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: 12)
  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. 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
  47. See the southern lights
  48. Watch a volcano erupt
  49. Go skydiving (location tbd)
  50. Go body-zorbing in New Zealand