10 Year Travel Plans!

Jul 8th, 2003, 04:46 PM
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1. rafting down the Amazon/ Machu Picchu
2. Thailand
3. Take the Orient Express from St Petersburg to Beijing
4. North Vietnam
5. Cuba
6. Egypt with a Nile cruise
7. Turkey -Which I am doing in 224 days!!!

I always have a top 5 list and see what happens with airfares. Last year it was a trip to the Great Wall of China!
Gotta love it! My family shall be bury me with my list!
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Jul 8th, 2003, 05:16 PM
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I may have to wait longer than 10 years to really do all the traveling I'd like - maybe after I retire.

My big plan is to take my kids to Italy next year - that's gonna take just about all our money for that sort of thing, but if we can scrape up the money again I'd like to take them to Paris and Switzerland, after that I travel on my own.

I want to go to New Orleans without kids someday.

And I'd like to do an African safari, I'm sure my kids would too but I think they'd have to pay for that themselves!

And if what everyone says about Italy is true, I'm sure I'll probably want to go back there as well...funny thing, my husband is Norweigian and I'm of Scottish origin but really have no desire to go to either of those countries
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Jul 8th, 2003, 07:35 PM
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I like this thread. Thanks for topping it breezy. It's interesting to see the diversity of places people are interested in.

I have no idea whether or not a 10 year plan would include as many places as I'd like. Things happen. But I'd like to work in:

1) Australia (a family thing for us to regularly visit over the next 10 yrs but working in side trips as we go)
2) Italy - Rome and Tuscany
3) Laos and Vietnam
4) Ireland (always)
5) A leisurely drive from Lake Bled, Slovenia down the coast to Dubrovnik.
6) Nepal to Bhutan
7) Bavaria for castles and Black Forest to do some looking around into my family roots.
8) Easter Island, maybe backtracking to Cusco & Machu Picchu
9) Alpine lakes tour loop - Como, Annecy, Geneva, Lucerne
10) Romania
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Jul 9th, 2003, 02:42 AM
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I opened up this thread, thought it was pretty interesting, and there I saw the post I had made on 1/10/01. I hadn't remembered I had posted previously - I guess I'm at least the second person here with the same occurrence.

Here is an update of my first list.

Ukraine/Belarus - we want to go to do family history research - but logisitcs are a bit too much, so this trip is being put off

Istanbul to Israel overland - still a dream trip

Copenhagen - visited this past winter - very nice city

National Parks out west - haven't gone to any of the ones I mentioned

Bequia or Saba in the Carib. - going to Bequia in November

Ecuador - went last fall

San Antonio/Austin - plan to go next year to SA

Retirement scouting - too early to do serious looking, but go places with an eye to the future

Quebec City - leaving for there tonight!
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Jul 9th, 2003, 03:06 AM
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Thanks for topping this Breezy - how interesting to see my own list from back then!

From my list I've since visited:

Jordan - in Feb 2003 - beautiful country and friendly people - amazing sites and not just Petra

Namibia and Botswana - June 2001 - loved it so much we're going back on an extended trip next year and including South Africa too

Tallinn - Sept 2002 - loved it - spent 4 (or 5) nights there and it was a wonderful city break

Southern France - were briefly in Bordeaux a fortnight ago and will be back for a fortnight this winter

But there are so many places I haven't got to!

I've also been to Normandy, San Francisco and Sonoma region, Paris, North West France (a number of times as it's so easy from London), Venice, Aberdeen, Anglesey (Wales) and Bologna.

I'm looking forward to going back to India in November this year and visiting Brugges in Octover this year.
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Jul 11th, 2003, 07:26 AM
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Thank you, Duck. Ten year travel plan! And I thought I was obsessive to have a five year travel plan. You've just given me a new purpose in life!

10 year plan:

Prague, Budapest
Maine, Vermont, etc.
Glacier National Park
Italy (again)
And...whatever article is in the latest travel magazines that I receive!

Happy travels....
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Jul 11th, 2003, 08:19 AM
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Austria, Prague and Budapest
Eastern Canada
National Park trip (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Yellowstone and Yosemite)
Washington DC
Japan and China
This, while trying to get my Italy and France fix whenever possible

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Jul 11th, 2003, 08:31 AM
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Here is my wish list.

2003 Amsterdam and Italy
2004 Hawaii for my 50th birthday
2005 1 month in Italy for Julies 50th
2006 Oaxaca Mexico
2007 Amsterdam/Spain and Portugal
2008 Alaska
2009 Thailand
2010 Puerto Vallarta Mexico
2011 Amsterdam/Italy
2012 Hawaii
2013 Amsterdam/Turkey and Greece

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Jul 11th, 2003, 06:28 PM
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Clifton, I also have roots in the Black Forest. My maternal great-grandmother's name was Schwartzwalder, which I understand means "Black Forest" in German, or close to it! My sister-in-law just returned from Germany 2 days ago and went to the parish church in Germany where her (and my husband's) maternal great-grandfather was baptized. The pastor arranged for some of the "Lechleiters" still around to come and meet them, and she said it was the highlight of their 3-week trip!
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Jul 12th, 2003, 02:21 PM
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How interesting that must have be for her to go back to the point of departure and discover all those family connections. Had she done a lot of research before going?

I'd love to get there sometime. All four sides of my family immigrated from Germany, but my paternal grandmother had given me a bit more to go on with her family than the other branches. They'd had a geneology survey done that went back to the Black Forest.

I know the family name (father's father)is from the Rhine Valley and they raised vineyards (our last name means "grape farmer"), but that's all I know. Somehow I suspect I'd connect with these areas, even if I didn't find long lost relatives. Just a hunch.

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Jul 21st, 2003, 12:28 PM
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Wow. It was great to read this old post and relize that in the past 2.5 years I've been to 4 of the places on my list -- Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and the Amalfi coast of Italy -- and that by the end of this year I will have been to another (South Africa). And still the list of places to see grows longer...
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Jul 21st, 2003, 12:51 PM
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Great Post!! My top list includes:

Russia (St. Petersburg in particular)
Southern Africa (Safari)
Alaska (small ship cruise + Denali)
Idaho (Skiing at Sun Valley)
Northern Montana (Going to the Sun Hwy)
Carribean (St. Lucia, Caymans, etc.)
Egypt (Pyramids)

Wherever you go, enjoy!!!
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Jul 22nd, 2003, 06:50 PM
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Have had a mental list for years but never put it down in black and white... so here goes!

Egypt - Pyramids/Luxor
Eastern Europe - esp. Prague
African safari - Okowango esp.
Macchu Picchu
Petra in Jordan
Autumn drive - West Coast, USA
Southern Italy (Amalfi/Naples etc)
Atacama in Chile

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Jul 22nd, 2003, 11:34 PM
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+ Hawaii
+ Nepal
+ Morrocco
+ China
+ Brazil
+ Iceland
+ Egypt
+ Spain
+ Cuba
+ Venice, Italy
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Jul 24th, 2003, 01:33 PM
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2002 France/Spain/Italy/Switzerland/Germany (3 weeks booked)
2003 New Zealand
2004 New England US
2005 Japan
2006 Scandavinia
2007 Grand Canyon US
2008 Australia
2009 South Africa
2010 New York to San Francisco drive
2011 Argentina
2012 SE Asia
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Jul 25th, 2003, 05:21 AM
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How fun to revive this every year! Keeps us honest!

I've visited 5 of my original 10, plus a few repeat trips and trips to places not on our list.

My new list:

* Malaysia
* Prague
* Burma
* Pompeii
* India
* Argentina or Chile
* Japan
* Budapest
* European river cruise (inc. Amsterdam?)

Now the pressure's on for this year . . .
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Jul 25th, 2003, 06:03 AM
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This would be my dream list, considering it will be many many moon sbefore I can afford much of it.

-The rest of Europe I have not visited, Ireland, UK, Sweden, Findland, Norway
-Nepal, Sri Lanka, Inida
-Egypt, Niger, Morocco
-Kenya, S Africa, Mozambique
-Australlia, New Zealand
-Cross country USA trip
-Cruise to Alaska
-Brazil, Chile
-Revisit Europe, Switzerland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Spain, & Portugal

Each trip would ideally be a month long.
Ahhh I can't wait!!!!
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Aug 5th, 2003, 08:55 AM
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1. Italy
2. Canadian Rockies with Victoria/Vancouver
3. Hawaii
4. Austrialia/New Zealand
5. Caribbean Cruise
6. Bermuda
7. Switzerland/Austria
8. Toronto/Ontario/Quebec
9. Tahiti
10. Disneyworld-by this time they should have added more NEW rides and attractions (my husband favorite place)!!!!
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