Bucket List Ideas To Live Your Best Life – Things To Do Before You Die

These 120+ Bucket List Ideas Will Help You Live An Adventurous And Meaningful Life

October 28, 2019 Updated February 25, 2020


Are you ready to spice things up in your life? Maybe you’ve let enough time go by sticking to the daily routine and you realize you want more. Or maybe you’re starting to feel like time is of the essence, and without an effort or intention to adventure, explore, and express, life can get pretty bland.

The perfect bucket list qualifier should challenge you, spark your spirit, or warm your soul. Doesn’t that feel good?! Read on and add some of these bucket list ideas to your very own list.

  1. Travel to a new country and don’t stay in the commercialized area
  2. Learn a new language
  3. Get healthy
  4. Run a marathon… or a 5K
  5. Take up a new sport
  6. Adopt a dog
  7. Learn a new skill 
  8. Go camping 
  9. Hike up a mountain, small or massive
  10. Build a savings account
  11. Invest your money
  12. Volunteer 
  13. Take a pottery class 
  14. Master a strategy game
  15. Stand on the Kjerebolten boulder
  16. Tell people how much you love them 
  17. Connect with past teachers
  18. Take care of a chicken coop 
  19. See the pyramids in Egypt
  20. Cook foods with seasonal ingredients, learn what the seasonal ingredients are
  21. Work on a farm 
  22. Surprise someone you love 
  23. Kiss under mistletoe
  24. Start a business
  25. Learn about chakras 
  26. Bake bread

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  27. Grow a garden
  28. Swim in an infinity pool 
  29. Direct your own film for fun 
  30. Chase a storm 
  31. Spend time in the red rocks of Sedona
  32. Donate blood, or more
  33. Chase your passion
  34. Be the non-judgemental friend, even if it goes against your nature
  35. Get out of bed on the days you’d rather not  
  36. Be a mentor to someone
  37. Learn about all religions 
  38. Kiss the Blarney Stone
  39. Play Black Jack 
  40. Marry someone
  41. Launch a lantern into the sky in Thailand 
  42. Go to Oktoberfest in Germany
  43. Sell something you’ve created, whether a song, painting, or candle
  44. Dance in the rain with someone you love
  45. Interview your parents and grandparents (if you can)
  46. Wake up for the sunrise
  47. Learn everything you can about your favorite musician
  48. Make your own soap 
  49. See the Northern Lights
  50. Learn the moon phases
  51. Carve or whittle something to pass down to your children
  52. Try vegetarianism 
  53. Plant a tree
  54. Throw a party

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  55. Eat pasta and drink wine in Italy 
  56. Pay off your parents’ house 
  57. Start a family 
  58. Learn how to dance
  59. Go to a spa
  60. Have your bra size professionally determined
  61. Go to a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheater 
  62. Don’t spend a single dollar for weeks
  63. Go on a road trip 
  64. Depend on or trust in someone you’d normally judge 
  65. Watch or re-watch all of the classic movies you want
  66. Share your poetry 
  67. Spend time with a shaman 
  68. Meet a celebrity
  69. Do something for someone else, even if you don’t want to 
  70. Eat raman in Japan 
  71. Forgive those who have hurt you
  72. Forgive yourself
  73. Treat yourself in Los Angeles
  74. Visit a castle 
  75. Meditate
  76. Foster a child, and their siblings 
  77. Adopt a child, and their siblings  
  78. Make love in places outside of the bedroom
  79. Host a bonfire

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  80. Hunt for truffles with dogs in Florence, Italy (Thanks for the idea, Oprah) 
  81. Cook food over a fire outdoors 
  82. Lose the 10 pounds
  83. Celebrate every anniversary 
  84. Grow your own herbs 
  85. See the Mona Lisa in France
  86. Have a hygge winter 
  87. Attend a Meetup
  88. Go on a blind date 
  89. Let a stranger cry on your shoulder, and mess up your shirt 
  90. Buy that weird vibrator with tons of Amazon reviews 
  91. Offer to help elderly people with basic tasks around the house
  92. Attend a poetry reading
  93. Cut off addictions, caffeine counts
  94. Go skinny dipping
  95. Sleep with the homeless
  96. Feed the homeless 
  97. Try a sensory deprivation tank 
  98. Watch sea turtles lay eggs
  99. Learn about cosmic mediums like numerology, tarot, or astrology and read yourself and friends
  100. Dine in an underwater restaurant
  101. Dine in the revolving sky restaurant at the CN Tower in Canada
  102. Buy a home
  103. Pray and do yoga in Bali
  104. Try a sobriety challenge
  105. Visit all seven continents 
  106. Dance to reggae in the carribean 
  107. Master a video game 
  108. Ride a jet ski 
  109. Swim in Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls
  110. Rent an apartment in your favorite city 
  111. Try a water sport

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  112. Create passive income
  113. Memorialize someone you lost 
  114. Get the tattoo
  115. Make your own essential oils 
  116. Go horseback riding
  117. Take a dip in a natural hot spring 
  118. Help others facing the challenges you once suffered 
  119. Fly first class 
  120. Sleep under the stars 
  121. Eat fried oreos on the boardwalk
  122. Write letters to a pen pal, including a child and a person who is elderly or lonely
  123. Go to Burning Man