40 Things To Do Before You Die

We have a limited time in our life and we have to learn to make the most out of it. Most people choose to create bucket lists so that they can tick off all the things that they wanted to do in their lives before meeting their maker. While most of the people in the world have made their bucket list, there are a few who are looking for new things that they can add to theirs. We have compiled a list of some unforgettable things that you can add to your bucket list in order to make your life more interesting.

Echo At The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing gorges in the world. It is 277 miles long and one mile deep, meaning that it is very vast and quite unnerving. People often get lost for words when they are standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon. The echo that you receive from shouting something out is quite a one-in-a-million experience.

Walk From Siq To Petra, Jordan

Petra is a site from the legends and myths that are very much real. The entire city is carved out of rocks and you can see some of the most amazing architectural marvels here. One of the most amazing things is going to the end of Siq, where there is a natural gorge that is still the main entrance of the city. After going through the entrance, you come out to the famous treasury of Petra.

Nightlife In Liverpool, England

You might have heard about the dull nightlife in Liverpool but all of them are just misconceptions. The truth is that the nightlife in the city is quite creative and full of life. People are enjoying their nights in all the drinking holes and you can always hit any of the bars and find a good story to tell the folks back home.

Great Wall Of China

This is one of the most amazing feats of human history. The Great Wall snakes between the mountains and you can see history come to life with the crumbling walls and the unrestored stairs. If mankind was able to build such great structures without the use of any modern machines, one can only wonder what we are capable of doing now.

Sailing At The Whitsundays, Australia

When sailing here, you will feel like you have been here before. This is because, many people think of retiring to someplace like this after they make a fortune or after winning the lotteries. The turquoise seas coupled with the white sandy dune beaches are enough to make you want to retire and forget all the miseries of life.

Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and dedication and you will feel a deep connection with the Indian history when you visit this place. You can stand at any angle and look at the Taj Mahal and you will find out that it is beautiful from all angles. The true beauty comes out when you look at the Taj Mahal in the solemn moonlight.

Floral Wave Of Cherry Blossom, Japan

If you have ever watched anime or any Japanese movie, there will definitely be a scene where there will be pink petals all blooming from trees. This is not just the imagination of the creators but a reality. You can visit the Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto, Tokyo’s Ueno Park or the castles in Osaka or Himeji and find these pink blooms.

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

You might have seen this place in an episode of Top Gear. The Salar De Uyuni is home to the largest salt lake in the world and the crust is thick enough to support the weight of a car. After heavy rainfall, the entire lake transforms into a huge mirror and it is one of the most amazing sites that you can see.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Going island hopping can be the best idea when in Galapagos, Ecuador. Every new island sees the appearance of a new animal and you will be surprised as to how indifferent the animals are to the presence of humans. This was also the same place where Charles Darwin saw the finches and it led him to study adaptation.

Try The Local Whisky In Scottish Highlands

If you are ever in the Scottish Highlands, you have to try the local drinks. The weather conditions are perfect to grow barley and turn it into whisky. People in the country have been brewing whiskies for centuries now and they can be the highlight of your trip.

Live In An Igloo In Canada

The Great North is a beautiful and serene place to visit. The igloos are tucked away between rolling hills and the vast stretches of cold in Quebec and you can rent one and spend the night in it. It is the perfect place for adventure seekers and lovers of the cold.

Mont St.-Michel, France

This is the perfect blend of nature and man-made beauty and it has been drawing tourists to the coasts of Normandy for years. The structure is just as famous as the Eiffel Tower and it soars up to 80m in the sky. There are many huge boulders around this structure and the interesting thing is that millions of tourists actually make the climb up to the top.

La Rioja, Spain

People around the world would have heard about the La Tomatina festival in Spain but not many of them would have heard of the wine fight in La Rioja, Spain. Every year, people from the nearby villages gather and spend the entire day trying to soak each other in red wine.

Look Out For The Puffins In Faroes

There are only a few places on earth that have not been touched by human activity. The Faroes island is one of them and it lies just about 300 kilometers north of Scotland. There is more than natural beauty to see here. You can spot puffins in spring, all of them with their feathers roughed up from the sea winds and rubbing each others beaks in marriage.

Pompeii, Italy

The ruins of Pompeii are famous all over the world and even though the site attracts large crowds, you can still get moments alone to yourself owing it to the large site. This is one of the best preserved Roman cities that you will ever find and some of the structures are still standing.

Bourbon Trail, USA

Bourbon was first birthed in Kentucky and the state still is considered to be the best place to get the native spirit of the United States of America. There are many villages in the state that still have the best distilleries in the world.

Rwanda, Africa

You can come face-to-face with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Africa. It is one of the most thrilling experiences and can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The apes call the natural habitat their home and it can be a very scary experience to come in direct contact with one.

Oyster Trail, Galway, Ireland

One of the longest running traditions in the world is the Galway International Oyster Festival. This three-day extravaganza celebrates the new season of the oysters in a rather befitting way. There is drinking, dancing, and guzzling of the oysters, all continued for three days. The main objective is to drink nearly 30 pints and eat about a hundred oysters, all in a three-day period at every bar in the trail.

Borneo, Malaysia

The Sun Bears that can be found in Borneo, Malaysia are quite cute and often rival the cuteness of a Panda bear. However, not many people are even aware of their existence. They are the smallest bears in the world and are differentiated by the distinct white mark on their chest. This white mark resembles the sun and they are also one of the endangered species in the world.

Blackpool Illuminations, England

From August until early November, the seaside town of Blackpool illuminates the shore. It is a sight to see and you will wonder why you have been wandering around in the world looking for serenity when you can find it here. You can visit the town and get on a ferry with a bag of chips and enjoy the view.

Oktoberfest, Germany

This is the largest public festival that the world hosts. This festival takes place in Munich, Germany and starts in September and goes for a full two weeks. Every year, the festival sees the visit of around six million visitors and millions of liters of beer get drunk here.

Land Of Fairy Chimneys, Turkey

Cappadocia is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. It is one of the rare places where even an amateur photographer can capture some of the most beautiful shots. The heavenly view is mesmerizing and you will surely get lost here.

Giza, Egypt

This is the place for one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. When you are here, you will see and wonder how the Egyptians built such marvels without the help of some extraterrestrials. The pyramids have stood the test of time and people wonder at the elemental state of the pyramids.

Mara River, Kenya

The best way to explore this region is by renting a hot air balloon and then looking down below at the beauty of nature. You will notice the hippos standing around in the murky waters and the monkeys looking at you from the highpoints of the trees. If you are into wildlife photography, you can take some of the most amazing shots from the balloon ride.

Table Mountain, South Africa

If you have just landed in Cape Town and the skies are clear, you should just go to the Table Mountain. There are two ways in which you can climb to the top. You can either take the aerial cableway which will take you there fast or if you are up to it, you can hike your way up to the top.

Texas Hill Country, USA

This is for all the meat lovers out there. If you ever want to taste the best barbequed meat, you should just head over to Austin. You will get the true taste of barbeque where the meat is unadulterated and succulent and has been cooked over a low fire for hours before it is served to you.

Golden Rock, Myanmar

Every year between November and March, pilgrims visit the Golden Rock in Myanmar on barefoot journeys just to pray at the stupa. The Golden Rock is believed to be held in place by a few strands of Buddha’s hair and once you are there, you will smell the strong incense and hear the solemn prayers that will ensure the running of a divine feeling through you.

Pennine Way, England And Scotland

This is the oldest footpath in England and it will take you through some of the most beautiful countryside where the crowds are scarce. Running for nearly 270 miles, you will have a chance to go through history in some of the small towns and also experience the misty ways of the English.

Brussels, Belgium

When you are in Belgium, you have to specify what kind of a beer you want. If you just ask for a beer, the bartender will just look at you with a blank stare. The country has lagers, wheat beers, dark amber ales and strong beers brewed by Trappist monks, and if you are a beer lover, you should definitely head over to Belgium to taste the brew there.

Have Gelato In Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do and the Romans do love breaking out the new flavors in ice cream. Over the years, the Italians have been bringing new breakthroughs to ice cream and the Gelaterias have surely helped. You can order unique flavors like lemons from Amalfi, pistachios from Sicily, all in one place.

Visit A Finnish Sauna

The Finns love their saunas. They have nearly two million saunas in their country and they have a unique way of getting out of the sauna as well. Finns love to combine pain and pleasure and after getting the heat for several hours, they will jump into a lake or roll around in the snow in order to end their sauna.

Devil’s Throat, Argentina & Brazil

There are nearly 275 individual waterfalls all falling down in one place. The highest waterfall is 80m high and there is a reason why it is known as the Devil’s Throat. There is a deep gurgling sound that seems to be straight out of the Bible. To take on the full adventure, you can rent a boat and hear the sounds up close.

La Tomatina, Spain

The small town of Bunol hosts the tomato festival every year. Nearly 130,000 kilograms of tomatoes are used in this fight. You have to crush a tomato and then simply throw it at people. The entire town is painted red with the over-ripe tomatoes and it can be a truly mad form of fun.

Milford Sound, New Zealand

If you are looking for majestic beauty, go kayaking in the Milford Sound in New Zealand. The fiord is hid between the mountains and you will wonder how small you are and how majestic the water body is. This is the same feeling that you will get when you look at the earth from outer space.

Celebrate Loy Krathong In Thailand

When the Loy Krathong Festival of Lights approaches in Thailand, people indulge in making baskets out of banana leaves, place a candle in them, and then float them away in water as an offering to the water goddess. You can see the beautiful sight of thousands of lights bobbling in the water and it is truly mesmerizing.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Christ The Redeemer is not the only sight to see in Rio De Janeiro. You can also visit the serene beaches and drink a caipirinha at almost every bar and restaurant in the city. The drink is not too sweet and not too alcoholic and is one of the easiest cocktails to brew.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The highest mountain in Africa, it can be quite a feat to climb to the top without using any modern machinery. You will face all sorts of weather during the climb. There are the dense forests at the base and a snow-covered top that will ask for heavy clothing.

Tivoli, Denmark

Tivoli is located in Copenhagen and it has a roller coaster, a pirate ship, and a 80m high carousel, all in one place. You can spend an entire day here and still would want more. Apart from all the rides, there are also 40 restaurants that offer lip-smacking food, jazz bands, and a lot more.

Visit Amsterdam On King’s Day

Amsterdam is a truly marvellous place. Apart from all the cafes and the bike rides, you will see the city come to life at night. However, the real party takes place on King’s Day when the locals come out and celebrate in ridiculous dresses. The only other rule of the celebration is to drink as much beer as you can.

Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Spain

The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is still under construction even after about a century of its conception. The architect, Gaudi, says that his client is in no hurry to see the monument erected. The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a symbol of radicalisation and the rebirth of Barcelona.

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