Travel Goals

Travel Goals

Ok, so “travel goals” is really just another way of saying “bucket list”.

I find these days there seems to be lots of people who for various reasons have an aversion to the term “bucket list”. So I thought I’d use a different term so as to satisfy all of my audience, regardless of which side of the fence they sit on.

Unfortunately for me I have expensive tastes and many of the goals on my bucket list are not very affordable for the money conscious traveller. Some of them I won’t be rushing out to tick off until I’m earning a better living (or a travel company wants to offer me an all expenses paid press trip). Like most travellers, there are actually thousands of places I want to visit and things I want to do before I kick the bucket, but I’m not going to name them all here… here are my top 30:

    1. Watch the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, Tanzania
    2. Get dive certified in Koh Tao, Thailand
    3. Take a cruise to south of the Antarctic Circle and see the Gentoo Penguins
    4. Visit the Moai statues on Easter Island
    5. Go skiing in the Canadian Rockies
    6. See the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Northern Scandinavia and stay in the Ice Hotel
    7. Live in Paris (and not leave until I can speak fluent French)
    8. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway of California
    9. Dive the Cenotes in Mexico
    10. Take a hot air balloon ride over Bagan in Myanmar
    11. Swim with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia
    12. Discover the Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia
    13. Sail the Adriatic Sea
    14. Get up close to an Orangutan in Borneo (March 2012)
    15. Heli-skiing in New Zealand
    16. Cruise the Galapagos Islands
    17. Trek through the Sahara Desert on a camel (Lawrence of Arabia style)
    18. Volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand
    19. Experience La Tomatina in Valencia, Spain (the worlds biggest food fight is an absolute must for a nomadic foodie!)
    20. Do a rooftop bar hop in New York City
    21. Chill out in the Maldives (before it disappears underwater)
    22. See the Iguazu Falls in Argentina
    23. Visit the Taktsan (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery in Bhutan
    24. Relax on a beach in the Seychelles
    25. Discover the charm of Marseille
    26. Skydive over Dubai
    27. Go skiing in Kashmir
    28. Visit Machu Picchu (isn’t this one on everyone’s bucket list?)
    29. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
    30. Go to a yoga retreat in Bali or India (July 2013)

I keep this page updated during my travels, checking off my goals as and when I achieve them. Feel free to re-visit and follow my journey or subscribe to receive email updates as they happen!

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