10 things to do before you die: the ultimate bucket list
Some may think that one lifetime is not enough for you to discover everything the world has to offer. Well, we think that the key is in working smarter, not harder. And that also applies to managing everything you wish to do before you die.
But if the problem is precisely that you have no idea about where to start, this is what this article should help you out with. We present to you a concise overview of the best tips we collected on how to make the most out of your lifetime. Here comes the first part of this series. Don’t wait around and start planning now!
Visit the 7 wonders of the world
Visiting one of the world’s seven wonders (or all of them, even better), guarantees a few things. First, you will visit a place that was labelled by experts as one of the coolest monuments in the whole world.
Here you have the full list for your convenience:
- The Great Wall of China - China
- Chichén Itzá - Mexico
- Machu Picchu - Peru
- The City of Petra - Jordan
- Statue of Jesus on the top of Mount Corcovado - Rio de Janeiro
- Colosseum - Italy
- Taj Mahal - India
Second, you will for sure learn a lot about the history of a country other than your own. And third, having a short list to choose from is a great starting point if you don’t know what travel destination to choose next.
Learn the history of your favorite drink
And how can you do that, you may ask? Plan a tour of the place where your favorite drink is being created! Whiskey lovers should definitely experience the history of the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Fans of a good old beer pint can’t miss one of the great brewery tours in Germany or the Czech Republic. And if you enjoy the crisp taste of coffee, how does a trip to Colombia’s local coffee roaster sound?
Try a new sport just for the hell of it
We all know that sport brings people together. And next to that it gives you a dose of endorphins and fills you with adrenaline. So, our next tip you should definitely put on your own bucket list is to engage in a sport that you find cool. Just for a day and just because you can! Drive the Monaco GP in your own car. Be that funny, clumsy surfer on the waves of Portugal. Conquer some sand dunes with a motorcycle… Or just settle for being the loudest fan at a major sporting event!
Get lost in the world’s national parks
There are countless natural wonders to explore on our beautiful planet. Many of them are for sure located in some of the world’s national parks. Visiting one of these amazing places should be high on top of your list! Lucky for you, we thought about everything in advance. You can choose from our article presenting you with The best European national parks for your next adventure.
Learn how to make your favorite dish like a pro
Do you also sometimes get annoyed that your home-cooked meals never taste as good as the ones in a restaurant? Fortunately, there are ways to learn how to make your favorite dish just like the chefs in your go-to restaurant. There are many cooking workshops in almost any bigger city and attending one of them is a very fun experience. What’s more, it will also put a smile on your family’s and friends’ faces once you surprise them with a five-star meal!
Experience the true wilderness by camping
You might be wondering why should you go camping when it’s clearly a thing of childhood. Well, as a child all you might have been thinking about while camping was if a bear is gonna attack your tent at night. As an adult, though, you will be able to completely immerse yourself in the beautiful, peaceful nature surrounding you. This might just turn out to be one of the most mind-clearing things you will do in your life!
Put yourself out there and overcome your fears
What would life be without trying to get out of your comfort zone? If you wish to put meaning into the things you experience in your lifetime, you should definitely try to overcome your own fears. Is there something that you just can’t imagine yourself doing? Bungee jumping, crossing a canyon on a thin bridge, diving with the sharks… You won’t know what you’re capable of unless you try it!
Volunteer in a foreign country
Volunteering trips are not a thing of university gap years only. We heard many people say that a volunteering trip abroad was one of the most eye-opening experiences of their lives. And isn’t that exactly something we all wanna experience at least once before we die? Not only you will see the harshness of reality for some communities first-hand. You will also get the opportunity to put your skills into use and help them out.
Scuba dive around the Great Barrier Reef
Here we have a classic for you. Scuba diving is something every good bucket list contains and for a good reason. It’s a unique activity that is different from any other travel or adventure. The ocean is a whole new world and it’s a privilege to be able to explore it. So, get your goggles and snorkel on, it’s time to dive in!
Experience a country as a local
Travelling as we know it might become a bit boring sometimes when you do similar things everywhere you go. This is why we think it’s an amazing opportunity to experience a country as the locals do. Get an Airbnb instead of a hotel and chat with the owner about her life in the country. Instead of going to a restaurant recommended by Trip Advisor, wander into a random one that you’ll like on the way. And most importantly, interact with the locals yourself. You’ll experience a whole new side of travelling.
Well, there you have it. The first 10 ultimate tips on how to get the most out of your life on this planet. Whether it’s something as simple as thinking about your favorite dish, something more meaningful such as teaching a language at a far-away community or something just borderline fun like seeing one of the seven wonders. Time to start planning!