Our Ultimate Travel Bucket List

Bucket lists are very individual things, and are specific to what you want to experience and achieve. No one can tell you what to put on your list.

We can however, share what we have on ours, and suggest things that we think everyone should experience and achieve.

If you add any of these to your Bucket List, make sure you let us know and tag us on social media when you tick one off!

1. Swim in as many Oceans and Seas as we can

There are five oceans and seven seas, some colder than others! As we travel, we love to be able to tick off the Oceans as we go.

2. See the sunrise in every Country we visit

The sunrise is a beautiful sight, and depending on where in the world, it will differ. Landscapes can add a certain beauty to the sunrise, whilst the weather and atmosphere can determine what colours are dominant.

It will be different in every country, and we would love to experience it.

3. Visit the Great Barrier Reef

As the largest reef made up of over 2,900 individual reefs, it is no wonder that it can be seen from space.

It is home to the World’s largest collection of corals. ‘More than 400 different kinds of coral can be found here, as well as coral sponges. Animals can also be found here, in vast quantities – ‘Rays, Dolphins, over 1500 species of Tropical Fish, Molluscs, more than 200 types of Birds, around 20 types of Reptiles (including Sea Turtles) and Giant Clams.’

4. Learn to dive

Diving is not only a fun activity, but it allows you to experience what it’s like under the sea. Seeing the life of underwater creatures from their point of view, and from their natural habitat, instead of in a zoo for example. You can see the animals without disrupting them.

5. Whale Watching

Whales are amazing creatures, and are a must see in our opinion. As the closest the world has to giants, why wouldn’t you want to see them?

6. See the Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis is one of the most beautiful sights in the world, in itself, a natural phenomenon.

Seeing reds, greens, blues, and purples dancing in the sky, is mesmerising.

7. Road Trip across America

This is seen on most Bucket Lists, let’s not act like we have come up with a unique idea!

An American road trip allows you to experience the wonders of the country at your own pace, in the comfort of your camper van or just a car.

8. Get matching tattoos

We must confess that we love small, meaningful tattoos. As best friends who are going on this journey together, we would love to have something to remind us of this.

Of course, this isn’t for everyone. But for us, we would love to have a reminder of a particularly amazing experience we have along the way.

9. Volunteer on a Conservation Project

Again, this won’t be for everyone; but as people who are passionate about our world and that within it, it’s for us!

Whether it be a project on the coral reefs, or in an animal reserve in Africa, we’d love to do it!

10. Plant coral in a reef

Our coral reefs are suffering, coral bleaching being one problem, as a result of Climate Change. As a species, we are responsible for the damage, so we should help to put it right. Coral can’t reproduce in oceans in their current state, so they need help from us.

Who wouldn’t want to actively make a change?

11. Take part in a Beach clear-up

Much like the coral reefs, we are responsible for the damage to the animals in the sea, but through our rubbish. Whoever thought that throwing the rubbish into our Oceans got it very wrong, as we now know the consequences!

The rubbish washes up onto beaches, and if its not cleared away, it will simply be carried straight back into the Oceans. Beach clear-ups are very important, until rubbish stops being dumped.

12. Swim in and walk behind a Waterfall

Waterfalls are full of power and beauty. Water plummets downwards, creating an almost magical scene.

13. See the Big 5

The Big 5 consist of the African Elephant, Black Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, African Lion and the African Leopard. Each one different to the next.

Who wouldn’t want to see them?

14. Visit the Maldives before they disappear

The Maldives consists of 1192 coral islands, spread over the Indian Ocean. They are composed of sand bars and live coral reefs, however 90% of the Maldives is in fact water.

As sea levels rise, the Maldives are gradually ‘sinking’. It is estimated that they will be fully submerged in 30 years. So now’s the time to see them!

15. Fly down the largest Zip Wire in the World

The world’s longest zip line is Jebel Jais Flight in the United Arab Emirates.

Found on the country’s tallest mountain, Jebel Jais (6,345 feet high), the ride is 9,284 feet (or 1.75 miles) in length. After setting off, you will reach speeds close to 95 mph, whilst suspended above the rocky terrain.

16. Visit every Continent

It would be amazing to visit every continent, even Antarctica, to see the variations in temperature and landscape.

17. Hike to the Hollywood Sign

We know it’s a cliché, but we really want to the see the Hollywood Sign. Just to be able to see such a well known landmark, is something we’d quite like to experience.

18. Visit Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls are a set of three waterfalls – the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.

They have a total height of 51m, which is said to be quite a sight!

19. See the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest, covering over 5.5 million square kilometres. It has an incredibly varied ecosystem. There are around 40,000 plant species, 1,300 bird species, 3,000 types of fish, 430 mammals and a staggering 2.5 million different insects. Who wouldn’t want to visit this amazing place?

20. Visit Hay Long Bay, Vietnam

Hay Long Bay stretches over 1500 square kilometres and is scattered with over 1600 islands and islets.

It is known for its emerald coloured waters and rainforest-topped islands, that create the natural beauty.

21. Island Hopping in Bali

Bali is a beautiful place, with forests (one being the famous Monkey Forest), beaches and plenty of sun! It is also volcanically active, with Batur erupting last in 2000, but just ash.

Gunung Agung last erupted in 1963, killing around 1,500 people. It still makes its presence known with occasional gassy belches.

22. Visit the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is China’s most famous landmark, and it’s clear to see why. It is actually a number of walls that run along the historical Northern borders of China, and it is known that they were built to protect the Chinese against invasions from Eurasia.

It was stated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, as is the longest wall in the world – it can even be seen from space.

23. Visit Columbia

Why? Because it is the most ecologically diverse country in the world. It’s full of mountains, large forests, rivers; this is the home of the largest variation in bird and animal species
in the world.

24. Climb Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, and a dormant volcano. It is the highest free standing mountain in the world, with glaciers at it’s peak that are greatly receding due to the Climate Change.

It is a very popular mountain to climb, and is the one we would like to climb if we turned to mountain climbing.

25. See the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a huge canyon with steep sides, that’s been carved by the Colorado River. It is yet another natural phenomenon, that in our opinion, is a must see!

Photo by Lukas Kloeppel on Pexels.com

26. Visit Yellowstone National Park, USA

Even though it’s not the largest National Park in America, it’s memorable for its dense concentration of geysers, mudpots, steam vents and hot springs.

UNESCO has stated that Yellowstone is a World Heritage Site, and according to them, half of all the known geothermal features on the globe are nestled within the park. A place that must be visited.

27. Visit Yosemite National Park, USA

Yosemite National Park is well-known for being one of America’s most beautiful travel destinations. The mountains and cliffs are made of granite, and the glaciers at the their peaks create run off, producing clear streams and waterfalls.

Look at this photograph – it looks like it’s come straight out of a fairytale!

28. Visit Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a fascinating country, that appears to have everything that you could want when travelling. It is one of the best safari destinations outside of Africa, with an load of wildlife crammed into its 26 national parks. There are lush rainforests, misty hills, fertile tea plantations and miles of perfect beaches.

It is also full of delicious and traditional food, which is, of course, something else we are interested in. Sri Lanka is a must for us!

29. Visit Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island. Doesn’t it sound amazing?

It is a place that has offered protection to native Australian animals. It is also said to be a place of beauty, as it is ‘big and diverse’. There are towering cliffs, dense bushland, soaring sand dunes, wetlands and miles of white beaches.

30. Hug a Sloth

Who doesn’t love sloths? It may not seem that exciting, but to us it is!

We’d love to meet a sloth, and give it a hug. They’re just such laid back and relaxing looking creatures.

31. Visit the Antelope Canyon, USA

Looking at this canyon, it’s hard to realise that it’s been naturally made. Over time, the Navajo Sandstone was eroded – mainly due to flash floods. It’s created narrow pathways and curved rock formations, lit up by light streaming through from above.

32. Go on a Bioluminescent Kayak Tour in Florida, USA

This is yet another natural phenomenon. It is a ‘scientific wonder where the water produces hundreds of blue-green illuminated lights’.

The bioluminescent effect comes alive at night, due to billions of tiny sea plankton called dinoflagellates. With great concentrations, the water appears to glow, sometimes bright enough to cast a shadow.

Why would you want to miss out on an experience like this?

33. See the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

The complex contains three pyramids, a Great Sphinx Sculpture and several cemeteries.

They were stated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and are known to have been built as a tomb for the pharaohs and their queens.

34. Dive with Sharks and Dolphins 

Sharks are slightly more terrifying than Dolphins, yet swimming with them would be amazing. Not necessarily in a Park type of environment, as that isn’t natural for the marine animals.

Scary, but nonetheless an amazing experience.

35. See the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya

The Serengeti is found in Africa, spreading over Northern Tanzania and Southern Kenya – an area over 30,000 square kilometres.

The Serengeti is known for its large lion population, including 70 large mammal species, such as buffalos and gazelles, and 500 bird species, as well as a range of surroundings with everything from swamps to grasslands.

Going on a safari here would be an amazing experience.

If you add any of these to your Bucket List, make sure you let us know and tag us on social media when you tick one off!