50 unconventional things to do in your lifetime

Most bucket lists are filled with activities such as skydiving and visiting the Great Wall of China. But there’s many fun and exciting things that are often overlooked. Sometimes it is because the activities are small and sometimes it’s because they are strange or seem unfeasible to the average person.

Here is a list of 50 unconventional things to do in your lifetime. You may find a few to add to your bucket list.

1. Search for UFOs and aliens in Roswell, New Mexico.

2. Go on a ghost tour.

3. Race a car or motorcycle on the salt flats of Utah.

4. Walk on a boardwalk at 2 am.

5. Be in a movie, whether as an extra or as the star.

6. Pan for gold in a mountain stream.

7. Watch the sun rise and set in the same day.

8. Go outside and dance in a rainstorm.

9. Become a viral video star.

10. Take the tour of Disney World’s underground tunnel system.

11. Camp at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

12. Have a credit on IMDB.com.

13. Be in a talk show audience.

14. Help someone help their self.

15. Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue group.

16. Inner tube down a river.

17. Run a business.

18. Visit a food factory.

19. Go camping somewhere that has no contact to the outside world.

20. Help family members achieve their goals and dreams.

21. Watch all the top rated films of all time.

22. Take a spontaneous road trip.

23. Write an article for a newspaper or magazine.

24. Fail several times at something.

25. Make an oil painting.

26. Work at a zoo or aquarium.

27. Create a website.

28. Work a job you hate.

29. Get to know yourself and those closest to you.

30. Hunt for treasure.

31. Confront at least one of your big fears.

32. At least attempt to tackle every dream and goal you’ve ever had.

33. Befriend an enemy.

34. Make friends with very successful people.

35. Take one day to just watch the clouds and take one night just to watch the stars.

36. Travel for a full year.

37. Raise a Seeing Eye puppy.

38. Read all your favorite books again.

39. Work less, live more.

40. Vacation on a house boat.

41. Find what you were meant to do.

42. Live without email, IM, or your cell phone for a week.

43. Join a peaceful protest for a cause you support.

44. Be on a TV news program for something positive.

45. Watch a movie being filmed.

46. Stomp grapes at a vineyard.

47. Create an invention.

48. Get your name and biography on Wikipedia.

49. Learn how to drive a tractor.

50. Do all your favorite things from childhood: skip rocks, build a tree house, go fishing, whatever, but have fun!

Fun & Travel, Life | June 16th, 2008 | Written by Andrew Galasetti