The ULTIMATE Treasure Map

Ahoy Mateys!

I am a pirate and have a small obsession with money-


BUT! In my view, money is a means to an end!

-What end?

The end being freedom to be the very best pirate I can be!


-…a what?

A level 50 pirate…you know…like in a RPG…an epic level player?

-Uh huh. Hey Captain?


-Your geek is showing.


The main issue is, of course, that life is not set up like a role-playing game. I can’t see my stats, I can’t see my health, and I have no idea what level I am.

Health and stats can be tracked by figuring out fitness goals, but the level is somewhat trickier.

Solution: create my very own leveling system using real-world action goals!


Full Disclosure: I hijacked this idea from Steve Kamp’s Epic Quest of Awesome

Basically, it’s my bucket list of things I want to do! As I complete them I’ll earn 20 pts, and every 100 points I level up!

I am currently LEVEL 0 (60% toward LEVEL 1)

Most Recent Quest: Start a Blog

Completed Quests:

Pending Quests:

North America (Home Territory Quests)

Travel the Oregon Trail from start to finish
Sleep in a treehouse in Washington
Watch the Senate in Session
Visit Niagara Falls
Take a pic of a Mountie in Canada
See the Northern Lights in Alaska
Camp at the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Visit Hoover Dam
Ride a Moose in Canada
See Old Faithful at Yellowstone
Visit Hollywood studios
Be an extra in a Hollywood film
Go to the top of the Washington Monument
See a Cirque du Soliel show in Quebec
Ride the Gateway Arch elevator
Visit all 50 states and DC (Currently 22/51)
Surf in Hawaii
See San Francisco Gay Pride Parade

Central/ South America (Jungle Quests)

Attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
Go through the Panama Canal
Visit Machu Piccu in Peru
Visit Teotihuacan in Mexico
Visit the Easter Island Statues
Boat down the Amazon River
Visit Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Europe (Ancient City Quests)

Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland
Visit Lock Ness in Scotland
Take a bagpipe lesson in Scotland
Visit Stonehenge in England
Spend a night in a castle
Climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Visit the Palace of Versailles in France
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral in France
Go to Oktoberfest in Germany
Visit the Duomo in Florence, Italy
Ride a gondola in Venice
Visit the Parthenon in Greece
Visit the Louvre Museum
Visit the British Museum
Gamble in Monaco
Visit Buckingham Palace
Visit the BBC studios
Ride the London Eye
Ride the Chunnel Train

Africa (Desert Quests)

Visit the Pyramids in Egypt
Go on an African Safari
Ride an ostrich
Visit Madagascar
Ride a camel through the Sahara Desert
Visit Petra, Jordan
Go to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa

Far East (Hidden Temple Quests)

Attempt the Ninja Warrior course in Japan
Visit the Great wall of China
Visit the Taj Majal in India
Go to the Holi Festival or Diwali Festival in India
Ride the Trans-Siberian Railroad across Russia
Visit the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul
Ride a horse in Mongolia
Visit Red Square in Moscow
Go to the Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand
Visit the Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Ride an elephant in India

South Pacific (Water Quests)

Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
Visit 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
Visit Uluru – Ayer’s Rock
Visit the Australia Zoo and pay respects to Steve Irwin
Take a picture with a Kiwi bird
Learn how to throw a boomerang
Learn how to play a didgeridoo

Antarctica (Snow Quests)

Set foot on land
High-five a penguin

Personal Goals (Captain’s Quests)

Visit all 7 continents (currently 4/7)
Buy first home
Become a published author
Become a NYT Bestselling Author
Pilot an airplane
Start a charity that raises at least $1,000,000
Spend the afternoon as a busker on a street corner (guitar)
Foster a child
Top Surgery
Begin Testosterone
Grow a goatee
Have a Net Worth of $1,000,000
Buy a motorcycle
Start a blog  Complete 7/17/2015
Weigh 250 lbs
Weigh 200 lbs
Get to 20% body fat
Run a half-marathon
Run a marathon
Get name legally changed Complete 9/4/2015
Become a CC/CL in Toastmasters

Theme Park Goals (Fun Quests)

Go to Disneyland Complete 8/19/2015
Go to Hershey Park
Go to Dollywood
Go to Coney Island
Go to Six Flags Magic Mountain
Go to Six Flags New England
Go to Universal Studios Hollywood
Go to Kentucky Kingdom
Go to Carowinds
Go to Holiday World
Go to Silver Dollar City

Business Goals (Boss Quests)

Open my Bookstore
Get Income from Blog

Pirate Goals (Treasure Quests)

Become conversational in a second language
Become conversational in a third language
Become conversational in a fourth language
Obtain dual citizenship
Create and keep a WSHTF bag ready
Get a concealed handgun licence
Learn how to become a proficient locksmith
Learn to flip a coin along my knuckles
Learn to sail a sailboat

Bonus Goals (Repeat Quests – Worth 10 pts)

See a play on Broadway
Visit the Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island
Visit the Vatican
Visit the Collesium
Visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse in South Dakota
Go to Disney World
Visit Hobbiton in New Zealand
Fly completely around the world (in one direction)
Gamble in Las Vegas
Visit Westminister Abby
Visit the leaning tower of Pisa

Master Goals (INSANE Quests – Worth 100 pts)

Go into outer space
Be a TED talk speaker
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Compete in Ninja Warrior
Sail a Spanish Galleon
Design and build a pocket watch
Design and get full back tattoo


So that’s my list! A whole bunch of awesome stuff to see and do and the reasons I am saving money!

As time goes by, I will update the list with new quests I wish to go on and provide links to posts about my completed quests!

-This will take awhile.

Indeed! Looks like a darn good way to spend my next 50 years.

Until next time, avast ye scoundrels!

Photo Credit: Sperl’s Art Blog