My traveling friends had a great time dreaming about where we would go if time and money did not curb our wanderlust. Here are the top ten destinations on our travelers bucket list.
If money and time were not an issue I would spend a month or two driving around Norway. The place fascinates me. First of all, I like the cold, real cold, not the crap we call “winter” in Australia. Fjords are majestic and beautiful and are just begging for my photography. Dog sledding is surprisingly high on my bucket list and would be a great place to check it off. And of course, it one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. Oh and the fjords thing again, because that’s the main reason 😉
Fregate private Island, Seychelles
If time and money are not an issue, I would love to spend a full week at the Fregate private Island in Seychelles. This place as the tag line proclaims is “Unique on the Planet”. The island boasts of 7 exotic beaches, one of them is arguably, the most beautiful beach in the world. The island is home to more than 2,000 giant tortoises that roam free and can be adopted. The island is serenaded by the songs of more that thousands of species of birds and has 17 exclusive villas with infinity pools.
I would love to have romantic dinners in a tree house set high up in one of the oldest Banyan trees in the island, with my wife. As it is possible to rent the whole island, I would take the whole island for a week just for the two of us. This will set us back by thousands of dollars, but that’s a small price to have a slice of paradise for a week!
Bicycling Through Europe
With no constraints on time and money, I would cycle through Europe. This has been a dream of mine for a while, but as it is time-consuming and not exactly cheap, I have never got around to doing it. Cycling is a huge passion of mine, I love the sense of freedom I have when I go cycling. Combining this with my love of travel, would be a dream come true. Hopefully, if I ever have the time and money to do this, I will do so, as I know I will regret it if I don’t!
“If money and time were not an issue I would book myself a luxury private safari in Africa traveling through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa – before hopping across to Madagascar on a private jet! It sounds excessive – and a little bit greedy – I know! But I’ve always said that if I’m going to do something – it needs to be done properly!
Africa is a continent of contrasts, with so many amazing experiences to have – tracking Gorillas in Rwanda, meeting the Masai Mara in Kenya, walking on the beaches of Zanzibar, white water rafting at Victoria Falls, crossing the Okavago Delta in Bostwana, sandboarding down the dunes in Namibia or climbing to the top of Table Mountain in South Africa.. the list is endless – and don’t even get me started on the animals! To do it in the lap of luxury would just be a dream!”
When money and time are no longer an issue, I want to explore the southernmost tip of the African continent. I love exploring the outdoors and so one of the first things I want to do in South Africa is go on a South African Safari. I would be too happy to ride around in an open-sided 4×4 jeep and being so close to the Big Five would be a dream come true. At night I would sleep out in the bush, gaze up at the stars and think about how I’m finally experiencing such a big adventure.
If money was no option i would book myself on a first class flight to Africa. As much as we are both water babies at heart, top of our bucket list has got to be a safari! South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, no preference! The reason why it’s a bucket list item is because i don’t do camping. Or bugs. Or anything outdoorsy. We need to stay in one of those uber luxurious ‘tents’ that look more amazing than any hotel room I’ve ever stayed in. I even found one in South Africa with a hot tub! Yes i know safari is all about the animals but who wouldn’t want to do it in style? One day Africa….
Staying at a Hotel with Local, Resident Giraffes!
One of my favorite animals is the giraffe and several years ago I discovered that in Nairobi, Kenya there is a hotel called Giraffe Manor that has a different sort of resident to humans. You guessed it, giraffes!
I hate money because it is the only thing that stands between my tireless desire to travel and me. Anyways we are not here to discuss my broken bank account so moving on. After my awesome experience living in a van in New Zealand, I want to repeat this experience and the highest place on my bucket list to do it is Iceland. I’ve always believe that there is something mystical in waterfalls and doing some basic research in google looks like this country is a favorite when it comes to chasing waterfalls.
Iceland is an ideal place for waterfall production due to the north Atlantic climate of the country, the frequent bouts of rain and snow and a near-Arctic location that produces large glacier. The waterfalls of Iceland are countless and range from some of the most powerful in the world to some of the most photogenic out there.
Can’t wait to have my van, park near by enjoying a cup o’ wine (or two, who knows) while listening the powerful sound of the water falling.
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The lack of money and time is currently preventing me from traveling to the Maldives. I know I could get there for a week and see one island and stay at one resort, but I would really like to spend more time hopping around the different islands, staying at multiple resorts and splurging on luxury and food all along the way. Since it’s so expensive to do that – flying between islands and staying at such pricey resorts – I haven’t done it yet, but if I had unlimited money and time, I’d head straight there.
I always love an unrestricted “what if” scenario, because it affords you the opportunity to let your imagination run wild. When I let my imagination run wild, I think of thrilling adventures that maybe extend a bit beyond my comfort zone.
I have always wanted to visit Antarctica. Its remoteness strikes me as so foreign. Visiting Antarctica is like being an astronaut visiting another planet. Climbing Mt. Vinson (the highest mountain in Antarctica and another of the Seven Summits) would be the ultimate space adventure on Earth. Ground control to Major Tom, take your protein pills and put your helmet on!
If money and time was not an issue, I would fly to the southern most tip of South America and get on a boat to Antarctica. No questions asked, no hesitation, that would be my first priority on my bucket list. As it stands, a trip to the famed continent is the most expensive of all my travel plans for the future. But it’s an adventure I absolutely must go on! I have a small obsession with penguins as well, so if there’s an opportunity to sit on a glacier and get swarmed by baby penguins, I’m definitely going.
I would also love to visit Antarctica and would combine it with a trip to Patagonia. Patagonia is contained within the countries of Chile and Argentina and contains some of the Southern Andes and Argentina’s Antarctica and reaches to the Pacific and Atlantic.So far Iceland has been my favorite trip and these areas seem to have similar natural features of waterfalls and glaciers, untouched beauty and lots of outdoor time. The pictures that I have seen from Tierra Del Fuego or “End of the World” blow my mind and this is where cruises to Antarctica start.
I have been reading recently about the Faroe Island, an archipelago between Iceland and Norway. Like Iceland it has temperate weather and interesting culture. I especially want to visit Bøsdalafossur waterfall, which empties directly into the Atlantic. There are also many birds to watch and very old history to explore. Unlike Iceland which is becoming more and more popular, it is less visited and that sounds perfect for me to be one of few people kayaking, diving and exploring these naturally beautiful islands while at no time being more than 3 miles from a shoreline.
As a girl who loves hiking and waterfalls, the chance to explore the Plitvice Lakes National Park is calling to me. As a lover of Game of Thrones, walled cities and history of this country is luring me to spend some time in this country. As an ocean lover, the coast beckons me to relax along its lovely coastline. This country seems to me what dreams are made of.
I hope that we have helped stir your wanderlust. I know I am just itching to get on the road again and check another place off of my bucket list.
Have you been to any of these places and loved them? Where is the ultimate place on your bucket list?