Do you have a bucket list? If not then it is time to put one together, an awesome list of experiences which you’ll aim to accomplish before you proverbially ‘kick the bucket’. If you do have a bucket list then we have got some amazing experiences which you need to add on to that list, if you don’t have them already.
A bucket list should be a lifelong endeavor, after all trying to complete them in a short space of time is going to be pretty expensive and take up a hell of a lot of your time. The key to a great bucket list is quality rather than quantity, less items but ones which you will never forget. Flying around the world to complete your travel bucket list is likely to get expensive so be sure to check out JustFly.com who always have the lowest rates on flight prices. Without further ado then, here are the items which you need to get on your bucket list.
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis to give their scientific name, are a truly natural wonder of the world which will blow your mind. As electrons smash together in the sky they begin to glow in colors of red, blue and white and cause whips of color to dance across the sky. You can see the Northern Lights in a number of places around the world such as Alaska, Canada, Sweden, Norway and Iceland to name just a few.
Gates of Hell
The name alone sounds good enough reason to add this to your bucket list, and in truth you’ll feel just like you are standing at the actual gates of hell when you visit this phenomenon in Turkmenistan. Found in the Karakum desert this 230 foot wide hole was caused after a Russian drilling rig accidentally smashed a hole into the Earth, the hole began leaking gas and in their wisdom the Russians set fire to the hole, with the intention of burning off the gas. Well that same hole has been burning now for 40 years and isn’t showing any signs of stopping. For an even cooler experience, take some marshmallows with you, we aren’t kidding!
Another satanic-themed item is the Devil’s Pool, an experience only for the brave and one which you will never forget. This pool sits at the top of Victoria Falls in Zambia, one of the biggest waterfalls on the planet. Many rock pools have formed at the top of the waterfall and despite the thousands of tonnes of water which cascade down each and every second, the rock pools are relatively tranquil. If you are bold enough then you can head to the Devil’s Pool and peer over the edge of the 108 meter drop.
Macau Tower Bungee Jump
Bungee jumping is something which everyone seems to have on their list but to take things to the next level, why not head to Macau Tower in Macau, China, the highest bungee jump in the world? Instead of dropping a meer 100 feet, why not jump into the sky and drop 500 instead? That’s what you can expect from this heart-stopping bungee jump, putting to shame anyone who thought that a simple bridge jump was enough to qualify as a bucket list item.
Skiing, surfing and skateboarding are fun activities but not quite worthy of a spot on a real bucket list, but volcano boarding most certainly is. In Nicaragua near Leon, you will find the volcano locally known as Cerro Negro. It is here that you can sit down on a slim board of wood, and put your life into the hands of the gods as you launch yourself down the edge of the volcano, hoping to reach the bottom in one piece. Reaching speeds of up to 40mph you will skate over the volcanic rock, clinging on for dear life to a small rope which is fixed to your sled. Now that is a bucket list item!
Hit The Seven Wonders
Some people will feature one or two of the world’s Seven Wonders, but instead of that why not look to see all of them. Here is the list if you are unsure.
- Machu Pichu – Peru
- Great Wall of China
- Taj Mahal – India
- Colosseum – Italy
- Chichen Itza – Mexico
- Christ the Redeemer – Brazil
- Petra – Jordan
Some tick off a couple of these, go for them all for a proper bucket list challenge.
Which of these do you most fancy adding to your bucket list?