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What are the best ideas for a bucket list?


MirJam, Schwyz

You wrote on Instagram that learning French was in your bucket list. What else is in it, and what are the best and craziest ideas? Are you really doing many of the things you plan?


Beatrice Lessi

The more you do, the more ideas you find out, so one lifetime is not enough. However, yes I do my best to tick some boxes, and for sure Everest Marathon and the Sahara Marathon have been two big achievements for me, that I had in my bucket list for a long time. Now it’s time for French, and then?

If you Google the most popular wishes in online bucket lists, you’ll sure find something you’ll like. Personally I also get ideas from others. I have never seen the Northern Lights, for example, and this is one of the experiences people would love to try the most.

Below, my current bucket list, the top 10 crazy ideas according to buckelist.net, the most popular bucket list of singles, and 10 mind expanding bucket list ideas.

My Current Bucket List 

  1. Running Antarctica Marathon
  2. Seeing the Northern Lights
  3. Visiting Petra
  4. (Re) learning Spanish so I finally speak 5 languages
  5. Doing the Panamericana
  6. Training 3 weeks at 3’500 mt altitude, then going down and race (like professionals do)
  7. Louvre Abu Dhabi
  8. Striped/colourful mountains (there are many – the wave Arizona for example, or in China)
  9. Lofoten
  10. And of course becoming a grandmother!!

Bucket list adventures (according to buckelistjourney)
  1. Ride horses on the beach
  2. Go bungee jumping
  3. Take a hot air balloon ride
  4. Visit an elephant sanctuary
  5. Attend the Olympics
  6. Be in the Saturday Night Live audience
  7. Be in a parade float
  8. Ride a mechanical bull

10 Top bucket list items on singles’ lists according to USA Today:

  • 1. Fall in love – 83%
    2. Go on a wine tour in Napa – 53%
    3. Change someone’s life for the better – 52%
    4. Get to my ideal weight – 47%
    5. Go on a safari – 45%
    6. Ride a hot air balloon – 45%
    7. See the Northern Lights – 45%
    8. Go to the Super Bowl – 43%
    9. Swim with dolphins – 39%
    10. Travel through Europe – 38%

Crazy Bucket List

  1. Go To The Airport, Pick A Random Flight, And Go On It.
  2. Try Wing Walking (yes, it means on the wing of a plane)
  3. Run With The Bulls In Pamplona (not sure it’s still possible)
  4. See Heaven’s Gate Mountain (the longest and most impressive cable car in the world, in s China’s Tianmen Shan)
  5. Quite my job and start something on my own
  6. Swim with great white sharks (in cage)
  7. Enter the Cage of Death (Do you want to star in your own real life horror movie? Those of you with a need for adrenalin-boosts in your bucket list, can deliberately enter the domain of the crocodile, at Crocosaurus Cove, in Darwin, Australia. The aquarium is home to approximately 200 crocodiles, but the Cage of Death plays the leading role)
  8. Ride a Volcano (You can try volcano boarding standing up (if you’re really game), or sitting down, as you cruise over a friction-intense surface. Though you’ll have a protective suit and goggles on, this ride for crazy speed-demons is not one you want to lose control of. All this happens in Leon, Nicaragua)
  9. Give a free hug to a stranger in the street
  10. Say Yes to everything for a day