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Travel bucket list

What's on yours?
11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #153130  
What's on your travel bucket list?

I don't mean general things like "go to Iceland", but more specific like "go ice climbing in Iceland" or "walk the Coast to Coast" instead of "go to England".

I have a very long travel bucket list which only gets longer as I keep reading other people's blogs... I'm going to need a 2 or 3 life-times to do everything but dreaming is free, right?

I only put things on my list that are actually feasible, so you won't see "Climb Everest" here because, as amazing as it sounds, it's never going to happen.

This is (part of) my list, in no particular order:

- Swim with a whale shark (Thailand?, Maldives?...)
- Climb Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
- Snorkel in Antarctica
- See the pyramids and Abu Simbel (Egypt)
- See the Northern (or Southern) lights
- Trek to see the gorillas (Uganda/Rwanda)
- Play with grey whales in Baja California (Mexico)
- Float on the Dead Sea (Israel)
- Sleep in a cave in Petra (Jordan)
- Dive in an aquarium
- Experience the Holi festival in India
- Ride the Trans-Mongolian train (Russia, Mongolia, China)
- Dive in the jelly fish lake (Palau)
- Sleep in an igloo
- Drive through the US coast to coast in a massive motor-home
- Eat sushi in Japan
- Spend St. Patrick's day in Ireland
- Trekking in Nepal
- Scuba dive with seals
- Ride the Orient Express from London to Venice

There are many more, but I think that's enough!! :o)

So... what's on your list??
[Edited: 2012 Mar 13 10:15 - denidax:44851 ]

[Edited: 2012 Mar 13 19:18 - denidax:44851 ]

[Edited: 2012 Mar 16 18:08 - denidax:44851 ]
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11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #153134  
Our list is nearly endless. But here are some things we are working on realising. The rest is for dreaming at the moment - and who knows, maybe sometimes dreams come true :-)

- multiday icetrekking on the inland icefiels in Chile (including sleeping on the ice)
- Rock climbing around El Chalten/Argentina, Namibia and Malaysia
- making the PADI and go diving in the Philippines
- go diving with dugongs
- go swimming with dolphins (we missed it in New Zealand due to bad weather)
- climb Aoraki/New Zealand
- climb Huascaran/Peru and Aconcagua/Chile
- crossing Africa with a jeep for 2-3 years
- visit the gorillas in Uganda
- work as a ranger in southern africa for some time
- heliski in Canada
- see the northern lights in Alaska
- Ride the Trans-Mongolian Train
- watch penguins in the antarctica
- dance to Reggae music in the caribean
- have ayurveda treatments in India
- island hopping in the pacific region

That was a short summary..... :-))))) Reply to this

11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #153135  
First of all, awesome topic!

Now on to the list.

Trek to see gorillas, Rwanda/Uganda
Dive Galapagos
Dive Truk Lagoon, Micronesia
Dive Easter Island (wanted to go the ever since seeing PA's pictures)
Horse riding/camping Whistler, Canada to see grizzly bears
Skydive Dubai (so I can get a picture with Palm island in the background)
Bran Castle (Dracula's castle) for Halloween
La Tomationa in Bunyol
Oktoberfest in Munich
Listen to jazz in New Orleans
Summit Kilimanjaro
Trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu (doing that this year)

I could literally spend hours writing a list if I had time but here are a few. Reply to this

11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 4 Msg: #153137  
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Ahh another endless one - if i could find a way to stop time flying past it would be so much longer but heres a few - and agree'd, great topic!

- Find a scrotum frog in Lake Titicaca
- Meet Sirocco the Kakapo and hope he treats my head better than he did Mark Carwardines.
- Watch the sunrise over Everest
- Watch the sun set over Easter Island
- See both Aurora Australis and Aurora Borealis
- Leap like a lemur with the Sifkas in Madagascar
- Bop around with Penguins on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica after following Mawsons footsteps.
- See the Gorillas
- Underground river in Mexico and Phillipines
- Dive with penguins
- Smoke hashish in Morocco (is that legal?)
- Marine Iguanas & Lonesome George in Galapagos
- Find a pangolin
- Kayak past hippos on the Okovango Delta & Crocs on the Amazon
- Ride a horse through cloud forest Costa Rica
- Drink rum all day sitting in Kingston Town Jamaica
- The cathedral made of bones
- Skull caves in PNG and Solomon Islands
- Buy baguette, cheese etc from local markets in Marsaille, eat sittin staring at the harbour
- Eat at a michellin 5 star restaurant in Paris in the springtime..how cliched
- Stand on the teeny bit of patagonian coast I own with a conservation trust and see southern right whales and elephant seals.
- Listen to Michelle Shocked CD in Anchorage Alaska.

Oh and i have a whole other under the sea bucket list 😊
[Edited: 2012 Mar 13 13:49 - littlewing:163970 ]
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11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #153143  
That's a fun one...

Well, for one, I've been blessed enough to do a lot already in my own bucket list...so the list is actually getting shorter for me...and I have to start to be creative if I want to keep it endless....

I actually divide my bucket in two parts....what I plan to try to do in the next two to three years...even if it's not going to happen...and than...what will come later...maybe...

The first list is either in the planing, or already booked...if things go as scheduled obviously...

In the diving world...diving on a liveaboard in Socorro, diving Fakarava and Rangiora with the sharks...but also PNG, Puerto Madryn, the whales of Tonga in August (free diving), Mergui Archipelago, Fernando de Noronhga in Brazil,...that should keep me happy...

On land...doing the Canyons with Leslie and Tiffany...plus Matchu Pichu with them (did it twice)...and see their face on their first Disney Cruise...

What I still really need to make time to visit...Mali, Madagascar, Bhutan...and obviously all the Stans...plus the polar bears out of Churchill....

What is planned, but not in 2012...the trans-manchurian with Leslie and Tiffany...and getting around the Balkans properly...and oh yes...it's time to get to Ukraine for some discoveries (you can laugh!)...

And what I really want...is to be face to face diving with a Great White out of Protea in SA....they saw it three times last year....that's a dream!

It's funny to see that soon it will be 5 years that I'm on TB....a lot has happened since...did a small count, and blogged on 83 countries... Reply to this

11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 6 Msg: #153144  
Oh my - where to start! The beauty of lists like this is to see how they change and evolve as you get older and cross things off. I found a "things to do in my life" list I had to write as part of a school assignment when I still a young teenager and (unsurprisingly) 30%!o(MISSING)f ALL the goals I had for myself in life were travel related. Right up there with learn how to drive, own a dog and have a career. Ha!

Leading the current travel list:

- take a photo of St. Basil's Cathedral (that has one been on the list since I was ~10 years old)
- soak in an Icelandic hot-spring
- spend a night in an ice hotel
- bike through the lavender fields of Provence
- shop for spices in Morocco
- ride the Trans-Mongolian railway (and sleeping in a yurt in Mongolia)
- see the Northern Lights (not picky about where - supposed you could see them in Seattle last week, but I wasn't there, and the weather didn't cooperate - dang!)
- relax on a beach in the S. Pacific (hopefully in the works)
- snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef (wish I knew how/wasn't so afraid of diving - maybe "dive somewhere" should also be on the list)
- see the Pyramids of Giza
- trek to Machu Pichu

This does not take into account things I want to eat and where, because that is, in fact, a much, much longer list and includes almost anything, and is just shy of everything.

And for some of the ones I've crossed of:
- hike the Grand Canyon (in and out, successfully - hurray!)
- watch the sunrise from inside Stonehenge
- take a road trip (across the U.S/Canada)

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11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 7 Msg: #153147  
I'm loving your lists, guys!!!

There seem to be some things most of us have in common, like seeing the northern lights or ride the trans-siberian/mongolian train

Stephanie/Andras... please reconsider about the scuba diving: I was really scared at first an it took me 6 days to complete my PADI open water (when it normally takes 3)... I was scared of the breathing, the sharks, etc... but it's totally worth it!!!!!

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11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 8 Msg: #153160  
Our future hopes and dreams include:

Seeing the penguins in Anatartica
Trans-Siberian railway
Biking across Canada
Seeing the polar bears in Churchill Manitoba
Dog Sledding & Northern lights viewing (some where North)
Hiking in Patagonia (Chile/Argentina)
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11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 9 Msg: #153162  
Oh, thought of a few more:

- swim in a bioluminescent bay (although I might have "missed the boat" on this one as swimming has since been banned in the one I know best - Vieques Island, Puerto Rico)
- (from Andras) take a cruise. I agree - this might be fun. Not our typical style of travel, but definitely a "travel experience" that would be enjoyable to try at least once.

@Deni and Dax - I want to want to learn to dive... The dive waters I've had access to are the pitch black, frigid waters of the north Pacific teeming with dangerous strangle-hold seaweed (and other beautiful things, supposedly). So I guess I'm less afraid of diving, and more afraid of not being able to see through deep water and of getting tangled-up in a kelp forest. I never even considered sharks! Ha. But from the envy-producing photos the TB divers produced, I can see it must be a much different experience in the warmer, clear waters. Reply to this

11 years ago, March 13th 2012 No: 10 Msg: #153163  
Yes, it does make a different if the water is warm and clear... the coldest place I've ever dived was Majorca, and even there the water was over 25 degrees! :o) Reply to this

11 years ago, March 14th 2012 No: 11 Msg: #153170  
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Hike to the top of Mount Roraima and Parakupá Vená (Angel falls)

Watching the sun set on Ofu beach, sleeping on the sand under the stars and awake to the sunrise.

Hammocking in the Seychelles

Mali (Dogon Country, Timbuktu, the Great Mosque in Djénné)

Watching the Packers win the SuperBowl at Lambeau Field

Hike the rainforests of Irian Jaya/Papua New Guinea

Island hopping around the Moluccas (The Spice Islands)

Kayaking in amongst the icebergs of Greenland

Meeting Moloka’I – the missing piece

BASE jumping off a cliff in Norway!
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11 years ago, March 14th 2012 No: 12 Msg: #153178  
I've actually managed to nail a few of mine already but the more I do, the more I find... off the top of my head though...

Galapagos cruise and dive.

Visit Easter Island

Visit Petra, Jordan

Trek around Patagonia

Self drive around Banff and Jasper National Parks, Canada

Drive Coast to Coast across the USA.

Complete our circumnavigation of Australia - Drove Perth to Sydney via the Top End a few years ago and was supposed to be doing the rest right now, but alas, a bad choice in vehicle left us touring just Western Australia, still we're having a blast and it's so so beautiful it's no great loss.

BASE jump off something...

Swim with Whale sharks

Go diving with my two sons when they're old enough...

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11 years ago, March 14th 2012 No: 13 Msg: #153210  
Wow! Where do we start...(its a bit late at night for me to remember everything but here's a sample)

- Ride the trans Mongolian
- Sleep in a Mongolian yurt
- Stay in the ice hotel
- See the Northern lights
- Cruise Antarctica
- Swim with whale sharks
- Walk the Tongariro crossing in NZ (it was closed when we were there)
- Road trip the USA (ideally on a motorbike)
- Gaze at St Basil's
- Eat at the Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, UK
- See polar bears
- Visit the Moais on Easter Island
- Dive the blue hole, Belize
- Safari in Africa
- See the pyramids at Giza
- Trek the the gorillas in Rwanda
- Chill out/snorkel in the Maldives
- Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal
- See the bears in Canada

...Ummm, I could go on all night, so much to do so little time/money! Its good to dream though Reply to this

11 years ago, March 15th 2012 No: 14 Msg: #153243  
Hmmmm - this is interesting! Definitly some common themes guys 😊

My bucketlist for the next 10 years which involves dragging along 2 kids under 10 and a hubby who isnt that keen on being out of his depth are...

See the pyramids in Egypt
Take my mum to England - she would love all the stuff she knows and has grown up with.
Take my mum to Gallipoli for Anzac Day - again, something she believes in and would love
Attend a test match in India
Attend Hong Kong 7's
Live in the Carribean (Barbados?) for a few months
Take the kids to the US - perhaps Florida. It is so so child friendly - they would be delighted.
And visit any/all/one of the pacific islands. It is right next door and yet somewhere i've never been - seems strange!

Luckily pre kids i managed to do quite a few on the lists above but what i'd really love to do is the Inca Trail and Galapago Islands but not sure the kids could do it...maybe when theyre older....
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11 years ago, March 15th 2012 No: 15 Msg: #153263  
The "Bucket List" is one of my favorite movies, not so much for where Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman visit, but for the friendship they develop and the ultimate lesson that they learned. (Note: For those who wish to climb the Mount Everest used in the movie, it was filmed at a much lower altitude near Arapahoe Basin, just west of Denver. But I don't think that will count for climbing Mt. Everest!).

Like Maisondubonheur I will have to divide my list into the near term and the longer term. In the near term, I am trying to complete visits to 100 countries, so those trips are already planned. On those trips, I will only do a couple "bucket list" items:
- visit some South Seas Islands
- tour the Sydney harbour
- trek some of the easier trails of New Zealand
- visit Machu Pichu
- sail around Cape Horn
- walk the walls of Dubrovnik

In the long term I would love to do some overland trips including the Silk Road from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to Xian, China; then on to Beijing to walk the Great Wall and see the Forbidden City; returning to Europe by way of the Trans-Mongolian Railroad; and from Zanzibar to Cape Town.

I note that my list doesn't involve many adventurous activities. I tend to like to see places and talk to people, so walking is about the extent of my doing. Reply to this

11 years ago, March 16th 2012 No: 16 Msg: #153282  
What an interesting topic. there are so many that comes to my mind when it comes to having travel bucket list. So I'll just include these few wishes for now 😊
Here goes my list 😊

Scuba Diving in Maldives
Ski Diving in New Zealand
Surfing in Hawaii
See The Pyramids in Egypt
Visit all of the 7 wonders within a month
Swimming with Dolphins / Whales / Seals
Mountain Trekking in Himalayas or the Alps
Experience the awesome dead sea in Israel
Visit The Sydney Opera House in Australia
See The Statue of Liberty in NYC, USA
Visit the Grand Canyons in USA

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11 years ago, March 16th 2012 No: 17 Msg: #153291  
It's quite hard to answer this I think since every year there seems to be something new added on my bucket list. Interesting tho, anyways here's my bucket list so far (Some I've checked off already)

*Hang glide in Rio de Jeneiro (overlooking Christ the redeemer)
*Experience Angkor Wat(Cambodia)
*Bungee in the 3rd of the tallest Bungee (New Zealand)
*Ride the Camel all the way to Petra (Jordan)
*See the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Territories (Canada)
*Do a road trip all across Canada
*Ride the Gondola and kiss a guy while I'm on it (Venice)
*Trek Machu Pichu (Peru)
*Climb the Mount Everest Base Camp (Nepal)
*Walk beside a cow on the city street (Inida)
*Take an amazing photo of the Taj Mahal (India)
*Camp in a tipi or whatever they're called in the middle of nowhere (Mongolia)
*Stay in the Ice Hotel
*Smoke a joint in Amsterdam
*Smoke a joint in every country I visit
*See the Glaciers (Antartica)
*To stand right at the southern most tip of the world, Tierra del Fuego (Argentina)
*take a wacky photo in the Salt lakes (Bolivia)
*See the famous pyramids (Egypt)
*Ride an elephant (Thailand)
* Climb Mount kilamanjaro
*Have a kung fu pose photo at the Forbiddien City (China)
*Attend the Full Moon party (Thailand)
*Party it up in Ibiza (Spain)

and the list goes on and on and on....
* Visit all the 7 wonders of the world
*Visit all the 7 ancient wonders of the world Reply to this

11 years ago, March 16th 2012 No: 18 Msg: #153293  
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some mine and some suggestions:
working on a ranch in Arizona
drive through the US coast to coast in a massive motor-home
tour Iceland with dogde ram 4X4
see the Northern Lights
trekking in Nepal
see grizzly bears in Canada
go on the ice of Alaska sled dogs
listen to jazz in New Orleans
go swimming with dolphins
see the pyramids
eat sushi in Japan
take a safari in Africa
go riding in Petra
trekking in the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
watch the sunrise over Everest
ride the Orient Express
see the national rugby in New Zeland
sleep in an igloo
Ride the Trans-Mongolian Train
watch penguins in the antarctica
sail around Cape Horn
bon voyage..to all!! Reply to this

11 years ago, March 20th 2012 No: 19 Msg: #153512  
I have never actually written it out and seeing this topic I will do this over the next 3 months...hold me to it fellow Travel Bloggers. Reply to this

11 years ago, March 28th 2012 No: 20 Msg: #153860  
What a great topic for me to read whilst sitting at work!

I will share with you all my top 5 - which I will hopefully achieve in 2013 (my next planned trip)

1. See the birds of paradise in PNG
2. Surf the islands of Western Sumatra
3. Get to the Banda Islands
4. Dive Tubbutaha reef
5. Swim in the Jelly Fish lake in Palau

I have many more but these are the 5 I want to do next year. Maybe it would be good to discuss the ones you have already ticked off the list...? Reply to this

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