We have such a vast and diverse world around us that even the most enthusiastic traveler would be hard pushed to see every country. Some people have done just that, but it takes lots of commitment and free time that not everybody has. So we prioritize the places we really want to see and go to places that are manageable. Yet many of us have a travel bucket list of countries we want to see… one day.
A travel bucket list doesn’t need specifically to be countries you want to visit. It can be travel experiences you want to have, movable events you want to attend. Some people want to swim with dolphins and don’t mind whether it’s off the Bahamas or the Turkish coast. The key to a bucket list is experiences, not passport stamps. If you’re working on a travel bucket list of your own, the following are some ideas you might want to add.
See The Northern Lights
Otherwise known as Aurora Borealis, this natural marvel is one of the most spectacular sights in the night sky. Aurora are caused by the collision of electrically charged solar particles entering our atmosphere. To see them at their best, a trip to the Nordic region is highly recommended. Sites in Swedish Lapland (check out http://www.auroraskystation.se/en/), Iceland and Norway are among the best spots. They make for a gorgeous holiday setting during the day too.
Visit The Temples Of Angkor
While the Northern Lights are on most bucket lists, the temples at Angkor in Cambodia are less well-known. This does not mean they are any less worth seeing, and Angkor Wat, in particular, is a wonder. At 500 acres, it is one of the largest religious monuments in the world, and has been preserved in its present form ever since the 12th Century. At once peaceful and beautiful, these temples are worth the trip on their own.
See South Africa On Safari
Anyone enthused by the natural world will find something to beguile them on a safari trip, and South Africa has more to offer than most. See it all in style with experienced operators like www.thanda.com, and you’ll never stop talking about it. By night you’re in luxury accommodation, by day you’re seeing lions, elephants, and cheetahs. It’s an experience to cherish for any traveler.
Try Trekking In Bhutan
If you’re at all edgy about being a tourist in a land that is the definition of untouched, don’t be. Bhutan has struck a balance between its almost mystic, Buddhist isolation and a new openness to holidaymakers.
Tourism has begun to grow there in recent decades, and yet you’ll never feel like just another tourist. Trek through the mountain passes, see the beautiful temples and enjoy the incredible hospitality. Take some time in a country that measures quality of life by happiness. Have a look at this for proof: https://www.oneworldeducation.org/bhutan-worlds-happiest-country.
Of course, not every holiday you take has to be to somewhere unique and breathtaking – sometimes you do just want to hit the beach or a luxury hotel. But every once in a while it does you good to be wowed. The four travel experiences above are just some of the best this world has to offer.