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Five Travel Bucket List Ideas

By Bidvest Bank
Looking for a destination that’s guaranteed to leave you with a lifetime worth of memories? Take a look at our travel bucket list ideas – you may just stumble across your next adventure.

Eat sushi in Tokyo
Japan’s capital has an undeniable energy and is jam-packed with things to see and experience. It’s also a foodie’s dream, from tiny ramen shops to fine dining, and has the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any city in the world. To experience some of the best sushi on the planet, head to the famous three-star Sukiyabashi Jiro in Ginza – but make sure you book well in advance!

Set sail in Croatia
With a coastline that extends almost 6 000 km from Istria to Dubrovnik, the Croatian Adriatic offers plenty of time to sunbathe on the deck of your vessel, dive into the warm, crystal-clear water, stop at a marina for excellent local and international cuisine, or drop anchor at one of the small coastal towns. Sound like the kind of bucket list holiday that’ll float your boat? 

Take an American Road Trip
Whether you follow the Southern Atlantic Coast from Boston to Washington DC, take the melodic Route 61 from Nashville to New Orleans, or chase the craft beer or Texas BBQ trail, a road trip is the perfect way to take in the US of A’s countless attractions. Make a list of your must-visit spots – the Grand Canyon or Disney World – and plot your bucket list trip of a lifetime. 

Dive with manta rays in Bora Bora
If soaking up the sun on the white sand beaches of a tropical island is more your thing, the island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia (less than an hour’s flight from Tahiti) offers a wealth of aquatic adventures. Your options include swimming with giant manta rays and getting up close and personal with blacktip reef sharks as your tour guide feeds them by hand. Now there’s a bucket list idea you can sink your teeth into.

Observe the Serengeti’s great migration
Each year, more than 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya – a distance of more than 2800 kilometres. Their journey is said to be one of the natural world's most spectacular events and is worth experiencing at least once in your lifetime. 

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