Well, I feel like the most fortunate person on this planet these past 2 months. Not only did I get ...
Last week, I made a list of countries I have been fortunate to visit on this planet. While I’m very much a home body and creature of routine, I do enjoy traveling. There’s so much emotional and creative enrichment in seeing different places and experiencing different cultures and ways of life. Looking back, the 19 countries I’ve been to have been such important chapters in my life.
But it would be nice to visit more places. Here’s a list of my top choices of where I’d like to go…
Most of Asia (especially China, Japan and Thailand): I’ve never stepped foot anywhere in Asia. It seems so distant from my European heritage and North American upbringing. I know that it would be a true adventure. I’m also a nut for history and architecture so that would be a treat to experience there.
Africa (especially Kilimanjaro): Again, never stepped a foot in Africa. Climbing Kilimanjaro would be amazing because it’s more about hiking (which I love) instead of climbing (which does not intrigue me). Many places in North Africa also fascinate me…Morocco, Tunisia and of course, to see the pyramids in Egypt.
South America (especially Chile and Argentina): I’ve heard wonderful things about Buenos Aries and the landscape of Chile looks amazing. Spending some time in the rainforest in the north also would be a treat.
UK farther afield: Been to London a couple of times and love that city. But too much Downton Abbey and movies over the years entices me to also want to see the rolling hills and countryside. Would love to do some hiking or a biking tour of Ireland or Scotland.
Great Barrier Reef, Australia: Been in the outback but not the Gold Coast. To see the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef before climate change gobbles it up would be something special.
Various National Parks, USA (and Canada): While I’ve had a chance to see many parts of the US, to spend time hiking in some of their majestic national parks like Yellowstone or Yosemite would be a thrill. And many of our Canadian national parks would also be nice to experience.
Yikes, I can think of more places than just this! So many great places yet so little time (and $$$:)). I don’t think I’ll ever be one of those very few individuals that have visited every country in the world, but I’m sure I’ll get a chance to expand on my number 19 in due time and have fun doing so!
What’s at the top of your travel bucket list?