A Life Less Beige

Living less ‘beige’ for me is all about adding colour into my life – seeing new places, trying new things, pushing my comfort zones, having fun and generally trying to do more, see more, be more.

The less beige list contains things I want to achieve in my lifetime. Some scare the hell out of me, some I have no idea how I will accomplish and others are for fun, or because I want to make a difference in some way. This is my colourful life.

The list will be ever evolving with me. Things will get crossed off as I accomplish them and new things I want to achieve added. Check my blog for regular updates about my journey and adventures.

Maybe you want to add more colour into your life? Why not make a list of what a less beige life looks like to you and start having fun trying new things and overcoming personal limitations.

The Less Beige List

Adrenaline junkie

  • Fly a plane
  • Go skydiving
  • Go bungy jumping
  • Drive a formula race car
  • Get my PADI qualification and go scuba diving: Learning To Dive In Nha Trang, Vietnam
  • Do a night scuba dive
  • Do a shipwreck scuba dive
  • Dive to the underwater museum in Cancun
  • Go white water rafting
  • Cage dive with sharks
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Swim with turtles
  • Go zorbing
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Get a trapeze lesson: Learning Trapeze With The Circus


  • Create my own, location independent career
  • Run a successful blog
  • Earn a six-figure income

Health and fitness


  • Tutor/mentor someone to achieve a big goal of their own
  • Fundraise $25,000 for charity
  • Help out at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day
  • Do some form of work with disabled people
  • Make a difference


  • Spend 3 months traveling around S.E. Asia
  • Visit 25 countries
  • Visit 50 countries – Currently up to 36
  • Visit 75 countries
  • Visit 100 countries
  • Fill a passport with travel stamps
  • Do voluntary work abroad
  • Do a cooking class in Thailand
  • Go on a cruise: Christmas Cruising On Queen Mary 2
  • Go on a yoga retreat
  • Go to Glastonbury: A Festival First Timer Does Glastonbury (Part I)
  • Drink steins at Oktoberfest, Germany
  • Full moon party Koh Pha Ngan
  • Eat sushi in Japan
  • Turn up at an airport and not know where I’m going
  • Throw a dart into a world map and travel to where it lands
  • Road trip across America from one coast to the other
  • Elope in Vegas and get married by Elvis
  • Fly over the Grand Canyon
  • Gamble in Vegas
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Book a one-way ticket: The Travel Adventure Begins
  • Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx in Egypt
  • Visit Antarctica
  • Live and work in London
  • Ice-skate at Christmas in Central Park, New York
  • Cross a major ocean by cruise liner: Christmas Cruising On Queen Mary 2
  • Fly long-haul in first class
  • Watch the sunset in Santorini
  • Party at Coachella
  • See the Big 5 on a safari
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Soak in a thermal bath in Budapest
  • Stand at the top of the Empire State Building
  • Stand under the Eiffel Tower
  • Swim across the equator
  • Visit the Berlin Wall
  • Visit the Colosseum, Rome
  • Walk the Inca trail
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China: Pre-Race Inspection: The Great Wall Of China
  • Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Win an international trip: Arriving In Nantes
  • Work at an American Summer camp


  • Be an extra in a movie
  • Be on a billboard
  • Get singing lessons (this terrifies me)