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Create Your Bucket List- Bucket List Ideas

Updated on December 18, 2015

What is a Bucket List ?

Your thinking that it would be fun to make a bucket list to have the enjoyment of ticking of each accomplishment as they have been fulfilled so what is your number 1 bucket list idea ?

Are you going to start of on a small scale first or are you going to put your most desired dream first on the list like a trip around the world or having a $100,000 car ?

What is a bucket list " How do you make a bucket list and do you make a bucket list for yourself or a bucket list for couples ?

The idea of a bucket list is to make you really think what you want to achieve out of your life rather than drift along like a leaf blowing in the wind .

A bucket list is a list of activities you wish to achieve in your life and can involve travel, work goals , new hobbies to try , so grab a coffee or whatever you like to drink + a pad & pen and start writing down bucket list ideas that you want to achieve in your life.

Spend some time thinking about what you hope to achieve in every aspect of your life as well as some fun activities you would love to try .

Some things might seem impossible like traveling the world however by having a bucket list it can help you focus .

What are some fun bucket list ideas that we can try out ?

Bucket List Ideas

Flying in a seaplane was on my bucket list & I loved it !
Flying in a seaplane was on my bucket list & I loved it !

Popular bucket list ideas

The most popular bucket list item seems to be to travel however rather than say travel the world or travel to Europe it will help you get motivated if you do some research and be more specific.

For example, you might say you want to visit the Ann Frank Museum in Amsterdam or walk the Great wall of China or cruise the Whitsundays with Whitsunday Catamarans.

Other ideas include

Learning to play a musical instrument

Write a book

Swim with a dolphin

Enjoy a cruise

Drive Route 66

Ride a camel

Have a hot air balloon ride

Drive across Australia

Kiss at the top of the Empire State building

Learn a new language

Try new food

Do an Alaskan cruise

Ski in New Zealand

Not all bucket list ideas have to cost a lot of money .

Trying new recipes

Learn a new hobby

shower in a waterfall

create a family tree

grow a garden

learn to dance

read a classic novel

Have a map of where you want to visit

Preparing your bucket list

Why not break your bucket list up into catagories such as






Fun bucket list ideas


Have a time frame for your bucket list ideas and start saving each week for your dearer goals .

If you really do want to travel the world then start aiming for your trip.

Get a map of the world and put it on your wall .

Price air tickets

Research where you want to start your trip

Work out how much you need

Have an idea of when you can go according to commitments etc

Make sacrifices such as taking lunch to work rather than buying every day

Have an account for your travel savings

Look at the map every morning for motivation .

Bucket list quotes

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who's going to stop me. Ayn Rand

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Zig Ziglar

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Ch

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. Louis D. Brandeisurchill

If you're bored with life & you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don't have enough goals. Lou Holtz

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein. Life's Little Instruction Book

If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone. Author Unknown

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make. Les Brown

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. Michael Jordan

Gibb River Road

Another bucket list fun adventure ticked off the list !
Another bucket list fun adventure ticked off the list !

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    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi ! Have fun making your bucket lists - We are on the way to one of ours right now - Train to Niagara Falls ! Loving the amazing scenery. The movie was good aye.

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      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      What a great idea.My wife and I will both start on our lists.It will be interesting to see where each of us want to go and do.Thanx for sharing.Have you seen the Movie The Bucket List.I thought it was good.Have a fabulous day.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks grand old lady, Have fun writing and fulfilling your bucket list ! We are having a great time crossing things of our bucket list like riding a camel, climbing up Leaning Tower of Pisa and much more !

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      This is very inspiring! I spend so much time on my butt but after reading this, I'm gonna get off my butt, go to a coffee shop and focus on writing my bucket list. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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      5 years ago from Michigan

      Wow that sounds exciting. plan on doing a hub about that? I'll let you know how it goes. Happy hubbing!

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi Kellyteam , Thanks for the visit . Look forward to hearing how you get on with learning the keyboard ! We have achieved a few things on our bucket list in the last few days like visiting Buckingham Palace !

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      5 years ago from Michigan

      Need to get started with that bucket list. This is an inspiring hub. Thanks for the motivation to work on this. I would love to learn to play keyboards. Thanks again. Beautiful and sharing.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks for the visit sparkleyfinger , That is a fun idea for a bucket list lol! We will be in Glasgow in a few months , Went through there in 1998 !

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      Lynsey Harte 

      5 years ago from Glasgow

      Definitely going to make a bucket list now.... might actually put each thing into a bucket on a piece of paper, and pick one out each year, or more, depending on the finances... would be a fun way to randomise things :P Kinda like a raffle of life? hahaha voted up, awesome and interesting :)

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi Experscolumn - Thanks for the visit ! We arrive in New York in August and would love to do Route 66 across the USA but also would love to drive through Canada lol!

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      Stanley Soman 

      5 years ago from New York

      "Drive Route 66" is that Australian or US Historic Route 66?

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      Deborah Neyens 

      5 years ago from Iowa

      Great ideas. I have a list of the top 5 places I want to visit, but haven't really thought about a list for activities. I definitely would like to compete in a triathlon someday.

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      5 years ago

      Good morning! Great read - everyone should have a bucket list and you provided some great prompts to get the ideas flowing. Being a hopeless romantic, I have the Empire State building kiss on mine. I got this far from Aussie to the southern part of the U.S. - almost there lol.

      Well done!


    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      ignugent17 , Thanks for the visit , A bucket list is great fun especially when you get to cross off the fun things on it like going in a sea plane ,visit amazing places etc !

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for the idea of making a bucket list. This sounds exciting.

      Very useful and interesting. :-)

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      Ann Carr 

      6 years ago from SW England

      Oh yes indeed! Let me know when you're here and if you visit Somerset....

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks annart - It is fun making goals happen and one of many of ours is to visit England/ Europe/Canada next year ! I bet you had a great time over this part of the world .

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      Ann Carr 

      6 years ago from SW England

      Voted up, useful and interesting. I think it's great to have a bucket list. I've done a few of mine; clay-pigeon shooting, archery, Paris in a day with my granddaughter, visited Australia & New Zealand & made some money from writing. It's so good to have goals and it's fun trying to make them happen! I have yet to learn Italian, go to Canada and learn to cook better. Great hub!

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks Rosemay 50 ! One of my bucket list ideas is to go back to NZ and explore in a campervan !

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A fun hub and an inspiration to aim for what we would like to do.

    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Southern Spain

      Thanks agilitymach, It is fun crossing fun things off your list aye ! I loved going on the seaplane and hope we find somwhere amazing for a hot air balloon ride ! The bucket list keeps growing lol!

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      Kristin Kaldahl 

      6 years ago

      I have a mental bucket list, and I've achieved some of the things on it. There's more there, and I add more as time passes. A fun topic!! :) Voted up and interesting.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I think it is time to get out pencil and paper and write a bucket list. Time gets shorter everyday. Maybe we should all have a group bucket list at hubpages.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      You have inspired me to do a bucket list now. Your suggested list has a couple I would include: enjoy a cruise and learn to dance. The cruise I can handle next year, but I better get a move on dancing as my body is aching more each day.


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