When You Realize You Do Have a Travel Bucket List

I really want to visit Antarctica. And Greenland.  Also Iceland.  I’d also really love to visit Holland, Azerbaijan, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Britain, and Tahiti. And how can I forget New Zealand?! This doesn’t count as a travel bucket list, does it?

But wait, there’s more!

I also want to visit Chile, Belize, Bonaire, Peru, Italy, and really high on the list is Greece. On top of that, whenever I read a blog post about a destination, I want to visit the place! Thank you, Cook Islands, Israel, and Mongolia. In fact, the Cook Islands and Mongolia are also high up on my wish list.

A picture of an iceberg in the ocean. Antarctica is on my travel bucket list!

Image courtesy of pixabay.com, artist name: robynm. Look at this. Even though I don’t love cold, I love these landscapes!

I don’t have a bucket list or “100 things I want to do before I turn (insert age here).” Except, maybe I do. It seems, in fact,  that I just might have a travel bucket list.

This dawned on me today as I perused Facebook and saw the official Facebook pages for Chile, Greenland, the US Virgin Islands, and so forth in my feed. There are so many places I hope to visit in my lifetime. Some of those places are epic and expensive adventures, like visiting Antarctica.

In the past, I’ve wanted to do a lot of traveling and I didn’t do it. I did manage to visit Grand Cayman Island, Jamaica, and France. But I desperately wanted to visit several other places in Europe and never took that step.

A beautiful stained glass photo, in this post about having (or not having) a bucket list.

Stained glass, from a hacienda chapel in Mexico.

Big steps

While I only recently started considering living in another country, that is about to happen! I’m so excited – there will be so many different and amazing things just within driving distance.  I fully intend to fly to some places in Mexico, too. It’s a huge and beautiful country and this is my chance to explore as much of it as possible.

Travel bucket list of convenience

Does it count if you add things to your bucket list because they are convenient? Yes!

Sometimes, when you live close to something awesome, you may procrastinate on visiting. It’s always there. I do that all the time in Ohio. There are many cool things within easy driving distance and I’ve not seen even half of them. One of them is called Serpent Mound. I’ve known about it forever and I’ve not visited!

My husband really wants to visit Mexico City for the Day of the Dead festivities. I told him we should do it this year. Why? So we get to see it! So we don’t procrastinate and then realize we are moving back to the USA without ever having attended!

Okay, maybe I do have what could be considered a bucket list. I’m not calling it that, though! It’s merely a collection of places I would like to visit in my lifetime. There’s nothing bucket-y about that!

What have you procrastinated about and then missed out on? Do you have a “bucket list”?


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