Bucket List

Laura Topp’s bucket list.

Hello all, this is my life list of things I want to do. I know most people have 10 or so things on their bucket list but I just can’t choose. Some of these have a higher priority than others but all of them are things I want to tick off at some point in my life.

Im sure this list will shrink and grow depending on

Africa

1. See the Top 5 in the Wild on safari
2. Ride a camel across a desert.
3. See the Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx.

Asia
4. Attend a Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand
5. Have a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel
6. Eat sushi in Japan
7. Ride an elephant
8. Hug a monkey (South East Asia Adventure. August 2011)

monkey

Monkey!

9. Hold a snake (South East Asia Adventure. August 2011)

snake

OMG OMG OMG OMG Snake…. 

10. Do a cooking class in Thailand (South East Asia Adventure. August 2011)
11. Float in the dead sea
12. Walk part of the great wall of china
13. Spend a night on a boat in Halong Bay
14. Visit Angkor Wat (South East Asia Adventure. August 2011)

Ankor Wat

Ankor Wat Team Pic

15. Visit the taj mahal
16. Visit the worlds highest tennis court in Dubai
Australia, New Zealand and Pacific
17. Stay in a Bungalow in Bora Bora
18. Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef
19. Walk the Tongarero Crossing
20. Go to Sydney opera house. (Trip to see the Eagles. December 2011)

Sydney Opera House!!

Sydney Opera House!!

Europe
21. Run with the Bulls in Pamplona
22. Have a beer or five at Oktoberfest
23. Relax under the Tuscan Sun in Tuscany (like the book)
24. Drink champagne in the Champagne district
25. Kiss the Blarney stone in Ireland
26. Sail around the Greek Islands
27. Drive super fast on the autobahn in a European car
28. Ride a double decker bus in London
29. Visit Anne Franks house
30. Eat chocolate in Switzerland

North America
31. Go to a broadway show in NY (Spider Man – the musical. ‘NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

Broadway NYC

Broadway NYC

32. Run the NY Marathon
33. Gamble in Vegas (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

The Strip - Vegas

The Strip – Vegas

34. Go to Cuba and have a cigar
35. Travel across the golden gate bridge (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

On the other side of the bridge, on the way to Sausalito (go there, it is gorgeous)

On the other side of the bridge, on the way to Sausalito (go there, it is gorgeous)

36. Visit all 50 states (New York, California, Nevada, Arizona, Nebraska, Colorado as at 2012)
37. Be in more than one state at a time (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

In Arizona and Nevada at the same time!!

In Arizona and Nevada at the same time!!

38. Party in New Orleans through Mardi Gras.
39. Lie on the beach in Cancun.
40. See the Northern Lights.
41. Roadtrip across route 66. (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

Miles and miles and miles and miles of dessert

Miles and miles and miles and miles of desert. Drove from San Fran to Vegas

42. Visit the Grand Canyon (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

This guy is braver than me!!

This guy is braver than me!!

43. Visit the statue of liberty (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)
44. Visit Times Square in New York City (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

45. Go to a sports game in the USA

NY Knicks  vs Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden

NY Knicks vs Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden

46. Have high tea at the Plaza
47. Visit Hoover damn (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

Recognise this from the Transformers movie?! Its where cube was hidden

Recognise this from the Transformers movie?! Its where cube was hidden

48. Eat gumbo and fried chicken in the deep south
49. Walk through central park in the snow (NY Marathon that wasn’t’ adventure. November 2012)

Snowy Central Park

Snowy Central Park

South America
50. Dance in the Rio Carnival Parade
51. Stay in the Amazon jungle
52. Visit Machu Picchu
53. Swim with turtles in the Galapagos Islands.
Other Travel Related Goals
54. Visit Every Continent
a. Africa
b. Antarctica
c. Asia
d. Australia
e. Europe
f. North America
g. South America
55. Start a shot glass collection from places ive visited
56. Travel for more than 3 months straight
57. Go to each of the four major tennis tournaments
a. Australian Open (Melbourne, Australia)
b. French Open (Roland Garros, France)
c. Wimbledon (London, England)
d. US Open (New York City)

58. See the top 5 waterfalls in the world
a. Angel Falls (Venezuela)
b. Plitvice Waterfalls (Croatia)
c. Niagra Falls (Canada/NY)
d.Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
e. Iguazu Falls (Brazil)

59. Go to the airport and board a plane with no preconceived ideas of where it will be going
60. Go on a health retreat
61. Take a cooking class overseas (Ko Suomi, Thailand. South East Asia Adventure. August 2011)
62. Visit all 4 Disney parks (LA, November 2012)

Disney Land California - Check!

Disney Land California – Check!

63. Visit 30 countries by the time I’m 30 (New Zealand, Australia, Rarotonga, USA, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam as at 2013)
64. Take a trip with my BFF (South East Asia Adventure. August 2011)

meandjenelle

Jenelle and I

65. Volunteer at an orphanage in a foreign country

All of the Other Things I Would Like to Do
66. Snowboard
67. Ride in a tuk tuk (South East Asia Adventure. August 2011)

tuk tuk

Tuk Tuk – Bangkok

68. Travel first class
69. Grow my own produce
70. Eat at a Michelin restaurant
71. Invest in a start up
72. Make something go viral
73. Start a family Christmas tradition (Host dessert night with family before we drive around to see the Xmas lights) 
74. Learn how to use a DSLR camera
75. Get an article I’ve written published
76. Create a budget and stick to it for 1 year
77. Start a Blog (Kettlebells and Cookies – 2014)
78. Write a book
79. Learn to speak Spanish
81. Take Latin dance lessons
82. Try a pole dancing class (Gemmas hens night. March 2014)

83. Take a ballet lesson
84. Play tennis with a former or current top 10 player in the world
85. Learn to do the splits again
86. Sweat at yoga (Yin Yoga with Emma Pilkington & Jane Robertson at Hot Yoga Wellington. June 2014)
87. Have coffee with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company
88. Shake hands with a celebrity
89. Have a signature drink (Alcoholic = Vodka, lime and soda. Non alcoholic = Trim flat white) 
90. Create my own drink, and get it on the menu at a bar or restaurant
91. Taste a drink that is older than I am
92. Buy everyone at the bar a round of drinks
93. Find my signature cupcake recipe
94. Start a wine collection (Started in Feb 2014 on a tour of Marlborough wineries) 
95. Learn to play a song on the piano
96. Do yoga everyday for a month
97. See a foreign film at the movies
98. Attend a film premier (NZ Film Festival 2011, Brother Number One – attended by Rob Hamill)
99. Buy a house
100. Decorate my dream kitchen
101. Own a pair of atrociously expensive shoes/handbag
102. Wear pretty matching underwear for 3 months
103. Own a walk in ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ closet
104. Find a signature perfume
105. Spend a day at a spa
106. Learn massage
107. Apply for The Amazing Race
108. Join the mile high club
109. Do a body shot
110. Play a game of strip chess
111. Get a Tattoo
112. Bring baked goods to a new neighbour
113. Send someone an anonymous gift
114. Get the life story of my nana
115. Share a cab with a stranger (Melbourne airport. 2008)
116. Make someone else’s dream come true.
117. Create a scrapbook
118. Touch a famous piece of art (Lots – at the Met in NYC. November 2012

 

119. See a ballet

120. See a legendary musician. (The Eagles. Sydney. December 2011)
121. Go to a concert for a band/ singer I’ve never heard of
122. Wear a Fresh Lei
123. Make an important decision with a coin
124. Go to the opera
125. Throw someone a surprise party
126. Shoot a clay bird with a shot gun (Easter 2009 at MG Farm)
127. Have a bubble bath with wine, music and book
128. Give blood
129. Get a response from a celebrity
130. Hand write letters and make care packages to friends overseas
131. Send flowers just because
132. Receive flowers just because
133. Get a book signed by the author (Real Food Chief by Dr Libby Weaver)
134. Eat a meal from a world renown chief
135. Bake homemade bread  (Primal/Clean homemade bread – May 2014)

Homemade Bread (and pretty toaster)

136. Watch the sunrise & sunset in one day
137. Sleep under the stars (Whangamata, New Zealand after NYs rowing training camp in 2009)
138. Invite ‘orphans’ to xmas lunch/dinner (Kristin and Amanda. Christmas 2013)
139. See a glacier. (South Island ‘no plan’ plan adventure. January 2012)

Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier, New Zealand

140. Take a cruise.
141. Watch the World cup in the host country (USA Vs AUS – rugby World Cup 2011. Wellington, New Zealand.)
142. Go to the summer Olympic games

 

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