BootsnAll Travel Network



My travel bucket list: Everyone else is doing it so why can’t I?

It’s not news to anyone that I like to travel, that I plan trips months in advance.  It’s what keeps me going; I can’t help it.  Some folks think I have traveled extensively – and I have.  I’m not ungrateful for the trips I have taken; however, there is still so much of this world that I want to see!  When I think about certain trips or destinations, my thoughts are always followed up with, “Yeah, I’ll get there someday….”  But what if I don’t?  What if I run out of time?  What if life really gets in the way?  I was thinking about that the other day and it really depressed me.  It’s not the fact that I haven’t been to some places already, but that I may not get to experience them at all.  On a related note, I have been seeing a lot written lately about “bucket lists” as they pertain to travel – places that people must see before they die (or “kick the bucket”).  It got me to thinking about my own bucket list.  Do I dare compile such a list, put it in writing?  I’m afraid it’s going to be really long!  And what if I don’t make it to all these places?!  Nevertheless, here it goes:

1 – Spend at least one month in Calabria and at least one month in the area around Napoli to explore and learn about my family’s roots.

2 – Go to Bhutan.

3 – Go fly-fishing in Mongolia.

4 – Go to Argentina and visit vineyards, drink lots of malbec, listen to tango music, and just take it all in.  (Side note:  Argentina is my current travel obsession.)

5 – Return to Africa.  At the top of my list to visit in Africa are Mozambique, Ethiopia, and South Africa.

6 – See Dry Tortugas National Park

7 – Travel around Scandinavia.  I’ve been obsessed with the region, specifically Norway, since I was a young girl.

8 – Visit Isle Royale National Park.

9 – Go to Alaska, and not via cruise ship if I can help it.

10 – Western Canada, namely Banff and Vancouver.

11 – ICELAND

12 – Finally make it to Glacier National Park

I think that about covers it.  Of course, all of the above will be in addition to returning to Yellowstone with my daughter and then taking her to Disney World… Oh dear, I see another list in the making.

What’s on your bucket list?

Posted by Francesca



Tags: , ,

8 Responses to “My travel bucket list: Everyone else is doing it so why can’t I?”

  1. frank says:

    if your buyin im flyin!!!

  2. Francesca says:

    You got it, little brother!

  3. I have my bucket list also, but my bucket is getting alittle shaky right now.
    My list as follows:

    I would like to go to Boston, all along the east coast.(Oh wait, I am leaving next Saturday.
    Ok lets start again.

    Naples, Italy ( O my I going in March.

    Here is the places I would like to go before the bucket is kicked.

    Seattle
    Alaska in the summer
    Spain
    Greece

    Maybe New York City.

    Okay I hope I make all those trips.

  4. Laura says:

    Interesting choices for your bucket list. As for my own bucket list, I’ll have to think about it, as right now I feel like putting the whole world in my bucket :)

  5. peach says:

    oh wow, where do i start?

    the ones that come to mind today are:

    India-this is a “before i have kids” bucket list

    Multiple day boat trip in Turkey

    Trans-Siberian Rail adventure

    Africa-general, i know. top countries on my list: Egypt, Sengal, Morocco,…everywhere

    any island hopping…

    Now I’m going to be thinking of this all day :)

  6. Serenity says:

    Hey new friend! I love Twitter for helping me find people like you. And I love this post. I remember – vividly – a moment in life when I realized there were all these places I just assumed I would travel to one day and then realized I had to actually do something about it if that was going to be the case! I was so happy this spring when I crossed New York City off the bucket list (and added it to the list of places I want to make a friend and not just visit once). Top of my list now is Prince Edward Island. Your list is amazing! Here’s to making it happen!

  7. George says:

    Hi,

    This is a wonderful blog! It was a very good read.

    I was wondering if you would be interested in guest blogging on my blog. It is a collection of my travels and the travels of my guests. If you scan the site you can see that now almost 100% of the posts are from guests. Lately I’ve been finding many people interested in guest posting.

    Included in your post will be a link to your website using whatever anchor text or key words you wish and a description of your site (if you choose to include one.)

    The blog (OnetravelBloggers.com) contains hundreds of great stories from travelers who love to share their journey with the world…

    So if you are interested in being a guest, please let me know.

    Send me an Email:
    gchristodoulou(-at-)OneTravel(-dot-)com

  8. Luann Potts says:

    I have my bucket list also, but my bucket is getting alittle shaky right now. My list as follows: I would like to go to Boston, all along the east coast.(Oh wait, I am leaving next Saturday. Ok lets start again. Naples, Italy ( O my I going in March. Here is the places I would like to go before the bucket is kicked. Seattle Alaska in the summer Spain Greece Maybe New York City. Okay I hope I make all those trips.

Leave a Reply