Travel goals inspire us to venture abroad more often and to try new things. As we look forward to the new year, we share six ideas for your bucket list that will get your searching for flights…

There’s nothing better than experiencing everything that the world has to offer. But what about some of the great, once in a lifetime moments, that you can experience while you are travelling?

This is by no means a definitive list, but here is the lowdown on some timeless activities that will ultimately stay with you long after you return home…

1. Experience an opera

Opera’s tour the world, but nothing could be better than experiencing opera in its homeland – Italy. From Carmen, to The Marriage of Figaro or Tosca, operas come in all shapes and sizes, lengths and styles. There really is something for every culture lover. Seeing an opera in the heart of Italy is something you’ll never forget – click here to find out more.

2. Discover the wineries of Australia

Australia, already one of the most popular traveller destinations, already has so much to offer. But did you know that it boasts some of the oldest and most famous wineries in the world? The most famous grape to come out of Australia is Shiraz, so why not experience a tour around the world famous vineries so next time you’re having a glass of wine in the pub with friends, you can let them know all about the grape and your adventures Down Under.


3. Experience the USA, cowboy style

If you’re travelling in the US, then why not head to Texas for a real taste of the United States? Texas is the home of cowboys and the old west, so trying something like a trail through the wilderness on horseback is a must. Discover how the United States was explored with covered wagon trails and rides, stay on a local ranch and work with the locals, or sleep under the stars for a real authentic experience.

4. Floating markets of Bangkok

The nightlife in Bangkok is something all travellers aspire to experience, but what about the hustle and bustle of the day? The floating markets of Bangkok are a feast for all the senses, with sights, smells and tastes, you won’t experience anything like it anywhere else in the world. The “Venice of Asia” really is incredible.


5. Cruise under Niagara Falls in Canada

Everyone has heard of Niagara Falls and it was at one time, the most popular honeymoon destination in the world. With its thunderous cascading water and it’s awe inspiring beauty, it’s easy to see why so many people fall in love at Niagara Falls! There are lots of things to experience at the Falls, including a ride on The Maid in The Mist, helicopter rides so you can see the view from above, or experience the whole thing at night!

6. Head to India and discover the wildlife

Few people have seen the endangered tiger in its natural habitat. But if you take a trip to India’s Ranthambore National Park – you might be lucky enough to become one of them. The perfect place to have your very own Jungle Book experience.

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