Given that my 2013 bucket list was an epic fail (didn’t cross off a single destination), I wanted to take a different tack this year. I decided to ask my four-year old what was on her bucket list. It started like this:
Me – ‘Daisy, what’s on your travel bucket list for next year’
Her – ‘You already bought me a bucket’
Me – ‘No I mean, where would you like to visit next year’
Her – ‘Can I go to school?’
Cue a brief interlude where I explained what I wanted her to share with me. A lightbulb went off and she proceeded to reel off some superb destinations:
1) ‘I definitely want to go to London’.
This one didn’t surprise me as this is our home town where our family live (for those that don’t know, we live in Hong Kong).
2) ‘Can we go to Bali. Is it cold there?’
Wasn’t sure she even knew where Bali was! I’m not sure she does.. sounds like she’s overheard someone saying they’re off to Bali. Great choice though as I’d love to take the kids there. I wonder if Daisy can afford to take me to the Four Seasons
3) ‘Macau because it’s sunny’
Not sure I’d feature this one on my bucket list personally but I’m sure we’ll end up visiting Macau in 2014 as it’s an easy weekend getaway from Hong Kong.
4) ‘South Africa, because I want to see it’
Wow, I was super impressed by this one. Then I remembered she’s been learning about ‘Nelson Bandera’ in school. Absolutely right Daisy, I definitely want to take you to South Africa in 2014, great bucket list destination!
When I asked what she specifically wanted to see, her response was ‘we’ll see when we get there’. Here’s hoping 2014 doesn’t bring us another last-minute overnight Chinese sleeper train extravaganza. However, I am dreaming of trips to both Lijiang and also visiting the panda sanctuary in Chengdu.
This is a really fun game to play with your kids. Not only will it give you a few laughs, it might also provide some 2014 travel inspiration!