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I want so bad to visit my daughter, son-in-law, Grandson (5) and Granddaughter (3) in Yokuska, Japan.  They have been there 2 1/2 years and the grandchildren are so grown! 

 

Then when they PCS back to the States, I so wish to go to Scotland and Ireland and visit ancestral ground.  I have spent 5 years in Germany and it was the most wonderful time, and my children became travel pros and love the world because of it!  So the torch gets passed to the next Military generation.

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1. Having the funds to do any of the following:

2. Leukemia & Lymphoma TNT fundraiser "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride" at Lake Tahoe

3. National Geographic Photography Expedition to Galapagos Islands and/or Costa Rica

4. Yoga retreat in a beautiful setting

5. Head to the plains to witness a tornado up close (as possible) - then head to town to help whoever needs it

6. Travel somewhere, whether 15 or 1500 miles from home, to dive into a doctoral program and resurface with gobs of knowledge, self-esteem, and respect from my peers

7. Go someplace that I have not yet experienced - one that is spectacularly beautiful and serene, with my perfect companion who has yet to appear . . .

8. Go anywhere to be around people who are not hateful, manipulative, and self-serving. I envision chatting--not Snapchatting, Tweeting, or Facebooking--in a comfy seating area on a deck, surrounded by flickering torches near a calm body of water at sunset - with no insects!

That's all for now!

Andrea

 

 

 

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But in Ireland, be sure to rent a car and drive, staying at B&Bs...train and bus travel is almost non-existant and wastes valuable touring time...or just join an escorted tour...Gate 1 is a great value for escorted tours.  Safe travels.

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Yes, I have a bucket list, since my retirement is a few years away, I would like to:

1) Go to Vegas,

2) Retire in S.C.

3) Get two Foster Children

4) Go to London

5) Go to Africa

6) Travel cross country with my children and grandchildren.

 

My travels and goals will start in the coming year.

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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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