The Most Adventurous Places to Visit on Your Bucket List

From safaris in Africa to must-visit cities, these once-in-a-lifetime trips will make you want to plan your next great adventure. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China offers a 196-foot-long transparent glass trail that is more than 4,000 feet above sea level. This adrenaline-producing walkway clings to the side of Tianmen Mountain and is only for the most daring. During the journey, you will go up and down three mountain passes: the Banco de Coal Pass, the Molas Pass and the Red Mountain Pass.

All three have an elevation of more than 10,000 feet (3000 m) each. Be aware of sharp falls, sharp turns, and the absence of handrails in certain areas. Halong Bay in Vietnam is a peaceful collection of 1,600 islands and islets, just a three-and-a-half hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been the backdrop for many films and is perfect for a day or week sailing around the green-covered limestone islands and emerald waters on an old-style junk ship.

The Taj Mahal in India is an imposing structure built as a burial tomb for Emperor Shan Jahan's favorite wife after her death in the 17th century. It is perfectly symmetrical, built with white marble from all over the world and decorated with semiprecious stones. Petra in Jordan was carved out of pink sandstone cliffs by the Nabataeans as early as 312 BC. There are more than 30 incredible sites spread over 60 square kilometers, from temples to tombs and elaborate buildings.

Three days a week, visitors can visit Petra at night, where more than 1500 candles illuminate the one-mile journey from the Siq to the Treasure, an elaborate two-story tomb. Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef stretches for more than 1,200 miles and runs parallel to the Queensland coast. It is the largest coral reef system in the world with more than 2,900 reefs, 1,500 species of fish, 400 types of coral and 900 remote islands. Villa Pippistrelli in Tuscany is a luxurious farmhouse located on the Monstegliano estate that was inspired by Under the Tuscan Sun. It has been restored with modern comforts and elegant interiors while maintaining its rustic Tuscan touch from the 17th century.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is an important temple within the city of Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer Empire. It was built in the early 12th century and is essentially considered to be the peak of Khmer architecture. The Grand Palace in Bangkok is a complex of buildings that form a residence for kings since the end of the 18th century. It is known for its architectural style and one of its main attractions is the 14th-century Emerald Buddha. The Louvre in Paris has one of the most diverse art collections in the world dating back 11,000 years ago.

Formerly a royal palace, its interiors are quite spectacular to walk around and it houses famous pieces such as Mona Lisa. Antarctica is not everyone's cup of tea but it's at the top of every traveler's wish list. If you need more motivation than these ideas for a travel bucket list, check out some inspiring travel quotes. Going on safari is another experience that should be on everyone's bucket list as it allows you to see wild animals from the comfort (and safety) of your vehicle. Stonehenge in England is believed to have been built sometime between 3000 BC and 2000 BC and it's another must-see for any travel bucket list.

New Zealand offers an experience unique to itself - a chance to take a boat ride through glowworm caves - which should be added to your list of favorite destinations. The Prophet Muhammad himself built this mosque which makes it one of the most important destinations on any religious traveler's wish list - Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Saudi Arabia. Santorini in Greece tops many wish lists due to its beauty and Bucket List Journey gives everyone in the world tools and inspiration to live their wish list one checkmark at a time.

Randall Pieroni
Randall Pieroni

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