My Life List

I started to make a list of things I want to see and adventures I want to try in my life.  If you want to sponsor or help me do any of these things on the list, shoot me an email at mark at
  1. Go dog sledding
  2. Learn how to roll a kayak
  3. Cross the Canada/United States border
  4. Try escargot cooked over an open fire
  5. Have a Swiss Bank Account
  6. Go on a multi-day hiking trip
  7. See and photograph the Golden Gate Bridge
  8. Set foot on all seven continents:
    1. Africa
    2. Antarctica
    3. Asia
    4. Australia
    5. Europe
    6. North America
    7. South America
  9. Set foot in all fifty states
  10. Set foot in all ten Canadian provinces and three territories
    1. British Columbia
    2. Alberta
    3. Saskatchewan
    4. Manitoba
    5. Ontario
    6. Quebec
    7. Nova Scotia
    8. New Brunswick
    9. Prince Edward Island
    10. Newfoundland
    11. Yukon
    12. Northwest Territories
    13. Nunavut
  11. Visit all of Canada’s National Parks
    1. Banff National Park
    2. Glacier National Park
    3. Yoho National Park
    4. Waterton Lakes National Park
    5. Jasper National Park
    6. Elk Island National Park
    7. Mount Revelstoke National Park
    8. Thousand Islands National Park of Canada (formerly St Lawrence Islands National Park)
    9. Point Pelee National Park
    10. Kootenay National Park
    11. Wood Buffalo National Park
    12. Prince Albert National Park
    13. Riding Mountain National Park
    14. Georgian Bay Islands National Park
    15. Cape Breton Highlands National Park
    16. Prince Edward Island National Park
    17. Fundy National Park
    18. Terra Nova National Park
    19. Kejimkujik National Park
    20. Kouchibouguac National Park
    21. Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
    22. Forillon National Park
    23. La Mauricie National Park
    24. Pukaskwa National Park
    25. Kluane National Park Reserve
    26. Nahanni National Park Reserve
    27. Auyuittuq National Park
    28. Gros Morne National Park
    29. Grasslands National Park
    30. Minigan Archipelago National Park Reserve
    31. Ivvavik National Park
    32. Quttinirpaaq National Park
    33. Bruce Peninsula National Park
    34. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site
    35. Aulavik National Park
    36. Vuntut National Park
    37. Wapusk National Park
    38. Tuktut Nogait National Park
    39. Sirmilik National Park
    40. Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
    41. Ukkusiksalik National Park
    42. Torngat Mountains National Park
    43. Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area of Canada
    44. Nááts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve
    45. Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada
    46. Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
  12. Visit Yellowstone National Park
  13. Visit Yosemite National Park
  14. Write up a city guide for every city I will ever live in.
  15. Have an office people love to hang out in.
  16. Read 50 classic works of fiction
    1. Old Man by the Sea
    2. Mice and Men
    3. 1984
    4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    5. Moby Dick
    6. The Stone Angel by Margaret Lawerence
    7. Winds of War by Herman Wouk
    8. War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk
  17. Learn how to start a fire without a match or lighter.
  18. Have one of my photos show up in Flickr’s Explore
  19. Write an article for Outside Magazine
  20. Publish a photo in Explore Magazine
  21. Go mountain biking at Whistler’s mountain bike park.
  22. Spent a Canada Day on Parliament Hill
  23. See the Denver Broncos play in Denver.
  24. Watch a Calgary Flames game at the Scotiabank Saddledome
  25. Ride across the Atlantic Ocean on a bulk freighter
  26. Pass through the Panama Canal
  27. Visit Iceland
  28. Ride a bulk freighter through the Great Lakes
  29. Raft the Colorado River
  30. Photograph the northern lights
  31. Ride in a submarine
  32. Watch a baseball game at:
    1. Wrigley Field
    2. Fenway Park
    3. Yankee Stadium
    4. Safeco Field
    5. Target Field
  33. Watch the University of Notre Dame football team play in Notre Dame Stadium
  34. Same with the University of Michigan and the Big House
  35. Wear a Rider jersey and watch a game in Calgary against the Stampeders
  36. Learn how to grill an amazing steak
  37. See a glacier before they are gone
  38. Paddle a kayak on Moraine Lake
  39. Create an excellent web video for a trip that I am proud of
  40. Labour Day Classic in Regina.


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