Travel Bucket List

  1. Do a handstand in all 50 states (I’ve been to 45 but apparently I’ve only done handstands in 31 of them + Washington DC) and all the Canadian provinces (been to 7, done a handstand in 5 of them)
  2. Stand on as many US state high points as possible (total so far: 13)
  3. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
  4. Visit as many of the US National Park Service Sites as possible (total so far: 85)
  5. Backpack a portion of the Appalachian Trail – completed June 2018!
  6. Backpack the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park
  7. Through-hike the John Muir Trail
  8. Have a beer in as many countries as possible (total so far: 3, although I don’t seem to have a photo of one from Costa Rica)
  9. Do a handstand on every continent (total so far: 2)
  10. Visit as many UNESCO World Heritage sites as possible (total so far: 14)
  11. Become fluent in Spanish (I’m about a third of the way there)
  12. Learn at least a little bit of Italian and Greek
  13. Attend the gymnastics World Championships
  14. Attend a summer and winter Olympics (fingers crossed for Summer 2028 in Los Angeles!)
  15. See the Lion King and/or Phantom of the Opera on Broadway
  16. Take a photo of a lightning bolt
  17. Learn to surf
  18. Learn how to snorkel without freaking out
  19. Spend an afternoon at a hedgehog cafe in Japan
  20. Zip line through the rainforest in Costa Ricacompleted February 2018!
  21. Stand on the equator (and do a handstand with one hand in each hemisphere)
  22. Hike the Arctic Circle Trail
  23. Breathe in the fresh mountain air at Machu Picchu
  24. Do a handstand at Salar de Uyuni
  25. Go paddleboarding in the crater of a volcano
  26. Float in the Dead Sea (I don’t float, I sink, so this one might be extra challenging)
  27. Climb Mount Fuji
  28. Take a photo of the sunrise over Angkor Wat
  29. Trek to the Everest Base Camp
  30. Summit Aconcagua
  31. Go on an African safari
  32. Summit Mount Kilimanjaro (and do a handstand on top, of course)
  33. Take a photo of footprints in the sand at Sossusvlei
  34. Climb Half Dome in Yosemite
  35. Hike The Narrows in Zion National Park
  36. Backpack the Kalalau Trail
  37. Climb Devil’s Tower
  38. Go ice climbing – completed February 2017!
  39. Raft the Grand Canyon
  40. Explore Mammoth Cavescompleted June 2018!
  41. Watch Steamboat Geyser erupt
  42. Spend the night in Labrador
  43. See a panda in the wild
  44. See a lemur in the wild
  45. See a polar bear in the wild
  46. See the northern lights
  47. See the southern lights
  48. Watch a volcano erupt
  49. Go skydiving (location tbd)
  50. Go body-zorbing in New Zealand