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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #150 on: March 10, 2015, 01:11:04 PM »
its super cool, been dying to go for yrs

+10k. Been on my bucket list forever (just not in my top 10).

to that 1 spot or the whole island
judging by AJK's past excursions, he would deplane, go to the beach for a half hour, and get on the next flight out

I would do that in a heartbeat.

To anyone interested in doing that, make sure that your timing coincides with the arrival of KLM's 747. That's the most epic landing of the day.
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #151 on: March 10, 2015, 01:15:28 PM »
Even though I don't think it'll happen: Climb Mount Everest
Bungee jumping
Sledding expedition
Blue Laggon in Iceland
Visit Volcano
Throw a dart at a map and travel wherever it lands
Antarctica
Real deal white water rafting tour
African Safari
Devils pool in Zambia
Even though the "heavenly stairs" seems awesome, I don't know if I could really do it. (Haven't seen anyone on DDF do it)


Many more things that Id like to do but I can always amend the list going forward..

Not to poop on your parade, but...

- Look up what summiting Everest looks like these days and let me know if you're still interested. It's unbelievable what's going on there.





- The Blue Lagoon is the biggest tourist trap mankind has ever devised. Iceland, hell yeah! But skip the BL and see the real amazing things.
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #152 on: March 10, 2015, 01:21:19 PM »
what is going on everest?

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #153 on: March 10, 2015, 01:21:57 PM »
Not to poop on your parade, but...

- Look up what summiting Everest looks like these days and let me know if you're still interested. It's unbelievable what's going on there.





- The Blue Lagoon is the biggest tourist trap mankind has ever devised. Iceland, hell yeah! But skip the BL and see the real amazing things.

Happy to switch that up with something like the northern lights or Gullfoss.

In regards to Mount Everest: I wont lie, from all the documentaries I saw K2 would interest me more anyways :)
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #154 on: March 10, 2015, 01:22:50 PM »
Not to poop on your parade, but...

- Look up what summiting Everest looks like these days and let me know if you're still interested. It's unbelievable what's going on there.


+1
I was speaking to a professional mountaineer who told me that real mountain climbers don't even do Everest anymore, the place is essentially a tourist trap for wealthy guys who have no clue what they are doing and basically pay Sherpas to carry them up and too many of them end up staying on the mountain for good...

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #155 on: March 10, 2015, 01:34:15 PM »
+1
I was speaking to a professional mountaineer who told me that real mountain climbers don't even do Everest anymore, the place is essentially a tourist trap for wealthy guys who have no clue what they are doing and basically pay Sherpas to carry them up and too many of them end up staying on the mountain for good...
A good read for anyone thinking about Everest:
http://www.amazon.com/Left-Dead-Journey-Home-Everest/dp/0440237084
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #156 on: March 10, 2015, 04:22:31 PM »
In no particular order:

1. South Africa (CPT/Kruger/VF)
2. New Zealand
3. Maldives or Bora Bora
4. Australia (SYD/GBR)
5. Brazil (GIG/Amazon)
6. DMZ
7. Thailand (CNX/BKK/KOH)
8. Dubai
9. Northern Lights
10. Hawaii (OGG/KOA/LNY)

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #157 on: March 11, 2015, 03:04:03 AM »
Once I got my pictures of the Northern Lights in Iceland, I put the camera down and just watched the show.
And what a show that was! What an absolutely incredible night...

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #158 on: March 11, 2015, 04:13:01 AM »
If I had to choose a number 1, one place I want to go to / see more than all others, I think it would be Area 51. I've been kinda intrigued / obsessed ever since the first article or documentary I saw years (decades?) ago. (No, I don't believe there are aliens there.)

But other than that:
Not quite narrowed down to only ten. In (more or less) alphabetical order:

Africa (Serengeti/Wildebeest migration, Kruger)
Alaska (Drive the Dalton Highway, watch the Grizzlies feeding)
Amazon rain Forest / Iguazu falls (I think these are totally separate, but somebody upthread combined them, so I will too)
Antarctica
Australian Outback
Banff/Jasper (I can't even count how many trips I had planned here but every time it ended up not happening for some reason.)
Canadian Ice Roads (Does this even count as a place?)
Climb Mt. Whitney (Not quite as sexy as K2 or Everest, but this I actually intend to do sometime within the next few years.)
New Zealand
Sahara Desert
the Alps

I would include Hawaii, but I already have a trip planned

Iceland / Northern Lights - done! (though I'm not quite sure why "Northern Lights" is a destination...)
Cross-USA road trip -done x9!!

Also
What I really want to go see is the Trinity test site in the white sands missile range. Unfortunately they only have public tours two days a year and always on Shabbos :(

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #159 on: March 11, 2015, 09:20:53 AM »
If I had to choose a number 1, one place I want to go to / see more than all others, I think it would be Area 51. I've been kinda intrigued / obsessed ever since the first article or documentary I saw years (decades?) ago. (No, I don't believe there are aliens there.)

But other than that:
Not quite narrowed down to only ten. In (more or less) alphabetical order:

Africa (Serengeti/Wildebeest migration, Kruger)
Alaska (Drive the Dalton Highway, watch the Grizzlies feeding)
Amazon rain Forest / Iguazu falls (I think these are totally separate, but somebody upthread combined them, so I will too)
Antarctica
Australian Outback
Banff/Jasper (I can't even count how many trips I had planned here but every time it ended up not happening for some reason.)
Canadian Ice Roads (Does this even count as a place?)
Climb Mt. Whitney (Not quite as sexy as K2 or Everest, but this I actually intend to do sometime within the next few years.)
New Zealand
Sahara Desert
the Alps

I would include Hawaii, but I already have a trip planned

Iceland / Northern Lights - done! (though I'm not quite sure why "Northern Lights" is a destination...)
Cross-USA road trip -done x9!!

Also

9 times??? WOW! different routes? What made you want to do this 9 times?

Like the idea of the Ice roads similar to me wanting to do a dog sled expedition. Just beware of the thin ice.

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #160 on: March 11, 2015, 10:02:03 AM »
Updated:

In no particular order:

1- Israel (never been there yet!)
2- New Zealand
3- Antarctica
4- Cuba (before it becomes Americanized)
5- Kenya/Tanzania (Maasai Mara wildebeest migration)
6- Banff/Jasper
7- Maldives or Bora Bora
8- St. Lucia (Jade Mountain Resort)
9- Patagonia
10- Cross-country RV trip

Also: Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe in Hawaii

Alaska Done!
Hawaii Done!
Iceland Done!

And by Lanai, I mean Niihau (obviously! ::) :P)...

Gotta round out the Islands :D.
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #161 on: March 11, 2015, 10:07:16 AM »
1- Israel (never been there yet!)
I'm surprised a traveler such as yourself never made it there yet.

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #162 on: March 11, 2015, 04:03:05 PM »
I want to run a marathon  8)
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #163 on: March 11, 2015, 04:04:43 PM »
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