101 things to do once in a lifetime

Last month I have spent a really interesting evening with a friend of mine talking about “things to do”. She was more focus on things to do in 1 year and more precisely she was thinking a list with the things that would make next year memorable. To have the time to write a to-do list it’s a really nice exercise, it’s not immediately, it’s not easy but could help you to focus on your next achievement, on something that you really want to do and discharging everything that could let you waste your time. I chose to focus my attention on what to do at least once in lifetime because I really like that theme. In the last weeks I have read a lot of “things to-do”, I have take inspiration by them and later on I have rielaborate in a personal way the concepts. So, here you could read my personal list with mine 101 things to do once in a lifetime:

  1. Adopt a pet.
  2. Attend a film premiere.
  3. Be photographed in front of the Hollywood Hills sign.
  4. Canoe or kayak downriver.
  5. Cross a country on a bicycle.
  6. Cross the equator.
  7. Cruise the Fjords of Norway.
  8. Do a parachute jump.
  9. Down a pint of Guinness in one.
  10. Drink from a coconut.
  11. Drink Turkish coffee.
  12. Drive a snowmobile. (Langjökull, Iceland 2018)
  13. Eat sushi in Japan.
  14. Flirt with a stranger. (Summer 2018)
  15. Float in the Dead Sea.
  16. Fly in a helicopter.
  17. Fly somewhere and back home in one day.
  18. Get a backstage pass to a concert.
  19. Get a tattoo.
  20. Get moto license.
  21. Go in the Kiyomizu Temple in Japan.
  22. Go on a blind date.
  23. Go on a safari.
  24. Go on holiday alone.
  25. Go to a NBA game.
  26. Go to Lapland to meet Santa.
  27. Go to Oktoberfest.
  28. Go to see an illusionist.
  29. Go up in a hot air balloon.
  30. Have a child.
  31. Have a cold shower.
  32. Have a proper spa mud bath. (Blue Lagoon, Iceland 2018)
  33. Help a stranger.
  34. Invent something.
  35. Join a tea ceremony in Japan.
  36. Kiss the Blarney Stone.
  37. Listen to whale song.
  38. Live in a different country for at least six months.
  39. Look for the top of Mount Fuji.
  40. Photograph London’s Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
  41. Ride a camel in the Sahara.
  42. Ride a Harley Davidson.
  43. Ride an elephant.
  44. See a geyser blow. (Geysir, Iceland 2018)
  45. See Mount Rushmore.
  46. See Stonehenge in Englad.
  47. See the Grand Canyon.
  48. See the Midnight Sun.
  49. See the Northern Lights. (Snæfellsnes, Iceland 2018)
  50. See the Pyramids at Giza.
  51. See the ruins at Chichen Itza, Mexico.
  52. See The Statues of Easter Island, Chile.
  53. See the sun rise over the sea.
  54. See the sun set over the sea.
  55. See the Sydney Opera House, Australia.
  56. Sit in thermal hot springs.
  57. Sky dive.
  58. Sleep in an igloo.
  59. Sleep on the beach.
  60. Sleep under the stars for one night.
  61. Soak in a hot tub outside during winter.
  62. Spend al least 1 month in California.
  63. Spend New Year abroad.
  64. Spend New Year in New York.
  65. Stand at the base of Christ the Redeemer, Rio.
  66. Stand at the top of the Empire State Building, NYC.
  67. Stand under a waterfall. (Snæfellsnes, Iceland 2018)
  68. Stand with your feet in two different time zones.
  69. Stay overnight in a car or van.  (Iceland 2018)
  70. Sunbathe in Hawaii.
  71. Swim in the Baltic Sea.
  72. Swim in the sea at night.
  73. Take a flying lesson.
  74. Take a road trip. (Iceland 2018)
  75. Take a walk in the rain.
  76. Take the Orient Express.
  77. Talk in a silly helium voice.
  78. Teach someone to read.
  79. Tie a bow tie.
  80. Touch a bear.
  81. Touch an iceberg.
  82. Travel India by train.
  83. Travel Route 66.
  84. Travel Scotland coast to coast.
  85. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest.
  86. Visit every continent.
  87. Visit the Arctic Circle.
  88. Visit the Kremlin in Russia.
  89. Visit the ruins of Pompeii.
  90. Visit the source of a river.
  91. Visit the Taj Mahal, India.
  92. Visit Uluru in Australia.
  93. Wait at a stage door for autographs.
  94. Walk along The Great Wall Of China.
  95. Watch a film marathon all in one day.
  96. Watch a lunar and solar eclipse.
  97. Watch a meteor shower.
  98. Watch an erupting volcano.
  99. Win an award.
  100. Woyage through the Galapagos Archipelago.
  101. Write a book.


  1. Watch the Top 300 Movies of All Time.
  2. Read the 300 Greatest Books of All Time.
  3. Listen to 300 of the Greatest Albums of All Time.
  4. Pick a day and do 5 things in the list.
  5. Buy a world map, and stick pins in the places I’ve visited.


  • before 1 October 2018;
  • after 1 October 2018.

I have add 5 more things that involve me everyday and from now my attention is on this things with in mind this keywords: “NO REGRETS”. Do you have your list? Have you ever think about that?

Let me know!

Check also:

  1. 101 things to do once in a lifetime.
  2. 300 movies to see once in a lifetime.
  3. 300 books to read once in a lifetime.

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See you next time. Bless!

34 thoughts on “101 things to do once in a lifetime

    1. Grazie! Ho provato a mettere un po’ tutto quello che mi è passato per la mente, mettendo alcune delle cose che ho già avuto la fortuna di fare e tutte quelle che devo ancora fare. Cosa in particolare ti ha fatto sorridere? Sono curioso!

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    1. Tante o avere il coraggio e la fortuna di viverne una facendo solo quello, ma dal mio punto di vista il traguardo più bello è fare quante più cose è possibile.

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