100 Crazy Things to Do Before You Die

Life is the most beautiful gift we have, but you never know how long you have until it’s over. That’s why I’m a big fan of doing things you want to do when you get the chance. Don’t wait for “Tomorrow” or “Someday”. If you get the opportunity today, then do it today.

Here’s a list of 100 crazy things that I want to do before I die, and maybe we can even do some of these things together (who knows).

100 things to do before you die

100 Crazy Things to Do Before You Die

Extreme adventure before you die

  1. Bungee Jumping
    There’s nothing like attaching an elastic cord to your feet and jumping off a bridge head-first. Stare death in the face as you see the ground coming closer and closer to you, until you finally feel the relief of slowing down as the elastic cord stretches to its maximum and pulling you back up.NOTE** I crossed this one off my list. Watch me do the highest bungee in the world here.
  2. Go Skydiving
    Just like bungee jumping, except this time you have no elastic cord, and you are jumping from MUCH higher up. Luckily you can do a tandem dive with an instructor, so you don’t need to worry about when to open the parachute and how to steer it. I think this is the ultimate “Face your Fears” kind of activity you can do.
  3. Shark Cage Diving
    The ocean’s most feared predator – the Great White Shark. So it sounds like a brilliant idea then to submerge yourself in the ocean in a cage, with these evil killer fish swimming all around you? Definitely an experience you need to have once in your lifetime.

Shark Cage Diving

  1. Jump Off a High Cliff Into The Ocean
    This is a lot more tame than the 3 things listed above. There are plenty of locations with beaches all around the world where there are nice high cliffs you can climb and from which you can dive off into the ocean. It’s lot’s of fun to do, and the higher the cliff, the scarier it is. Make sure that there are no rocks in the water beneath you, and be careful not to slip while climbing the cliff.
  2. Scuba Diving
    For me one of the strangest experiences is to be able to take full breaths deep under water. It just feels so strange and unnatural, yet at the same time totally awesome. It’s said that the best scuba diving experience is the great barrier reef.  Update: And how cool it was to swim with the giant clams out from Arlie Beach around the shallow reef then over the edge of the drop-off – Like Superman flying – Awesome!
  3. Water Skiing
    One of my favorite water sports is water skiing and wakeboarding. It’s so much fun to glide along the water, being pulled by the speed boat and having the freedom to twist, turn and jump whenever you want.
  4. Whitewater Rafting
    Not for the faint of heart, but definitely something that you should experience. I went on a 2 day camping expedition down a pretty rough river here in South Africa. You go in groups of 10 or more, have all your possessions in water-tight bags and head down the bends and turns of the racing water, while avoiding rocks and trees in the process.
  5. Go On a Safari
    I’m sure you’ve seen footage of safari’s on television, but it’s a much better experience in real life. The best is to go with a friend or a group of friends, book a few days at a game lodge and take a safari out into the wild park. You’ll go in a bus or a jeep, together with a guide and ranger, and you’ll see all the wild, amazing and dangerous animals you’ve only seen in the Zoo or on TV.SafariPhoto Credit
  6. Take a Ride In a Hot Air Balloon
    You’ll get to have a picnic in a small basket under a huge balloon, with a few of your friends, while floating hundreds of feet above the ground and seeing how beautiful the world is from up there. I almost experienced it but my trip got cancelled last minute due to weather conditions, and I never booked another trip.
  1. Windsurfing
    The surfboards with a big sail on them. It’s very different to normal surfing, but it’s super fun. The first time I tried, I could only go in one direction (with the wind, away from the shore). I had to sit on my board for 3 hours before the lifeguard came to fetch me in his little speedboat, and it took me a few lessons to learn how to use the sail to go in both directions.
  2. Quad Biking In The Dunes
    This is something that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but it’s something that everyone should do at least once. It’s the most fun thing you can do in the dessert (or beach dunes), I can’t even describe how awesome it is. Race around the dunes, jump off them, park on the highest one and watch the sun set…
  3. Ride a Camel In The Dessert
    A camel is quite different to a loud machine with 4 wheels (the quad bike), but it’s another experience not to be missed. Camels are big and smelly, but afterwards you’ll appreciate modern transportation a lot more.
  4. Surfing
    One thing you have to experience is to stand up on a surfboard. It’s really not that easy, but once you get the hang of it, surfing is really an experience that’ll set you free.
  5. Ride a Motorcycle (Wheelie If You’re Brave)
    Motorcycles give you a huge sense of freedom and invincibility. The rush of acceleration on a powerful motorcycle is insane, and very easy to get addicted to. You have to ride a motorcycle at least once in your life, but if you’re not experienced with it, do it in an empty parking lot and avoid the busy roads.
  6. Handbrake Turn a Car While Traveling Over 30 mph (50km/h)
    If you’ve ever watched The Fast and The Furious, or heard about drifting, this is as close as you can get. Find an empty wide street or empty parking lot, accelerate to 30 mph and just pull the handbrake while steering to the left or the right at the same time. Going sideways in your car is lots of fun. You can even take an extreme driving course where they teach you how to do controlled skidding and handbrake turns (so you don’t crash your car or kill someone).
  7. Drive a Lamborghini or Ferrari
    A Lamborghini and Ferrari are pretty much the most exclusive and expensive cars that money can buy, and only reserved for some very select individuals who earn enough to afford to own one. Fortunately, you can rent one for a few hours for just a fraction of the retail price, and it’s something that you need to experience. The refinement, the raw power, the acceleration. And remember to take plenty of videos and photos.
  8. Get In a Physical Fight
    You’ll never know what you’re made of until you get into a real (physical) fight. Can you throw a punch? Can you block or avoid a punch thrown at you? Can you knock someone out? It’s always better to avoid physical fights, but I can tell you that you learn a heck of a lot more from 5 minutes in a street fight than years of martial arts training in a dojo.

Fist Fight

  1. Go Camping
    Go camping, 
    out in the wild. Take a friend or a group of friends, pack some great food and head out into the mountains for a 2-3 day journey. Get back to nature, and forget about technology. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy the relaxation and the lack of technology.
  2. Spend a Night Sleeping Under The Stars
    Combine this with you camping trip and you’ll kill two birds with one stone. You have to experience sleeping in the open air, just looking up at the stars and universe above you, wondering if other life exists, and feeling so lucky to be alive. To be part of this big world and huge planet.
  3. Go On Holiday With Your Best Friend
    A week or two on a holiday with only your best friend is something you must experience (multiple times if possible) in your lifetime. No parents, no work, no responsibilities. Just you and your friend, taking an adventure or relaxation in a foreign country. Ideally you want to go for 2-3 months, and backpack through multiple cities and countries, but even a week or two in a beach location is fantastic.
  4. Take a Cross-Country Road Trip With Your Friends
    Invite 2-3 of your friends and plan to take a road trip of a few days. You don’t necessarily need to have a plan or destination, but it’s wise to map out a couple of places where you can easily find a hotel to stay the night, so that you don’t end up on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. Pack supplies, bring clothes and have lots of fun together. Make sure to let someone responsible know where you’re going, and take your cellphone with you.
  5. Rent a Motorcycle And Tour Through Europe In The Summer
    This is something high on my list of things to do before I die. Europe is fantastic, because there are so many different countries, cultures and continents packed closely together. In the summer it’s very easy to travel with just a backpack, sleep in hostels (or hotels if you can afford it) and go wherever you want to go. On a motorcycle, you have all the freedom you want. Start in Amsterdam, drive down through France, Portugal and end up in Spain. I think this type of trip would be even more fun with a good friend.
  6. Throw a Snowball At Someone
    You haven’t lived until you’ve hit someone ‘smack’ in the face with a snowball. If you live in a country without snow, you can always resort to scraping it off the inside of your freezer until you have enough to make a snowball with.
  7. Go Snowboarding or Skiing (I Prefer Snowboarding)
    There’s nothing like racing down the ski slopes, icy-cold air rushing past your face and having the freedom to turn, curve, jump and go where you want to go. I can do it all day, sunrise to sunset. If you’ve never gone skiing or snowboarding before, don’t worry. It’ll only take you a few days to learn and from there you’re able to enjoy the magnificent winter sport.

Go Snowboarding

  1. Build Your Own Igloo
    While you’re on your snow vacation, you might as well take the time to build your own igloo. Eskimos live in these things so I guess it could be kind of cozy and comfortable to chill out in one.
  2. Learn To Do A Standing Somersault
    A friend of mine impressed me with this trick at a party when I was like 13. I’m too scared to try because it just looks difficult, but I’d love to master this before I die (And I guess I’ll have to do it before I’m too old).
  3. Go To a Nightclub On Your Own And Make Some New Friends
    All of us get way too comfortable in our daily routines. We hang out with the same people, frequent the same places and even stay stuck in the same jobs for years on end. Step out of your comfort zone, pick a night and head out to the city on your own. Hit up some bars and nightclubs and you’ll be forced to talk to people, because you’ll look like a creeper weirdo if you just stand in the corner by yourself. You’ll be surprised how much fun it can be!
  4. Throw A HUGE Party For All Your Friends
    I’m never really one for hosting parties, since many people are ungrateful and your house gets trashed. However, you should throw a HUGE party for all your friends at least once in your lifetime. I mean HUGE as in hundreds of people, tons of food and plenty of alcohol.
  5. Witness A Final Match Of A World Cup Event, Live
    Just having had the soccer world cup in South Africa last year, it’s an absolutely unique experience that you should have at least once. It doesn’t really matter which sport, but be there amongst the crowd in the stadium to witness one of the final games of the event in person. The vibe is totally amazing.

Must see destinations

  1. Visit the Eiffel Tower
    Since I was little, the Eiffel Tower has always appealed to me. It’s just a giant steel structure in the middle of Paris, and it’s something you have to set your own two feet on. You can take the elevator or you can take the stairs (good exercise), and there is a magnificent view of the city once you get to the top. There are also some sweet souvenir shops and places to buy snacks.

See The Eiffel Tower

  1. The Pyramids of Egypt
    These mysterious structures built hundreds of years ago have a serious appeal for me. There are just so many unanswered questions like “What were they really for” and “How was it possible to build them” and “Why are they aligned with the stars”. It’s just something I have to witness with my own eyes.
  2. The Statue of Liberty
    Hardly a wonder of the world, but still interesting enough for me to make a trip halfway across the world.
  3. The Stone Henge
    The Stone Henge is one of the wonders of the world, and like the pyramids, holds a sense of mystery and awe. I’m pretty sure that it was built by people, but the slabs of stone are so big and heavy that it was almost impossible to create the Stone Henge by hand. Were there aliens involved?
  4. The Grand Canyon
    Also considered one of the wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon situated in the USA is something that you have to see with your own eyes. If you’re adventurous you’ll take a guided tour by foot. If you can afford it, how about a helicopter flight?
  5. The Colosseum in Rome
    Back in the days when the Roman Empire was thriving, the Colosseum is where they had the famous Gladiator fights. It’s a reminder of how things were back then, and how empires can rise and fall.
  6. The Great Wall of China
    Build hundreds of years ago to protect the Chinese empire from intruders, the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from outer space. Yeah, you gotta see it, and you have to walk on it (go for a run if you’re a fitness freak).
  7. Witness the Northern Lights in Alaska
    Apparently the Northern Lights is the most spectacular phenomenon you can ever see in our world. Way out from the popular holiday destinations, Alaska is where you need to be in order to see the Northern Lights. I can’t wait to book my ticket!

Witness Nothern Lights

  1. Las Vegas
    With all it’s charm, money, parties and interesting people, Las Vegas is a must-visit destination. I guess it’s more of a place to go crazy than anything else, but if you keep your head cool it’s a fantastic place to see all the craziness and enjoy it. Great food, amazing clubs, interesting people and an out of this world experience.
  2. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming
    Can’t say much about this other than that I’ve heard it’s awesome, so I want to check it out.
  3. Have Lunch in Monaco
    Monaco is a tiny little country on the coast next to France, and it’s full of the wealthiest people in the world. Home of the famous Grand Prix races, you have to do yourself a favor and have lunch in Monaco (or stay for a few days if you can afford it). The cars will blow your mind, the yachts will leave you speechless and the whole atmosphere is completely different to anything you’ve seen before.
  4. Live In A Foreign Country For At Least 3 Months
    Live in a foreign country for at least 3 months. Experience a different culture, learn a different language, meet more people and see what it’s really like to live in another part of the world. Holidays for a week or two are nice, but you don’t really get a true account of what the life is like in that country until you actually make it your home for at least 3 months.
  5. Live On An Island For At Least a Month
    Experience the island lifestyle. Become a beach bum, surf, snorkle and have lazy days on beautiful beaches with aqua-blue waters. You can even work on an online business, start a blog or write a book while on your island getaway.
  6. Build a Giant Sandcastle
    I don’t care if you’re 31 or 85, when you show up at those pearly gates you have to be able to say that you built a giant sandcastle, possibly even big enough for you to fit into. Make it your masterpiece, but don’t forget to keep a safe distance from the sea so that the tides won’t rise and destroy your creation before its complete.

Build a Giant Sandcastle

  1. Experience the Rio Carnival
    I’ve always wanted to see Brazil, but the yearly Rio Carnival just removes any doubt of me wanting to go there. It’s done, pack your bags, we’re going to Rio next year!
  2. Hike The Inca trail in Peru
    I’m fascinated by ancient civilizations. It’s always so interesting to imagine what it was like back then, and how a civilization like the Inca’s was so advanced so many hundreds of years ago. You can do it from a history book, but it doesn’t compare to seeing it with your own eyes.
  3. See the Angel Falls in Venezuela
    A wonder of the world and the biggest waterfall on our planet, the Angel Falls are something to add to your list of *Must See* destinations.

Lucky Money

  1. Play a Game of Poker (And Bluff a Hand)
    The game of poker goes back further than your great grandfather could remember, and unlike what many people think, is a game of skill more than luck. Don’t get addicted and don’t bet a huge amount of money, but learn the rules and play at least one game in your life. Do a “bluff” and experience the feeling of knowing you pretended to have something but you didn’t, and it allowed you to take your opponents money.
  2. Play a Game Of Blackjack
    Blackjack or 21 as it’s often called, is another popular casino game. It’s lots of fun to play, but once again, don’t get addicted and don’t bet a lot of money.
  3. Put $100 On “Red” With Roulette
    Another casino favorite based on pure chance, roulette is something you gotta do once, just to go crazy. Take one bet, $100, and place it on “red”. Once the wheel spins and the balls lands you’ll either get lucky or you won’t. “Red” wins you $100 and “Black” loses you $100. If you lose, walk away and never bet again. If you win, either walk away or take a chance to double your winnings, but don’t lose your original $100 again.

Play Roulette

  1. Win $1000 In The Lottery Or Some Other Competition
    You have to win a decent amount of at least $1000 in some sort of competition in your life. Don’t go out of your way to try, but if you get a chance to take part in something without paying a lot or risking much, do it. Be a winner.
  2. Make $1,000,000
    A somewhat big ambition, but it would be a cool achievement to make $1,000,000 in your life. A million dollars isn’t what it used to be 50 years ago, and there are plenty of people who have achieved it, so you can do it too.
  3. Get Your Fortune Told
    I’m not one to believe in psychics, but it’ll be fun do go crazy and see what a fortune teller will foresee in your future. Take it with a grain of salt and don’t pay too much attention to it.
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Naughty before you die

  1. Kiss A Total Stranger
    Some people do this every weekend and others have never done it in their life. It’s just something you have to cross off your list and experience. How to do it? Give it a go (what’s the worst that can happen) or

  2. Go On a Blind Date
    Have your friend set you up or meet someone through an online dating site. Either way, you just have to go out and meet someone you’ve never met in person in your life. It may go well and it may go as bad as it can go, but enjoy it and have fun. The less expectations you both have, the greater the chance of being pleasantly surprised.
  3. Go Skinny-Dipping In The Ocean
    Just the way Mother Nature intended it to be. No clothes, fully naked and into the (hopefully) warm water. It’s even more fun with a group of friends (guys and girls together). Just make sure you don’t get caught.
  4. Go To A Strip-Club
    Yeah I’m suggesting you experience this once in your lifetime. Whether you’re male of female, it’s just such a different world to see girls taking their clothes off as a profession. What’s even more interesting is how much some of these girls make doing what they do. Some earn more in a day than most normal jobs pay in a month.


  1. Sleep With Someone 10 Years Older Than You
    Variety is the spice of life. It’s easy to find someone 10 years older than you that you find attractive, and it’s a lot of fun for both of you. You’ll have the spark and enthusiasm, and she’ll (or he’ll) have the experience to rock your world.
  2. Sleep With Someone 10 Years Younger Than You
    The same as above but in reverse. Note, you’ll have to be at least 28 to pull this off without doing anything illegal.
  3. Sleep With A Model Or Someone Famous
    It’s not as hard as you think to hook up with someone incredibly gorgeous and mildly famous (and it’s enormously satisfying and fun)
  4. Menage a Trois
    Have a menage a trois, yeah it’s naughty and wild, but definitely something worth experiencing. Best done in your youtful days before you get married.
  5. Join The Mile-High Club
    In case you don’t know what that means, do it on an airplane. Just don’t get caught.
  6. Make Love On A Beach
    Pack a picknick, head out to a remote beach and after a day of lazing in the sun and some great snacks, make love to your partner right there and then.
  7. Get Married
    Even though I’m not a big fan of marriage (it’s so demanded by society and social conditioning and changes things too much), it’s something that everyone should do at least once. Heck, Hugh Hefner almost got married when he was 85!

Get married before you die

  1. Have Your Own Family
    I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than having your own family and bringing children into this world. It’s a life-long commitment, but it’s something that everyone should have the joy of experiencing.
  2. Get A Professional Photo Portfolio
    Get a professional photo portfolio done of yourself. In today’s time it’s so easy to take photographs and print them, why not do it professionally and have some beautiful photo’s you can hold on to for the rest of your life, and show your children and grandchildren what you looked like when you were their age.
  3. Have Your Heart Broken
    Have your heart broken by someone you’re crazy about, and get over it. Be happy for the good times you had together, and be big enough to let it go and move on. Don’t carry hurt in your heart, what’s the point?
  4. Say “I Love You”
    Tell someone “I Love You” and really mean it. When you really love someone, you won’t be worried if they’ll love you back or not. Just take the chance and say it.

Make a difference before you die

  1. Help Someone Without Wanting Anything In Return
    Instead of always wanting something in return for helping someone, help someone without wanting anything in return. Go out of your way to make a difference, break a sweat, use some of your resources and make that person’s load lighter. Their appreciation alone is worth your effort.
  2. Be A Teacher
    No matter what you’ve done or accomplished in life, you have some wisdom that you can share with others. Teach someone what you’re learned from being alive, and share your greatest tips, tricks and secrets how to make the most of the time we have on this planet.
  3. Discover Your Life’s Purpose
    You may think that your life sucks, and that you don’t have a purpose, but you’re wrong. There is something in this world that you were born to do, and you should do what you can to discover your life’s purpose.
  4. Get Your Life In Shape
    Declutter, cut out bad friends, drop poor relationships. Quit doing the things you hate, break bad habits. In short, get your life in shape.

Get your life in shape

  1. Make A Difference To The World
    We’re all consuming the world’s resources, destroying nature and poisoning the very planet we depend on to sustain our existence. Make a difference to the world, no matter how small. Every contribution helps.

Self Growth

  1. Spend A Week In A Meditation Retreat
    Take a break from the stress and pressure of life and spend a week in a meditation retreat. Find total peace and learn to calm your mind. Learn more about yourself and discover awareness of the world and energy around you.
  2. Watch The Sun Rise
    Watching the sun rise is a beautiful sight. You don’t even have to get up that early to do it, and it’ll guarantee a smile on your face for the rest of the day.
  3. Watch The Sun Set
    Have a cocktail with a friend or lover while watching the sun set at the end of the ocean. Or just being out in the open, and watching the sky being set on fire by the sun’s setting rays.
  4. Plant A Tree
    Not only will a tree outlive you, it’ll make the world a prettier place and help provide more fresh oxygen. Every day people are cutting down thousands if not tens of thousands of trees around the world. Make a difference and plant a tree instead of cutting it down.
  5. Own a Pet (And Take Good Care of It)
    Dogs, cats, fish or even a pet snake. There are lots of animals that you can have as a pet. Personally I love dogs, but they require a lot of attention for a good 10-15 years of your life. Make sure you can handle the commitment, and enjoy the love that a little creature can give to you.
  6. Learn a Foreign Language
    There are so many interesting cultures, countries and languages in the world that it would be a shame to only be able to speak one. Choose to learn a language of a culture that intrigues you (my favorites are French and Spanish). You’ll be surprised that you can learn to speak a language in 3-6 months.
  7. Learn To Play An Instrument
    Music is one of the most beautiful things of life, and I can’t imagine life without music. Learning to play an instrument is really not as hard as you think. 1 Hour a day for a few weeks and you’ll have a decent ability to play some nice tunes. My favorite instruments are drums, piano and the guitar, but there are of course many more instruments that might appeal to you.

Learn an instrument

  1. Learn Your Favorite Song
    You don’t even need to know music theory or need to be a master of an instrument to play your favorite song. There are plenty of tutorials on Youtube where you can learn to play your favorite song on piano or guitar. It’s something that you’ll enjoy for the rest of your life.
  2. Play An Elaborate Practical Joke On Someone (Or The World)
    As childish and mean as practical jokes can be, they can be absolutely hilarious too. At some point in your life you just have to plan an elaborate practical joke and execute it to perfection. Get the whole thing on video if possible.
  3. Learn To Dance (Hip-Hop,Salsa,Jazz)
    I already mentioned that music is one of the most beautiful things about being alive, and with music comes dance. Feel that rhythm move through your body and let it guide your arms, feet and entire body across the dance floor. Not everyone is born to be good at dancing, but with some practice you can definitely get good. Plus it’s great exercise and tons of fun. Sign up for some classes today!
  4. Make Money From Your Own Entrepreneurial Project/Business
    At some point in your life you just need to follow your own path. There will be something that you want but can’t find, so create a business around it. Fill that gap in the market. Follow your own idea, even if nobody believes in it and it sounds too crazy to be able to work. Maybe that’s exactly why it’ll work. As soon as you start to see real profit come from your own hard work and business ideas, you’ll feel an unmatched satisfaction (and not because of the money, but because of the fact that you succeeded).
  5. Build Your Own Website
    A few years ago it was really complicated to build your own website and you needed serious programming experience. Today, it’s a matter of following a simple tutorial and you can have your own website up and running within an hour (with NO technical experience whatsoever).
  6. Build A Passive Income Business Online
    With a few weeks worth of work it’s possible to set up an online business that will bring you a recurring passive income. I recommend to build a niche site for this passive income, and even if you make $100 a month on autopilot, you’ve achieved this mission.
  7. Build An Audience Of Thousands Of People
    The internet has revolutionized the way normal people can influence the world. Just a decade ago, it was almost impossible to reach hundreds of thousands of people without being famous, having serious connections or a huge wallet. These days, a website, blog or social media account is enough to reach thousands of people. Spread your influence and make a difference to the world with your power.

Build an audience

  1. Make Your Own Movie
    You don’t need professional equipment. All you need is a digital camera or camcorder, a laptop and simple video editing software. Make your own movie, be the director, spread your message to the world. Even if it’s just a compilation of the footage for your last Euro trip.
  2. Write Your Own Book
    Write a book
     to tell your story. Possibly do it while you’re living in a foreign country, or taking a break and living on an island for a month. My book Upgrade Reality, took 3 months to write, and it’s been read by hundreds of people all around the world. It’s still selling copies every single week, and it’s made a difference to many people’s lives.

Cuisine before you die

  1. Eat Something That’s Alive (Like An Insect)
    The idea creeps me out, but it’s just something you gotta do before you die. Better wash it down with lots of other food so you forget about the nasty thing you just did.
  2. Eat Something Raw (Off A Tree Or Out The Ground)
    The best would be to grow your own vegetables and eat what you’ve managed to grow. Otherwise, go out and pick something off a tree or out the ground, and eat it.
  3. Fast For At Least 2 Days
    Your body is not a dumping ground for all the trash you constantly put into it. You need a break and some time to clean out your system. It’s wise to do regular fasts for at least 48 hours but at some point you should even try a full detox or retreat.
  4. Catch A Fish
    You don’t need to head out to sea or smell like a dirty fisherman in order to catch one little fish. Heck, you don’t even need a proper fishing rod. You just need a line, a hook and some bait. I once caught a fish in the canals of Amsterdam, a really big one at that (and I threw it back into the water afterward).

go fishing
Things to do before you die

  1. Chop Down A Tree With An Axe
    At some point in your life you just have to chop down a tree with an axe and yell “TIMBERRRR” as it falls. Try to cut down a tree that doesn’t belong there (alien tree) or a tree that’s in the way of something.
  2. Climb A High Mountain
    Climb a high mountain and stand on top of it, looking down upon the world. It’s not as hard as you think, often it takes just a couple of hours of hiking to get to the top. If you’re really brave and adventurous, take a few friends and make it an overnight hike where you camp on the top of the mountain. It’s a beautiful experience.
  3. Build Something That Will Outlast You
    Maybe a piece of art, a statue or even an entire house that you designed and built from scratch. You can also choose to create something like a song, movie or book that will be around for generations to come after you pass. Whatever you decide, choose to create something that you can leave behind for people to remember you by and for people to learn from.
  4. Attend A Concert Or Music Festival
    Being in a huge crowd watching your favorite artist or band perform live is really something you have to experience. The whole vibe is so fantastic, and not much else matters at that point in time. Just have a blast and really live.
  5. Smoke A Joint
    I’m totally against drugs, but I think that everyone should smoke the magic herb once in their life. Experience what it’s like to get “high” and to see the world in a different perspective. I want to remind you that cannabis is illegal in most countries, so you have to visit a city like Amsterdam to be able to do it within the rules of the law.

smoke a joint before you die

  1. Sell Everything You Own And Travel
    Sell everything you own and travel with what you can fit in a suitcase for a few months or a few years. The best time to do this is probably when you’re younger and have little attachment to possessions (and no responsibility for a family). It’s incredibly liberating to not be tied down by “stuff” and to move and go where you please, when you please.
  2. Send A Message In A Bottle
    It’s fun to do. Go crazy, write your life story or life’s wisdom on a few sheets of paper, put it in a bottle  and drop it somewhere far in the ocean. Who knows who’ll find your message and benefit from it.
  3. Experience Weightlessness
    It may currently not be in your reach, but I’m sure that over the next years, space travel will become something that’s not much more expensive than a first class ticket in an airplane. If that’s the case, go for it. How sweet would it be to float around without the law of gravity?
  4. Dance In The Pouring Rain
    Dancing is something that you only do when you’re happy. The next time it’s pouring with rain, go out into the street and do a happy dance. Go crazy and be happy to be alive. Feel the water stream down your face and soak your clothes.
  5. Take A Vow Of Silence For A Day
    Monks do it for decades but that’s a bit extreme. Take a vow of silence for just one day, and see how different the world is when you’re unable to speak. You’ll learn to listen and you’ll likely see the world in a different light afterwards.
  6. Read The Alchemist by Paulho Coelho
    My favorite book and story of all time. It’s a must read. Enough said.
  7. Do Something Stupid
    Nobody is perfect, and life is pretty boring when you live strictly by the rules. At some point you’ll do something stupid, but try not to make that the last thing you do. Learn from your mistakes and better yourself, so that the next time you’ll make the right decision.
  8. Let Go Of Your Past
    We’ve all done something stupid, had bad experiences and things that we wish would never have happened. Learn to let go of your past, because what’s done is done and it will never change. Don’t let your past weigh you down, don’t carry it around and let it diminish your capacity to be happy and live your present and future life to the fullest. Take a deep breath and just let go of everything in your past. You live now, every new day is a new chance for a better life. Make the most of it.

let go of your past

  1. Forgive Someone
    You may have your differences with someone, and you may downright hate someone for what they did to you. At the end of the day, forgiveness is much more powerful than hate and forgiveness will bring a sense of relief and happiness for both of you. When you’re ready, forgive someone who has done something bad to you.
  2. Make A Donation
    If you enjoyed this post, make a donation to someone or something in need or donate your time.

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  • Mitchel Shepherd

    ive done 91 and im only 15 years old

  • Chakib

    Done 15 of that and i really have good time, i am only16

  • kristenhope18

    Why wait until after college? You just finished 12 years of school, why not take a break? Its perfectly normal. Most people drop out in their first year of college. So go out and enjoy life while you’re young! College isn’t going anywhere!

  • http://www.ebog.me/ Ebog

    That’s too very much thing I can’t do

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  • playtop

    I have got few crazy list…. about 25 done the easiest once now left 10… dont know how to do this.. bt probably gonna start this summer… most of the remaining things lies under the list above…..

  • galylove


    Discover Your Life’s Purpose
    You may think that
    your life sucks, and that you don’t have a purpose, but you’re wrong.
    There is something in this world that you were born to do, and you
    should do what you can to discover your life’s purpose.
    yesh! it’s THAT easy….

  • galylove


    Discover Your Life’s Purpose
    You may think that
    your life sucks, and that you don’t have a purpose, but you’re wrong.
    There is something in this world that you were born to do, and you
    should do what you can to discover your life’s purpose.
    yesh! it’s THAT easy….

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinne.wijffels Tin Ne Ke

    30 years old and 46 items done.. long way to go! really cool list, migth just print it and keep it with me :-)

  • ThisGuy

    Awesome list, but the places to visit section made me cringe a bit. Both the pyramids and the Great Wall of China were built thousands of years ago. We know what the pyramids were for and how they were built, and contrary to popular belief, they are not aligned with the stars. They are not now, and they were even further from lining up a few thousand years ago when they were built due to the stars being in motion. Also, the Great Wall is not visible form space. It is less wide than most roads, and you can’t see those from space either.

    Apart from that little rant, this is an awesome list and I am sure to try out as many things on it as I can!

  • Brianne

    I’m 13 and I’ve only done 36 of those ._.

  • zj

    it was great.Ive experienced some of them, these acts are enjoyable give them a try

  • Dadi Dagmar

    ive done 43 {im 20}

  • AJ

    I love this, one thing you should deffinetly add is goin sky diving. Thanks so much for creating this list! Its the best one out there

  • Lorena

    Great post! Wish I could do everything on the list before I die! :) There are a few I might add, but nonetheless I liked everything you suggested and smiled when you at the one saying “Read the Alchemist” because I read that book when I was 14; I’m 25 and none of the other books I have read up till now had the same impact on me. Yes, read that book everyone! Don’t know about the sexual things…but there is one thing on the list I would like to do; going to a club alone and making friends :) That would be very funny! Anyways I could go on and on about everything on your list because it’s really interesting. I could see you had an interesting life and you enjoyed yours! :)

  • Nitu

    I’m 17…I have done 18 of these..

  • Sydney

    or go into a crowded elevator an once everything is quiet say “I bet you are wondering why I’ve gathered you all here” and then get off at the next stop

  • juma

    great list. But should people really have to do immoral things such as doing three-somes? its deeply unright. People live only once but it isn’t an excuse to do such abominable things. The greatest thing people can do is to acknowledge GOD.

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Fantastic. Your list completed will be 100 before you know it.

  • Srinivas Rao

    Based on the comment count, I guess this post went viral :). I realized the version I tweeted was scraped from somewhere else… Anyways, thanks for the shout out my friend. Been a long time. Hope you’re well.

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Thanks, just fixed it. What’s it like?

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Great, love to hear which one’s you’ve knocked over. and which are the tough ones.

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Thanks, fixed. It’s still one on the list… I added visit America on the 4th of July (my birthday) to my list just last night… Will combine.

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Too right. And I hear that as you get older, death sucks you faster and faster into its jaws!!!

  • sowmi

    hey .. that IKEA thing is one of mine too !! super cool !i heard it somewhere and added it on to my list :P

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Have you written down your own list? I promise, the most powerful thing you can do for your life in the next 15 minutes is simply take a pen and write down even 10 things you are going to do one day. This works for me every year. It is amazing to review my old lists and it feels great.
    Do it now….

  • sonali

    Nice but need money to do such things

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Hi Sonali, Thanks for the idea, I’ll pull together some ideas for things to do for free. But really you should be thinking simply what do you want to do then find a way to do it. The money will appear for you, and you will stretch yourself to achieve something that you didn’t think you could.
      Go for it – be brave – set yourself a challenge

  • rajat

    I feel really connected with what u have expressed above. Unlike popular belief life is nt really a rat race. It is really one’s choice of how to live and for whom to live. Its short and sweet. Respect is what we owe to it and thus we should all live each and every moment of it. Though i don’t have any definite numbers to assign and accomplish but i do hope that am able to breach the 100 mark in all the years to come and make something worthwhile. Thank u for reminding all of us about the true meaning of the journey called life………….

  • marting1988

    Send A Message In A Bottle: Don´t encourage people to pollute the environment Your bottle will most likely not reach another person, but instead harm an animal. Watch this video and see where your trash ends up

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    You know some days it takes that extra motivation to write up my posts, so I focus on my goals and that really helps get going. But nothing’s been done until I hit Publish.
    Soooo …
    Thanks for the feedback, that’s nice, but tell me which one thing you did from your list last week and how did it feel.
    … Sometimes 2 kicks are better than one

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Awesome. Don’t feel your life has been a waste to date. Steiner said your life’s work begins at 42 so I like to think of it more like preparation for greatness. http://www.facebook.com/upgradereality

  • Chulainn

    by the way… you don’t mind if I use some of this stuff… see I’m thinking of makeing a blog about this sort of stuff…

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      If this has inspired you to take action, Fantastic – Go for it. A link as acknowledgement is always appreciated too.

  • Chulainn

    This is the best list I have seen on the internet…. I am only 14 but am already trying to do everything I have an opportunity for.. your right.. you only live once and when I. die I want to die knowing I have actually lived :)

  • cheesebear

    this shit some booty

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Make your own list and do one this week ;-)

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Hi Nicholas, Inspire us with yours. I can tick off some more soon…

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Yes!! A friend of mine did this and wrote it up here http://worldislandparadise.com/philippines/oslob-whale-sharks-butanding

    Great suggestion.

  • Leanna Mouzakitis

    Haha I made a list,and then I checked out yours and it was almost the same :P

  • Danilozahra

    Done 42 of them and im only 13

  • Andrew Peter Kelly

    Some pretty simple things Ive done dozens of times over. Others harder. Don’t believe the 19 year old did 86. Stating not done 14? I’m 36 been around the world many times and doubt Ive done 86. Think the youth is getting excited and exaggerating. Like $100 on Red, probably just played generally. And says “I Love You” was probably to his mother.

  • Jon Antanies

    Yellowstone National Park is in Wyoming (and a little in Montana and Idaho). Good post.

  • Jsswmarshalls

    im making a list of 1,000 things to do before i die and this has really helped

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  • Starmoles99

    Hi i have done 23 of these already and i’m only 12! I’m currently making my own list! Thanks for the inspiration! Taking a year off college to do those things (well, most of them!) and enjoy life! Thanks again!

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Glad to hear! Keep enjoying life!

  • Wissal

    Do you think i can do all of that alone ? cuz i have no such crazy friends as me !!

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      You can do whatever you want to do:)

  • Areeeeeeba

    OHMYGOD. Most of the things you’ve said here are those i’ve always wanted to do.
    I’m only 15, but I’m definitely going to do, if not all, then more than half of these things before i die. Thaaaankyou soo much! Hopefully you also get all these things done. :) :D

  • CodyMitchellKuenzler

    i am 16 and i started a list like this last year and couldn’t have now filled it up to at least 100 things without your help man thanks i bet this took forever to create
    add me on FaceBook!!!

  • Rania

    Oh my god this is amazing!

  • momo94

    I don’t think I have done anything on this list and I plan to change that. Well, I think I’ve done some of it… I think.

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Go for it, live your dream!

      • Captainandteneel

        Hey Diggy, ever wondered about the Urim and Thummim in the Alchemist? They were in Ark of covenant (missing). Was in Aaron’s breastplate – he had 12 crystals for protection.
        We have Sanctified crystals called Urim and Thummim found in our white blood cells (microscopes) that have got vibrations which form a GRID for communication.
        They form a pattern from which LORDS OF LIGHT can communicate with us, similar to radio signals.
        The LORDS OF LIGHT use sacred light & sound patterns & form geometries which work with harmonics on given magnetic grids.
        Tests have been done with blood which show that the energy coming down from the LORDS OF LIGHT & our energy going up forms a pyramid, which looks like the STAR OF DAVID.
        When the time comes to leave this world, to go to the HIGHER WORLD (HOME), the crystals in our blood cells will be activated.
        We also have something called – Urim circuitry – which are crystals in our brain which help to balance the mind in order to communicate with the LORDS OF LIGHT.
        Thummim –is the energy field around Urim that protects the communication between MAN and LORDS OF LIGHT so that no other thought patterns can interference with our thoughts, so long as we are on the right wave~length (tuned into the right station). Good thoughts always cancel out Evil.
        Exodus 28 – 29&30 – Aaron carried the names of the sons of Israel on breastplate of judgement over his heart.
        The Vortex:
        The vortex then, is simply the connection or alignment between your non-physical self and your physical self – the link between you and you. Our non-physical selves are totally ‘tapped in, tuned in and turned on’ to all that we truly are. However our physical selves have the habit of disconnecting from this awareness. Reconnecting our physical and non-physical selves is what ‘in the vortex’ means.
        How to Tell If You Are In or Out of the Vortex:
        Thankfully we have a built in system that tells us when we are in alignment with our Inner Being (and that we truly want and desire) and when we aren’t. This built in system is our emotions. Simply put, when we are in high, uplifted and enjoyable emotions we are in the vortex. When we are in low, downtrodden and painful emotions we are out of the vortex. And, we do have the power to bridge this gap.
        It’s An Ongoing In and Out Process:
        Being in and out of the vortex is an ongoing, in and out process. As Abraham tells us, it’s not like a degree you get that you have forever more. Its natural, and in fact necessary, to go in and out. Being out of the vortex (or in contrast) is helpful as it feeds new clarity, ideas and desires to our Inner Being (who instantly lines up with them). Whether or not our physical self has the same pleasure is up to us.
        How To Get In the Vortex:
        Getting in the vortex is a matter of emotional or vibrational change. You need to shift your emotional (and vibrational) state from lower to higher. In essence, you need to become more Inner Being like and embody an optimistic, empowered and positive relationship with yourself, others and life in general. When you do so, not only will you feel happy, content, secure, appreciative, and joyful, but you will now be in the vibrational vicinity to all that is at match to that as well.

  • Henry20041

    done 86 of that, I am only 19

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    • Ste-ynwa

      carnt believe you have done 86 and your 19.. that has really oppened my eyes,i havent lived im 35..really have to change the life im living. fantastic..good luck

  • Leila lovely

    awsm list, i’m 19 and i have a list as well, some people say its crazy but they dont know what expiriencing life actualy means. want my bf to join but he is realy buzy, hope that soon he’ll change his mind… good luck 4 those who try to do the things they always wanted to do in their life, dont lose hope if you just fail to do few…..u know u can always edit it… :D

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Good luck with your list:))

  • Mewael_h13

    Wow this is exactly what I’ve needed to read, my parents are always telling me that I need to do something with my life so I can look back and say wow not many have done alll of that I was just on Facebook and I keep seeing pics of ppl doing crazy cool stuff in their pics and I look at my pics and realize the most interesting thing I’ve done is take pics of me at the mall or in my bathroom mirror, I’m determined to finish this list soon I’m 17 years old and I go to east Lansing high school in michigan and that’s all there really is and this really made me think of doing the crazy and impossible thanks so much again :D

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      You’re welcome! Good luck on your journey of life :)

  • BH

    2 things i noticed: 1. airlines dont care if u “join the mile high club.” its not illegal because u rnt doing it in a public area, and there isnt a lot they can do to stop u anyways. and 2. weed is illegal EVERYWHERE. its just not always enforced in some places. shops in amsterdam get raided and shut down periodically, but another always pops up. with that said, ive been thinking about trying it, (24, only gotten contact high, and thought it was pretty cool) but im wanting to get into law enforcement and dont want to screw anything up. but i will still keep it in mind. thanks for the list

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      You’re welcome!

    • Alan Fox

      weed is not illegal in Holland you absolute fool

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Hey Vic,
    Thanks! Cool to hear that you’ve finished your own list:) Got a website where you’ve listed them?

    • Thisoneloves

      Hug a tree!!!! added on my list!:) thank you for your words.. life is amazing and the possibilities are endless!! I AM IN!

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Thanks! Everyone has their own boundaries what they want to do so no problem :) Replace them with a few other things that you want to do.

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Hi Steve,
    Yeah the alchemist is an amazing book. I’ve actually only read it once but I’m really wanting to read it again. Maybe I’ll pick up things this time I missed the first time :))

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    That’s the idea, do as much as you can in the life that you have :)

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Haha! Awesome, I hope you do them all because you only live once:))
    Thanks for stopping by!

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Thanks Carlos! Appreciate it:)

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Thanks Carlos! Appreciate it:)

  • Ram

    fantastic…i really loved it…

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  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Great! :) Keep it up

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Nice! Keep reading and keep learning, best advice I can give you:)

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Hi J.J.

    Thanks, I appreciate the comment!
    I’ve just started learning Russian, quite a challenge but I think it’s fun!

    Good luck completing your own list, and remember to have fun while doing it:)

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Hi J.J.

    Thanks, I appreciate the comment!
    I’ve just started learning Russian, quite a challenge but I think it’s fun!

    Good luck completing your own list, and remember to have fun while doing it:)

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Hi Yaseen,
    I have no idea really, I know of a few places in South Africa though!

    Google should give you some more helpful answers:)

    • ceweee

      What’s with the cage? I’ve been lobster diving in the Florida Keys and been ‘chased’ by nurse sharks. I’ve been snorkeling in Bora Bora and fed the reef sharks.

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    Hi Yaseen,
    I have no idea really, I know of a few places in South Africa though!

    Google should give you some more helpful answers:)

  • http://twitter.com/RenFinallyHere Karen Ang

    i love you list! how far have you gone?

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks!! I’ve done about 50 of the things on this list already but still have quite a way to go!

      I actually did the bungee jumping recently (#1 on the list) and added a link where you can watch a video of me doing the highest bridge bungee jump in the world (216m fall) :)

  • Anonymous

    Fab! What an awesome list. 46 down only the rest to go!!! ;-) I’ve got one similar but this has given me some inspiration for extending it. If you fancy Europe, come over and do it for winter! Everyone does the summer and it’s so pretty in the snow! :) x

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Awesome! Hope you get to cross off all the items on your list.:)

      I’m actually going to Europe in November and definitely planning a week or two of snow time! I can’t wait, it’s been ages since I’ve gone snowboarding!!

      Any recommendations for November snow?

  • iFaraja

    Cool list,I like #.97.Life is supposed to be seen it in another angle of consciousness!Well & Done!

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  • http://nochnoch.com noch

    cool! i like the menage a trois idea. hahahaha
    that was on my list too
    its funny, a lot of things on your list are on mine too. some done, some in the making :)
    hope you have fun doing all of it!!!! hahaha

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Hey Noch,
      Haha…interesting that you chose that one, I agree that it’s something that needs to be done. Normally I’d say something like “find another girl and we can cross it off our lists” but that would be unprofessional ;)

      I’ve done about half of the things on this list but still have many to do, and I’m definitely going to have fun doing them!

      Hope you’ll have lots of fun crossing your items of the list too!

  • Anonymous

    LoL I think number 97 is a winner

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Haha! That’s a naughty one!

  • Manish Singh

    its my dream to do all this stuffs thnks for ur view now its specific and clear for me

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Thanks Manish! Hope you do everything you wanna do!

  • Untitled motorcycles

    loving the list I have done some and some I know I will never do…

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Haha, yeah some are maybe a bit on the crazy side ;)

  • http://www.crazysexyfuntraveler.com Crazysexyfuntraveler

    Really nice list! We’ve got many very similar ones ;)

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  • Adam

    Loved, bookmarked, shared, commented this :D Absolutely excellent list, though some are scary to me but definitely worth doing :D Thanks for the fantastic list ;)

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Thank you Sir!

  • YC

    Hey, this is a really cool list, and I really appreciate how you reply every comment here. This is truly living life in your own terms. My friend and I are considering creating one of our own too :)

    • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

      Hey Yc,
      Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate each and every reader and always try to reply to every comment and email personally!

      Let me know when you have your list ready, I’d love to read it!

  • http://www.sharklady.co.za Shark Lady

    Glad to see you included shark cage diving – and thrilled it’s so high on the list!!!

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Yes Ma’m,
      Thanks for stopping by and happy to hear you enjoyed the list!

  • http://www.katannutadiamonds.co.za Clare Appleyard

    Diggy, this is an awesomely fantastic article! Thanks for sharing it and thanks for all the inspiration – I now have a load more stuff to add to my Bucket List (http://su.pr/17WQQQ).

    Keep up the great posts!

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hello Clare,
      Awesome, thanks for sharing!! :)

  • http://theboldlife.com Tess The Bold Life

    If you make it to the Grand Canyon give me a call. I only live 2 hours from there. I think you should cross off what you’ve done so far. Again you are inspiring.

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hello Tess,
      Cool, I’ll keep that in mind. I think it’ll be a while before I head to the States though…

      Good idea! I can keep coming back to the post and cross off items as I do them! Starting with the bungee jump! :)
      Thanks for the kind words Tess, I appreciate it!
      Keep well!

  • http://www.marcandangel.com/ Marc

    I dig it, Diggy. ;-)

    Thanks for the great read.

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      You’re welcome Marc,
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  • http://www.theloneowl.com/ Alex Gonzo

    What’s funny is that I actually have to write down a 100-item bucket list for a college assignment, due Monday, and it just so happens that you wrote one! Don’t worry, mine will be different from yours, but you have a lot of solid ideas that I’d like to try. Thanks for your impeccable timing, Diggy!

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hi Alex,
      What a nice coincidence. I hope your assignment goes well, and thanks for stopping by!

  • marc van der Linden

    I would add as number 107: read 1000 books :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hey Marc,
      That’s quite a courageous goal…1000 books.

      I’d say at least 100! But thanks for the addition, it’s perfect for the list!

  • Nicole♥

    I have done about 20 things on this list and I am 11! Try making a list of 200 things to do on a sweltering hot day!

    PS…..I DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hi Nicole,
      Awesome, good for you! I have no idea how many things I did when I was 11 (too long ago, haha).

      I will make a sequel to this list with another 100 things at some point, but for now this one will have to do!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

  • Jaky Astik

    I think I should start as early as possible. This is more so much more fun for one lifetime…

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Haha, yeah you’re right Jaky. And luckily many of the things on this list don’t require much money to do either (except the extreme sports and traveling)

  • Jonathan – Advanced Life Skills

    Hey Diggy, you included so many adventuress things here I thought you might want to add hang gliding. I was a competitive hang glider pilot for several years and it is the purest form of flight. I think you would love it. It doesn’t seem like you are hooked to wings, it feels like you HAVE wings!

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hi Jonathan,
      Ooh yeah, nice addition. Hang gliding scares me though, it just seems so unsafe and I’ve heard a couple of “gone wrong” stories about enthusiasts who got unlucky. But you’ve done it for a couple of years so it can’t be all bad. I might just give it a try when I’m feeling brave someday :)

  • http://germanefficiency.com Lucas

    Wow that list is really nice. I can’t wait to go out and do all this awesome stuff!

    One thing I’ll never do though is eating a living animal. It just scares me too much!

    My “most wanted” item on your list is probably wild water rafting. I’ve been wanting to do this for ages but didn’t have the opportunity yet (yes I know, we can create opportunities ourselves blablabla ;-), anyway, I really want to do this!)

    Snowboarding and wakeboarding are two more activities that I’m just crazy for. Unfortunately, I get to do them far to seldom, but then, this scarcity is probably part of the reason why I love them so much ;-)

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hello Lucas,
      Yeah that one scares me too, but maybe just an insect of some sort.

      Whitewater rafting is totally awesome, but I imagine that it’s not easily accessible for most people. I’m lucky to live in South Africa where there are a couple of really wild rivers within just a few hours drive.

      As for the snowboarding, you have no excuse since you live just a few hours away from the snow. In winter go for a road trip with a friend and drive to the ski slopes for a couple of days.

      • http://germanefficiency.com Lucas

        Yeah I do that almost every year but neglected to do it last winter. You’re right, I should do it again this winter!

  • Justin Tillman

    Diggy, this came at such a funny time, because 3 days ago I was eating lunch at a deli that i’ve been eating at since high school. And one of the servers that i’ve know for a long time was talking to me and said, “that once you turn 30 it’s all down hill from there”. He was snacking on a french frie while he said that to me, I personally want to smack that fry out of his month straight across the kitchen. However, with great self control I said, “WHAT”, there are 100 things that i could think about by the tonight that you can do that you probably haven’t done yet, that will last you till you life time…… So i went home and made a list of 100, the next day I gave it to him and his eye lite up, he was speechless. He had only done like 2 things on the list of 100 things and he said he was actually thrilled because he actually had something to look forward to….Now couple days late I see you made this list, when I go there tomorrow, I going to refer him to your blog. And after he see this, hes going to Sh** his pants, he will need two life time just to do them all…..LOL thanks man for the awesome post… for me I’m heading for # 37 northern lights Alaska i’m doing that next year for sure…..theuncommonlife.net/blog

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hi Justin,
      hahaha, awesome! I think that two lists will keep him busy for a while. I’ve personally only done 56 of the things on my own list, so I still have a loooong way to go.

      I hope you take plenty of pictures when you head to Alaska, it should be something absolutely incredible to see.
      Thanks for stopping by buddy!

  • Samantha

    kick ass post!! thank you :)

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hey Samantha,
      You’re welcome:)

  • Suzi Banks Baum

    Just this morning I sat talking with my husband about things we want to get done. We are about to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. There are things we want to do every single day, maybe not as daring as sky diving, but showing up everyday as a partner can be thrill.

    I love this list. There are definitely things I will likely not get to, but things I’d love to add. So, in exchange for the blackjack table and the first three thrillers- here is what I would add:

    107. Participate in a birth- whether it is your sister’s baby, your own child or the birthing of your farmer friend’s goats, see up close and first hand how we all ride in to this Planet.
    108. Spend one whole day without electricity or battery power. Walk, bike, swim- but stay completely unplugged for one whole day.
    109. Write a poem to give to someone, make it a tribute to a gift they have given you.
    110. Participate in some greater act of good for the Planet, like Habitat for Humanity or a local Food Bank or registering voters or a seed bank in India- there are amazing people working for the world community and being in proximity to that work will inspire you to live your greatest life.
    111. Once a day, every day, wink at yourself.

    Thank you Diggy, for getting me thinking. I love your list and am happy to say, I have done a whole bunch of them already. Not telling which. At least not yet. xoxoox Suzi

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hi Suzi,
      Wow, thanks for the cool comment!
      I agree with all your additions, except for the winking one. I think I’ll give that one a pass *wink*.

      Happy to hear you enjoyed the list, and I hope you can cross off as much as possible of your own list. Make the most of every day.

  • Rob Cubbon

    Great idea for an article, Diggy, well done for putting it together. May I suggest you try Carnival in Olinda, Recife in the north east of Brazil before you go to Rio? Just my 2 cents.

    Thank you for the link in number 42!

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hi Rob,
      I’ll keep that in mind for when I head over there:)

      And you’re welcome!

  • http://getbusylivingblog.com Benny

    What a list! I have done ~25 of those. Gotta do more for sure. I played in the rain a couple weeks ago and that was so much fun!

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Thanks Benny, and you’re welcome for the link :)

      • http://getbusylivingblog.com Benny

        Oh thanks Diggy! I just realized the link. Thanks!

  • http://optima-lifestyle.com Cristina Ansbjerg

    I’ve done 26 out 106 things. Not bad, lol.

    I would add another crazy thing to do: subscribe to Upgrade Reality!


    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hi Cristina!
      Nice! These are of course my own personal favorites, and you might not be interested to do all of these things, but make your own list and cross them off, one by one:)

      I agree with your addition “Subscribe to UpgradeReality”!
      Thanks C!

  • http://www.getinthehotspot.com/ Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot

    Hi Diggy, lol, I started reading it thinking 100? He should have made it 101 but you’ve bettered me with 106:) Brilliant list and thanks for linking to my post on mountain climbing. Funnily enough I was off climbing a mountain today although it turned out to be a bit advanced so I snapped some photos of the view then enjoyed a peaceful walk round the base:)

    Have you tried all these?! My other favorites are white water rafting and weightlessness in a flotation tank. I’d add Luang Prabang in Laos to the list of top places to visit.

    All that should keep people busy for a while:)

    • Diggy – UpgradeReality.com

      Hi Annabel,
      haha yeah I still had so many ideas, but I figured at 106 points and 6000 words it was long enough. Maybe I’ll do a sequel to it sometime in the future.

      I haven’t really counted but I think I’ve done around 40-50 of the points on my list. Still have a lot to do and a lot of places to see, but hopefully I’ve still got a few decades left to do it all. Ooh, thanks for the Laos suggestion, I’ll keep it in mind when traveling!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • diggy

    P.s. I know that the article says “100 crazy things to do before you die” and I listed 106. Consider it a bonus :)

    • Gacchi

      Awesome list!!! thanks it helped me in preparing my list

      • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

        You’re welcome!