Of Course Richard Branson's Bucket List Includes a Place on Earth No One's Ever Been
The average person’s bucket list includes things like “go to Hawaii” or “get a tattoo.”????But considering Richard Branson’s already been to every continent, just call him Captain Kirk — because he wants to go where no man has gone before.????The mogul tells Departures that he is dying to visit the Puerto Rico trench.????While it’s just five miles from where he lives in the Virgin Islands, it’s so close yet so far away.????He explained: “It’s 28,000 feet down, and nobody has ventured down there.”????So getting to the bottom is on his bucket list — and while he dreams about being the first one down there, that’s not all it’s about.????Branson tells Departures: “So many ships are laden with gold at the bottom.
I want to see what wildlife and fish life are down there.”????Sort of a reverse Ariel, who was surrounded by gold and fish life and was still unsatisfied.????Well, the sea’s always greener on the other side… ????And he wants to get Virgin Aquatic going on building submarines to get down there… just as soon as his space venture, Virgin Galactic, is “completely hammered down.????I guess space isn’t always the final frontier.