To Do

553. See Michelangelo’s David

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

550. Cross the international date line and get to yesterday

Updated December 1, 2009 I suppose that when you become a seasoned world traveler, crossing the international date line becomes somewhat of a boring experience. But I still want to do it. At least once.

537. Ride a swan boat in Boston Public Gardens

Updated February 6, 2009 How could you look at pictures like these and not want to ride in a swan boat? Photo courtesy of David Paul Ohmer. Photo courtesy of David Paul Ohmer. I haven’t been to Boston yet, but unless I somehow end up there in the dead of winter, you’d better believe I’m […]

533. Admire Red Square at midnight

Updated June 22, 2009 Cities all have their own personalities and appearances, but I don’t think anyone can argue that just about any city is at its most beautiful at night. Dingy buildings and cracked sidewalks fade and soft lights illuminate plants and buildings in a gentle glow. Browse through these pictures and tell me […]

531. See the Taj Mahal

Updated February 28, 2010 I think I’m a fan of the Taj Mahal because it was built for love. What a love that must have been to inspire such a graceful and beautiful building. I’d like to stand in its presence and just appreciate it, thinking about how wonderful it is to live in a […]

528. Attend the Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley, Washington

The Tulip Festival happens every April in Skagit Valley, Washington for 26 years.

524. Go to Brazilian Carnival

The last big party of the year before the start of Lent, Carnival is the Brazilian Mardi Gras.

514. Serve in the Peace Corps

A chance to learn another culture and genuinely improve other people’s lives.

511. Go snorkeling in St. John

Updated May 4, 2009 The snorkeling is so good in St. John, there’s an entire web site devoted to it: photo courtesy of Alex Dodd All the ingredients are there: beautiful island; white sand; tranquil, warm, blue water; coral reefs full of amazing fish and sea creatures. What a terrific way to spend an […]

510. Moped in Bermuda

Updated June 22, 2009 There is definitely a soft spot in my heart for white sands, blue water and tropical plants. I especially adore islands so small that there aren’t any cars, where people make their way around on golf carts, moped, or scooters. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a few islands like that […]

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