Monday, July 29, 2013

Wanderlust : My Wanderlust List

Confession:  I have an obsession with seeing the world.  I read blogs daily written by expats or those who travel constantly.  I realize that 'thou shalt not covet', but I'll admit it: I am jealous of them and their opportunities to travel this amazing planet.  Therefore I am starting a series that will document my travels.  I intend to make a life of it and will continue to add to this list as I go.

I find myself daydreaming about ALL of the places that I want to visit.  There are quite a few.  I have decided that, in addition to my 40 Before 40 list I am going to create a 'Wanderlist'.  In no particular order, these are places that I want to explore before my days on this earth are no more.  Some may be crazy and I may not get there, but I will definitely try! Yes, I know that these are very open-ended.  I have done some, but not enough, research to determine exactly where in these regions that I want to go so I don't feel yet qualified to list specific places.

So without further ado, I give you...

Whitney's Wanderlist
1.  Africa
  • Morocco
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
    • Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Egypt
  • Namibia
  • Algeria
  • Mali
  • Tunisia
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
    • Victoria Falls

2.  Asia / Middle East
  • Thailand
  • Tibet
  • China
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mongolia
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Phillippines
  • Nepal
  • Singapore
  • Israel
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Turkey
  • Israel
  • Mt Everest

3.  United Kingdom (yes, I know it is technically in Western Europe but it is easier to group this way)

4.  Eastern Europe
  • Russia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Montenegro
  • Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia

5.  Western Europe

6.  Antarctica

7.  North America
  • Canada

8.  South America
  • Galapagos Islands, Equador
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Torres del Paine, Chile
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Easter Island, Chile
  • Patagonia

*I have already been to these places but want to go back because I want to experience them again for one reason or another and so I can't mark them off the list just yet.

I feel certain that I will be adding to this list as I go.  Also, I will link back to this list when I blog about trips taken.  I will start this travel section with trips that I have already taken.  Bear with me as I find my footing in travel blogging.  Also, please be patient with me as travels that I took prior to realizing my love for photography aren't documented beautifully. (Note:  You may not find my travels post-photography-love as being documented beautifully.  Any constructive criticism for my photography is welcome, but please keep nasty comments to yourself.)


  1. Nice list! go for it. Life is to be lived....considering selling my house and living on a sailboat. My wife on the other hand thinks I'm losing it. lol

    1. Oh man, Craig wants to do the same thing! Living on a boat sounds amazing to him. I would rather live on land, but I don't mind day trips sailing!

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