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Life Goals


I've always enjoyed listing my life goals. Putting them down on paper somehow makes them more real and therefore more reachable. Some things get added and some things get taken off. It's always been a living document and I've been doing this for years.

So imagine my surprise and pleasure to find all of these great travel blogs with their own lists of life goals. I'll unabashedly admit that I liked some of those so much that I borrowed a few. That's another great thing about goals - you can share them freely. Feel free to peruse at your leisure and borrow all you like from the below. I've put together a handy text file you can download and copy/paste to your heart's content.

With that said, on to "The List"!

Business/Monetary Life Goals

  • Passive Income Goals $1,000/$2,000/$3,000/$4,000/$5,000 per month
  • Write a manifesto
  • Reach 100/500/1,000/5,000/10,000 followers on Twitter
  • Reach 100/500/1,000/5,000/10,000 followers on Facebook
  • Speak at a conference about mobile lifestyle and online income
  • Reach 100/500/1,000/5,000/10,000+ subscribers on a single newsletter
  • Publish a book
  • Be interviewed for Radio or TV
  • Make a positive social impact

Personal Experience Life Goals

  • Inspire Others
  • Take the MENSA test
  • Achieve fluency in Spanish
  • Get PADI Advanced Open Water Certified
  • Go Wind Surfing
  • Go Hang-gliding
  • Learn to cook
  • Learn to sail
  • Learn to fly a plane
  • Learn to dance
  • Sky dive
  • Kayak in the sea
  • Go white water rafting
  • Ride a jetski
  • Whale watch
  • Visit a winery and work on expanding wine knowledge
  • Be an extra in a US film
  • Be an extra in a foreign film
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go deep sea fishing
  • Go on a long road trip without a map or GPS
  • Eat at White Castle
  • Ride in a open 2-seater plane
  • Find a long-lost friend
  • Fire a RPG
  • Milk a cow
  • Milk a goat
  • Ride in a helicopter, not hanging from one
  • Sleep under the stars with zero light pollution around (by choice)
  • Climb an active volcano and watch it erupt
  • Go cave diving
  • Collect honey from a beehive
  • Go to the airport with no preconceived idea where to go and board a plane
  • Fly in a private jet
  • Crew a yacht to cross the ocean
  • Sail on a boat for 2+months
  • Live abroad for 6+months (in one place)
  • Fire walking
  • Visit all 7 continents
  • Mush a Dog Sled
  • Try Ayahuasca
  • Hike on a glacier
  • Learn to play a musical instrument, well
  • Wash windows of a high rise building
  • ATV across some desert
  • See the northern lights
  • Swim with a whale shark
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Go shark baiting
  • Cage dive with sharks
  • Camp overnight in the desert
  • Camp in the Amazon jungle
  • Take photography lessons
  • Cruise the Nile
  • See wild polar bears
  • Learn to ride a horse
  • Learn to Fence

Location Specific Life Goals

South America

  • Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Hike Colca Canyon (Deepest canyon in the world)
  • Iquitos
  • See the Nazca Lines from air
  • Amazon Jungle - Peru/Bolivia/Colombia/Brazil/Ecuador
  • Ciudad del Mundo (Middle of the World)
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Ride a bicycle down the World's Most Dangerous Road
  • Potosi Mines
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Salar de Uyuni (salt flats)
  • Visit Easter Island - Chile
  • Tierra del Fuego - Argentina/Chile
  • Scuba Dive the Blue Hole in Belize
  • Live in Buenos Aires
  • Patagonia
  • Chichen Itza
  • Copper Canyon
  • Visit Christ Redeemer in Rio
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Take a boat down the Amazon River
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • San Agustin Archaeological Park
  • Live in Medellin
  • Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
  • Hike to Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City)

North America

  • Spend New Year's Eve in Times Square - New York
  • Statue of Liberty - New York
  • Guggenheim Museum - New York
  • Grand Canyon - Arizona
  • Meteor Crater - Arizona
  • Hoover Dam - Nevada
  • Walt Disney World -Florida
  • Kauai/Maui - Hawaii
  • Black Sand Beach - Hawaii
  • Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail
  • Dogsledding - Alaska
  • Travel across Canada by train

Australia/South Pacific

  • SCUBA dive in the Great Barrier Reef
  • See a performance at Sydney Opera House
  • Travel the Gold Coast
  • Camp in the Outback
  • Ayers Rock
  • Spot wild kangaroos
New Zealand
  • Hike various trails, etc in New Zealand.
  • Visit Hobbittown
South Pacific
  • SCUBA dive the supermarket in Fiji (sharks)
  • Nasouri Highlands - Vita Levu, Fiji
  • Pacific Island hop (Marshall Islands/Guam)
  • Millennium Cave - Santo, Vanuatu

Middle East

  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Temple Mount - Israel
  • Wailing Wall - Israel
  • Petra - Jordan
United Emirates
  • Dinner and drinks at Burj Arab (Dubai)


  • Take a tour on a camel
  • Luxor and Karnak temples
  • Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Victoria Falls
South Africa
  • Table Mountain
  • Big 5 Safari
  • Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro and watch the sun rise
  • Visit a bazaar/souk in Morocco
  • Timbaktu


  • Chill out under the Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
  • Medieval City - Carcassonne, France
  • Visit the Louvre - France
  • Acropolis & Parthenon - Athens, Greece
  • Greek Island hop - Greece
  • The Tower Bridge - London
  • See Stonehenge
  • Walk the length of Hadrian's Wall
Scandinavian Peninsula
  • Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) - Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen, Finland
  • Fjords of Norway
  • Norway hiking
  • Visit Reykjavik - Iceland
  • Visit the Hagia Sophia - Turkey
  • Spend some quality time in Amsterdam
Eastern Europe
  • Dracula's Castle - Transylvania, Romania
  • Winter in Southern Spain - Spain
  • El Camino Walk - Spain
  • Ride a gondola in Venice - Italy
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa - Italy
  • Hear a mass at the Vatican - Italy
  • Attend the opera at La Scala in Milan - Italy


  • Mount Everest Basecamp
  • The Buddha's Birthplace - Lumbini
  • Singapore
  • Helix Bridge
  • Petronas Twin Towers
Laos Thailand
  • Live in Chiang Mai
  • Full moon at Koh Phangan
  • Cruise the Phraya River
  • Taj Mahal
  • Party at Anjuna beach
  • Travel around India by Rail
  • Angkor Wat
  • The killing fields
  • Banaue Rice Terraces
  • Cebu
  • Bantayan Island
  • Do the 88 temple pilgrimage in Shikoku
  • Visit Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto
  • Watch the sunrise from the summit of Mt Fuji
  • Take Japanese classes
  • Stay in a traditional ger in Mongolia
  • Ride a horse on the steppes
  • Visit the Kremlin and Red Square
  • Ride on the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian Railway
  • Cross the boundary of Europe and Asia
  • Great Wall of China - China
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railroad across Asia
  • Cross the Hangzhou Bay Bridge
  • See the Three Gorges Dam
  • Visit the Forbidden City
  • See Lhassa


  • Visit Antartica and kayak as well as stand at the geographical South Pole (It's doable, just need to score a job there and be trapped for six months during winter)
  • See the penguins

Location and Time-Specific Life Goals

  • Attend the Berlin Love Parade - Berlin, Germany - Cancelled in 2010? We'll see
  • Participate in Carnival - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Burning Man - Nevada, USA
  • Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany
  • La Tomatina - Valencia, Spain
  • Carnival - Venice, Italy
  • Celebrate Chinese New Year in China
  • Great Migration - Africa

If you haven't made your own life goal list, why not start today? Grab a copy of the text file from above and edit all you like. When you see or hear about something that sounds like fun, just add it to your list. Before you know it, you'll have a life goal list of your own.

As I knock things out I'll scratch them off the list. When I come across something that looks interesting I'll add it. The goal is to never run out of things on the list. From the looks of things, that won't be an issue anytime soon. ;)


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