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Bucket Lists and Tips for Senior Travelers

Nancy Dorrans (third from left) with tour group. Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (May 2016).

What is on your bucket list? Or maybe I should start with, “What is a Bucket List?”

According to Travis Bell, the Bucket List Guy, “A bucket list is, by definition, a list of things that you want to do before you die.  The term gained in popularity after the 2007 movie “The Bucket List” where Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson (both of whose characters are dying of cancer) create a bucket list of things to do before they die – and then actually do them.  But where did the term come from?  Better yet, what kinds of things would you put on a bucket list?”

I suppose the term or idea of Bucket Lists, while fairly new and now quite mainstream to some may seem a bit silly and daunting to others. Consider my previous articleabout how positive posts helped create a shift in my attitude. Similarly, writing down or having a mental list of the things and places you want to go or have always wanted to visit is the first step to getting there. To quote my new Adventure Marketplace mantra, “NOW is SOMEDAY.” Continue reading…

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Why Travel Advisor

A good travel adviser will un-clutter the vast universe of choices. People love the process of planning a trip, pouring through books, searching online sites, watching the travel channel, talking with friends and family. The research and dreaming is part of the fun right? Having an expert available to consult and work with on the decision-making and planning details is key.

West End News - Travel Adviser - Galapagos hike

Adventure Marketplace trip to Isabela Island, Galapagos, May 2014.

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