Traveling is not just about sightseeing and eating local gourmets, what is more interesting, is get to know the local culture, get to talk to locals and learn their ways of life, experience local culture and activities. Every journey is a great chance to learn something new. I will keep updating this bucket list because we should never stop dreaming, right?
Trek to and sleep at Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Take spiritual lessons in Tibet
Visit door to hell, Turkmenistan
Ride a hot Air Balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey
Climb to Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
Visit North Korea
Explore Socotra island, Yemen
Island hopping in the Philippines
Home visit to locals in Iran
Explore and watch the sunrise in Angkor Wat, Cambodia ✅
Walk the Great Wall of China ✅
Explore the temples of Bagan, Myanmar ✅
No doubt Bagan is my favorite place in Myanmar! This spiritual place has over 2000 small temples so plan ahead which one you want to visit. The best way to explore is to rent a scooter, spend a few days here to get inspired!
Sleeping on a water villa in the Maldives ✅
Spending a night in a water villa is just wonderful! Sleeping in your overwater bungalow and watch the sunrise, sunset, and stargazing in your own balcony facing the ocean, it is a dream comes true! You can also jump right into the ocean from your villa staircase if the current is not too strong.
Climb Mount Kinabalu
Eat lots of durian in durian festival in Penang
Dive in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Admire the blue flames at Ijen Volcano
Visit dragon-like Komodo in Flores, Indonesia
Volunteer at an Elephant Rescue in Thailand
Release a lantern into the sky at Yee Peng Chiang Mai festival ✅
You can join the festival event and release lantern with another few thousand people at the same time. I would strongly recommend not to miss this either – this is by far the most spiritual ceremony I had ever witnessed. Young monks gathered in a small temple and released lanterns into the sky.
200-hour yoga teaching training in India
Participate in the Holi Festival in India
Cruise through Ha Long Bay in Vietnam ✅
Sleep in the biggest cave in the world – Son Doong Cave, Vietnam
Visit the rabbit island – Okunoshima in Japan ✅
Shirakawa-go light-up festival ✅
Hike mount Fuji
Visit bear in the wild in Kamchatka
Explore in the frozen wonderland of lake Baikal in winter ✅
Once I see a photo of frozen lake Baikal, it is on my bucket list instantly. When the world’s deepest lake frozen, it is a winter wonderland full of ice caves, ice blocks, ice bubbles, ice flakes… you name it! The place is truly magically (and freezing cold).
Diving in French Polynesia
Swimming with thousands of jellyfish in jellyfish lake, Palau
Sailing somewhere in Oceania
Jump into To Sua Ocean Trench, Samoa
Learn and visit indigenous people and culture in Papua New Guinea
Snorkel in the great barrier reef ✅
Road trip Australia ✅ in Western Australia and Great Ocean Road
One great thing about doing a raod trip is to visit places off the beaten path. This unique Shell Beach in Western Australia is not made of sand, the whole beach it is made of little white shells, unlike any other sandy beaches you have seen.
Skydiving in Australia ✅ in Cairns
The adrenaline of skydiving is beyond words, it is something you have to try on your own. Oh hell yes it was scary especially when you are on the helicopter waiting to be pushed off the plane with your instructor. The free-falling speed is something you have to experience at least once in a life time.
Play with Quokkas in Rottnest Island ✅
I was lucky to have spent 4 months on Rottnest Island and see these little cuties every day! They are everywhere on the island. Plus this island is gorgeous, do drop a visit when you are in Western Australia!
Visit lupine field in lake Tahoe
Explore Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Sailing in Greece
Walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain
Visit the tulip field in the Netherlands
Catch a sunset in Oia, Santorini
Driving in Amalfi coastline
Set foot in Svalbard, Norway
Skiing in the alps ✅ Morzine in France, Bormio & Livigno in Italy, Laax & flims in Switzerland
Island hopping in Azores, Portugal ✅
Explore Eisriesenwelt – The largest ice cave in the world ✅
Don’t miss this one if you love ice cave. They try to keep the ice cave as natural as possible so there is no electricity and they will give you a portable lamp to visit the cave. Photos are not allowed inside. It is one of the best caves experience.
Paddling through the ice caves of Hintertux Glacier
Watch an opera in Paris Opera house
Bicycle along river Loire
Visit lavender field in Avignon
Live in Paris like a Parisian ✅
Always feels like home when I’m in Paris.
Descend into a volcano ✅
Feel like a journey to the center of the world? Descend into the magma chamber of Thrihnukagigur volcano! It is 120 m/400 ft deep and takes 6 mins via a crane each way. It was a super exciting journey! One of the few places where you can get inside a volcano. I also went to another volcano – Algar do Carvao in the Azores and it’s completely different but both in a uniquely amazing way.
Searching for puffin ✅
Puffin is definitely one of my favorite animals in Iceland! These cute little chubby birds can be easily seen in Iceland from May to August. Don’t forget to bring a good zoom lens to take beautiful photos.
Visit a natural Ice cave ✅
Dive in the hot spring in the blue lagoon ✅
Visit Petra by night
Stand on the top of world tallest building – Burj Khalifa, Dubai ✅
That is probably the highest view you can get in the world! Burj Khalifa is 828m tall, the tallest building in the world. It is a beautiful architect and
North and Central America
Swimming with pigs in Exuma, The Bahamas
Cave tubing in Belize
Join the day of the dead, Mexico
Sailing in the Caribbean
Explore the crystal cave, Bermuda
See Churchill polar bear in the wild
Kayaking in Moraine Lake, Banff
Raft the Grand Canyon Arizona
Participate in the burning man festival
Smoke a cigar in Cuba ✅
Ride in a Vintage Car in Havana ✅
See the Blue-Footed Booby and other wildlife in Galapagos island ✅
If you like wildlife, Galapagos is a paradise! This archipelago is where Charles Darwin got inspired to write the Theory of Evolution. Besides blue-footed booby, you can find iguanas, sea lions, giant tortoise, penguins sea turtles up close, they live peacefully with the human.
Stargazing ✅ Easter island
It is pretty easy to see billions of star on Easter Island as there is no light pollution. Even if you’re staying in the city centre, just look up at night when the sky is clear, you will see an amazing view like this. Of course, best to have a moai in your background. Sometimes you can see the milky way!
Visit the reflective Salar de Uyuni ✅
Salar de Uyuni is absolutely amazing! The place itself is magically. The reflective salt flat is wonderful for photo taking. Even if you don’t have a reflective salt flat, it is also great for perspective photos. Use your creativity and imagination!
Visit the Amazon forest ✅ Peru
I went to Iquitos in Peru and was not disappointed. Staying in a lodge in the Amazon forest for 3 days 2 nights was an experience of a lifetime. Immerse yourself in nature, waking up with the sound of bird symphony, rowing a boat in the amazon river or walking in the unspoiled jungle, the nature is truly amazing.
Learn to Dance the Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Party at the Rio Carnival in Brazil
Hiking the O circuit in Patagonia ✅
Hiking with a bunch of friends is so much fun! A 9-day trek in Patagonia was not easy as we had to carry everything on our own in the backpack, but the breathtaking scenery along the O circuit and the connection with nature and your friends simply made the whole experience unforgettable.
Meet Moai giant stone on Easter Island ✅
Seeing Moai on Easter Island is a dream comes true! This tiny island is mystical but also lots of fun. I spent a Christmas week exploring Easter Island and really loved it!
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Trek to Machu Picchu ✅
I did a 4-day jungle tour to Machu Picchu and really enjoyed it! Machu Picchu is spiritual and beautiful, it is way beyond what you see from the photos, you have to come here to experience for yourself.
Ayahuasca experience in Peru ✅
Definitely the craziest and most life-changing experience in my ENTIRE life. I thought I was going to die. The experience was absolutely horrible as I throw up unstoppably for 4-5 hours, but the feeling I experienced and the images I saw during the ceremony helped me to be a better version of myself. If you are brave enough and are looking for something in yourself, go for it. A photo with my shaman during a pre-ceremony cleaning.
Ride a camel through Sahara desert in Morrocco ✅
Camel is your best buddy in the desert. Riding the dunes, watching sunrise or sunset, feel the magic of the Sahara desert! You may also learn the Berber culture from the locals.
See the active volcano Kilauea in Ethiopia
See the great animal migration
Climb to the peak of Kilimanjaro
Swim at Devil’s Pool, Zambia
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of Congo
Discover wildlife in Madagascar
Visit penguins in boulder beach in Simonstown, South Africa
Temple-gaze at Abu Simbel
Explore the Pyramids of Giza
Visiting King penguins in the Antarctic
Anywhere in the world
Seeing the northern light ✅ In Iceland and Russia
It is really magical to see the northern light, especially when the colors are dancing in the sky! Yes it is cold but totally worth it!
Glacier hiking ✅
Glacier hiking is one of my favorite experience in Iceland! It felt so amazing to be walking on a glacier plus you get an amazing view surrounded by the glacier.
Hike to the top in a country ✅ Mount Pico in Portugal
I hiked alone to the top of Portugal – Mount Pico on Pico Island in the
Join a yoga retreat ✅ in Koh Samui Thailand and on a mountain in Austria
Girls trip with your best friends ✅ around the world!
Traveling with your besties is definitely one of the best life experiences! Especially your great friends share the same interests like diving, hiking, skiing, doing yoga
Paragliding ✅ in Interlaken, Switzerland
It is absolutely thrilling to be flying in the sky! Unlike skydiving, you can take your time to enjoy the feeling and beautiful view around you. I hope I can do this again soon somewhere. Pick a place with an amazing view and enjoy the ride!
A family trip ✅ around the world!
I love to take my family to explore the world together! As I get older, I would love to have a family trip once a year. So far we have been to France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Maldives. Where is next? Ask my mum!
Rock climbing ✅ in Austria
Swim with a turtle ✅ in the Maldives
Join a summer school and learn the local language and culture ✅ in South Korea
Vipassana somewhere in the world
Kayaking in a glacier
Spent a night on a deserted island
Visit and sleep at a minority tribe home
Multi-day kayaking or rafting
Diving on a liveaboard
Set foot in all seven continents
Been to all countries in the world
I will be writing individual blog posts about the travel experiences above, stay tuned!
Places I have been to…
Hope it gives you some inspiration on exploring the world! Would be happy to know your bucket list ideas (So that I can add to my list! haha) Happy travel always!