My bucket list

My bucket list consists largely of activities and experiences: most notably, travel. I once read (and completely agree) that the gifts people most treasure and recall are ones that involve experiences rather than material possessions. As such, I have shied away from giving material gifts, instead opting for experiential gifts.

It is for this reason that my bucket list also centers around experiences: a whole list of things that I want to do before I die. I really don’t care to own things, but I’d love to experience these things.

I plan to continue developing this list and hopefully start checking some things off!


  • Japan
  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Norway
  • Sweden (done April 2004)
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Hong Kong
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Cuba
  • Chernobyl
  • Germany
  • Tuscany
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Russia
  • New Zealand
  • Cambria, CA, with Martina
  • UAE
  • Slum it across Europe
  • New York City (done December 2011)
  • Portland (done September 2012)
  • Grand Canyon (done March 2017)


  • Have children (Ellie)
  • Walk my daughter down the aisle
  • Deliver my children personally (done June 2013)
  • Move to Portland (done March 2017)


  • Go whitewater rafting
  • Do a road trip with friends
  • Go grape stomping
  • Celebrate Holi in India
  • Learn to play the drums
  • Watch Muse live (done February 2013)
  • Watch a film at a drive-in
  • Go to Last Night of the Proms

By Dave

Dave is the proud father of Ellie and Jack. There's nothing that makes him happier than spending time with his incredible wife and their amazing children. He's a civil/mechanical engineer and he also builds and maintains WordPress websites.

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