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Last Updated: 07/06/17


Destinations (States/Countries/Continents) #1-99

1. Visit 75+ countries
2. Visit Australia
3. Visit (various countries in) Africa, including South Africa
4. Visit The Bahamas
5. Visit (Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco) Brazil
6. Visit Cambodia ✓
Bayon temple in Siem Reap
7. Visit Canada ✓

niagara falls

Niagara Falls

8. Visit Cape Verde (either solo, w/ wife, or serious girlfriend)
9. Visit China
10. Visit Columbia
11. Visit Costa Rica ✓

These guys restored my faith in monkeys, much better than the monkey in Cambodia who smashed my camera

These guys restored my faith in monkeys, much better than the monkey in Cambodia who smashed my camera

12. Visit Paris, France
13. Visit (Santorini, Crete?) Greece
14. Visit Hawaii
15. Visit India
16. Visit Bali, Indonesia
17. Visit Italy
18. Visit Jamaica
19. Visit Japan
20. Visit Mexico ✓

Where happiness begins: la pharamacia.

Where happiness begins: la pharamacia.

21. Visit Nicaragua ✓

Visiting a school after digging ditches to lay piping to distribute clean water to the community

Visiting a school after digging ditches to lay piping to distribute clean water to the community.

22. Visit Spain
23. Visit Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Historical Sites & Landmarks #100-199

101. Amazon rainforest (shared by Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana)
102. Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia) ✓ Monkey broke my camera then proceeded to floss his teeth with a flossing stick, also saw two sunrises

bastard monkey

bastard monkey

Prooobably shouldn't be standing on a 13th century column...

Prooobably shouldn’t be standing on a 13th century column…

103. Christ the Redeemer (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
104. Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
105. Grand Canyon (Arizona, United States) ✓
106. Ganges River (shared by India and Bangladesh)
107. Lake Titicaca (shared by Peru and Bolivia)
108. Machu Picchu (Cusco Region, Peru) ✓ On the walk down Machu Picchu, we bottled water from an aquifer and later had it blessed by an energy healer on our way to Nazca
109. Meteor Crater (Arizona, United States) ✓
110. Great Pyramid of Giza (Giza, Egypt)
111. Nazca Lines (Ica Region, Peru) ✓

This geoglyph is called "The Astronaut" or "The Alien" among other names. You can only see it from an aerial view flying over it.

This geoglyph is called “The Astronaut” or “The Alien” among other names. You can only see it from an aerial view flying over it.

112. Bolivian Salt Flats (Uyuni, Bolivia)

Misc. Travel #200-249

200. Live at sea for 2+ weeks (sailing?)
201. Live overseas for 6+months
202. Visit outer space
203. Visit an oasis ✓
huacachina oasis

Learning & Skills

Reading/Studies – #250-349

250. Read the Bible **cover to cover**, a study on early Christianity, Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Sutta Pitaka (Sutras),
251. Read works of Marcus Aurelius, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Epictetus, S.N. Goenka, Plato, Ayn Rand, Socrates,
252. Read the auto/biographies of Napoleon Bonaparte, Richard Branson, (Winston Churchill?), Bill Clinton, Leonardo DaVinci, W.E.B. DuBois, Benjamin Franklin, Mahatma Gandhi, Che Guevara, Steve Jobs, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, (Completed Benjamin Franklin’s, Mahatma Gandhi’s, and Barack Obama’s autobiographies and Steve Job’s biography by Walter Isaacson)
253. Read Sidartha by Herman Hesse
254. Study Latin
255. Study architecture

Skills – #350-499

350. Learn how to play the guitar
351. Learn how to sing by taking vocal lessons
352. Learn how to box and compete in a match
353. Learn another** martial arts form    (**I’m currently a black belt in Tae Kwon Do)
354. Learn how to speak a second language proficiently, level S-3 or S-4
355. Learn to speed read at 800-1000 wpm with 80-90% comprehension rate
356. Become proficient at salsa dancing
357. Earn a chess rating of 1600+

Activities & Exercise

Activities – #500-599

500. Grow a vegetable garden for consumption
501. Go sailing
502. Go snowboarding
503. Make love in Paris in view of the Eiffel Tower
504. Meditate in India
505. Write in solitude in a wood cabin for 1 week+ (absolutely no one within miles of me, surrounded by nature, preferably during the winter. These are sometimes referred to as artist cabins)
506. Be on stage with MarcEBabi in front of thousands in Vegas, NY, Dallas or Miami
507. Meditate in silence for 20+ days straight
508. Attend two Christmas Day NBA basketball games with court-side seats (this means I’ll need to watch the first game, then fly to another city to watch the second NBA game after the first one finishes. Both will be watched from court-side seats.)

Note to self: Should I added fly a plane/helicopter to the Activities section?

Extreme activities – #600-649

600. Skydive ✓ (5/17/14 – first 15 seconds of free fall felt great, but more than anything the experience was peaceful. Same sense of calm I derive from meditation and prolonged travel.
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601. BASEjump with a wingsuit
602. Hike an active volcano ✓ (Hiked Volcano Telica in Leon, Nicaragua — the volcano erupted 90 days after we camped out for the night at the top)

Hiking an active volcano in Nicaragua

Hiking an active volcano in Nicaragua

603. Swim with sharks
604. Running of the bulls in Spain
605. Ayausca retreat with a shaman in Peru


People #650-699

650. See Jay-Z live in concert in New York ✓ (Attended his opening-night concert, first of eight sold-out shows, at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York where the Brooklyn Nets now play. The whole building was yelling ‘Hov’ and throwing up the Roc)
651. Watch Kobe play live in Los Angeles before he retires ✓ (My friend David and I attended the Christmas Day game on 12/25/15 against the Los Angeles Clippers. Although the Lakers lost, we had floor seats which made the game fun regardless if they won or lost.)
Lakers Christmas Day Game

Lakers lost but the seats were great!

Lakers lost but the seats were great!

652. Meet Jay-Z
653. Meet Kobe Bryant


Goals – #700-799

700. Write a book
701. Own a business
702. Found a 501(c)(3) aka non-profit
703. Become 100% debt free
704. Own my dream car (Black BMW 750Li)
705. Model for…
706. Design clothing…
707. Design a building and/or my home
708. Deliver a speech to a national audience
709. Achieve an 800+ credit score
710. Buy/Build a home nearby the water with plenty of greenery in the backyard
711. Marry the woman of my dreams
712. Become a TEDx speaker
713. Become a TED speaker
714. Be listed in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business
715. Deliver the commencement address for University of Texas at Tyler – School of Business
716. Attend Summit at Sea

Personal Accomplishments (non-measurable) #800-899

800. Be able to say with confidence “I’ve worked harder than anyone else in the world” (or at least “I’ve worked harder than anyone else in my field of work”) during a 24 hour period

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