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5 Adventures You Ought to Have on Your Bucket List


Chances are, you’ve spent at least a little bit of time imagining yourself going on a great adventure. You may see yourself visiting a new place, doing a new activity, learning a new skill, or doing something else entirely. Whatever it is that drives your daydreams, now is the time to consider turning them into reality. If you need a little inspiration, here are five adventures that you really need to have.

1) Take a Luxury Cruise

Setting sail on the open sea is a common desire. Doing so onboard one of the many luxury cruise ships currently sailing is a great way to combine the comforts of a vacation with the excitement of an adventure. Modern cruise ships feature high-quality cabins, fine dining, and all kinds of opportunities for adventure. There are onboard activities and classes to explore, as well as off-ship excursions to unique places. You can tour historic sites, learn about local customs, enjoy the local food, go snorkeling or diving, and more. The choice is truly up to you.

2) Visit a New Country

Getting out in the world and seeing a new place is a valuable experience for anyone. Visiting a new country lets you learn about different cultures, histories, places, and customs. You may even learn how to speak a new language. There’s probably at least one country on your travel bucket list. Why not take the chance now and go? In addition to experiencing the trip of a lifetime, visiting another country can change your perspective on the world and how we’re all interconnected no matter where we live. 

3) Dive Into the Deep

71% of our planet is covered in water. That means that you could visit every country on Earth and still only see less than 30% of it. You can take a cruise ship and survey the sea from the surface, but it’s what’s underneath that is truly the great adventure. Learning how to snorkel or dive will allow you to explore the amazing world beneath the waves. You can observe marine animals and plants, see geological formations unlike anything on the surface, or even explore a shipwreck or two. It’s a high-adventure down deep.

4) Do Something Extreme

If the water isn’t your thing, maybe your adventure lies in the air. Engaging in an extreme activity like bungee-jumping, sky-diving, or hang-gliding is certainly the thrill of a lifetime. These industries are well-regulated and safety is always the priority for all participants. You’ll undergo plenty of training before jumping, and you’ll often jump with an instructor right beside you the first few times. This ensures that even if you forget your training in the rush of the moment, you’ll be in safe hands. It’ll take a lot of courage to go but if you do, you’ll always have the best stories in the room.

5) See Something Beautiful

Going on a big adventure doesn’t have to mean doing something physical. It can also mean doing something good for your soul. If you aren’t up for the extreme, visiting somewhere beautiful may be right up your alley. There are seven natural wonders of the world: the Northern Lights, the Grand Canyon, Paricutin, Mount Everest, the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Victoria Falls, and the Great Barrier Reef. Visiting each of these will take you around the world and back again. Any one of them will let you experience some of the great beauty that our world has to offer.

Finally going on that adventure that you’ve always dreamed of is well worth the time. Whether you hop onboard a cruise ship, visit a new country, dive into the ocean, do something extreme, or travel to see something beautiful, you’ll come back with a new perspective. Your adventure can be whatever you want it to be, so take time with the planning process. May your adventure turn out to be everything that you hoped.