As we enter into the last month of 2017, I thought it would be a good idea to look at my Forty Things Before Forty Bucket list and see where I am. Big progress was made this year and what a blast it has been. But I am mindful that the “non-travelling” goals are proving to be very difficult to achieve. With only a few weeks till the end of year, I am going to do my best to make some strides in those areas, so hopefully my New Years Day update will show some more succesful steps forward.

11. Take a trip to the Taj Mahal

12. Lay eyes on Mt. Everest

13. Encounter an Elephant

14. Eat gelato at the Colosseum

15. Cruise the Med. with my whole family

16. Stand where the Colosseus of Rhodes did

17. Relax on the beaches of Rio de Janerio

18. Stand at the feet of Christ the Redeemer

19. Be sprayed by the Iguassu Falls

20. Take a hair-rasing helicopter ride

21. Eat at one of the World’s Best Restaurants

22. Marvel at Machu Picchu

And in case you missed the first up date: here are the first ten I did in 2016.

1. See the Northern Lights
2. Get a family pet, well two: Emma and Ella
3. Venture to the Victoria Falls
4. Be debt free
5. Swim with Dolphins
6. Take a class I’ve always wanted to: photography lessons
7. Treat myself to an expensive accessory
8. View the works of Van Gogh – Amsterdam
9. Gaze at the Great Pyramid of Giza
10. Ride a Camel