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Where I’ve been

Looking forward to where I would like to go, it is also worthwhile to look at where I’ve been.  Where did she go now recently did exactly that.  It got me thinking, where have I been?  What crazy things have I done?

1.  cycled Vancouver to Halifax solo – check out the series: Cycling Across Canada

2.  trekked in the Everest region

3.  backpacked South America

4.  visited Mayan ruins in Guatemala and Mexico

5.  rode to the top of Mont Ventoux on my road bike

6.  traveled to all states in Australia

7.  overnighted in Milford Sound

8.  kayak camped off Salt Spring Island

9. took a ride in a sea plane

10. survived being mugged and hit by a bus at the same time

11. won the Canadian Nationals women’s road race – Masters 30 – 39

12. won the Ontario Provincials women’s road race – Masters 30 -39

13. won Rep of the Year at work

14. hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

15. overcame a double skull fracture

16. lived in Australia for 7 years

17. cycled Paris-Brest-Paris in 82 hours (12oo kms)

18. walked across the bridge over the River Kwai

19. have ridden horses, a camel and an elephant

20. swam with dolphins, turtles, sharks and stingrays

21. owned a house in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere

22. represented my university in varsity fencing

23. scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef

24. sold Viagra (I worked for Pfizer when it was first released in Australia)

25. watched The Lion King on Broadway, When Harry Met Sally in London and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in Toronto

26. hunted for snakes in the Bolivian pampas (held an anaconda and the tail end of a cobra

27. spent time in a cadaver lab

28. stayed up all night welcoming in the year 2000 overlooking Sydney Harbour

29. watched some of the Sydney 2000 Olympics live in the stadium

30. participated in the World Masters Games in Sydney Australia.  Got to march into Olympic Stadium just like the Olympians did in 2000!

31. nursed my cat back to life when she went into acute renal failure

32. watched the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center in NYC

33. stared my own business (personal chef)

34. hiked and camped in the Blue Mountains

35. watched a monk snowboard in Nepal

36. tried the circus high wire trapeze

37. had my own darkroom to develop film pictures

38. down hill skied in Australia

39. cycled the Great Ocean Road

40.parasailing in Australia

Soaring high in Port Macquarie, Australia

Needless to say, this is still a work in progress! Not a bad start to a list of where I have been!


About Anita Mac

The bucket list just keeps growing! The more I cross off - the more exciting new destinations and activities I find! I have been fortunate enough to travel a considerable distance over the years. My love of many things, including travel, cycling, kayaking and photography fit together like hand and glove. I have to keep asking myself....where to next? I am happy to share my travels and photography through my blogs: http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com and http://anitamacphotos.wordpress.com Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! On to the next adventure!


28 thoughts on “Where I’ve been

  1. Wow. I’m in awe. What a varied list –some fun, some light, some real victories!

    Posted by blisstravelsnews | December 3, 2011, 9:22 am
  2. Nice to meet you – thanks for the ‘likes’! This is an awesome list! I look forward to reading more – you should be proud!

    Posted by Debsie_K | December 3, 2011, 9:30 am
  3. Great post Anita! I’m inspired to create my own list!

    Posted by vickith | December 3, 2011, 1:59 pm
  4. Congrats Anita!! Love it ! : )

    Happy Holidays !


    Posted by EL | December 3, 2011, 7:08 pm
  5. Thanks for liking my post. Nice list. I am going to have to write one out myself as it should be interesting as well. Many people dont think they do anything, but I bet if they think about it, they have done some pretty interesting things as well.

    Posted by saintjohnmasterscrossfit | December 3, 2011, 10:30 pm
  6. Great list! I must get around to doing one of these… 🙂

    Posted by Ian Spagnolo | December 4, 2011, 2:42 am
  7. Wow!!! You had some of the coolest experiences ever!

    Posted by Bama | December 4, 2011, 10:24 am
  8. Anita, woman, you inspire me.

    Posted by Sosha | December 4, 2011, 12:48 pm
  9. You are such an inspiration:)

    Posted by cravesadventure | December 4, 2011, 3:00 pm
  10. A grand list of accomplishments, some wonderful experiences, and some amazing triumphs! Way to go Anita! And many more adventures yet to come!

    Posted by Steve | December 4, 2011, 4:14 pm
  11. I need a bucket list lol – I also need money to do the things I want to do. Well done – Green with envy though lol 🙂

    I’ve nominated you for the versatile bloggers award http://ladyfairybread.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/the-versatile-blogger-awards/

    Posted by ladyfairybread | December 4, 2011, 7:17 pm
  12. That’s an impressive list for sure – and versatile! So I’ve given you the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations.

    Posted by writingfeemail | December 4, 2011, 9:39 pm
  13. Thanks for the “like.” This is an amazing list! You’ve inspired me to make my own. What fascinating things you’ve done!

    Posted by annab81 | December 5, 2011, 3:42 pm
  14. It is a good thing you started working on your bucket list so early in life!

    Posted by PC PHOTO | December 6, 2011, 11:04 am
  15. Here’s the thing. Haven’t you discovered for everything you strike of your “to do list” you put two more back on? Thankfully, I’ll never finish. I hope you’re list continues to grow.

    Posted by Barb | December 7, 2011, 3:46 am
    • Totally! I already have another entire list – and I am still working on the first! Next list – cities/countries I would like to visit! Dreaming about it all is so fun too – glad I get to do many of them!

      Posted by Anita Mac | December 7, 2011, 8:16 am
  16. Looking for some insider information on the Inca Trail. Anything would be appreciated. reply @ jessica.not.wise@hotmail.com

    Posted by thejessicaness | December 12, 2011, 12:30 pm
  17. What a list – fantastic! You need to add Cape Town and South Africa to your list – you won’t be disappointed.

    Posted by Cathy Kruger | December 13, 2011, 12:16 am
  18. Wow, hope you discover great stuff and highlight what you see and who you meet.

    If you go to Denmark and end up in Copenhagen, a cycling-intensive city, let me know of your experiences, since you are a cyclist.

    You can also take the bike onto a commuter train for half hr. ride to Malmo Sweden from Copenhagen. (Bikes are forbidden across this bridge.)

    Do you cycle to many of your destinations featured in your blogs?

    Posted by Jean | December 30, 2011, 3:44 pm
    • I do cycle for most of my holidays, although not all of them! I have a few kayak based ones, and hope to do a little more hiking! Would like to do another grand tour by bike. Still haven’t blogged about it – but Vancouver to Halifax was a highlight!

      Posted by Anita Mac | December 31, 2011, 2:58 am
  19. Wowweee! Impressive. Do you think a trip to Sri Lanka is on your list? 🙂

    Thanks for all the ‘likes’

    Posted by theprojectheart | January 16, 2012, 11:22 pm


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