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Things I want to do before I die...

I have a ton of things I want to do before I die. Places to go, things to see, experiences to... well... experience.

In fact, I have so many, that I decided I needed to make a list. Here it is.

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Things I have already done:

The following things I have already done (since I started this list):

  • Attend a U2 concert
  • Climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Climb the pyramid in Chichen Itza
  • Climb to Native American cliff dwellings in Arizona
  • Come face-to-face with a Crocodile in the wild
  • Come face-to-face with an Aligator in the wild
  • Cruise in Alaska More...
  • Dive at the Barrier Reef in Belize More...
  • Dive at the Great Blue Hole in Belize More...
  • Dive in a cave More...
  • Dive to a reef in a submarine
  • Dive with Whale Sharks More...
  • Drive a Lamborghini
  • Drive down Route 66
  • Drive to Key West
  • Eat at Fisherman's Warf in San Francisco
  • Eat sushi in Japan More...
  • Enable a child to be educated and have a life it couldn't have without me
  • Encounter an extremely venomous animal in the wild
  • Enjoy some good Jazz and Blues in New Orleans
  • Enjoy the view at the Grand Canyon
  • Fly in a helicopter More...
  • Fly in a hot air balloon More...
  • Gamble in Las Vegas
  • Get a nice camper van to tour Europe More...
  • Give a lecture at a major university
  • Go on a cruise More...
  • Go to Monument Valley
  • Have a back yard with a pool and palm trees
  • Have a cup of tea in London
  • Hike in a dessert
  • Hike in the Red Rock Country around Sedona
  • Hike into Canyon de Celly
  • Hike through a jungle More...
  • Kayak down the Ardege river (France)
  • Kayak in Alaska More...
  • Meet a Voodoo priestess
  • Own a bar
  • Own a dog
  • Own a home in Europe (Austria)
  • Own a home in the US
  • Own a software company
  • Party at a private event at the SkyBar in L.A.
  • Party in the country that has just won the soccer/football world cup
  • Plant a tree
  • Play a hockey game in a major stadium More...
  • Play Poker in Las Vegas
  • Present at a major conference in Europe
  • Present at a major conference in North America
  • Present at a major conference in South America
  • Publish my own magazine
  • Pyramids in Egypt More...
  • Ride a camel in the african dessert More...
  • Ride a gondola through a canal in Venice
  • Ride an Elephant More...
  • Sail a sailing boat in the Greek islands
  • Sail on a steamboat on the Mississippi
  • Scuba dive More...
  • See a Formula 1 race live
  • See a live MLB game
  • See a live NHL game
  • See a PGA golf tournement live
  • See a traditional Luau
  • See a whale in the wild
  • See an IndiCar/Kart race live
  • See Niagara Falls More...
  • See old Japanese Culture More...
  • See pro windsurfers in Ho'okipa, Maui
  • See the Mona Lisa in the Louvre (Paris)
  • See the Oracle in Delphi
  • See the place where Jesus was born, lived, and died in Israel
  • See the Space Shuttle Launch More...
  • See Zion National Park
  • Shop at a floating market in Bangkok More...
  • Shop at the Fish Market in Hamburg
  • Ski in the Alps
  • Speak at TechEd More...
  • Stand on top of the Arce de Triomphe (Paris)
  • Stroll through the Red Light District in Amsterdam
  • Summit a mountain in the Alps
  • Surf in Hawaii
  • Swim in the Dead Sea
  • Swim through an underground river system More...
  • Swim with dolphins More...
  • Touch the Stanley Cup
  • Tour ancient Pompeij
  • Tour the Colosseum and ancient Rome
  • Visit Akihabara ("Electric Town") in Tokyo More...
  • Visit Alcatraz
  • Visit an Egyptian tomb in the Valley of the Kings More...
  • Visit Biosphere 2
  • Visit Modern Tokyo More...
  • Visit the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ (place of the famous shootout)
  • Visit the Space Center in Houston
  • Visit the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel
  • Walk on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood
  • Walk through the Petrified Forest
  • Watch a glacier "calve" More...
  • Watch a match at the soccer/football World Cup live
  • Windsurf in Hood River
  • Windsurf in Maui
  • Work at Microsoft
  • Work in New York City
  • Write a book

These things I have yet to do:

Here is the list of things I can currently think of (or had time to enter) that I would like to do, but haven't had a chance to do yet:

  • Assist at an archeological dig
  • Build a commercial building
  • Buy my own boat
  • Come face-to-face with a stone head in the Easter Islands
  • Compete in a triathlon
  • Cross the Atlantic on a ship/boat
  • Cross the Pacific on a ship/boat
  • Cruise to Antarctica
  • Deep-sea-fish
  • Dive at the Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
  • Dive to a shipwreck in a submarine
  • Drive a race car (IndyCar) More...
  • Encounter a shark from within a shark cage
  • Experience Zero-Gravity on the Vomit-Comet
  • Explore the Parthenon in Athens (Acropolis)
  • Feel galactic in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Fly in a fighter jet
  • Fly in a helicopter through the Dolomites (Italy)
  • Gamble at the casino in Monte Carlo
  • Get a first-hand impression of evolution at the Galapagos Islands
  • Get my own cabin in the Alps
  • Go above the Arctic Circle
  • Go on a safari in Africa
  • Hike along Hadrian's Wall More...
  • Hike along the Great Wall of China
  • Hike in Buthan
  • Hike in New Zealand
  • Hike on Mount Fuji
  • Hike to Machu Picchu
  • Hike to Mount Everest Base Camp 1
  • Hong Kong
  • House-boat vacation on Lake Powell
  • Invent something I can get a patent on
  • Kabuki in Japan More...
  • Kayak in Belize More...
  • Learn to speak French
  • Learn to speak Spanish
  • Meet a polar bear up close and personal
  • Open a Brazilian Churrasceria (Steak House)
  • Open an Ice Cream parlor
  • Own at least part of a professional hockey team
  • Partake in the bike race from Houston to Austin
  • Party at a private event at the Playboy Mansion
  • Party at the Carnival in Rio
  • Party at the Edinburgh Festival
  • Play an ice hockey tournament in Canada
  • Play an ice hockey tournament in Las Vegas
  • Present at a major conference in Africa
  • Present at a major conference in Asia
  • Present at a major conference in Australia
  • Renovate and old house somewhere in the Mediterranean
  • Ride a bike up the 'Grossglockner' mountain in Austria
  • Ride on horseback through the Mongolian dessert
  • Run a half-marathon
  • Sail a sailing boat in the Caribbean
  • Sail around the world in my own boat
  • Sail through the Panama Canal
  • Sail through the Suez Canal
  • Sail up the Rio Negro (Amazon)
  • Sail up the Yellow River
  • See 'Jedermann' at the Salzburg Festival
  • See a game at a major tennis tournement live
  • See a live NBA game
  • See a live NFL game
  • See a play or an opera on Broadway
  • See a snake charmer in India
  • See an active volcano
  • See an opera at the Arena in Verona, Italy
  • See Ha Long Bay, Vietnam More...
  • See the Aurora Borealis
  • See the midnight sun in Scandinavia
  • See the Nazca Lines in Peru
  • See the Stanley Cup Finals live
  • See the White House
  • See Yellowstone National Park
  • Sell one of my companies
  • Speak at PDC
  • Spend the night at Sea Base 1 (Belize) More...
  • Start a video game company
  • Stay at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai
  • Taj Mahal
  • Travel on the Orient Express
  • Travel on the Trans Siberian Railroad
  • Travel the same route as described in Jules Verne's 'Around the World in 80 days'
  • Travel to every continent
  • Visit a monestary in Tibet
  • Visit a Shaolin monestary in China
  • Visit all 50 states in the US
  • Visit an island in the South Pacific
  • Visit an oil-drilling-platform
  • Visit Kyoto (Japan) More...
  • Visit Rejkjavik
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Visit the Hanging Temple on Mount Heng (China) More...
  • Visit the North Pole
  • Visit the Smithsonian Institute
  • Watch the Formula 1 Race in Monaco More...