7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40


7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40

Life is nothing but milestones. Taking your first trip and checking an item off your bucket list is a memory that will live with you until your last breath. For many turning 40 is a significant milestone, and ardent travellers make it a point to have a couple of things checked off their bucket lists by this point in their lives.

Hitting the mark doesn’t necessarily mean that the crazy travel ideas stop. On the contrary, dream holidays have no age limit, but as a young traveller in their 20s or 30s, you are more likely to try out new things that you wouldn’t necessarily get away with in your 40s. So, here are seven travel bucket list ideas to try out before turning 40.

Before Turning 40, 7 travel bucket list you should try

1. Swim with Whale Sharks at Donsol

Nothing gives a traveller a residual heartthrob like being dwarfed in the presence of a giant creature. Whale Sharks are the largest fish, and many travellers have them on their bucket lists as things to do before they make 40. Donsol in the Philippines has become a travel fascination for marine biologists, bucket listers, and adrenaline enthusiasts alike. It is one of the few places you can get the experience globally. If you have trouble making your Philippines itinerary, check out our trips from $2499pp.

7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40

7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40


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2. Watch the great wildebeest migration in Masai Mara, Kenya

Watching millions of wildebeests galloping through the plains is one of the fascinating sights for any traveller. Every year mid-July to the end of August, a million plus wildebeests, along with zebras, make the journey to greener pastures in wait for the new season. The journey entails crossing the crocodile-infested Mara and Talek rivers. Seeing the trek in person and learning about the Mara ecosystem is one of life’s treasures.

7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40

3. See tree-climbing goats in Southern Morocco

Social media is always filled with many “How did that get there moments?” But nothing gets the attention of travel influencers like a post of a tree filled with goats with so many comments questioning the photo’s legitimacy, yet this is a daily sight in southern Morocco. Goats in the region like argan trees and occasionally climb up the branches to feed on the leaves. So, rather than querying a social post, making a trip to see them is one hell of a bucket list item.

4. Bear sighting in Canada

Whether it’s a grizzly or polar bear, seeing this giant beast is one of life’s genuine achievements. And your chances are much higher in Canada than anywhere. Canada is home to 60% of the global bear population. So, from the lush forests of Quebec to the Rocky Mountains, there are many spots to see these animals.

7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40

5. See penguins at Boulders Beach in South Africa

If you are delighted by nature’s quirkiness, you will love your trip to Boulders Beach. While here, watch these wild birds’ antics and learn more about the species. The beach is one of the only places where you will encounter penguins and is a lovely bucket list item to check off before turning 40.

7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40

6. Take the Stairway to Heaven at Capri

Nothing beats breathtaking sights atop a hill or mountain, and climbing the 921 staircase dug out of the side of Mount Solaro is a bucket list item you cannot afford to miss out on. The staircase connects Marina Grande with Anacapri, a town perched 300 meters above and is a beautiful way to see Capri from higher ground.

7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40

7. See the Northern Lights in Norway

Seeing the Northern Lights is one of life’s most exclusive moments; not so many people get to see the natural phenomenon in their lifetime. Also known as aurora borealis, the Northern Lights are electrically charged particles from the sun that crash into the Earth’s magnetic field. Norway is one of the few places in the Arctic where you can see this phenomenon.


The main goal of any bucket list is to reinvent oneself. Taking a road less travelled is one of the best feelings for a traveller, and this list should inspire you to live your best life.


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7 travel bucket list ideas to do before you turn 40