In honor of Leap Day (and after seeing those motivating Honda CR-V commercials), we’re inspired to make our own “leap list.” We find it more optimistic to think of taking a leap, rather than to think of our dwindling lifespan, aka The Bucket List. Here are 10 ideas to get you started — take a chance, take the plunge, or take a trip:
1.) Dare to Bare It All.
Toss the cover-up AND the bathing suit for the bravest walk of your life on one these nude beaches.
3.) Say “I Love You” (or Put a Ring on It).
Find the perfect moment and the best place to say “I love you” or propose.
4.) Sleep in a Tree House.
Forget about free Wi-Fi and continental breakfasts. Pretend you’re a kid again and take refuge in the trees. If you’re lucky, you might just get up close and personal with the monkeys.
5.) Tap into Your Spiritual Side.
Or at least find some peace and quiet. Taking yoga at the gym just doesn’t cut it. Unplug and escape from the daily grind to see the best spots to renew the spirit. No matter what you do (or don’t) believe in, the beauty of these places will leave you speechless.
6.) See the World’s Disappearing Places.
Some of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights, like the Florida Everglades and Venice, are threatened by encroaching development and climate change. Many could disappear in our lifetime. See them now.
7.) Take a Trip That Gives Back.
Don’t just see the world — change it. Build houses in the US or abroad through a Habitat for Humanity Global Village work trip. Save the sea turtles in Costa Rica. Or renovate a school in Tanzania.
8.) See the 7 Wonders of the World.
Chichen Itza, Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China — don’t miss any of these spectacular sights.
9.) Swim with the Sharks. Take a swim with a 50-foot whale shark while snorkeling in Mexico. Don’t worry, they’re more docile than Jaws.
10.) Go to Antarctica.
Where else can you see seals sleeping on icebergs or penguins basking on a snowy beach?
What’s on your leap list? It’s a big world out there, so you better get started. You do have an extra day this year, after all.