48 Things Teens Have Said They Wanted to Try Before They Die

By: Malak Hatem

We all have bucket lists. But because we are all different in one way or the other, our bucket lists may not be the same or even have common things which is normal given that we all dream of different things and want to accomplish different goals. But despite the differences that make us who we are, these are some things we should all do before we die. 

  • Run a marathon 
  • Climb a mountain 
  • See the northern lights
  • Backpack through Europe 
  • Eat spaghetti in Rome
  • Write a book/ keep a journal for at least a year
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Learn a new language 
  • Rescue/shelter an animal
  • Design your dream house 
  • Watch a Boradway musical
  • Ride in a hot air balloon 
  • Walk the great wall of china 
  • Visit the 7 wonders of the world
  • Go whale watching 
  • See the Mona Lisa 
  • Go bungee jumping 
  • Sleep in a castle 
  • Attend the olympics 
  • Attend a masquerade 
  • Stand on the equator 
  • Send a message in a bottle 
  • Learn to knit 
  • See the floral wave of cherry blossom, Japan 
  • Visit pompeii 
  • Go stargazing
  • Read every book on your tbr list 
  • Eat something you usually wouldn’t 
  • Sleepover somewhere haunted 
  • Watch the sunset and sunrise of the same day 
  • Watch all the James Bond movies 
  • Try a sensory deprivation tank 
  • Go to the movies by yourself
  • Eat in a restaurant by yourself 
  • Help a stranger in need
  • Be the eyes for a blind person/the ears of a mute person 
  • Leave a note for a stranger 
  • Forgive someone who didn’t deserve it 
  • Save money and buy yourself something nice
  • Research your family tree 
  • Bury a time capsule for someone to find later on 
  • Disconnect for a week
  • Name a star
  • Dance/sing on a stage 
  • Donate your hair for cancer
  • Conquer a fear 
  • Cherish your family 
  • Love unconditionally 

Yours truly,


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