I’ve seen a lot of “bucket lists” floating around on the internet with people having their 30 before 30 lists or 101 things that they want to do in 1001 days. I’ve never been one that has any sort of bucket list (although I did say that seeing the cherry blossoms in bloom in DC was something that I had on my nonexistent bucket list), so when Macy over at To Travel and Beyond announced a linkup for a 101 in 1001, I wasn’t sure if I would join in. But when I started reading people’s lists, it actually seemed like something that I could accomplish. So here’s my own 101 things in 1001 days list!

The Wandering Weekenders- 101 in 1001


1. Visit 5 countries that I’ve never been to before.
2. Visit 10 cities that I’ve never been to before.
3. Visit Disney World during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
4. Visit Disney World during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
5. Visit the new Harry Potter park at Universal in Orlando.
6. Visit a real life castle.
7. Visit another wine region in the United States (other than Napa and Texas).
8. Visit the Texas wine country.
9. Visit a winery during the harvest.
10. Visit a brewery in another city.
11. Visit the Northeast during the fall and see real fall colors.
12. Visit somewhere with snow on the ground.
13. Visit 3 National Parks.
14. Visit the Pacific Northwest.
15. Visit Albuquerque during the International Balloon Festival.
16. Visit Niagara Falls.
17. Go on three girl’s trips.
18. Go on a spontaneous weekend trip.
19. Go to an Aggie football game not in College Station.
20. Go on a trip once a month for a year.
21. Book a trip using only points.
22. Attend a sporting event not in Texas.
23. Take a road trip.
24. Take Dart to the beach.
25. Pack for a trip that’s longer than a weekend in a carryon.


26. Play tourist in my hometown.
27. Find 3 of the Houston murals.
28. Try 5 new restaurants.
29. Attend an Astros game.
30. Attend a Rockets game.
31. Attend a Dynamo game.
32. Attend a Texans game.
33. Attend a festival.
34. Visit 3 of the local breweries.
35. Visit the zoo.


36. Organize my closet.
37. Organize my night stand.
38. Organize under my sink.
39. Organize our photos and music on our computer.
40. Organize my jewelry and find a great way to store everything.
41. Organize our kitchen better and get rid of things we don’t use.
42. Organize the pantry and keep it organized.
43. Organize and decorate the office.
44. Organize all of the seasonal decorations.
45. Decorate the game room.
46. Decorate the living room.
47. Paint rooms in the house.
48. FINALLY get our last few boxes unpacked.
49. Buy a china cabinet and decorate.
50. Use our china for a special occasion.
51. Host a dinner party.
52. Donate clothes that I can’t wear anymore to charity.
53. Create a gallery wall on the staircase of our photos we’ve taken.
54. Get the theater room set up.
55. Landscape the backyard.


56. Get up to date on our family yearbooks.
57. Get up to date on our vacation photobooks.
58. Get updated family photos printed.
59. Get family of three pictures taken (me, Chris, and Dart).
60. Do not go shopping for one whole month (except for groceries and necessities).
61. Read 100 books.
62. Complete 3 reading challenges.
63. Start and finish a new book series.
64. Have a Star Wars marathon weekend.
65. Have a Lord of the Rings marathon weekend.
66. Have a Hobbit marathon weekend.
67. Finish watching the whole series of Friends.
68. Get our movies organized and stored electronically.
69. Take a photography class.
70. Learn how to better utilize photoshop.
71. Do something crafty with all of my corks that I’ve collected.
72. Do something creative with all of our Christmas cards throughout the years.
73. Do something creative with all of the Christmas cards we’ve received.
74. Send out birthday cards on time for 1 year.
75. Start a family.


76. Make 10 new recipes.
77. Make apple pie from scratch.
78. Cook my husband dinner without his help.
79. Do not eat out for one week.
80. Print out my recipes from Pinterest and organize.
81. Pick a random page in a cookbook and make whatever you get (I loved this idea Macy!)
82. Learn how to use a grill.
83. Order something I usually wouldn’t order at a restaurant.
84. Order a dish in another language.
85. Eat at 3 Bravo-lebrity restaurants.

Health, Fitness & Beauty

86. Drop one dress size.
87. Work out for three days for three months in a row.
88. Work out in the morning three days a week for a month.
89. Try 3 new workouts.
90. Complete a fitness challenge.
91. Run 2 5Ks without walking.
92. Average 10K steps a day for three months.
93. Average 12K steps a day for one month.
94. Wear lipstick or lip gloss everyday for a week.
95. Perfect curling my hair.


96. Get better about planning blog posts.
97. Update old blog posts with better pictures and captions.
98. Develop more relationships with other bloggers.
99. Sponsor other blogs.
100. Develop my social media presence more.
101. Develop a blog schedule.

To Travel & Beyond
Speaking of developing relationships with other bloggers, for the next week, I am teaming up with Pamela from Sequins & Sea Breezes and 20 other fab bloggers to give away a $325 Nordstrom Gift Card to celebrate Pamela’s two year blogiversary! This giveaway is just in time for the holidays, so you have the chance to give yourself {or someone else} a little treat for the holidays! The more ways you enter, the better your chances are! The giveaway ends on Friday, November 27th, at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 30th. Good luck and be sure to check out all of these fabulous blogs!
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  • Pamela

    Love this list! I am right there with you on ever single one of your travel lists! Thanks for joining me on the giveaway today girlie! 🙂 <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • Fingers crossed that I’ll actually be able to do complete them all! I’m so excited that you asked me to participate! You’re the best!

  • I love reading lists like these! And I like how yours seems challenging to do in 1001 days but absolutely possible if you put in the effort – good luck! 🙂

    • Thank you! This was kind of hard to come up with 101 things that I thought that I could accomplish in that time frame that weren’t super easy. Hopefully I’ll be able to complete them all or a good portion of them!

  • Biana Perez

    I think you’ll be able to knock a lot of these off fairly easily – especially the away game for your favorite football team! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • I’m hoping so! I think that trying to pick the location of some of these like the Aggie football game is going to be the hardest part!

  • I love all of your travel goals! Those are always my favorite to dream up.

    It’s about time for me to reorganize my seasonal decorations.

    • Me too, and the travel goals were the easiest and most fun to think of. I feel like a lot of the others are more adult goals that I should be doing but I get so lazy about adulting that I don’t do them!

  • Absolutely loving your travel goals! I’m all about seeing new countries and cities each year. And cheers to a fabulous giveaway with an awesome group of girls <3

    Green Fashionista

    • I’m hoping that I’ll be able to knock more of the travel goals off the list than what I currently have listed! And it really is an awesome group for the giveaway! I’m so excited to help Pamela celebrate with y’all!

  • I absolutely love your list! You have so many great things. I wanted to add the hot air balloon festival to my list, but Dave isn’t sold on it yet. I think it looks amazing. I am so happy you are joining us and I can’t wait to follow along!

    • I think we’re going to try and go to the balloon festival next year, so maybe we can try to find out the best way to convince him to go! It looks like such a cool thing to do!
      And I’m so excited to follow along with everyone too! I felt like I saw so many things on other people’s lists that I wish I would have put on my own!

  • This is so fun–so many adventures!

  • I love how you’ve broken up your list! It seems much more doable when you look at it this way. Also, I love all the things that you’ve chosen!

    I don’t have a 101 in 1001, although I did put together a 40 by 40. It’s not going very well at this point. Might be time for a reevaluation.

    • I felt like it was easier to come up with 101 things when I broke it out into categories too. Hopefully I’ll be able to cross them all off in the next couple of years!
      I feel like the only hard part is going to be remembering everything that’s on my list! I feel like I constantly need to be checking on it.

  • Lauren

    Definitely definitely watch the whole series of Friends!! And I want to go back to Disney World too! What a great list!!

    • I felt like I missed out on so much by not watching Friends and now that it’s on Netflix I really don’t have an excuse! I started watching it this summer and it was so easy to watch a few episodes at a time because they were so short.

  • Erin

    Love your list! I’m currently working on my 30 before 30; a 101 list seems to daunting, but I love your categories and how you organized it 🙂

    • I think that it’ll be hard to complete some of the tasks, but coming up with 101 things was probably the hardest part! I think that’s why I put so much “adult” things on the list like finally getting my whole house organized and decorated!

  • wow, that is a LIST. You put amazing thought into that and came up with great things. i can usually only go to about #10 before I call it a day, ha! I would definitely like to do pretty much everything you’re planning on doing …

    • I have to admit it took me a few days to come up with 101 things, and the travel things were the easiest to come up with! I think I might have to keep this really close so I don’t forget to document when I actually complete something.

  • great list!! I am so excited to follow everyone’s progress!

  • What a good list, I’m glad you made one! You would love Niagara Falls…we only live a couple hours away and go there often 🙂

    • I just can’t even imagine seeing something that awe inspiring in nature! I’m hoping that a trip there is in the not too distant future for us!

  • Love it! I have a mental bucket list with like 5 things on it – I’ve never actually written anything down. This is a cute idea though. And HELLOOOO #3! You can check off #3, #4, and #5 in the same weekend!

    • I was the exact same way! I think that I had a few places that I wanted to visit that I was mentally checking off, but this gives me something a little more concrete! And yes to trying to get 3, 4, and 5 done in one weekend! Although I might have to head to Orlando sooner than that and see the new Harry Potter park!

  • Love your list! I need to get back on track for my 30×30 list!

  • i love lists like these! i think i might do one when my 30 before 30 is finished. good luck with everything!

    • I hope that you do! The travel part of the list was the most fun to come up with, and now I’m starting to plan our trips around these goals!