Patricia Schultz redefined the concept of bucket lists when her book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" hit stores in 2003 and was updated in 2011. It was and continues to be a hit, with a dizzying checklist of the popular and the exotic travel spots.
Highlights of Imperial Ethiopia offered through ET African Journeys include the 17th century imperial capital Gondar; Simien National Park; Axum, the purported site of the Ark of the Covenant; and Lalibela, a church and monastery carved from surrounding rocks.
An optional four-day add-on features hands-on volunteer work at poor schools through Hope for Children in Addis-Ababa. It may involve teaching English or computer skills, or helping to prepare meals.