Bucket lists don’t have to be cliché. They’re a way to catalog living life to the fullest – a master directory where you can aspire to sleep under the stars, write a novel or compete in extreme ironing (yes, that’s a thing) all in one place. Every list should be different. But some experiences deserve a place on everyone’s.

That’s why we’ve come up with our very own: the ultimate travel bucket list. In our (nearly) 30 years of experience, we’ve picked up a thing or two that could come in handy when making yours. These are our top 18 experiences from around the globe. Ready for some inspiration?

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18. Get lost among the glittering temples and gardens of Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

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17. Climb to the Peak of Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka

Siiriya, Sri Lanka

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16. Camp out at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon, USA

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15. Venture to the depths of Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

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14. Cruise through Vietnam’s Halong Bay

Halong Bay

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13. Sleep under the dazzling starry sky in the Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert

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12. Explore the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia

Cappadocia, Turkey

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11. Share a pizza in Italy

Pizza in Italy

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10. Wander along the Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar

Baobab Trees in Madagascar


9. Island hop around the Greek Cyclades

Santorini, Greece

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8. Experience the magic of the dancing Northern Lights

Northern Lights

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7. Gaze up at the magnificent Treasury façade at Petra

Petra, Jordan

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6. Experience the remote wilderness of Patagonia



5. Be mesmerised by the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, India

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4. Swim with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef

Whale Shark in WA


3. See the vast expanse of the Salar de Uyuni

Bolivia Salt Flats

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2. Walk along the Great Wall of China

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1. Trek in the Himalayas

Trekking in Nepal

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