Local Bucket list

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1. Posted by Cottonwood (Respected Member 658 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Ok, so, most of us won't be going far for at least a "short time period"....whatever that might be no thanks to the "Virus". So, my question is....

Have any of you travelers converted your Bucket list to a "local list" as compared to a "far from home" list? What's a around the corner 2 blocks down and take a left...or right.....as compared to the next International flight out of your favorite local airport to a land far, far, away.

There are a couple mountains with in view of my condo that I have yet to hike and a couple others that I would like to repeat. My list is starting to grow with a couple other idea's. That's as of now...just waiting for the snow to melt.

2. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 1518 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Not an bucketlist as such but just yesterday I read from local paper about walking route near by which goes by coast and I think that is something to do for this summer

3. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 2070 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

When we move someplace, we spend our spare moments exploring the area so we've pretty well covered anything near home by now. We're fortunately to have Napa, Sonoma and Amador wine country near us and that's always worth another trip. The coastal ranges of mountains on one side and the Sierra Nevada on the other side are always great for exploration. Then there is the Pacific coast . . .

We've been to most but always enjoy another trip.

4. Posted by MilesTX (Budding Member 40 posts) 4y 1 Star this if you like it!

I've changed my routine from "walking in my neighborhood" to "walking in some random neighborhood." Just drive to someplace, park the car and start walking.

Important: Remember where you parked the car!

There are all kinds of things to see. Yesterday I walked by an apartment complex with a tall (roughly 6m) statue of a giraffe in front. Weird! As I walked by the statue started urinating (water, I assume, pumped from a nearby fountain). Double weird!

You never know what you will find.

5. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1894 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

There are two walks left that I have yet to do at one of the NPs in my city that when they finally reopen I am going to tick off the list. There are a couple of other smaller NPs that I have also been meaning to visit. If we can leave the city there is a dam area that I have driven past so many times that I may finally turn towards. COVID19 has got me thinking of all the local sights that I have been putting aside for another time. You think because they are so close it is something you can do any time and it seems with all the restrictions this might be as good a time to visit these places.

6. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1388 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

We've already discovered a number of new places within walking distance of our home, like the cemetery where Agatha Christie's parents are buried and a former Home Secretary (Spencer Walpole), a church built in memory of the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated (Spencer Perceval) and a park with a lake where terrapins live :) But we're running out of options! We've now been told we can take short drives to a place for exercise, as long as the drive is shorter than the time we spend exercising, so we may get a chance to search out some new places.

But my main thinking on these lines has been about when the restrictions start to ease but not fully. I think there will be opportunities to travel in our own countries before it is feasible to consider going abroad, so we're earmarking a few places that we'd either like to go back to (Yorkshire Dales, Whitstable, Winchester) or visit for the first time (Peak District, Welsh Borders).