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Planners Talk Back: Bucket Lists

Select Traveler asked these group travel planners, “What is a destination on your bucket list?” Check out their responses.


Erica Perkins

Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank, Woodsville, New Hampshire

“For me, the Scottish Highlands has a mystical pull. I’m drawn by the raw, rugged beauty and solitude. I love the romantic notion of exploring the landscape in hiking boots during the day. Then in the evening, I’d settle by a peat fire with a wee dram.”

Larry Wilburn

Averett University, Danville, Virginia

“Australia is on my bucket list. To begin with, it is halfway around the globe and would be the farthest I have ever traveled. I am most interested in the Australian outback and all the mystery it holds.”

Martha Morse

First MidAmerica Credit Union, Bethalto, Illinois

“Peru has been on my bucket list since I did a report on the country in the sixth grade. The country is rich in culture, history and natural beauty. I would love to see Machu Picchu and Cuzco firsthand to walk in the footsteps of the Incas and see the ancient ruins.”

Christa LeeVan

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

“We send many Notre Dame travelers to the Galapagos Islands each year. I’ve enjoyed seeing the amazing photos our travelers take. It is one of our highest rated destinations. It would give me a chance to visit my sixth continent, since the trips we offer usually start in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I hope to lead a group there in 2021.”

Rob Fure

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia

“Bhutan is at the top of my bucket list. I’ve been most everywhere else in 34 years of travel program management for Washington and Lee University.”