Marcy Madzikanda: On making plans and not pipe dreams. The ultimate bucket list.
Someone said if you don’t write it down it’s just a dream and not a goal. With that in mind the post today is the start of me setting destination goals. It is not an exhaustive list and I anticipate that it will continue to grow as I tick these countries off the list. Some places I have already been but wish to return and see more like Croatia, USA, Slovenia, France and Italy.
This list is not in any particular order.
3) Turks and Caicos
7) France: Bordeaux, Nantes, Grasse
11) Tanzania & Zanzibar
18) Jamaica and many Caribbean islands
23) USA: Florida, Miami
28) Cape Verde
31) Sri Lanka
A pretty short list for starters and at the top of my head. How does one tackle this with a baby right? I would recommend splitting the list in blocks to begin. Europe is easier to plan from the UK with a child. The flight is obviously shorter and if booked early enough can be a lot cheaper.
You can also fly into one country and leave from another if you are more adventurous and using the Euro makes it easier. To get about I would recommend staying near the areas you wish to explore meaning you can walk or use local transport to get about. If you wish to travel further, trains, buses, ferries or hiring a car are all options though the latter would significantly increase costs.
I would also consider traveling off season as it will be less busy and the money you save can be used on gaining more experiences.
I have always wanted to go on a cruise and am yet to convince my nearest and dearest to sail away with me. An aversion of being trapped on board, fear of being in a floating vessel and an inability to swim have been the excuses given. I however can’t think of a better way to travel and tick off a number of my destinations on my ultimate bucket list. I could fly to either Miami or Florida, site see for a few days. Hop on board the cruise, hop off at a number of islands, explore for up to a week or more (finances) then back to port and home. Minimal stress and maximum enjoyment.
Now to figure out funding the dream and making it happen.
Until next time and be sure to like the post.
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