Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness
– Mark Twain
Maybe I’ll do a little experiment one day and make a tally every time I think about traveling, though I don’t know if there’s enough paper for that. My daydreams include one way plane tickets and misty mountain sunrises. I’ve got the travel bug, and I’ve got it bad. So many places to go, so little time.
I’ve created my own travel bucket list, specifically countries. Hopefully I can start crossing them out soon.
In no particular order:
If I were completely honest, I could make this list simple and just say everywhere. Every country, every continent. At least once. It’s actually not impossible (read about the amazing woman who actually did it. Yep, you read that right. Every country.), but improbable. I’m a dreamer, and always will be, but some sort of realism keeps me from completely floundering. Of course this list isn’t complete, will probably never be complete, and is always going to change.
I would never be totally opposed to going back to countries like France, Scotland, England, and Hungary. Budapest is already calling me to schedule another visit. Maybe I’ll even walk down memory lane one day and visit the tiny town I call my French home. Who knows? Some places click and some don’t. Cities I thought I would love didn’t seem to agree with me, while others that came from a split second decision ended up being some of the best trips of my life. That’s just travel.
Travel bucket lists are popular – and for good reason. Check out where I got my inspiration from by reading Josie Arana’s awesome travel bucket list. The Telegraph posted a cool article this summer rather morbidly titled the ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do before you die. But hey, it’s the truth.
The first time I made this travel list, it ended up becoming a full fledged backpacking itinerary within about 2 hours. Talk about getting sidetracked. Even though I’m not traveling as much as I was a few months ago, these lists don’t depress me; they make me excited for a future that has yet to come.
On a totally unrelated (yet somewhat related) note, is it possible to get to Antarctica if you’re not a scientist? BRB – going to be doing some extensive Google sleuthing.
Everyone’s got to have a travel bucket list. What’s on yours?