Disclaimer... I have not read the comments in this thread.
It's sort of a dumb idea... assuming that we have the option to go for things which are outside of our day to day existence... things that seem achievable but for rather insubstantial reasons we may let them prevent us from these dreamed about experiences.
The constraints are often things like... available time.... family
responsibilities/obligations... finances.... technical know how... All of this as it applies to getting a boat and cruising off into the sunset... for X years.
I never dreamed of, thought about... sailing off and living a cruising life style. I fell into sailing by accident
, found it quite wonderful and ended up with my own boat because the friend who got me hooked backed out a partnership
deal on a boat so I went it alone on the boat I still have 27 yrs later. My life circumstances permitted me to go cruising for 4 years when I was 43 yrs young. My parents had recently passed.. I was divorced with no children
to care for... I was unburdened by property to hold me... and the economy dipped and I have savings to blow so... I did the probably no wise financial decisions and took the money
and sailed off for 4 yrs. It was 4 yrs of wonderful experiences... pre internet
... but it was not a dream until I made it a goal the year before I actually left.
At 65 I am too old to be doing what a young me would have done. But I have no regrets about not doing anything before I died. I've traveled many places... but of course there are many more I've not seen with my own eyes. That's too bad. But I see so much with digital media these days... it's almost as good.. Some experiences definitely need to be real and not memorex.
Now I'd like to finish the boat list.... hahaha