Bucket List: Things To Do Before You Die

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When you compose your bucket list think like a true hedonist!

A good bucket list is not just a list of things you wanna do before you expire, but much more. It consists of overcoming fears, achieving goals, realizing dreams and even simple pleasures that add a little more essence to your existence.

Whether it’s an exotic adventure half-way around the world or something simpler, like spending more time with your family or friends, what matters is that you experience all the good and phenomenal things Earth offers.

Below you’ll find just a tiny selection of the most awesome things to do before you die. Sure, a few of them may be considered to be cliché, but we made it a priority to think mostly outside the box.

So, without further delay…

1. Go to the airport and take random flight: Don’t think just go and take your random flight. This is the easiest way to start a journey to some unknown place.

2. Give an honest hug: It takes nothing, but it means a whole fortune. Hugs really know how to connect: husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, siblings, mother/father and children. Hugs have a palette of meanings. They can relieve stress, make one feel better, hugs can say sorry, good bye, good to see u, i love u, u r my favorite … everything….

3. Watch a movie at a drive-in movie theater: There’s a pretty good chance you’ve never been to a drive-in theater, unless you spent your adolescent years in the 60′s or 70′s.

If you wonder how’s a drive-in is better than an indoor theater here are three good reasons:

1. You and your guests are free to talk or do whatever (e.g. smooch, snore, scratch your butt, whatever) from the privacy of your (or their) car;

2. The usual obnoxious people in the back of the theater are absent, allowing you to watch the movie in peace (and avoid a dramatic altercation!); and

3. Seating arrangements are far more versatile—instead of being confined to a narrow, coach-like seat in an indoor theater, sit in the car, on the car, on the tailgate of a truck or SUV, in a lawn chair (if you’ve brought one), or wherever.

4. Stand atop the Eiffel Tower at night: The Eiffel Tower of Paris, France is perhaps one of the most romantic cities ever enduring. It’s the most popular and easiest to recognize structures ever built. Commissioned by Gustav Eiffel in 1889 and erected largely of pig iron, the Tower stands an incredible 1,063ft tall. The first two levels boast restaurants, and the third offers indescribably gorgeous panoramas of the surrounding Champ de Mars green-space and a generous portion of Paris itself. It looks spectacular, at night especially!

5. Swim in the Devil’s Pool: Give Devil’s Pool a shot!

Devil’s Pool is a naturally occurring ‘pool’ that sits perilously close to almost certain death awaiting below. It’s on the edge of the 355ft-high Victoria Falls waterfall on the Zambezi River (S. Africa). However, from September to December the water level is safe enough for people to wade and even swim just along the towering gorge. What’s stopping ‘em from going over the edge, almost certainly fatally? A rock of sufficient size that sits plum on the very edge of the waterfall.

6. Develop a general knowledge on important topics: Start with the History/Geography of the World and end with all the trivia you’re able to find. Build upon what you’ve learned in school/college—if for no other reason than to prove your excellent, random conversational skills. History, economics, geography, politics, religions, etc.

Understanding the world a whole lot better and can only be a benefit. Who knows maybe you’ll be on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, and win a lot of money!

7. Go couchsurfing: No, this doesn’t apply to your own couch, CouchSurfing is a new travel wave that helps people hook up with other people by sharing their couches (or other spaces in their homes) with one another. You need to be really brave if you want to make a  couch exchange with stranger, but still it’s a good way to refrain from sleeping au-naturale when visiting a new place!

8. Quit a job that you really hate: I’ll cite Confucius here: “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”

Just imagine, discovering a job, one that pays a sustainable (or even lucrative) wage, that you actually look forward to waking up to and ‘punching out’ out of? Sounds good than go for it! If you don’t leave your comfort zone and search for it you’ll never find it!

9. Cage-Dive with Crocodiles: Sounds scary, but it’s worth it! You can experience this thrilling swim at the Cage of Death exhibit in Darwin City, Australia! But for those who just can’t muster up the courage to go face-to-face with an underwater man-eater, the park also hosts an exotic turtle sanctuary, ‘baby alligator feeding and touching’ forum, and aquarium.

10. Visit Machu Picchu -  Machu Picchu, a breathtaking 15th-century site in the mountainous Cusco Region of the Andes in modern-day Peru, is more widely-known as the City of the Incas. It towers a whopping 8,000ft above sea level, and is believed to have been an estate of the Incan King Pachacuti. Among the terraced hills and mountaintop plateaus you’ll find all sorts of remnants—small residences, workshops, sanctuaries, temples, and parks included.

11. Ride an elephant -  You’ve wanted to ride an elephant since you were a kid, right?

Now, you’re all grown up and ready to make your child’s dream come true.  There’s no need of fear here, because despite their formidable, Earth-bruising size, elephants are typically gentle giants.

And now we leave to your imagination and knowledge to think of some more awesome stuff that we need to do before we leave this World. Please add them in the comments below, cause sharing is caring!

To be continued….. ;)

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