What’s on your 2017 Vacation Bucket List?

I can’t believe that it’s been 7 years since the movie with Jack Nicholson called the Bucket List was in theaters.  You may not remember it but it was about an older man who was dying and wanted to do and experience all that he had been delaying and holding off doing until “later”.  Well, later had come and he was globe trotting to cross each experience off his bucket list.  That movie and the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz, really got people thinking and not just older people.  Many of My Vacation Lady‘s honeymooners and younger clients also have their Bucket Lists or Travel Wish Lists, #YOLO (you only live once) Lists or Trips of a Lifetime.

Travel + Leisure published 25 Trips of a Lifetime a few months back (August of 2016) and it included destinations like:

  • Santorini, Greece

    Astra Suites, Santorini

    Astra Suites, Santorini

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
  • Provence (France)
  • Petra (Jordan)
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Lake Como (Italy)
  • Bali
  • New Zealand
  • Napa (California)
  • Amalfi Coast (Italy)
  • Ireland
  • St Petersburg (Russia)
  • Patagonia
  • Antartica
  • and more…..


Many of My Vacation Lady’s younger clients and honeymooners have slightly different wish lists.  They are looking for the ultimate vacation— one that they may not be able to take once they settle down with families and mortgages.

Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, Europe are at the top of many of My Vacation Lady’s clients’ lists.

For our middle aged clients, those who are almost done raising their families: Hawaii,  Alaska, Panama Canal and Europe.

For our older clients, the empty-nesters who have more time to travel:  Asia, particularly China, an African Safari, Australia and the South Pacific, river cruises through Europe and more.

Some of the Bucket List Vacations that we are working on right now are:



  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Hawaii
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Croatia
  • Fiji
  • Tahiti
  • South African Safaris

So, what’s on your Bucket List?  They don’t all have to be super expensive.  What they need to be is someplace that you have dreamed about!

My Vacation Lady can certainly help you plan your “bucket list vacation” or “wish list honeymoon or vacation”.

We won’t be the first to tell you that your vacation or honeymoon should be special, be we are certainly the right vacation and honeymoon specialists to make it special.

About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.