101 Goals in 1001 days


I’m a sucker for lists. I like making a list (or ten) and feeling the sense of accomplishment when each and every item on the list is crossed off. So when I saw the 101 goals in 1001 days challenge, I was incredibly excited. This was right up my alley!

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

Why 1001 Days?
The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than one year, because it allows several seasons to complete the goals, which is better for organizing and timing certain tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

My 101 goals list includes goals from the entire spectrum, including: personal, financial, humanitarian, professional, and travel; and because this is a travel blog I’m sharing the goals related to travel and wanderlust.

My 101 goals in 1001 days–Part 3
Start date: January 1, 2017 End date: September 28, 2019

Click on the teal links to read about our adventures completing my 101 goals!


  1. Visit FIVE new countries (6/5: Turks & Caicos, France, Cayman Islands, Honduras, Belize, Mexico)
  2. Scuba Dive in THREE new locations (2/3: Turks & Caicos, Honduras)
  3. Spin the globe and travel to wherever it stops
  4. See lava up close
  5. Visit a new island in the Caribbean (Turks & Caicos!)
  6. Ride a horse on the beach
  7. Go Parasailing
  8. Travel to a new island in the South Pacific
  9. Take a European Getaway
  10. Have a picnic in the City of Lights
  11. Bucket List day at the Eiffel Tower
  12. Spend the Night in a Castle
  13. Learn how to make pasta
  14. Go on a gondola ride
  15. Explore the Colosseum
  16. Island hop in the Mediterranean
  17. Watch a “famous” sunset
  18. Cruise of Alaska
  19. Take Cody to Disneyland
  20. Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  21. Attend another football game
  22. Visit a new football stadium
  23. Take it easy in the Big Easy
  24. Visit Utah’s Mighty Five
  25. Explore Utah’s Ice Castles
  26. Get back to Las Vegas

My 101 goals in 1001 days–Part 2
Start date: January 1, 2014 End date: September 28, 2016

Click on the teal links to read about our adventures completing my 101 goals!


  1. 30th birthday extravaganza
  2. Have a drink at a swim up bar
  3. Stay at an All-Inclusive Resort
  4. Spend our Fifth Anniversary in Bora Bora, Fiji, or Tahiti
  5. Scuba Dive with Cody
  6. Plan our fourth anniversary to a place we’ve never been (Thailand: June 2015)
  7. Fly an airplane
  8. Watch the Earth recreate itself (Kilauea)
  9. Scuba Dive with Manta Rays
  10. Paddleboarding
  11. Tour a Brewery
  12. Wine Tasting
  13. Beachside Massage
  14. Scuba dive at a new location
  15. Go to Lake Powell
  16. Go to the Grand Canyon
  17. Go on a hot air balloon ride in Park City
  18. Go Surfing again

My 101 goals in 1001 days–Part 1
Start date: April 1, 2011 End date: December 26, 2013

Click on the teal links to read about our adventures completing my 101 goals!


  1. Have a picnic on the beach while watching the sunset over the ocean
  2. Get my passport
  3. Watch the sunset from a secluded beach
  4. See the sunrise from Haleakala
  5. Stroll hand in hand along the beach at sunset
  6. Swim with sharks
  7. Lounge on a black sand beach
  8. Learn the Hula
  9. Make a travel map
  10. Swim in a waterfall
  11. Go on our first cruise – The Bahamas (January 6-January 12, 2012)
  12. Make travel binder with travel ideas
  13. Go whale watching
  14. See a professional football game
  15. Visit an aquarium
  16. Celebrate one year anniversary/second honeymoon on an exotic island (June 2012)
  17. Create a savings fund for a Norway trip
  18. Travel to Norway
  19. Go on a hike
  20. Go to the Sundance Film Festival
  21. Go skydiving!
  22. Plan a second year anniversary/third honeymoon to a place we’ve never been (Norway: June 2013)

For more information on the 101 goals in 1001 days challenge visit the Day Zero Project. Have any of you tried this challenge?


  1. August 16, 2012 / 10:31 AM

    I am doing this challange right now and I have a blog which is about my goals!
    I love this project 🙂

    • August 16, 2012 / 11:40 AM

      Good luck in your journey; it is a lot of fun. I’m about half way through all of my goals. It’s exciting to see the progress each and every day. 🙂

    • August 25, 2012 / 8:20 PM

      Thank you very much for the nomination! That is so sweet! I will go check it out. The challenge has been a lot of fun. I would encourage everyone to do it at least once. 🙂 Hope your weekend is going well!

  2. January 19, 2015 / 6:57 PM


    I have created my own list of things I would like to accomplish before I turn 30. I have a quick question… How were you able to pay for all of your trips, without breaking the bank?

    Love the blog so far!

    • January 19, 2015 / 7:37 PM

      Hey Miss Courtney!
      That’s a great question. For us it’s all about budgeting. I am a budgeting nerd. I also spend a lot of my free time looking for travel deals so I can jump on the deal when I see it. Check out this post (which links to some of my other budgeting posts):
      I would recommend reading my post, “The World Traveler’s Plan of Action” which is included on the above post. 🙂

      Hope you find something that helps! Let me know what you think. 🙂 Good luck and happy travels!

  3. May 11, 2017 / 7:32 AM

    Sounds great! I might do this one day too, when my life is sorted out :’D

    • May 12, 2017 / 10:42 PM

      My advice to you would be to start small. If you’re interested in the 101 goals challenge but don’t want to fully commit, maybe try 12 goals for one year (basically one goal a month). 🙂
      Good luck!!

  4. February 8, 2018 / 5:00 AM

    My husband and I took a pasta-making class in Lucca, Italy (Tuscany). We highly recommend it! And the best part, my husband is still cooking the pasta sauce for me at home.

    • February 8, 2018 / 5:46 PM

      Ahhh! This makes me so excited. We are hoping to make it to Italy next summer. Keeping our fingers crossed 🙂

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