All that is gold does not glitter.
Not all those who wander are lost.
The old that is strong does not wither.
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
— J.R.R. Tolkien

Here is my list of possible wanderings

The obvious:

• Travel to as many continents, countries, States, and cities as possible
• See as many lakes, rivers, beaches, bridges, waterfalls, and landmarks as I possibly can

Travel and Tourism:

• Ride the ferris wheel in London
• Walk the Seine in Paris
• Ride cable cars in San Francisco

Nature and Animals:

• Hawaii
• Be a marine biologist for a day, whale watching, swimming with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles.
• Sea lions at Pier 39
• Visit every aquarium around the world (conflicted about this recently)
• Jellyfish Lake on the island of Palau
• Go on an African safari

Historical and Humanitarian:

• Visit village of Coupvray, France where Louis Braille was born
• Flanders Fields in Belgium
• Normandy in France
• Anne Frank Museum, (Secret Annex) in Amsterdam
• Visit spot where Titanic went down
• Visit Titanic Belfast
• Visit an orphanage in another country
• Go on a ghost walk

Literature and Entertainment:

• Warner Bros . Studio, Harry Potter tour
• Visit bookstores and libraries all over the world
• Visit New Zealand, home of Middle-Earth
• See the spot that inspired the story of Anne of Green Gables
• Visit the coffee shop in Scotland where J.K. Rowling started writing Harry Potter
• Attend the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival
• Literary tourism, visit apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone with the wind in Atlanta, Shakespeare country in England
• Disneyland
• See a Broadway play


• Visit every province
• Stand in the Bay of Fundy at low tide
• Travel out west, by train, through The Rockies
• Travel to the Arctic Circle


• Sky diving.
• Ride in a hot air balloon
• Bungee jumping
• Rock climbing
• Zip lining
• Ride in a gondola
• Go in search of the Loch Ness Monster
• Walk the rugged landscapes of Bjork’s Iceland
• Take a boat out to The Great Barrier Reef
• Stay in a haunted inn/mansion
• Get hypnotized

Leisure and Relaxation:

• Stay in a luxury hotel
• Day at a spa
• A resort in Mexico
• South of France


• Be in the audience at a taping of Cityline, Fashion Friday
• Dine in the dark, O.Noir, restaurant in Toronto
• Stay in a hotel in my town for a night
• Haunted maze


Music that has inspired my love of travel: