Our luxe list of dreams

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

Learn how to do wine tasting properly

Go on an expedition, one that involves sweat, tears and endurance

Follow in the footsteps of Henri ‘Papillon’ Charriere from French Guiana to Venezuela

Go quad biking in the desert

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!

Go rhino trekking on foot

Hike and camp out in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon

Take a road trip through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Sail to Antarctica in a tall ship

Swim in the Fairy Pools on Skye, Scotland

Hike in the Torres del Paine National Park

Spend a birthday abroad

Learn how to be a rice farmer in SE Asia

See the calving of a glacier

Walk through fields of lavender

Go microlighting over an inspiring landscape

Attend a prestigious horse racing event

Be scared by polar bears in Svalbard

Hike to Kaieteur Falls in Guyana

Charter a private speedboat for the day

See a leopard in the wild

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

Visit a distillery

Explore the Al Hajar Mountains in Oman

Sail around the Galapagos

Get our fortunes read in the Witches Market in La Paz, Bolivia

See the Northern Lights

Go storm chasing in the US

See sunrise at Borobudur Temple on Java, Indonesia

Fly in a helicopter

Do a cooking class in another country

See a wild orang utan in Borneo

See the lupins at Lake Taupo, New Zeland

Visit Yellowstone National Park in winter and hear the wolves

Fly Business Class

Explore the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Have afternoon tea in London, more than once!

Take silly photos on the salt flats in Bolivia

See the real lemurs of Madagascar

Eat cheese fondue in Switzerland

Do a ‘Lord of the Rings’ tour in New Zealand

Visit Cachoeira do Toboga in Brazil where ‘The Emerald Forest’ was filmed

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

Make our own masks in Venice

See a sloth

Climb up to the jungle plunge pool at Kuang Si waterfalls in Laos

Work out which Greek island is best and visit it!

Unique sleeps to try

Sleep out in a hammock

Try out a riad in Morocco

Sleep in a cave hotel in Matera, Italy

Spend the night in an igloo which we’ve built ourselves

Sleep under the stars in the Sahara

Spend the night on the remote Scottish island of St Kilda

Spend the night in a church

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 cave hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey

Stay in a Spanish parador

Sleep out on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Sleep

Stay in a luxury tree house

Sleep somewhere with our own private plunge pool

Stay in a traditional ryokan in Japan

Sleep out in the bush