Everyone wishes to travel and see the world. Some people make it a life mission to see as much of the world as possible. A lot of people don’t get to go to the places they would like to. Reasons vary from not having the money, to being to busy at work, or not having someone to go on the adventure with. If you would like to create a travel bucket list, but don’t know where to begin, don’t fret, I got you covered. The following is a list of activities and places you can enjoy before you get too old to do them. Some of them are cost efficient and are get up and go adventures, other may take a little planning.
Hiking a Volcano and Walking on a Fried Lava Field in Hawaii Remember all those earth science classes you took about volcanoes and lava rocks while in school? Why not go see the real thing? Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the perfect place to bring those science textbook photos to life. Not only will you get the chance to drive right up to the caldera, there’s also the opportunity to walk inside the Thurston Lava Tube, no longer an active part of the volcano, that allows you to walk 1/3 mile inside Kilauea where lava once flowed a few hundred years ago. It’s $10 per vehicle that enters the park, or $5 per individual if you enter by foot, bicycle, or motorcycle.
For travelers a camera is an essential item to pack. One of the best things to do when you are traveling is to take a lot of pictures. They serve as memories, and you can share your experiences with friends and family. With the development of the internet, you can upload your pictures to a blog and share them that way. Social media apps like Instagram allow you to share your pictures to millions of people instantly. Get out there are start taking pictures. If you are having a tough time figuring out what to take a picture of, here is a list of the most photographed places in the world you can start with.
Hollywood Walk of Fame In Los Angelas there is almost too many things and people to take pictures of. The only thing that people take more pictures of than the celebrity they may spot are their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame began in 1960 as a Hollywood marketing tool with filmmaker Stanley Kramer as the first honoree. The walk of fame contains the signatures of thousands of actor, musician, comics, and directs. Tourist make it a mission to find the star of their favorite celebrity and take a picture.
Almost every major tourist city in the world is home to a zoo. The zoo is an attraction for all ages. The zoo provides a chance to see animals you would other wise never see. Considering the zoo you go to and where it is located, you will see different types of animals. Some offer more than a display of various animals. You can see some trained animals perform tricks, you can learn about animal in a seminar, and at some zoo’s you can come face to face with the animals. Here are some of the best zoos in the world.
Wellington Zoo, North Island, New Zealand Wellignton Zoo is New Zealand’s very first zoo and is one of the biggest. Situated on 32 acres Wellington Zoo is home to more than 500 animals and 100 different species many are endangered species native to New Zealand. Other animals including Sumatran Tigers and the miniature Sun Bear, the smallest of the bear species. The zoo is dedicated to quality, sustainable enclosures for its population, which include solar heating and power, and intimate one-on-one encounters with the animals to educate on the importance of natural preservation.
Entertainment Capital of the World, Sin City, City of Lights or whatever you want to call it, Las Vegas is undeniably one of the greatest cities on earth. There is so much to do here that no one can do it all in one visit. Vegas is home to some one-of-a-kind attractions and experiences. No other place in the world can compare. There are things for people of all ages and lifestyles. Gamblers, thrill seekers, foodies and lovers from all over the world make it a mission to come to Las Vegas. They have good reason to. Here are some things that can only be done in Las Vegas.
Slot Machines in the Airport The airports in other usually have restaurants, a bar, and gift shops. That gets boring real fast. People like to be entertained almost at all times. Waiting to board plane can be one of the most nerve racking things, especially if your flight was delayed. At McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, slot machines are at every gate. The slots give travelers something to do while they wait to depart. Becareful though, the slots can suck you in and cause you to miss your flight.
Traveling is great. There are many brochures, television commercial and internet ads showing palm trees, beaches and the beauty of exotic cities. Not all cities are as charming as the ones in the travel brochures. Every large city has its problems, but some are a little worse than others. Some of the most dangerous cities may be on your travel list and maybe even closer than you think. This list has countries from South America, the Middle and even the United States. You should avoid all the cities on this list at all cost.
Caracas, Venezuela Caracas is the capital city and the largest city of Venezuela and it is presently facing a crisis involving drug gangs. Muggings, theft and other street crimes are common, making this an undesirable destination for most tourists. Many other cities in Venezuela also have high crime rates, but Caracas takes the cake. Caracas has one of the highest murder rates in the world.
Traveling is something that is on everyone’s to do list. It is something that is encouraged to become more cultural and aware of the lifestyles of different ethnic groups. People create travel list of countries and cities that they want to travel to. Sometimes people are unaware of the conditions of the country they are planning to visit. It is wise to check to see if there are any travel warning for your destination. That will save you from a lot of stress and potential dangerous situations. Here is a list of countries that the U.S. government would like its citizens not to travel too.
Saudi Arabia There are multiple terrorist units in Saudi Arabia, some allied with al-Qaida. The Department of State advises anyone who is visiting Saudi Arabia to make sure their lodging area has strict security. In July 2014, al-Qaida members attacked a border check point between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Attacks like these are frequent, unpredictable and lead to multiple fatalities.
Food trucks are rapidly popping up all over the United States and with good reason. Going to a restaurant can be frustrating, you’re surrounded by loud, obnoxious people, and you have to wait for a seat. Food trucks are a simple solution to these problems. Food trucks are creative with the food they serve and their appearance. Meals on wheels is the way to go. It provides great food and you don’t have to spend much of your time being unproductive. If you want to know where you should go to experience the best food trucks, just keep reading.
Atlanta, GA Atlanta is fairly new to the food truck scene but that’s what makes it a great place to catch a mobile meal. Atlanta is a city with many restaurants of all different varieties. Now it has food trucks that serve all types of foods. One of the most popular food trucks is King of Pops. A truck that sell nothing but pop sicles with the normal flavors and some unique choices. During the summer you can spot the trucks on the road. The Food Truck Park on Howell Mill Road is open 5 pm -9 pm on Thursday, 11 am-9 pm on Friday, 11 am-10 pm on Saturday and 12 pm-7 pm on Sunday.
Everyone gets bitten by the travel bug and traveling is encouraged. Some people seem to be able to just get up and go, for others it takes a little more time and preparation. Some people don’t travel at all. The main reason for people not traveling in the lack of money. Though that is a very viable reason not to travel, there are ways to travel for less and sometimes free. You have to be open to try new things and traveling will no longer be an obstacle. Money is not always needed to get what you want. Bartering is still a way to gain things. Here is a list of ways to travel for cheap.
House-Swap or Rent Out Your Home The movie The Holiday, made this option possible. Of course, this requires you to have a house. There are various websites like, homeexchange.com, homexchangevacation.com or homebase-hols.com that provide online classifieds for owners to advertise their house. The length of time for exchanges depends on the needs of the two parties swapping houses. Another alternative for those travellers lucky enough to be property owners is to rent out your home. This also depends on how long you plan on being away. Screen candidates very carefully and thoroughly. This is your home after all.
Game Of Thrones is everyone’s favorite TV show right now. It has action, magic and almost anything you can imagine that would be in a mystical, mid-evil place like Westeros. Fans dream of a trip to Westeros, but unfortunately it’s not a real place. The closest you can get to going to Westeros is by visiting the actual locations the scenes are filmed in the T.V. series. If you want to visit all the filming locations you might want to plan ahead. This won’t be a regular weekend get away. The locations are spread out over Europe but most of them are in Northern Ireland. Here is a list of the real Game of Throne locations.
Winterfell. The Castle Ward estate in Northern Ireland, just south of Belfast, was used as Winterfell’s courtyard. The grounds were used as the campsite of the Lannister army. The best news is the estate is open to the public. The Castle Ward estate wasn’t the only castle used as Winterfell. Doune Castle in Scotland was also used as Winterfell in the very first episode of Game Of Thrones. The distinctive towers that Winterfell is recognized by were created with CGI, meaning you won’t be able to visit those anywhere in the world.
No two sunsets are ever the same, at least that’s what they say. A sunset is a very mystical event that happens daily. Whether it’s the colors, the clouds, or the scenery each sunset has something unique about it. The way the light changes and reflects off of the surface of the earth or off a body of water can not be duplicated. Some see the sunset as the end of a day, others see it as the start of a new one. However you see it, where you watch the sunset can make a world of a difference. Whether on a lake, sitting low in a valley, or high on a mountain, here are some of the most amazing places to watch the sunset.
The Serengeti, Tanzania The Serengeti is a majestic place at any time of the day. The word Serengeti means “endless plains.” It hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which is one of the main reasons it is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. Its natural beauty makes it one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. Visiting The Serengeti is kind of like watching the Lion King except in real life. If you’re lucky enough you might even catch some elephants or rhinos silhouetted against the sunset.