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Kim Anderson said,
We must be long lost twins. Your list of top 4 looks soo much like mine. I am happy to see that you are getting started at a young age. Live life to the fullest! ENJOY!
awesome bucket list! I’ve done a few of them (lived in foreign country; done Kili, Inca, Annapurna treks; and spent 4 days in interior of Antarctica.) I’d add the Camino as one of the megatreks….. you don’t have to be religious to do it and it has an excellent support network (and very cheap!) It’s probably a good trek to start with.
Amanda S said,
I have two big travel dreams:
1. Go on an adventure backcountry trip in Patagonia. Complete with backpacking and kayaking.
2. Ski all the cross country ski races in the Worldloppet (http://www.worldloppet.com/). I’ve done the US race multiple times, and I’ve signed up to do the one in Norway in March!
I’ve roadtripped the American west twice, on two different 10-day trips. The first was some of the northern parks (Tetons, Yellowstone, Rockies) and the second was some of the southern parks (Painted Desert & Petrified Forest, Mesa Verde, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon). I loved both. As I’m sure you know, the parks are really far apart but part of the fun is seeing the tiny towns and the beauty of the land as you go from place to place. If you do decide to do a big American west trip and have any questions, I’d love share my itinerary with you!
I’ve got a couple on my list that I haven’t yet been able to plan:
1. 4WD Safari of The Kimberley in the Northern Territory of Australia, from Broome to Kununurra.
2. Heli-tour of the volcanoes and hot springs on the Kamchatka peninsula.
3. Safari in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.
4. Visiting the Cook Islands.
I definitely like the “live in a foreign country” dream. However, one annoying aspect of living in a foreign country, which is why I probably don’t want to do it, is that there’s no opportunity to buy prepaid cards and reloads, PIN-enabled Visa gift cards, and other products like that. When it comes to hiking, I would add the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail, and the Vermont Long Trail in the US; also the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand.
@Kim, I’m trying to live life to the fullest but I’ll be upfront and mention it’ll take me awhile to work through these!
@Joey, Thanks for the tips. I do really love Spain, so Camino would probably be a nice option.
@Amanda, Good luck at your ski race. That sounds really incredible!
@Joanna, Yes, the journey would be half the fun for me. I’m not ready to go just yet, but I’ll be looking for tips when I make it a reality.
@ALCO, I’m so glad you mentioned Kamchatka since it looks like a truly stunning place. Enjoy your travels and good luck with your dreams.
@Brandon, I think the trade-off of not earning as many miles would be worth it (for me). Lots of great hikes on your list…I’ve done quite a bit of the Appalachian Trail, but definitely not as a thru-hiker.
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