Where can I buy the book?
The book is widely available in all bookstores (retail and online), as well as various retailers in Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand and China. Click here for a list or where to buy it online.
Why am I not seeing all the experiences on the website?
If you don’t register, you can still see dozens of experiences online. If you register, it unlocks many more. If you buy the book, you’ll see a code under “How to use this book” in the front. Add this code when you register and it will unlock all the items on this site, or simply follow the URL at the end of each chapter.
How do I input the book code if I’ve registered before?
1. If you’ve registered previously, you’ll notice your login name at the top right hand corner. It will say “Howdy [name]”
2. Put your mouse over your name, and a menu will pop up with your name, Edit My Profile, and Logout
3. Click “Edit My Profile”
4. At the bottom of the page, just before the Submit button, is a field that says Book Code.
5. Enter the code (found in the front of the book), hit submit, and voila!
Why is my favourite experience not here?
The Great Global Bucket List is an organic document. It will grow, and one day, your experience might certainly be on it. Robin spent over a decade travelling to seven continents, polling locals, travel media and experts, and drawing on his considerable experience. He knows that many, many experiences slipped through the cracks, but hopes to add them in future editions. Also, have you felt the weight of the book? And that’s after cutting 27 chapters for size.
Is this a TV show?
Some readers may recognize Robin as co-host of the 40-part TV series Word Travels, seen on Travel Channel International and National Geographic worldwide. While original video and clips from the series are integrated into most of the experiences online, The Great Global Bucket List is not a television series.
How did Robin choose items on the Bucket List?
When it came to creating The Great Global Bucket List, Robin looked for experiences that were exceptional, accessible, memorable, and most of all unique. As a travel columnist and adventurer, it’s how he makes his living! Dozens of bucket list-worthy experiences were cut for space in the book, but they will live online in their own microsite.
Will Robin be adding new experiences?
Most definitely, and he welcomes your suggestions. Robin was limited in terms of what he could cover and where he could get to.
Why are some experiences on the website not in the book?
The website was designed to compliment and enhance the book. It includes experiences that belong in the book but didn’t make the cut due to timing, budgets and space. Perhaps in the next edition! But since the website is its own beast, new experiences will be added all the time.
Are you a travel agency?
NO, we are not a travel agency. We do however provide links and contacts for you to book any of these experiences through reputable operators and tour agents.
Is Robin talking at any upcoming events?
Click here for more information about dates and venues.
How do I buy ads or sponsorship around the Bucket List?
Email us at email@example.com
What should I bring on my experience?
Each adventure is different. Some essential gear is recommended on each experience page, but it’s worth following the links provided for more information.
Was Robin paid to feature experiences?
All the items in The Great Global Bucket List were selected by Robin with complete editorial independence. A Bucket List is only as faithful as the people who believe in it! Robin makes convincing arguments for each item in the book, although some readers are bound to disagree. Robin did work with tourism boards and marketing partners to find and select experiences on the website.
Why are there ads for Tourism Boards?
Robin worked with dozens of tourism board around the world. His budget was extremely limited, and all support was accepted gratefully. Some tourism board partners have paid to advertise on the site, which helps absorb ongoing costs of development (and diapers for babies!) They want you to have a good time, it’s as simple as that.