As a traveler, my mental bucket list is always growing. As a thrill seeker, there are few experiences which just cannot be skipped.
Here’s my ultimate adventure bucket list:
Be mesmerized by aurora borealis. – This one has been on my bucket list for over an year now. The only deterring factor to make this a reality is the sub-zero temperatures and now solar max. I hope the effect is not very drastic but we will find out soon enough. Till then, I need to buckle up and prepare myself to brave the cold in order to be amazed by the northern lights.
Come face to face with the mighty Gorillas in Rwanda – As a wildlife enthusiast, looking into the eyes of a mighty silverback gorilla is something I have always dreamed of. This is the ultimate adrenaline rush for me. Imagine standing in front of a full grown 200 lb gorilla – now that’s something, isn’t it? So I need to make my way to Volcanoes national park for the trek of a lifetime real soon.
Hire a RV to cover the Australian outback – I have always envisioned an adventurous road trip and camping beneath the stars in the Australian outback. The vastness and serenity of the Outback is something I want to experience first hand. Maybe take a year and drive across Australia in a campervan to take in the flavor. It does sound tempting so, hopefully I can check this one off my list soon.
Surf amidst bioluminescent plankton – Now, I have already swam with bioluminescent planktons in the beautiful island of Koh Rong in Cambodia. I did not see many planktons that night but the small neon blue stars glittering on my skin whist swimming in the ocean at night, was still one of my best experiences till date. So, next on my list is surfing on bioluminescent waves. Maldivies would be ideal for that as Reethi beach is known for the bioluminescence. Luckily it doesn’t sound as far off or requires a lot of planning as the other items on this list unless I want to ride the red tide like in this video which would be awesome –
Sky dive over Mt. Everest – I have always wanted to sky dive.. till about 4 years ago when I realized I might be scared of heights. Once I had to jump off a cliff in Rishikesh and I got cold feet and backed out. You think I can jump off a plane? Ah, well, it’s still something I would love to do one day if I can gather the courage.
Certainly there are plenty more destinations and experiences on my bucket list like visiting the Caribbean islands, New Zealand, Honduras, Morocco, Prague, Greece, Seychelles and well.. the list goes on. For a traveler, the wanderlust never goes away. So as long as the burning desire to travel and see more of this beautiful world is not quenched, I will keep exploring new places – One place at a time.
So, what is the’ un-miss-able’ item on your adventure bucket list? I would love to know.
Disclaimer – This post contains sponsored links but the bucket list ideas are 100% my own.