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7 Reasons To Ditch Your Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel

They're fabulous in theory, but bucket lists -- from short ones to long ones to ones for the coming year -- can harm your travel life more than they h...

The 5 Things I Tried For The First Time After 50

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

A few weeks ago, my teenage daughter was going through some old boxes stored in the garage and came upon a journal I wrote in 1989. The part my daughter focused on was the last page. It wasn't so much a bucket list as a promise to myself to get over some fears, stop making excuses, and prioritize not just my time but my values. Here are five things from that list that I did after I turned 50.

Terminally Ill Woman Crosses Biggest Item Off Bucket List

Posted 12.17.2013 | Weddings

When doctors told Morrissia Sauer she only had a few more months to live, she created a bucket list of items to accomplish before she died. Her bigges...

These Destinations Should Be On Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead. If you crossed some adventures off y...

5 Places Not to be Missed in a Lifetime

Home Away | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Home Away

In this post, I'm going to reveal the five destinations I'd love to visit, or re-visit, before I die.

25 Things You Absolutely Positively Must Do Before You Die

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.22.2013 | Fifty

Everyone has a bucket list. Whether it's wacky, wild, fearless or frivolous, most people have compiled a list of things they want to do or places they...

100-Year-Old Woman Fulfills Lifetime Travel Dream on Polar Bear Expedition

Natural Habitat Adventures | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Natural Habitat Adventures

When Elsa Bailey turned 100 last May, she still had a bucket list. And on it was her desire to see a polar bear in the wild. Last week Bailey got to realize her dream when she traveled to Churchill, Manitoba as the guest of Natural Habitat Adventures.

The Perils of Other People's Bucket Lists

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

This is what comes of marrying a man's man. An adrenaline junkie. A man with boundless energy and zero fear.

LA's Ultimate Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.18.2013 | Los Angeles

What's the one thing you want to do before you die? Angelenos will get the chance to answer this question publicly thanks to the artists at Before I D...

50 Things You Must Experience At Least Once After 50

Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty

The Huffington Post has written about the 10 things everyone should do before they die. We've also written about the 10 trips everyone needs to take i...

Everyone Needs a Summer Bucket List

Greg Schwem | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Over beers one recent evening, my buddy Jim innocently broached a subject that, up until the 2007 Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie, was rarely bantered about publicly.

9 Things Midlifers Never Want To Do Again

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty

Sure, we've all heard of bucket lists -- the things we want to do or see before we die. But what about an un-bucket list: Things that we've done and h...

Mom's Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Anna Sandler | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
Anna Sandler

While these may be great, memorable activities for my kids there's not so much in it for me. Which is why I've decided to spend less time making sure we check everything off a kid-centric list and spend more time getting to the items on my newly created Mom's Ultimate Summer Bucket List.

Why You Should Have An Anti-Bucket List

Rachel Weight | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Rachel Weight

I'm all for adventure, going out of my comfort zone, and pushing limits, but I also feel freedom in declaring things I don't want to do and will not be pressured into doing.

14 Inspiring Post-Divorce Bucket Lists

Posted 08.16.2013 | Divorce

There's nothing like divorce to inspire you to reevaluate your life goals. Just ask HuffPost Divorce readers. This week they shared the life goals...

10 'Bucket List' Trips You NEED To Take After 50

Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty

Our motto here at Huff/Post50 is "Life Begins At 50." And that's right -- turning 50 marks the arrival of a new beginning. The kids are becoming adult...

WATCH: This Is The Best 60th Birthday Present Ever

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty

Mark David of California has long had an unusual item on his bucket list: "Tracking gorillas." This year, in honor of his 60th birthday next mont...

On the Back Nine: Part One of a Series

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Laura Berman Fortgang

I'm on the back nine of my life. I never thought it would happen to me. Age, that is. I still thought I was 25 until I was 42, and now 50 looms large in its significance. It's highly likely that my time left on earth is shorter than what I have behind me. That changes everything.

5 Ways to Travel More Spontaneously

Triposo | Posted 08.30.2013 | Travel

It's not hard to compile a list of must-visit sights and attractions before you travel. But if you only focus on high profile places, you'll miss out. Here are our recommendations for traveling more spontaneously and uncovering the adventure in each place you visit.

Joy Comes in the Mourning: Part I

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"It is not the length of life, but depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson My dear niece, Beth Renee Pears, was only 44 years old when she died but the...

Bull Riding? Skydiving? Why It's All Possible At Any Age

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Don't let someone tell you it's impossible at your age -- or at any age! We simply don't have to be relegated to the sidelines just because we've had our 50th birthday -- get up and 'go for the glory' golden edgers!

Facing The Fears Of The Unknown

Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jerrold Shapiro, Ph.D.

The nature of chalk is ephemeral and writings on Candy Chang's wall may be anonymous, but it is also public and witnessed attestations are more powerful motivators. Just ask anyone who has struggled with an addiction.

I Have A List, But No Bucket!

Elaine Benton | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Elaine Benton

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs strange as it sounds, having a positive happy attitude and not making a fuss, totally confuses people, especially doctors, but I refuse to be something I am not.

WATCH: What Do YOU Want To Do Before You Die?

Candy Chang | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Candy Chang

2013-06-20-changpullContemplating death is a powerful tool to re-appreciate the present and remember what makes your life meaningful to you. We're all trying to make sense of our lives and there's great comfort in knowing you're not alone.

In Response to Candy Chang's TEDTalk

Kerry Hudson | Posted 06.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Kerry Hudson

I often create over-spilled lists of all the things I absolutely need to do and need to do right now. Ideas from nowhere pile up on top of each other, like a game of "thought genga". I guess it's similar to creating a bucket list but one that needs the lot ticking off by the end of the day.