It’s the start of a New Year and that means it’s time to write out a list of things to accomplish in the year’s ahead. I thought if I put a Bucket List as a page item and cross off things as I accomplish them, it’d be a fun journey. This list isn’t just for the year ahead, but throughout my year’s ahead. It’s time for an update.
If you’ve been reading my blog for some time you know a few things about me:
I love food.
I love wine.
I love new experiences.
I love to travel.
This list is going to have a bit of all those things included in it. I will also be adding things in as I think of them. My goal of this list is to add experiences in that I’ve always wanted to try, and things that I know I’ll even be doing in the year ahead. Nothing’s more fun than being able to cross something off a list.
So, here it is. Jamie’s “Bucket List” of fun:
Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride (even though I have photos I have never been on one!!!)
Cruise in a Convertible with the rooftop down along California Highway 1
Take the PCH Coastal Roadtrip
Spend a hour or two kayaking
Go on a Whale Watch Cruise
See the Northern Lights
Go on a Hard Cider Distillery Tour.
Visit Portland, Oregon
Go on an Alaskan Cruise!
Visit one of the Hawaiian Islands
Go Ziplining through a vineyard in Paso Robles
See the Grand Canyon in Person
Visit San Antonio
Rescue an Animal Fly in a Glider Airplane See Lake Tahoe
Partake in a Mardi Gras Celebration
Attend the Oscars
Go White Water Rafting
Dig for Diamonds
Partake in lots of Food Tours
Attend the Tulip Festival
Stay at a Bed and Breakfast Go on a Food Walking Tour
Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge
Attend the Kentucky Derby
Volunteer at the Sonoma International Film Festival Attend BlogHer for the First Time! Attend a Wine Bloggers Conference Visit Solvang, CA Visit Lodi, CA
Go on top of a Volcano
Go to Disneyland California Adventure
See the St. Louis Arch
Go hang gliding
Try Dog Sled Racing
Visit CA Great America
Go on a Ride at Six Flags Start V-Logging
Get on the bull at a Rodeo Bar.
Visit Oregon Wine Country
Go on the Sacramento River Train
Visit the Apple Farm during the fall.
Visit Reno, Nevada
Go on an Alaskan Cruise
Visit Washington Wine Country
Visit Finger Lakes Wine Country
Visit Virginia Wine Country
Travel to All 50 States.
Take a Ceramic Class
Go Camping at Sequoia National Park
Acquire a New Kitten
Give back to Charity
Visit the Ronald McDonald House
Visit Cambria! Go Wine Tasting in Paso Robles
Go on an African Safari
Attend the Gilroy Garlic Festival
Visit Scottsdale, Arizona!
Take a California Farm Tour.
Visit Safari West and stay overnight
Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Take a Weekend Getaway to Portland, Oregon
Be a Brand Ambassador Cook with a Chef
Go on a Chocolate Factory Tour
Visit Tillamook Cheese Factory!
Make my own Wine Pick Grapes from the vineyards Partake in a Grape Stomping
Go Downhill Skiing and faceplant in the snow… because I know it will happen. 😉
Go Snow Tubing in Lake Tahoe area
Ride a Unicycle
Take the Ducks Tour in San Francisco or Seattle
Take a Ramekins Cooking Class
Go on a Segway Tour
Go on a Horse Carriage Ride during the Holidays
Experience the Napa Wine Train
Attend an Awards Show
Partake in a Murder Mystery Weekend at a Historic Inn
Explore Yosemite National Park
Horseback Ride on the Beach
Go on a few wine tours.
Sleep in a teepee
Visit the Exploratorium
Explore the Steinbeck Center
Attend Ghiradelli’s Chocolate Festival
Go camping in Big Sur
Drive a RaceCar
Go Down the Tallest Water Slide in Kansas City
Hike Atop Mt. Diablo
Go Cross Country Skiing
Go Snow Shoeing (Again!) *did when I was 12 years old.
Work with Ford Motor Co.
Go on a Photo Safari!
Go to the Pez Museum
Visit a Butterfly Grove
Explore Wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains
Visit Amador Wine Country
Visit the Mosaic Stairs in San Francisco
Road Trip to Seattle!b
Head to Epcot for their Food & Wine Festival
Take a trip to Victoria, British Columbia
Visit Avila Beach
Stay at the Madonna Inn
Stay at Apple Farm Inn
Visit the Flower Fields in Carlsbad
Take Amtrak somewhere!
Visit Niagara Falls
Visit Sedona, Arizona