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Some would say – “Travel is a dish best served spontaneous.”

Actually no one says this, because I just made it up… but the point still holds.
So is there any value to having a must-do list of thing to tick off?

One of the most alluring aspects of travel is facing the unknown head on, surrendering oneself to the circumstance and just going with the flow. The forces of nature and cosmic moment of the universe is a tsunami and all you have is a rubber dinghy, so why go against the current. Having a completely rigid plan of what you want to do where and when, is not only restrictive, its near impossible to execute.

There are just to many variables Bro.

That’s why having a short, loose list of awesome things that you want to experience is so useful. It provides the central pillars for a trip from which you can spiral off into any unplanned, random adventures that might land on your lap. It gives you a direction but lets you pick what route to take. It’s like having your cake, and eating it too.

So that being said, here is my Dream Travel Bucket List…

Canada

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  1. Reveal the secret of the Furry creek hike
  2. Trip out to the Vancouver Planetarium laser show – £6
  3. Archery Tag in Vancouver – £14
  4. Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge – £25

 

U.S.A

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  1. Road trip Highway 101
  2. Camp out under the stars in Joshua tree national park – £10
  3. Hug a Great Redwood tree in Yosemite National Park – £10
  4. Go to Dr Hogly Wogly Tyler Texas BBQ in L.A
  5. Visit The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and the Ice House to see some of my favourite stand up comedians.

New Zealand

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  1. Blackwater rafting in Waitomo caves£64
  2. 16500 ft Skydive over Fox Glacier (including photos and video) – £276
  3. Try and break the world record at Shweeb-ing – £24
  4. “Tramp” the Taongariro Crossing – £17
  5. Kayak the Milford Sound£70
  6. Nerd out at the Mount John observatory tour – £70

Thailand

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  1. Photograph the floating markets in Bangkok£10
  2. Train and live at muay thai camp – £20 per day
  3. Camp in Khao Sok Rainforest and explore the jungle at night – £43
  4. Climb the 306 steps to Wat Doi Suthep – £0.60

Myanmar

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  1. Train in the art of Lethwei
  2. See a live Lethwei fight
  3. Explore Yagoon via the circle train
  4. Get off the beaten path by grabbing a beer and some advice at the Off The Beaten Path Café
  5. Take a day trip by motorcycle from Pyay to see the cliff side carvings at Akauktaung
  6. Take a 3 day trek from Kalaw to Inle lake

Laos

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  1. Hot air ballon ride over Vang Vieng£50
  2. Explore the tree-tops with gibbons in Nam Kan National Park£208
  3. Take a slow boat-ride up the Mekong river.

Japan

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  1. Stay in a traditional Ryokan – £41
  2. Find out my fate at Yoro Park: The Site Of Reversible Destiny
  3. Stay in a capsule hotel – £12
  4. Visit the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo
  5. Be a Ninja for the day at Iga Ueno Ninja Festa
  6. Watch Sumo wrestlers battle then eat Chankonabe
  7. Go to the Cat Cafe in Tokyo

Singapore

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  1. Try a Singapore Sling in it’s home town.
  2. Take 5 photo (with varying artistic styles) of 5 Merlions…and 1 selfie.
  3. Cycle round the island of Pulau Ubin