by Billy Kirk December 29, 2017

Quit sitting on your ass thinking about those bucket list items and get up and do something about them in 2018!



(Man, we really came out swinging with this article, didn’t we?)



But really. Now’s the time to experience all the world has to offer—while you’re still young and can do so without relying on a Rascal. 

From the Roman Baths to the Great Migration, Machu Picchu, Patagonia and more, here are some unparalleled destinations that absolutely need to be on your 2018 itinerary.

 

1. Experience the Sardinia Route | Italy

Imagine a yachting experience for only the most diehard party unicorns, ferrying all of you throughout France and Italy and featuring wild parties, world-class DJs, and floating dance floors. Well, this shit is real and it’s happening June 23 - June 30, 2018 thanks to The BucketLust. Click for details.

2. See the Isle of Skye | Britain

Get your Braveheart on. Connected to the Scottish mainland’s coast only by a bridge, the Isle of Skye is world-renowned for its vistas that include rugged, sheer cliffs, adorable little fishing villages, and jaw-dropping medieval castles. A must visit.

 

3. Drink in the Roman Baths | Bath, UK

OK, don’t actually drink the water, but you know what we mean. The Roman Baths. You always hear a lot about it—and now it’s beyond time you actually see it yourself. The picturesque baths, used between the 1st and 4th centuries, were a cornerstone of ancient life and social gatherings. Forget dropping a bath bomb into the tub… this was luxurious bathing!

 

4. Cycle the Peak Distict | Derbyshire, England

Image Source: Peaks Collective 

Are you the active type? If so, you’ve gotta experience England’s Peak District (Winnats Pass, specifically). The narrow, winding roads cut aggressively through towering limestone cliffs, and the ravine provides for some pretty epic cycling. The pass is frequently a part of each year’s Tour of the Peak race.

 

5. Party in Tahoe | Lake Tahoe, California

Photographer: Terry Tang

Do daily ski parties, a steam locomotive train ride, saloon dance, a week-long DJ, and, of course, sick skiing and snowboarding sound up your alley? Good. The Lake Tahoe DEBAUCHÈR-SKI extravaganza (Feb. 18-25) is tailor-made for your thirst for shenanigans. Learn more.

6. Embrace the Rainbow Mountains | Location: Zhangye Danxia, China



Just gaze on the reds, greens, blues, and yellows created from the trace minerals found within the sandstone of the Rainbow Mountains. Now come up with an excuse for not seeing this in person. (Oh, wait, you can’t.)

 

7. Witness the Northern Lights | Fairbanks, Alaska

Created by collisions occurring between sun particles as they blast into earth’s atmosphere, the Aurora borealis is a no-brainer for any bucket list. Positively gorgeous.

 

8. Travel to Machu Picchu | Cusco Region, Peru

Built approx. 1450 and abandoned following the Spanish Conquest, the 15th-century Inca citadel was a mystery to the world until Hiram Bingham’s discovery in 1911. Now, it’s your turn to experience the majesty…

 

9. Tour Patagonia | Punta Arenas, Chile

Image Source: Wilderness Travel 

Mountain hiking, whale watching, cave exploration, water sports… Patagonia has it all. Encompassing the southern tip of South America and split by the Andes Mountains, the Chilean and Argentine sides of the incredible region offer deserts, grasslands, rainforests, and glacial fjords. Now that’s friggin’ variety.

 

10. Gaze Upon the Serengeti’s Great Migration | Tanzania & Kenya, Africa

A bucket list can’t be complete without experiencing the last great land migration on planet Earth. Driven by the need for fresh food sources, the yearly migration features approximately two million zebras and wildebeest. Truly a sight to behold.

While sometimes unpredictable, maps such as this one give an idea as to the typical route.

Billy Kirk
Billy Kirk