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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Travel Bucket List
Sacré-Cœur in Paris

A travel bucket list is a list that is meant to motivate you to explore a little bit more.

It includes all the places that you would like to visit, the adventures, and the experiences that you would like to have in your lifetime.

The Gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna Austria
The Gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna Austria

✦ Why Do You Need A Travel Bucket List?

Certainly, the travel bucket list will help you to set goals for your travels.

Any list that you make of things to do, gives you a purpose in life because it’s something you look forward to achieve.

Feeding a Giraffe at Giraffe Center Nairobi
Feeding a Giraffe at Giraffe Center Nairobi

The list may change and vary along the way, but it’s not a secret that some people are best motivated when they have goals to achieve.

Mombasa, Kenya

The choice depends largely on you on where to place those goals, whether you want them to be short term or long term. Of course, you can also choose not to give it a time period.

City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia
City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

The truth is, some of my most memorable moments during our travels, were unexpected. They were not featured on any list. One of these examples is the Botanical Gardens of Crete.

Bucket List: The Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete
The Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete

✦ How to Create an Ultimate Travel Bucket List

Indeed, creating your bucket list is as fun as completing it. This is because it’s a chance to turn some of those dreams into reality.

The Park Güell

It can be overwhelming to look at your long list and think about how and when you will complete them all.

✦ Steps of Writing a Travel Bucket List

1 ✦ Brainstorm

Take the time and write down every travel idea that comes to mind without holding yourself back.

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum in Crete

2 ✦ Edit the List

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is it on my list that has a time limit?
  • Who is doing it with you?
  • Do they require accommodations?
  • Where is it?
  • Do you need to arrange travel ahead of time?
  • How much does it cost?
  • How long will it take you to save up the funds?
Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park In Kenya

3 ✦ Be Flexible

Life changes rapidly and so do people, desires, and dreams. Allow your list to evolve and don’t be fixed on dreams and goals that no longer serve you.

Boat Cruise in Symi Island
Boat Cruise in Symi Island

Review your list now and then, and change it if needed. Don’t be afraid to change or mend it because its relevancy will help you stay motivated and focused.

4 ✦ Start Today

Go through your list and choose what items to start with. Choose 3 goals that excite you the most and think about what can you do right now to make it happen.

Table Mountain in Cape Town
Enjoying The Beauty Of The Table Mountain in Cape Town

There are so many destinations in the world that are not to be missed and many experiences to have.

The Springs of Kallithea
The Springs of Kallithea

Last but not least, get out there, start checking off your bucket list.


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