My Bucket List

This is my bucket list where I list all the things in no particular order I want to do, feel, experience, see and achieve before I die. I will continuously update it as I complete current items and come across new ones.

As you can see my list mainly involves food, travel and adrenaline! Don’t just read my bucket list though, leave me a comment below if you have done any of the things I want to do or what is on your bucket list.

  1. Go Bobsleighing
  2. See Orangutans in Borneo – Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo 2016
    orangutan at rasa ria nature reserve in borneo
  3. Stay in the Burj Al Arab Hotel (Dubai)
  4. Experience G-Force whilst flying in a Fighter Jet plane
  5. Run a sub 2 hour Half Marathon (Current PB is 2:09)
  6. Eat at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant
  7. Shark Diving in South Africa
  8. Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
  9. Buy a bottle of Vintage Dom Perignon
  10. Gamble $1000 in Las Vegas On 1 Bet – Bellagio Hotel, 2013
  11. Try Kobe Steak – Salthouse Hotel in Ipswich, 2016
  12. Drive an Aston Martin
  13. Drive a Ferrari
  14. Drive a Lamborghini
  15. Drive a Porsche
  16. Drive a Bugatti Veyron
  17. Drive an Audi R8
  18. Explore the Galapagos Islands
  19. Eat at the Clove Club, Shoreditch
  20. See African Elephants in the wild (The Big 5) – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya 2011
  21. See African Rhinoceros in the wild (The Big 5)
  22. See The Cape Buffalo in the wild (The Big 5) Tsavo East National Park, Kenya 2011
  23. See African Lions in the wild (The Big 5) – Tsavo East National Park, Kenya 2011
  24. See African Leopards in the wild (The Big 5)
  25. A Hugo Boss tailored suit
  26. Climb to base camp on Mount Everest in Nepal (Natural 7 Wonders)
  27. See the Northern Lights in Iceland (Natural 7 Wonders)
  28. Helicoptor ride over the Grand Canyon, Colorado, USA (Natural 7 Wonders) – 2013
  29. Swim in Devils pool at Victoria Falls, Zambia (Natural 7 Wonders)
  30. Visit the Paricutin Volcano, Mexico (Natural 7 Wonders)
  31. Scuba dive at The Great Barrier Reef, Australia (Natural 7 Wonders)
  32. Visit Chichen Itza, Mexico City, Mexico (The NEW 7 Wonders)
  33. Visit The Colosseum, Rome, Italy (The NEW 7 Wonders) Rome, 2015
    coloseum in rome
  34. Trek Machu Picchu, Peru (The NEW 7 Wonders)
  35. Visit Petra, Jordan (The NEW 7 Wonders)
  36. Trek or cycle the Great Wall Of China, Beijing, China (The NEW 7 Wonders)
  37. See Christ Redeemer Rio, Brazil (The NEW 7 Wonders)
  38. Visit the Taj Mahal, India (The NEW 7 Wonders)
  39. Visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt (The Original 7 Wonders)
  40. Visit the ruins of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Bodrum, Turkey (The Original 7 Wonder)
  41. Eat at Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers restaurant
  42. Full sleeve Tattoo
  43. Complete my Family Tree going back 5 generations – 2013
    family tree
  44. Go and Watch the 100m Olympic Final
  45. See a Shooting Star
  46. Explore the Louvre and see The Mona Lisa in Paris, France
  47. See Tigers in the Wild, India
  48. Airport Roulette
  49. Watch the Sun go down over the Beach – Kota Kinabalu, Borneo 2016
    sunset at rasa ria resort beach in borneo
  50. Buy an Island!
  51. Learn to Bartend
  52. Have a Huge Shower + Wet Room
  53. Complete a Zipline – Zip Borneo, 2016 (Next step is the Pronutro Zip line in Sun City, South Africa (World’s Longest + Fastest Zipline)
    zip line in borneo
  54. Pay for a Stranger’s Groceries
  55. Complete the New York City Marathon (Worlds Largest Marathon)
  56. Do a bungy jump off Kawarau Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand (Worlds 1st Bungy Jump)
  57. Stay at Necker Island
  58. Learn to Fly A Plane!
  59. Watch Mountain Gorillas in the wild
  60. See a Whale Shark (Biggest fish in the world) Maldives, 2017 (VIDEO)snorkel with whale shark
  61. Eat at the Ledbury Restaurant, London
  62. Stay at the Thermal Glass Igloos, Finland
  63. Build Dream Home
  64. Be Mortgage Free
  65. Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage!
  66. Go to watch a World Cup Final
  67. See Penguins in the wild
  68. Go to the Maldives – Stayed at LUX South Ari Atoll, 2017maldives
  69. Spend New Years Eve in Times Square, New York, USA
  70. Spend New Years Eve in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia
  71. Soak in the Natural Spa Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  72. Do Volunteer Work
  73. Do the Cresta Run, Switzerland
  74. Eat at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
  75. Own a Tesla Model S Electric Car
  76. 50 Blood Donations = Saving 150 Lives (Currently at 9)
  77. No Alarm Clock – Semi retired at the age of 30 after selling part of my 5 Star Boot Camp business
  78. Own a Super King Size Bed
  79. Publish a No.1 Best Seller On AmazonPublished the Boot Camp Bible Diet in December 2011 going straight to No.1 in Diets & Weight Loss catergory on
    publish book on amazon
  80. Go Wing-Walking
  81. Go To Oktoberfest, Berlin, Germany
  82. Go to a James Bond film Premiere
  83. Learn Sign Language
  84. Complete the GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon, Sweden (Worlds Largest Half Marathon)
  85. Experience Zero Gravity
  86. Win a Holiday!
  87. Go to watch a Rugby World Cup Final
  88. Fly First Class
  89. Fly Business Class
  90. Go Skydiving in Seville (Biggest Drop in Europe – 15,000)
  91. Donate Food to a Local Food Bank – Colchester, 2017donate to food bank
  92. Spend a night in an Ice Hotel (Sweden, Quebec, Canada Or Finland)
  93. Swim with Turtles Maldives, 2017 (VIDEO)snorkel with green turtle
  94. Hire an Executive Box for friends and family at Colchester United
  95. Learn to speak fluent German
  96. Add a Cockapoo Dog to the family
  97. Brand New Kitchen / Diner with great views to the garden
  98. Own a huge Bath with a view
  99. See my Abs again!
  100. Go Deep Sea Fishing and eat the catch
  101. Go to watch a Wimbledon Tennis Final
  102. Take a Balloon Ride over Serengeti, Tanzania
  103. Swim with Dolphins Mexico, 2013swim with dolphins
  104. Fly in a Private Jet
  105. Attend the Monaco Grand Prix in style
  106. See Polar Bears in the wild
  107. Create an epic stock market pension portfolio
  108. Create a reoccurring income
  109. Grow a beard – 2016 grow a beard



If you have any questions you would like to ask me about my bucket list or ideas I could add to my bucket list, please ask below in the comments.



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The Son Of Thom
The Son Of Thom

Daniel Steptoe-Thompson is a UK food, lifestyle and travel blogger reviewing places he has travelled, whilst writing about his lifestyle choices, combining his love of coffee and tattoos and ticking things off his bucket list.

    29 replies to "My Bucket List"

    • Dan

      I have done a few of these, and almost done others! I have explored the Louvre (not impressed by the Monaco Lisa). I have also been to the Colosseum 5 times (last time yesterday)! I haven’t bought a vintage bottle of Dom Perignon, but have have drunk one. Surely that counts?

      • The Son Of Thom

        I think that might just count…

    • Niki

      Great bucket list. We have bought a bottle of dom, gorgeous. And I would like to volunteer to be the friend you buy groceries for

      • The Son Of Thom


    • David

      Some fab ideas here – I may have to plagiarize! My wife has just bought me a high speed sports car experience so I can tick off quite a few in one go.

      • The Son Of Thom

        Go for it!

    • Steve

      Should be easy enough to tick off the food bank donation.
      Did you get to eat in the undersea restaurant in the Maldives?

      • The Son Of Thom

        No, it was on a different island quite far away. Gives me a excuse to go back!

    • Young

      Thanks a lot for this tip, now I am left with great ideas on how to compile a list of all my desires. I will post it once I am done with it.

      • The Son Of Thom

        Lookinf forward to hearing all about it!

    • Bessie

      I hate the idea of a bucket list, however, I must confess there are some activities on your list that are quite praise worthy. I like the item on number 91 and I’m inspired to donate Food to a Local Food Bank thanks to your list.

      • The Son Of Thom

        Go for it Bessie

    • Dom

      Now, I am not one to wish my life away….but this has inspired me to try and be more productive the time I do have. All that time spend streaming content, binge-watching TV series will now have to be utilised in a different way!!

      2018 and future years will be richer in life! Thanks Dan!

      • The Son Of Thom

        What you planning in 2018?

    • Chelsea Pearl

      You and I have a lot in common, there’s lots of travel on my bucket list as well! The 7 natural and manmade wonders of the world would be amazing to see. #85 is totally epic too, they do those zero gravity flights out of Florida and they cost about $5k to do… expensive, but definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity!

      • The Son Of Thom

        Amazing! Didn’t know they did them in Florida. Had only seen them in Paris. Very tempting! What are you planning in 2018?

    • Your fav cousin... Sharon

      Items achieve from your list:
      No 3: Is eaten afternoon tea good enough for the Burj al Arab. March 2016
      No: 28 helicopter over Vegas strip but drove to Grand Canyon 2007 does this count.?
      No32: visited Chichen Itza Mexico
      No39: visited and went inside Pyramids at Giza
      No:40 visited Ephesus Bodrum Turkey
      No:45 saw shooting star
      No46: vista the Louvre seen Mona Lisa, smaller than I thought Louvre busy so couldn’t get too near
      No49: watched sun go down on the Sri Lanka, Maldives and Turkey, Barbados, Mauritius… always do this on holidays love to watch sky change
      No68: been to the Maldives 2016
      No69: had a super king size bed … broke it too …!
      No81: been to several Oktoberfest … not Berlin tho
      No93: swam with Turtles in Mexico
      103: Swam with dolphins Dominican Republic

      Not a bad start to your list,
      Some of mine are:
      Dream destination.. Hawaii & visit pearl harbour memorial
      Visit Aushcwitz
      Drive rally car
      Drive Astin Martin DBS
      Lose Weight … biggest challenge as I enjoy good food!
      Get fit.. big challenge as I am a lazy mare..
      visit Pompeii
      Visit New Orleans
      See northern lights
      See St. Petersburg

      • The Son Of Thom

        Pompeii is amazing! Probably the best historical place I have been. Absolutley incredible place.

    • Dave Read

      What an astonishing list – more like three lifetime’s worth!

      Definetly would go for all the foodie stuff – not so good on the adrenaline kicks…

      Like Sharon – I’ve always felt I need to do Auschwitz – and want to tour the First World War battlefields as I sort of feel that I was once there at the time…

      Pompeii sounds good too…

      Otherwise, I still have several books to write – better get on with it…

      • The Son Of Thom

        Thanks Dave! Pompeii is Amazing and you must go check it out.

    • mark bailey

      Would love to join you for 99 and base camp to Everest! ?

      • The Son Of Thom

        Come the summer my friend the abs will be back 😉 and defo up for Everest!

    • Toby

      Great List Dan, I have some similar things on my to do list, especially the orangutan in Borneo!!

    • Ian Kershaw

      Love it Dan. Some top quality experiences on the list.

      • The Son Of Thom

        Cheers Ian! Any you would do?

    • Ian Kershaw

      7 and 66. To be fair there are so many I fancy.

      • The Son Of Thom


    • Ian Kershaw

      Definitely 105

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