“This life is a short journey,” the author wrote. “How can you make sure you fill it with the most fun and that you visit all the coolest places on earth before you pack those bags for the very last time?”

Author, Dave Feeman, age 47, died Aug. 17 after falling and hitting his head at his home in Venice. Freeman, an advertising agency executive, who co-wrote “100 Things to Do Before You Die,” an adventure-seeking and often unconventional travel guide that personified the way he lived his life…..”

“On Sept. 11, 2001, he was eating breakfast in his sixth-floor New York co-op when the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. From the roof of his building, he saw the second plane crash into the south tower, just blocks away. Deeply affected by the terrorist attack, Freeman decided to move back to Los Angeles in 2002 to be near his family.”