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The ULTIMATE Travel Bucket List! 100+ Amazing Experiences & MUST SEE Destinations!

The start of a new year is a great chance to reflect on where you've been and where you want to be going next... Sometimes, that can be figurative - meaning the place that you want to get to in life. Other times, it can be more literal - the place that you've been dreaming of travelling to and finally plan to tick off the bucket list! We think a lot about both quite often, but for the sake of this blog post, we wanted to share those places that we really want to see and the things that we really want to experience - and just how much of each we still have to tick off our list!

Here's our ultimate travel bucket list, with must visit places and amazing experiences!

To Visit:

The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt - DONE - READ HERE!

The Great Wall Of China

The Taj Mahal, India

Machu Picchu, Peru

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Angkor Wat, Cambodia - DONE - READ HERE!

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam - DONE - READ HERE!

Maya Bay, Thailand - DONE - READ HERE!

The Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan

Bagan Temples, Myanmar

The Blue Mosque, Turkey

The Blue City, Morocco

The Lost City of Petra, Jordan

St Basil's Cathedral, Russia

Japan In Cherry Blossom Season

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Havana, Cuba

Christ The Redeemer, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe / Zambia

Niagara Falls, Canada / USA

The Grand Canyon & Horseshoe Bend, USA

Mount Rushmore, USA

All Of The Landmarks In Washington D.C.

Times Square, USA - DONE

The Statue Of Liberty, USA - DONE

The Eiffel Tower, France - DONE - READ HERE!

St Mark’s Square, Italy - DONE - READ HERE!

The Trevi Fountains, Italy

The Vatican, Italy

The Colosseum, Italy

The Leaning Tower Of Piza, Italy

The COMPLETED Sagrada Familia, Spain

The Acropolis, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Meteora, Greece

The Roman Baths, UK

Bavarian Castles, Germany

The Fjords of Norway

French Polynesia

The Galapagos Islands

The Amazon Rainforest

Easter Island

Hobbiton, New Zealand

Uluru, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Australia - DONE - we saw it from the plane stopping over in Sydney if that counts?!

Any Canadian National Park

Any US National Park




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Bungee Jump


Sky Dive

Learn To Scuba Dive - DONE

Dive With Sharks - DONE - READ HERE!

Dive With Whales

Dive With Manta Rays

Dive On A Live Aboard Trip

Dive The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Dive The Blue Hole, Belize

Dive The S.S. Thistlegorm Wreck, Egypt

Dive Between Tectonic Plates, Iceland

Learn To Surf - DONE

Snowboard In The Alps - DONE

Climb A Mountain/Volcano - DONE - READ HERE!

Climb Mount Everest (or at least to base camp!)

Climb The Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Climb The Empire State Building, USA - DONE

Ride The London Eye, UK - DONE

Ride In A Helicopter

Fly In A Hot Air Balloon

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Hike Around Madeira & The Azores

Hike Around Patagonia, Chile / Argentina

Hike Around Arizona, USA

Hike Around The Dolomites, Italy

Hike Around Cinque Terre, Italy

Island Hop In Croatia

Island Hop In The Philippines - DONE - READ HERE!

Sail Around The Caribbean

Watch The Marina In The Bay Laser Lightshow, Singapore

Watch For Whales - DONE

Watch A Geyser Erupt - DONE - READ HERE!

Bath In The Blue Lagoon, Iceland - we were so close, but double booked!!

See The Northern Lights - DONE - READ HERE!

Witness A Lavaflow In Hawaii

Safari In South Africa

Drink Tequila In Mexico

Eat (Vegan) Sushi In Japan

Drink Vodka In Russia

Drink Guinness In Ireland - DONE - READ HERE!

Try Street Food In Asia - DONE

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Float In The Dead Sea

Celebrate Carnival In Brazil

Celebrate Holi Festival In India

Gamble In Los Vegas, USA

Glastonbury Music Festival, UK

Stay The Night On A Boat - DONE

Stay The Night On A Beach - DONE

Sleep In An Airport Overnight - DONE

Stay In A Cheap Hostel - DONE

Stay In An Eco Lodge In Costa Rica

Camp Out In The Sahara Desert

Get A Tattoo - DONE

Couch Surf

Hitchhike Around A Country

Inter-rail Around Europe

Solo Travel - DONE

Road Trip In A Camper Van - DONE - READ HERE!

Drive Route 66, USA

Drive Highway 1, USA

Drive The Great Ocean Road, Australia

Drive NC500 & The Scottish Highlands

Drive To Alaska & Find The Magic Bus

Drive Iceland's Route 1 Ring Road

Drive To Africa (Morroco)

Live Abroad For 6 Months

Volunteer For 1 Month

Also read:

Our Guide For More Mindful & Sustainable Travel!

Our Guide For Overcoming Over Tourism!

Our Essential Eco Friendly Items For Travel!

Our Guide For More Eco Friendly Flights!

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What's on your bucket list? Leave a comment below to let us know!

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