Travel is great for broadening the mind, opening yourself up to new cultures and experiences, and is a great way to bond with your travel companions. With the notion of a bucket list becoming more and more popular, it’s a simple matter to tick off those destinations and experiences that are traditional ‘things to do,’ but what about those more unique experiences? With a whole world to explore, maybe it’s time to take a step off the beaten track and take the time to check out some of the more unheard of destinations that you’ll soon be adding to your bucket list.
Iguazu Falls, Brazil
If your first thought on reading the word Brazil was to picture overpaid soccer players, then you’re missing out on one of the great natural wonders of the world. The Iguazu Falls are a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and once there you can enjoy the incredible views from the walkways that allow you to watch what has been called ten Niagara Falls at once. If you want to feel dwarfed by the sheer spectacle of nature’s ability to embody power and resistance, then you simply aren’t going to find anything more spectacular than Iguazu Falls.
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
As one of the top destinations for adventures, Salar De Uyuni is all too often skipped over when it comes to compiling a bucket list. Over 10,000 square kilometers of cracked, white salt provide a stunning backdrop to the often surreal destination, and it’s little surprise that as holidaymakers seek out new destinations that Bolivia is gaining more interest. An unforgettable experience whether you’re there in the dry season or the wet, Sala De Uyuni should be near the top of your list of unique places to see.
If your bucket list includes places to relax and unwind, then Corsica needs to be included. Blessed with a huge number of sun-kissed beaches and a wide variety of landscapes, the island of Corsica offers more than most Mediterranean locations. With plenty of options for accommodation, most visitors intent on making the most of the luxury opt for Corsica villas, allowing themselves time and space to relax in comfort. Historically important as the place where Napoleon was banished to, visitors can also explore some of the beaches that can’t be reached by foot or the fresh fish that make up the majority of unique seafood dishes.
With today’s fast-paced world, it can be all too easy to fall into a routine and the need to keep up with the competition. A bucket list should be updated on a regular basis, not only because it gives you something to aim for but also because it keeps you focused on your goals and ambitions. With a bucket list, there is no time pressure either, because by its very nature you have the rest of your life to tick off your dreams and goals. So if you don’t have a bucket list already, perhaps now is the time to make one.