Feb 24 2013



When I created my bucket list several decades ago, it consisted of twenty-five places around the world I wanted to see in my lifetime. Several years ago when I was sitting on the Great Wall of China, all twenty-five places on my list had been completed. My list ranged from the obvious places such as St. Petersburg, the Pyramids, Grand Canyon and more esoteric remote places in Africa that held a particular fascination for me.

So this morning, feeling in great health, here are five new places or adventures on my brand new bucket list.

1. Tour Namibia


Want to explore the entire country from the ship wrecks and sand dunes on the coast to the Bwabwata National Park all the way in the northeast.

2. Arctic Circle/ Northern Lights


Want to travel to Finland and fly to the Arctic Circle and stay in the glass igaloos and watch the northern lights at night. In addition, want to take a reindeer sleigh ride

3. The Singita Tented Safari camp in Tanzania


Want to return to Tanzani and stay in a tented camp on the Singita Grumeti Reserves. There is remote concession called Sabora Tented Camp where I want to spend a week!

4. Ntokou-Pikounda National Park In The Congo (Lowland Gorillas)


This is the newest National Park in the Eastern Congo and it is home to over 50,000 Western Lowland Gorillas. Want to make friends with them!

5. Travel The Balkans including Sarajevo and Dalmatian Coast of Croatia


Want to go the stunning Dalmatian Coast and throughout the Sarajevo areas of Bosnia.