  • Fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans
  • Play tennis with my husband
  • Do the splits as an adult
  • Play a game of golf with my husband
  • Take a dance class
  • Run 5 miles again post-kids
  • Find a green juice recipe I like
  • Start weightlifting again
  • Do Barre exercises for 30 days in a row
  • Swim a mile in a pool
  • Run a half marathon as an adult
  • Eat keto/low carb for 2 months
  • Complete an 8 week exercise program


I love learning. It’s what I love to do. I’ve always loved learning something new, so often you’ll find me trying something new and digging deeper into it. My learning goals are endless, so I’ve listed some learning bucket list ideas you can take inspiration from.

  • Learn to code ✔️
  • Learn to build a website ✔️
  • Learn to sew ✔️
  • Learn to knit ✔️
  • Learn how to cook gourmet healthy food ✔️
  • Take a cooking class in another country ✔️
  • Learn fashion design ✔️
  • Learn how to edit photos for Instagram ✔️
  • Learn how to edit video
  • Learn how to design graphic pattern repeats ✔️
  • Learn how to create a website ✔️
  • Learn SEO for blogging
  • Learn how to run profitable Facebook ads
  • Learn how to use Procreate on my iPad
  • Learn how to use my drone
  • Learn how to play worship piano
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Learn to play the electric violin
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Learn how to grade a clothing pattern
  • Become fluent in Korean


I lived in NY for over 10 years, and went to fashion design school at Parsons for a career change, so naturally, wanting to experience being part of the fashion industry while there was part of my bucket list. Maybe some of these fashion and style bucket list ideas will spark something you’ve wanted to do too?

  • Attend a NY Fashion Show ✔️
  • Buy a designer purse ✔️
  • Work at a design house in NYC ✔️
  • Make a sample with a factory in the garment district in NYC ✔️
  • Alter my dresses
  • Design and make my own dress to wear
  • Have a completely organized and curated wardrobe with effortless pieces


Who hasn’t thought of wanting to have 5 minutes in the spotlight by being a movie extra or on a commercial? Although many have thought of it, few have pursued it to make it happen. Now as parents, maybe we’ll pursue this for our kids. Here are some entertainment bucket list ideas for yourself or your kids, or both! 🙂

  • See a movie being filmed ✔️
  • Visit Warner Brothers studio ✔️
  • Be an extra in a movie or show
  • Be in a Korean drama
  • Be in a commercial
  • Be in a print ad
  • Perform on stage as an adult
  • Write a song
  • Perform on a video


Home bucket list ideas for the places you want to live and any design or renovation plans you’d like to do for your home in the future.

  • Own my own condo ✔️
  • Have investment property ✔️
  • Live in NYC ✔️
  • Live a summer in Seoul ✔️ (did for 3 weeks)
  • Declutter our home
  • Build a permanent house for our family
  • Build an accent wall in our home
  • Have a backyard pool
  • Live like a minimalist


If you’re an entrepreneur like me, you always have ideas of things you’d like to see come to light one day. Your list may be different from mine, but be sure to write these down too!

  • Start a blog ✔️
  • Create a YouTube channel ✔️
  • Create a travel YouTube channel
  • Design my own products ✔️
  • Get my products manufactured ✔️
  • Have my products carried in stores ✔️
  • Create an Etsy store ✔️
  • Create a Shopify store ✔️
  • Sell my products online ✔️
  • Have a booth at a tradeshow ✔️
  • Make money on my blog
  • Sell a knitting pattern I created ✔️
  • Create a childrenswear line
  • Create a fashion line
  • Sell a digital product I created
  • Sell my own t-shirt designs ✔️
  • Create an online class ✔️
  • Teach online classes
  • Put a class on Skillshare
  • Publish a book
  • Give a speech
  • Publish a cookbook
  • Sell my art online
  • Help others become successful using their gifts


Finances are something we typically write in our goals list, but why not write it on your bucket list? We all have financial goals. Let’s make them happen!

  • Create passive income streams
  • Pay off all debt
  • Be a self-made millionaire
  • Learn to invest in cryptocurrencies
  • Learn to manage my own investments
  • Life off passive income streams
  • Retire my husband
  • Live mortgage free
  • Send money to my parents every month
  • Have a college fund for every kid
  • Have a wedding and condo fund for each kid


Some luxury bucket list ideas for a little pampering for special occasions or for the ultimate bucket list check!

  • Go on a helicopter ride ✔️
  • Eat at a 3 Michelin restaurant ✔️
  • Eat at all the Michelin restaurants in the U.S.
  • Stay at a 5 star resort
  • Fly first class with my entire family
  • Stay at the Oberoi Hotel – Delhi, India
  • Vacation on the water in Maldives


These are personal goals I have for my family. We all go through so many things in life — hurdles, disappointments, accomplishments, trauma, ups and downs — but at the end of the day, your family, health, love, joy and living out your purpose is what really matters. Think about the things you’d want to do with your family before your kids are all grown, the family goals you have, or the healing that needs to happen so you can truly thrive as a family. 

  • Save my marriage ✔️
  • Heal from past wounds
  • Adopt a child from South Korea
  • Take my kids skiing ✔️
  • Teach my son how to swim
  • Teach my kids how to speak Korean
  • Write a journal for my kids to give when they go off to college
  • Create a photo album / memory book for each of my kids
  • Teach my kids how to cook
  • Create family videos with all the random clips I have on my phone
  • Organize all the photos I’ve taken over the years
  • Create annual family albums


  • Put a love lock on N Seoul Tower in Korea ✔️
  • Take a weekend trip to Paris, France without kids ✔️
  • Take my parents on an international trip
  • Take my in-laws on an international trip
  • Help my parents check off their bucket lists
  • Help my in-laws check off their bucket lists
  • Visit my friends around the world


  • Read the entire Bible
  • Receive the gift of tongues ✔️
  • Experience a miraculous healing ✔️
  • Create scripture art
  • Create inspiring Christian products
  • Share my testimony one day


Mbarara Orphanage

It will definitely take a lifetime to see all of these places on my list, and I always seem to find more things to add to this travel list, but I find it’s always good to have something to look forward to, and opening up these endless possibilities brings out the dreamer within me again.

Compiling this list also reminded me how much there is to experience in this world, and keeps me excited about what’s to come! Life is an adventure, and it’s so much more fun when there is something to look forward to!

No doubt, despite how long this list is, it will only keep on growing.


Your Bucket List

Have you written down your bucket list? Where do you keep it written?

Are any of these places on your bucket list too?

Or are there any items on your bucket list that you don’t see here? Please share! I would love to hear from you in the comments. If we missed something, we may consider adding it to our list too!

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