Creating a Travel Bucketlist

Some trips are planned, others just happen. Whether it's an on-a-whim getaway, attending a destination wedding or doing charity work abroad, impromptu trips are fun and exhilarating. Half my trips fall into the planned category, the other half into the impromptu category. There is a time and place for both. An exercise which can help focus our travel, is to create a bucket list---or list of places we want to see and activities we want to do in our lifetime. Travel planning is a good exercise because it forces us to think about where we want to go and why in advance, so when the opportunity comes up, we can take off!

Here is my Travel Bucket List.  What's yours?

  1. stay in a glass-bottom, over-water hut in french polynesia
  2. snorkel the great barrier reef and visit fraser island in australia [partly done & would do more]
  3. bungee jump and sheer a sheep in new zealand
  4. do a safari in africa [done & would do again]
  5. learn to kite-board in the dominican republic or somewhere hot
  6. take a spontaneous trip: as in decide on fri, leave on sat to hawaii for a weekend [done]
  7. ski in the alps
  8. go on royal caribbean's oasis or allure of the seas ships: zipline over the top deck and surf on the flowrider
  9. do a jungle trek up machu picchu [done]
  10. sip coffee, learn spanish and dance in buenos aires
  11. travel everywhere in italy [partly done, a lot to go]
  12. see brazil's rainforest
  13. stay at the one&only in mauritius
  14. go dolphin-watching in the maldives
  15. island-hop in the seychelles
  16. rent a scooter in greece
  17. go on a summer whitewater rafting trek in Northern Canada
  18. mush a dog sled
  19. climb part of the great wall of china
  20. spend a romantic day in paris - toasting champagne at the top of the eiffel tower & kissing under bridges on a seine tour [partly done]
  21. tour south east asia
  22. marvel at the architecture and design & partake in public saunas in scandinavia
  23. visit wineries in bordeaux
  24. taste more wine in napa [done & would like to go back]
  25. visit wineries in BC's okanagan [done, but would like to go back]
  26. visit wineries in washington and oregon
  27. skate at rockefeller & watch the rockettes in NYC
  28. stay in an ice hotel during quebec's carnaval
  29. sit in a thermal bath in iceland
  30. spend canada day in Ottawa and tour the maritimes [done, but much more to see]
  31. attend the following euro festivals: San Fermin, Tomatina and Oktoberfest
  32. see the pyramids and sphinx in Egypt
  33. float in the dead sea
  34. see alaska
  35. watch the aurora borealis from canada's north
  36. visit the following areas in cali: pismo beach, la jolla, coronado beach, mission beach
  37. storm watch at tofino's wickaninnish inn
  38. visit these hidden tropical hideaways