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Monday, May 7, 2012

Do you have a travel bucket list?

If so, what is on it? Have you ticked many places off that list yet or are you just beginning your journey? Travel for me when I was young was done mostly by car, but my dad grew up taking trains everywhere. Now, I fly at least twice a year and will likely continue to do at least that now that I am in the travel industry. I don't know if there is anywhere in the world I don't want to go. I have been doing my Princess Cruises training and I get giddy reading about each and every single itinerary. Don't even get me started on the world cruises! Whoa! Truth be told, I haven't been to many places, so I have a lot of catching up to do. I do know my own country very well and have been to several American cities, but my recent cruise was my first trip outside of Canada and the US. The thing is, the more I travel, the more I want to. If I had to come up with a short list for the next couple of years, I definitely want to go to; Alaska - My parents cruised there and my father came home with the most amazing photos. Everything I have seen about Alaska suggests rugged beauty. It is also a highly accessible destination for me, since sailings go from Vancouver and Seattle, both of which I can get to within the day. Then there is the fact that, as a travel agent, I feel I should know the areas which are accessible to my clients. Western Caribbean Now that I have done the eastern route, I really want to go back and try the western. I loved the people, the sun and the beautiful blue waters. I can't wait to go back one day! The Caribbean is more accessible than ever with more ships and flights going there than ever. There are amazing all-inclusives and so many great cruise itineraries, some combining land and sea adventures! MexicoI remember studying the ancient peoples of Mexico in grade seven and ever since then, I have wanted to go. It is also very accessible to the people in this area with choices abounding when it comes to west coast departures. So, this is my short term bucket list. That said, I want to go to Russia, The Med, Asia and Australia so very badly I can taste it. Better get to making some money so that I can support my travel habit!

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  2. I totally agree with Alaska! My dad and stepmom went there for their honeymoon and came back with such beautiful pictures and video footage that I've wanted to go there ever since and that was 25 years ago. I also want to go to Italy (looks beautiful!) and Ireland (that's where my grandpa was from.

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    1. :) Alaska will be soon, I think. Since NCL sails out of Vancouver, it's an easy one for last minute deals! :) I still just want to go everywhere!

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  3. I am the least travelled person in the world... well pretty close to it, I would love to see Ireland and Scotland. First though, I would like to do a North American road-trip.

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    1. I think it's important to see your own country. :) I love so many things about travelling in Canada and I am working on getting to each and every state. :)

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  4. I have a travel bucket list, and have been to many places in the world. However, I have developed a distaste for flying, which puts a bit of a damper on things :-)

    Warmest regards,
    Joy
    http://www.PardonMyPoppet.com

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    1. That is really unfortunate, Joy! I don't mind the flying most of the time. Airport time is time wasted, though, if you ask me!

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  5. I would like to go everywhere. Everywhere! But, I think I might save some of it until after the kids are gone. There are some places, I'm not sure I'd feel very safe. My hubby and I are definitely going to make it to all 50 states. I would really love to spend at least a month in Europe. There are all kinds of places my hubby would like to go to jump off of things. Have fun with your travels!

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    1. :) My kids are getting older so that helps a bit. I still have a thirteen year old, but I love to travel with my seventeen year old. Thirteen yo is just too cool sometimes, ya know? All I know is, the more I learn about this industry, the more I want to do!

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  6. One of my dreams was to work on a cruise ship! I love traveling and just loved the prestige of it all. Luckily we get to travel quite a bit. Now it's discovering how to do it with the twin toddlers!
    Been to Italy - that was high on my bucket list. I think I would like to go to Turkey next :)
    Leigh
    www.oneandoneequalstwinfun.com

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