Everyone has a list of things they want to do, whether it be in their mind or written out on paper

  • Visit these places
    • Brussels, Belgium
    • Naples, Italy
    • Venice, Italy — Swim in the canals
    • Rome, Italy and the Vatican — Check out the church, and try some gelato while walking through the ruins of the Coliseum
    • Vienna, Austria — Checking out the Classical music scene!
    • Paris, France — Practice my French skills, ride the TGV, grapple up the Eiffel Tower, walk through L’Arc de Triomphe
    • Lascaux, France — Check out the earliest known cave paintings.
    • Sydney, Australia — Opera house and beachfront, Great Barrier Reef
    • New Zealand — hold a kiwi and a kiwi in my hand at the same time
    • Frankfurt, Germany — Try some delicious sausages!
    • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
    • Great Pyramids of Egypt
    • Svalbard Global Seed Vault
    • Boston, Massachusetts — Boston Harbor, MIT, attend a Red Sox game
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada — Visit the CN Tower
    • Antarctica — Visit a research station, hug a penguin, and possibly trek to the South Pole
    • North pole — Note to self: bring super-sensitive scale and see if I really weigh less than at the equator
    • Roswell, New Mexico — See for myself what all this “alien conspiracy” stuff is about
    • US. National Parks:
      • Carlsbad Caverns National Park — For the cave, of course!
      • Grand Tetons National Park — For the scenic beauty
      • Arches National Park, Utah — Great photo opportunities here
      • Badlands National Park — Excavate a dinosaur fossil (even if it’s just a tooth)
      • Crater Lake National Park, Oregon — Always wanted to go there since I was a kid!
      • Everglades National Park, Florida — Wade through a swamp without getting eaten by a crocodile. Okay, maybe boat.
      • Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Skywalk, rafting on the Colorado River
      • Yosemite National Park — Half Dome
      • Yellowstone National Park — Hiking, Old Faithful, hot spring bath
      • Hawaii Volcanoes
      • Olympic National Park, Washington — It’s in my home state, and I haven’t visited it  yet? I know…
    • Amazon Rainforest — A great photography opportunity!
    • New York, New York — So good it had to be named twice!
      • Carnegie Hall
      • Avery Fisher Hall
      • Lincoln Center
      • Juilliard School
      • Columbia University
      • New York University
      • Steinway piano factory
      • Pizza place
      • 9/11 Site
      • Times Square (APPLE STORE!)
      • MoMA
      • JFK Airport
    • Washington, DC
      • Smithsonian Museum
      • White House — Meet with the President
      • Capitol Building — Listen in on a Congressional session and try not to fall asleep
      • Supreme Court building — if I’m allowed
      • Pentagon
      • Washington Obelisk and Reflecting pond
      • Viet Nam War Memorial, WWII Memorial
    • Geneva, Switzerland — Mostly for CERN
    • Chicago, Illinois — University of Chicago, The Loop, Willis Tower, Lake Michigan waterfront, O’Hare Airport
    • Go back to where I used to live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. See that city all over again
    • St. Louis, Missouri — See the Gateway Arch!
    • Tokyo, Japan — See how busy it REALLY is
    • Seoul, South Korea — See how addicted to Starcraft Koreans REALLY are
    • Garching, Germany — Visit the ESO Headquarters
    • Houston, Texas — Visit Mission Control
    • Orlando, Florida — Sea World and Kennedy Space Center. I would love to witness a spacecraft launch!
    • Mediterranean Sea cruise!
    • Greece
    • University of Arizona
    • Dubai — Definitely on my top 10 list! Go windsurfing on the beachfront, ride up the largest tower in the world, and check out the technological innovations
    • Quebec, Quebec — How different does the French sound there from the French in France?
    • Anchorage, Alaska — Check out the crab fishing scene, and see how the Inuits can build such awesome igloos
    • Israel, once it’s safe to go there
      • Jerusalem: Dome of the Rock, Weeping Wall
      • Jordan River
      • Bethlehem: Jesus’ Birthplace!
      • Dead Sea (if it hasn’t died yet)
    • Las Vegas — Walk around the Strip WITHOUT DRINKING
    • Route 66
    • Sioux Indian Reservation — Get a glimpse of the culture that many of us don’t get to experience in America
    • Stockholm, Sweden
    • Amsterdam, The Netherlands — Check out the nice Dutch houses
    • Warsaw, Poland — A nice cultural experience
    • Moscow, Russia — Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bolshoi Theatre
    • London, U.K. — Climb up Big Ben, visit Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Palace, the reconstructed Globe Theatre
    • Glasgow, Scotland
    • Hong Kong — Check out the pirated media industry that my friend keeps rambling about
    • Taiwan — My friends live there!
    • Cape Town, South Africa — Stand on Table Mountain and watch the sunset
    • Rwanda — Volunteer in one of the most impoverished nations in the world
    • Cairo, Egypt — Ride a camel
    • Fez, Morocco — Check out the market and try some delicious cockroaches
    • African Savanna — See a giraffe up close, and avoid getting eaten by a hippo
    • Ayers Rock, Australia — Is it okay if I climb up it?
    • The Olympics, wherever it’s being held — Seen it on TV, and I would like to see it in person!
    • Islands in Oceania — Scuba diving, windsurfing!
      • Fiji
      • Wallis and Futuna
      • Guam
      • Micronesia
      • Samoa
    • The Moon
      • Apollo 11 Landing site
  • Leisure activities
    • Participate in a political protest
    • Skydive off a plane
    • Skydive off a mountain cliff
    • Learn to windsurf
    • Learn to fly an airplane (co-pilot)
    • Invent something or improve an invention
    • Build a house (in real life)
    • Turn pages for a famous pianist
    • Work with a back-stage crew on a play or musical
    • Be on set for the filming of a movie
    • Paint a mural
    • Run a marathon
    • Run a half-marathon
    • Participate in the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure
    • Try some exotic foods
    • Sled down the largest hill that I can find
    • Ride the longest straight escalator in the world
    • Ride the longest escalator in the world
    • Ride the longest ski lift in the world
    • Ride a hot-air balloon (extra points for the largest hot-air balloon in the world)
    • Build an elaborate sculpture out of everyday things (playing cards, toothpicks, Fruit Loops, &c.)
    • Volunteering:
      • Animal hospital
      • Human hospital
      • Music camp
      • Science camp
      • Competition (sports, music, just-for-fun)
      • Humanitarian causes (Habitat for Humanity, Greenpeace, Peace Corps, Salvation Army)
  • Life goals
    • Get more exercise more frequently
    • Write an autobiography
    • Catch up on classic novels

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