I read most of the blogs when they were published, and was delighted to hear that Princess was doing a book of them. This 328-page coffee table book is a compilation of the blogs, which are accompanied by hundreds of photos designed to entice the reader.
Although most of us have way more than 50 places on our bucket list, I'd love to see all of these detailed in the book. (Note: I have been to 36 of the 50.)
Princess Cruises' Travel Experts
I especially enjoyed reading the destination experts backgrounds (number of years with Princess, number of countries visited, hometown, and job description) and their responses to the same five questions:
- What item is in your suitcase that you couldn't travel without?
- What's your most treasured travel souvenir?
- What's the most memorable dish you've eaten during your travels?
- What's your travel motto?
- Where haven't you been that's on your travel bucket list?
The Travel Bucket List
The 50 destinations cover all the continents except Antarctica. I was a little surprised that it wasn't included since visiting the White Continent was certainly one of my bucket list items. All 50 were familiar to me except Dingwall, Scotland in the Scottish Highlands. However, when I read expert Deanna Austin's story, I understood why this ancestral home ranked at the top of her list.
Since the book was published by a cruise line, I thought it very appropriate that the last bucket list item was "The Ocean". It's certainly a favorite destination for all of us who love cruising.