Travel bucket list – 101 things to do before you die

You´re born, you go to school and learn a little. You get a job and earn a little (or a lot). You retire and spend a few years doing the things you enjoy in your little corner of the world. Then, you die.

But not here at Tropical Sky. Our world is small and we´ve seen every corner of it. We chase adventure and conquer the unknown. We live for the thrill, the experience and the stories. And so should you. From canoeing in the Okavango Delta in Botswana to trekking through the wilderness of Churchill, Canada in search of polar bears, we´ve compiled our own suggested travel bucket list of 101 things to do before you die.

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Go on, live a little.

1. Walk with lions in Zimbabwe

2. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

3. Go quad biking in the Namibian dunes

4. Fly first class with Emirates Airlines

5. Become a space tourist

6. Learn to tango in Buenos Aires

7. Ride a cable car in San Francisco

8. Watch the sunset from Oia, Santorini, Greece

9. Stay in the ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi

10. Get close to the Komodo dragons in Indonesia

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11. View the aurora borealis (northern lights) in Canada

12. Cruise the Mekong River in Vietnam

13. Climb one of the world’s seven summits

14. Spend a night on an Indian houseboat

15. See the polar bears in Churchill, Canada

16. Eat sushi in Japan

17. Share a beer at Oktoberfest

18. Surf the waves of Maui, Hawaii

19. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef

20. Walk the length of the Great Wall of China

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21. Mokoro canoeing in the Okavango Delta

22. Holiday in Igloo Village, Finland

23. Hang glide over Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

24. Watch the sun rise over Uluru

25. Throw tomatoes at La Tomatina

26. Survive on a desert island and send a message in a bottle

27. Cross a country on a bicycle

28. Ride an elephant in Sri Lanka

29. Explore the salt flats of Bolivia

30. Fly in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti

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31. Eat street food in Thailand

32. Sleep under the stars in a Bedouin camp in Morocco

33. Bathe in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

34. Snorkel in the British Virgin Islands

35. Drive a supercar around the Nurburgring

36. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain

37. Ride the Rocky Mountaineer

38. Attend the Olympic Games

39. Make your own wine in Napa Valley

40. Attend the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain

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41. See the colours of the fall in New England

42. Ride a gondola in Venice

43. Visit a world heritage site

44. Go horse riding in Red Rock Canyon

45. Watch a Caribbean sunset with a cocktail

46. Walk the Machu Picchu trail

47. Go ice skating in Central Park

48. Float in the Dead Sea

49. Explore Angkor Wat, Cambodia

50. See the Great Pyramids of Giza on horseback

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51. Embark on a Galapagos Islands cruise

52. See the orangutans in Borneo

53. Skydive over Mount Everest

54. Set foot on all seven continents

55. Safari in the Masai Mara

56. Volunteer abroad

57. Spot orcas in Vancouver Bay

58. Go white water rafting in New Zealand

59. Take a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway

60. Follow the Hemingway trail in Havana and enjoy a real Cuban cigar

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61. Swim with a whale shark

62. Take a boat tour of the Iguazu Falls

63. Watch a live South American football match

64. Be a postman for the day in Cairns Australia, flying to the outposts delivering mail

65. Take a road trip of the Amalfi Coast

66. Go to a floating market in Asia

67. Experience a full moon party in Koh Phangan

68. Drive the Great Ocean Road

69. Watch sea turtles nesting

70. Track mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda

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71. Holiday on a private island

72. Charter your own yacht

73. Party at the Trinidad or Rio carnivals

74. Go Black water rafting in New Zealand

75. Visit the Taj Mahal

76. Join the Mardi Gras Parade in New Orleans

77. Bag a bargain in the souks of Marrakech

78. See a live country music gig in Nashville

79. Take a helicopter ride over the Niagara Falls

80. Bungee jump in New Zealand

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81. Visit the Roman Colosseum

82. Take an Antarctica cruise

83. Experience the views from the Grand Canyon Skywalk

84. Enjoy two birthdays on the Pacific isles of Samoa

85. Scale the Rockefeller Center in New York

86. Lounge on a pink sand beach

87. Visit the Terracotta Army in China

88. Tour Bangkok by rickshaw ride

89. Stay in beachfront accommodation

90. Experience the view from the top of the Vatican 

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91. Visit the penguins of Phillip Island Nature Park, Australia

92. Pamper yourself with a full spa holiday package

93. Hover over Franz Josef and Fox Glacier

94. Bathe in the Ganges River during the Purna Kumbh Mela

95. Hang from Toronto’s CN Tower

96. Climb an active volcano

97. Hike the Appalachian trail from Virginia to Maine

98. Stargazing in the Atacama Desert in Chile

99. Dine at one of the world’s finest restaurants

100. Visit Loch Ness in search of the fabled monster

101. Take an active holiday in Moab, Utah

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Big thanks to Tropical Sky’s Ally, Becky, Chris, Steph, Liam, Karen, Fred, Alberto, Holly, Lauren, Mags, Lita, Sandra and Paddy for their contributions to this list.

Have you experienced any of the above? How does our travel bucket list  compare to your own? – Let us know…

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