I get so much satisfaction out of crossing things off a list. I don't mean deleting tasks from my "Notes" app on my iPhone either. I mean pen in hand, and sliding said pen across a piece of paper. Ahhhhhh, such a feeling of accomplishment, no? But alas, we're in the digital age and I must keep up. Here, I electronically cross off bucket list items as I reach each one, adding more as I experience beautiful places and meet new people. Ever-evolving is never a bad thing.

  • Walk on a glacier in Patagonia
  • Swing at the end of the world in Ecuador
  • Bask in the hot springs of Iceland
  • Get wine drunk in Mendoza, Argentina
  • Swim in the clear blue waters of the Maldives
  • Bungee jump in Macau (chickened out in 2010)
  • Take in the city lights of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
  • Stomp grapes with my best friend in wine country
  • Go on safari in South Africa
  • Ride a hot air balloon in Napa Valley
  • Visit Heaven on Earth, AKA the Salar de Uyuni salt flats
  • Eat dinner on top of the Eiffel Tower
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Zorb in New Zealand
  • Go back to Torres del Paine to ride the beautiful horses
  • Take a gondola ride in Venice
  • Eat like a local on Italy's Amalfi Coast
  • Sandboard in the Atacama Desert
  • Give Christ the Redeemer some company in Rio
  • Ice dive in Antarctica
  • Scuba dive in the warm waters of Colombia
  • Experience the Tel Aviv nightlife
  • Snow ski in Bariloche
  • Ride an elephant in Thailand
  • Hang out in Jemaa el-Fnaa Square with the monkeys of Marrakech, Morocco
  • Get soaking wet in Iguazú Falls
  • Hike Machu Picchu
  • Be one with nature in Alaska
  • Take a joy ride in a Rolls-Royce from the Peninsula Hotel - Hong Kong
  • Drink giant beers in Germany
  • Hang out with the penguins at the end of the world, AKA Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Be in love in Fiji
  • Bet on a horse at the Kentucky Derby
  • Zipline in Costa Rica
  • Ride a camel in Marrakech, Morocco
  • Devour a margarita pizza in Rome
  • Explore Hawaii by helicopter
  • Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Stand in awe of the giant redwoods in California
  • Float on Lake Como in Villa D'Este's floating pool
  • Get boozy in the Buzios of Brazil
  • Stare at the statues in Easter Island
  • Concoct my very own perfume on the island of Capri, Italy
  • Visit the vineyards of Washington State
  • Cruise the Greecian Islands
  • Take in the yachts of Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Eat too many churros in Barcelona, Spain
  • Keep Austin weird
  • Walk like an Egyptian at the pyramids
  • Polar bear plunge in Lake Louise, Canada
  • Swim with the dolphins in Mexico
  • Feast on fine food at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc
  • See the Northern Lights in Norway
  • Partake in the Tomatina Festival in Valencia, Spain
  • Sip port wine in Portugal
  • See the Vatican and hear mass by the Pope in St. Peter's Square
  • Eat breakfast with giraffes in Kenya
  • Cave dive in Tulum, Mexico
  • Visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.
  • Sail along the British Virgin Islands
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  • Go topless on the beaches of the French Riviera
  • Dog sled in Sweden
  • Blast off into space with Virgin Galactic
  • Fill up an entire passport with stamps and have to add additional pages because of it
  • Visit every continent on earth: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America
  • Yacht daydream in Portofino, Italy

Have a travel bucket list of your own or want to recommend new places for mine? Let me know in the comments below!