Everyone has a bucket list right? The things you want to do before you die or end up too infirm to do anything. A list of things that when you’re old and boring (totally joking) you can look back and remember all the amazing things you’ve done.
Although I don’t have a whole life bucket list, I do have a travel bucket list! My list ranges from places I’d love to bum around with a backpack to destinations that I would definetly need to class it up a bit. A little contrast is always good, I like both!
For Part One these are my more adventuresome destinations, in Part Two I’ll share my more relaxing places.
- India. A couple years ago I don’t think I would have ever been interested in India. Over the last few years I have been so interested in seeing other cultures, and have gotten over a lot my fear of the unknown. Everything I have heard about India intrigues me…from the amazing temples, people living in slums, interesting religions, different kinds of food…everything seems so foreign and different!This trip is hopefully next on my itinerary. A friend and I are in the very beginning stages of planning and I’ve spotted a tour with G Adventures that looks super promising! I don’t know if it is generally a safe place for a woman to travel alone. I would also like to get off of the beaten track. Maybe going with someone who has family there, or has been before would be the best option.
2. Jordan. This might not seem like a typical travel destination, but ever since I saw it featured in an episode of Departures (check out the show if you need some travel inspo), I’ve been obsessed! More specifically the “lost city” of Petra. This amazing UNESCO World Heritage site dates back to 300BC and looks unreal. Huge temples and a whole community carved into sandstone in the middle of a desert…I would love to see it!
The other really interesting thing about Jordan is the Bedouin camps. These nomadic groups of Arabic people are super fascinating!
3. Brazil. What can I say about this colourful, bright, warm and inviting place!? Every time I see photos or shows about Brazil I can’t look away. The people look so friendly, the scenery looks amazing, and it looks like it would be a life changing place to go.
I have read that Brazil is quite expensive to travel in so that is a bit of a downside. I’ve also read that although sometimes it gets a bad reputation it is actually quite safe. Brazil is high on my list of places to check out, and how amazing would it be to go for Carnival?? Maybe next year!
4. Machu Picchu. I think this one is on every travellers list. I would love to do the whole hike, might need to get into a bit better shape before I do that. Of course there’s the super Instagramable shot that everyone gets when they head up there. There are rumours that the actual archaeological site may close to the public in the future, so I hope that I can get there before that happens.
I think the whole Inca history is fascinating and I would love to learn more about it. Time to hit the library for me! To be honest the whole country of Peru looks super interesting and beautiful. Bonus, llamas are hilarious and in my mind they cover the country.
And for my fifth and final more ‘adventurous’ travel destination…
5. Iceland! Anyone who has seen photos of the amazing scenery, waterfalls and northern lights has to want to see this country. People I know who have been have all raved about it and I want to see what all the fuss is about. Maybe spend the afternoon in the Blue Lagoon after a morning hike. This is another country that I know is quite expensive. I do have a friend who did it in a group while camping in a van (shout out Allison!). Probably should spend some time picking her brain about some Iceland tips.
What’s on your list? Are you more of a luxury or adventure traveller…or maybe a combination of both?
Keep checking back for Part 2 of my travel bucket list and don’t forget to share with your friends if you like what you read!