Check out this travel bucket list inspired by some old Visa Signature advertisements. How many of these 57 things to do while you’re alive have you done?
If nothing else, this bucket list should inspire your travel writing, your novels, your poetry, and your life.
57 Things to Do While You’re Alive
Bargain hunt in Marrakech.
Bungee jump off New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia.
Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Check out the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris.
Climb Mount Olympus in Greece.
Dig up dinosaur bones at the Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado.
Drink scotch in Scotland.
Drive an automobile on the German autobahn.
Drive down Lombard Street in San Francisco.
Embrace a redwood in the wild.
Enjoy a Broadway show, front-row center.
Enjoy an opera in Verona, Italy.
Experience the Naadam Festival in Mongolia.
Feel the mist at Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil.
Float along the Nile in Egypt (with a side trip to the pyramids of Giza).
Fly across the Atlantic in a private jet.
Go to the Olympic Games.
Go to the Super Bowl.
Golf Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.
Have a Gospel Lunch at the House of Blues in Chicago.
Heli-ski in British Columbia.
Hike across the Continental Divide.
Hike Arches National Park in Utah.
Hop on a cable car in San Francisco.
Learn to surf in Hawaii.
Learn to tango in Buenos Aires.
Party in Rio at the Carnival.
Party at the base camp of Mount Everest.
Ride a motorcycle across the U.S.
Ride a mule down the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Ride on the Orient Express across Europe.
Run with the bulls at Pamplona in Spain.
Safari in Kenya.
Say a prayer at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
Scuba dive in Belize.
See the NFL draft live.
See the Taj Mahal in India.
Sip a mint julep at the Kentucky Derby.
Ski the first tracks at Taos Valley, New Mexico.
Sky dive over a California desert.
Smell the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.
Spend a night on an uninhabited island.
Stand on the equator.
Stay at a five-star hotel and upgrade your room.
Swim in all five oceans.
Take a Gondola ride on the Venetian canals.
Take photos of the Northern Lights in Alaska.
Tour the Museum of Modern Art with a personal guide.
Train as an astronaut at space camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
View a fashion show in Milan, Italy.
Visit Machu Picchu in Peru.
Visit the Galapagos Islands.
Watch the Sumo Wrestling Championships in Japan.
Whitewater raft down the Snake River in Idaho.
Go to the ends of the earth.
Find peace, love, and understanding.
I’ve done eight of those things. I have a long way to go. But in my dreams, I’ve done them all.