When it comes to bucket lists, one of the most exciting categories to explore is traveling. There’s nothing quite like broadening your horizons with a trip, and you can collect so many new memories and experiences throughout your travels. That’s why we came up with this list of 10 things you have to cross of your travel bucket list. We promise you’ll be thanking us later.
10. Solo Traveling
A lot of people hold themselves back from traveling because they don’t have someone to go with. While it is always fun to travel with a group or a partner, there’s something truly special about traveling alone. Besides, if you’re traveling on your own, you can decide on the whole itinerary without any objects!
9. Cook Local
When traveling to a new place, the best way to get familiar with the local culture is through its cuisine. Try to find a class or private lesson in cooking something that is part of the typical food scene wherever you’re traveling. It’s the best way to get immersed into the culture.
8. Backpack Around Europe
There’s a reason why so many people do it: it’s really easy to do. It also doesn’t have to be as expensive as you think it might be, with plenty of hostels available throughout Europe, you can budget your way through Europe of just $30 a day.
7. Go On A Road Trip
This is an important one since it requires some planning beforehand, which will make your trip that much more exciting. Hitting the open road will allow you to appreciate the journey as well as the destination.
6. Challenge Yourself To Overcome A Fear
A lot of people stick to activities that are comfortable to them while traveling. Why not take the opportunity to do something that scares you? You can try skydiving, scuba diving, zip lining, or choose from countless other options. You’ll learn that you’re a lot braver than you think.
5. Go Scuba Diving
Along the same line of thinking from the previous one, you really should try scuba diving. If you’re apprehensive, trust us, the second you start your dive any fear will dissolve immediately upon viewing the gorgeous views the bottom of the ocean has to offer.
4. Work Abroad
A great way to extend a trip is to actually get a job working locally somewhere. You can teach English, work as a pub crawl guide, or work at a hostel. There are lots of ways to earn some cash while living abroad.
3. Go To A Music Festival
There’s a reason why people travel around the globe for these, they’re incredibly fun. Dance the nights away at festivals like Tomorrowland in Belgium, AfrikaBurn at the Karoo Desert in South Africa, or try the classic Coachella in California.
2. Go Camping
Even if you’ve camped before, try camping while you’re abroad. It’s the best way to get acquainted with the local vegetation and forests of wherever you’re visiting. If you think camping isn’t for you, then try out glamping.
1. Splurge On A Fancy Hotel
Even if you’re usually a hostel-dweller, you should visit a luxury hotel at least once in your life just to see what it’s like. You can accumulate points on travel credit cards in order to help pay for it. There’s nothing quite like it.