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by Ivana Katz (subscribe)
Ivana is passionate about travel, writing and creating memories. Check out her adventures at By day Ivana is a website designer at
Published June 24th 2013
What Are You Waiting For?
Most of us have a list of things we want to try, experiences we want to enjoy and places we want to visit before we kick the bucket, so to speak. In most cases, however, we need to step out of our comfort zone to achieve them. And it is because we stretch ourselves, at the end of the day we feel so good.

[ADVERT]Sadly though, some people don't even have a bucket list. They are too caught up in their daily routines that they forget to create a dream board of all things they'd like to see and do or they make excuses that they are too old, too young, don't have enough time, money or energy. And then one day, it is too late.

One of the most profound things that touched me was a conversation I had with a friend when I was in my twenties. She was working as a nurse in a retirement home and told me there were two kids of people; calm and happy individuals who had lived their lives on their own terms and achieved what they wanted, and the second group were those who were angry, jealous and spiteful, people who didn't get to do what they wanted. I remember thinking, I never wanted to be in the second group.

Here is a list of some of my bucket list experiences. Admittedly for some I travelled overseas, but in most cases they are also available in Australia. Some of these I have ticked off, others I am still to conquer.

Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin Marine Magic, Coffs Harbour
Dolphin Swim Australia, Nelson Bay
Sea Life Park, Hawaii
Xcaret Eco Theme Park, Mexico

Dive with Sharks
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

Diving with sharks

Feed Sting Rays and Sharks
Australian Shark and Ray Centre, Nelson Bay & Melbourne

Ride A Camel
Oakfield Ranch, Port Stephens
Coffs Coast Camels, Coffs Harbour
Port Macquarie Camel Safaris

Learn to Fly A Plane
Airborne Aviation, Sydney
Sydney Aviators

Skydive the Beach Sydney
Adrenaline Sky Dive, Goulburn
Skydiving Wollongong

Gold Panning
Ophir Reserve

Ride a Speed Boat
Oz Jet Boating
Harbour Jet

Go fruit picking
Ricardoes, Port Macquarie
Montrose Berry Farm
Stockmans Ridge

Sydney Harbour Parasailing
Port Stephens Parasailing

Visit World's Tallest Buildings
Sydney Tower
Black Mountain Tower Canberra
Skypoint, Gold Coast
Sky Tower Auckland, New Zealand
CN Tower ,Toronto, Canada
Space Needle, Seattle, USA
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you need help putting together your bucket list, then check out – a website dedicated to achieving and tracking your life goals. It's free to use and currently has over 900,000 goals and over 50,000 members.

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