Welcome to the most extensive list, on the internet, of adventures and experiences that you should add to your bucket list.
Listed here are 150 adventures, places to see and things to do, that you can’t miss out on. Many of these experiences are adventures that you may do only once in your lifetime, making them all the more special and rare. There are also experiences in here that you could do many times over. I have tried to put something in here for everyone, from the casual traveller to the extreme adventurer. So next time you are travelling abroad, don’t just hit up the big cities and instead try to get outside your comfort zone a bit and do some of these adventures. You never know where an adventorous spirit can take you. Without further ado, lets hop into it.
1. / Jump out of an Airplane aka Skydiving
Starting off strong with the ultimate extreme sport, Skydiving will give you an adrenaline rush like no other.
2./ Go White Water Rafting at the great Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
There is nothing quite as fun as getting thrown around like a ragdoll while getting drenched to the bone. The Zambeazi Rapids are some of the most thrilling rapids in the world. An experience you can’t pass up.
3./ Swim with Sharks in South Africa
Get friendly with the ocean’s apex predators. What’s a lost finger or two anyways in the grand scheme of things, right?
4./ Go Wild Camping
I am not talking perfectly organized campsites here, with rows and rows of tents. No! I’m talking true wild camping, in the middle of nowhere, miles away from any form of civilization. That’s true camping.
5./ Learn to Dance or Learn to Dance Shamelessly
Not your typical ‘adventure’ you might see on one of these bucket list articles but dancing is an art-form and also a great stress reliever. Take a dancing lesson and enjoy the freedom of movement. If you suck at it, who cares! You are just having fun and that is all that matters. If you don’t want to take dance lessons, just put your favourite song on, bump up the volume and just start moving to your heart’s content. It is the best form of therapy out there and it’s free. Win, win. Trust me!
6./ Go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
Although sadly The Great Barrier Reef is slowly decreasing in size each year due to climate change, it is still a beautiful destination to do some fish spotting. Experience this natural beauty before it’s to late!
7./ Go on a offroading adventure through the African bush
Although a lot of Africa isn’t accessible by regular cars, offroading vehicles are a different story. Imagine slowly rolling through the African plains surrounded by beautiful herds of zebra and buffelo, lions in the distance, elephants in the watering holes and a sunset on the horizon. If that isn’t the dream then I don’t know what is.
8./ Scale to the very top of a mountain
The satisfaction of summiting a mountain after hours of grueling, strenous walking is a very special feeling. You feel a real sense of accomplisment and joy. You feel totally alive. The spectacular views at the top don’t hurt either.
Check out the article I wrote about the ‘14 of the Most Famous Hikes in the World‘
9./ Take a Helicopter tour
Sometimes we just need a whole different perspective on things.
10./ Jump into the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls in Zambia
Situated right on the edge of Victoria Falls is a little pool that you can jump in and peak over the 108 metre (354 feet) drop below. This pool on the edge of the world is definately not for the faint hearted. Would you be brave enough to swim here?
11./ Go Cliffjumping
Need that burst of adrenaline? How bout a 10m freefall into a body of cold water. Sounds fun right?
12./ Go on Safari in Africa
13./ Go on Safari in Asia
14./ Trek The Great Wall Of China
Most of the 21000 km of the origanal wall is in disrepair but there are still long, uninterupted stretches of the famous wall that you can go trek along .
15./ Ride a Tuk-Tuk in India
No other country brings more of a culture shock to westerners than the great country of India. What better way to experience the most densly populated cities on earth than hopping in a tuk-tuk and zooming around, in and out of cars, people and even cows while breaking every rule of the road as you go. How thrilling!!!
16./ Go seafishing
Who knows, you might even catch a monster fish
17./ Sleep under the stars
Stay far away from civilization for the best unfiltered views.
18./ Drink WAAAAY to much at Oktoberfest in Germany
19./ Visit all 7 Continents
The world is a beautiful place. You should try to see as much of it as possible.
20./ Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
If relaxing is one of your top priorities in life you should definately check out this natural, turquise coloured, heated pool in the land of fire and ice.
21./ Hang-Glide over Rio de Janeiro
22./ Dive in Belize’s Great Big Hole
This deep blue hole off the coast of Belize stands in stark contrast to the the shallow, lighter waters surrounding it. A true beauty
23./ Hike up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru
Instead of taking the overcrowded and overpriced tourist busses up to this historic site, do a 4 day long hike through the region and get to enjoy Machu Picchu at sunrise before the crowds arrive.
24./ Sleep under the Northern Lights
25./ Travel Solo
I believe that every person should take a solo trip at least once in their life. Travelling with friends is always guaranteed to be a good time but sometimes it is a good idea to do your own thing for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I love being around people and all the fun that brings but I feel like I am most creative when I am left alone for a while. When you travel alone you can do whatever you want, whenever you want, on your own terms and time. It is true freedom! There are many other benefits to travelling alone, like learning how to be confident in your own abilities and forcing yourself to get out of your comfort zone. When this happens you will grow as a person. And just because you are travelling alone doesn’t mean you won’t meet amazing friends along the way. Meeting random strangers and becoming fast friends with them is something you wouldn’t normally get to experience when travelling with a group. So where are you booking your next solo flight to? Let me know in the comments below.
Want to read about my first big solo adventure. Check out ‘ Working as a Camp Counsellor at an American Summer Camp : My Experience ‘
26./ Ride the Hot Air Balloons over Cappadocia in Turkey
The views of the hot air balloons over the domes of Cappadocia at sunrise are unmatched. Definately a very Instagram worthy site.
27./ Climb to Mt Everest Base Camp
Not all of us have the funds or the willpower to summit the highest mountain in the world but that doesn’t mean you should miss an opportunity to experience this beast. Trek to Everest Base Camp and get to see that world famous view for yourself.
28./ Slowly cruise down the Amazon River on a boat
What better way to see the Amazon Jungle, than by lying around all day in a hammock, watching the scenary slowly pass you by and catching up on that novel you have been putting off reading for months. Talk about relaxing.
29./ Take a jungle trek through the Amazon Jungle
Once you are done lazing around on the Amazon river, take a trip to shore and take a guided tour of one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world (if not, the most diverse). If you are lucky enough you may even get to see, the slow moving, yet rarely spotted great sloths.
30./ Go volcano boarding on Cerro Negro, Nicaragua
31./ Hike The Grand Canyon
Most tourists don’t drop below the ridge of the canyon, so if you do, you will avoid the crowds and get to experience a true, untouched natural enviroment
32./ Go on a horse ride across Mongolia
Ever since Evu Zu Beck made a video about trekking across mongolia on a horse, I have wanted to try out this adventure for myself. Check out her video on that below.
33./ Do a sunrise hike
“Come on, stop groaning. You don’t have to do this everyday. You will regret it if you pull the covers over your head and go back to sleep. Tomorrow you say. Ok I’m holding you accountable now. You gave me your word now, theres no going back!”
34./ Ride a roller coaster
For Americans and Europeans this may not seem like a big deal because you guys have tons of coasters all over the place, but where I am from, I have never even seen one let alone ridden one. It’s definately on the bucketlist though. One day! Anyone want to volunteer to sponsor my trip to Orlando Universal Studios?
35./ Go on a hunt for a rare species (not an actaul hunt, relax, tree huggers)
This one is inspired from a scene from one of my favourite movies ‘ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. The movie is about how Walter, the main character, has to track down his adventorous friend in order to get a very specific photo from him for his job at Time magazine. Eventaully Walter finds his friend in some mountain range somewhere perched on a outcropping with a giant camera in his hand. The camera is pointed at one of the rarest species on earth, the snow leopard. Walter asks his friend why he hasn’t taken the picture of this beautiful creature yet. His friend responds something along the lines of ” Somethings are just to beautiful to ruin with a camera”. Ever since that scene I have fantisized about tracking down some rare animal to experience this momemt myself. The movie is an amazing adventure film that you should definately check out to bring back your love for life. Maybe I will make a post about the most inspiring travel movies I have seen. Comment below if you would like to read that.
36./ Climb Mt Kilimanjaro
Highest mountain in Africa, here I come!!!
37./ Rave at the Full Moon Party on Koh Phangen
38./ Visit the biggest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park
39./ Go Sailing
Experience the wind and waves of the ocean in all its raw power.
40./ Live it up in luxury every once in a while
This may be strange coming from me, where my brand focus is budget travel and backpacking but I believe that every once in a while you have to escape the stressors of life and treat yourself a bit. Whats the point of saving your whole life if you are never going to use that money once in a while. So book that first class ticket, that nice hotel, rent that fancy car and live it up for a bit. Just don’t do it to frequently as your wallet will definately not be to happy about that. In the meantime while you are saving up for that luxurious trip you can subscribe to the Adventured email list coming very soon, where you will get notifications about all my budget and backpacking posts as well as everything adventure related.
41./ Hike up Table Mountain in South Africa
This is a hike that I can personally recommend because I have done it. The views of the surrounding Cape Town area are absolutly stunning. A definate must do when visiting South Africa.
42./ Kayak through Milford Sound, New Zealand
One of the most peaceful and beautiful lakes in the world surrounded by towering mountains.
43./ Drive Mario Karts through the streets of Tokyo
Yip, you heard that right!! There is a place in Tokyo where you can hire out real life go carts, designed after the famous Mario racing game, and drive around the city streets of Tokyo. They even give you the costumes to go with it. This is the ultimate Tokyo adventure for your Mario loving friends.
44./ Trek to the Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan
A secluded buddist temple lodged into the side of a mountain. Now that is cool!!
45./ Run with the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
46./ Learn to surf
Surfing is tonnes of fun and it is a great way to relax and relive all your stress. Take some lessons and you will be shredding the waves in no time. Before you know it, you will be hooked on the sport for life.
47./ Run a marathon
Test your limits and complete a race.
48./ Run an ultramarathon
Once you have gotten the marathon out the way, it’s time to step it up a notch and run an ultramarathon. Stepping quite a few notches up actaully. These races are brutal and extremely challenging but if you are a fitness junkie, completing an ultra is the ultimate accomplishment.
49./ Watch the Great Migration in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
This migration is the biggest animal migration on Earth, a truly amazing site to witness.
50./ Go Skinny Dipping
‘Caus why not
51./ Cruise The Great Ocean Road in Australia
One of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. Road trip anyone?
52./ Get drenched on boat tour that goes under Iguazu Falls
53./ Sandboarding in the Sahara
54./ Scale the Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, U.S.A
The Half Dome is that massive dome like rock that is in all the Yosemite photos. The trek is strenuous but you can hike to the top and see those beautiful views that Yosemite is famous for.
55./ Attend the Olympics
There is no other event that unites the world quite like the Olympic Games. Every 4 years countries can set aside their differences, wave their country flags and cheer their athletes all the way to the gold.
56./ Attend the X Games
The X Games is essentially ‘the Olympics of Extreme Sports’. For the folks that aren’t that interested in conventional sports (like myself) , the X Games is where it’s at for us. X Games has sports like motor cross, BMX, snowboarding, competitive climbing and my favourite, skateboarding.
57./ Watch a Sumo Wrestling Match in Japan
Sumo Wrestling is a sport steeped in meaning and respect. Sumo Wrestling is a highly respected profession in Japan. When you pay a visit to Japan go watch a match.
58./ Bath in a Japanese Onsen
Now while you are in Japan, you might as well take a relaxing day off to lounge around in the Japanese hot springs, called Onsens there. Spending a day onsen hopping in the Japanese countryside, is the perfect way to relax after experiencing the craziness of Tokyo.
60./ Float in the Dead Sea
Due to the high salt to water ratio in the Dead Sea you can’t sink. Yip, you heard that right!! You can’t actually sink here. No lifejackets needed here.
61./ Go Parasailing
62./ Summit the Highest Peak in every contintenent
The ultimate lifetime Adventure
63./ Get Lost in a foreign country
For some unknown reason I have always romanticized the idea of getting lost in a foreign country. No map, no guide and no plan. Just see where the road takes you. Now that is a true adventure.
64./ Go on a long motorcycle journey in a foreign country
Here’s another one of those ideas I came up with when I had way to much free time. If I were to do this, I would circumnavigate the sub continent of India and then mabye Hawaii after that. If you were to do a motorcycle journey, where would you choose to do it. Let me know in the comments below.
65./ Do a Polar Plunge.
Be Brave and jump into a freeeezing cold lake or river. It sucks but it sure does make you feel alive!!
66./ Volunteer in a foreign country
67./ Go Dogsledding in Siberia
68./ Attend Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, U.S.A
Burning Man is a place where creativity knows no bounds. Burning Man is essentially the new age Woodstock. Everyone dresses up in strange and wierd outfits and they cruise around the plaza in vehicles that have been converted to works of art. Artists come from all over the world to display their scultures at this desert festival. Everything at Burning Man is completly free. Money is actaully banned on the plaza. The main event occurs on the last night of the Festival , where a giant wooden structure is burned creating a massive bonfire for everyone’s enjoyment. Burning Man is a non stop party that you never want to leave.
69./ Go Wake-Boarding
70./ Explore the vast temple complex of Angkor Wat
71./ Take a train trip on the Trans- Siberian Railway
Spanning almost the entire distance of the Russian subcontinent, the Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the most well known trains in the world. The entire journey from Moscow to Vladivostok takes a full 2 weeks to complete.
72./ Drive through the glistening Salt Flats in Unyuni, Boliva
73./ Go Snowboarding
74./ Explore some abandoned places
Heard of Urban Exploring or Urbex informally. Urbex explorers are people who explore abandoned buildings and places where people used to live. It is an interesting way to look into the past and see what it was like to live there when people inhabited these buildings.
75./ Visit a city that inspires you and live there for a few months
Sometimes it is good to do a different type of travel to your usual trips, where you try fit in as much as you can into a short period of time. I’m talking about slow travel. This is where you settle down in a place for a extended period of time and just slow down a bit to enjoy everything the place as to offer. Imagine taking a few weeks or months off to live in Paris, New York or London. Everyday you could explore a new spot, a new cafe, a new museum. You will get to see a side of these big cities that most tourists won’t ever get to see. You can experience what life as a local in these cities is actaully like.
76./ See the Great Pyramids via camel ride
77./ Celebrate the Holi Festival otherwise known as the Festival of Colour, in India
78./ Ride a Gondola through the Canels of Venice
79./ Bungee Jump above the Kawarau River, New Zealand
80./ Trek to the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda
81./ Spend a night in a treehouse
Time to embrace your inner kid again.
82./ Swim in Jellyfish Lake in Palau
There is a lake in Palau that is filled with millions of small jellfishes (is that even a word?) that you can swim with. Don’t worry though. These ones can’t harm you. They are a rare species of jellys that don’t have stingers because they live off algae, instead of fish.
83./ Sleep in the Icehotel in Sweden
This hotel is exactly like its name says. A hotel made entirely out of ice. Every year the hotel has to be remade and every room has a unique icy theme. Definately one of the most unique hotels in the world. To read more about this and other strange hotels check out ‘25 of the most unique hotels in the world‘ .
84./ Swim with Whale Sharks at Cancun, Mexico
85./ Face Your Fears
Don’t let your fears beat you. Conquer them head on. Of course it will be hard and scary but you have to stay persistent until your fears are a thing of the past. Once you have passed this hurdle you will feel much more confident in yourself and in your abilities and you will feel you can do anything. I recommend gradually increasing your exposure to your fears, step by step. Start off with a very small dose of the thing that you fear and once you are comfortable with that, step it up a notch. Keep this up and keep progressing until one day you will look back and laugh at what you used to be afraid of. It won’t affect you anymore. Guess I got to conquer that fear of snakes now don’t I.
86./ Take a boat ride down the Ganges River in Varanasi, India
Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Take a boat ride down the river to experience this daily site.
87./ Explore Hobbiton, the Land of the Hobbits, New Zealand
Come On! I had to slot this in somewhere. In addition to being the filming location of the Lord of the Rings, New Zealand is a beautiful country with many different landscapes and adventures to be had. In fact it is named the ‘the Adventure Capital of the World’. Mordor, anyone?
88./ Volunteer at an Elephant Rescue center
People are drawn to Thailand for various reasons, one of them being to ride Elephants. ” Riding Elephants, that’s awesome, I want to ride one myself” you may say . You may want to take back that last statement after hearing this. Over recent years, articles and evidence have come out explaining how the elephants at these elephant ride places are being abused and mistreated by their owners. This shows you that mass tourism isn’t all positive. There can sometimes be a darker side to it. Don’t be a part of the problem and instead be a part of the solution. Volunteer at an Elephant Rescue Center where the elephants are treated with respect and love.
89./ Snorkel between continents at Thingvellir National Park
Silfra is a fissure between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park. The rift was formed in 1789 by the earthquakes accompanying the divergent movement of the two tectonic plates. The diving and snorkeling site at Silfra is right where the two continents meet and drift apart about 2 cm per year. Silfra is the only place in the world where you can dive or snorkel directly in a crack between two tectonic plates. Pretty darn cool right?
90./ Take a vacation on a cruise ship
91./ Eat Some Strange Foods
When travelling abroad, you gotta eat as the locals do and sometimes that means eating foods you would never eat back home.
92./ Road trip down Route 66, U.S.A
The iconic American road made famous by the movie Cars. Loved that film. Damn another pop culture reference. Should I stop? Naaah!!!
93./ Try out heli-skiing in Switzerland
So you have probably heard of skiing but have you heard of heli-skiing? Heli-skiing is when you go up in a helicopter, heli, and they drop you off on the top of a mountain that has no ski trails and ski to the bottom. You make your own line. Obviously not for rookies but if you have the skill, you should give this extreme sport a go. Who knows, if you are good enough you might just get a Redbull sponsership.
94./ Visit Antartica
A place where just getting there is an adventure on its own. Sure there isn’t much there in terms of wildlife…actaully, there isn’t much of anything down there. Well apart from lots and lots of snow and a few lonely polar bears. Truth is I don’t know why people would want to venture here. Science? Solitude? Your’re just damn Crazy? I don’t know. If you don’t mind loosing a few fingers to frostbite, this is your place.
95./ Zip Line over Niagara falls
Why have I never heard of this before? ‘The Mistrider’ as this zipline is known, goes from the top of the Niagara Gorge to nearly the bottom, with four ziplines reaching speeds of more than 64km/hr (40 mls/hr). The ride runs for a total of 670 metres (2200ft). I definately have to give that a shot when I visit Niagara.
96./ Walk the Chader Trek frozen river in India
The Chadar Trek is an approximately 80 km (50-miles) journey across the Zanskar River when it freezes solid during January and February. World’s biggest Icerink, here I come!!
97./ Swim with Dolphins
98./ Go Cave Exploring
Not my idea of fun, but if you want to give it a shot, go ahead.
99./ Unplug from the World for a few weeks or months
Remember those romantic ideas I tend to dream up when i have to much free time. Here’s another. Climb to some remote village in the mountains, somewhere where it’s really oldschool. No internet connection. Stuff like that. Leave all your phones and laptops at home for this one. Find a place to stay for a few weeks and just relax. Become completly unplugged from the world for a while. No news, no social media, no celebrity drama. Just you, nature and your thoughts to keep you company.
100./ Take a few days to hike to Petra and explore the surrounding area
Many tourists just see Petra and then they out. Truth is there is so much more to Jordan than just Petra. Take some time to explore the Petra-like temples and landscapes in the surrounding area away from the crowds.
101./ Observe the mysterious Nazca lines from above
There is spot in Peru where there are massive lines ingrained into the grounds. Most lines run straight across the landscape, but there are also figurative designs of animals and plants. There have been many speculations about what they are exactly and what they were for. Aliens or Ancient Inca symbols? I’ll leave that part up to you to decide.
102./ Be spontaneous
You never know where it could lead
103./ Go Rock-climbing
104./ Learn a skateboard trick
Put this in for no other reason than it looks cool. Yea…
105./ Get Splattered with Tomatoes at the La Tomatina festival in Spain
La Tomatina is a festival that is held in the Valencian town of Buñol, in the East of Spain 30 kilometres from the Mediterranean, in which participants get involved in a massive tomato fight. What’s the reason you may ask. For fun. Ye there’s no spiritual significance here. Just a bunch of guys lobbing some tomatoes at their friends and random strangers. So would you join in on the biggest food fight in the world?
106./ Attend a yoga retreat
107./ Take the Interrail Train across Europe
The Interrail Train is train pass that allows you to travel to 33 European Countries. Traveling Europe has never been this easy.
108./ Explore some historical sites on your next trip
Instead of being a typical tourists and sticking to the resorts go on a hunt for some historical sites. Who knows, you might learn something.
109./ Do the Pan American Highway
The Pan-American Highway is a network of roads, extending from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. According to the Guinness World Records, the 48,000km highway, which runs through the North and South American continents, is the world’s longest ‘motorable road’. A gruelling yet amazing journey from North to South. Alaska to Argentina. The ultimate lifetime accomplisment traveling the entirety of two continents.
110./ Explore New York City
The Big Apple. There’s no other city like it in my opinion. When I travelled to the States in 2019 to work at an American Summer camp, I got to spend a few jammed packed days in this famous city and I fell in love. I definately have to return one day and explore it properly. It’s no wonder people flock from all over the world to come here. New York has such a pull to it that is hard to explain. Everyone wants to go here. I blame those cheesy rom-coms you see everywhere. Oh well whatever it is, you can’t deny that this city is probably the most iconic city in the world.
111./ Celebrate Carnival in Rio
112./ Get in touch with nature and visit the Galapogas Islands
The Galapogas islands are an island group rich in wildlife and diversity. Darwin choose the Galapogas Islands to settle down and spend years studying the flora and fauna for a reason.
113./ Drive Chapman’s Peak Drive in Cape Town, South Africa
Another activity that I can personally recommend. Driving this route is said to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world and after experiencing it myself I would have to agree.
114./ Explore the Castles of the Scottish Highlands
115./ Ride the Glacier Express in Switzerland
A beautiful train journey through the Swiss Alps.
116./ Swim at the infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore
117./ Go Whale whatching in the Gulf of St Lawrence in Canada
118./ Chill out on a tropical island for a while
Leave the phone in the hotel room and spend the day lounging around on the beach catching a killer tan. If it’s not your style to do nothing all day, go swimming, surfing or even coconut hunting. The name of the game here is relaxation.
119./ Test your limits
What do I mean by test your limits? Well that is a question I can’t answer for you. This means different things to different people. Maybe you want to test your physical limits and want to run an Iron Man. Maybe you want to test your mental limits and learn a new language. Maybe you are a bit shy and awkard around people and want to get better at holding a conversation. Whatever limit you decide to push, you are forcing yourself to grow and push your comfort zone. This in turn leads to increased confidence and a more fulfilled live. And just remember the more you do something, the better you will get at that thing. That is just a fact of life. I myself am testing my limits by training for my first 10k race which is a very hard challenge for me given how unfit I am.
120./ Take a trip to the Buddist palaces in Lhusa, Tibet
121./ Go trekking around the Annapurna circuit in Nepal
This hike is one of the most beautiful and scenic hikes in the world. A definate must do for all nature enthusiasts visiting Nepal.
For more information on this particular hike and others check out ‘14 of the Most Famous Hikes in the World‘
122./ Visit all 50 States in the United States.
This one would take a long time to complete but that is exactly the point. The States has so much beauty and special features. Not to mention the fact that it is GINORMOUS!!! This is the perfect roadtrip. A roadtrip that could take months, but will probably take years. Maybe this is one of those trips to save for after retirement.
123./ Visit Balium Valley in Papau, Indonesia
Take a glimpse into the past. The Balium Valley is a popular tourist spot in Papau because the people that live here, the Dani, are one of the last traditional societies left in our modern world.
124./ Fall in Love
The Greatest adventure of them all!
125./ Dress up in Traditional Japanese clothes
Yes we are back in Japan. You can tell I love this place despite never having been there myself. One day soon hopefully.
126./ Attend a tea ceremony
Staying in Japan for a little while longer. A tea ceremony in Japan is not just a tea ceremony. Like the Sumo Wrestling I mentioned earlier, every thing has a meaning. Every action is intentional. Attending one of these tea ceremonies is like getting transported to ancient Japan. A time long gone when samurai and ninja still existed.
127./ Get a fish pedicure
128./ Go Parasailing
129./ Explore the silent city of Mdina in Malta
Mdina is an old city on the island of Malta. The city has been coined the silent city because of its tiny population of 300 people. This makes the streets feel abandoned . In addition very few cars are allowed to enter this walled city which adds to the eeriness. It is a truly unique experience. Normally places like this would be swarming with locals and tourists alike. Here, though you can enjoy some much needed peace and quite.
130./ Temple-gaze at Abu Simbel, Egypt
131./ Let go of a floating lantern in Taiwan
132./ Live with reindeer herders for a few weeks
North of the Artic circle only a few brave souls live. The brave souls I speak of are the reindeer herders of Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. They feed and look after thousands of reindeer in extreme temperatures. They are the real deal. You can actually stay with these Santa Claus like figures for a little while. The only question now is, how long will you last in those sub-zero temperatures.
133./ Go Spearfishing
134./ Explore the Waitomo Glow-worm Cave in New Zealand
135./ Feed the Swimming Pigs at Exuma in the Bahamas
There is an Island in the Exuma region of the Bahamas, where you are greeted by friendly pigs that jump into the water and swim up to your boat in search of any free goodies you might throw their way. The pigs have become quite popular among tourists in recent years which means these squealers get a constant, endless supply of free food thrown in their direction. O the pains of stardom! How do they manage such a hard life??
136./ Take a Flyboarding Jet Pack Flight
137./ Dress up and wear a Victorian era mask at Carnival in Venice
138./ Visit Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
139./ Explore your own city
How well do you know your home city? You may think you have seen everything there is to see there but often if you do a little digging and a little wandering, you will be amazed at what your city has to offer. Go do some urban exploring!!
140./ Read an adventure book
If you can’t go on an adventure right now, the next best thing is to read about someone else’s adventures. I find reading the biographies of great explorers and adventurers very inspiring and exciting. It opens your eyes to what is possible. Who knows, maybe one day I will have enough stories to write my own book.
141./ Explore the Rock City of Sigriya, Sri Lanka
Sigriya is very unique. It is a network of palaces, fortifications and gardens on top of a giant rock outcropping situated in the middle of the Sri Lankan Jungle. I’ve never seen anything like it before!
142./ Take the Walk of Faith at Tianmen Mountain, China
One of the most scenic hikes in all of China
143./ Visit Uluru
144./ Sleep in a Yurt in Mongolia
145./ Watch a big wave surfing event at Nazare, Portugal
Nazere is known for having the biggest waves in the world. This is where elite surfers go to test their skills on anywhere from 15ft to 60ft (sometimes even more) waves. Even if you aren’t that interested in surfing you should watch a surf competition here, just to see the sheer magnitude of these beasts and also to see what human beings can accomplish when they set their minds to something. Its some pretty inspiring stuff.
146./ Visit the 7 Wonders of the Modern World
In 2000 a Swiss foundation launched a campaign to determine the New Seven Wonders of the World. Given that the original Seven Wonders list was compiled in the 2nd century BCE—and that only one entrant is still standing (the Pyramids of Giza)—it seemed time for an update. And people around the world apparently agreed, as more than 100 million votes were cast on the Internet or by text messaging. The final results, which were announced in 2007 were these places. Great Wall of China, Chichén Itzá, Petra, Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer, Colosseum and the Taj Mahal.
147./ Escape to China for a few months and learn some martial arts
Maybe I have been watching to much Karate Kid lately.
148./ Visit every country in the World
Only a handful of very lucky people will ever be able to achieve this goal but what an awesome adventure that would be. Although, you can’t really call this one adventure but rather thousands of small adventures that form the one ultimate adventure. Lexie Limitless as she is known on social media, is the youngest person to finish this massive feat. She completed this record by the time she was 21 years old.
149./ Drive along California’s Pacific Coast Highway
Driving along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, which runs over 1054km (655 miles) from Orange County to Mendocino County, is a breathtaking experience. Just roll the windows down or put the top back, crank up the music, and enjoy mile after mile of truly stunning sights.
150./ Live Different
My new life motto. It is my way of saying, don’t be afraid to go against the grind if going against the grind makes you happy. Society expects you to live a certain way but that lifestyle that is expected of you may not be what makes you happy. Just work towards your own unique goals and dreams, instead of working for someone else’s dream. Everyone is different and each person should be allowed to show their own unique form of creativity.
With that I conclude this long and very extensive bucket list. I have tried to put a little something for everyone so that anyone could be inspired to go out and have some adventures for themselves. I realize this list was very long, maybe the longest blog I have ever written, but I was having to much fun making this list so ye…it is what it is. Many of these experiences are my own reccomandations so you probably won’t see a lot of these experiences anywhere else. I guess that is exactly the objective I wanted though so mission accomplished I guess.
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Ye that’s enough ramblings from me now. All I have left to say is go out, have some fun and Live Different.