• Jan 9, 2019

    As I am now starting my last year in my thirties I thought I would try and make this the most productive year yet.  I want to tick off 40 goals from my list over the next 12 months so that when I do reach 40 (what I used to consider to b...
  • Nov 1, 2017

    I haven't been great at keeping in touch with people over the years so I will organise two reunions in each of the cities I have lived in for a significant amount of time.  There are so many people who I haven't seen in over 20 years.  I...
  • Oct 31, 2017

    Coming from a very English mother she would never let me go trick or treating as a kid as she didn't want the neighbours to be inconvenienced.  So now my children are at the age they can go with my supervision I get to go.  Most of our n...
  • Oct 29, 2017

    Hopefully watch the New England Patriots but I know when I've been in Boston before that tickets are very difficult to come by. Watched a game in Twickenham between the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings, bit short on action for me ...
  • Oct 3, 2017

    I'm looking at doing this next year.  Only a short flight from where I live so be good with young children and easy for a long weekend. Will be going back as I didn't have enough time to see the countryside and get out of Dublin
  • Oct 3, 2017

    This was tougher than I thought it would be but it did force me to try lots of new foods and drinks and made some discoveries I'm really glad of. Many of these things will be very minor things but the hope is that by having this list I ...
  • Oct 3, 2017

    I'm 38 at the moment and currently have been to 38 countries so need to save up some money and try and get away next year as I already plan to go to Greece this year.  Picture is in Bolivia,  which was country 27 when I was 31 so making ...
  • Oct 3, 2017

    Will have to be a tandem one as I don't want to go through all the training. Much more enjoyable than the parachutte jump, you can relax when it is up to someone else to sort out the landing etc.
  • Sep 18, 2017

    Growing up in the 80's I was always watching the shows with the iconic cars.  I have just found a place where you can drive these around a racing track.  Definitely want to drive the General Lee (Dukes of Hazard was a favourite), the A-t...
  • St Michael's Mount, United Kingdom
    Aug 28, 2017

    This looks like a really picturesque and unique place to visit that's not far from where I live.  When the tide is out you can walk to the small island, it will seem like some sort of princess castle to my daughters.  
  • Penzance, United Kingdom
    Aug 27, 2017

     I didn't know you could do this around the UK but apparently there are a few locations where this can be done.  Reading the feedback, it looks like people have seen not only dolphins but a host of other large sea life too. Bought this ...
  • The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, United Kingdom
    Aug 25, 2017

    Only just discovered this place existed and only a few hours drive away.  What better way to watch a play than at a theatre that is carved in to the side of a cliff. Amazing location, we were very lucky with perfect conditions and a gre...
  • Warwickshire, United Kingdom
    Aug 19, 2017

    I used to play my dad at disc golf on the Nintendo Wii all the time, I have found an actual course not too far from us so will him along to see if he can manage to beat me in real life. Good fun and something a bit different with my mat...
  • Aug 19, 2017

    I'm pretty crap at golf but I'm pretty good at football so I am hoping that this combination will work in my favour! Turns out I'm just as bad at this as normal golf.
  • Aug 15, 2017

    I have done some pretty long zip lines from mountains in Argentina and love the feeling of flying through the air.  Nicer than a bungee jump in that you have time to look around and it's not so quick that your eyes water.  There are othe...
  • Emirates Stadium, London, United Kingdom
    Aug 15, 2017

    Can't believe I've never done this one, probably the most expensive team to get tickets for. Got tickets to row 1 which was great, although it was raining a lot and the roof didn't quite cover me.  Still great to experience this from pi...
  • Aug 15, 2017

    I have completed a solo parachute jump and would love to free fall not attached to anyone but don't want to go through all the training so this will give me a taste. Really good, much more difficult than I thought it would be and quite ...
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, United Kingdom
    Aug 15, 2017

    Hopefully get a nice day for this for the amazing scenery, this will tie in perfectly with a couple of other goals so should complete a nice family weekend camping break. Would be a nice little day trip but pretty expensive and we were ...
  • Cotswolds, United Kingdom
    Jul 22, 2017

     I am doing this event in July and originally had hoped to run 100 miles in the 24 hours.  Due to injury I haven't run for about 8 weeks and am only going to start training again next week.  Therefore my revised target is 50 miles, this ...
  • Jun 19, 2017

    I am in the process of paying an ex radio presenter to record himself interviewing my grandparents.  My grandparents (91 and 87) will not be around for a huge amount more time so I want to get as many things collected to remind me of the...
  • Jun 3, 2017

     Embarrassed to say that at the age of 39 I have never cooked a meal for my parents.  I moved out at 16 and my parents had split a couple of years prior to that.  Although I see them every couple of months it's always with at their respe...
  • May 26, 2017

    See how far back I can trace each line of parentage and what interesting things I can dig up. I have the information back now that covers both sides of my family back to the 1700s.  A huge amount of information and quite interesting to ...
  • May 10, 2017

    Really enjoyed this and learned a lot, really pleased with the pictures at the end too.  All pictures shown are taken by me.  
  • May 10, 2017

    The kitchen in my house is pretty old and so over the next year I plan to take strip it right back and start again.  New kitchen is in and all working, took a lot longer than I thought and hoped but got there eventually.  Will add a pic...
  • Thornbury Castle Hotel, Castle Street, Thornbury, United Kingdom
    Feb 24, 2017

      I have heard great things about this place.  Although it would be nice to spend the night as well the price was over £1000 per night when I looked.  I'll settle for dinner with my wife and to have a look around, it has an interesting ...
  • Jan 27, 2017

    If you have ever seen 'My name is Earl' then you'll get an idea as to what this list will contain.  Admittedly I haven't done that much to wrong people in my life that I can think of but there are some things I certainly feel guilty abou...
  • Jan 27, 2017

    I have always enjoyed taking pictures but want to take it up as more of a hobby now and learn all about it.  I have bought some books, plan to book on to a course and a workshop next year and have got a screen and lights at home.  I just...
  • Dec 24, 2016

    Not sure why I want to do this, I always found the cheap suits and ill-fitting bearded Father Christmases quite scary as a child.  My daughters are old enough to know who he is and still young enough to truly believe so I figured I'd com...
  • Kingswood Leisure Centre, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Dec 22, 2016

    After about 3 months of swimming and following a plan I have completed this, going from being able to swim about 50 metres to a mile this morning.  Didn't plan to go for it today, just got up early and thought lets give it a go before wo...
  • Freedog Urban Activity Centres Bristol, Mead Street, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Dec 10, 2016

    Kids loved it and I enjoyed it too, will make this a regular thing as it's good exercise for everyone, 2 min drive from my house, not too busy and reasonably priced.  
  • Chepstow, United Kingdom
    Nov 17, 2016

    I recently did flyboarding for the first time and my goal was to complete the dolphin dives you see people doing in the videos.  The images are screen shots from the video of me doing it, you can make out the dives and then me coming bac...
  • Oct 30, 2016

    I actually carved my first pumpkin last year and was quite happy with the result.  I actually want to spend some time on one this year with my eldest child and create something original and impressive. Update - Okay so my pumpkin isn't ...
  • Oct 15, 2016

    I have written and illustrated 2 childrens books but not had any interest from the publishers that I sent it to.  I think that the weakest part of the books is my illustrations so I'm going to get some advice on improving this. Attended...
  • Chepstow, United Kingdom
    Oct 9, 2016

    Just found out they do this not far from where I live so no excuse not to tick this one off in the summer. Had a lot of fun doing this one, very different experience and one I would definitely do again if it was a bit cheaper.  I do hav...
  • Oct 3, 2016

    After failing my last attempt at this I'm determined to do it this time.  I didn't do much running at the start of this challenge and could never get the miles in at the end.  I'm hoping by completing this it will get me in to a routine ...
  • Sep 29, 2016

     I like people who don't just talk about their dreams and actively try and get the idea off the ground.  I will start looking at what is being created and donate to something that I feel is worthy.  I can't give much but it is a nice fee...
  • Sep 15, 2016

     This was a lot more interesting than I realised and it told me so much information about potential health risks, family history (only 2,3% Neanderthal DNA) and traits.  Most of the traits were correct too, with the only one being wrong ...
  • Aug 28, 2016

    Okay, I did claim I wanted to do this without the help of the internet but I wasn't getting very far.  In looking for hints I even read that the inventor actually took a month to complete his first cube.  I mastered it after a few weeks ...
  • Jun 25, 2016

    Part of my brother's 40th, we went shooting while others set up the surprise party.  First time I have ever shot a proper gun, probably last too.  Was a decent experience but not something I like enough to go out of my way to do again.  
  • May 22, 2016

    This is the second book I have written and illustrated.  This one has no potential copyright infringements so I figured I would try my luck.  My illustrating is pretty weak so I'm just hoping someone likes the story.  If not I may look a...
  • Oct 23, 2014

    Obtained my degree while working and raising a child.  Didn't get the result I had hoped for but still managed to get through it somehow.  
  • May 17, 2014

    Jump from a plane and steer a parachute back to earth.  
  • Jan 10, 2014

    Nice enough big city, not as much to see or do as many other capital cities, had terrible weather too which doesn't help.  
  • May 23, 2013

     Living in the UK I have always resented the fact we have to pay a tax for watching TV, especially as it's the BBC who profit and I never watch those channels.  I also used to feel bad about myself if I spent the evening watching TV, esp...
  • Dec 23, 2012

    Wanted to do something unique for my daughter for Christmas so I made a book with her and all her favourite characters.  Got a hard back version printed and now on to book number two.  Took a long time but she loves it and will hopefully...
  • Dec 14, 2012

    See the sights, enjoy the food etc. One of the better European cities.  
  • Dec 10, 2012

    Enjoy the market food, see the lights and watch the firework display.  
  • Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    Aug 12, 2012

    Pretty impressive what people can do with sand.
  • Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Jun 28, 2012

    Didn't ever want children but had may mind changed and then couldn't wait to welcome a baby in to the world.  
  • May 19, 2012

    Nice country that is small enough that you can travel and see everything you want in a single trip.  Plenty of great scenery, architecture and restaurants.  
  • Lake District National Park, Lakes, South Lakeland District, United Kingdom
    Apr 9, 2012

    Another example of not knowing what is in your own back yard.  I had to do a survey at a property the other side of Cumbria for work, I was happily following the Sat Nav and couldn't believe what I was seeing.  Had to pull over and took ...
  • Dec 29, 2010

    All good but the snow was very heavy meaning you couldn't get around too much and our flights were canceled.  Still, can think of worse places to be stranded.  
  • Dec 18, 2010

    A very green and picturesque country with plenty of wildlife.  Bit of a shock for cost of things compared to the rest of Central America though.  Preferred other countries in the area for activities and sights.  
  • Dec 16, 2010

    A nice quiet area in Nicaragua with just us and a guide, saw lots of wildlife and some picturesque scenes.  
  • Dec 14, 2010

    A few nice spots here for hiring a kayak and exploring the area but not as an impressive as it's neighbouring countries.      
  • Dec 6, 2010

    Wasn't looking forward to this country but was surprised at how much there was to do there.  Some great volcanoes to hike up, islands to explore, nice people...  
  • Dec 4, 2010

    Experience a different culture when it comes to celebrating a birthday.  I did this 2 years running, first time was in Peru and just went to a club with some fellow travelers.  The picture is from Guatemala and I had a party with many lo...
  • Dec 1, 2010

    Just so much to see in this country.  Some great cities, ancient ruins, every day was an amazing sunset over a lake, great accommodation wherever we went, amazing people.  I have been to nearly 40 countries and this would be in my top 5....
  • Dec 1, 2010

    Jump on a bus with about 95 other people (and possibly chickens) and hold on for dear life.  
  • Nov 29, 2010

    Swim, walk and climb through the caves to see the Mayan artifacts and human remains.  Very interesting place.  
  • Nov 29, 2010

    Pretty self explanatory, nothing quite like swimming in a still lake.  Kind of made this my thing while traveling around Central and South America but most of the pictures were blurred. Nothing like swimming in a calm lake, water feels s...
  • Nov 28, 2010

    Belize has the second biggest coral reef in the world.  It is an amazing place to snorkel, the water is shallow and I saw sharks, rays, turtles and a huge variety of fish.  
  • Nov 28, 2010

    Went snorkeling out over the coral reef in Belize and although I was told there may be sharks I was assured they are harmless and just feed off shellfish on the sea bed.  Doesn't matter if you know this when one appears out of no where d...
  • Nov 25, 2010

    Got up early in the morning and we were staying in a beach cabin.  Not another person in sight so had the whole beach and ocean to ourselves.  
  • Nov 23, 2010

    Swim around, enjoy the scenery.  
  • Nov 22, 2010

    Climb to the top, enjoy the view, climb down.  
  • Nov 22, 2010

    Private beach, out to watch turtles hatch and make their way to the sea, just the right amount of alcohol.  Didn't actually know it was going to happen here, had a 5 week window in which I wanted to do it and this scenario happened so th...
  • Nov 20, 2010

    Had an uncharacteristically sunny day considering it was November.  Such a nice place to have a leisurely walk around especially considering you are in the middle of such a populated city.  
  • Nov 18, 2010

    Didn't know much about the country before I went.  Has some great sights, Caye Caulker is a great island to visit and you can see the second biggest reef in the world for an amazing snorkeling/diving experience.  Such a variety of fish, ...
  • Nov 18, 2010

    Pretty much just rain water, like swimming in a pond with about 30cm of soft mud under foot.  
  • Nov 18, 2010

    Look in to the volcano and hopefully see some lava.  
  • Nov 17, 2010

    Luckily the friends we were staying with lived in an apartment overlooking Manhattan.  Got to photograph the iconic skyline in the day and evening.  
  • Nov 12, 2010

    Look out over New York  
  • New York, NY, United States
    Nov 7, 2010

    I've been 3 times now and experienced different seasons.  Great to spend time in Central Park in the summer, autumn was perfect temperature for exploring the city streets and buildings and had a winter with massive snow fall to see every...
  • Nov 3, 2010

    Landed in Cancun and stayed there for one night but glad to leave, too many tourists and could have been any generic beach resort in Europe.  I wanted to see Mexico.  Went down the coast to Tulum and a few other stops, due to time constr...
  • New Forest District, United Kingdom
    Jun 14, 2010

    See the wild horses an get some good pictures.  
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
    May 21, 2010

    Interesting to be in a city where everything is so new and built for comfort.  Bit hot for my liking but did enjoy the big indoor snow dome for some snowboarding while away.  Good place if you like big shopping malls and fancy hotels, no...
  • Goldbrick House, Park Street, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Apr 25, 2010

    Picture to follow. I played the part of a barman in Mistresses, series 3.  I was in the back pretending to pull drinks etc while the ladies talked at a table in the foreground.  I've just bid on the DVD on ebay so will hopefully update ...
  • Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham, United Kingdom
    Feb 20, 2010

    Watch the six nations match with the most rivalry and hopefully and England win.  
  • Dec 2, 2009

    Watch the condors soar above the impressive canyon.  
  • Dec 2, 2009

    Pretty self explanatory.  
  • Nov 30, 2009

    Go in to the mines, make an offering to the god statue thing to keep you safe, try and manoeuvre through tunnels designed for 5 foot tall men.  
  • Nov 29, 2009

    Somehow different when there is nothing in any direction apart from dunes.  As the sun goes you get pitch black as there is no manmade lighting anywhere.  Temperature change is pretty quick too.  
  • Nov 27, 2009

    Buy some cheap toys and take some fun pictures.  
  • Nov 27, 2009

    Hike the Inca Trail and be the first of the day to look out over Machu Picchu.  
  • Nov 27, 2009

    So much to see in this country, obviously the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are big highlights but Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca are impressive places to explore (among many others).  Some great cities and towns too make this a must visit...
  • Nov 27, 2009

    Stay with a local family in a different country, eat with them and learn about their way of life.  
  • Nov 27, 2009

    Not many places you can do this in the world, pretty immature and dangerous to be honest.  All we found after the explosion was the Ken doll's tie and some green fragments.  
  • Nov 26, 2009

    The Uros are a people who have constructed and live on a series of 42 islands on Lake Titicaca.  The main picture is the island containing the school and the second picture is a lady working on an island containing a few small houses.  F...
  • Nov 26, 2009

    It's not often you will start a day wrapped up in snowy conditions and a few hours later be in a tropical woodland wearing as little as possible.  There are some very near death drops along this road and no surprise that many die here ea...
  • Nov 25, 2009

    These islands are covered with life from Sea Lions and seals to pelicans and penguins and loads of other sea birds.  So nice to see such a variety of animals all living in close proximity together and not be in captivity.  
  • Nov 23, 2009

    Got in a small plane to fly over the Nazca Lines.  Many of them have been ruined by tyre tracks over the years and it wasn't easy getting a decent picture through the window.  You can make out the bird in the top right part of the pictur...
  • Nov 17, 2009

    So much to do in this country, most of it dangerous.  Cycling down death road is a massive highlight, the salt flats are amazing, Potosi is an eye opener for a different way of life.  Must be one of the better countries for activities th...
  • Nov 9, 2009

    The picture is actually me on a horse in Hondurus and that poor old thing would never be able to gallop.  Unfortunately I didn't get a picture when I was on the much more capable horse in Argentina.  No lessons or any guidance they just ...
  • Nov 5, 2009

    Did this in Argentina and was a lot of fun, wish I wasn't so hungover though!  
  • Nov 3, 2009

  • Pantanal - State of Paraná, Brazil
    Nov 2, 2009

    Did this for a few nights in the Pantanal in Brazil.  We had a roof over the hammocks thankfully because it rained a lot at night time, this was good as it meant it felt quite cool at night.  The downside was that the big spiders also wa...
  • Nov 1, 2009

    Spend a day wandering around the falls from both sides of the border.  
  • Oct 30, 2009

    Bit different to the ocean.  Let the current take you along through the variety of pools and a surprisingly varied amount of fish to see.  
  • Oct 29, 2009

    Was a bit anxious about visiting here with the problems that we have between the UK and Argentina.  I had nothing to worry about as this was probably the most friendly country I visited in South America.  Some amazing sights and experien...
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