Top 5 Places to See and Visit in the World Before You Die - Travel Bucket List
Personal Bucket List
There are many people out there who have a bucket list filled with things they want to do before they die that go beyond popular vacation spots they want to see. While no one wants to think about death they do still think about all the things in life that they want to accomplish.
One of the things people like to put on their bucket list is places to visit before you die and that got me thinking of what do I want to do before I die, where do I want to visit?
Take a gondola ride through the canals of Venice, or you can visit the tranquil waters of Key West Florida. Take a stroll through the romantic streets of Paris to see the Eiffel Tower; you may even wish to visit the majestic pyramids of Egypt.
There are many places to visit and things to see. Below I go into the top 5 places to see before you die based on my personal bucket list, but there are so many more places to see and things to do before you die out there that you don’t have to take my word for it; find your own adventure!
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Since childhood I have had a great desire to visit the truly breathtaking wonder known as The Great Barrier Reef; the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space.
From Bundaberg in the south to the tropical North Queensland, and the areas in between (Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville and Airlie Beach) the Great Barrier Reef can be accessed through many areas of Australia; and it’s no wonder with it spanning over 2,300kms long and 350,000kms squared in size!
The only thing that stops me from accessing such beauty would be the need to learn how to swim, but even something simple as learning how to swim is on my bucket list.
Haiku Stairs, O’ahu Hawaii
The Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder (Haʻikū Stairs) located in O’ahu Hawaii just fills me with excitement.
The stairs are only 18 inches apart, and have an attitude of 2,800 feet. The top of the Haiku Stairs sit around 2,200 feet above the decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard OMEGA Station.
There have been many attempts at counting the exact amount of steps on the Haiku Ladder with the most widely accepted amount being 3,922 stairs.
Fun fact: Haʻikū is the Hawaiian word for Kahili flower and has no connection to the Japanese word for a poetry genre) - Haiku Stairs
There are many meanings to be able to reach the top of the Haiku Stairs; it means I am healthy enough and have achieved my fitness goals in my life to handle it, and it means I get to experience something truly beautiful in this world while overcoming a small fear of heights …well fear of falling.
Rainforest Safaris, Cairns Australia
While the rainforest safari is not a location, it is located in Cairns Australia. Cairns has many rainforest destinations and I think spending a day on a Rainforest Safari would be fantastic.
The Mamu Canopy Walk is one of Australia’s greatest man-made structures located in a natural environment.
According to Wooroonooran Safaris the area has two of the highest mountains in Queensland, and many waterfalls, rivers and swimming holes as well as some of the world’s most ancient rainforests.
I think the ultimate high would be to stay in the canopy treehouses located in the midst of 100 acres of rainforest in the Cairns Highlands. Canopy Treehouses in Austrialia have a private use, eco rainforest resort made up of six treehouses where you can enjoy the Australian Rainforest around you that is teeming with wildlife.
Cape Town, South Africa
There are many reasons I would wish to see Cape Town. From the Cape Town Winelands to Melkbossstrand beach with its white sands, Cape Town South Africa is a cultural melting pot of things to see and do.
With an ocean Mediterranean climate I can definitely be excited. Winter temperatures in the city average around 64 °F at a maximum and only 47 °F minimum – perfection!
Cape Town, South Africa has an area akin to Southern California with its climate, rugged mountain ranges, inland valleys, semi-desert fringes, and extensive coastline. The difference for an American traveling to South Africa would be to experience the new culture and lifestyles of Cape Town.
There is many places in Japan worth seeing.
Osaka for its amazing food, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Osaka Castle and the Sky Building; Sapporo for Odori Park, Hokkaido Shrine, and the Sapporo Concert Hall; and even Kyoto for Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji, and Arashiyama – but the world’s most populous metropolis, Tokyo Japan, is the heart of it all.
Such a large city full of lights, sound and wonder.
Points of Interest:
- a neighborhood in Shibuya known for cosplay of anime and manga characters, youth style, and fashion.
Elegant Gothic Lolita,Visual Kei and Oshare Kei can be found here easily.
· Tokyo Tower
· Tokyo Disneyland
· Tokyo Imperial Palace
· Ueno Park – filled with art and statues, a zoo, and known for its museums:
National Museum of Nature and Science,
Tokyo National Museum,
National Museum for Western Art,
· Rainbow Bridge
· Tokyo Skytree – second tallest structure in the world, and the tallest tower in Japan.
Travel the World!
There are many places to see before you die in the world, and it’s easy to fill up a bucket list of places to visit. Perhaps this list has given you five more great places for your bucket list, or given some ideas of things to do in places you already decided to go.
Bucket List Mapped Out
Let's See the World!
No matter where you decide to go in the future, places like Tokyo, Japan; Cairns, Australia; Cape Town, South Africa; O’ahu, Hawaii; or even the surreal Great Barrier Reef of Australia, there will always be something out there to enjoy if you are adventurous enough to buy a plane ticket and travel the world!