I don’t have a bucket list. Nor a top ten destination list. Nor a definite travel destination list for 2012. Now is that a bad thing or a good thing?
A lot of the travel blogs are coming out or have come out with these sorts of lists to entice and inspire us to think about travelling in 2012.
Lonely Planet has “Top 10 things to do in 2012” and features things like honoring Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition to the South Pole on Ross Island, Antactica through to a safari on the coast of Namibia and discovering a new Middle East after all the troubling political issues in 2011.
Lonely Planet also has “Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel: Top 10 Cities for 2012“. London, Muscat, Hong Kong, Orlando and Darwin all made the cut. Who are they to tell us what the top 10 cities are? I agree with London because of the Olympics (thank goodness I have free accommodation there if I do decide to go), but Muscat? I hadn’t even heard of the place before reading that article. They have even published Best in Travel 2012 mapping over 35 events, month-by-month.
Frommer’s has “Top Destinations 2012” and includes destinations for all types of travel. Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia for recharging your batteries to Beirut, Lebanon for wining, dining and partying to experiencing a world-class cultural feast in Kansas City, Missouri to Ghana for a holistic experience. The only appealing destination in that list is Ghana for the 7th Ghana Hang Gliding & Paragliding Festival from 6-9 Apr, 2012.
Now with all these lists being so different and far-fetched from one another, how is one meant to make their decision on where to go in 2012?
So I want to know, do you use these lists for inspiration? And what destinations are on your list for 2012? Are your lists definite? Or do you play it by year?
I don’t know. I just know I want to visit Canada and Germany in 2012. Whether I make it or not, is for another day.
PS. Christopher Elliot has also published “12 Travel Bloggers you should read in 2012“. At least this list was voted by the majority.