Bucketlist

 

As unique as the Lowcountry is, there is a whole world out there to see. Follow along as I scratch off my list and see what I add along the way. If I am missing something- please give me a shout and let me know!


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africa

Visit the Pyramids in Egypt
Go on an African Safari and see the ’big five’
Dive with sharks in South Africa
Go to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa
Visit Madagascar
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Ride a camel through the Sahara Desert
Visit Casablanca
Explore Moroccan Souks
Hot air balloon ride over Morocco


Antarctica

Set foot on land
Hang with some penguins


Europe

Try Grappa (Florence – 2007)
Visit the Coliseum and Pantheon in Rome (Rome – 2013)
Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy
Taste Chianti at a Tuscan winery (Castello Del Trebbio – 2007)
Visit the Duomo in Florence, Italy (Florence – 2007)
Climb the bell tower in Sienna (Sienna – 2007)
Venice(Venice – 2013)
Swim in the bay at Portofino
Visit Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland
Hike the Scottish Highlands
Attend an English Premiere League match
Visit Stonehenge
Eat like a local on the edge of a canal (Amsterdam – 2009)
Cruise the canals in Amsterdam (2009)
Visit Rembrandt's Mill (Holland – 2009)
Have a meal consisting of chocolate and beer in Belgium (Brussels – 2009)
Spend a night in a castle
Climb the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Visit Mont St. Michel in France
Visit the Louvre in France
Photograph Monet’s Brittany/Normandy
Red wine in Bordeaux
Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral in France
Ski the Alps (Innsbruck, Austria – 2009)
Visit a christkindlmarkt (Austria – 2009)
Iceland. (2017)
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria
Visit the acropolis in Greece
Visit Santorini and its dormant volcano
Swim in the Gellert Baths in Budapest
Cruise Norwegian fjords


Visit a fish auction market in Japan
Walk on the Great Wall of China
Visit Potala Palace in Tibet
See the Taj Mahal in India
Ride on top of a train in India
See tigers in the wild
Trek to Mount Everest base camp
Ride the Trans-Siberian Railroad across Russia
Visit the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul
Visit the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
Step on both continents in Istanbul
Hot air balloon ride over Turkey
Ride a horse in Mongolia
Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Visit Petra, Jordan
Sail Halong Bay in Vietnam
Phuket!
Walk the Canopy walkway at Borneo Rainforest Lodge

Far East


Attend New Years Eve in New York City (NYC – 2006/2007)
Drive across the country
Swim in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (Atl: My whole life, Pac: 2006)
Go Whitewater Rafting in the Grand Canyon
Visit Mount Rushmore in South Dakota
Hike the Appalachian Trail (Partial Sections)
Visit a North American rainforest
Visit at least a dozen National Parks
Go to the Statue of Liberty in New York
Wine taste in Napa
And Sonoma
Flyfish out West
Summit Mount Whitney
Watch the tide extremes at the Bay of Fundy
Swim with a stingray in the wild (Bahamas – 2010)

North America


Cuba! :
Bring home authentic Cuban cigars, rum & coffee (2018)
Eat at a Cuban paladar (2018)
Photograph the statues on Easter Island
Go through the Panama Canal
Galapagos!
Visit Machu Picchu in Peru (before it closes!)
Hike through Patagonia
Sled down an active volcano (Hondorus)

Central/South America


Skydive over New Zealand
Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
Visit Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Snorkel over a coral reef (Moorea – 2006)
Stay in an over water bungalow (with a window in the floor) (Moorea – 2006)
Visit Borobudur Temple in Java, Indonesia
Visit the Palace of Brunei
Watch a Polynesian fire dance (Moorea – 2006)

South Pacific


See whales on a whale watch (Tahiti – 2006, Iceland - 2017)
Visit all seven continents (Only two so far...)
Circumvent the globe in one trip
Visit an active volcano (Pompeii – 2016)
Swim in the Mediterranean (Amalfi – 2016)
See the Northern Lights (Iceland - 2017)
Hang with polar bears
Visit a glacier (Iceland - 2017)
Snorkel between continental plates (Silfra, Iceland - 2017)
Attend the Olympics
Attend a World Cup

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