10 Bucket List Places to Visit When the World Opens for Travel Again
When the world of travel came to a grinding halt a few months ago, it really made me stop and reflect on the places I’ve been and those bucket list destinations I am still yet to visit.
I’m the kind of person who wants to experience every country at some stage in my lifetime. And I usually plan my travels around a destination that is affordable or offering a good deal at the time that I book. But the thought of not being able to travel at all for the foreseeable future has made me change my mindset and now I want to prioritise those epic bucket list trips I have been REALLY wanting to do for a long time!
If you have been itching to get on a plane and tick off some of those once in a lifetime experiences, here is my recommendations for the top 10 places to visit before you die, to give you something to look forward to in the future!
These are our favorite Bucket List travel destinations that we have had the privilege of visiting to date!
I live in Australia. And I love my home country. So, I couldn’t write a post about bucket list destinations without having my own home country at the top, right?
The one thing I have noticed when I travel overseas is that there are so many more people at major tourist sites in other countries than there is at the tourist sites in Australia. Perhaps it’s because we are so far away from everywhere, flights are expensive, and it takes at least 10 to 24 hours to get to Australia from everywhere (except New Zealand). Perhaps this deters every man and his dog from visiting on a whim and is the reason why Australia is one of the TOP bucket list places to visit before you die!
You’ll should allow at least 4 weeks, but ideally 2 months, when planning your Australia bucket list trip!
Another thing that a lot of people don’t realise about Australia, is just how big it really is. It takes 5 hours to fly from one side of the country to the other, so it’s not exactly one of those bucket list trips that can be ‘ticked off’ in just two weeks.
I highly recommend a minimum to 4 weeks to see the popular spots like Uluru, The Great Ocean Road, Sydney, The Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation, The Gold Coast, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Perth and the West Coast – to name a few.
And that doesn’t even begin to cover the thousands of undiscovered places that most international visitors don’t see. Like the Blue Mountains, Katherine, Port Douglas, Brisbane, Canberra, The Top End, and Tasmania – the list goes on!
Jordan was the last country I visited before we all went into lockdown. So, I’m sort of still living vicariously through my own memories of this epic bucket list destination.
I honestly haven’t previously experienced a country as impressive as Jordan. The people were lovely, the ancient ruins and rugged landscapes were a sight to behold, the accommodations were opulent, and the food was amazing! What more could you want?
Some of my highlights from Jordan include:
Amman Citadel – Ancient Roman ruins with absolutely stunning views over Amman city.
Luxury Glamping in Wadi Rum – We stayed in the original Martian tents at SunCity Camp and had sundowners overlooking the desert.
Canyoning the Siq Trail – Located near the Dead Sea resort area, this is a really fun adventure wading through the river and waterfalls in Wadi Mujib.
Snorkeling in the Red Sea – You’ll see some amazing World War II shipwrecks, tankers and submarines at the bottom of the sea.
Did you notice that Petra wasn’t on my list of highlights in Jordan? Petra is the reason that most people consider Jordan to be one of the top bucket list destinations, and it was the number 1 reason we booked our trip to Jordan. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Petra and am so glad I got to see it, but the sheer number of tourists is a little overwhelming, as is the animal cruelty that goes on there.
There are so many reasons why you should put Jordan on your bucket list!
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