Day 16/31

"People always ask me why I spend so many of my resources on travel, of all things.  To me, experiencing the world, its people, its beauty, it's magnificence... is worth everything" -Luke A. Bunker

“People always ask me why I spend so many of my resources on travel, of all things. To me, experiencing the world, its people, its beauty, it’s magnificence… is worth everything” -yours truly, Luke A. Bunker

For someone who wants to do so much and travel to so many places, you think this prompt would be a breeze.  BUT, that is not the case as I, oddly, haven’t prioritized these things!  (I can see hours of Pinterest in my future…  It’s a tough task, but someone’s gotta do it…)

Travel-wise, the top of my bucket list at the moment is a grand trip to Italy – Florence, Rome, Milan, Venice, Assisi, all of the gorgeous hilltowns, the Cinque Terre…  I would also love to do a Greek Island cruise in conjunction with this trip.  In my opinion (fellow readers, fill me in!), it would be fun to drive Italy, but I think that would stress me out too much, so I’d have to get around another way.  I’ve actually never been to Italy (going for the first time in July), but I have daydreamed about it for so long that it seems like a no-brainer to put at the top of my bucket list!  I literally feel like I’ve been there, thanks to literature, film, and especially my friend Laura’s photos from her travels there!  Oh, and the food…  Oh-em-jay.

Domestically, I have always wanted to do a “big drive,” whether it be Route 66 (ok, especially Route 66), a cross-country drive, Big Sur, the Appalachian Trail, etc….  I’ve even thought a weekend trip to Amarillo would be fun!  (Do I need a life??)  I think it would be fun to do it with a good friend, but it might even be interesting to do it by myself, but I think that would get fairly exhausting and boring.  Traveling with friends is just so much more fun!

I, of course, want to do the EuroChocolate Festival in Italy and Carnivale in Rome and Venice, see an Olympic Games, visit New Zealand, do an African safari, visit the Holy Land, see Cuba before it is totally modernized with Hiltons and McDonalds and new cars, and do so many other things.  With so much travel to do, non-travel-related bucket list items barely even come to mind, although I’d love to learn new languages to make that pursuit just a bit easier!

What’s at the top of your bucket list?  If I get my act together, I’ll refine, prioritize and share more of my Bucket List at a later date!!

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