Bucket List

Here is my list of things I want to do before I die.  Even better would be before I turn 30, but some may not be feasible in 7 years.  I'll try my best to add pictures as well.  I've separated the goals into categories to try to organize it a bit better.


  • Go to Paris, France (Paris, May 2008)
  • Climb the Eiffel Tower (Paris, May 2008)
  • Enjoy wine and cheese in the Champs de Mars (Paris, May 2008)
  • Celebrate a birthday abroad (Paris, May 19, 2008)
  • Visit Versailles (Île-de-France, May 2008)
  • See the Mona Lisa (Paris, May 2008)
  • Do a road trip of Canada
  • Put my foot in the Atlantic Ocean (Peggy's Cove, April 2003)
  • Put my foot in the Pacific Ocean
  • Do a road trip of the United States
  • Live abroad (moved to Geneva, Switzerland, August 13, 2011)
  • Travel through Australia
  • Go on safari and see a cheetah
  • See Machu Picchu
  • Go whale watching and see an Orca whale
  • Go to Oktoberfest in Germany (Munich, September 24, 2011)
  • See a Broadway play
  • Mardi Gras in Louisiana
  • Drive on the autobahn
  • Lean on the Leaning Tower (Pisa, February 15, 2012)
  • See the pyramids
  • Visit ancient ruins of Rome (Rome, February 12, 2012)
  • Sit on the steps of the Capitol building (Washington D.C., April 2011)
  • Go to Carnival (Venice, February 17, 2012)


  • Speak French fluently
  • Speak three languages fluently
  • Learn to drive manual transmission (Vaughn, Ontario, June 29th, 2011)
  • Learn to drive on the opposite side of the road (left)
  • Learn to play guitar
  • Learn to ballroom dance (Toronto, Fall 2009)
  • Learn sign language


  • Teach English in another country
  • Work as an au pair for a year
  • Be published
  • Be a teacher
  • Be hired for being bilingual


  • Swim with a dolphin
  • Go on the CN Tower Edge Walk (http://www.cntower.ca/en-CA/What-s-Up/Now-at-the-CN-Tower/EdgeWalk.html)
  • Go skydiving
  • Go paragliding (Interlaken, September 3, 2011)
  • Go canyoning
  • Go scuba diving
  • Go zorbing
  • Go white water rafting
  • Go portaging
  • Play rugby (Weston, Spring 2006)
  • Go skiing in the Alps (Chamonix, January 2012)
  • Ride a camel
  • Ride an elephant
  • Go to Disneyland
  • Go water skiing (and actually stay upright)
  • Play a round of golf
  • Go to shooting range and learn to fire a gun
  • Go to a music festival
  • See a concert in Europe (Drake in Brussels, April 7, 2012)


  • See Aerosmith perform "Dream On" (Toronto, August 17, 2010)
  • See Christina Aguilera live (Toronto, March 25, 2007 and April 23, 2007)
  • Meet Christina Aguilera
  • See the Queen in person (Toronto, July 4, 2010)
  • Meet the Queen
  • Make a difference in (at least) one stranger's life
  • Meet a celebrity and take a picture with them (New York City, September 2011)
  • Meet a Head of State


  • Run a 5K (Toronto, May 29, 2011)
  • Run a 10K
  • Run a Half Marathon
  • Take part in a group triathlon
  • Do a triathlon
  • Take part in a swim challenge at work (Toronto, Summer 2011)
  • Win said swim challenge at work (does second count? Summer 2011)
  • Do a bike tour
  • Learn a martial art


  • Get a tattoo
  • Host a dinner party