Do you have a travel bucket list?
Ideas on where to travel, what attractions to see, and things to experience?
Most of us do. And like most, we never get around to ticking them off.
With changes to international travel regulations, completing your bucket list may seem far off but that is not necessarily true.
Here are 9 bucket list ideas that will help you see and experience as many places as possible
Around The World In Seven
Few people can claim to have visited all seven continents as Antarctica is often skipped in their bucket list.
By visiting one continent every year, you can tick this off your travel bucket list in seven years.
From Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America, start with your least favorite and work your way through to your number one choice.
This way you stay motivated to keep going over time.
You’re already one-seventh of the way there.
On The Road, Easy Rider
A wonderful way to see a continent is to drive through it with each offering plenty of options to pick from.
Route 66 is one of the all-time favorites in the US, while Chile and Argentina provide vast landscapes and empty, epic roads.
In Europe drive along Portugal’s coastline, the vineyards of Italy, or the German Autobahn.
The Atlas Mountains in northwestern Africa is a superb road trip destination. It also has excellent camping and hiking spots at the heart of the mountains.
The Hai Van Pass in Vietnam provides both coastline and mountain views while you drive and is considered one of the best in the world.
Australia is a host to some of the most iconic road trips in the world. Drive along the Great Barrier Reef, explore Tasmania’s beautiful coastline, and take in the scenery on The Great Ocean Road.
A Star For A Night
Living in the city, a clear night sky is a rarity. And when it does happen it’s a sight to behold.
If you can’t wait for those scarce nights, there are some excellent spots where you can go to enjoy nature’s darkness.
In the U.S., spend a weekend at Natural Bridges National Monument, the world’s first International Dark-Sky Park enjoying the night lights. Or, visit Cherry Springs State Park during its two annual star parties.
Germany’s Rhön Biosphere Reserve, France’s Pic du Midi, and Hungary’s Zselic National Landscape Protection Area provide exceptional views of the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxy.
Stargazing is definitely one for your bucket list.
Dare To Soar Like The Condors
Paragliding may seem scary however that emotion is immediately replaced with a sense of awe.
It combines the thrill of flying with panoramic views that leaves you with an unforgettable experience.
Interlaken, Switzerland is arguably the best paragliding spot in the world. Hedged between lakes and snow-capped mountains, paragliders glide weightlessly from one of the numerous 4,000-meter summits.
If paragliders could call any place heaven it would be Danyang, South Korea. A 150-minute drive from Seoul, you can either paraglide or hang glide over the surrounding mountains and valleys.
While New Zealand is known as the home of the hobbits, but it is also home to paragliding fans from around the world. Queenstown is a resort town built beside Lake Wakatipu and is open throughout the year.
All The Pretty Horses
No bucket list is complete without including horseback riding.
While Cappadocia, Turkey is famous for its hot air balloon rides, it is also known locally as the “Land of Beautiful Horses.”
You can choose to ride either an Arabian or Barb horse and then meander through ancient Turkish towns, past Byzantine churches, and valleys.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah is another excellent destination to go horseback riding.
Riders can descend up to 2,000 feet into the canyon and experience panoramic views of rock formations, wildlife, and forests.
Further up north is Canada’s first national park – Banff National Park. The park has trail rides for both novice and experienced riders which take you past rivers, lush forests, and hot sulfur springs.
The History Of The World
Visiting historical ruins is like stepping back in time and should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.
Take your pick from the seven wonders of the ancient world or be a hipster and visit the more recent past.
Machu Picchu is a popular tourist destination and for good reason. It is surrounded by mountains, temples, and water channels and is located on top of a mountain.
This 15-century Inca citadel was lost for almost 500 years and was re-discovered 100 years ago by Hiram Bingham
In Thailand lies Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, the historic capital of Ayutthaya, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built-in 1350 it was the capital of the Siamese Kingdom till its destruction in 1767 by the Burmese army.
Volubilis is the remnant of the Romans in Morocco. Situated between Rabat and Fes, this UNESCO World Heritage site is being reconstructed and preserved for future generations. The site has a notable collection of mosaic floors and paved stone roads that was laid in 312 BC.
A Walk On The Wild Side
There is something marvelous about taking a hike in a rainforest surrounded by greenery and wildlife.
You should add the Daintree Rainforest if you are considering adding hiking in a rainforest to your list. Its diverse landscape includes mountains, waterfalls, forests, beaches, and offshore reefs.
The rainforest is located in Queensland, Australia and is an hour north of Port Douglas.
The iconic Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica is another excellent destination you need to add to our bucket list. The low-hanging clouds take the form of fog and hover around the upper canopy of the forest giving you the feeling of walking on the clouds.
Visit the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas in natural habitat. On your walk, you will also spot hyenas, elephants, buffalos, and golden monkeys.
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In the Heart of the Sea
While on one hand, it can be intimidating, it is equally thrilling spotting Earth’s largest mammal.
Head off to Monterey Bay, California, and catch glimpses of these majestic creatures all year round.
From April to December, you will see humpback and blue whales, and from December to April, gray whales swim past on their migration north. During this time it is possible to see killer whales as they hunt the gray whales.
The Portuguese Islands of Azores are one of the most popular whale-watching destinations. Being so remote, they are home to sperm and pilot whales all year round.
During spring they are visited by humpbacks, fin, and blue whales (the two largest species of whales).
You will also see several different types of dolphin species
The Day Of The Dolphin
Talking about dolphins, Azores is also an excellent spot to swim with the dolphins.
The Islands provide a natural sanctuary and it’s possible to find up to eight different species.
The Red Sea is another great site to go swimming, especially Samadaii in Marsa Alam and Sha’ab Ali. Here you will find common dolphins, spinners, Risso’s dolphins, and bottlenose.
Bimini in the Bahamas is another place perfect for dolphin encounters. You can interact with Atlantic spotted dolphins who are intelligent, fun-loving, playful, and friendly.
Your encounter can last a few minutes or several hours as the relationship is based on trust, play, and curiosity.
The Bucket List of Ideas
You may be thinking, there’s no way I can do all of them but you can.
With a little planning, you could actually do a few of them at the same time.
Make sure every six months you review and update your list. Just make sure you keep adding and not subtracting from it.
Hopefully you will be able to do all of them over time!
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