Ultimate Bucket List

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By Danse4life
Blogger @ DINKInternational.com
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I know at DINKInternational.com, one of the big reasons we choose to be childfree is because it allows us the time & flexibility (not to mention extra money) to travel the world! Our bucket lists seem to be infinite; it’s always growing! The more you travel, the more you learn about amazing places to visit in this world from other fellow travelers. Even if you do not have the funds to stay in exotic resorts, you can still have an excellent time staying in hostels, using Air BNB, or coach surfing – I personally have enjoyed these stays just as much as staying in luxury resorts; they offer completely different experiences but both can be equally fabulous!

Next time someone tells you they’d be bored being childfree, show them this bucket list!

Have you been to any of these places or do you have something to add to this list? Comment & let us know!

Here are some of our top picks (which do not include any places we have already visited, or any places in the USA -these will both be covered in separate posts):

Africa
Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia:
Do you like to live on the edge? How about soaking in a natural infinity edge pool at the edge of a massive 100m high waterfall?!? Well, if that sounds appealing to you then you probably would like to add this location to your bucket list. There is a lip at the edge of the waterfall here creating a “safe” pool to sit in. You can even jump in the pool or take a picture leaning against the edge – if you’ve got the guts!! Make sure you go at the right time of year (August through January) when the water levels are low enough to get in the pools! Truly a unique experience!!!

Devils Pool

After thousands of years of erosion, many rock pools have formed and one of them has formed right on the very edge of the sheer drop. This is indeed the ultimate infinity pool.

Live on the Edge: Go Swimming in Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls – Swimming on the Edge: Devil’s Pool is a natural rock pool on the edge of the Victoria Falls, located along the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. During the dry season, Devil’s Pool is shallow enough that people can safely swim right to the edge before the waterfall drops more than 300 feet (100m).

Davil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia

The Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, attract thousands of tourists every year. One of the main attractions is the Devil’s Pool a natural swimming pool right at the edge of the falls.

Watch a video here:

Girls defy death at Victoria Falls! Devil’s Pool, Livingstone Island, Zambia

Livingstone island offers a view of Victoria Falls that is incomparable to any waterfall anywhere in the world. For bookings, go to www.tongabezi.com To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Viral Spiral: contact@viralspiralgroup.com

Learn more about the Devil’s Pool:
Victoria Falls by National Geographic
Zambia Tourism Website

Loisaba Conservancy, Kenya:
Elect to sleep under the African sky in one of the unique Star Bed camps, which reportedly are quite comfortable! They also provide excellent platforms for wildlife sightings.

Lion Sands Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa:
At Lion Sands Reserve, which borders Kruger National Park, you can stay in an outdoor suite that is completely open to the elements! Guests are equipped —with mosquito repellent, torches/lanterns and two-way radios and are on their own till morning! Here you can get immersed in nature – you may even hear a lion roar or you may hear hyenas and jackals during the night! The tree house sits on the edge of an open plain and if you’re lucky, at sundown you may see light shimmering off elephants only a couple hundred feet away.

Kingston Treehouse, a luxury treehouse in the Sabi Sand

Sabi Sand Treehouse, African Treehouse, South African Treehouse, Luxury safari, Romantic South African accommodation

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites

At Ol Donyo Wuas, there’s a permanent bower on the roof deck above every suite that can be done up with fresh soft cotton linens, blankets, and hot water bottles. By moonlight, the savanna below is visible, as is Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.

Go on a Safari:
Most people think of Safari’s when they think of Africa, and even though there are so many other amazing reasons to visit Africa, safari’s are still pretty high on the must-do list! As animal lovers, we would really enjoy the opportunity to get close to the amazing & diverse wildlife roaming and ruling the land! There are numerous options when it comes to both location and safari companies. When it comes to travelling, we personally tend to enjoy the recommendations of the travel magazine, Conde Nast, as well as those made by National Geographic.

Safari in Kenya & Tanzania

There are few travel experiences in the world quite like tracking the Big Five across the Serengeti and Masai Mara, alongside two expert naturalists. This two-week trip through the grasslands of Kenya and Tanzania will see you riding between incredible national parks and beautifully outfitted safari lodges and camps, while giving you the chance to get out and really experience the East African savannah with all five senses.

Africa Safari; Luxury Safari Holidays with Africa Odyssey

An expert guide to Africa Safaris with impartial reviews and advice as well as photos, videos and prices for African Safaris


More on Safari’s in Africa:
Botswana Safari Lodge
The Best Safari Lodges and Camps in Africa (Conde Nast Traveller)
Safaris (National Geographic)

Giza, Egypt:
From the pyramids to the great sphinx, we probably don’t have to say much for you to understand why this one is on our bucket list!

Pyramids at Giza — National Geographic

By Carl Hoffman Writer Carl Hoffman traveled to Egypt in February 2011, a week after popular demonstrations led to the president’s resignation. These are his observations. Tourism is Egypt’s second largest source of revenue, bringing in $13 billion in 2010. The Great Pyramid at Giza, after all, is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

The Icon: Egypt’s Great Sphinx

In Arabic, it’s called “the father of terror.” To us, it’s a riddle. Who built the Great Sphinx of Giza ? No one can say for sure (though several of the more crazy theories point fingers at space aliens).

Stay in Western Egypt at the Adrere Amellal Desert Ecolodge:
Get away from technology and immerse yourself in silence at this desert ecolodge, which has a generator only to power the kitchen. Again, you can enjoy the natural desert beauty and sleep under the starts in your suite! From here, you can take a day trip to visit the ruins of the Shali Fortress, which was built out of salt rock and mud.

Sweden
Icehotel:
Spend a few nights in a hotel made of ice! The rooms are as much a display of art as they are accommodation. The entire hotel is rebuilt each year when the weather reaches temperatures that support it’s construction. Impressive! While here, you might as well catch the Aurora Borealis!

Check out these rooms!

Art Suites | SEK 4 200-7 500 a night

Each suite is a three-dimensional installation of original art. 16 intricate, individually designed themes and ample sculpting work, curtain door. Beautifully carved by hand, our art suites are all individually designed and created by handpicked artists from around the world and a wide range of disciplines.

Deluxe suite | from SEK 8 500 a night

Lavish extra large suite with lounge & sleeping areas and frosted glass door. Like the art suites, a three-dimensional piece of original art with intricate sculpting details. The deluxe suites are twice the size of other suites and boasts a heated ensuite bathroom and sauna; and a thick spring matress and pillow top.


Learn More:
Icehotel Sweden

Iceland
Iceland is a land of many natural wonders and there seem to be endless adventures to be had here! Check out our picks below!
Blue Lagoon Hot Springs:
This is probably the most well known feature of Iceland. We wouldn’t skip it, although there are many other amazing things to do in this country!

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is an Incredible Hot Spring Spouting from the Runoff of a Geothermal Power Plant

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Blue Lagoon | Visit Reykjavík

Through nature and science Blue Lagoon spa treatments and massages provide you with the energy of the geothermal seawater and its active ingredients: minerals, silica and algae.

The Blue Lagoon: Iceland’s Healing Waters

Iceland draws travelers from across the world for many reasons. Located between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, Iceland’s rugged beauty offers uncrowded landscape, geothermal energy, natural hot springs, geysers and volcanoes. The island nation offers many opportunities for adventure-seekers, such as ice climbing and exploring the largely untouched terrain.

Check out a video of the Blue Lagoon in winter here:

Blue Lagoon Iceland on a winterday

It’s quite a sight getting closer to the area seeing the steam rise to the sky from the natural geothermal seawater. A visit to the Blue Lagoon is one of the top thing to do when visiting Iceland, even thought you will be surrounded by tourists.

Crystal Ice Cave in Vatnajökull:
Iceland is home to some phenomenal ice caves, which can only be visited in the winter.

Crystal Ice Cave

Crystal Ice cave tour departs from Jökullárlón glacier lagoon wich is located 379km from Reykjavik which means, at least, four and a half hour drive from Reykjavik in best conditions. We recommend that you stay close to the glacier lagoon for one night, either before or after you visit the Ice cave.

Aurora borealis aka northern lights:
NASA says the best time to see the lights is between February and April. And don’t worry, there are plenty of other reasons to travel to this place during the winter!

Northern Lights tour in Iceland: experience Aurora Borealis – Reykjavik Excursions

The Northern Lights tour in Iceland takes you to see a spectacular natural phenomenon which happens during the winter months. Observe Aurora Borealis in Iceland, a truly mesmerising experience

Northern Lights, Iceland — Travel 365 — National Geographic

Get your daily dose of outstanding travel photos. Today: The aurora borealis lights up Iceland.

Glacier Tours:
One of the joys of visiting Iceland in the winter is the ability to glacier climb. There are plenty of companies available to outfit, prepare and assist you with your climb! The Vatnajökull glacier can actually be seen from space!

Glacier Xtreme

This trip gives you the opportunity to go further and really explore the glacier by combining glacier hiking with Ice climbing. The Falljökull outlet glacier is one of the most impressive icefalls coming from the Vatnajökull icecap. It is a unique and beautiful environment, both rugged and raw with stunning blue ice and ever changing ice formations.

Iceland Glacier Tours From Skaftafell and Reykjavik | Glacier Guides

At Glacier Guides in Iceland our goal is to exceed our guests expectations by providing an extraordinary experience in an informative and personal way. Our team of dedicated, professional guides combines their wealth of mountain knowledge and local expertise to guide you through the terrain.

Glacier Tours

Arctic Adventures offers glacier explorations of various length and difficulty. We offer Glacier hiking, Ice climbing and Ice cave excursions from three locations in Iceland; Skaftafell, Sólheimajökull and Reykjavik. Whether you are an experienced glacier guru or a novice you are sure to find a trip that suits you.

A Photography Lover’s Dream:
It’s been called the land of fire and ice because of it’s beautiful volcanos and glaciers. The landscape in Iceland is as diverse as it is beautiful! There are a number of available guided photography tours, but you can also capture the wonders of this land on your own!

Goðafoss Waterfall, Iceland — Travel 365 — National Geographic

Get your daily dose of outstanding travel photos. Today: Translucent aqua water races down a snow-covered canyon.

Learn more about traveling to Iceland:
Luxury Travel Guide by cntraveller
Tips for the Ultimate Iceland Road Trip By cntraveler
A guide to Reykjavik by cntraveller
Things No One Tells You About the Blue Lagoon – adventurouskate

Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil
These magnificent waterfalls can be seen from either Argentina or Brazil. The falls make the UNESCO World Heritage list, and for good reason! You know what they say, a picture (or video) can speak 1000 words – see them for yourself by clicking the link below!

Iguazu Falls [HD]

Iguazu Falls in the south of Brazil Clip from : planet earth BBC

Iguazu Waterfall – National Geographic Photo of the Day

See a photo of Iguazu Falls in South America and download free wallpaper from National Geographic.

Of course these two countries have so much to offer, especially when it comes to culture! From Carnival in Brazil to watching live Tango dancing in Argentina, there are numerous other reasons to visit them!

Learn More about Iguazu:
Iguazu Falls Lonely Planet
Why this natural wonder should be on everyone’s bucket list by CNN

Chile
Siete Lagunas, San Pedro de Atacama:
These beautiful crystal-blue water lagoons are located in the salt plains in the middle of one of the driest deserts on earth! It is important to do your research before booking to determine the best time of year to see the lagoons!

From Desert to Glaciers: The 11 Most Incredible Sights in Chile

When it comes to beautiful landscapes, Chile is the most diverse country we have ever visited. In the north you will find the driest desert on earth, which makes you feel as though you have stepped onto a different planet, and in the south you can canoe right next to huge glaciers in the famous…


Learn more about Atacama:
From Bolivias Salt Flats to Chiles AtacamaDesert
Lagunas Escondidas by laspiedrascantan

Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni:
Speaking of salt plains, Bolivia’s salt flats have also earned a spot on our bucket list! The salt plaines are composed of about ten billion tons of sodium chloride, which is several feet thick! If you are planning to travel here, please be very careful when selecting a tour operator, as fatal road accidents are not uncommon here.

Epic Pictures Of Bolivia’s Salt Flats Prove It’s A Photographer’s Wonderland

Travelers flock to South America by the planeloads to visit Salar de Uyuni, and it’s no mystery why. These salt flats in Bolivia are a natural wonder that are not only awe-inspiring, but also seem to be the best place to play with perspective.

These blindingly bright salt flats can create amazing reflections, as can be seen in the link below.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia – Largest Salt Flats in the World – Found The World

Salar De Uyuni does not require an an introduction, does it? Everybody is well aware of the fact that it is one of the largest salt flats in the world. It is 10,582 square kilometers and is situated in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosi.

Laguna Colorada:
This amazing blood red lake is a true natural wonder! The vibrant red color is due to red sediments and pigmentation of algae. While you’re here, keep an eye out for the Jame’s Flamingos that inhabit the area.

Exploring Bolivia: From Salt Flats to a Salt Hotel

In the time before our grandparents’ grandparents were born, the gods roamed the surface of the earth, and they were so tall that their heads reached the clouds. One of them, a beautiful goddess named Tunupa, became pregnant.

More about Bolivia:
From Bolivias Salt Flats to Chiles AtacamaDesert
Stay on Bolivia’s Salt Flats in Luxury by Conde Naste Traveller
Laguna Colorada by viventura

Peru
Nazca Lines:
The Nazca lines are truly mysterious lines that have been formed to create patterns in the sand, referred to as geoglyphs. The most fascinating feature of these massive geoglyphs is that they are very difficult to appreciate from ground level. In fact, in order to fully see them, you must take a flight over them! You can partially see them from nearby hilltops. They span an area of approximately 1,000sq kilometers in total, with the lines measuring up to 30 meters in width and 9km in length. It is estimated that there are around 10,000 lines forming about 300 figures such as plants or animals. There is much speculation regarding why and how these geoglyphs, which can only be seen from the sky, were created.

Nasca Lines – National Geographic Magazine

The ancient Nasca lines of Peru shed their secrets.

Huacachina:
Talk about a desert mirage, this town is situated in the Peruvian Desert in one of the most barren places on Earth – yet it is a flourishing little town, which looks spectacular at night (see the pictures in the link below). Definitely on our bucket list!

The mystical oasis town that exists in the middle of barren desert

The tropical settlement of Huacachina, in Peru, is nestled in the middle of one of the most barren places on earth The town is home to 96 residents, and has rustic hotels, shops and even an oasis library Visitors can enjoy watching the sunset over the dunes, before sandboarding down to the oasis In the midst of one of the driest climates in the world is an oasis town with lush palm trees, flourishing foliage, and a tranquil lagoon which is said to have curative properties.

Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:
We have all seen pictures of Machu Piccu high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. While there are many options for arriving to this site, we would like to make the journey on foot by hiking the Inca Trail! This trail is not for the faint of heart: This hike usually takes 4 or 5 days, covers about 26 miles, or 43km, and the tail climbs to an elevation of 13,860ft. Things you should know if you want to book this hike: 1) You must secure a permit about 6 months in advance if you plan to go in the high-season. 2) You are required to hire a guide; making the journey alone or with friends is not permitted. It is recommended that you book a guide at least 6 months in advance as well. 3) If the Inca Trail itself is already booked for the time you are planning your holiday, consider alternate trails such as the Salkantay trail. We have heard this trail is equally amazing and less traveled, but obviously less famous. 4) Altitude sickness is real and many are affected by it during this hike, regardless of age & fitness level! For this reason, you want to arrive to Cusco, Peru at LEAST 2 days prior to the start of your hike to allow yourself to adjust to the high elevation.

Huayna Picchu aka Wanya Picchu:
This is a less known about place is the massive peak that can be seen from Machu Picchu, which looks as if it would be impossible to climb! The views from Huayna Picchu are reportedly stunning and include views of the ruins and the white Urubamba River winding around Machu Picchu. The ascent to Huayna Picchu does not require any climbing equipment, but has been ranked as one of the 20 most dangerous hikes in the world because of the steep ascent up granite rock. However, from the research I have done, it is no longer allowed for anyone to climb these stairs, which have been referred to as the Stairs of Death, and D.I.N.K. International does not support anyone trying to gain access to these stairs unless they are permitted to do so by the authorities at the site! There are now alternative routes to reach the top of this peak, which must be planned in advance. View a video of the “Stairs of Death” here:

Wayna Picchu Stairs of Death

Me climbing some 600 year old stairs over a cliff on my way up Wanya Picchu, the small mountain overlooking Machu Picchu, Peru. It actually looks safer than it is because the bush below me is growing out of the side of the mountain. Here’s a better picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adpowers/78386870/

Learn more about hiking the Inca Trail, Machu Piccu and Huayna Picchu:
Inca Trail Essentials, Lonely Planet
Inca Trail Peru
Machu Picchu Secrets by National Geographic
20 Most dangerous hikes by Outside Online

Galapagos Islands
These islands are a photographer’s and wild-life lover’s dream! They are famous for their vast diversity of plant and animal species, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. This makes the Galapagos one of THE premier wildlife viewing locations in the world! Off the coast of Ecuador, these volcanic islands can be reached by many routes, including direct flight, a boat from Ecuador, or by a cruise ship. We have heard reports from fellow travelers that they have been incorrectly informed that they must take a guided tour to travel to these islands from Ecuador in order to con them into booking tours, so do your research before booking to find out if this is accurate! This is another UNESCO World heritage site.

Island-hopping in the Galápagos

Tintoreras is a scrabble of basaltic lava, specked with lichens watered by the garúa, and fringed with bright mangrove. A white-tipped reef shark sleeps in a gully of water below us. Periodically someone cries ‘Oh!’ and changes their step: another ambush by immobile iguana.

Learn more about exploring the Galapagos Islands here:
Galapagos Guide by cntraveller
Galapagos Islands, UNESCO

Turkey
Gobeklitepe or Gobekli Tepe:
Likely one of the most startling archaeological discoveries, these megalithic carved stones are approximately 12,000 years old. What makes them so fascinating is that, based on our modern knowledge of ancient history, the stones were crafted and by people at a time when metal tools, agriculture and pottery had not yet been developed. While these megaliths are not as famous as Stonehenge, they pre-date Stonehenge by approximately 6,000 years!

Göbekli Tepe

The reenactors are busloads of tourists-usually Turkish, sometimes European. The buses (white, air-conditioned, equipped with televisions) blunder over the winding, indifferently paved road to the ridge and dock like dreadnoughts before a stone portal. Visitors flood out, fumbling with water bottles and MP3 players. Guides call out instructions and explanations.

World’s Oldest Temple to Be Restored

The world’s oldest monuments may soon get an image makeover. A new project will promote and preserve Göbekli Tepe, home to the most ancient temple structures ever discovered. Turkey hopes to eventually boost tourism at the site, which is in a region where tourism has declined because of the nearby Syrian conflict and refugee crisis.

Derinkuyu:
Derinkuyu is an underground complex that extends to a depth of about 60m (200ft) underground, making it one of the largest excavated underground cities in Turkey and one of many underground complexes found throughout Cappadocia. It is believed to have been able to shelter 20,000 people, and there is evidence that livestock and food stores were kept here as well. In total, all the underground complexes combined have an estimated capacity of 100,000 people! To say that the construction of Derinkuyu is impressive would be an understatement, for example, it contains at least 15,000 ventilation ducts providing fresh air! Wow! This underground complex can be visited by the public, but not in it’s entirety.

Who Built the Underground City of Derinkuyu?

In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on these sometimes controversial topics in the comments section below.

Derinkuyu, Turkey

There are another 200 subterranean settlements in the area although only a few are open to the public. (2) Location: Between Nevsehir and Nigde , Turkey. Grid Reference: 38° 24′ 20″ N, 34° 45′ 27″ E. Derinkuyu: (Underground City). Carved from the living rock, Derinkuyu is one of five inter-connected underground complexes with a total estimated capacity of 100,000 people.

Learn more about these places in Turkey:
Gobekli Tepe by National Geographic
Gobekli-tepe-the-worlds-first-temple by Smithsonian Magazine
Gobeklitepe

Easter Island
We have no doubt you have heard about the megalithic heads, known as Moai, carved out of volcanic rock by the ancient Polynesians on Easter Island – but did you know that many of these already massive heads also have even more massive bodies buried beneath the earth?!? Some of these have been dug up and revealed by participants of The Easter Island Statue Project. As if the heads weren’t already impressive enough!

Turns out the Easter Island heads have bodies

The Easter Island heads have been hiding a pretty big secret for a few hundred years – they’ve actually got bodies hidden underground. And here we all were thinking they were just, well, heads. The secret bodies have been uncovered by The Easter Island Statue Project, who’ve been looking after the heads (can we still call them that?)


Learn More about Easter Island:
Easter Island Travel Guide (Conde Naste Traveller)
Easter- Island Heads Bodies by Live Science
Transportation to Easter Island (Lonely Planet)
Easter Island Tourism

Antarctica
Planning an expedition to Antarctica will surely leave you thankful you are childfree! Not only are the tours quite pricey, but you will need a bit of time to travel in this region, and often the room accommodations on the cruise ships are very small! Prices generally run around 10,000 USD and up for these cruises. I have seen lower fares posted, but when you look at the fine details, you will notice that these usually are per person rates with a minimum of double occupancy, meaning if you are traveling solo you will be paying the price of two. See spectacular icebergs, precious penguins, impressive polar bears on your Antarctica expedition!

Travel to Antarctica, Trips and Tours | Poseidon Expeditions

There are many reasons why adventurers of all types travel to Antarctica. Most of us are inspired by the opportunity to experience unique wildlife-penguins, seals, whales-going about their lives in a pristine, natural setting far from civilization.

Antarctica Cruises by Small Ship – Antarctica Cruise Deals

Antarctica cruises by small expedition ships explore the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands and South Georgia Islands. Cruise to Antarctica aboard research ships, expedition ships and small ships. Largest selection of Antarctic cruises explore wildlife with expedition leaders on shore walks, kayaking, camping and even scuba diving.

Antarctic Expeditions

Antarctica: the great white continent and one of the last true wilderness areas on earth – largely unchanged since the early explorers. It’s home to the world’s greatest concentration of wildlife, where penguins, seals and whales are the only permanent residents.

Learn more about traveling to Antarctica:
Travel to Antarctica with Polar Cruises
boomer-travel-planning-a-trip-to-antarctica by Marketwatch
Antarctica Cruise & Tours by National Geographic

Churchill, Canada
Polar bear expedition:
Want to get up close to these adorable-from-a-distance bears? Book a polar bear expedition in Canada! You will be able to view the polar bears in their natural habitat from the protection of a shelter – the safest way to see these animals in their element!

Tundra Buggy Polar Bear Tours

witness the magnificent polar bears of Churchill congregate round the mouth of the Hudson Bay, waiting for their seal hunt to begin. Visitors are offered unparalleled opportunities to see the bears up close in their natural environment, from specially designed ‘Tundra Buggies.’ on guided safari tours.

Ultimate Polar Bear Tour (Fall) – Lazy Bear Lodge

Spend two days on our Arctic Crawler™ tundra vehicles in search of the majestic Polar Bear. Your experienced guide will take you to Polar Bear hot spots with stops along the way at wilderness areas known for Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare and Snowy Owls.


See more:
Natural Habitat Adventures

New Zealand
Waitomo Glowworm Caves:
Rappel into the Waitomo caves and be dazzled by a blue-glo overhead created by glowworms! Want to continue with the adventure? Choose the option of black water rafting through the cave on an inner tube!

LOOK: New Zealand’s Bewitching Glow-Worm Caves

At first glance it looks like the stuff dreams are made of – a fairy kingdom lit by tiny bulbs of blue light. But this is no imaginary land, it’s here on earth and you can see it for yourself. The bewitching display is down to the presence of thousands of glow-worms in the Waitomo caves of New Zealand.

Waitomo glowworm caves, black water rafting, cave abseil & eco-tours, New Zealand ” Destination Waitomo

Waitomo, North Island New Zealand for glowworm caves, Black Water Rafting, cave abseiling (rappelling) cave eco-tours & adventure near Auckland, Rotorua & Taupo

Learn more:
Waitomo
Adventure Caving
Things to see and do in Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Original bungy jump:
Want to try bunjee/bungy jumping? Why not try it where A.J. Hackett started it all! Watch the video and decide if it’s for you!

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand

AJ Hackett Bungy’s jumps, swings and bridge climbs across New Zealand (Auckland and #gigatownQueenstown)

Zorbing:
Okay, we admit this is likely a very touristy thing to do, but regardless we’d like to try it! Watch a video of someone roling down a hill in a ball by clicking the link below!

ZORB “New Zealand”

We place you inside one of our original ZORB globes and roll you down our hill, wet or dry (which ever tickles your fancy!). There’s two types of ZORB globes available – the harness, or ZORBIT (dry) variety; and the non-harness, or ZYDRO (wet) variety and a range of different tracks to roll down.


More about zorbing:
Zorbing

Peurto Rico
Bioluminescent Bay:
Dinoflagellates produce the glowing blue color that is produced with even the slightest agitation of the water. You can swim in the water, and touching the water with your hand will cause a blue glow to appear.

Bioluminescent Bay

According to Sharon Grasso, who runs tours in the Bioluminescent Bay area, a balmy night’s trip here is “a magical experience .” And she’s right! Also known as Mosquito Bay, this seemingly heaven on earth is located on the southernmost coast of Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island.

Germany
Oktoberfest:
If you are into the drinking and partying scene, you don’t want to miss Oktoberfest in Germany! It’s world famous for a reason.

Oktoberfest 2016 in Munich. Everything about the world’s biggest fair | Oktoberfest.de – The Oktoberfest Website

Oktoberfest.de – Tickets, information, getting there and bavarian beer. In our shop you can find dirndl, lederhosen and official souvenirs of the Oktoberfest 2015 in Munich.

Belgium
Tomorrowland in Boom:
If you appreciate electronic music, this is THE festival for you! Buy tickets early (as in, the day the go on sale!) to secure a spot at Tomorrowland, which is one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world! Check out the 2016 video below:

Tomorrowland 2016 | The music sounds better with you

The music sounds better with you… Soundtrack: Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Giraffage Remix) Join the Global Family… Join the People Of Tomorrow. Tomorrowland Brasil (April 21-22-23, 2016) Tomorrowland Belgium (July 22-23-24, 2016) TomorrowWorld (More info soon) www.tomorrowland.com

Thailand:
Koh Phangan Full Moon Party:
A massive party on an island in Thailand to celebrate the beautiful moon. This party is one of a kind, and may have 10,000 – 30,000 people at any given time, so be prepared for an exciting night! Make sure you check the schedule to know when the parties are!!

The World Best Beach Party “FULL MOON PARTY, THAILAND”

CR: “Julie Thompson & Zachary Zamarripa-My Paradise – DJ Exodus & Tom Enzy Remix”, sound recording administered by: Black Hole Recordings (Base79) We now that we haven’t posted any new video since 2012.HERE WE’RE BACK AGAIN, ENJOY.. WE ARE NUMBER ONE WILD PARTY AROUND THE WORLD BY READER’S DIGEST http://www.rd.com/slideshows/10-wild-parties-around-the-world/


More info can be found here:
Full Moon Party

Koh Phangan half moon festival:
One thing is for sure, Thailand knows how to party! We can attest to that after visiting a number of years ago. Unfortunately, we went at the wrong time for these moon events, so we can only imagine what they’re like… The half moon festival is, as it says, a festival. Check here for the dates and lineup.
Here’s the video:

Halfmoon Festival Summer 2015HD ( Island Of Loves)

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Thai Islands:
Some very beautiful beaches can be found off the coast of Thailand. We have visited Koh Phi Phi and it definitely did live up to it’s reputation!

Which Thai island is for you?

The islands of Thailand are the stuff of castaway fantasies. White sand, rustic-chic beach shacks, a hammock gently swaying between two palm trees as a turquoise sea laps at the shore… But each is quite distinct from the next, with its own characteristics; and there are dozens to choose from – so which is the right one for you?

China
Mount Huashan:
Well, these pictures sum it up nicely! This has been called one of the most dangerous hikes in the world. And what’s at the top, you may ask? A teahouse!

Don’t Look Down!

Does that photo make your stomach drop? Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China’s Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world. The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted onto the mountainside.


And here are a couple videos showing the jaw-dropping trail:

Huashan Cliffside Path (No Harness)

Me on the cliffside path up one rather dangerous hiking trail and one of the most scenic and beautiful mountains in China. Here’s a blog post I wrote about heading up the mountain with some nice photos – http://figosfromagio.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/huashan-the-most-wonderful-of-mountains-part-1/ Mt Huashan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Hua

Deadliest Hike in the World: Mount Huashan, China

Hey guys we did the infamous Skywalk at Mt Hua, otherwise known as the “Most Dangerous Hike in the World”. Now since we just did this, we’d like to share with you the most valuable information to know before you go. To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email licensing@storyful.com 1.


See more below:
Mount Huashan Teahouse

Singapore
Marina Bay sands Hotel infinity edge pool:
We’d love to take a plunge 57 stories above Singapore in this one-of-a-kind pool!

Infinity Pool Marina Bay Sands – Highest & Largest in the World

Marina Bay Sands hotel guests enjoy the exclusive access to the highest and largest infinity pool in the world. Come and swin in this once in a lifetime attraction with stunning Singapore views during your travel!

St. Lucia
Jade Mountain resort:
This resort is on our bucket list because of the breathtaking views and also the quality of the accomodations! Take a look for yourself!

Jade Mountain

Indonesia
Amanwana Resort:
Sometimes a resort can BE the destination, especially when it’s a luxury resort such as the Aman line. We would love to spend a week in this luxury jungle tent. During the day, venture out to enjoy some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling Indonesia has to offer! If Indonesia isn’t on your travel agenda, you can still check out the Aman resorts around the world, which we can highly recommend from personal experience!

Luxury Jungle Tent – Accommodation at Amanwana – Aman


More About Aman Resorts

Tahiti
Le Meridien Bora Bora:
For a more relaxing vacation, we would love to stay in one of these ocean bungalows with a glass bottom!

Dubai
Where to start?!? There is just so much to do in Dubai! Check out this link for ideas:

Dubai Things to Do

A fantastic place to stay, especially if you got tons of money! But luckily for us, we were booked here by our beloved airlines, Etihad Airways when we got stuck at UAE for three…

Outer space!
Virgin Galactic:
No, it’s not a joke! Start saving up, my childfree friends!! A flight to space with Virgin Galactic will cost you around $250,000. We plan to do it, no matter what the cost! This experience would DEFINE the phrase “other worldly experience.”

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline

We are creating a Spaceline for Earth with the goal of democratizing access to space for the benefit of life on earth.

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4 thoughts on “Ultimate Bucket List

  1. I want to do all of these too!!! LOL. I did Iceland a year ago and loved the Blue Lagoon! I went in the summer though so now I want to go back in the winter 🙂

    @Soloadventure7: I’ve never been! But I’ve heard Cartagena is really pretty 🙂

  2. I’ve been to Thailand a few times on Holiday and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good party scene! The full moon parties are INSANE! In my opinion they rival the parties in Ibiza… And Ibiza should be on this list too!!

    I really want to check out that Icehotel in Sweden, those rooms look incredible! But it’s a little expensive for me right now so I’ll have to start saving up for that one!

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