The video above is the only one I could find with actual footage of the movie–I love this scene. “A bit of madness is key”

When I tell people I want to travel full-time, one question I get asked is, where do I want to go? Like any good traveler, I echo the words of Susan Sontag, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

Once I tried to make a bucket list of trips I wanted to take, and I gave up because it was basically the whole world. (Maybe not Antarctica, but I wouldn’t rule it out!) And the more you travel, the more your travel list grows as you meet other people and hear their stories, so what’s the use of making a list? I’m not on the planet to get to the bottom of a list.

That’s not to say I don’t have any concrete ideas. Currently, I want to drive across Canada, starting in the spring at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C. and traveling city to city until I end up in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia in the fall.

Butchart Gardens at night

Butchart Gardens at night

I’d love to go to Mexico City and see all the culture and history, and ride the Medusa at Six Flags Mexico, one of the newer I-Box steel-on-top-of-wood roller coasters. I’m sure I would also need to add on a coastal side trip since most days I dream about being on a Mexican beach…

I realized recently that I have driven to three of the four corners of the United States–Key West, the farthest tippy tip of Maine, and Seattle complete with a cruise ship to Alaska–so I certainly need to head towards San Diego sometime soon.

Sunset on Key West

Sunset on Key West

I have a dream of living near one of my favorite places, Disney World, for a whole year and covering all the resorts and restaurants, experiencing all of the festivals, eating all the food! I have dreams of being able to eat my way around the Epcot Food & Wine Festival at least once.

Speaking of Disney, I’ve never been to Disneyland! I’d love to do a “California’s Roller Coast” trip, visiting theme parks and seaside amusements up and down California’s coastline, culminating at Walt’s place in Anaheim. And Disney has parks in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai as well, all of which need visiting.

WDW train station

Walt Disney World train station

I’m slightly obsessed with this chronological timeline on the Historic Hotels of America website–can you imagine visiting each one of them in order, steeping yourself in all that history and luxury?

I’d love to spend a week just visiting the Louvre. I’d love to spend a month housesitting in Hawaii. I’d love to hop around the Greek islands, and climb around Angkor Wat, and visit a Christmas Market in Bavaria, and have you seen this hotel??

So, yeah, I’ve got plans.