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Jack Archer

Here’s a whole bunch of things to add to your to-do list. Whether it’s jumping out of a moving airplane or writing hand-written letters to those who’ve made a major impact on your life, most gents will hopefully get inspired by a few of these…

– Start a business at some point, even if it’s just a side gig.

– Learn to fly an airplane.

– Coach a youth sport.

– Own your dream car, pay cash. Debt and payments make something seriously less fun.

– Buy a plane ticket on the same day it takes off. Go somewhere spontaneous.

– Buy a nice watch, pass it down to your son when he turns 18.

– Go to the Super Bowl once.

– Go to the World Series once.

– Go to the World Cup once.

– Learn a martial art.

– Visit every continent, Antarctica optional.

– Get a suit custom made for you.

– Join the mile high club.

– Write hand-written notes to those who’ve impacted your life in serious ways.

– Improve your diet and fitness, get a 6 pack. Keep it for at least a few months.

– Learn to play an instrument decently well.

– Learn the ins-and-outs of wine, actually know what you’re talking about.

– Play golf at a legendary course.

– Build a treehouse for your kids.

– Attend the Olympic games.

– Take a bartending class, making a good drink is more impressive than you think.

– Learn how to ride a motorcycle.

– Have one hobby that you’re known for.

– Attend a Cirque du Soleil Show.

– Get a straight razor shave.

– Go sky diving.

– Go bungee jumping.

– Go skinny dipping.

РSolve a Rubik’s Cube.

– Start collecting something that fascinates you. Coins, antiquates, old baseball cards, art, etc.

– Visit every stadium in the league of your favorite sport. NFL, MLB, etc.

– Race a car on a track.

– Attend the Monaco Grand Prix.

– Own a boat, entertain with it often.

– Be a mentor to someone.

– Get ridiculously good at chess.

– Learn to cook something incredible, make it your “specialty dish.”

– Write a hand-written love letter to your significant other.

– Donate anonymously.

– Come up with an idea for an iPhone app and actually make it.

– See a blockbuster movie release at a midnight showing on opening day.

– Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Germany.

– Quit a job you hate and do something you love.

– Go to a gun range.

– Live in a major city for at least a few years.

– Fly in a private jet without Instagram-ing it.

– Run a marathon.

– Go scuba diving in dangerous waters.

– Own a tuxedo that fits you perfectly and make sure you never grow out of it.

– Throw a wild party with at least 500 guests.

– Vacation in a place without internet for at least a week.

– Leave an obnoxiously nice tip when a server or bartender really impresses you.

– Travel around the world and see all the major landmarks in person.

Lead photo via GQ.