Travel Bucket List

  1. Do a handstand in all 50 states (I’ve been to 45 but apparently I’ve only done handstands in 29 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: 7)
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  3. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
  4. Visit all the US National Park Service Sites (total so far: 73)dscn1660
  5. Backpack a portion of the Appalachian Trail – completed June 2018!
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  6. 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)
  7. Do a handstand on every continent (total so far: 2)
  8. Visit as many UNESCO World Heritage sites as possible (total so far: 14)
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  9. Become fluent in Spanish (I’m about a third of the way there)

  10. Learn at least a little bit of Italian and Greek
  11. Attend the gymnastics World Championships
  12. Attend a summer and winter Olympics (fingers crossed for Summer 2028 in Los Angeles!)
  13. See the Lion King and/or Phantom of the Opera on Broadway
  14. Take a photo of a lightning bolt
  15. Learn to surf

  16. Learn how to snorkel without freaking out

  17. Spend an afternoon at a hedgehog cafe in Japan
  18. Zip line through the rainforest in Costa Ricacompleted February 2018!
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  19. Stand on the equator (and do a handstand with one hand in each hemisphere)
  20. Hike the Arctic Circle Trail
  21. Breathe in the fresh mountain air at Machu Picchu
  22. Do a handstand at Salar de Uyuni
  23. Go paddleboarding in the crater of a volcano
  24. Float in the Dead Sea (I don’t float, I sink, so this one might be extra challenging)
  25. Climb Mount Fuji
  26. Take a photo of the sunrise over Angkor Wat
  27. Do a handstand on the Great Wall of China
  28. Trek to the Everest Base Camp
  29. Summit Aconcagua
  30. Go on an African safari
  31. Summit Mount Kilimanjaro (and do a handstand on top, of course)
  32. Ride a camel out into the desert of Morocco
  33. Take a photo of footprints in the sand at Sossusvlei
  34. Summit Half Dome
  35. Hike The Narrows
  36. Take a disorienting photo at Antelope Canyon
  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 (I saw them once when I was a kid, but just barely and it was nothing like the incredible photos you see from Alaska or Scandinavia)
  47. See the southern lights
  48. Watch a volcano erupt
  49. Go skydiving (location tbd)

  50. Go body-zorbing in New Zealand