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7 Popular Bucket List Ideas

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 2

Things to do before you die.

If you're looking for popular bucket list ideas then you're in the right place. I've been actively writing bucket lists for the last 3 years and writing them without even realising I was the past 16 years. I'm always looking for inspiration and ideas for new things to add to my list. I want to share some of the more popular ideas with you.

What are bucket lists?

If you're wondering what a bucket list is, then you're in the wrong place. No, a bucket list or a life list, is a list of things you want to do before you die or kick the bucket! People consider places they want to go, things they want to do, adventures they want to have, things they want to learn and people they want to meet and share the experience with.

I hope these bucket list ideas inspire you to start your own.

Write a book

They say everyone has one book inside of them that needs to be written, you just need to find it. You could write a children's or adult book, a novel, a e-book or even a how to book. But lots of people add this to their bucket lists.

Run a marathon

This has been on my bucket list for the last 16 years! It's amazing how many people, fit or not, feel that running a marathon should be one of the things they do before they die. For added inspiration consider an adventure marathon, such as running along the Great Wall of China.

Get a tattoo

It used to be getting a tattoo was added to people's bucket lists as a chance to rebel against your parents and the rest of society. Today, thanks to programs such as Miami Ink, tattoos have become more acceptable, but this hasn't stopped people making this something to do before they die.

Tandem sky dive

Are you a thrill seeker? Are you an adrenaline junkie? Are you looking for a bucket list idea? Well, you don't get better than jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane, several 1000 feet in the air, for no other reason than you can. With a tandem dive you have a trained jumper strapped to your back doing all the work for you, whilst you relax and enjoy the ride.

Swim with dolphins

If you're an animal lover or not, swimming with dolphins will normally end up on your bucket list. I think it's because dolphins have such a friendly and playful reputation. This is such a popular bucket list item that a lot of commercial opportunities are offered all over the world for you to cross this from your list.

Visit every continent

With only 7 continents in the world and over 190 countries in the world, this item is much easier to complete. Even if you couldn't say you travelled to every country in the world, it would be cool to say you've experienced cultures in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica. If you want to travel this should definitely be on your bucket list.

Donate blood

Not everything on your bucket list has to be about you. You could do something for others, such as rasing money for charity or saving someone's life. Unless you're a doctor, you probably wont get many opportunities to save someones life but by donating blood, there is a very good chance that your blood will be used to save a life. I'd recommend donating blood to everybody, even if they don't have a bucket list.

I hope these popular bucket list ideas have helped to inspire you with your list.


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Comments

Nov 11, 2011 12:36am
wistfuldreamer
Swimming with dolphins and skydiving are definitely on my bucket list on Wanderable - it's a great place where people share tips and ideas! If you're running low on ideas, that's a great place to get more from! =)
Apr 7, 2012 10:18pm
Introspective
Writing a book would be something I'd like to do. Interesting article!
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