The ultimate bucket list - part 2

Continuing from our previous instalment of the Ultimate Bucket List, we are scouring the Earth trying to find the most adventurous and memorable things to do before kicking the proverbial bucket…

Visit the Grand Canyon

Regarded as one of America’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon would understandably feature on anyone’s bucket list. It is a wonderful example of Mother Nature, withstanding the test of time for thousands of years. Today, visitors can tour the Grand Canyon – but it’s how you choose to experience this landmark that makes it an unforgettable experience.

Grand Canyon

Besides walking or hiking around the perimeter of the canyon, there are also opportunities to cycle and drive around the South Rim. For the more adventurous, whitewater and smoothwater rafting trips can be undertaken, usually lasting between 3 and 21 days. This is a brilliant opportunity to see different aspects of the Grand Canyon, whilst getting the adrenaline pumping too.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

If you consider yourself a party animal then you’ll love celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans, where crowds gather to enjoy music and parades.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years, when pagans would celebrate spring and fertility. Christianity eventually absorbed this tradition, preluding Lent. Nowadays Madris Gras is a carnival of entertainment, a chance for people to enjoy the coming of spring and promise of summer.

The atmosphere surrounding Mardi Gras is what makes it so incredibly popular. Families often frequent the festivities, with children especially enjoying the electric environment.

Ride a cable car in San Francisco

San Francisco’s cable car system is iconic, and is arguably the city’s most popular tourist attraction. It is the world’s last manually operated cable car system, and has been in operation since 1873.

San Francisco cable car

Riding the cable car is a great way to explore San Francisco, as it stops at all the city’s main landmarks, including Fisherman’s Wharf and Nob Hill.

There is even a San Francisco Cable Car Museum, where you can learn about the cable car’s history and even see some of the early models that were first used.

Scuba dive in the Maldives

The Maldives provides some of the best opportunities for diving, with an abundance of exotic sealife lurking beneath the calm waters. You’ll have the opportunity to witness some of the rarest and most beautiful creatures, providing you with memories that’ll last a lifetime.


Of course, besides its abundance of sealife, the Maldives is also renowned for its collection of luxury hotels. Places like Angsana Ihuru offer guests the chance to unwind in luxurious accommodation, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for scuba diving and other water sports.

Swim in the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a natural phenomenon. Reaching depths of 1,237ft in depth, it is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Because of its high salt content and deposits, when swimming in the water, you will always float.

Dead Sea

Because of the mineral content of the water, the Dead Sea has been studied for health research purposes. Many people now visit the Dead Sea to cure themselves of aches and ails, particularly people with osteoarthritis.

Matthew Coe is Online Marketing Manager for Wanderforth.

Comments (1)

  1. Caro says:

    Staying in a luxury hotel in the Maldives is not necessary to get the experience. We have been to Bandos twice, it has a fantastic reef but the Accomodation is fairly standard and cheap ( for the Maldives).

    This does not in any way diminish the experience in my opinion. You are there for the beach the amazing sea and in our case snorkelling. It is who you go with that makes all the difference to how good a holiday you have, and the weather of course! When it is cloudy/rainy in the Maldives it can be pretty grim no matter how much you spend!

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