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

Author: 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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