Speak to anyone who loves to travel, from people who love a once a year 2-week break right through to long term travellers and we bet that they have that number one bucket list destination they would love to tick off. You know, the city or country that they dream of visiting. Having been in lockdowns and living under restrictions for 14 months or so, we have been thinking more than ever about how we can make our ultimate bucket list destination a reality rather than just a pipedream. Perhaps you have to? Now the world is slowly but surely opening back up, maybe now is the time to start planning on turning your dream into a reality?
What Makes An Ultimate Bucket List Destination?
There are a number of things that make an ultimate bucket list destination and every one of us will have different reasons for awarding the top spot to a certain place.
For some, relaxation and amazing scenery are what you want from your dream destination. If so, then the beautiful beaches of paradise islands such as The Maldives, Seychelles or Mauritius are probably at the top of your list.
Whereas for others it could be the hustle and bustle of some of the world’s most popular cities coupled with shopping and an amazing food scene that get you excited. Therefore Sydney, Bangkok or of course New York are likely to take your number one spot.
And let’s not forget those who love ethical animal adventures. Borneo, Canada and South Africa offer amazing and often once in a lifetime adventures that fit the bill. Just imagine seeing the Big 5 on safari up close (well, not that close)?
So Where’s Ours?
That’s easy – Bora Bora. Yes, we’re sure it features on many people’s bucket lists, it looks simply breathtaking. Maybe you have been lucky enough to visit? Granted, it’s quite a cliche destination when it comes to topping a list of ultimate bucket list destinations, but there is no competition for us.
Before our children came along, travelling all over the world was our favourite pastime and we now kick ourselves we never made the journey when we had the chance.
Although that being said, we were all about seeing as much of the world as possible. Therefore, one trip to Bora Bora would have meant sacrificing 10 (or more) shorter ones because of the cost. Plus the travel time would have meant dedicating at least 3 weeks to the trip. As we both work full time, that means we would have had to use a lot of annual leave. Therefore, we made the conscious decision back then to wait until Mr ESLT retires (however, secretly hoping it would be sooner).
We are hoping to pull it forward as much as possible. Although because the kids are quite small, the plane journey alone would be tough going. Also keeping them entertained once we were there we think would simply be too difficult. Therefore, it is definitely a place they need to be old enough to appreciate in order for us all to have the best and most relaxing time possible.
But as the saying goes ‘all good things come to those who wait’, right?
So where’s your ultimate bucket list destination and why? We’d love to know!
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