51 Things: Travel

In one of my early onsets into the social networking world {i.e. either Friendster, MySpace, or Multiply}, I attempted to list 100 Things to do Before I Die
First lesson: There are over 100 things I want to do and "2184379 Things To Do Before I Die" just didn't have the same catchy title... 


Hence the birth of my 51 Things series -- a different topic each post, items listed in no particular order, and 51 because 100 is just too damn long and like the contestants on The Price is Right, I want to be that jerk who says $251 after the guy before me says $250. One more is just that much better.


And obvies, as I accomplish items on my list, I will go back to the blog post and cross it out. 


So the first of my loves in life: Travel




1. Hear Holy Mass at the Vatican
2. Be in awe of the paintings at the Sistine Chapel
3. Kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower... or in front of it.


4. Sneak a picture of the Mona Lisa. WITH FLASH.
5. Smell the lavender in the fields of Provence
6. Pose inappropriately in front of the sculpture of David
7. Stay for a week in one of those over the water huts in Bora Bora, get out of bed every morning, and jump into the ocean.
8. Ride a gondola through the canals of Venice
9. Visit the Heidelberg printing machine factory in Germany, in honor of my grandfather, a printer.
10. Speed through the Autobahn
11. Snowboard on the real Matterhorn
12. Pretend to be Rapunzel and be in the middle of the the Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Thailand
{source: Yang Tee Mon on Flickr}
13. Walk on the Great Wall
14. Kiss the Blarney Stone {Although I hardly think I need any more gift of gab...}
15. Get lost in Cinque Terre, Italy
16. Rent a water hut in the Six Senses resort in the Maldives {I know, same idea as the Bora Bora listing, but this is my dream, so why not?!?!}
{source: Kind Design}
17. Swim with the dolphins in Maui
18. Eat like Anthony Bourdain in Sardinia
{source: Travel Channel}
19. Take a swim in Milos, Greece
20. Experience Christmas in Amsterdam
21. Marvel at the incredibly clean streets of Switzerland
23. Eat real sushi in Tokyo
24. Run through the gigantous ice sculptures in Hokkaido, Japan
25. Get an authentic Balinese massage
26. Follow the teachings of a real yogi in India
27. Find the closest thing that I could to a real version of Platform 9 3/4 in Kings Cross Station
28. See the real cherry blossoms in Japan
29. Walk across the Bridge of Immortals in China
30. Light candles for Aubrey & Finley at the Notre Dame
31. Take a hike up to Mont St. Michel
32. Get blessings and wisdom from the Buddhist monks of Nepal
33. Have a real Guinness in Dublin
34. Spend a few days learning about cheese making at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes
35. Squint at the blinding neon lights of Seoul
36. Sit at a cafe, read a book, and hear jazz music in the background in New Orleans
37. Go fly fishing in Montana
38. Camp in the middle of the California Redwoods
{source: US Girl Online}
39. Catch a fish at Pike's Market
40. Take a lazy ride through the river in San Antonio
41. Visit all the missions of California in one road trip.
42. Walk up the steps at the Butchart Gardens in Vancouver Island
43. See the Northern Lights in Alaska
44. Find my OHM in the island temple in Bali
{source: Yahoo Travel}
45. Uncover the mysteries of Easter Island
46. Be the first to start a new year on Christmas Island
47. Buy authentic Chilean wool in Chiloe
48. Go on a camel ride in the Sahara
49. INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK. TO BE FILLED IN AS THE YEARS GO BY.
50. INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK. TO BE FILLED IN AS THE YEARS GO BY.
51. INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK. TO BE FILLED IN AS THE YEARS GO BY.

What's on your travel list?

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