Almost two months into 2019, and I still haven’t had time to really sit down and plan out where I want to go this year. (AND PLANNING IS LITERALLY MY PASSION SO THIS IS PROOF LIFE HAS BEEN BUSY AF PEOPLE.)
But instead of the usual: I want to go there and there and there! I thought I’d try to make my goals a little different. After all …
So here are my 5 slightly unusual goals of 2019.
1. Take a photo in the Idiom Installation in Prague
I’m going to Prague for the second time, so I’ve been researching unique things to do in this beautiful city and I found an INFINITE TOWER OF BOOKS. I feel like the odds are finally in my favor.
2. Mozart Dinner Concert in Salzburg
I’m also going back to Austria for the second time (life is hard, folks), but this time I want to really taste the city of Mozart by attending this awesome dinner concert that makes you travel in time.
3. Fall asleep to the sound of belugas singing
There’s a place by the Saint-Lawrence river, three hours from where I live (in Quebec), where you can camp by the beach and see belugas and apparently hear them sing during the night. AND I’VE BEEN DYING TO GO FOR THREE SUMMERS, but there are only ten campgrounds available, not to disturb the belugas, and you have to reserve way in advance. I’m reserving today.
4. Do a Meditation Retreat
I want to go in Asia.
Really really bad.
And I kind of want to try one of these silent retreats where you meditate all day and nobody’s allowed to speak and you might possibly go completely insane from the silence but it’s okay because you’re in the middle of natural beauty like this:
5. Visit Yangzhou Zhonshuge
I don’t understand how this bookstore isn’t what the whole world is talking about all the time? But also, I’m kind of glad I hadn’t heard of it until I started searching REALLY HARD cool things to do in China because that means maybe it won’t be too crowded and I want to live there please.
So those are my five unusual goals for the year. Of course I want to do more obvious things like see the Great Wall of China and scubba-dive in Thailand and hike Joy Mountain in Taiwan and drive through the USA in a van and get in a PLANE AND NEVER COME BACK AND OH MY GOD THE WORLD IS SO BEAUTIFUL WHY IS MONEY EVEN A CONCEPT?
But one thing at a time.
What are your travel goals for 2019?
Or unusual attractions you wish to see one day?
Let me know in the comments!