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The Big Bucket List Book

ISBN: 9781492609803

By: Gin Sander

Published: 01/01/2016

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Everyone has a daunting “bucket list” of things to complete before they die. The problem? We spend so much time creating lists of what we want to do that we neglect to actually do them. The Big Bucket List Book will transform the way you look at the world and the power you have to achieve your dreams. In this charming and practical collection, Gin Sander offers over 130 fresh ideas for infusing your life with a bit of glamour, adventure, and style. No matter what your budget or adventure level, you can learn how to: Nurture your creativity with poetry, music, or visual art Face a fear that's holding you back Spend a screen-free weekend on a silent retreat Shake up your daily routine and say "yes" to the next opportunity It’s time to stop listing and start living! With this book in hand, you can make your next chapter the most enriching and personally fulfilling of them all…and maybe change the world while you’re at it.

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

GALAS, PARTIES, AND GET-TOGETHERS: MARVELOUS WAYS TO MIX, MINGLE, AND MEET NEW FRIENDS

Opening Night $$$-$$$$

Create Your Own Club! $-$$$$

Go behind the Scenes on Broadway, at the Opera, or Anywhere $$

Host Your Own Literary Salon $

Mr. Hearst Will See You Now $$$

Join the Explorers Club $$$

Find Your Congregation or Community $

Throw an Annual Theme Party $-$$$

Own a Hot Auction Item $-$$$

Enjoy a Polo Match in the Summer Sun $$

Share Your Birthday with Someone Famous $

Be a Delegate at a National Convention $

Check Out Classic and Vintage Car Shows $-$$

Get Your Own Crown and Royal Entourage $

THRILL YOUR TASTE BUDS: FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES

Spend an Evening in a Wine Cave $$$

Take a Turn as an Apprentice Farmer $-$$

Learn to Cook Another Language $-$$$

Become a Master Fermenter: Make Your Own Pickles, Beer, Bread $

Harvest Wine Grapes in France (or Work in a Vineyard) $-$$$

Make Your Own Customized Coffee $-$$

Follow the Pie Rules of Conduct $

Try a Meatless Monday and Cook Up Something New $

MAKE YOUR MARK: IRRESISTIBLY FUN DIY ACTIVITIES AND SKILLS

Find Your Own Food $-$$

Build It Big: Create Something of Lasting Value $-$$

Open Your Own Bookstore $-$$$

Shift into a Higher Gear: Drive a Stick $$$

You’re On! Be in a Professional Opera $

Develop Your Own Line of Food Products $$-$$$$

Become an Art Curator $-$$

Attend Jewelry School at Van Cleef & Arpels $-$$$

Create Your Family’s Memoir $

Live like Martha Stewart for a Month $$

Found a Festival $-$$$

Sail Away at a Wooden Boat Festival $-$$$

Designate Your Own Meditation Room $

LIFE IS LEARNING: MUST-KNOW NEW SKILLS

Sail with the Big Boys $$$

Around and Around You Go: Drive a NASCAR Car $$-$$$

Pick Up and Play: Take Up a New Instrument $-$$

Learn a Secret Language $

Cook Your Way through a Cookbook $$

Attend Oxford $$$

Get Your Hands Dirty: Participate in an Archaeological Dig $$$$

Restore an Object You Love $-$$

Learn a Long-Lost Skill for Today $-$$$

Drive a Real Train on a U.S. Railroad $

Get Silly at Clown School $$

CREATE AND INSPIRE: ART, FILM, THEATER, AND MORE!

Let Me Count the Ways… Become a Poet $

Take Up an Art and Create Often $

Start a Journal—and Stick to It $

Bespoke Shoes: Custom Made Just for You! $$$

Share Your Words at a Poetry Slam $

Become a Songwriter or Lyricist $$

Enter the Magic Castle $$

Reenact History $

Down in Front! Host Your Own Themed Movie Nights $-$$$

Draw, Paint, or Create Art in a National or State Preserve $

Score a Role in a Big-Budget Movie $

Be Like a Boy Scout and Learn Basic Survival Techniques $

Create a Motivational File $

Make a Documentary $-$$$

Revive the Art of the Handwritten Letter $

GIVING BACK: MAKE YOUR MARK

Run a Marathon $-$$

Become a Citizen Activist $

Volunteer in National Parks $

Those Who Can, Teach Others: Share Your Skill and Inspire Others $

Been Meaning to Give Something Up? Do It! $

Serve on a Grand Jury and Help Deliver Justice $

Help Create a National Park Larger than Yellowstone $-$$$

Be in the Olympics $$

Dig Up a Fossil $

Become a Theater Producer $$$

Participate in Audubon’s Annual Bird Count $

Run for Office $

Start a Humanitarian Movement $

Participate in Cutting-Edge Scientific Research $

Get Ready to Be a Hero $

Focus on Family $

OFF THE BEATEN PATH: ONE-OF-A-KIND TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

Great Ways to Get There

Leaving on a (Private) Jet Plane $$$

Ride in a Vintage Bike Race in Tuscany $$$

See the World on Horseback $-$$$

Make a Pilgrimage in Spain $$$

Learn How to Use All Four Wheels at the Overland Expo $$-$$$

Cross the Seas in an Ocean Liner $$$

Old Roads, New Experiences $$$

Hike the Trails of the World, from California to the Alps $$$

Drive a Boat down the Canals of France and Germany $$$

Historic and Literary Destinations

Stay at an Actual Artists’ Colony $$$

Forget African Safaris. Try an Indian Safari! $$$$

Attend a Masked Ball in Venice $$$-$$$$

Explore the Literary South $$$

Tour Literary and Book Towns $$-$$$

Travel Iceland’s Ring Road of Fire and Ice $$$-$$$$

Walk in Our Leaders’ Footsteps: Visit Presidential Homes $$

Join Dylan Thomas’s Birthday Walk $$-$$$

See an Opera under the Stars $$$

Rekindle Memories down by the Sea $-$$$

Dip Your Toes into a Piece of History—Literally. Visit One of the World’s Top Pools $-$$$

Learn How to Survive in the Wild $$-$$$$

Experience Autumn on the Road $-$$$$

Visit the World’s Christmas Markets and Dickens Fairs $

Bedding Down

Private Lives $$-$$$

Live in a Castle $

See the United States in a Silver Bullet $-$$$

Have a Literary Sleepover in a Famous Author’s House $-$$$$

Talk to Strangers $

Stay in the Favorite Hotels of the Stars $$

A Castle of One’s Own $$$$

EPIC EXPERIENCES

Sample Delicious Port in Portugal $$$

Drink in Gehry’s Celebrated Architecture in Spain and France $$$

Spend Twelve Months Skiing on the Slopes $$$-$$$$

Take a Trip around the Globe $-$$$$

Swim from One Continent to Another $$

Embark on an African Safari by Foot $$$$

Jump in with the Big Boys $$$

Travel Your Own Silk Road $$$

Have Dinner Up in the Eiffel Tower $$$

Dine Sixty-Five Floors above New York City $$$

Travel with Your Favorite Baseball Team $$$

Own a Tiny House Just for You $$

Let’s Go Racing: Be Part of a Car Race $$-$$$

Surf the Best Waves in Europe $$$

GLAMOROUS GOALS AND GETAWAYS

Snuggle Up in an Ice Hotel $$$

Get Done Up and Be a Star in Photos $$

Have a Dish at a Restaurant Named after You $-$$

Celebrate Mardi Gras without the Crowds $$$

Up, Up, and Away! Ride in an Old-Fashioned Airplane $$

Shop the Best Flea Markets

Do What Scares You $-$$$

Glam It Up! $

Shhhhh! No Talking: Go on a Silent Retreat $-$$

Get a Producer Credit in a Documentary $$$

Dress to the Nines: Rent the Runway and Wear Couture Fashion $

Say Yes to Your Next Opportunity! $-$$$

AFTERWORD

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Excerpt

INTRODUCTION

Are you at the point in life where you’re looking for new ideas and adventures? Feeling in a rut, or just wanting to make sure you’re enjoying your life to th

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 15.00 oz
Page Count: 256 pages

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