The Travel Bucket List

So here it is... the Travel Bucket List. Some items don't necessarily require traveling to a certain place, but are activities that I'd like to try that will probably require a trip somewhere other than central Alberta. Of course, this list is a work-in-progress, as every day I learn about more things that are in this world worth seeing and experiencing!

1. Visit Costa Rica and get married on the beach.
2. Go on a zipline.
3. See an erupting volcano.
4. Take surfing lessons.
5. Learn to snorkel.
6. Get PADI scuba dive certified and explore a reef or wreck.
7. Visit Mexico and see Chichen Itza.
8. Swim with a dolphin.
9. Go to Peru and walk the Incan trail.
10. Take a weekend snowboarding trip to the mountains.
11. Visit Egypt and see the Sphinx, float down the Nile, explore a pyramid, slide down a sand dune, and ride a camel.
12. Visit Australia and see the Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney Opera house, the interior desert plains, and photograph a wild kangaroo.
13. View the amazing sights of romantic and historical Paris.
14. Explore the catacombs beneath the city of Paris.
15. Visit Rome and see the Coliseum, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, and the Forum.
16. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and make a wish.
17. Visit Vatican City and feast my eyes upon the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
18. Visit the city of London and photograph the tower of Big Ben, Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, the House of the Lords, Westminster Abbey, etc.
19. Explore the Tower of London and visit the creepy wax museum there.
20. Ride the London Eye.
21. Visit Windsor Castle and maybe see the Queen!
22. Ride the Chunnel.
23. Visit Prague and explore its ancient and beautiful castles.
24. See Stonehenge.
25. Walk alongside the ruins of Hadrian's wall.
26. Visit Ireland and explore the city of Dublin, the Hills of Tara, Giant's Causeway, and Ben Bulben in County Silgo.
27. See the White House (maybe the President!)
28. Visit New York and party in Times Square, see the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Plaza, Ground Zero, Greenwich Village, and Soho.
29. Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, especially the Egyptian wing.
30. Walk the Great Wall of China, hike up the treacherous Mount Hua's "Cliffside Plank Path" with its tiny wooden plank road, and photograph the Longji Rice Terraces.
31. Ride in a helicopter.
32. See Hoover Dam.
33. Walk the strip in Las Vegas, attempt to gamble, and see every casino.
34. Live through the rides at the top of the Stratosphere casino in Vegas.
35. See the Painted Desert (the Wave) and Antelope Canyon in Arizona.
36. Ride an elephant. Volunteer with an elephant.
37. Ride in a hot air balloon.
38. Go to Disneyland - preferably with children!
39. Cliff dive into a waterfall.
40. Ride a horse super fast across an open field.
41. Tour a beer brewery.
42. Take an Alaskan cruise.
43. Take a Caribbean cruise.
44. Take a Greek Isles cruise and see Delphi, Crete, and Santorini with its beautiful buildings and natural pool.
45. Spend a day at a spa.
46. Visit New Orleans and celebrate on Bourbon Street, take a swamp tour, and consult a real voodoo practitioner!
47. Go parasailing or paragliding.
48. Visit the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
49. Visit the Galapogos Islands and see a komodo dragon.
50. See Easter Island.
51. Tan on a beach in Hawaii, see the volcanoes, and go to a luau.
52. Visit a vineyard in France or Italy, and help to mash the grapes.
53. Go on an African safari and see elephants, lions, giraffes, and gazelles, perhaps in Botswana.
54. Climb through the Cave of Crystals in Chihuahua, Mexico.
55. Go on the "Jack the Ripper" tour in London.
56. See the Nova Scotian coast line and visit the mysterious Money Pit.
57. Go snowshoeing.
58. See Niagara Falls and ride the 'Maid of the Mist' boat.
59. Visit Mount Rushmore.
60. Learn to make sushi.
61. Take a photo in front of the Hollywood sign.
62. Visit Quebec City and participate in the Winter Festival with the ice castle carvings.
63. Make stone rubbings of the graves at Westminster Abbey.
64. Go to Euro Disneyland and compare it to Disneyland.
65. Live in Quebec for three months and learn the French language.
66. Ride a boat down the Amazon, and float on a massive lilypad (or sink it).
67. Visit Amsterdam and experience the red light district, just to see what it is like.
68. Ride a donkey in a canyon or up a mountain.
69. Visit a real haunted house, such as the Wincester Mystery House in San Jose.
70. Visit Holland and buy real wooden shoes!
71. Stay in a rock-hotel in Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey, and soak in the amazing hot springs at Pamukkale.
72. See a 5000-year-old mummy up close.
73. Go on a kayak trip for a weekend.
74. Go white water rafting.
75. Walk through the cloud forest in Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest.
76. Go to an all-inclusive resort for at least one week of my life.
77. Visit San Francisco and tour Alcatraz, see the Golden Gate bridge, and ride the trolley car.
78. Visit Bolivia and enter the mountain region to see the amazing salt flats at Salar de Uyuni.
79. See an opera in Rome or Paris.
80. Take a gondola cruise in Venice.
81. Take a goofy picture trying to hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
82. See Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
83. Visit the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia, climb a strangler fig tree, and meditate in the temple at Angkor Wat.
84. Sail around the Balearic Islands in Spain.
85. Go up the Seattle Space Needle.
86. See Spotted Lake in British Columbia.
87. Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia and splash in the amazing waterfalls.
88. Go star-gazing at night by Crater Lake.
89. Stand on the edge of the Grand Canyon and take a raft ride down the river.
90. Stroll the gorgeous grounds at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.
91. Visit the ancient city of Petra and the Petra Archaeological Park in Jordan.
92. Go spelunking in a dark, deep cave with a headlamp and a smile.
93. Roam through the Roman baths.
94. Soak in a true, natural hot spring.
95. Participate in an archaeological dig.
96. Go to Austria and explore the history of music and royalty in Vienna and Salzberg.
97. Visit the Taj Mahal and Chittorgarh Fort in India.
98. Go to Morocco, ride a camel caravan across part of the desert, see the climbing goats, and stop at an oasis.
99. See the "Princess Cave" in Belize.
100. Spend a few days walking village to village in the Cotswolds, England.
101. Stay in a hut floating over the ocean - maybe Bora Bora in French Polynesia or in the Maldives.
102. Visit New Zealand, see the "Shire", float under the glow worms at Waitomo Caves, and hike the Milford Track.
103. Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
104. Go extreme hot tubbing with the Jaccuzzi Association!
105. Visit Loch Ness and search for Nessie the Loch Ness Monster.
106. Complete a castle tour of the Lothians outside Edinburgh, Scotland.
107. Visit Rosslyn Chapel from the Da Vinci Code movie.
108. Dine and enjoy the ah-mazing view at Swallow's Nest Castle in Crimean, Ukraine.
109. Go to Paris and ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. 
110. Visit Thailand and explore Phuket's pristine beaches, the ruins of Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and much more!
111. Photograph the view from the Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro, Bhutan.
112. See the Terra Cotta Army in Xian, China.
113. Try undersea helmet diving  - do a sea walk on the ocean floor.
114. Go to Brazil and feel the spray from Iguassu Falls, see the view from Christ the Redeemer, sip a fruity drink on Copacabana beach, and party down in Rio.
115. Canoe through the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake, Alberta 
116. Sand-board down the side of a Nicaraguan volcano.
117. Swim in a Mexican cenote.
118. See the Nazca Lines from the sky.
119.  Drive (or hike) the Cinque Terre in Rio Maggiore, Italy.
120. Row the canals of Geithoorn, Holland.
121. Watch the Old Faithful geyser erupt into the sky and see the beautiful Grand Prismatic at Yellowstone National Park.
122. Wander under the alien-esque trees in Socotra, Yemen.
123. Explore the streets of Pompeii, Italy.
124. Ride the big-wheel trucks on the Columbia Icefields in Banff, Alberta.
125. Stroll through the amazing gardens at Marqueyssac in France.
126. Tour Greece and visit Athens (especially the Parthenon) and the Blue Caves of Zakynthos.
127. Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver City, British Columbia.
128. Float through the Marble Chapel in Carrera Lake in Chile.
129. Fulfill the Disney dream in "Up" and feast mine eyes on Mount Roraima in Venezuela.
130. Walk across the natural bridges of Baatara Gorge to experience the waterfall in Lebanon.
131. Explore the multiple waterfalls, ice caves, glaciers, and natural stone formations in Iceland.
132. Visit Philadelphia and see the Liberty Bell, eat a cheese steak, and explore the strange Mutter Museum.
133. Stay overnight in a clear glass igloo in Finnish Lapland.
134. Dance across the multi-tiered Pongua Falls, Vietnam (maybe with a monk or two?)
135. Relax in a sunbeam inside the Lysistrata ruins, Greece.
136. Run (okay, jog)... (okay, slowly walk up) the amazing staircase in Dulsburg, Germany.
137. Dig my toes very carefully into the Shell Beach of Shark Bay, Australia.
138. Hike the majestic Borneo Rainforest Canopy Walkway.
139. Stay in the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, and slide down the shark-covered waterslide!
140. Climb the stairs of Tianmen Mountain, China.
141. Ride a paddleboat down the Mighty Mississippi.
142. Walk through history at an old New Orleans plantation.
143. Breathe in the beautiful scents of the Kawachi Fuji Gardens in Kitakyushu, Japan.
144. Explore Vancouver Island's tide pools, hot springs, trestle bridges, and fairy forests.
145. Visit Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, California to hike amongst the awe-inspiring redwoods.
146. Kayak or swim in the bio-luminescent bay of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.
147. Visit Zion National Park in Utah and swim in the Emerald Pool.
148. Ride an Alpine Coaster down the Alps in the Black Forest, and try "sky walking" on ropes.
149. Slide down the St. Louis City Museum's ten-story slide - super fun!
150. Watch the Catatumbo lightning storm rage in Venezuela.
151. Swim with a whale shark.
152. Hike through the giant fern forests of Jamaica.
153. Take a dip in the Ubud Hanging Gardens infinity pools in Bali.
154. Stroll through the golden grounds of Versailles, France.
155. Relax on the banks of Detian Falls in China - preferably during sunset.
156. Glide through the Florida Everglades on a racing airboat.
157. Scuba the underwater Temple Garden in Pemuteran Bay, Bali.
158. Swim with manatees in King's Bay, Crystal River, Tampa, Florida.
159. Feel like a hobbit while exploring the mysterious Skocjan Caves in Slovenia.
160. Stand on the equator in Ecuador.
161. Snorkel Palau's Jellyfish Lake with the non-stinging plethora of jellyfish on the island of Eil Malk.
162. Canoe through Lake Hillier in Middle Island, Western Australia and marvel at its bright pink color.
163. Watch baby turtles hatch in the middle of the night at a turtle beach (in Costa Rica?)