Everyone should have a bucket list because in the end, it’s not our possessions that we hold dearly, but rather the memories that we’ve created. So if your dream is to travel the world, why not go for it? What’s holding you back?
Having a bucket list isn’t just a finish line that you’re working towards, but rather a list of your dreams. Most people have these goals in life that they are constantly working towards, but unfortunately in the process, tend to set aside their real dreams that they’ve always wished to achieve. It’s always on the back of their mind that ‘one day’ they’ll be able to make it come true, but that ‘one day’ is always another day – not ‘today’. That’s why everyone should have a bucket list, but not just a mental list. This has to be a list that’s being written on a piece of paper – something tangible, something real. Write your dreams down and give yourself a deadline that’s realistic and attainable, but still a deadline nonetheless. You’d be surprised how much a deadline for a trip can help push you, keep you motivated and make it happen.
So now let’s say you want to travel the world right? The world is a tremendous place with endless fascinating trips that someone could take, so how does one pick? Well in reality, that should be your decision, since this is your bucket list after all, but of course, we’d be more than happy to throw some ideas out there! This list (although it might not be for everyone) is sure to give you a taste of a little bit of everything that the world has to offer – from bonding with a llama at Machu Picchu to being in the middle of a desert with thousands of loving strangers all coming together to live in the same, blissful moment.
Watch the Northern Lights with a wolf by your side at wolf sanctuary
Yeah you read that right, you’re not imagining it. Go see the Northern Lights while you get to cuddle with a real life wolf. The wolf sanctuary is called Polar Park and it’s located in Norway. These are wolves that have been raised to thrive in the company of human companionship. This species of wolves were listed as critically endangered in 2010 on the Norwegian Red List and is in need of protection from illegitimate hunting practices. The purpose of allowing humans to interact with the wolves is to help push the message of wildlife preservation. In 2014, it was estimated that only 24-35 wolves remain in Norway. This attraction not only helps preserve the endangered species, but helps humans become educated on the value and importance that these beautiful wolves play in the ecosystem. So how could you possibly pass up the opportunity to hangout with these beautiful creatures while looking up at the night sky and watching the stunning Northern Lights?
Watch the sunrise in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey
This is really going to set the bar to an all time high when it comes to the most epic sunrises ever witnessed. This balloon festival takes place in Cappadocia, a historical region in Turkey that’s become one of the most famous tourist sites. This region is known for it’s unique and captivating volcanic landscape, chimneys, and underground dwellings. Immediately upon take off you will become hypnotized by the colors, topography, and gorgeous sites. One can take a standard flight which is about 1-2 hours long or you can go with the tour package which is a 3 day tour that will cover the highlights of the large region. if you’re looking for a romantic getaway, you should quit your search, for you have found exactly what you’re looking for.
Experience Burning Man
This is definitely an event that might not be for everyone, but it will absolutely change your life. Every year, tens of thousands of people looking for adventure gather in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to create what they call “Black Rock City.” This temporary capital is built and dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. This event just keeps growing year after year – in 2015 attendance had risen to 70,000 participants. Here, no currency is allowed – no commerce in general. Everything is done through gift-giving principles, in which people give away products in exchange or even without expecting anything in return. At the end of the event, everything is burned in order to leave zero trace that anything even occurred there. This event may not be for everyone – it’ll either tempt you or freak you out! Either way, Burning Man is still something worth looking into.
Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
Scuba diving in the world’s largest coral reef system will take you into a whole other world that you’ve never experienced before. This tremendous living structure is made up of nearly 2900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays. Upon diving you’ll run into sea creatures such as dwarf minke whales, sea turtles, sharks, sea snakes, leopard moray eels, and macro life. Since the reef is so large, there are a lot of places where you can dive in. Ribbons Reefs for example has big potato cod encounters, or Steve’s Bommie dive site where you can swim with thick fish traffic or Lionfish. If you’re looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush you can go to the Osprey Reef where you can go shark feeding. If you time it just right in June and July, you can also catch the migration of the dwarf minke whales from Antarctica. It’s time to step out of your element and venture into a world you’ve never seen before.
Can’t go wrong with Thailand
Thailand is one of the most beautiful and exotic destinations and the world, but the best part? Thailand is shockingly cheap to visit! It always depends on where you go and what you do, but if you do your research correctly and be patient, you can travel for a few weeks and only end up using a couple grand tops. You can find cheap guesthouses for as little as 300 THB a night ($10 US) in the cities. If you go to the bigger cities such as Chiang Mai and Bangkok, it’ll run you a little more – at about 400 THB a night. If you go a little bigger and go to a resort on an island, you can find some as cheap as 1700 THB ($53 US) per night for a bungalow on the beach. There’s more than plenty of awesome activities to do such as jungle trekking, go scuba diving, try unique and exotic foods, etc. So if you plan on visiting Thailand, be patient, do your research and jump on deals when they come up.
Now that we helped get those creative juices flowing, you can start creating your own bucket list – your list of dreams. Don’t let time go by and let your dreams collect dust! Create a plan and put it into action, work at it every single day, give yourself and deadline and hold yourself accountable to it. The moment you do this, will be the day that your life will change for the better.
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