I have never been to spain, but I have been to Italy.
I have never drank out of a coconut, but I have drunk out a glass of fresh apple juice.
I have never rode a horse across a sunlit beach, but I have rode a horse across a forest floor.
I have never been on a cruise, but I have been on a rocking boat across the sea to St Michal’s mount in Cornwall.
I have never written a famous poem, but I have written this poem.