101 Things to do in 1001 Days: Take 2

101 Things to do in 1001 Days is a unique spin on a bucket list.

Less than a year ago, I wrote out my first list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days and while I accomplished some of what was on the list I realized I needed to rework it some and try again. So I decided to reboot my list and this time, start on a date that made sense, the beginning of the year.

I like this list because I feel it’s more ambitious and definitely has its fair share of adventures. I’m taking steps to make visual cues of this list too so I constantly have a visual of these bucket list items and that way I’ll be more accountable for achieving them.

So here we go!

Start: January 1, 2016

End:  September 28, 2018

Stay tuned…

1. Go ziplining

2. See the Pacific Ocean

3. Visit 10 new states (2/10-Delaware 7/16, New Jersey 10/16)

4. Run a race

5. Get published

6. Visit the Four Corners

7. Hike the Appalachian Trail

8. Start a Roth IRA

9. Do a headstand

10. Go to a yoga class

11. Do a DIY project

12. Go scuba diving

13. See a music festival

14. Brew beer

15. Visit 10 cities (1/10-Philadelphia 7/16, New York City 10/16)

16. Visit 10 national parks (1/10)

17. Take a megabus trip

18. Teach a class

19. Attend a baseball game at 5  stadiums (1/5)

20. Go horseback riding

21. Get my passport

22. Go on a backpacking trip

23. Work as a lumberjack for a day

24. Visit Ellis Island

25. Visit the Redwood trees

26. Travel across the country by land

27. Take an impromptu road trip

28. Throw a dart at a map and visit where it lands

29. See a moose

30. See all 5 Great Lakes (1/5 – Lake Erie)

31. Climb 5 lighthouses

32. Write a book

33. Go rock climbing

34. Find a way to pull off suspenders

35. Attend a masquerade ball

36. Feed a penguin

37. Climb a tree

38. Learn to play a ukulele

39. Learn how to knit

40. Do a historical reenactment

41. Go swimming in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

42. Learn to ice skate

43. Bike 2018 miles by the end of 1001 days

44. Bike on 10 trails (1/10)

45. Learn a language

46. Go canoeing/kayaking

47. Experience New Orleans for Mardi Gras

48. Golf a round of 18 holes keeping my score under 10 over par

49. Do a Polar Bear Plunge

50. Visit the Grand Canyon

51. Go to a hockey game

52. Ride the Hogwarts Express

53. Make my own butterbeer

54. Re-read the entire Harry Potter series in a month

55. Swim with otters

56. Go whitewater rafting

57. Tree swing into water

58. Plan a picnic

59. Visit 10 museums (6/10)

60. Visit 10 places of historical significance (2/10)

61. Grow 5 trees from seeds (1/5)

62. Visit 10 breweries (2/10)

63. Go to a spring training game

64. Try glass blowing

65. Visit an arboretum  (Holden Arboretum 8/16)

66. Visit New York City

67. Try paddleboarding

68. Visit Baseball Hall of Fame

69. Go spelunking

70. Create art

71. Ride a train

72. Learn to dance

73. Walk through a waterfall

74. Go geocaching

75. See the Northern Lights

76. Learn how to swim

77. Bury a time capsule

78. Try fencing

79. Learn to drive stick shift

80. Participate in an obstacle course race

81. Build an igloo

82. Be a tour guide

83. Go whale watching

84.  Try 5 new foods 

85. Go vegetarian for a week

86. Do something that terrifies me

87. Bike 50 miles in one day

88. Bike 100 miles in one day

89. Spend an entire day in a park

90. Try something completely out of my comfort zone

91. See playoff baseball in Cleveland

92. Plan an international trip

93. Visit natural hot springs

94. Visit the Mississippi River

95. Run a half-marathon

96. Join an archaeological dig

97. Pay it Forward

98. See a meteor shower

99. Sleep under the stars

100. Sleep in a blanket fort

101. Deposit $5 in my Roth IRA for every item on this list I complete


I’d encourage those of you who are working on bucket lists to consider trying 101 Things to do in 1001 Days. It attaches a date to your goals so perhaps it will motivate you to accomplish your bucket list. The best part is every time you accomplish something on your list, it’s totally appropriate to celebrate!

If any of you have ideas of opportunities or suggestions for ways I can accomplish parts of this list let me know or even better if you started your own list let me know about that too and leave a message in the comments!

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