Having dreams, goals, and aspirations is not only healthy, but it also keeps you motivated and makes daily live and work much easier and more positive. Some of the most fun times and greatest memories are made when you step out of your comfort zone, you overcome your fear and hesitation, and you do something out of the ordinary. Below are 12 things that are on my bucket list and that I hope will spark some inspiration in your own:
1. Hot Air Balloon Ride
This is something I cannot wait to do – last December, my husband and I went to Vegas and I had an opportunity to fulfill this bucket list activity with a fantastic Travelzoo deal. However, this is something I do not necessarily plan to do twice, so I wanted it to be a great, fulfilling memory – considering the temperature in Vegas was in the 40’s, we decided to save this for another, warmer time. 😉
2. Helicopter ride
I had the pleasure to be able to check this off of my bucket list – found a Groupon Deal that was too good to pass up 🙂 I would highly recommend it, especially if you have a chance to do it along a coast line.
I recently checked this off my bucket list as well – what a great experience and how wonderful that I was able to share it with my best friend, my husband (see photos below). I highly recommend for everyone to do this at least once in their lives. I have one tip: Keep your mouth slightly open and don’t try to breathe only through your nose.
4. Round the World Trip
It is interesting to see people’s reaction when you tell them that you are planning a trip around the world. Most have this dream at some point in their lives, but often dismiss it because they think it is impossible. I am here to tell you that it is possible: No you do not have to be rich, but yes it will require major changes and big decisions and a lot of planning. Learn here How to start planning your RTW trip (and how I started planning mine)
5. Swim with dolphins
6. Dive with sharks
7. Go on safari
The day I went on safari in Tanzania is a day I will never forget – read a little more about my experience and some tips in this post.
8. Go rock climbing
9. Go skiing or snow boarding
While I have never tried snow boarding as of yet, I have been skiing numerous times and I have always had a blast. It helped that as part of the sports program in my high school in Germany, we were required to participate in a school trip to Austria where we learned how to ski in a 2-week intensive program. Skiing is a great thing to do and share with friends and family – if you have not yet learned how to ski, I would highly recommend in having at least one day training with a ski instructor as they can show you the basic do’s and don’ts and help you develop the basic skills to make skiing fun.
10. Ride through a desert
11. White water rafting
12. See a volcano
What are some things that you think people should add to their bucket list? What are some things that are on your bucket list?
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Nici is a mommy of 2, wife, successful Marketing professional, and travel nerd who is passionate about showing you how you can travel and explore the world by sharing her own travel stories and experiences.