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I spoke with my heart surgeon a few years ago and we spoke bucket list this was after my third open heart surgery (aortic dissection). I was sadden, then I thought hell Huck Finn ain't got nothing on me!

Adventure city here I come! Weeks later sitting at home recovering and thinking. My, My bucket list

consists of everything and everyone here around me.I traveled a short bit, and the only happy place as most do know is always returning home. So hey! I tossed that bucket, cause soon I'll have to kick-it. Ha! I created a platter to where everybody around me communicates happiness highs & low's. So this is where I'll be. Call it Happyville or call me stupid, but I ain't budging a bit!

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That was my first time out of the country,my mother died in 2014 took a lot out of me.Before she died she asked me what i wanted to do i told her i wanted to travel the world.She said go for it and i am,it hard because im on disability.I will see what happens

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Yes i have a travel bucket list did London and Paris in may.Next i would love to go to Rome

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That is a pretty good start but there is so much more, so much world out there and not enough time. Still left on the bucket list for me is going out on a motorized wheeled overnight "train" on the sea ice of Hudson Bay, Canada, to observe and interact with the polar bears in their own habitat.  And for my wife, the top item on her bucket list now  is to go on a wildlife safari in Africa. At ages 79 and 74, I don't know if we'll be able to do either, but we can always think positively!

 


Great list.  Congrats!!

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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For 25 years I was in the travel business, first associated with different mega cruise lines. Then I opened a boutique travel public relations agency specializing in only travel clients, and became a professional travel writer, so my profession made me lucky enough to be able to cross off a long list of places and things on the bucket list. A few of the crossed off items include:

 

*Crossing the Arctic Circle and walking on the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean

*Driving all of Route 66 in a historic, classic 1957 T-Bird

*Cruising on the QE2 on its "Farewell to Steam" voyage from New York

to England

*Riding and galloping on horseback on a sunny fall morning in the Andes Mountains in southern Patagonia (south part of Chile)

*Riding camels around the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Egypt

*Floating in the Dead Sea

*Touring the ancient city of Petra, Jordan by horseback and camel by night and day

*Crossing the Mediterranean from Nice, France, to Athens by sailboat

*Visiting the Australian aboriginals on an offshore island north of Australia,

and trying to eat their food and observe their lifestyle -- included going out in a open boat spearfishing for the giant green turtle

*Eating my way around Thailand

*Cruising the Yangtse River and visiting historic small towns in China

*Taking a small riverboat through the tributaries of the Amazon River to meet local tribes

*Crossing the US by Amtrak eastbound and crossing Canada westbound on Via Rail on the same one week trip.

 

That is a pretty good start but there is so much more, so much world out there and not enough time. Still left on the bucket list for me is going out on a motorized wheeled overnight "train" on the sea ice of Hudson Bay, Canada, to observe and interact with the polar bears in their own habitat.  And for my wife, the top item on her bucket list now  is to go on a wildlife safari in Africa. At ages 79 and 74, I don't know if we'll be able to do either, but we can always think positively!

 

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If you visit the nation of Croatia, try not to visit the places the mega liner "bloat and float" cruise ships are caling at, or at least try to visit such incredible, historic, unique towns such as Dubrovnik on days when there are no cruise ships in port, or maybe just one. Same thing goes with the other ports of call, such as Kotor and the Bay of Motor in neighboring, nearby Montenegro.
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HI M788I

 

We just got back from a 17 day sail on a sailboat from Athens up the Dalmation and Croatain coasts in the Adriatic Sea to Venice stopping at Greek Islands and towns along the Montenegro and Croatain coastlines. Great trip and a great way to see the area. The other way we have toured Italy is by renting a car in Brindisi down on the boot, and driving it all the way up the length of Italy, staying in little towns and mountaintop walled vilalges along the way. We especially loved the districts of Umbria and Tuscany, the two bread baskets of Italy. If you are at all adventerous, and want to be able to be flexible and stay as long as you want here and there, this is the way to do it.

A word about Rome --a lot of tours go there, but avoid it like the plague in the summertime. The traffic is absurdly horrible and you can take your life in your hands trying to cross a busy street. The ancient tourist sites are mob scenes and the temperature and humidity are dreadful.  We avoided it in a summer driving trip. Florence and/or Sienna are much prettier, smaller and both are wonderful historic cities and very picturesque. But whatever you do, explore the little hilltop towns in Umbria and especially in Tuscany -- there is where you will find the real charm of the real Italy, with life at a much slower, less hectic pace.

 

BUT -- if you are at all nervous about being on your own without support, then join a group tour of your choice. An escorted group tour provides your driver and your guide who are with you all the time and take care of your luggage, your hotels, most meals, transfers, etc., and make sure you get back to the bus -- or boat -- in time. We also loved our visits to London, one of the truly great world cities. Have fun and be careful of pickpockets and scams.

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Yes i do i went to london and paris in may.The next place i want to go next year is italy

 

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Top of my bucket


AARPLynne wrote:

Travel is the top aspirational activity for people 50-plus according to research conducted by AARP and according to analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The new AARP Travel Bucket List survey found that 37% of Boomers have a travel bucket list. Of the 8 destinations on their travel bucket lists, half are domestic including Hawaii, Alaska, California, and Arizona.

 

What's on your travel bucket list?

 

Can't decide? Check out aarp.org/travelbucketlist for our U.S. Bucket List Places!



The top item on my bucket list is Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. However, that is taking a back seat to my DH's bucket list of a river cruise as we're going in December for a Christkindlmarkt cruise on the Danube: Budapest, Hungary, Bratislava, Slovakia, Vienna, Austria, Krem and Strazburg, Austria and Passau, Germany are our stops.  Perhaps the Ireland trip next year, but looking forward to a trip to Nova Scotia and also Alaska. Husband likes the cruise idea where everything is planned and included.

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Belize is a big city with lots of people, cars, and crime.  Take a quick flight or water taxi to one of the islands, you will be much happier, more relaxed and safe.
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I have so many places I want to visit and so I am planning to go to England, Ireland and Scotland 2020.  For 2018, I'm off to the Oktobert Fest in Munich.  Should be a blast.

 

Went to Alaska May 2017.  Going to Roatan, Belize and Cozumel.  Swimming with the dolphins in October 2017.  Can't wait.