A running list of places we want to go and experiences we want to have. If we’ve already done it, then it’s not on the list. 🙂 Nothing is in any particular order. Most are high-level ideas. Details come when we start planning.
- Safaris – lots of them and eco/culturally-friendly
- Lemurs in Madagascar
- Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides
- Hike the Otter Trail, South Africa
- Southern India
- Wild One-Horned rhinoceros in Assam, India
- Sapporo, Japan
- Hike the Kumano Kodo, Japan
- More time in Mongolia
- Sleep in the underwater hotel in the Maldives (right after we win the lottery…)
- Visit the orangutang sanctuary in Borneo
- Earn every Junior Ranger badge (we’re addicts 🙂 ), which conveniently means that we would also visit almost every National Park Service-managed site.
- Through-hike the Appalachian Trail
- Calgary Stampede
- New Mexico…maybe for the balloon festival?
- Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
- Rocky Mountain Explorer rail journey
- Disney World (only Disney park we haven’t visited)
- Hike the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island
- Library of Congress
- Lake Nicaragua
- “The Mayan Route” – start in SE Mexico and travel down through Central America (Palenque, Comalcalco, Calakmul, Uxmal, Chichen Itzá, Tulum in Mexico; Caracol and Lubaantun in Belize; Bonampak, Tikal, Yaxha and Xunantunich in Guatemala; Copán in Honduras; Joya de Cerén in El Salvador)
- Bocas del Toro, Panama
- Bolivian salt flats
- Easter Island
- Peru: hike to Machu Picchu (via the Lares & Royal Inca Trail?); Lake Titicaca; Amazon River & rainforest; Humboldt penguins; drink Inca Kola; eat tacu tacu and queso helado.
- Galapagos Islands
- Istanbul, Turkey
- Lebanon…we need to see those cedar trees!
- Trans-Siberian rail journey
- Canal boat trip – one we sail ourselves, not a tour. Not sure which canal…
- Hiking in Wales
- Hiking in Scotland
- Hogwarts Express train ride
- Bike the Danube Cycle Path from Germany to the Black Sea
- Hike Tour du Mont Blanc
- Always more castles! Anywhere!
- Italy: Rome & Pompeii
- Eat lunch at the picnic table on the Austria/Hungary/Slovakia tripoint
- Myriad of hikes in Iceland
Australia / Oceania
- Explore Western Australia by driving from Perth to Darwin
- Longreach, QLD, Australia
- Sail the Whitsundays
- Fraser Island Great Walk, QLD
- Overland Track, TAS (Cradle Mountain and Lake St. Clair)
- India Pacific rail journey