I Need Bucket List Destination Ideas! 

 December 7, 2016

By  Jim Daniels

In today’s gazette I’m asking for some reader suggestions.

This week I’ve been telling my readers about a new PLR package called Digital Nomad Secrets.

It’s a Step-By-Step Guide For Aspiring “Lifestyle” Entrepreneurs To Live, Work, and Play Anywhere in the World.

The modern-day nomadic lifestyle is growing rapidly in popularity, with entrepreneurs young and old.

After all, why tie yourself down to one location when you’re self-employed. If you enjoy travel and want to see more of the world, all you need is a laptop or tablet and an Internet connection.

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Believe it or not, many of these digital nomads actually find the lifestyle cheaper than owning or renting a permanent residence. Especially if they were living in an expensive location such as New York or California.

If you are interested in exploring the idea of being a digital nomad, grab that package.

You can sell it to other would be digital nomads and keep 100% of the profits.

Or use it to plan your own adventures.

Which leads me back to my plea for some feedback.

Reading Digital Nomad Secrets got me thinking…

My youngest goes off to college this coming year, and my wife and I have started talking about places to “wander” to.

We’re both sort of homebodies, and wouldn’t want to travel more than a few months a year. At least for starters.

We have a very short list so far and would love some suggestions. I know many of my subscribers have visited, and actually live in some awesome destinations.

We’ll be traveling from January through March every year, so we can get away from old man Winter and see places we haven’t seen.

imsenior-2Just leave a comment with your ideas below.

To show my appreciation I’ll send everyone who comments, this very special gift…

It’s a PDF ebook I created this morning, based on my recent series on Internet marketing for seniors.

You can use it to help grow some income online, even if you’re not a senior.

Oh, and you can give it away (or sell it!) as your very own.

OK, so here are a few places we have in mind so far…

Tuscon/Scottsdale Arizona: Warm, dry climate. Lots of spas and golf courses.

Crete, Greece: My sis moved there last year and loves it!

Wine country, California: Watched the movie Sideways about 20 times and want to tour the vineyards.

That’s a pretty short list, help me make it longer. Tell me about some places you’ve visited that you really loved and why!

Now let me get back to the Digital Nomad Secrets course and why you should grab it before the sale ends.

Here are some ideas on what you can do with the course…

– Use it as blog content
– Sell it as a Kindle eBook
– Provide it inside your paid membership site
– Translate the content to other languages
– Use it for offline clients, coaching, speaking, etc.
– Turn it into a physical product
– Use the product as a bonus
– Use is as an upsell for your product
– Edit, modify, add and manipulate the content
– Put your name as the author
+ use your imagination and come up with your own idea!


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About Jim

I gave up a life of jobs in 1996. Since then I've been earning a living online.

I write books, create software, license info-products, affiliate marketing, build membership sites, design websites and more.

I prefer this over my old lifestyle of getting up early, commuting to work, coming home to have a few hours for my family and living for the weekends. Now every day is a weekend. I work when I want and answer to no boss.

  • I just left Thailand after 2 months living and growing my online business there with my wife. Chiang Mai is a nomad hotspot, has a college town vibe with GREAT restaurants and cafe’s.

    If your not into the city life, the islands in the south are very nice… Ko Samui and Phuket are options. I stayed in Kata, a town in Phuket at the ‘Kata Gardens’ condos and it was very nice.

    Another place to consider would be Las Palmas on the Gran Canaria island… Group of islands that are technically Spain, but off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic. Good weather year around, fresh air, good internet, a nomad/expat hub.

    I’m in New Zealand now for a couple months… Beautiful here, but expensive.

    • Thanks Miles, it sounds like you’re living the digital nomad lifestyle to the hilt! I appreciate the suggestions. It sounds like of the three we would probably like Las Palmas on the Gran Canaria island the best. I’m adding it to our list!

      Also, check your email for that pdf I promised in my post. Take care, and enjoy your travels!

  • Try Asia. Visit countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines. Most of these countries have very nice beaches to relax and exciting nightlife. Very good cuisine, some exotic and others the usual Western favorites. Sample the nice and wonderful beaches in Phuket – inThailand , Palawan – in Philippines. Wonder at sites like Angkor Vat – Cambodia. Temples at Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam.
    The wonderful thing is these places are cheap to visit compared to European countries but rival them in sights and food and friendliness of people. Your dollars can go a long way. And that’s what matters plus the experience of a different lifestyle from your own.

    • Thanks Art, that’s two votes for Phuket already. Great point about the financial aspects. I have a feeling this list of ours is going to get quite long!

  • Jim Jarvis says:

    We have a friend who lived in Prescott Arizona in the mountains.
    Also Grove Park inn in Asheville, N. C. is an exquisite place to visit.
    We took a trip from Florida to Cinncinati and went from there eastward thru the mountains visiting a total of eleven states in ten days.Boy were we tired when we got home but sure saw some beautiful country in the fall.
    The biggest surprise we got was coming out of a tunnel in the mountains and finding a woman parked and standing in the middle of the road taking pictures.
    Talk about stupidity that took the cake.
    Your idea sounds great.Enjoy.

    • Hey Jim, we just stayed at a lakeside cabin near Asheville NC this summer. You’re right, it was beautiful. Took the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way home, unforgettable drive. Never been to Prescott Az but will check that one out online and try to get there when we hit Tuscon or Scottsdale. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Hi Jim,

    The nicest vacation i ever had was a cruise down to Bermuda from NYC.

    Cruises are notorious for feeding you well and often either casually or formally.

    I don’t know if that interests you and your lady but if it does, try to lose 10 lbs. BEFORE going.

    There’s plenty of activities both on board and on the island but the food!

    • Hi Jim, I have a friend that does a cruise every year and loves it. My wife and I took ONE cruise about a decade ago and we we not so fortunate.

      I’ll share that story here since we’re talking about vacations.

      It happened in October 2004, I still remember because the Yankees were playing the Red Sox in the ALCS.

      My wife and I were on a cruise back from Bermuda to Boston.

      The Atlantic was rough. For some reason they decided to sail through the remnants of a tropical depression. Windy and 25-30′ seas.

      When we were turning in for the night, the TV literally slid onto our cabin floor. And it was a big NCL cruise ship.

      Luckily, we had dramamine and it knocked us out despite the rough seas.

      Around 2AM we woke to the ship’s alarm and pounding on our door.

      I opened the door and a crew member told us “Put on your life jackets and go to your lifeboat station, this is not a drill…”

      It felt like a nightmare, but we were wide awake.

      We rushed down and gathered with a crowd of other confused passengers.

      Some parents were literally writing letters to their children and sealing them in plastic bags.

      Then just before were were to board the lifeboat, we were told it was safe to go back to our rooms.

      We found out later that a piece of the gangway had broken loose, and flew through the lounge windows on Deck 5.

      One gentleman was injured from flying glass, and quite a lot of water was taken on.

      But they managed to get things under control and sailed back toward Bermuda while making repairs.

      We were at sea an extra day and it was horrible. First and probably last cruise for me unfortunately.

  • Hey Jim,

    I’d recommend my home country, Romania. It’s a beautiful country with lots to see. Unfortunately, that time of the year the old man Winter also visits there. 🙂

    So I’ll second Miles with the Gran Canaria Island. I’ve been actually living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for the past 4 years. And I can testify that it’s one of the best places to live on Earth. The Canary Islands are actually called the Islands of the Eternal Spring. One of the best weathers on Earth. Wow, I started repeating myself. Oh, and if you enjoy golf courses, there are those too.

    • Thanks Cristian. The golf courses close the deal. It just moved up to the top of the list!

  • Hey Jim I’d have to agree with Randy above…COSTA RICA. We left the cold Michigan winter and stayed for January and Februaryin a little fishing town called Esterillos Oeste which is about 20 minutes south of Jaco…very friendly people, great food, inexpensive and lots of great things to do. Plus it was about 90 the whole time we were there. I highly recommend it!

  • Glen Palo says:

    I missed out on a chance to go to the Seychelles. And I regret that.

    I recommend adding the Seychelles to your bucket list.

  • Right in your own back yard. Addieville East Farm and learn how to shoot sporting clays. It’s fun.

    • Thanks Linda, I have to hit that one soon. My dad used to take me skeet shooting and I loved it.

      • Linda Tremer says:

        We try to shoot there every Thursday at 10 am. Love to have you join us.

  • New Zealand! It really is a beautiful and slow-paced place, easy to slow down and enjoy.

    I’ll even meet you and your wife at the airport and give you a free week at my timeshare. Climb mountains, ski in winter, fish for trout. All of these, and more only 60-90 mins drive 🙂

    Look forward to seeing you here…

    PS And I forgot to mention the Plains of Mordor – just ‘over there’ by the volcanoes 😉

    • Gosh, what a generous offer. Thanks Stephen! Sounds like we need to add NZ to the list! Isn’t the Plains of Mordor the Lord of the Rings location?

  • Craig Blair says:

    If I had to name only must “must see” place to visit, it would easily be “Ephesus” in what is now known as Turkey. The biblical port city is now some 70 kilometers inland (due to shifting river deposits). Not only will you walk the same marble streets as did the Ephesians (and chariot ruts are very visible), but you’ll see the restored Library (and it’s underground tunnel to the Brothel). Among the notable sites are the amazing water and sewer systems (built on the sloping hills to accommodate the gravity-driven systems, the bath houses and public facilities You’ll marvel at the newly discovered and uncovered Agora. Perhaps the highlight is the outdoor amphitheater carved out of the side of a massive hill. Its acoustics are so incredible, that it has drawn such exciting performers as Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and a host of others. Study the history, and this place is so well preserved that you will feel yourself time-traveling.

    • Very interesting idea Craig, I would have never thought of Turkey. Seems like that might be better after things calm down a bit in that region though.

  • Alaska, especially southeast – Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka. We had a great cruise there, but you could fly into Juneau and then use the excellent ferry service to visit other places.

    Also Ireland. Beautiful country with wonderful warm and friendly people.

    • Thanks Judi, actually those are two places we were considering adding to the list. Thanks for suggesting them, they are definitely on there now.

  • Hey Jim,
    What about Amish country, Lancaster, pa. Doesn’t compare with many of the other suggestions but millions of people come here and love it.

    • Thanks for the idea Austin. Have spent time there – took the kids to Hershey park when they were little. Beautiful area, though might be chilly in January and February!

  • Joe Villarino says:

    I would try out the Philippines great place to check out the islands over 7000. Very inexpensive and you would not have a problem with the language since English is their second language.

    I would go outside the big cities and see the real life. You would love it. The food is great!

    • Hi Joe, that’s a couple votes for the Philipines. I have a close friend who was born there,but lives in the states now. Maybe I can get him to take us there.

  • Joseph M Krush says:

    Hello Jim, It’s Joseph again, thanks for your response earlier today. I live in Surrey, a suburb of Vancouver, BC, Canada, which is about 100 miles north of Seattle, Washington. If I became a multi-millionaire, do you know where I would move? NOWHERE! I would stay right here. It almost never snows, and the temperature rarely goes below freezing. They hold an annual Boxing Day (Dec. 26) Golf Tournament here. This is the one and only corner of Canada that is never in the deep freeze. I spend from about March or April to about September or October outside, either barbecuing or doing outdoor work. In July or August, we get about 3 weeks of heat, but not scorching heat like in Southern California or Mexico or the Caribbean. Vancouver looks very, very much like San Francisco. Instead of Golden Gate Bridge, we have Lion’s Gate Bridge. Mountains in the background, and the harbor at the edge. It’s just perfect here! Joseph.

    • Thanks Joseph, I would never have considered Vancouver for January and February, always thought it would be too cold. Sounds like it might be perfect for the tail end of our California wine country trip, maybe March.

  • Hi Jim. For you and Mrs D. I would say Tenerife – one of The Canary Islands. Spanish, but with plenty of English speakers due to the tourist trade.Plenty of rental property ( Quite a few are situated on Golf complexes-gotcha!) South of the island has the more modern developments and an airport + lots of shops. I would say avoid renting in Las Americas unless you like it to be pretty noisy into the early hours. Check with the rental agent for good internet connection. The northern end of the Island has the capital Santa Cruz with a mix of old and modern building,plenty of shops and another airport. Tends to be cooler than the south and gets more rain. Also has great carnival in early spring. We visit regular as we have an old house in Valencia that we spend time at, it’s an easy flight from Valencia to Tenerife. We will be fleeing the English winter after christmas to spend January through March at the house -can’t wait !

    • Canary Islands sound just wonderful. I’m seeing it pop up more and more on this thread. Thanks Ray!

  • Mark McKenna says:

    Good day Jim,

    I know you like golf so you might have heard about this
    destination before. It’s Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, N.S.

    I live in the Maritimes but never have made it over to golf yet myself so I guess it’s on my “bucket list” too.

    Here is a Forbes magazine link you might enjoy.


    And the dollar exchange is definitely in your favour these days, Jim.

    Glad to add my two cents and have a great retirement, Jim.



    • Thanks Mark, a friend of mine traveled there this summer and really like it. We definitively need to get up there. I think this might be a tough one for Jan. and Feb. though. Not sure the golf courses would be operational. 😉

  • Theda Erickson says:

    We lived in Prescott AZ, but they do get snow. So Phoenix would be better in the winter, lots of golf courses. Also San Diego, Calif. Beautiful place lots to see and do. Lived there for awhile too.

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