1) Agawa Canyon: In days of yore, when I was in my early teens, Ontario used to put out something called the Traveler's Encyclopedia annually. I keenly looked forward to each edition, and brought it with me on our frequent car trips throughout Southern Ontario. Every town of any size had a writeup, with population figures, a thumbnail history, and a list and description of local attractions. I enjoyed reading up on each place we passed through...and, of course, I spent just as much time reading up on places we didn't.
Agawa Canyon has had a prominent place on my must-see list ever since I first learned of its existence. It's got everything I look for in a perfect vacation: isolation, peace and tranquility, spectacular natural scenes at every turn, and as an extra added bonus (he repeated again redundantly), you get there by train.
2) Alaska Cruise: This is planned for our kickoff to retirement...we want to take the train across Canada, embark in Vancouver, and float north. I like the idea of a smaller ship, one where I'm not obligated to join in nineteen-course meals or competitive shuffleboard. Truth be told, I could probably spend my entire shipboard time sitting on my balcony watching the world go by.
3) Las Vegas: How pedestrian of me. But I have no intention of gambling when I go. Well, okay, maybe a little. But mostly I just want to see the glitz and glamor and take in a few shows.
4) Dawson City, Yukon Territory: Never mind visiting, I look at a picture like this and think I'd like to live there. Except in the summer. Light twenty four hours a day would drive me mad in short order.
5) Hawai'i: I can't think of anywhere else on the globe with such breathtaking scenery...every picture looks like a painting. Some day, ah, some day...
What do you want to see before your foot makes contact with the fabled bucket?