I admire people who have a bucket list and actually get it done. I often think about making a bucket list and then well…I don’t. After exploring some of the world’s most incredible places to travel to write about it, I’ve decided I actually might do it. Tomorrow.
The world is full of beautiful places and although it might be hard to get to all of the places in your lifetime…it’s nice to be able to get to the ones you most often dream about. And hey…getting anywhere outside of baby spew, poo filled nappies, work, and ALL adult rules and regulations is a bloody good accomplishment in itself.
Here’s some of our fave places to travel to before we die.
Take a walk through the Sagano Bamboo Forest in Japan. Photo: The Smart Local
Take a cruise in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Towering limestone rainforest islands including more than 16000 islands and islets, mostly uninhabited. Photo: Simon Morris
Get warm and toastie by the Champagne Pool in NZ. A hot spring which formed a hydrothermal eruption 900 years ago. It bubbles like champagne and is too hot to swim. Photo: The Aposition
Walk on water in Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia – 4086 square miles of salt flat that gives the illusion that you are walking on water with incredible photo ops. It’s a breeding ground for pink flamingo’s too! Photo: Skittle Dip
Walk through Plitvice Lakes in Croatia. Incredible forest land with 16 tumbling crystalline lakes and tons of waterfall full of mineral-rich water. Photo: Sound Wave Croatia.
Go for an incredible hike through Machu Picchu in Peru. Set high in the Andes Mountains built in the 15th century and abandoned. This place is incredible. Photo: Jessica Sample
Go on a swing at “the end of the world” in Ecuador. You can swing over a deep abyss below the crater of Mount Tungurahua, an active stratovolcano. The building, which is a tree house, has a swing attached to it. Photo: Sean Hacker Teper
Go on a hot-air baloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey – the views speak for themselves. Photo: Turkey Travel Blog
Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. This geothermal spa is about 50 mins from capital city Reykjavik. Man made full of salt water and soothing 100*F and said to have healing powers due to the properties in the water. Photo: Iceland Design Centre
WAtch the great wildebeest migration on safari in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. More than a million wildebeests, 500,000 gazelles and 200,000 zebra’s migrate from July to October each year. Photo: Kifaru Safari
Be amongst an awesome crowd releasing a candle at Yi Peng Festival in Thailand – a religious ceremony where thousands of Thai people release lanterns and make a wish as a way of paying homage to Buddha. Photo: Beboy Photographies
Hike through Buckskin Gulch in Utah. The longest and deepest slow canyon in the southwest of the US and possibly the longest in the world. The canyon can be hiked in one day but is one of America’s most dangerous hikes. Photo: Staale Veipe.
Do you have a bucket list? What are some of things on your list?