My Bucket List

A few days ago, one of my contacts on Facebook posted a generic bucket list, which people were invited to check depending on what they did. My friend John was quick to remark to me that it was a pretty generic one, and suggested we write our own.

So here’s mine.


Visit Asia
Stand on the Great Wall of China
Visit Europe
Visit Scotland
Visit Eastern Europe
See the Rockies
Eat sushi in a fishing village in Japan
Eat Kobe beef
Learn a foreign language
Live in a foreign country
Visit Transylvania
Witness something so beautiful it makes me cry
Write a novel
Own all the issues of the GrimJack comicbook series
Work in videogames
Work for BioWare
Inspire someone to change their life for the better
Fire a gun


Visit Antarctica
Visit Africa
Visit the Middle East
Visit South America
Learn Arabic
Visit North Korea
Visit Iran
Eat tiramisu in Rome
Really learn about wine, then drink an exceptionally good one in full appreciation
Publish a book
Spend a year traveling
Reach my ideal weight
Work on a farm
Work on a coffee grower’s farm in Ethiopia
Participate in international humanitarian work
Create a critically-acclaimed and successful original videogame
Own a café, bistrot, hostel or inn
Eat an animal I have killed myself
Save a human life
Reduce everything I own to what fits in a backpack
Jump from the cliff at Horseshoe Lake

About Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

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