Something I've always felt strongly about is making a bucket list and pursuing it with all possible tenacity.  I'm not going to bore you with our full lists (Jess's may or may not include something about knitting a doily), but I do want to share the places that we have every hope and intention of exploring. If you have suggestions to add, be sure to tell us about them in the comments below!
(As these become linked to posts, their caption will appear blue and underlined--all others are under construction!)

In the U.S.

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Backcountry in Redwood NP, California

Coming Soon...
  • Do the Fiery Furnace Tour (Arches National Park, Utah)
    • For the NPS photo gallery click here
    • For an NPS video of the tour click here
  • Hike into the Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim
    • Just about all possible info can be found at the NPS site here, including how to obtain a backcountry permit to camp in the canyon.

Outside the U.S.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa
(Coming Soon)
Great Walks of New Zealand
(Coming Soon)

  • Hike Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania, Africa)
    • For the official park website click here
    • To see REI's trip package click here (I've been using REI's site to get a general concept of cost, time, and skill level involved for a few trip possibilities)
  • Hike (or tramp, as the Kiwis say) one (or more?) of New Zealand's Great Walks
    • New Zealand is, of course, not the easiest country to get to, but completely worth it if you get the chance. I studied there for a semester in college, but I know Andy would love it's incredible geography (beaches, mountains, glaciers, fjiords--all within a short drive of each other) and it's large expanses of un-peopled landscapes. As a bonus, there are no bears, wolves, snakes or poisonous insects (click here to read about this). Makes you want to hike there too, doesn't it?
    • Descriptions, maps, and videos of the 9 Great Walks can be found here