To some people, these may seem like unusual choices. Why not the Grand Canyon or the Maldives? The answer is simple. These are the places and things I have always wanted to see and do:
1. Visit New Orleans and sit at the bar of a jazz club with a glass of bourbon, whilst enjoying an evening of live music.
Enjoy an evening of Jazz in New Orleans.
My late father always told me I should visit New Orleans. When I was young, I was (and still am) a fan of the UK band, Oasis. My father always said that when I get older my musical tastes will change, and I’ll begin to appreciate a wider range of music, and he was right!
Although, I’m not a fan of Jazz per se – from listening to him tell the story of his trip to New Orleans, when he retired, it has been a place I have wanted to visit ever since.
2. Stand where Hitler’s feet stood when he made a speech
Nuremberg in ’38
Stolen from the Stereophonics song ”Nice to be out”.
A fantastic song written by Kelly Jones about some of the places he visited around the world, whilst on tour.
The first few lines of the song have always stuck with me – and visiting Nuremberg has been something I have always wanted to do as a result.
3. Swim with a great white shark.
Swimming with a great white.
As a teenager I used to watch ‘Shark Week’ all the time, where I discovered that great white sharks, whilst incredibly dangerous, are not the monsters the movies make out.
Undoubtedly, I would be absolutely terrified, but I hope to one day be in the water (and cage) with one of these magnificent animals, though I’m not all that keen on swimming in the sea anyway!.