If you are reading this with the expectation of reading my travel bucket list, then turn your vehicle around and head for the next travel blog post.
You see, I have not compiled my travel bucket list. ::gasp::
Long ago I wrote down that I wanted to visit all 7 continents and more than 100 countries. That was when I created a top ten list of things I wanted to do in my lifetime. Those were the only travel items on my list.
Instead, when I do have the chance to travel, I simply pick destinations based on many factors. Do I feel like going to a familiar or new place? Road trip or single destination? Strict budget or not?
I kind of want to visit everything and everywhere.
When I travel, I often visit places I have not been to or even heard of. I do things I have not done.
So, how would I know to put them on a to-do list?
The travel bucket list phenomena is intriguing, though.
Do you have a travel bucket list? Is it full of places, activities, or both? When you complete an item do you replace it with another?
I developed a simple theory on my road trip last week. Without any deep thought or research I will throw this idea out here to the world:
- in our 20s, our philosophy is Carpe Diem
- in our 30s, our philosophy is No Regrets or Just Do It
- in our 40s, our philosophy is Life Is Good
- afterward, as in the movie with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, we create bucket lists.
Yes, I know that many younger people have bucket lists. My theory is that it is not really a bucket list but more of a Carpe Diem list; that is, “I want to see everything.”
Even though I am in the Life Is Good category, my travel list is still Carpe Diem. I will have to think about that one.
What do you think about travel bucket lists? I would love to see your comments.