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The bucket list & lifestyle blog all about facing your fears & conquering your greatest dreams. The platform's mission is to inspire, motivate & empower others.

This website is for anyone who's ever felt a little lost; it's for people who are in an eager search for happiness. It turns out that you DO NOT have to define yourself with one word. You DO NOT need to label yourself based on your career, because that's not who you are, it's what you do. It just so happens that you DO know what you want, so why not write it down? Share it with the world, or hide it in a folder. Either way, it's time to take action & show yourself (& maybe the world) what you're made of.

Bucket List Bound (Formerly 2147Miles) was created in March of 2010 to keep friends & family in-the-loop as I prepared for my solo move across the country to Nashville. (You guessed it, 2,147 miles away from home.) It was created in a moment of loneliness, after a falling out with a few of my friends. And, over the past several years, it seems that one thing has always remained constant: No matter what I'm going through, heartache & loss, boredom & blah, my bucket list has always brought me back to a happy reality - &, most importantly, back to a "me" reality. I find myself time, & time again, through sheets of paper with words written on them all because it's all me - all mine. My recipe for life.

The beautiful Bucket List Bound logo was designed by my great friend, the late Madison Pearce, & reformatted to embody everything that she believed in & all that this website stands for. There is beauty to be found in everything, if you are willing to look hard enough. Nothing is impossible. We love you Maddie!

Ultimate Camping Bucket List

By Amy Riordan | August 28, 2017

Whether you’ve been camping, glamping or RVing (or all three… or none?), check out the newest camping bucket list – list ideas – recommended below. I think I’ve just about captured all of the things I love about camping in all of it’s forms, but don’t hesitate to recommend more! I’m always up for fun…

SPECIFICS: Why Detailed Goals Mean More Success

By Amy Riordan | August 6, 2017

The specifics within your bucket list might just mean more success when it comes to accomplishing your goals. Not only does it allow you to really delve deeper into your list, & getting to know yourself, but it also makes seemingly difficult (or “far away”) goals seem just a little closer & much more accomplishable.…

Shower Under A Waterfall: I’m Sorry, Where?

By Amy Riordan | July 31, 2017

Another item crossed off: Shower Under A Waterfall — but, you guys, if you have this goal, do it in Hawaii… or somewhere equally WARM. I’m not that blonde; I was well aware that the waterfalls of Glacier National Park would be extremely cold… but was it worth it? Okay, yes. Yes, it was. And,…

FREE-FORWARD: Priceless Ways To Pay It Forward!

By Amy Riordan | July 21, 2017

What is free-forward? Well, when many of us imagine paying it forward, it often has to do with giving a homeless man money, tithing at our local church, or donating canned goods. And, these are all wonderful ways to pay it forward, but why isn’t there a list out there (that I know of) that…

Hello #WINEGOALS: The Ultimate Wine Bucket List

By Amy Riordan | July 18, 2017

Whether you’re new to wine & all that it entails, or you’re the person who’s pairing wine with food, these bucket list items are sure to have you enthralled in your next few bottles of beautiful grape nectar. (Was that too much? Come on…) Check out the awesome #winegoals wine bucket list below, courtesy of…

I Want, I Want, I Want: The Childhood Bucket List

By Amy Riordan | July 13, 2017

As a child, there were so many things that we may have wanted to do or have that we simply couldn’t. Maybe it wasn’t just that our parents couldn’t afford many of these things, but maybe it was also about our safety or something, & blah blah. Here is a childhood bucket list for those…