By Adam Alexander

A recent survey by AARP  found that 46% of older Americans have a bucket list. It seems traveling is the #1 thing we want to do by far.  83% of people with a bucket list said they have at least one destination on there.

Here are the five most popular INTERNATIONAL destinations we want to visit:

1. Australia.

2. Italy.

3. The U.K., or Ireland.

4. France.

5. The Caribbean. Africa is next, followed by Canada.

As for the #1 STATE people want to visit is Hawaii, followed by Alaska, California, Arizona, and Nevada.  Yes, all that inheritance could get flushed down the drain in Vegas.  How Florida, ORLANDO in particular isn’t on here is beyond me. I can only assume it is because people don’t fantasize about coming here, they actually come here!

49% of people said they want to check everything off their list.  (Why make a list if you don’t plan to complete it?)  48% said they just hope to check some stuff off and 3% said their bucket list is “just for fun.”

But the good news is that FANTASIZING about a bucket list trip is half the fun. The survey found dreaming about a trip is just as enjoyable as going on the trip.

As for me, not that you asked, but I WILL spend some months in Australia someday!  I was inspired by an incredible book by Bill Bryson called “In A Sunburned Country“!  I can not recommend this book enough! -Adam


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