Bucket List

Last updated: October 6th, 2020.

This is a living, mostly unordered, and definitely incomplete list.

See also: Conquer Earth.


  1. Drive the Carretera Austral, through Patagonia
  2. Visit space
  3. Step on every continent:
    1. Asia,
    2. Africa,
    3. North America,
    4. South America,
    5. Antarctica,
    6. Europe,
    7. Australia
  4. Open and run a hotel
  5. Tell people I’m gay 2013-2014
  6. See the Northern Lights
  7. Read 15 books in a year
  8. Give a toast that people remember
  9. Write and mail handwritten notes at least once a quarter for a year
  10. Plan and execute a New Years Eve dinner party for 5 years in a row
  11. Meditate consistently for 3 months
  12. Drive the Amalfi Coast Road, Italy
  13. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway
  14. Visit Yellowstone
  15. See the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota August 2, 2020
  16. See Chichen Itza, Mexico
  17. See Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  18. Start a company
  19. Sell a company
  20. Write a short story
  21. Get published in a nationally-distributed periodical print publication
  22. Get published in a book The 4-Hour Body, 2010
  23. Stay in one place for a full year
  24. Visit and see Machu Picchu, Peru September 5, 2019
  25. Complete the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  26. See a total solar eclipse
  27. Work on something that touches more than a hundred million people 2015, Gawker Media
  28. Create from scratch something that is used by more than a hundred million people
  29. Fall in love
  30. Get a pilot’s license
  31. Get a motorcycle license
  32. Visit Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
  33. Have a meal with Barry Sternlicht
  34. Meet Ray Dalio
  35. Have a meal with Steve Bannon
  36. Meet Elon Musk 2017
  37. Meet Tim Cook
  38. Meet J.J. Abrams
  39. See Penn & Teller perform, and then meet them 2015
  40. Meet Bill Gates 2018
  41. Meet Marc Andreessen 2012
  42. Have a genuine, wall-hung Picasso in my living room
  43. Eat Uni Ikura in Hokkaido 2017
  44. Live out of a backpack alone for 6+ months 2015
  45. Skydive May 25, 2013
  46. Go wine tasting in Napa May 26, 2013
  47. Go wine tasting in Chianti September 17, 2020
  48. Go wine tasting in France
  49. Run a marathon
  50. Eat at the top 10 restaurants on the Word’s 50 Best list within a year after the list is published
  51. Eat at Noma, Copenhagen March 15, 2018
  52. Eat at Eleven Madison Park April 24, 2017
  53. Eat at Alinea, Chicago January 25, 2017
  54. Have drinks at The Aviary & The Office, Chicago January 22, 2017
  55. Eat at White Rabbit, Moscow
  56. Eat at Gaggan, Bangkok February 23, 2020
  57. Eat at Central, Lima August 19, 2019
  58. Sleep on a luxury mega-yacht
  59. Fly on a private jet
  60. Own a private jet
  61. Learn to cook well
  62. Speak Spanish conversationally
  63. Speak Spanish fluently
  64. Become PADI Scuba certified May 25, 2014
  65. Scuba dive in Thailand, off the Eastern Islands 2014
  66. Scuba dive in Mexico 2016, 2017
  67. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  68. Scuba dive in Sipadan, Malaysia
  69. Scuba dive in Bali, Indonesia 2019
  70. Scuba dive in Komodo, Indonesia
  71. Scuba dive in the Shark and Yolanda Reef, Egyptian Red Sea
  72. Ride in a helicopter 2017
  73. Ride the trans-siberian railway from China to London (or London to China)
  74. See actual lava
  75. Shake the hand of the President of the United States (Update, 2020: or fist/shoulder-bump)
  76. Sit in the Oval Office
  77. Make $100 million in a single transaction
  78. Give away a billion dollars
  79. Get a college degree
  80. Do not take any artificial drugs for 6 months
  81. Buy a round of drinks for an entire bar, randomly 2016
  82. Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy September 19, 2020
  83. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  84. Visit Petra, Jordan January 10, 2020
  85. Visit Galapagos, Ecuador
  86. Visit London, UK December 28, 2012
  87. Visit Paris, France January 12, 2013
  88. Visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 22, 2014
  89. Visit South America October 8, 2009 (Aruba), 2019 (Mainland)
  90. Visit the Panama Canal, Panama 2019
  91. Visit Mexico City, Mexico 2019 19 Visit Tuscany and Chianti, Italy September, 2020
  92. Visit Antarctica
  93. Visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia 2014
  94. Visit Africa May 13, 2016
  95. Visit the Sahara, Africa
  96. Go on a safari in Africa Botswana/Namibia/Zambia/Zimbabwe, May-June, 2016
  97. Visit the Li River, China
  98. Visit India
  99. Get to Everest Base Camp, Nepal
  100. Visit Myanmar
  101. Visit “The Hamptons”, New York July 2017
  102. Visit the Colosseum, Rome Q1 2017 and again, more impressively, September 24, 2020
  103. Visit the Great Wall of China 2014
  104. Visit the Taj Mahal, India
  105. Eat pizza in Naples, Italy September 26, 2020
  106. Private 2013
  107. Private 2014
  108. Private 2014
  109. Private 2012
  110. Private 2012
  111. Private 2016
  112. Private 2016
  113. Private 2017
  114. Private 2017
  115. Private 2017
  116. Private 2018
  117. Private 2018
  118. Private 2018
  119. Private 2019
  120. Private 2019
  121. Private 2020
  122. Private 2020
  123. Private 2020
  124. Private
  125. Private
  126. Private
  127. Private
  128. Private

These items have become less interesting to me over time, but I don’t want to remove them entirely:

  1. Live in Japan for 6+ months
  2. Live in Bangkok for 6+ months
 
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