To Bucket List or not to Bucket List

I love the idea but don’t particularly care for the term bucket list.  I don’t know why.  I don’t know if it is because the word bucket is not a very pleasing sounding word or if the association with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman is just weird.  Or perhaps, I feel too young to have a “bucket list” per se.  Either way I was inspired by Lesley Carter’s “Bucketlist Publications” blog pieces hyper linked below and also by a recent Christmas gift to write down some of the items I want to do in my life.  My husband bought me one of those tear off daily calendars based on the book “1000 Places to see before you die.”  So below is the current, as of today, ever changing list of things I would like to do.  (The sooner the better!) I reserve the right to modify this list on a regular basis especially WHEN I hit the lottery!

Jenny’s Travel Wish List (In no particular order)

  1. See Victoria Falls in Africa
  2. Go to Egypt
  3. Photograph African Wild Animals IN Africa
  4. Take my husband to Italy so we can show each other the parts of Italy each of us has been to that the other has not
  5. Visit New Orleans not during Mardi Gras
  6. Visit Prague
  7. Visit Sri Lanka
  8. Visit Washington DC
  9. Visit Australia & New Zealand
  10. Spend more time in France
  11. Visit rural New York
  12. Take a camping trip across the United States
  13. Visit Victoria BC
  14. Visit Alaska
  15. Take my husband to Joshua Tree National Park
  16. Go on a trip at least every 5 years with my German friend Manuela
  17. Take my niece to Paris with Manuela
  18. Visit Quebec
  19. Go to Ireland with my family
  20. Visit New Foundland and Nova Scotia
  21. Go to India with friends Leena and Sadhna and their Dad Charles
  22. Visit the Fjords in Norway
  23. Visit Mexico City
  24. Visit rural England
  25. See a Cubs game with my brothers
  26. Go Leaf Peeping in the upper Northeast
  27. Live in another country for at least 3 months
  28. Trip “Around the World” perhaps after I retire and can give it the time it needs to do it right

8 thoughts on “To Bucket List or not to Bucket List

  1. Glad to see Australia on your list. Thanks for visiting my blog and I hoped you enjoyed experiencing a bit of the Aussie experience.
    I don’t have a bucket list as such either although I do want to get to Ireland and I’d like to go to Paris particularly with my 8 year old daughter who is desperate to go up the Eiffel Tower.

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  2. Great places to visit and activities to do on your list!
    I have a list of places and things to do to visit before 40 and my ultimate dream destination was finally visited last year (it was Raja Ampat, West Papua in Indonesia). Now I have to renew my dream destination list, but I keep changing my mind now and then.. 😀 😀 so many beautiful places to visit!


  3. I love this but truthfully i may not to get to do it cuz I had survived lung cancer 2x’s and it’s back and i have only 30 % of my lungs left , too little to cut and i barely can breathe one block .so do it guys. I was reading an art book I bought in 1968 when i went to Europe at 20,the only chance I had. It was at the jeu de paume where I saw a van gogh and felt my heart rip out I just started crying cuz i can feel that moment. and I hate him for 46 years later I read the book again and I can remember the debate I had to spend 30$ on an art book, less than a $ a year. i like our art period better, so diverse, I feel blessed that about 10 years ago I was very suicidal abd depressed and I painted all the bad things into funny good memories but I really know how sad they were but I found my Muse and it’s amazing I want to and I do paint things that can change the world so my artist friends are the joys in my life. so 1-2-3- Jump into my bucket and let’s go. b

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