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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #240 on: August 24, 2015, 07:05:00 PM »
So I finally got a chance to see Dan & AJK's ROR TR today. That's definitely pretty high on my list now, the problem is what should it replace?
Cuba wasn't high enough to make my top ten list to begin with, so I didn't even clear any space with this trip.

I guess my list will need to grow a little...

Why's the Sahara on the list? Other than those houses in Namibia (which have been shot to death) and that abandoned Star Wars set, what else is there that can't be had in other places?
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #241 on: August 24, 2015, 07:25:15 PM »
Why's the Sahara on the list? Other than those houses in Namibia (which have been shot to death) and that abandoned Star Wars set,
Believe it or not, not everything on my list is photography-related

I probably read a book about something in the desert when I was a kid and got it in my head that I had to see it someday.

Sure, I can see sand dunes within driving distance of NYC but it's not the same...

Though I will admit that's probably the least intriguing of everything on my list.

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #242 on: August 24, 2015, 10:27:35 PM »
1 - Israel (never been there yet!)
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Cuba Done!
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #243 on: August 24, 2015, 11:08:58 PM »
Updated:

In no particular order:

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

Also: Ni'ihau, Molokai, and Kahoolawe in Hawaii

Alaska Done!
Hawaii Done!
Iceland Done!
Cuba Done!

Gosh that jade mountain resort is beautiful. And expensive.
I wonder if you could combine 5th day free with citi prestige forth day free - then you could do 5 for 3 (or 7 for 4). Still really expensive, but slightly more palatable
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #244 on: August 24, 2015, 11:18:03 PM »
Gosh that jade mountain resort is beautiful. And expensive.
I wonder if you could combine 5th day free with citi prestige forth day free - then you could do 5 for 3 (or 7 for 4). Still really expensive, but slightly more palatable

Even the cheapest room is $1050++/night. That's Aman level. Though it is breathtaking.

5th day free is a Hilton and SPG thing... this hotel belongs to one of those?
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #245 on: August 25, 2015, 12:30:38 AM »


5th day free is a Hilton and SPG thing... this hotel belongs to one of those?
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #247 on: August 25, 2015, 01:23:55 AM »
Even the cheapest room is $1050++/night. That's Aman level. Though it is breathtaking.

5th day free is a Hilton and SPG thing... this hotel belongs to one of those?
$1,050 doesn't even get you AC or a private pool, that takes $1,450++  :o
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #248 on: August 25, 2015, 01:53:23 PM »
Correct, but if you go in shoulder season and get 4th, 5th and 7th night free
Actually, what I am I saying. That still nearly $7K for a week
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #249 on: August 25, 2015, 05:02:57 PM »
In no particular order

Australia
New Zealand
Thailand
China
Maldives
Bryce/Zion
Iceland
Ireland
Alaska
South Africa (Cape town/Safari/Victoria Falls)
Rio/Buenos Aires/Iguazu
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #250 on: August 25, 2015, 07:20:18 PM »
Not in order of importance:

Beijing (Great Wall)
Cuba
Iceland
Hong Kong
Maldives
New Zealand
Northern Queensland, AU (Whitsundays, GBR)
Singapore
South Africa
Svalbard

However since I have a trip planned to Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore, I won't count those for now. The revised list without those destinations:

Bora Bora
Cuba
Iceland
Maldives
New Zealand
Northern Brazil/Amazon/Manaus
Northern Queensland, AU (Whitsundays, GBR)
Southern Argentina/Chile/Tierra del Fuego/Patagonia
South Africa
Svalbard

ETA: Whoops! I for got all about Cuba. It's replacing Ireland.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2015, 08:01:38 PM by Yehoshua »

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #251 on: August 25, 2015, 07:23:08 PM »

Not in order of importance:

Beijing (Great Wall)
Iceland
Ireland
Hong Kong
Maldives
New Zealand
Northern Queensland, AU (Whitsundays, GBR)
Singapore
South Africa
Svalbard

However since I have a trip planned to Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore, I won't count those for now. The revised list without those destinations:

Bora Bora
Iceland
Ireland
Maldives
New Zealand
Northern Brazil/Amazon/Manaus
Northern Queensland, AU (Whitsundays, GBR)
Southern Argentina/Chile/Tierra del Fuego
South Africa
Svalbard

Why is Ireland one of your most sought after destinations?
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #252 on: August 25, 2015, 07:24:38 PM »
Why is Ireland one of your most sought after destinations?
I heard it's supposed to be really pretty, but it was a toss up between there and Greece and I chose Ireland. Have you been?

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #253 on: August 25, 2015, 07:27:56 PM »

I heard it's supposed to be really pretty, but it was a toss up between there and Greece and I chose Ireland. Have you been?

To Ireland? Yes. Have a cousin that worked in Dublin for a few year at googles headquarters.
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #254 on: August 25, 2015, 07:39:06 PM »
To Ireland? Yes. Have a cousin that worked in Dublin for a few year at googles headquarters.
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #255 on: August 25, 2015, 07:42:11 PM »
Gosh that jade mountain resort is beautiful. And expensive.

As is Antarctica, Maasai Mara, Patagonia... These are mostly aspirational trips.

Also remember that getting there is bupkis, so that's a big expense saved that could go towards the hotel.
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #256 on: August 25, 2015, 08:00:37 PM »
To Ireland? Yes. Have a cousin that worked in Dublin for a few year at googles headquarters.
Well I replaced it with Cuba, which I forgot about when making my list.

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #257 on: August 25, 2015, 08:01:11 PM »
As is Antarctica, Maasai Mara, Patagonia... These are mostly aspirational trips.

Also remember that getting there is bupkis, so that's a big expense saved that could go towards the hotel.
Why is Patagonia aspirational?

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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #258 on: August 25, 2015, 08:05:43 PM »
Supposedly it's CPT, AKL and Patagonia as the top 3 prettiest places on earth.
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Re: What's On Your Top 10 Bucket List?
« Reply #259 on: August 25, 2015, 08:14:53 PM »
Supposedly it's CPT, AKL and Patagonia as the top 3 prettiest places on earth.

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