Evan Nickel

Bucket List

My Personal Rules

1. I can add a new item at any time.

If I hear of a cool place or if someone tells me about an awesome adventure, it goes on the list (I’d love to hear about them in the comments!)

 2. I can add an item to the list and immediately cross it off.

Often the best experiences in life happen unexpectedly without advanced planning. If something unanticipated happens, it can immediately go on the list and immediately be crossed off.

 3. I can remove an item at any time.

Life changes. Priorities change. If I see something on this list that no longer interests me in any way, it immediately goes away.

 4. I cannot get upset if I fail to accomplish everything on this list.

This list represents all my ambitions in life. I’m a really ambitious person and I acknowledge to cross everything off this list is an enormous undertaking. This list is to help me reach my goals. It will not stand as a reminder of my failures.

Status: 61/410

(14.9% completed)

The Top 10

      1.  Meet the love of my life
      2.  Marry the love of my life
      3. Have children with the love of my life
      4. Create a home with an inviting, comfortable, loving atmosphere
      5. Witness and be present at significant moments of my child’s life
      6. Live long enough to meet my grandchildren
      7. Always be there for my parents
      8. Make a difference in the life of (one, five, ten) people
      9. Visit the moon
      10. Meet Taylor Swift

        Lifestyle Goals

      11. Stop procrastinating
      12. Become proactive
      13. Learn how to listen actively
      14. Study/improve my body language
      15. Increase personal willpower
      16. Run a 5k
      17. Run a 10k
      18. Run a half marathon
      19. Run a marathon
      20. Complete 40 consecutive pull-ups
      21. Complete 100 consecutive push-ups
      22. Run a mile in under 5 minutes

        Places to Visit

      23. Step foot in all 50 U.S. States  (48/50)
      24. Washington D.C. ✔
      25. New York City ✔
      26. Seattle ✔
      27. San Fransisco ✔
      28. Savannah, GA 
      29. Boston ✔
      30. Los Angeles
      31. Las Vegas ✔
      32. London
      33. Tokyo
      34. Beijing
      35. Hong Kong
      36. Paris
      37. Norway
      38. Rio De Janerio
      39. Blue Lagoon – Iceland
      40. Ik Kil – Mexico
      41. Machu Picchu – Peru
      42. Japanese Tunnel of Lights
      43. Singapore
      44. Platform 9 3/4 – London
      45. Hobbit Huts – New Zealand
      46. Arc du Triomphe – France
      47. Hana – Hawaii
      48. Glory Hole at Monticello Dam
      49. The Hell Hole – Karakum Desert
      50. Beachy Head Chalk Cliff
      51. Irish Sky Garden
      52. Natural History Museum in London
      53. Anne Frank’s house
      54. Dome on the Rock – Jerusalem
      55. Montana Magica Lodge
      56. Giza, Egypt
      57. Dubai – United Arab Emirates
      58. Auschwitz – Poland
      59. Stonehenge – England
      60. Eiffel Tower – France
      61. Taj Mahal – India
      62. Vatican City
      63. Easter Island
      64. Great Wall of China
      65. Ground Zero – New York City ✔
      66. Horseshoe Bend
      67. Any black sand beach
      68. Dealey Plaza
      69. Petra
      70. The Galapagos Islands
      71. Easter Island
      72. The Louvre
      73. The British Museum
      74. The National Gallery in London
      75. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
      76. The Art Institute of Chicago ✔
      77. The National Air and Space Museum ✔
      78. The Holocaust Memorial Museum ✔
      79. The Newseum
      80. Cape Canaveral ✔
      81. The NASA Museum/control center in Houston
      82. The Grand Canyon ✔
      83. Niagara Falls ✔
      84. The Dead Sea
      85. Churchill Downs ✔
      86. Fort Knox ✔
      87. The Four Corners ✔
      88. Abbey Road Crosswalk
      89. Jay Walker’s library
      90. Club 33 at Disney Land
      91. Powell’s Bookstore

        Adventures to Experience

      92. Free dive with giant sea turtles
      93. Hug a sloth
      94. Go horseback riding on a beach
      95. Look for Bigfoot
      96. Feed a Koala Bear
      97. Hold a tarantula
      98. Go dog-sledding
      99. Spend a night in a haunted place ✔
      100. Claim an undiscovered island
      101. Go on a road trip ✔
      102. Ride in a double-decker bus
      103. Climb the 50 state high points  (36/50)
      104. Kiss on top of a ferris wheel
      105. See a double rainbow ✔
      106. Be an extra in a Hollywood film
      107. See Halley’s Comet
      108. Feed a giraffe
      109. Go snowkiting
      110. Go volcano boarding
      111. Go white-water rafting
      112. Ride a jet ski ✔
      113. Go rock climbing ✔
      114. Abseil down the Gaping-Gill
      115. Canoe the Boundary Waters ✔
      116. Travel down the Mississippi River
      117. Walk across the Mississippi River
      118. Swim in the Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve
      119. Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge
      120. Hike Tour de Mont Blanc
      121. Hike the Torres del Plaine Circut
      122. Hike the Kalalau trail
      123. Hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge
      124. Hike the Inca Trail
      125. Hike the Annapurna Circut
      126. Hike the Tongariro Northern Circut
      127. Go kloofing
      128. Complete a 5/5 star geocache
      129. Visit the titanic in a submarine
      130. Enter the Cage of Death
      131. Go jetleving
      132. Ride the world’s largest ferris wheel(s)
      133. Take a canopy tour
      134. Witness a meteor shower in the desert
      135. Hike the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim
      136. See Old Faithful erupt ✔
      137. Swim in Devil’s pool
      138. Swim under the waterfalls at Plitvice
      139. Swim in the Blue Grotto
      140. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible
      141. Swim in the Infinity Pool (Marina Bay Sands) Singapore
      142. Swim in the Great Blue Hole
      143. Spend a night at the Ice Hotel in Quebec
      144. Explore a real castle
      145. Walk behind a waterfall ✔
      146. Travel along the Wild Atlantic Way
      147. Ride a gondola in Venice while wearing a mask
      148. Kiss on a gondola at sunset under the Bridge of Sighs
      149. Jump in a taxi and yell “Follow that car!” in NYC
      150. Ride 100 different roller coasters  (44/100)
      151. Visit a glow worm cave
      152. Swim in the Bioluminescent Bay of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
      153. Ride in a Zorb Ball
      154. Witness a Total Solar Eclipse
      155. Ride Insanity at Las Vegas
      156. Play Quidditch
      157. Hike on the Appalachian Trail ✔
      158. Drive on the Autobahn
      159. Dive in a submarine
      160. Fly in a glider
      161. Fly in a hot air balloon
      162. Fly in a blimp
      163. Circumnavigate the globe
      164. Experience 24 hours of daylight in Alaska
      165. Ride Insano at Beach Park
      166. Stand on Kjeragbolten Rock
      167. Visit Salar de Uyuni during the rainy season
      168. See the Terra Cotta warriors and horses
      169. Go to the tree tunnel at Ballynoe
      170. Explore the Catacombs of Paris
      171. Swim in the world’s largest pool
      172. Stay in a tee-pee motel
      173. Climb Ayer’s Rock
      174. Swim in the Great Barrier Reef
      175. Climb the 54  14ers in Colorado
      176. Visit all 58 National Park (20/58)
      177. See the firefly squids glow (Japan)
      178. Kiss the Blarney Stone
      179. Wine tasting in California
      180. Swim in every ocean (2/4)
      181. Ride in a tuk tuk
      182. Experience weightlessness
      183. Wrap a snake around my neck
      184. Watch fireworks from a boat on a lake
      185. Go tornado/storm chasing
      186. Drive through a dust storm
      187. Airboat across an alligator-infested swamp
      188. Navigate a personal underwater sub
      189. Hug a Redwood ✔
      190. See the salmon run
      191. Sleep in a barn on a haystack
      192. Sleep in an igloo ✔
      193. Whale watching ✔
      194. Go skinny dipping ✔
      195. Yodel on a remote mountain top
      196. Fly in the Goodyear Blimp
      197. Cross the tallest bridges in the world
      198. Go to a Renaissance festival ✔
      199. Black Friday shopping ✔
      200. Walk the Coiling Dragon Cliff Skywalk
      201. Bungee jumping ✔
      202. Take a random flight at an airport
      203. Experience 25 different kinds of transportation
      204. Explore an abandoned amusement park
      205. The CN Tower Edge Walk
      206. Go kitesurfing
      207. Go cavern diving
      208. Go sailing on the ocean in a wooden ship

        Things to Eat/Drink

      209. Drink fresh milk from a coconut
      210. Taste 200 different fruits
      211. Eat at the Heart Attack Grill
      212. Eat in an old-timey rail car diner
      213. Hot dog at Coney Island
      214. Ahi poke
      215. Ants
      216. Beef tongue
      217. Bird nest soup
      218. Bone marrow
      219. Cactus
      220. Century egg
      221. Cheeks
      222. Chicken feet
      223. Dim sum
      224. Elk
      225. Foie gras
      226. Frickles
      227. Green Tuna Fruit
      228. Haggis
      229. Head cheese
      230. Heart
      231. Lamb tongue
      232. Lamb brains
      233. Lambs rump
      234. Mochi
      235. Pigeon
      236. Pigs feet
      237. Rabbit
      238. Reindeer
      239. Scrapple
      240. Snake
      241. Wild Boar
      242. Yak
      243. Tripe
      244. Create my own cocktail
      245. Drink at a distillery ✔
      246. Eat a meal cooked by a celebrity chef
      247. Eat a molecular gastronomy dinner
      248. Eat alone at a restaurant ✔
      249. Extract honey from a beehive
      250. Hunt for wild mushrooms
      251. Dine on the Champs-Elysees
      252. Have a wine collection
      253. Go to T.G.I. Friday’s on a Friday
      254. Eat at a 5 star restaurant
      255. Deep fried Oreo
      256. Philly Cheesecake in Philly ✔
      257. Try 50 different kinds of beer
      258. Sanyou Cave Hanging Cliff Restaurant

        Skills to Learn

      259. Solve a Rubik’s cube ✔
      260. Learn to jump on a pogo stick
      261. Take up gourmet cooking
      262. Learn how to do a wall flip
      263. Learn Morse Code
      264. Learn Sign Language ✔
      265. Fold origami
      266. Stick shift
      267. Ukulele
      268. Bagpipes
      269. Scuba diving
      270. Paddleboarding
      271. Curling
      272. Walking on stilts
      273. Chopsticks
      274. Memorize a poem
      275. Start a fire without matches
      276. Building a house of cards
      277. Building a domino run ✔
      278. Learn to say “hello” in 10 languages
      279. Learn to say “thank you” in 10 languages
      280. Ballroom dance
      281. Archery
      282. Daily meditation
      283. Do a muscle-up
      284. Learn some parkour moves
      285. Walk 50 feet on a slackline
      286. Complete a Tough Mudder
      287. Complete a Warrior Dash
      288. Complete a Spartan Race
      289. Complete a GORUCK Challenge

        Miscellaneous/Bizarre

      290. Have my name appear on Wikipedia
      291. Meet my doppleganger
      292. Contact/meet someone with my same name
      293. Pay the bridge toll for the person behind me
      294. Put change into someone’s expired meter
      295. Drive a zamboni
      296. Send a care package to a soldier
      297. Have a star named after me
      298. Write something in wet cement
      299. Find a 4 leaf clover
      300. Bowl a turkey
      301. Buy a cup of coffee for a cold Salvation Army Bell Ringer
      302. Read the Bible cover-to-cover
      303. Be on a jumbotron at a stadium  ✔
      304. Build a sand sculpture ✔
      305. Coin a word
      306. Send a message in a bottle ✔
      307. Find a pearl in an oyster
      308. Finish a crossword puzzle without cheating
      309. Meet someone famous ✔
      310. Create a family logo
      311. Be in a commercial
      312. Take an improv class
      313. Do 24 hours of silence
      314. Teach a class
      315. Make a hole in one
      316. Own an original piece of artwork ✔
      317. Be a mentor
      318. Help someone with a check on their bucket list
      319. Be a member of an exclusive club
      320. Slide down a firehouse pole
      321. Entertain the elderly at a nursing home
      322. Shake hands with a U.S. President
      323. Be a contestant on a television game show
      324. Sponsor a child
      325. Participate in jury duty
      326. Cut a ribbon at a major opening
      327. Watch a live rocket launch
      328. Have a life-changing conversation with a complete stranger
      329. Watch the AFI 100 Greatest Movies of All-Time
      330. Watch all the movies that won the Oscar for best movie
      331. See everything by Stanley Kubrick
      332. See everything by Charlie Chaplin
      333. See everything by Alfred Hitchcock
      334. See everything by Orson Welles
      335. See everything by Wes Anderson
      336. See everything by the Coen Brothers
      337. See everything by Martin Scorsese
      338. See everything by Steven Spielberg
      339. See everything by David Fincher
      340. See everything by Christopher Nolan
      341. Read everything by Shakespeare
      342. Read everything by Malcolm Gladwell
      343. Read everything by F. Scott Fitzgerald
      344. Read everything by Stephen King
      345. Read everything by John Steinbeck
      346. Read everything by Ernest Hemingway
      347. Read everything by Robert Jordan
      348. Belong to a secret society
      349. Call someone, tell them to look out their window, and be standing outside ✔
      350. Change clothes in a phone booth
      351. Create a world map with pins of where I’ve been
      352. Do something absolutely spontaneous
      353. Go in a hot tub outside during winter
      354. Kick in a door
      355. Lay in a street in the middle of the night
      356. Leave a $100 tip
      357. Own a large book collection ✔
      358. Receive a standing ovation
      359. Ride a mattress down a staircase
      360. Send a letter to a random address
      361. Stay in a lighthouse

        Events to Attend

      362. Attend the Olympics
      363. Attend an MLB game  (150100, 500) ✔
      364. Attend an NBA game ✔
      365. Attend an NFL game ✔
      366. Attend an NHL game
      367. Attend a professional soccer game ✔
      368. See U2 in concert
      369. See Coldplay in concert
      370. See Imagine Dragons in concert ✔
      371. See Carrie Underwood in concert
      372. See Lorde in concert ✔
      373. Attend a Native American Pow Wow
      374. Take part in a sky lantern festival
      375. Attend a film premiere
      376. Attend the midnight release of a movie ✔
      377. Attend a gallery opening
      378. Get VIP passes to a show
      379. See a TED talk live
      380. Give a TED talk
      381. See the Lion King on Broadway
      382. See Les Miserables on Broadway
      383. See a Cirque de Soleil show ✔
      384. See a Ringling Bros. circus show ✔
      385. Attend the Overammergau Passion Play
      386. See an opera in Sydney
      387. Hear Vivaldi’s Four Seasons live
      388. Hear Beethovens 5th and 9th Symphonies live
      389. See a play at the Globe Theatre
      390. Attend a beach bonfire ✔
      391. Attend Wimbledon
      392. Mardi Gras in NOLA
      393. Carnival (Brazil)
      394. Blue Man Group ✔
      395. SXSW
      396. Burning Man
      397. Running of the Bulls
      398. Boston Marathon ✔
      399. Tomatina
      400. Grand Ole Opry in Nashville

        Business and Finance

      401. Write and publish a book
      402. Write my memoir
      403. Become proficient in HTML/CSS ✔
      404. Design a website ✔
      405. Start a blog ✔
      406. Get 1,000 subscribers
      407. Make $100,000 online
      408. Become a millionaire
      409. Help my parents retire early
      410. Google search my name and have 1 page of stuff