Bucket List Ideas and Tips

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Chase Robbins

By sharing my personal travel-related bucket list, I hope to not only hold myself accountable, but to also give you some inspiration to create your own.

There’s no doubt my list will grow longer as I become aware of new wonders around the world, but currently these are the places I will tour before my life is over.

Travel Bucket List

-Visit Petra, Jordan

-Go to Vilcabamba, Peru

-Adventure around Chichen Itza, Mexico

-Spend a month in Norway’s Wilderness

-Visit all 7 continents

-Live in the backcountry away from the world and technology for a month

-Run a marathon

-Create a non profit organization

-Bungee Jump

-See the Northern Lights

-Visit the Galapagos Islands

-Climb to the top of Machu Picchu

-Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef

-Wander for weeks around Patagonia

-Trek through the Amazon

-See the ruins of Pompeii, Italy

-See a wild Panda

-Do the Trans-Siberian Railway

-Explore the inside of a glacier

-Go to the Angkor Wat in Cambodia

-Go on a safari

-Watch the sunrise at the Taj Mahal

-Trek through the Himalayas to Everest base camp

-Open up a hostel

-Spend years roadtripping to each state in America

-Watch the sunrise over the Bagan In Burma

-Photograph the sun rising over the Charles Bridge in Prague

-See a wild wolf

-Wall the Great Wall of China

-See the Stonehenge

-Visit Easter Island

-Go to Timbuktu, Mali

-See the Holy Land of Jerusalem

-Explore catacombs

-Photograph the wildlife in Namibia

-Stay in Siberia, Russia

-Roadtrip around Iceland

-Swim in the Blue Grotto of Capri

-See a polar bear in Greenland

-Go to Persepolis, Iran

-Visit the Pyramids of Egypt

-Photograph the Sahara Desert

-Explore Uluru, Australia

-Hike around Crater Lake, Oregon

-Go to the Monastery in Meteora, Greece

-Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

-Climb Mt. Fuji, Japan

-Walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Canada

-See the Benteng Chittorgarh, India

-Explore the Margerie Glacier in Alaska

-Volunteer in Africa

-Trek in Bhutan

-Spend two weeks in Madagascar

-Eat my way through Sicily, Italy

-Hike in Myanmar

-Star gaze in Aogashima, Japan

-Walk through the suicide forest

-Attend an Indian Wedding

-See a kangaroo and koala in their natural habitat

-Trek through New Zealand

-Go in the Cave of the Swallows in Mexico

-Hike Pulpit Rock and Trolltunga in Norway

-Wander around Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia

-See the Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Japan

-Explore Fingal Cave in Staffa, Scotland

-Walk around the Crystalline Turquoise lake, Jiuzhaigou NP in China

-See a Tasmanian devil in Tasmania

-Go to the city of Yogyakarta and the temple at Borobudur

-Visit all 59 US National Parks

-Go to Mount Merapi of Central Java

-Go in the Cave of the Ghost in Venezuela’s Canaima National Park

-Wander around Chernobyl, Ukraine

-Visit Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

-Explore old scottish castles

-Teach english in a foreign country

-Do a bike tour of over 1,000 miles

-Climb Leukerbad via Ferrata in Switzerland

-Reach the summit of a Colorado 14er

-Swim in Yucatan Cenotes in Mexico

-Hike the entire Appalachian Trail

-Go across the frozen river in Zanskar River Valley, India

-Canyoneer through Black Hole of White Canyon, Utah

-Walk the Arenal Skywalk in Costa Rica

-Raft through the Grand Canyon

-Walk across the Trift Bridge above the Swiss Alps

-Hike Half Dome in Yosemite

-Do the Mt. Huashan plank walk in China

-Dogsled in Lapland, Finland

-Ski in Denali National Park

-White water raft in Zambia

-Swim in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

-Visit an active volcano

-Swim in the Erawan waterfalls of Thailand

-Visit all 196 countries of the world

Tips for making your own bucket list:

-Look at other people’s lists for inspiration. They could have something you completely forgot to add but are interested in doing.

-Don’t hesitate to add something you think is “impossible”. If you want it, you will find a way to make it happen.

-Take breaks. Don’t try to write your entire list in 5 minutes, you won’t be able to recall everything.

-Blend easier, more realistic goals to the list so you don’t get discouraged.

-Plan how you are going to tackle the list so you can start accomplishing your life goals. (I want to cross off at least 5 of mine a year)

-With travel-related goals, try to knock out the locations near each other. Spend a longer time in the region to see more of your dream destinations.