Enjoy life’s adventures

I saw this article about the 30 travel things you should do before you’re 30 and decided to: a) rate myself against the list, and, b) update the list for the 30 roughly equivalent things you should do before you’re 70 and rate those for myself.

How do you fare against either list?

1. Jump off something. yes Jump out of an airplane no
2. See one of the Seven (old nor new) Wonders of the World. yes See a location of ancient Wonders of the World yes
3. Party in Las Vegas. yes Party in Paris, Rome, or Tokyo yes
4. Take a vacation that isn’t Spring Break. yes Take a vacation in another continent that isn’t business trip yes
5. Attend at least one large celebration. no Attend a large celebration in Asia yes
6. Hit up a nude beach. yes Go to a sex clinic no
7. Spend several days with only what will fit in a backpack. yes Spend a week with what will fit on a two-wheel vehicle yes
8. Swim in the ocean. yes Snorkel or scuba in the ocean yes
9. Sleep somewhere where you have to light a fire to stay warm. yes Sleep somewhere where you have to boil the water to drink yes
10. Do some sort of adrenaline sport. yes Compete in sporting event that takes longer than three hours yes
11. Hit up one of the Caribbean islands. yes Hit up one of the Mediterranean or South Pacific islands no
12. Take one ultimate road trip. yes Take a non-motorized week long trip yes
13. Go somewhere alone. yes Make a sentimental find-yourself pilgrimage to a place from your past yes
14. Take a train somewhere. yes Ride a fast train (TGV, Shinkansen, Maglev) yes
15. Go to a music festival. yes Go to an opera or ballet on another continent no
16. Have one iconic Americana experience. yes Have one iconic World experience (e.g. OktoberFest) yes
17. Go to at least one of the Smithsonian museums. yes Go to a royal museum yes
18. Summit a mountain. yes Go on ecotour or fly over inaccessible lands no
19. Be able to name your top five dream vacations. no Be able to recount your top five vacations. yes
20. See a game at a classic ballpark. yes See a world sporting events, e.g. Olympics, World Cup no
21. Visit a neighbor to our north or south. yes Visit third world country in Asia or Middle East no
22. Do something so adventurous that it requires a doctor’s visit. no Do something so adventurous it requires armed guards no
23. Save pennies to go somewhere you really want to go. no Save hundred dollar bills to go somewhere you really want to go yes
24. Go to New York City. yes Go to Beijing yes
25. Sleep under the stars. yes Sleep on the ocean in a craft less than 100’ long no
26. Eat an iconic city meal. yes Eat at a top 100 restaurant yes
27. Know all of the best places to take tourists in your home city. no Know the best places in a city on another continent no
28. Have one close encounter with a wild animal. yes See an endangered species no
29. Do something you can’t tell your parents about. yes Do something you can’t tell your children about yes
30. Know a dance well enough that you could keep up with the locals. no Speak another language well enough to pass for a local no

 

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About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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