Everyone has a list of things they want to tick off while they roam this earth: skydiving, visiting the Taj Mahal, learning the piano. But perhaps these ideas don’t tickle you enough and you’re looking for something more. That’s why we’ve sourced the 15 unique bucket list ideas that you need to try at least once. Get your pen ready!
1. See the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
If you’re someone who loves to travel, then you should add the 7 Natural Wonders of the World to your unique bucket list. It’s an opportunity to be in awe of the planet we live on and be in complete serenity.
The scenic destinations include:
- The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
- The Grand Canyon
- Paricutin (one of the most famous volcanoes in Mexico)
- Victoria Falls (a waterfall that runs across the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe)
- Mount Everest
- Great Barrier Reef (the world’s largest coral reef which includes over 900 islands)
- Harbor of Rio de Janerio (a natural erosion of granite peaks)
2. Meet your Favourite Celebrity
Have you ever wanted to meet a celeb in real life? Or get a birthday message from your idol? Your wishes have been answered: you can finally get a special video message from a celebrity or meet them face-to-face at just the click of a button. What might be considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity should definitely make it on your unique bucket list!
3. Try Poutine
There are hundreds of unusual dishes out there to taste, but probably one of the most delicious-sounding is Poutine. It’s a French-Canadian hybrid dish: crispy French fries covered in cheese curds and hot gravy which melts in the mouth.
4. Go to a Seance or Psychic Reading
Rather than play the ouija board and scare yourself to death, a seance is a happy medium. This is definitely a unique bucket list idea for the spiritual people who are fascinated by otherworldly experiences and have questions about human existence.
Some people swear by psychic readings, as it brings them comfort and peace of mind. This is a good option for those who need guidance along their life journey.
5. Start a Business
You might have an inventor’s brain or entrepreneurial mindset. Take your simple idea to the next level and actually invest time into a business plan. You can take an online course to get started and receive guidance from professionals.
The one thing you’ll hear from the old and wise is that they never want to die with regrets. There’s a 50/50 chance that your business idea will succeed, but if you don’t at least try, you’ll never know. And the biggest loss of all is regret.
6. Try Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine, where tiny needles are inserted at strategic points into the skin to balance a person’s energy. Although a lot of medics have dubbed this procedure as ‘quackery’ with no scientific value, it’s been said to have healing powers for many ailments, like headaches, blood pressure and general wellbeing. The only way to find out is to try for yourself!
7. Do the Three Peak Challenge
One of the most remarkable experiences is a hiking trip in the UK of the three peaks: Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Participants attempt to climb to the highest point of not one, not two, but three mountains, all in the space of 24 hours.
Usually, it’s an event that helps raise money for charity. This is a 2 in 1 idea; not only do you gain an unforgettable trip, but it’s also for a good cause.
8. Work on an Avocado Farm in Australia
Whether you’re an Aussie yourself or live elsewhere, the opportunity to get your hands dirty and live like your ancestors is here. You get to work on a farm, picking ripe n’ready avocados to transport worldwide. After a hard day’s work, you can explore the country’s delights as a reward. You’ll certainly avo good time.
9. Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
This is a unique bucket list idea for the stargazers. The Perseid Meteor Shower occurs in the Northern hemisphere of the planet every year between 17th July to 24th August. It’s an incredible event to witness, watching the comets explode like fireworks as they burst under the sun’s heat. The best time to see it is usually between midnight and 5.30am in pure darkness.
10. Chase Waterfalls
TLC may have sung “Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls” but doesn’t this make the very idea even more appealing? Yes! This is a unique idea to add to your bucket list and you won’t be disappointed! Marvel at the natural epic and perhaps sit on the edge to really test the waters.
11. Run a Marathon
Running for fun may sound like your idea of torture, but running a marathon is an exhilarating experience. Oh, to be surrounded by hundreds of people cheering you on! Sign up for your local event and train yourself like Rocky for the big day. It might not be a unique bucket list idea, yet it’s popular for those who avoid fitness like the plague.
12. Go to Each Capital City’s Michelin Star Restaurant
The foodies out there need to get on board and try the world’s best Michelin star restaurants. From London to New York, research where the hot spots are and get served unimaginable delights.
13. Learn How to Make Pasta or Sushi
Now’s the time to get technical. This unique idea is made for the bucket list and you learn top tips from the artisans themselves. The best part is that you get to gobble it up afterwards.
14. Go to a Chiropractor
Are you one of those people who love to watch back-cracking videos? Then you should add “go to a chiropractor” on your unique bucket list! Sources say that years of pent-up tension and stress literally melt away, leaving them feeling lighter than a feather. Some chiropractors have even cured long-term illnesses like migraines!
15. Sell Your Story to a Newspaper
Sometimes the best legacy you can leave behind is your story. You may have something interesting that people would love to read about; whether you’ve overcome a difficult time period in your life, cracked an interesting mystery, or even how you decided to become a vegan.
Journalists are always on the lookout for a story, however big or small. So get networking and sell your story to a local or national newspaper. It might make front-page news and it will always be something to show your family and friends!
Written by Naida Allen