Dave Freeman, an advertising agency executive who co-wrote “100 Things to Do Before You Die,” an adventure-seeking and often unconventional travel guide that personified the way he lived his life, died last month aged 47.
Freeman died Aug. 17 after falling and hitting his head at his home in Venice, said his father, Roy. Released in 1999, “100 Things” was one of the first contemporary books to create a travel agenda based on 100 sites and then market it with a title that reminded mortal readers that time was limited. Reminded us of the film the bucket list and part of the ethos behind smelling the flowers, while you still can with our ‘one journey – many discoveries’ approach:
“This life is a short journey,” the authors wrote. “How can you make sure you fill it with the most fun and that you visit all the coolest places on earth before you pack those bags for the very last time?”
BUT we ask you – is extensive travel a way of enriching your life or is it an excuse to avoid knuckling down to ’life’ and getting on with it? Do tell – all types welcomed, stay at home or well travelled and feel free to share your top things you’d like to do.