My Travel Bucket List

Carnival in Venice, Italy

Watching the movie The Bucket List with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson got me thinking.  The film, about two terminally ill men who make wish lists of things they want to do before ‘kicking the bucket’ inspired me.  Although I have been fortunate to have traveled a lot (over thirty countries), there are still so many places I want to visit or travel experiences I want to have.  So I created my own ‘Travel Bucket List.’

  • Spend a day learning the art of making cheese from a Swiss cheese maker
  • Stay on a houseboat on one of the canals in the Netherlands
  • Dress in a floor length gown and waltz at one of the balls in Vienna during the Imperial ball season
  • Attend the historic and famous Italian horse race, the Palio di Siena, in Italy
  • Stay in a French chateau
  • Attend a masked ball in Venice during Carnival season
  • Enjoy the steam and the architecture in the Gellért Baths in Budapest
  • Attend a polo match in Argentina
  • Stay the weekend in a cabin among birch trees at one of Finland’s almost 200,000 lakes
  • Rent a boat and sail from island to island in Greece
  • Take a horseback riding trip through northern Portugal
  • Audit a class at Oxford University
  • View the colorful processions, floats and costumes of Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Chile
  • Watch the Northern Lights in Norway

What’s on your Travel Bucket List?

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