Bucket List

The Travel Bucket List

Here are a random list of things that you can (and should) try to do or see before you die. The list is far from complete, so just think of this as a list of suggested bucket list activities.

See the Northern Lights

Obviously the further north you go, the better ! Our top tip would be Iceland, where you’ll hopefully get to experience, not only the Northern Lights, but also an amazing landscape. Iceland is more accessible than other Northern Lights destinations, like Norway, Sweden, Greenland, Alaska or Canada, as there are frequent direct flights from Dublin.

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

There are many places in the world, to experience a ride in a hot air balloon. Over Far North Queensland, the Serengeti, the Loire Valley, the Grand Canyon or Cappadochia in Turkey.

Go Whale Watching

Nothing beats the thrill of seeing one of these majestic whales, breach the water’s surface in front of your very eyes. Places renowned for whale watching include the following: Vancouver Island, Western Cape, Iceland, the Azores and California.

Do a Bungee Jump

If adrenaline is your high, a bungee jump is the ultimate thrill. Make a list and give it a go ! Try bungee jumping in New Zealand, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa & Switzerland.

Experience White Water Rafting

Believe it or not, but this can be experienced as a family. Here are some locations to consider: Magpie River(Canada), North Johnstone River (Australia), Coruh River(Turkey),Rio Upano(Ecuador) and the Zambezi River(Africa)

Go on Safari

Want to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing wildlife on earth, without compromising your safety. Here are some destinations to consider, Kruger National Park or the Eastern Cape(South Africa), Serengeti (Tanzania), Masai Mara(Kenya), Okavanga Delta(Botswana).

Ride a Helicopter

Riding in a helicopter is not for the faint hearted, or for anyone that is afraid of heights, but it is exhilarating, so you should try to do it at least once in your lifetime. Here are some suggestions, Hong Kong, the Grand Canyon, Rio De Janeiro, Victoria Falls, Niagara Falls, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney and New York

See the Seven Wonders of the World

Finally, if you are not an adrenaline junkie and would prefer to just see places, rather than do some things, surely this has to be the ultimate destination list : Machu Picchu(Peru), Christ the Redeemer(Brazil), Taj Mahal (India), the Colosseum(Italy), the Great Wall of China (China), Petra(Jordan), Chichen Itza(Mexico), and that’s just for starters.

The world is your oyster!

Deirdre Murphy
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