My G-Rated Bucket List

I first learnt about bucket lists while watching Tuesday’s with Morrie with my dad years ago. I was fascinated with the concept and I’ve kept some form of bucket list since then.

I think keeping a bucket list inspires me to get creative and strive to have new, fun & sometimes meaningful experiences. While a large part of my bucket list is travel related

I was hiking up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh with my friend Céline on a Saturday afternoon back in December when we got chatting about life and our future plans. Somewhere along the conversation, we decided we would trade a night out drinking for a night in at our hostel creating bucket lists together.

We set ourselves up with tea, snacks, a bunch of red paper I happened to be travelling with and a bunch of pens. We got comfy in the “chill-out room” before getting creative. It wasn’t long before others in the hostel started joining in the fun. I’d hand them over a sheet of red paper and a marker and they’d start brainstorming away.

Every now and then we’d all stop to compare notes and share the exciting and creative ideas we’d come up with.

As promised, here’s a G-rated sample of my bucket list broken down into categories.


  • Teach English in a foreign country
  • Study psychology masters
  • Work behind a bar overseas
  • Write a book
  • Create a form of passive income
  • Invent something


  • Go to a fraternity/ sorority party
  • Learn the ukulele
  • Do a marathon in Hawke’s Bay
  • Go to a B&S ball
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Spend a whole night using a fake name
  • Burry a personal time capsule
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Pick up a hitchhiker
  • Go to a saloon
  • Wear a wig out
  • See Ed Sheeran live
  • Ride a camel
  • Ride a buggie in sand dunes
  • Hike in Nepal
  • Go zorbing
  • Take a mud bath
  • Crash a wedding
  • Get in a food fight e.g. La Tomatina – tomato throwing festival in Spain
  • Sleep in a stable on a haystack
  • Have my palm read
  • Attend a black tie ball
  • Get hypnotised
  • Watch sumo wrestling live
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Ride a segway
  • Have 24 hours of silence
  • Jetski


  • Travel to Antartica, Africa, Hawaii, the Greek Islands
  • Stand under a waterfall
  • Bungy jump in NZ
  • Visit all 7 continents
  • Attend a luau (Hawiian party)
  • Stay in an underwater hostel
  • Go to Oktoberfest in Munich
  • Climb Mt Everest
  • Visit a ghost town
  • Touch a pyramid
  • Go to Nariel Folk Festival


  • Become a mum
  • Pay for a stranger’s groceries
  • Own a house
  • Own a dog
  • Spend an entire day unplugged
  • Sponsor a child
  • Raise a guide dog
  • Start a herb garden
  • Build an epic treehouse

It is important to remember that having a bucket list doesn’t have to be about death, to me it’s about getting the most out of life, having new experiences living without regrets.

What’s on your bucket list? What have you been dreaming of doing? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.


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