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</del<

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