To Do

585. Tour the Prado, the Louvre, the Hermitage, the Metropolitan and the Uffizi

Updated July 18, 2010 I think these are the most celebrated and famous museums in the world. But visiting them all will require quite a lot of globe trotting. The Museo de Prado is in Madrid, Spain. The Musée du Louvre is in Paris, France. The State Hermitage is in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Metropolitan […]

574. Ride a bicycle through Bordeaux

There are plenty of places I’d like to experience on a bicycle, and Bordeaux is definitely one of them.

572. Have chocolate con churros in Barcelona

A sweet breakfast to be sure, but one I’d definitely like to try.

564. Ride across Ireland on a bicycle

Another bicycle trip, this time through countryside filled with stone fences and sheep.

553. See Michelangelo’s David

I’d like to ponder one of the most famous works of art of all time.

433. Ride the Orient Express

Updated July 20, 2009 Even though travel by train is noisy, cramped, and dusty the practice still has a certain amount of romanticism attached to it. And if you’re going to take a train trip, it might as well be aboard the world’s most famous train – and one known for being a luxury train […]

401. Pay my respects at Auschwitz

Updated November 23, 2009 I don’t want to know or explore the extremes of human cruelty, and accounts I’ve read of the Holocaust make me feel ill. But I still think it’s important to remember, to pay respect, and to mourn. And perhaps most importantly, to pray for the day when that kind of cruelty […]

400. Study the facade of Notre Dame in Paris

Updated February 13, 2010 I am so looking forward to my visit to Paris. I don’t know the date I’ll be going or who I’ll be going with (maybe just myself) or how long I’ll be staying. But I do know that I will spend the better part of an afternoon admiring Notre Dame.

394. Write poetry while sitting in a Parisian cafe

Updated October 28, 2009 I don’t think I’ve ever been so in love with anyone’s life as I was when I read Simone de Beauvoir’s biography. I wanted that life so much – dressing up in gorgeous dresses with my hair just so, then lounging around cafes, smoking cigarettes, debating philosophy, and writing. I will […]

371. Hike in the Swiss Alps

Updated July 20, 2009 I am engaged to be married to a man who is dying to visit Switzerland, though truth be told, he only wants to go for the chocolate. I figure once I get him there it should be pretty easy to lure him into doing lots of other things like hiking in […]

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