Bucket List

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Goal: Become a globe trotter. Journey over the road less travelled. Taste the flavors of the world. And most of all, meet people from all cultures and backgrounds.

So I have a list. It’s of all the destinations I want to visit and adventures I want to go on. Some have been checked off with amazing memories attached, but there are many that have yet to be done.

I travel to meet new individuals young and old, to learn how they live, to gain a new perspective beyond my life in the Bay Area, and to open my mind to new ideas. And of course to take part in spontaneous, thrilling adventures. Some people asked me why I decided to drop everything and move across the country where I knew no one. Heck, why not? Life is about taking chances, going down new paths, and exploration. And I’ve always been curious. I want to learn more for I don’t know there is all to know and never will. And travel is one means of attaining that.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain

If you’re nervous about going somewhere, all the more fun it will be.

And so the adventures begin…

Bucket list:
– Hike the Inca trail in Peru
– Visit my cultural roots in South Korea
– Run the LuluLemon 1/2 marathon in Vancouver
– Live in Paris to practice French
– Volunteer in Ghana
– Be a yogi in India for a week or so
– Backpack in Patagonia
– Volunteer in Nepal among the monks (one of my friends did this and had an amazing experience)
– Run the Oslo Rock ‘n Roll 1/2 marathon
– Take a cooking class in Tuscany for 2 weeks
– Hike the Appalachian Trail during one fall season –> Hut to hut
– Sleep under the stars in the great Australian Outback
– Freeze my buns and play with the penguins in Antarctica along the Drake Passage
– Climb the Sydney Harbor bridge
– See the Taj Mahal in India
– Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Petra, Jordan
– Explore Prague
– Visit the Hagia Sofia in Turkey
– Eat sushi in Tokyo

Already done:
– Hike the Dolomites in Italy
– Explore Hong Kong as a local
– Stay in a villa in the middle of a vineyard in Italy
– Drive the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia
– Dance all night long with my Canadian cousins (there was once a wedding season)
– Be a student in London
– Ski in the powder in Meribel, France
– Watch the Suisse Open in Gstaad, Switzerland
– Visit a mosque in Brunei
– Tour Munich with friends during Christmas
– Walk the historical streets of Rome
– Surf in Hawaii and the Gold Coast
– Walk the streets of Morocco
– See El Greco’s painting in Toledo, Spain
– Practice French in Quebec
– Visit Latvia with friends who live there
– Tour Bulgaria
– Eat chocolate in Bruges
– Tour the Sydney Opera House
– See the “Harry Potter” castle in Edinburgh Scotland
– Tour the Guiness brewery in Dublin

Ready to explore and navigate the world?

Let’s go.

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