What is a Bucket List? Well…for those unaware, a bucket list is basically a wish list of things that you want to do before you “kick the bucket“. It was an idea brought to the forefront by a movie that came out in 2007 starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman called…you guessed it…The Bucket List.
After writing a couple of weeks ago about my most popular posts, I realized that my Bucket List needed some major fine tuning. I mean, as cool as it would be to walk up Sydney Harbour Bridge, I don’t think it’s something I need to do before I die.
So here is Part One of my all-new Bucket List series. I’m going to tackle travel destinations, live concerts, and anything else that should legitimately fall on my Bucket List. I’d be interested to see what YOU would like to add to your own…
I know that I’ve written about this before. Hell, it’s the primary reason why Sunshine and I are writing a new blog together. I’ve got a life-long dream of taking my own family to my favourite place in the world. I’m a massive child at heart and I’d definitely consider myself a theme park junkie. I remember the sense of wonderment that hit me like a ton of bricks the first couple of times that I walked into Walt Disney World and I cannot wait to provide that same experience to my own family. If there was anything that was considered to be at the top of my bucket list, it’s this.
Sunshine and I have fallen in love with cruising. From the first time we sailed on a Carnival cruise over three years ago, we have been in love with the idea of going to sleep to the gentle rocking of the ocean and waking up in an exciting and new location. We’ve been desperate to get back to another cruise ship in the Caribbean but a little promise we made to our kids about a Florida vacation has got to come first.
Still, my dream is to go on a Mediterranean Cruise with Sunshine. I have always wanted to visit that part of the world and to do it with my soul mate on a cruise ship would be incredible. Just thinking about it…Greece, Turkey, Italy, Malta, Tunisia…waking up in a new city every morning; it would be like living in a fantasy world.
I don’t need to do an Alaskan Cruise or sail through the Panama Canal (though both cruises would be pretty awesome). But before I die, I want to experience a Mediterranean Cruise with my wife.
Of course, there are a few more Bucket List items that can come from experiencing such a cruise…
I have always had a sense of wonder when it came to the Colosseum. I fully realize that it’s not in the greatest condition today, but knowing its history really provides all the incentive I need to see it in person. Gladiator aside, the fact that this massive structure was used for so many contests and public spectacles is extremely intriguing. It’s an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, which is a fascinating period in history. I would love to be able to see this in person.
The city itself would be worth seeing alone without the gondola ride. It’s a city that was originally built over 117 islands and has over 170 canals flowing in between its structures. Transportation in the historical part of the city remains entirely either by water or by foot. How incredibly awesome is that? So to actually step into a gondola and have someone slowly move us around the city would be a memorable experience that we would never forget. Venice is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, too…how could that NOT be on my Bucket List to experience with my wife?
As you may be able to tell, I was a little bit of a history buff when I was in high school. Sunshine actually majored in history while at university, so visiting Athens is a “must” at some point in our lives. I can only imagine the wonder I would experience from seeing the Acropolis in person for the first time. It’s a massive structure that houses other famous buildings (like the Parthenon, pictured) and is extremely rich in historical significance. How many stories have you read or movies have you watched that dealt with Greek Gods? Just imagine experiencing the origins of some of those beliefs in person!
So this is the beginning of my list. What would YOURS include?