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2015 Travel Bucket List

With the start of the New Year, it is time to update and reassess my bucket list.

I crossed off a few things this year:

  • 1 new country – Slovenia
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  • Photography course locally and dawn workshops in Venice and London



  • Learned to draw at a beginner’s course in Manchester (needs more practice but it really did work!)
  • Attended Spanish evening class – but needs a lot more work!

My new list is below:


  1. Visit at least 1 new country each year   (2011 – China;  2012 – Croatia, Bosnia;  2013 – Botswana, Zambia;  2014 – Slovenia;  2015 – Singapore)


  1. Road trip around Spain
  2. Royal mail ship to St Helena
  3. Ferry Tarifa to Tangier
  4. Boat on Canal du Midi
  5. Trans-Siberian railway
  6. West Highland railway
  7. Copper Canyon rail journey


  1. Sossuvlei Dunes in Namibia
  2. Malawi
  3. Brazil, including Angel Falls
  4. St Helena
  5. Easter Island
  6. Angkor Wat
  7. Macchu Pichu
  8. Tikal, Guatemala
  9. Kiev (including Bulgakov museum)
  10. Rome
  11. Fez and/or Rabat, Morocco
  12. New Orleans
  13. Galapagos Islands
  14. Houseboat in Kerala
  15. Sri Lanka
  16. Cuba
  17. See street art in Los Angeles
  18. Wyoming


  1. Monaco F1
  2. Royal Enclosure at Ascot
  3. Kentucky Derby


  1. Northern Lights
  2. Edinburgh Festival
  3. Holi in India
  4. New Year in New York
  5. Venice Biennale
  6. Carnival, somewhere
  7. Hay Book Festival, or one abroad (Segovia, Budapest or Nairobi)
  8. White Nights in St Petersburg
  9. Holland in bloom



  1. Tigers in India
  2. Orang Utans in Malaysia
  3. Gorillas in Uganda or Ruanda
  4. Elephants in Sri Lanka
  5. Polar bears in the wild
  6. Spanish Riding School, Vienna
  7. See Lipizzaners in Lipica


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  1. Great shots and an interesting list with a good amt. of diversity. If you go to Brazil and want to see Angel Falls, you’ll probably have to fly up to Venezuela. It would take a lot of time to go by road, but it would be an adventure! If you go to Angel Falls I’d recommend spending time in Ven and doing a separate trip to Brazil. I spent a month in Venezuela and it was jam-packed. Tikal is a mystical place. Good luck!


  2. I enjoyed skimming your list – and whew – looks like some great places too photograph – and the one I have in common is new year’s in new york – we have decided that it is something we must do at some point – even through we dread the crowds and actually prefer new york in fall. but just seems like a must experience type of thing….
    oh and with your list- I have never seen the categories like that so I feel like I learned a bit with this – very cool !


      • now that would be cool. we though about going this year, cos it is only 6 hours from us, but just needed to stay local. but that would be way cool… so we shall see….


        • I haven’t been for a while and was hoping to get there this Spring, but looks too busy a year already! It’s only 7 hours for us – half way pretty much! If New Year comes off I’ll let you know 🙂

          On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 2:06 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:


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    • It was a beautiful place. And although I haven’t put it on my list, I want to back and do a bit of a tour of Slovenia. There are mountains, lakes and sea, and it’s close to venice

      On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 4:49 PM, Travel with Intent wrote:



  3. Good luck with the list….. I think you need to live quite a long time, and/or have inexhaustible supplies of cash! And health….Angkor Wat was on my list, I was due to go last November but was ill at last minute. Because of MS, I rethought and decided I won’t get there after all :(. BTW, what is this year’s country going to be?

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    • I probably won’t complete it. I did revise it slightly this year to make it a little more realistic. That’s a shame about Angkor Wat but there are so many closer and easier wonderful places. I haven’t decided on my country yet. Maybe Sri Lanka. Or Iceland, Estonia, Latvia or Cuba. Talk about indecisive!

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      • Indecisive, maybe…but I am wondering where my next must go is! I can recommend Cuba. I went almost a decade ago, would love to return…maybe one day. I know there have been changes – Fidel Castro Ruz was in power when I was there – but I wouldn’t imagine it will have changed that much.


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