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"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." 

Susan Sontag

My (travel) bucket list

  1. Banff National Park

  2. India's Golden Triangle

  3. Eat momo in Katmandu, Nepal

  4. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

  5. Earn enough Hyatt Rewards points for a free stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives 

  6. Highclere Castle (of Downton Abbey fame)

  7. Cartagena, Colombia

  8. Budapest-DONE (2022)

  9. Go on a Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, Austria

  10. Santa Fe, New Mexico

  11. Panama Canal cruise

  12. Bali

  13. Visit all 50 United States (28 down, 22 to go!)

  14. Experience Francophone culture in Dakar, Senegal

  15. Take a Danube River cruise at Christmas

  16. Mont-Saint-Michel, France

  17. D-Day landing beaches, France

  18. Edinburgh and the Scottish highlands

  19. Visit Provence during the summer months, specifically to see the lavender fields in bloom

  20. Visit my great-grandmother’s village in Poland and find out more about her family and siblings

  21. Visit the Hawaiian island of Moloka’i

  22. Get over my fear of altitude sickness and travel to Peru-DONE (2014)

  23. Have a mojito in Cuba

  24. Revisit my former haunts in Spain, Costa Rica-DONE (2018), and South Korea-the three countries I studied abroad in during college

  25. Rent a convertible and drive down the Overseas Highway to Key West

  26. Stay at the Chateau de la Chèvre d’or Eze, a 5 star hotel that is located on the French Riviera

  27. Fly in business or first class…at least once-DONE (British Airways flight from Pittsburgh to London-2019, Singapore Airlines flight from San Francisco to Singapore-2020)

  28. Visit the Library of Congress-DONE (2013)

  29. See Victoria Falls and stay at the historic Victoria Falls hotel in Zimbabwe

  30. See Iguazú Falls in Argentina/Brasil

  31. Take a mother-daughter trip.-DONE (2016, 2018)

  32. Visit Monet’s house and garden at Giverny in France. I have wanted to go there ever since I read the book Linnea in Monet’s Garden as a child.

  33. Oradour-sur-Glane, France 

  34. Visit all of the Disney theme parks-still to do are Hong Kong Disney, Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disney

  35. Istanbul-DONE (2019)

  36. Take a balloon ride in the Cappadocia region of Turkey-DONE (2019)

  37. Swim in the Dead Sea

  38. Chase the Northern Lights, preferably in Iceland or see the Midnight Sun there (either or)

  39. Barbados 

  40. Visit the World War I battlefield Gallipoli in Turkey. Here would be to you Dr. Rosensweig-DONE (2019)

  41. Visit Petra in Jordan

  42. Do the whole nine yards in Egypt-museums, pyramids, a Nile River cruise-DONE (2022)

  43. Auschwitz concentration camp

  44. Tour the Yad Vashem in Israel

  45. Visit the Galápagos Islands, swim with sea lions

  46. Go on an Alaskan cruise-DONE (2017)

  47. Take a cooking class abroad-DONE (2020-Hanoi, Vietnam)

  48. Walk/drive/bike some of the Camino de Santiago

  49. Go on a safari in Africa-any country with prime wildlife will do

  50. Play with pandas in Chengdu, China

  51. Prince Edward Island (huge Anne of Green Gables fan)

  52. Do the Kentucky Bourbon Trail-DONE (2013)

  53. The Grand Canyon

  54. Visit the famed antebellum mansions in Natchez, Mississippi

  55. Anne Frank House-DONE (2019)

  56. San Francisco-DONE (2021)

  57. See fjords in Norway-DONE (2015)

  58. Acadia National Park

  59. Guatemala-specifically Antigua, Tikal, and Lake Atitlan

  60. Palenque Maya ruins in Mexico

  61. Charleston, South Carolina-DONE (2016)

  62. Patagonia

  63. Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia-any of the above will do)-DONE (2020-visited Vietnam and Cambodia)

  64. The 12 Apostles-Great Ocean Road

  65. Leaning Tower of Pisa (cheesy and touristy but it would be for Pop Pop)

  66. Santorini

  67. St. Petersburg, Russia-DONE (2018)

  68. Georgia (the country)-specifically to eat myself silly as I simply adore Georgian cuisine

  69. Azores

  70. Rio de Janeiro

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Angkor Wat (Cambodia)-March 2020


Standing beneath the city of Istanbul (Turkey) inside the ancient Basilica Cistern (it dates from the 6th century)-September 2019


            Machu Picchu (Peru)-September 2014


Inaugural mother-daughter trip to

Charleston, South Carolina (USA)-April 2016

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At the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg (Russia)-August 2018


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