When the day finally comes for us to move on, we will look back on our life and take stock of all the incredible things we have done. We will cherish memories of friends and family, and we will thank ourselves for saying yes to things and taking risks. I think it is safe to say that you rarely regret the things you do, only the things you wish you had done.
This is why it is such a good idea to have a bucket list. A bucket list is a visual reminder or the things you want to achieve in your life. They can be as simple as learning how to make sushi or as adventurous as trekking through the jungle. Whatever it is you want to tick off before you kick the bucket should go down in your list. If you’re having a bit of trouble thinking of things to include here are some ideas to inspire you.
See the Northern Lights
There are few natural phenomena more spectacular to behold than the Northern Lights. Lighting up the sky with shades of green and yellow, the Northern Lights have dazzled individuals for time immemorial and will continue to do so forever. For the best chance of seeing the lights, head towards the Arctic Circle. Northern Norway and Iceland are well known spots for spotting the Aurora Borealis.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
This is often done in honour of a charitable cause but you can just do it for yourself if you’re not big on fundraising and sponsorship. While the idea of climbing such a formidable mountain may be daunting, Mount Kilimanjaro has been dubbed the mountain anyone can climb. No specialist equipment or skill is needed, just pure determination to make it to the top. Once you’re up there you will be rewarded with breath-taking views and an incomparable sense of achievement.
Hike the Inca Trail
Machu Picchu is the most famous collection of ruins in the world, but seeing this ancient site is just part of the experience. A lot of the fun lies in how you get there. Some people choose to take the train while others choose to get there on foot. If you take the latter option you will spend 4 days immersed in unparalleled natural beauty as you walk through the Sacred Valley.
Drive Through the Rocky Mountains
This is one of the most beautiful drives in the world and is perfect for the whole family. It requires nothing by way of physical fitness level, all you need is a car and a camera – you’re going to want to take photos. With towering snow-capped peaks on one side and sparkling glacial lakes on the other, you will spend days on end driving through a picture perfect wonderland.
Walk Along the Great Wall of China
If there’s one thing Trump can learn from the Chinese, it is how to build an impressive wall. The Great Wall of China is one of the foremost tourist sites in China and the world in general. Due to it being over 5000 miles long, it would take around 18 months to walk the full length of the wall so I don’t recommend you do this. Instead, find a convenient little section and spend a couple of hours wandering along the top of it.