118 Things To See & Do Before I Die… My Travel Bucket List

Everyone has a bucket list whether they realise it or not. No matter how big or small the list, there are always things people want to do, want to achieve, want to experience in life.

Of course I have a number of bucket lists, but this list will focus on travel. I hope readers find some inspiring ideas that they can add to their own list – or better yet, I hope there will be some readers who have already ticked these things off their list and would like to share their experiences!

Here comes my personal travel bucket list, which seems to keep growing day by day


  1. See the glaciers in Alaska
    Glacier Alaska
  2. Antarctica
  3. Taiwan
    taipei 101
  4. Japan
  5. Maldives
  6. Hawaii
  7. India
  8. Darjeeling, India
  9. Sri Lanka
  10. Nepal
  11. Borneo
  12. Myanmar
  13. Korea (North & South)
  14. Galapagos Islands
  15. Hong Kong
  16. Australia
    Sydney Opera House, Australia
  17. Philippines
  18. St Petersburg, Russia
  19. Cuba
  20. Tibet


  1. Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
  2. Coachella, USA
  3. Exit Festival, Serbia
  4. Benicassim, Barcelona
  5. Carnival, Brazil
  6. Khumbh Mela Festival, India (the largest gathering of people in the world)
  7. Burning Man, USA
  8. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Mexico
  9. Holi Festival, India
    Holi Festival, Palolem, Goa, India
  10. La Tomatina, Spain
  11. Mardi Gras, New Orleans
  12. Winter Light Festival, Japan
  13. Harbin Ice Festival, China
  14. Oktoberfest, Germany
  15. Pingxi Lantern Festival,Taiwan
  16. Songkran Water Festival | Thailand

Adventures & Experiences

  1. Mt. Kilimanjaro
  2. Go wild on an African Safari
  3. Camp Everest
  4. Walk on a glacier
  5. Houseboat in the back waters of Kerala, India
    Houseboat, Alleppey, India
  6. Houseboat in the back waters of Kashmir, India
  7. Go zip lining
  8. See whales in their natural habitat
  9. Meet my father for the first time
  10. Ride a gondola – venice
    Riding A Gondola In Venice
  11. Drive a boat
    Driving A Boat In Venice
  12. Live & work abroad
  13. Let Go of a Floating Lantern
  14. See the Northern Lights
  15. Soak in natural hot springs
  16. Cross the Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
  17. Ride the Siberian Express
  18. Ride the bullet train in Japan
  19. Shop at a Floating Market
  20. Climb an active volcano
  21. Camp on the beach
  22. Hot Air Balloon Ride
  23. Participate in a Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tokyo
  24. Take a Junk Boat Ride Through Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour
  25. Go skiing
    Skiing in Switzerland
  26. Skydive
  27. Stay in an overwater bungalow
  28. Attend a Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand
  29. Trek through the Taman Negara Rainforest, Malaysia
  30. Go dogsledding in the snow
  31. Swim in thermal spas, Iceland
  32. Take a motorbike road trip
  33. USA Roadtrip
  34. Australia Roadtrip
  35. Eat in the Underwater Hotel, Maldives
  36. See penguins in their natural habitat
  37. See Polar bears in their natural habitat
  38. Ride the Orient Express
  39. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
  40. Climb to Tin Tian, Big Buddha, Hong Kong
  41. Soak in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  42. Komodo National Park, Indonesia
  43. Walk Through the Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, in Kitakyushu, Japan
  44. Float in the Dead Sea, Jordan/Israel
  45. Ride a Camel in the Desert
  46. Float Down Mekong River
  47. Swim in a Cenote
  48. Snorkel the Underwater Museum,Mexico
  49. Explore the Waitomo Glowworm Cave, New Zealand
  50. Sit on the Edge of Preikestolen, Norway
  51. Hike the Inca Trail, Peru
  52. Sit in the Outdoor Jacuzzi at Iglu-Dorf Hotel Switzerland
  53. Learn to surf
  54. Take a seaplane
  55. Bathe an elephant
  56. Go on a cruise

Sightseeing & Landmarks

  1. Taj Mahal
  2. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  3. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  4. Stonehenge, England
  5. Monet’s Garden, France
  6. Grand canyon
  7. Salt plains, Bolivia
  8. Egyptian pyramids
  9. Mayan ruins
  10. Visit Victoria Falls in Zambia Zimbabwe
  11. Visit Iguassu Falls
  12. Niagara Falls
  13. The Great Wall of China & Terracotta Army
  14. Grand Canyon
  15. Rocky Mountains
  16. Trek through the Himalayas
  17. Ayers Rock
  18. Visit the Ghats, India
  19. Great Barrier Reef
  20. Machu Picchu

Qualifications & Licenses

  1. PADI Diving Certification
  2. Get motorbike license


  1. Hanging Gardens in Ubud, Bali
  2. Stay in an ice hotel
  3. Stay in a Glass Igloo, Finland
  4. Stay at the Boat Hotel in Cocoa Island, Maldives

I’m sure I could trawl through millions of travel lists, travel books, travel blogs and other peoples’ bucket lists and just find more and more things to add onto my ever-growing list, but I think I have a lot to work with for the time being!

Have you done any of these things? Please share your experiences!

What are the top 5 things you want to cross off your own bucket list?

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