Oh the places you'll go, and the things you will see

*If we live truly, we shall see truly. *- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not everyone wants to travel the world, but most people can identify at least one place in the world they’d like to visit before they die. Where is that place for you, and what will you do to make sure you get there?

This is an odd question to answer. There are so many places I want to go.. I’ve even got a list of the top ones. Real must see ones:

  • Yosemite national park
  • Machu Picchu
  • Bhutan
  • .. and the trans-siberian railway. Not really a place.. but something amazing I want to do.

To be honest none of these look that hard yet. I’ve got a lot of time left, or at least I hope so. But I’m aware how quickly that can all disappear.

Set a deadline: I want to see all of these by 35. At least 2 by 30.
I’d love take the trans-siberian railway on my way back to NZ. This trip home that’s unlikely, I don’t think I have time/money. But next time..

Here’s the thing: I’ve been to 5 new countries in the past year. But most of the weren’t ones I was really excited about. Italy was. The rest were easy options. And I’m more excited about Europe now then I was to start with.

It could be easy to keep going for the easy options and not the ones I’m excited about or a little scared getting to some places could mean less travel overall, but I think it’ll be more worthwhile in the end.

Time to start planning and saving…