If asked when is the best time to make a bucket-list, the answer should definitively be right now. When it comes to making one, you should add some unique once in a lifetime things people don’t usually experience. Here are five of them that should be on everyone’s bucket-list but aren’t.
Visiting Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. Sure, salt flat may not sound appealing, but it’s also called “Where Heaven meets Earth. During the rainy season, the flat is covered in a thin layer of water that reflects the sky. The reflection is so strong it seems as though you’re walking on clouds. The surrealness is heightened by the fact that the flat is over four thousand miles and seen from space. The flat can be found south of Bolivia near the crest of the Andes. The best time to go is from December to April.
Swimming with Whale Sharks
Many places offer the experience of swimming with Whale Sharks, such as Cancun. However, one of the best places to go to is Donsol Bay in the Philippines. What makes them stand out from various other places is that Donsol has the most whale sharks in the world and that they have an emphasis on eco-tourism. So while you’re swimming with the sharks, you can have peace of mind knowing you aren’t affecting the ecosystem. The best time to visit is from November to June.
Hang gliding over the Swiss Alps
Experiencing the beauty of the Alps is something everyone should at least experience once. The best way to do this would be from above as you hang glide over it. You don’t need to be into extreme sports to do this, as certified instructors will be with you all the way. The best time to go is at any time.
Trekking to Han Son Doong
Located in Vietnam, Han Son Doong is the largest cave in the world. It’s so large that it has its own forest, underwater river, and localized weather with clouds forming regularly. The trip isn’t easy as it involves two days trekking through the jungle and caving to get there. This might be more appealing to those that like extreme sports, but it’s a well worth trip.
Tour Hashima Island
Located near Nagasaki and also known as Battleship Island, Hashima has had a very dark and shady past during the early 1900s. It was used for coal mining with a small city built on top. Thousands have died in the mines, which led to the abandonment and closure of the island from 1974-2009. Crumbling concrete buildings and overgrown vegetation give this place a strong post-apocalyptic atmosphere, with many areas still off-limits. Licensed touring companies are the only way to get there.
Now that you’ve found some incredible adventures, make a plan and book your trips. It’s too easy to get stuck in your day to day life, amazing and unique experiences are what make life worth living.