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Bucket List Travel Experiences

As a result of traveling to all seven continents, we’ve been fortunate to experience oodles of unforgettable experiences.

Hot-air ballooning in Turkey? A walking safari in Zambia? Silky scrubs in Istanbul’s hammams? Fabulous!

We hope you can use the following ideas as inspiration for your next travel adventure.

Beach or city?

Land lubber or water baby?

Romantic or wild? (Or both?)

More bucket list experiences

Go ahead. Dreaming is allowed as you start your bucket list.

You’ll find all our articles organized as follows:

Our top travel tips and resources

Hotels: Booking.com is great for scoring a “wow” hotel – or at least a decent one. (We especially like their flexible cancellation policy!)

Vacation homes, condos and rentals: We prefer and use Vrbo (Vacation Rentals by Owner).

Tours: For the best local food, walking and other guided tours, plus skip-the-line tickets to attractions, check out Viator (a TripAdvisor company) and GetYourGuide.

Car rental: Renting a car is often one of the best ways to explore off the beaten path. Discover Cars searches car rental companies so you get the best rates.

Travel insurance: SafetyWing is designed for frequent travelers, long-term adventurers and digital nomads. It covers medical expenses, lost checked luggage, trip interruption and more. We also have and recommend Medjet for global air medical transportation and travel security.

Travel gear: See our travel shop to find the best luggage, accessories and other travel gear. (We suggest these comfy travel sandals for city walking, the beach and kicking about.)

Need more help planning your trip? Check out our travel tips and resources guide for airline booking tips, ways to save money, how to find great hotels and other crazy useful trip planning info.

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