How To Create A Travel Bucket List?

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Written by Wendy Tucker

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Are you ready to start traveling again? If you aren’t sure where to begin, first, create a travel bucket list. Take some time and think about places you would like to visit. Don’t wait until retirement to think about traveling. There is no right time and you can always put it off. If traveling is something you want to do, make it happen now. (Before doing anything, it’s important to make sure you’re up-to-date on the current COVID situation where you are and where you’re interested in traveling). Below are a few tips on how to create a travel bucket list.

Get creative

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For starters – you don’t have to call it your “bucket list.” Come up with your own name: dream list, amazing experiences, must-do’s… you get the idea.

Think about where you will keep your list. Phone, iPad, Kindle, paper? There are many phone apps and online bucket list websites where you can record your list and share it with friends and family, which can be fun!

Dream big

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Don’t create your bucket list based on finances and time restrictions. Think long-term and write down all the things you have ever thought about doing – with zero limitations. Make a list of all your dreams with no boundaries. Keep the list handy and refer to it as needed. Never forget your dreams!

Make it happen

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If you stress about how you will afford your trip(s) – start saving ASAP. Set up a budget and figure out how much money you can save each month. Obviously, the earlier you start saving, the more money you will have. It may also be a good idea to keep this money separate from other accounts and make it a little harder to access.

We have mentioned that your budget should never be the main factor when you are making a list of places that you would like to visit. However, proper planning and saving the money is the only way to start completing the list.

Watch Videos of Interesting Places

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The world is full of amazing destinations, and there are probably a lot of them that you didn’t even know that they exist. Therefore, we suggest you to start watching online videos where you can see others while they are visiting all kinds of interesting places.

The main advantage is that it can help you to make a much better list over time. For example, if you are interested in hiking, there are amazing spots in every country where you can go on this type of adventure. The same is for any other activities like skiing, sky diving, swimming, diving, or simply enjoying in beautiful landscapes.

Some of the most popular places for hikers are Patagonia in Argentina, Fjallabak National Park in Iceland, Mont Blanc in Europe, Angel’s Landing in the United States, and more. On the other hand, a lot of people will go on hiking tours only to enjoy amazing landscapes. These places surely are beautiful, but when it comes to landscapes and places that you must see at least once in your life, we have to mention the Vestrahorn in Iceland, Laughing Waters in Jamaica, Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, Santorini in Greece, and more. You probably saw many of these popular spots in commercials and other content.

Know Your Preferences

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The best way to make the right list is to start naming the places where you will enjoy the most of the time. You can do that only by choosing your preferred activities and other things. For example, if you like history and art, you should visit Greece and Italy, as one of the first places on your list.

Moreover, those who prefer modern architecture should go to Tokyo, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, and many other urban cities with a lot of skyscrapers.

Those who want to make a traveling list to go on a tour where they will try out different cuisines and learn more about the cultures of other nations should start from neighborhood countries. For instance, if you live in the United States, start with the attractions available in Canada and Mexico. Both of these countries have completely different cultures, styles of life, and many other things that make them unique. Every nation is unique in some way, which represents a great way to experience amazing things while checking the names on your bucket list.

Last Words

Everyone and anyone can travel – you just need to come up with a plan and put it into action. Perhaps, you may be able to get all of your bucket list checked off and start the next list. The best solution is to make separate categories in the list. For example, start with destination that you are able to visit at the moment. On the other hand, adding some amazing places all over the world can be a great motivation to save enough money and check at least one of those places every year.


Wendy Tucker


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