We all have a virtual bucket list. One that doesn't exist -- yet. It includes all the experiences we crave the moment we become aware that they are available.
For me, staying in the U.K.'s new "cake hotel" (pictured below) is a prime example.
Over the past few years, items that have moved from my virtual list to its actual counterpart include:
1. Indoor skydiving. The outdoor version is on my list, too, but it's comforting to know that a visit to Montreal's SkyVenture facility would take the parachute, airplane and 12,000 vertical feet out of the equation.
2. Casu Marzu. This Sardinian sheep’s milk cheese ferments to the
point of being rotten, owing to the digestive action of cheese fly larvae. It is considered ready to eat when it is filled with thousands
of maggots which, when disturbed, can jump up
centimetres, forcing connoisseurs to either
wear protective eyewear or use their hands to shield themselves. It sounds disgusting, yes, but there's got to be something to it. Otherwise, how did it ever become a delicacy? Of course, you could ask the same question about haggis, so...
3. Berlin's Propeller Island City Lodge. I'd like to stay in every hotel listed in the "Top 10 wackiest hotel rooms" gallery I did a while back -- even the one shaped like a giant beagle -- but the Berlin entry would allow me to check off a few bucket list items in one visit.