Everyone has a personal Bucket list about what we want to achieve and accomplish in life. So we decided to share ours! We put together our ultimate travel bucket list, with our top 10 things we want, need and would seriously LOVE to do in our lives.
1.) The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is an amazing geothermal spa located in Iceland. Steamy, blue waters with an average temperature of 37-39 degrees Celsius (that’s 98-102 Fahrenheit) contain rich minerals like silica and sulphur that calm irritated skin and even help certain skin diseases like psoriasis. The site is a top tourist attraction in Iceland, and has been used as a unique, yet beautiful setting on many shows such as The Amazing Race and America’s Next Top Model.
2.) Bullfighting in Mexico City
Bullfighting is a long standing art form that has been practiced for centuries in such countries as Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Peru and the South of France. Although complaints have arisen lately due to violence and animal cruelty (yes we have a heart, we DO feel bad for the bulls even though this is on our bucket list), bullfighting is still a vital cultural aspect of many of these countries. If bullfighting does end up fading into the abyss, sadly, not for the bulls, but for the people of these countries, some of their history will without a doubt fade with it.
3.) V8 Driving Program, Australia
We’ll admit it, we have a need for speed (cheesy but TRUE!) With the V8 Driving Program not only do you learn about the race circuits at the famed Holden Performance Driving Centre, but you literally feel like a speed racer with the opportunity to drive and operate your own racecar. Amazing.
4.) Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town
Shark Cage Diving with great white sharks has become popular ever since the mid 1990′s and has been a great source of income for the fishing village of Gansbaai. The two islands located in Gansbaai are Dyer Island, which is a private nature reserve that is home to thousands of penguins. The other island, Geyser Rock, is home to cape fur seals, while the shallow channel between the two is known as “shark alley” and is occupied with mass great white sharks.
5.) Diving in Silfra, Iceland
Truly an amazing experience whether you’re an experienced diver or it’s your first time. Silfra is known for the large crack caused by the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. Described by vistors as an underwater playground for water lovers, the park boasts beautiful blue waters, a mild current and one of the top visibility sites for divers in the world.
6.) Amazon River Cruise
Exploring the famed second longest river in the world is truly worthy of its bucket list status. The Amazon is home to some of the most amazing wildlife and scenery that the world has to offer. There are 2,100 species of fish currently known in the Amazon River (including the piranha) with more species being discovered each year. Sea otters, scarlet macaws, toucans and jaguars are just some of the animals that call the Amazon River and Jungle home.
7.) The Ollantaytambo Fortress in Peru
Located in the Ollantaytambo town in Southern Peru, the Ollantaytambo Fortress is an Inca archaeological site. Located 2,792 meters above sea level, the fortress was used as a royal estate for Emperor Pachacuti and then as a stronghold during the Spanish conquest of Peru. These days the Ollantaytambo Fortress serves as an important piece of Inca history and as a jumping off point for three day long hikes via the Inca Trail.
8.) Fox Glacier in New Zealand
The Fox Glacier located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island provides a great hike in one of the world’s most unexpected places. Start off in New Zealand’s rain forest and make your way to a world of ice and secret passage ways on this 13 km long glacier, located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park.
9.) Dog Sledding in Jamaica
Located in Chukka Caribbean Adventures in Ochos Rios, this Jimmy Buffet sponsored (yes, MARGARITAVILLE Jimmy Buffet) company takes stray and rescue dogs and gives them a home and a life full of love and entertainment. Strap in and take a ride through the slender glass and warm air of Jamaica.
10.)the Northern Lights, Iceland
Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and loved wonders of the world, The Northern Lights are more then just an activity on a bucket list, they’re a beautiful act of nature that should be witnessed at least once in every persons life.
We hope our bucket list inspires you to create or complete your own or even takes you to some of these wonderful places!