A bucket list for all twenty-somethings

Turning the Big Two-Oh is a milestone in anybody’s life, yet remain a fertile decade for cramming autobiography worthy moments into your life before you reach your next decade in life. “You only live once” has become somewhat of a mainstream phrase but signifies the very point of maximising your life, particularly your youth so you don’t live in regret in your 40s.

    1. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Peru

      The Inca Trail allows you to indulge in one of the most phenomenal treks in the world, and giving you the chance to explore the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”. Whether you decide to tackle those 43km as on of those life reassessments that every human experiences, as a healthy walk with a view or merely to check it off your bucket list the the hike is worth the reward as soon as you reach the finish line and witness Machu Picchu for yourself. Take your time and enjoy one of the largest of the 16th century guarantees a combination of subtropical jungles, breath-taking mountains and Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels.

Machu Pichhu Inca Trail

    1. Oktoberfest – Germany

      Who doesn’t enjoy drinking some good German beers? Oktoberfest is arguably the best way to end summer, and why not spend all your leftover money on a trip to Munich (and a Dirndl or a Lederhosen while you are at it). Drink your way through the fourteen tents each representing one of Germany’s finest beers, and rate which brand would be worth investing in the future. Soon enough you’ll be saying “Prost” to all your new mates and devouring local Bavarian pretzels.

Octoberfest beer festival in Germany

    1. Full Moon Party – Thailand

      If you are a punctual person then rest assured, this is the event for you. This party follows the lunar calendar throwing a party every time there is a full moon. The event takes place on a beach in Koh Phangan, leading up to the full moon you’ll find yourself on the beach most likely covered in UV paint, downing a couple of vodka shots alongside your favourite fizzy drink from a bucket and dancing with fire under the stars until sun rise.

 

Full moon glow in the dark party Thailand

    1. Holi Festival – India

      If you ever find yourself in India or intend on going you might as well drop by the Festival of Colours. Also known as the Holi Festival, this ancient Hindu religious festival commemorates love and colour. The annual tradition transpired to become one of the most renowned festivals of the world, as the Holi festival accolades the unwavering devotion to the Hindu god of preservation, Lord Vishnu, with the celebration of good over evil, brought about by the burning and deterioration of the demoness named Holika. It is also a great chance for you to bury your friends in coloured powder and dance in the streets like no one’s watching.

holi festival India

    1. Hit the Casino in Las Vegas – USA

      Feeling lucky? As long as you are over 21 you will find yourself immersed in another city of lights, one with it’s very own Eiffel tower. Sin City is an ideal base to relive your favourite scenes from the Hangover, get married or gamble away your lifesavings. With one foot in the past and one in the future, the omnipresent Caesars Palace remains an icon of the Vegas decadence. After all what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

casino las vegas

    1. Tomorrowland – Belgium

      It may come as no surprise that the most notorious electronic music festival in the world in located in a city called Boom. Tomorrowland invites people from across the globe to gather for an intense 3-days. In addition to the performance of the top DJ’s, the festival pays special attention to providing only the best visual stimulation for their audience. Aside from the mind-blowing visual effects and audio the country is also known for its chocolate, chips and beers so why not invest in some local delicacies to get you through the day.

Tomorrowland

    1. Experience Zero Gravity – USA

      To this day the ability to fly remains one of the most requested superpowers and birthday wishes, so don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Zero-G programmes allow you to float and feel weightless like an Astronaut in your favourite Apollo 13 film. The sky’s the limit right?

Zero gravity space experience

    1. Work Abroad

      Stepping outside your comfort zone can open you up to new adventures and new cultures. Working abroad either as a Disney character in Paris, working alongside lions in Zimbabwe, teaching English in the Galapagos Islands or working as a waitress in Mallorca, the possibilities remain endless. Working or volunteering abroad not only compliments your CV but also gives you a reason to travel and maybe even work on a few newly acquired social skills. Conservation projects are perfect all you animal lovers out there who have a passion for the wild and a desire to conserve endangered animals in their natural habitats. Nightclubs, festivals and hotels are hoping to attract thousands of applicants to cope with the overflow of tourists at some of the most heaving summer holiday spots. Working in places where people go on holiday could provide a health balance with exploring the country in your free time, and making a profit along the way.

work abroad experience

    1. Take a cooking class or a bartending course

      Don’t you ever get tired of living off ramen noodles, YouTube video tutorials or merely just ordering take out? When instead you could be learning how to make Bolognese spaghetti in Bologna, Sushi in Tokyo or taking a mixer course at Bols Amsterdam. These tricks may come handy whether you are home alone or opting to impress your mates.

cocktail bartending workshop

  1. Take part in an Escape room and/or go on a Paintball adventure

    Team building activities come in many forms, but few compare to the teamwork-driven and challenging game of paintballing and escaping Escape rooms. The often painful competitive team shooting sport of paintballing involves players eliminating their opponents by shooting them with breakable dye-filled oil and gelatin pellets. Whereas, an Escape room adventure is more mental and logical than physical in which players solve an array of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the task at hand and escape the course.

 

paintball

When the daily routines of life set in, it can be easy to let the weeks pass without taking much consideration of what it is that you want to do with your life. Use the list either as a guide or in combination with your own goals, to keep yourself away from the sofa and ensure you live the most satisfying life possible.

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Claudia

Claudia’s caffeine dependent life-form has been a great contributor to her ability to waffle her way through life. She also enjoys writing and reading actual books in her free time.

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