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“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

These quotes pretty much sum up my perspective on travel. As far as I can remember, I’ve always had this urge to explore. Below are the countries and places I want to visit, followed by a list of the top 20 activities I feel I must do before I kick the bucket (in no particular order):

Visit every continent, particularly the following countries/destinations:

  • Europe: The Balkans, France (08/2018), Spain (11/2021), Germany (07/2021), Austria (02/2018), Italy
  • Middle East: Turkey (03/2013), Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Iran, UAE (11/2015), Qatar (10/2016)
  • Africa: South Africa (03/2016), Egypt, Morocco, Kenya/Tanzania
  • Asia: Tibet, Xinjiang, India (02/2014), Burma, Cambodia (02/2018), Laos, Vietnam, Philippines
  • Oceania: Australia (02/2015), New Zealand, French Polynesia
  • North America: Quebec City (09/2015), Montreal (09/2015), Toronto (07/2013), Chicago (11/2013)
  • South America: Buenos Aires, Santiago (05/2017), Rio De Janiero
  • Antarctica

Do the following:

  1. Travel overland from Cape Town to Cairo
  2. Travel overland from London to Hanoi
  3. Travel overland from Hanoi to Singapore
  4. Travel overland from Bogota to Buenos Aires
  5. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
  6. Walk the Camino de Santiago
  7. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  8. Trek to Everest Base Camp (10/2016)
  9. Trek in Torres del Paine (06/2017)
  10. Visit the ruins at Machu Picchu
  11. Gaze up at the Northern Lights
  12. Hike Kilimanjaro
  13. See the Moai on Easter Island
  14. Wander around Ankor Wat (02/2018)
  15. Visit the Taj Mahal (02/2014)
  16. Stand next to Christ the Redeemer
  17. Roadtrip across America (12/2019)
  18. Visit the Grand Canyon (11/2016)
  19. See the Pyramids of Giza

***last updated 02 January 2022***