Yesterday, I received the latest edition of Get Lost! , an Australian travel magazine in the post. I have a subscription, you see. I also have a major crush on this magazine and it’s at the top of my publication wish list. In October, I got a very positive reply about a pitch I submitted. I danced around my office. I laughed. I cried. I posted the good news on Facebook (without disclosing the magazine name). I was hopeful. Then, I never heard back from the editor, even after several attempts to contact him. I was crushed. But, I’ve moved on and my love affair with the magazine resumes. As does my love for travel…..and more specifically, planning for travel..dreaming about it even.
So today, on this windy Wednesday, I will start my official top 100 travel wishes. I have many travel article ideas and must write some today but I feel the need to jot down my dreams and desires to see other grounds, meet new faces, eat foreign foods and experience life outside of my norm. I’ve been luckily enough to see much of the world (you can read about the reasons in the summer edition of BIDE digital magazine) but I cannot stop there. I have a compulsion to explore the possibilities of another life if only for a week or 2 at a time.
100 travel wishes seem like a lot and it may take me awhile to finish the list but here are a few that will make it on there (in no particular order):
- Walk the Great Wall of China
- Buy a pair of Manola Blahniks in New York City (oh so Carrie Bradshaw)
- See a Broadway play in NYC
- Spend a weekend in a log cabin in the wilds of Canada
- Have a snowy winter wonderland Christmas
- Learn to cook a Vietnamese meal in Hanoi
- Work on my tan in the Cook Islands
- Do the hula in Hawaii
- Scream on a rollercoaster at an American amusement park with my boys
- Attend a writing course at Australian Writers’ Centre in Sydney
- Take Jo Tracey out for dinner in Sydney
- Meet my friend Gillian in Bali for a girls week away
- Spend a snowboarding holiday in Banff, Canada with my boys
- Cruise to Alaska from Vancouver
- Drink apple tea in Turkey
- Have a smoke and a pancake in Amsterdam
- Visit the Angkor temples
- Shop at the Angkor night market in Siem Reap
- Meet Leigh Redhead in Hanoi
- Dine on street food in Hanoi
- Drink a Guinness beer in Ireland
- Tour a winery in Margaret River
- Stay at an ashram in India
- Float on a junk in Hong Kong
- Practise yoga at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, India
It’s Wednesday. I’m dreaming of traipsing around the world and it’s what is working for me on this day.
What’s working for you today?