We don’t do ‘bucket lists’.
We can’t stand the phrase and like to go wherever the wind takes us (so long as it’s blowing in the exact direction that Heather wants!) rather than travelling according to a list.
However…there are certain experiences we’d love to have before we’re past our sell by dates. And no, they don’t involve swimming with dolphins or meeting the Queen.
If you can help us out with any of these, do get in touch!
Adventures to have
Go canoeing in an ocean glowing with bioluminescence
Paddle on the Amazon River in a dug out canoe
Visit the Alhambra in Granada
See a volcano erupt, or at least molten lava flow
Go on an expedition, one that involves sweat, tears and endurance
Follow in the footsteps of Henri ‘Papillon’ Charriere from French Guiana to Venezuela
See the curvature of the earth from the ground, not space
Climb into the canopy of a rainforest using rope pulleys and a bit of muscle!
Hike and camp out in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon
Sail to Antarctica in a tall ship
Swim in the Fairy Pools on Skye, Scotland
Hike in the Torres del Paine National Park
See the calving of a glacier
Walk through fields of lavender
Attend a prestigious horse racing event
Be scared by polar bears in Svalbard
Hike to Kaieteur Falls in Guyana
Climb a volcano
Go to a famous jazz festival
Return to Iceland in the summer and see what it’s like without all the snow
Explore the Al Hajar Mountains in Oman
Get our fortunes read in the Witches Market in La Paz, Bolivia
See the Northern Lights
Go storm chasing in the US
Fly in a helicopter
See the lupins at Lake Taupo, New Zeland
Visit Yellowstone National Park in winter and hear the wolves
Explore the Lofoten Islands in Norway
Take silly photos on the salt flats in Bolivia
See the real lemurs of Madagascar
Do a ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour in New Zealand
Pretend to be royalty and stay in an old palace in Jaisalmer
Swim in a cenote in Mexico
Go on a canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness
See a sloth
Work out which Greek island is best and visit it!
Unique sleeps to try
Sleep out in a hammock
Sleep in a cave hotel in Matera, Italy
Spend the night in an igloo which we’ve built ourselves
Spend the night on the remote Scottish island of St Kilda
Stay in an old broch in Scotland
Sleep in an over water bungalow on a luxurious island, yeah, who doesn’t want to do that!
Stay in a Spanish parador
Sleep out on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Sleep
Stay in a luxury tree house
Stay in a traditional ryokan in Japan