POPSUGAR Smart Living

100+ Things to Do Before You Die

Jul 21 2014 - 12:28pm

You will never need to read another bucket list again. Trust us when we say this is the mother lode of bucket lists, the bucket list to end all bucket lists, the . . . well, you get the point.

It goes without saying that life is short, so get some of these amazing experiences under your belt while you can!

Source: Flickr user N. Feans [1]

Watch a Meteor Shower

Source: Flickr user Ian Alexander Norman [2]

Spend a Night in a Tree House

Source: Tree House Point [3]

Stomp on Grapes to Make Wine

Try a Cronut

Source: Instagram user emilyokey [4]

Go Lavender Picking

Meet Boo

Source: Facebook user Boo [5]

Leave Your Mark in This World

Horseback Ride in the Ocean

Source: Braco Stables [6]

Dance in the Rain

Source: Deviantart user fbuk [7]

Literally Reflect at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

It's the world's largest salt flat and the world's largest mirror when it rains.

Give a Shelter Pet a Home

Stay in an Overwater Bungalow

Watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Person

Go on an African Safari

Source: Flickr user N. Feans [8]

Attend a Music Festival

Source: Flickr user crsan [9]

Swing on the Edge of the World in Ecuador

Source: Flickr user Rinaldo W. [10]

Go to a Masquerade Ball

Add a Lock to the Love Lock Bridge in Paris

Source: Instagram user ___benn [11]

Participate in a Holi Festival

Source: Flickr user Steven Gerner [12]

Bathe in Milk

Source: Instagram user mavisunrise [13]

Jump Into a Pool Full of Jello

Source: Frat Toys [14]

Bake a Rainbow Cake

Source: Pixelated Crumb [15]

Visit the "Real" Santa Claus in Finland

Source: Flickr user Tarja Ryhannen Mitrovic [16]

Live Happily Ever After

Photo by Lexia Frank Photography [17] via Style Me Pretty [18]

Create an Ice Cream Flavor

Source: A Beautiful Mess [19]

Celebrate Your 50th Anniversary

Explore a Shipwreck

Put Vanilla Pudding in a Mayo Jar and Eat in Public

Source: Instagram user sanasiri1 [20]

Make a Snow Angel

Experience Zero Gravity

There are flights that simulate the zero-gravity experience [21] you get in space. It'll cost you a pretty penny though — about $5,000. 

Source: Flickr user Marcin Wichary [22]

Eat in an Underwater Restaurant

You can get this fine-dining experience at the Ithaa restaurant in the Maldives.

Source: Instagram user christinewijaya [23]

Stand on a Boulder Wedged Between Mountains

Stand on Kjeragbolten, a boulder in the Kjerag mountain located in Norway. The rock measures five cubic meters, and the drop to the bottom is 3,228 feet.

Source: Flickr user Gabriele Balletti [24]

Participate in a Flash Mob

Source: Flickr user UK in Italy [25]

Be Part of a TV Show Audience

Source: Flickr user goodrob13 [26]

Attend the Kentucky Derby

Source: Instagram user johnpeter33 [27]

Build an Igloo

Donate Blood

Dress in Character For a Book Release

Dress in Character For a Midnight Movie Premiere

Build a Gingerbread House

Source: Flickr user Carrie Stephens [28]

Take a Pinup-Style Photo

Source: Facebook user Vavoom Pinups [29]

Attend Comic-Con in Costume

Source: Flickr user Parka81 [30]

Make a Rainbow Rose

Instructions here [31].

Source: Flickr user savanna-smiles [32]

Go Flyboarding

Source: Flickr user Maguide [33]

Let Go of a Floating Lantern in Thailand

Run a Marathon

Make Your Own Pizza

Source: I Heart Nap Time [34]

Go to the Top of the Eiffel Tower

Create a Family Recipe Book

Source: A Beautiful Mess [35]

Feel Great in a Swimsuit

Source: Instagram user juliesmikova [36]

See a Broadway Musical

Tour Googleplex

Source: Instagram user drbodkin [37]

Ride a Gondola in Venice, Italy

Be sure to find a gondolier who will sing to you.

Source: Flickr user yanivba [38]

Ride an Elephant

Source: Instagram user aliciaacatherine [39]

Create a Reading Nook

Source: Twitter user gailcarriger [40]

Dress Up as a Geisha and Walk the Streets of Kyoto

Get a Henna Tattoo in India

Zip-Line With Family or Friends

Source: Instagram user luxdelux [41]

Make a Call From a London Phone Booth

Source: Flickr user derekskey [42]

Stand Under the Hollywood Sign

Source: nito [43] / Shutterstock.com [44]

Cuddle a Baby Tiger

Source: Instagram user gabyquintero17 [45]

Visit All 7 Continents

Source: Instagram user annyach [46]

Float in the Dead Sea

Source: Flickr user israeltourism [47]

Watch Baby Turtles Hatch

Source: Flickr user flickingerbrad [48]

Visit All 50 States

Source: Flickr user Lemsipmatt [49]

See the Northern Lights

Source: Flickr user Beverly & Pack [50]

Skydive

Source: Instagram user louischadwick_ [51]

Finish a Journal

Source: Etsy user SashaLandia [52]

Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Source: Instagram user missvenus78 [53]

Pay a Stranger's Restaurant Bill

Source: Flickr user Robert S. Donovan [54]

Jump Off a Cliff

Source: Flickr user Steven | Alan [55]

Spend a Night in a Teepee

Source: Flickr user Larry1732 [56]

Go Dogsledding

Source: Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar [57]

Go Zorbing

Source: Instagram user kitty_murdoch [58]

Visit Stonehenge

Source: Flickr user LitasWorld [59]

Ride a Vespa

Source: Instagram user game_ksn [60]

Skinny-Dip

Source: Instagram user biancawittner [61]

Break a Guinness World Record

Source: Facebook user Guinness World Records [62]

Feed a Giraffe

Source: Instagram user pixipants [63]

Be a Movie Extra

Source: Instagram user heathyre [64]

Throw a Coin and Make a Wish in the Trevi Fountain in Italy

Source: Flickr user J.Enric [65]

Be in 2 States at Once

Source: Instagram user justgabyon [66]

Learn a Language

Source: Instagram user ainirhm [67]

Take a Photo Every Day For a Year

Source: Instagram user annajessicahuang [68]

Donate Hair to Cancer Patients

Watch the Olympics in Person

See Wimbledon in Person

Go to the World Cup

Finish a Book in One Sitting

Cage Dive With Great White Sharks

Backpack Through Europe

Source: Instagram user clst91 [69]

Go Deep-Sea Fishing

Source: Instagram user bryantbecher [70]

Drink Beer at Oktoberfest in Germany

Source: Instagram user samuel__coelho [71]

Watch the Sunset in Santorini, Greece

Cook a 10-Course Meal

Source: Flickr user Stacie Stacie Stacie [72]

Visit a Chocolate Factory

Swim in Devil's Pool in Africa

Peek over the edge of the naturally formed pool to see the Victoria Falls, the world's largest waterfalls, up close and personal.

Source: Flickr user joepyrek [73]

Soak in the Hot Springs in Iceland

This hot springs resort in Iceland is aptly named the Blue Lagoon.

Source: Robert Hoetink [74] / Shutterstock.com [75]

Helicopter Over a Volcano

Hear Oprah Winfrey Speak in Person

Hear Andrea Bocelli Sing Live

Meet Grumpy Cat

Source: Facebook user The Official Grumpy Cat [76]

Forgive and Let Go of Grudges

Life is too short for grudges. Don't meditate on a person you hate — the only person you are hurting is you.

Fly in a Private Jet

And if that seems too fantastical, perhaps flying first class on Emirates [77] would give you a similar experience. In the first-class private suite, you get your own minibar and a wardrobe!

Source: Instagram user shyaviation [78]

Walk Behind a Waterfall

Swim With Dolphins

Watch the Cinderella Castle Fireworks

Source: Instagram user nevergrowup132 [79]

Travel Somewhere New Every Year

Name a Star

Prepare a Care Package For the Homeless

Source: Instagram user emmanuelgodwithuss [80]

Send a Message in a Bottle

Swim in the Largest Pool in the World

It's located in the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile. The pool covers 20 acres [81] and cost about $2 billion [82] to construct.

Source: San Alfonso del Mar [83]

See the Fairy Pools in Scotland

Source: Instagram user bumblebambi [84]


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