You only live once as the saying goes, which means the concept of a bucket list is something many of us aspire to and take comfort in. Some of us have a long bucket list than others, desiring to visit almost every country available to visit if possible. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to say that after the horror of a pandemic, we are firmly in a golden age of travelling.
10 The Gobi Steppe, Mongolia
As one of the most sparsely populated nations on earth, you shouldn’t have any issues with crowds or too many tourists. Take in this historical and scenic nation and go where few choose to tread – you won’t regret it in the slightest.
9 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
One of the most biodiverse places on the planet, the Galapagos Islands are truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone. You might even be interested in some of the Silversea Cruises on offerlity, even if it’s a little on the expensive side. That said, it’s expensive for the good reason that we can take you off the beaten track to some unforgettable locations.
Similarly, wouldn’t it be nice to tell people you’ve seen penguins out in the wild? Well, you can definitely make it a reasure you’ll agree.
7 Machu Picchu, Peru
And when you’re there, you’ll realize its magnificence for yourself. If you can handle a bit (a lot) of trekking, then Peru proudly boasts one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is definitely something for you to tick off.
Not to be confused with Iceland (though it is significantly icier), this massive land of glaciers and icebergs is relatively untouched compared to other landscapes throughout the world. You could be one of the lucky few to witness it for yourself, though much like Antarctica, you may need to save a little first.
5 The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Not only could you find Nemo, but you could experience something that will live with you forever. If you’re a diver or snorkeler, then the Great Barrier Reef is surely at the very top of your bucket list. If not, then there are certainly worse places to take up either activity.
4 The Okavango Delta, Botswana
It’s rare you’ll hear of Botswana as a tourist destination, but the Okavango Delta allows you to take part in a canoe safari – what could be more incredible than that?
3 The Sahara Desert
Much like Greenland, the Sahara remains relatively untouched. The sand dunes are made for extreme sports. For instance, sand surfing – we imagine that’s something you won’t have tried before in the UK!
2 Route 66, USA
It’s a bit of a cliched one, but imagine traveling through the US on your own terms at your own pace. No two journeys will be the same either, so who knows what you’ll find on your travels?
1 Mount Fuji, Japan
One of the most iconic natural landmarks ever, Fuji is beautiful enough just to witness the many surrounding villages and lakes. But just imagine if you could say you’d climbed it. Your friends and family would never hear the end, and rightly so.