Traveling without a bucket list is like living without life. If you ask us, spanning the world doesn’t mean you stand in front of the Empire State building, say cheese, and move on. It’s more about having adventures, screaming at the top of your lungs on a mountain, and becoming the guy who’s ‘done it all.’ So the best way for you to have your moment is by creating a bucket list.
Yes, bucket lists are a cliché, but it wouldn’t hurt to dream up yours. Would you rather ride a mountain bike down a trodden path or dive in the Caribbean shipwreck? Whichever tranquillity of nature you wish to enjoy, add it to your bucket list.
So are you equipped with a plan to get loose on your next voyage? Do you have a list of things in mind? If not, we can loan you some inspiration. The best thing about bucket lists is that you can keep adding new stuff to them, so think of yourself as a live document.
Without further ado, here are six things you must do before you kick the bucket.
1.Rafting Close to the Edge
River rafting is one of the most incredible and most thrilling water-based sports of all time. If you’re looking for a fantastic place to raft, then look no further because the Great Smoky Mountains have some of the best rafting courses in the United States of America. The Pigeon River is famous for its Class III rapids and offers the best spot for rafting. So, what’s the hold-up? Sign up for white water rafting in Pigeon Forge TN, and splash through the waves. While you’re at it, you can enjoy the serenity of the mountains and honor your experience with a souvenir. So please write it down on your bucket list!
2.Fall in love – and in – Paris
You know what they say, “Paris isn’t a city; it’s a whole world.” There’s a reason why they call it that. It’s because whoever goes there returns with either a person or a memory.
Go to Paris. The city is an epic poem of romantic gardens, beautiful people, and sweeping boulevards. The outdoor markets, bookstores, the jazz spilling out of the bars – they are all as vibrant as you’ve imagined. Paris is one of the places you have to visit before you die – write it down!
3.See the Northern Lights
Ideally, this should’ve been on top of the list, but there’s no alternative to rafting now.
The Northern lights are one of nature’s most mighty wonders. The wavy lights in the south and north hemisphere are nature’s way of giving us a light show for free. The perfect time to catch Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights in the North) is throughout winter – with a viewing time being 8 pm – 2 am.
If you’re going to scratch this activity from your bucket list, make sure to pack a lot of hot beverages and warm clothes. Because falling asleep under an Aurora-lit sky isn’t an option.
4.Visit the Grand Canyon
Visiting the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona means you have to fill yourself up with a lot of energy. The first glimpse into the brown hues of the canyons is sure to leave you breathless. Besides that, there are plenty of walking tracks to choose from, along with mule trips and hikes. The hottest and busiest months of the year, starting in May and end in September. So, pack your things and prepare for a “Holy moly, that looks incredible!” moment.
5.Laugh in Death’s Ugly Face
It’s not that we’re encouraging you to yourself in danger; it’s just that travel can fetch out all sorts of latent desires that can unleash the “wild” in you. The kind of memory that makes your future do a facepalm at your erstwhile idiocy. And who are we to stand in the way of your YOLO-condensing activities, such as cage diving with big white sharks in Cape Town. We’re not your mother. But for her sake, be careful while you’re crossing this off your bucket list.
6.Walk Across the Great Wall of China
Okay, let’s be honest here. The Great Wall of China stretches over 21,000km, so walking across the whole thing may not be possible. However, the site is a treat for sore eyes. While exploring the treasure, you have several options – but don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes because there will be a lot of walking. On the other hand, if it’s possible, bike your way around the architectural marvel.
We suggest you visit the Great Wall of China during the months of March-May and September – November. We also recommend going with a travel guide so you can explore every bit of the hidden secrets of this ancient Chinese Empire.
There you have it; your bucket list itinerary. By now, you must’ve realized that bucket lists are not so bad after all. Just know that traveling is different for everyone. While some travel to get fresh experiences, others travel to relax. Therefore, if you want to have the time of your life, make the world your oyster. Test your limits by plunging into the depths of the earth or leaping out of planes. The only thing you have to do is make sure you are ready to step out of your comfort zone.