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Several years ago, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred in the movie, The Bucket List. They portrayed retirees who wanted to enjoy exotic adventures before they kicked the bucket. We’ve asked several seasoned readers to offer their own bucket lists of places they’ve always wanted to see, but just never got around to visit ... yet.

Monument Valley AZ: Sam R, Newark NJ: I’d get close up to the soaring red rock formations where many John Wayne movies were shot. A Jeep tour or horseback trek through this unusual Arizona desert landscape has been a dream of mine for years. Recording this fantastic scenery with my camera would be the experience of a lifetime. gosw.about.com/od/arizonatravelguide

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Jim K, Boston MA: I want to feel the warm tropical sand of Impanema Beach between my toes, listen to the strolling musicians and ogle the girls who wear the tiniest bikinis in the world. Then, after the sun sets behind Sugarloaf Mountain, stroll into a samba bar for an evening of Brazilian food and fun. www.viator.com/Rio-de-Janeiro/d712-ttd

Reykjavik, Iceland: Mary L, Salinas CA: Along with the spectacular Nordic scenery, I’d bathe in Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon. Even during winter, the volcano-heated sea water lagoon is said to provide hot, therapeutic healing experiences. It could be especially beneficial for seasoned travelers whose tired bones and muscles sorely need it. www.icelandtouristboard.com

Jerusalem, Israel: Jessica S, Philadelphia PA: For anyone with deep feelings of history and religion, Jerusalem is a top bucket list destination. The ancient City of David is the most revered place in the world for people of many faiths.

I’d visit the Temple on the Mount, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock, King David’s Tomb and other historic sites. www.goisrael.com

The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: Phil B, Denver CO: I’ve always wanted to visit that spot off the coast of South America. Old Charles Darwin told us that the isolated hunks of land proved his theory about how nature got started. I’d get back to nature by roaming with the seals, boobie birds, tortoises, penguins and and other unique species. rutahsa.com/gal-anim


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