#TravelBL chat round-up & travel bucket list photos – Oct. 12th

Missed #TravelBL aka Travel Bucket List chat yesterday? No worries! Here’s a round-up of what happened on both sessions so you get a taste of the fun. Don’t forget to join us next week at noon and 6:15 pm (EST), using #TravelBL so you can share your travel bucket list items and get inspired by others!

This week’s theme was TREKKING/HIKING. Grab a pen and add your favorites to that travel bucket list of yours! **Questions formulated by yours truly, @latinAbroad =)

Travel bucket list Franz Glacier

Hiking Franz Josef Glacier

Q1. The best hikes/treks you’ve done?

“Cares Gorge in the Picos de Europas, Pembrokeshire Coastal Path….isn’t everywhere beautiful?” –@eurapart

“The trek to Franz Glacier in NZ” @elatlboy

If Petra is considered a “trek” or good hike, then yes! –@latinAbroad

“This is an easy one, as you know. Kili in 2009 with a group of Vision Impaired climbers” –@Mackinnontweets

“Hiking in the Tatra Mountains in Poland. Fantastic views!” –@jettingaround

Travel bucket list Kilimanjaro

Sign at Uhuru Peak, Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa

Q2. Would you rather book through a company or organize the trek yourself?

“I’m DIY all the way!” –@VacationFun

 “Depends on the trek and the difficulty. Unless its a day trek I feel more comfortable with a guide” –@LAbackpackrChik

“I’d rather go by myself – I see more and get lost all the time!” –@SpinAroundWorld

“Book it. Too many unknowns” –@goodtravellife

Travel bucket list Cinque Terre

hiking Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy (Photo: Idéfix at nl.wikipedia)

Q3. “Ideal distance” of a trek or hike (to you)?

“A couple of hours would be good before lunch break!” –@LolaDiMarco

“Not sure about distance but a 3 day trek is a nice time average for me”  –@LAbackpackrChik

“We’re more like day-trekkers. Like our 1-day hike through Cinque Terre” –@GQtrippin

” The next trek I want to do is 45 days.. Cho-Oyu in Nepal” –@Mackinnontweets

Travel bucket list Cho Oyu, Nepal

Q4. What makes a trek “top-notch”? What makes it “just average”?

“All I want is views, peace & quiet, no crowds” –@jettingaround

“Miserable if u are not wearing the right shoes…!!!” –@latinAbroad

“The weather can make all the difference. If you are trekking in wet boots, it is not nearly as much fun” –@SpinAroundWorld

“Doing something challenging(ish) in a spot you can’t see every day. Unique experience. Would make it great” –@LolaDiMarco

Travel bucket list Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road, Australia (by Jon Hurd, Creative Commons)

Q5. Treks/Hikes on your travel bucket list?

“Great Ocean Road, Tasmania, NZ, Uluru, and of course Machu Picchu” –@emeraldcitytooz

“Would love to do Torres del Paine in Chile. Been there but cldnt do the hike that time” –@ilivetotravel

“Mera Peak, Cho-Oyu, Island Peak, Machu Picchu, Kokoda Trail, The full length of the Great Wall…TBC” –@Mackinnontweets

“The Alps, Yellowstone, Patagonia (this one the sooner, the better =D )” –@jettingaround


Travel bucket list Patagonia

Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile (Creative Commons)

* Submit your travel bucket list, website, and topic suggestions HERE *

Fun, eh? Join us next Wednesday at noon and 6:15 pm (EST) on Twitter, #TravelBL!

Travel bucket list items of the week – get inspired!

Alo! This shall be the fourth weekly post including YOUR travel bucket lists, submitted last week on this blog. If you wish to be featured next week don’t forget to submit your travel bucket lists, links of your travel sites and Twitter handles on a comment below. Remember that there is no limit: As long as you post new items on your travel bucket list every week, I will feature you every time! So c’mon, get greedy here. And don’t forget to join us on the Twitter #TravelBL chat every Wednesday at 12 & 6:15 pm (EST)! For this week’s #TravelBL chat round-up, click here

Lastly, an announcement: BRAND-NEW LOOK of LatinAbroad.com going LIVE this weekend! Yay!

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Travel bucket list world map

Travel bucket list item # 10: “Travel to AND enjoy 100 countries” – Cole & Adela

Cole and Adela’s travel bucket list
You’ll be inspired by their list if you like: Working abroad, seasonal travel, epic journeys

Travel bucket list, zorbing

Travel bucket list item # 18: “Zorbing” -Rick & Sandi

* Rick and Sandi’s travel bucket list
You’ll be inspired by their list if you like: Extreme sports, epic journeys, celebrity sightings

Travel bucket list, overwater bungalow, Bora Bora

Alexandra’s travel bucket list item: “A night in a bungalow over the water in Bora Bora”

* Alexandra’s travel bucket list
You’ll be inspired by her list if you like: Romance, cultural encounters,

 travel bucket list, Bear Grylls

My & Alex’s bucket list item: “Survive” with Bear Grylls (Photo: Kalei Brooks)

* Spend some weeks “surviving” with Bear Grylls

I will give props to Alexandra over there (@Alexandraeh on twitter) for this travel bucket list inspiration last week. Spending some weeks with Bear Grylls “surviving” in the wilderness (and much, much else) would be an adventure of epic proportions (for many R-rated reasons I can’t mention, too). But on to the more PG reasons: Learning how to eat gross animals, build my own shelter, take care of bad wounds with natural sources found who-knows-where-I-was-left-off…all while having such eye candy who can actually take care of me if I mess up at this “being tough” thing…ummm yes, “cast me away” with Mr Grylls, please!

training an otter

Tiffany training an otter – aww! Now on *my* travel bucket list! =)

Tiffany’s travel bucket list
You’ll be inspired by her list if you like: Animals! Wild encounters! =)

Travel bucket list, NYE Times Square

For more items of my own travel bucket list, you may click here

What are you waiting for?! Go run to your blog, put together that awesome travel bucket list of yours and come back here to share it with us. Be part of the new, exciting #TravelBL Wednesdays! And of course, feel free to use hashtag #TravelBL any other time of the week when tweeting your items – you’ll get a guaranteed RT from me!

“LIFE, if well-lived, is long enough
-Steve Jobs (1955-2011)