Travel bucket list ideas - Ultimate List 2021

Aytan Akhundova 16 October 2021 191 views 7 min. read

Looking for a bucket list travel idea? We have chosen some of the most versatile and interesting ideas for your 2021 list! Your travel bucket list checklist should also include some technical preparation, so make sure to check out our "Services" section for visa processes, and we are ready to go!

1. Steer the boat: Travel bucket list ideas for beach lovers

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The sea, the sun, the salty wind in your face, a tanned skipper patiently explaining how to set sail and steer with a compass, and you can do it! It's the kind of holiday you're sure to remember forever. Sailing tours (with or without tuition) and sailing regattas are the trendiest holiday destinations this year. It's easy to arrange such a trip: sign up for an offsite sailing course by contacting the school directly online or contacting one of the agencies that organize such vacation training. Another option is to rent a yacht with a captain. Budget options are cruises around the Greek islands, along the coasts of Turkey and Croatia. Slightly more expensive are Spain, Italy, and France. A sailing training programme starts off the coast of Croatia. Six future yachtsmen live on a boat with all the comforts of home, listen to a short lecture on navigation and yacht design and then move on to practice. Everyone has a different set of responsibilities, from nautical knots to cooking. In the end, they all take a small (and not that difficult) exam and earn an international driver's licence. Bucket list travel ideas for women: Girls afraid of male leering may opt for the Ladies Only programme.

2. Get to Russia or Bucket list ideas for couples' travel

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The stunning beauty of Russian nature is hard to see from the car window - we don't have national parks with highways paved into them, unlike the US and South Africa. But there are lots of small agencies willing to go on foot along the reserved routes. A group (not more than 15 persons) is accompanied by one or two experienced instructors who do everything: make a fire, pitch a tent, cook food, and in the evenings, they tell bikes. Hikes that do not require physical training are suitable for beginners and families with children. Serious people, including office-weary senior managers, prefer more challenging routes. Why is it a part of Bucket list ideas for couples' travel? Because this kind of "exotic" trips will make you bond and gift you many surprising memories to share together! Not sure if you need visa to Russia or not? We are here to help you!

3. Couple travel bucket list – romantic getaway with a touch of history

high cliffs of the town of sorrento

Not only can you stay in a famous hotel, but you can also specify which room you want to stay in - the one where something extraordinary happened. - The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria (Sorrento in southern Italy) has the famous Caruso Suite. The vast terrace of this suite with a stunning view of the bay was sung by tenor Caruso in his 1921 song 'Come back to Sorrento'. The room is still home to Enrique Caruso's piano, the desk he worked on and his personal effects - photographs and letters. - Coco Chanel always stayed on the fifth floor in room 510 of the Lausanne Panace & Spa (Lausanne, Switzerland) and hosted her lover there. - At the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Hotel (Montreux, Switzerland), Vladimir Nabokov lived with his wife for 16 years, wrote several novels there and translated Lolita into Russian. Today's guests at the Nabokov Suite are given a copy of Nabokov's last, unfinished novel, Laura and Her Original. - In Suite 902 at the Hilton Amsterdam, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a Bed-in for Peace during their honeymoon. Today the suite (now number 702) is decorated with Lennon's drawings and photographs. - In the Royal Suite at Washington's Four Season Hotel Washinton, Barack Obama hosted one of the funniest unofficial inauguration parties. - Oscar Wilde lived and died in Room 16 of the L'Hotel in Paris for a long time. It was there that, a few weeks before his death, he told a pal: "I have a duel with the wallpaper in my room. One of us must disappear". - At the Grand Hotel et de Milan (Milan, Italy), Giuseppe Verdi lived, created and eventually died for 27 years. - The Chelsea Hotel in New York was the home of Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill and Burroughs. Kerouac wrote his novel On the Road here. - Leonard Cohen lived in room 424, Bob Dylan in 201 and Jimi Hendrix in 411. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix drank here, and Andy Warhol shot the 1966 film Chelsea Girls. - Agatha Christie wrote the chapters of Murder on the Orient Express in Room 411 of Istanbul's 120-year-old Pera Palace hotel. It was also home to Hemingway, Knut Hamsun, Theophile Gautier and other luminaries. - The suite at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills is where Julia Roberts' character in Pretty Woman fell in love with Richard Gere. The room is still insanely popular as a part of couple travel bucket list.

4. Ask for a place to stay

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Travel bucket list ideas if you are on a budget? Stay in Paris somewhere in the Marais with a handsome Frenchman who loves Arthur Rimbaud and Beaujolais nouveau like you? Easy! Just log on to Couchsurfing.org and send the most precise enquiry, and the service will show you the contact details of the people with the right profile. Couchsurfing is a new way to travel and a social network for those seeking to meet new people on their trips and who want to save on their hotel bills. Registered members will be able to provide accommodation for free, and those who don't have a place to stay will take you around the city, showing you the best clubs, bars, and restaurants - again, completely free—worried about safety? Experienced coaches advise you to start by corresponding with your prospective landlord, getting to know him or her and telling him or her about yourself - especially that you are, for instance, a married woman. You can also read reviews on the website from people who have stayed or spent time with them.

5. Rent a house by the sea or Family travel bucket list ideas

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If you want to know how one country is different from the other, rent a house in an established village, which, by the way, can be cheaper than a hotel. The easiest way is to contact the accommodation owners (their contacts are available on the villas and apartments rental websites) and arrange everything yourself. All houses and villas can be rented for a minimum of a week. Decide to extend it for a month and ask for a discount. Often owners require a 100% advance payment and sometimes take a deposit. It is best to book three to four months in advance. Find out if the price includes final cleaning and linens.

6. Clear Karma

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Just lying on the beach isn't much fun or useful anymore. It is much more actual yoga-, detox-, ayurvedic tours. There are yoga workshops from October till April in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In summer, when it rains, it's better to go to Europe, to Crimea or Baikal. The best place to go on an Ayurvedic tour in Kerala, the capital of traditional Indian Vedic medicine. On arrival, the local doctor will make a diagnosis, determine how balanced your doshas are, and then prescribe a course of treatment, spa treatments, diet, recommendations on medications and herbal teas to be drunk. Experts recommend that you go for ayurvedic and detox programmes in August, as it's the rainy season when treatments are believed to have the greatest effect.

7. Travel bucket list ideas for beach lovers. With a twist!

black sand beach

There are plenty of black volcanic beaches on earth, but Vik, Iceland's southernmost point, deserves to be celebrated in a special way. The sand here consists of deep black basalt rock, and the beach itself is surrounded by oddly pointed rocks of the same origin (according to Icelandic legends, they were once trolls). There are also colonies of tulips, but beware: the region is home to the Katla volcano, which hasn't erupted in over 100 years - which could mean it could soon become active.

8. Take the littlest ones out

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Bucket list travel ideas for women: maternity leave is practically the only opportunity for a working woman to take a few months off and have a good holiday. Many do - hotels will be happy to see you with babies. One of Europe's highest quality maternity rehabilitation programmes for new mothers, and for the babies themselves, who are taught to swim and dive, is Evian Maman-Bebe at the Evian Resort, for babies from 3 to 10 months) in France, on the southern shores of Lake Geneva. Family travel bucket list ideas: this resort has one of Europe's largest children's clubs (area - more than 4000 sq m) - there is even a theatre where plays are staged with children. In Cyprus, Almyra and Anassa hotels offer a Baby-Go-Lightly programme for babies from six months to four years. Babysitters are available six days a week at these luxury hotels in the Paphos area, so you can leave your baby with confidence all day long. The luxurious Scottish Gleneagles Spa is also open on Saturdays for toddlers, organizing a splashing hour. In the heart of Scotland, between Glasgow and Edinburgh, the children's facilities at this hotel are unique: bicycles, kite flying, kids' golf, archery, pony riding, off-roading, Labrador training, free kids' rooms...

9. Get a health check-up

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Not your usual bucket list travel idea, but it's better to look after your health, not when you're sick but to keep it under control. This season's trend is check-up tours: trips where you combine a holiday and a full medical check-up. The best countries for this purpose in terms of quality-price ratio are Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland. A basic check-up will cost you 1500-5000 euros.

10. Become a volunteer

online language learning

Travel bucket list ideas would be the same without this point. Against the background of the cataclysms in the world, volunteerism, which came into fashion a few years ago, will be more relevant this summer than ever before. Volunteer programmes are an opportunity to gain new impressions, make friends (volunteers are usually cosmopolitan, conscientious, unmarried young people), pick up the language, rest, and do good works simultaneously. You can go for a week, a month, or six months. The options are many: to teach children English in Kenya, to care for elephants in Thailand, to restore a medieval castle in Burgundy or a monastery in the Yaroslavl region, to repair hedges in Bavaria, to pick oranges in southern Sicily, or to clear forest in the Austrian Alps. The working day in all cases will not exceed four to five hours; the rest is free time.