Welcome to this week’s Bucket List Wednesday – a feature where I ask a fellow travellers about their Bucket List to inspire you with Bucket List ideas for your own list! If you would like to take part please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org or @A_wanderluster – I would love to for you to get involved!
This weeks traveller is William Counsell from NomadHead. Will is the editor of NomadHead – Your Guide to Gap Year Travel. His affair with gap years started just after high school when he travelled through South East Asia, volunteer teaching in Thailand and Cambodia and generally having the time of his life! Since that incredible experience he has also been on two study abroad semesters in Europe and the US, as well as backpacking up South America. Running NomadHead is his way of staying connected with the travel scene.
So Will, how many things do you have on your Bucket List?
There’s a few countries that I have a burning desire to see – Turkey, Georgia, Japan. Also I am extremely keen to do the Trans Siberian Railway. I find the best places to travel to are the ones you know the least about.
I agree! Trans Siberian Railway is on my list too! What’s at the top of your list?
Seeing the Northern Lights in Canada would be out of this world!
I saw them in Iceland and it was pretty amazing! I’d also love to see them again in Canada. What made you choose the Northern Lights as a priority?
The Northern Lights is one of those world icons that you have to see to believe. Just seeing photographs doesn’t do it justice. It’s like the Grand Canyon – it’s an experience that’s unmissable.
Are their any languages you would like to learn?
I learned a little bit of what I like to call ‘practical Spanish’ while I was in South America. For instance I could count, take buses from city to city, order a meal. Now that I’m back in Australia I’ve been trying to formalise my Espanol with university classes.
Good idea. Most travellers learn on the road and forget it very quickly! Great that you are keeping it on….What person or group of people would you love to meet?
A like minded traveller is always a great friend to find abroad. Some places you visit can be lonely by yourself. In terms of famous people, lately I’ve been reading Bill Bryson and would love to go on an adventure with him and his dry musings.
What things have you seen other people do or accomplish and you thought, “Wow, that’s pretty cool! I’d love to do that!”?
Anyone who is doing something they love is doing well in my books. All the people out there who have taken the opportunity to put their life on pause and go travelling for six months or a year or 10 years, I really admire them. I also find buskers have the most unique skills too.
Finally, how many things have you achieved off your Bucket List so far?
To be honest I haven’t really kept a list, I just like to keep an open mind to all experiences. Trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp was amazing. Plenty of more crazy adventures are still to be had!
Thanks for taking part in Bucket List Wednesday’s Will! If you would like to follow Will’s adventures or check out his cool magazine his details can be found below!
*NomadHead* – Your Guide To Gap Year Travel