I’ve been compiling a mental list of I wanna go there/ do that for years, and it grows whenever I become absorbed by a captivating travel article or social media post! With the New Year approaching it finally dawned on me to get some order into my life and write these things down. I realise that for each item I tick off, another 3 places will probably get added, but I think it’s still a worthwhile effort.

The first thing I noticed when it came to putting virtual pen to paper, was how fortunate I have already been to tick off some truly once-in-a-lifetime ‘big ticket’ items:

  • An African safari – Tanzania 2014 (Honeymoon part 2)
  • See the Northern Lights from within the Artic Circle – Abisko Sweden 2012
  • Snorkel around The Galapagos Islands – 2012
  • Hike the Inca trail to Machu Picchu – 2012
  • Visit Venice before it sinks – 2013 (Honeymoon part 1)
  • Kayak in Phang Nga Bay, Thailand – 2012
  • See Yellowstone National Park’s volcanos – 2014

So here is my [current] Bucket List, in no particular order:

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Hike The 210-mile John Muir trail through California’s Sierra mountains – and maybe over time attempt to complete the entire state’s Pacific Crest Trail, piece-by-piece.
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Take a road trip around northern Iceland and see Humpback whales
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Venture into the Alaskan wilderness during summer – well Denali National Park at least!
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Ride the Rocky Mountaineer through the Canadian Rockies to Jasper and Banff
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Visit the backcountry of Glacier National Park (hopefully without seeing a grizzly bear!)
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Journey to Antarctica to see icebergs, glaciers, and the resident penguins
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Tour Chile, including Santiago, Patagonia, and Torres del Paine National Park
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Hike The Wave in Arizona
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Discover the Norwegian fjords by sea
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Snorkel in the corals off French Polynesia
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Road trip Italy’s Amalfi Coast, including seeing Pompeii

 

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Return to complete Colorado’s Four Pass Loop trail – long story, but I intend to write a blog post about our failed attempt in Sep 2017!

I always love receiving personal recommendations, so I’d be grateful to hear any ideas you may have.

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