"Goals that are not written down are just wishes".
Originally when I first wrote a bucket list I never thought I would be able to tick them off, I just wrote one because it was something to do and for a second I was daydreaming I was in a magic place.
Fast forward the clock a good few years later and I was sitting on the edge of a cliff over looking Machu Picchu and at that point I realised I fulfilled number 1 on my list, a dream.
Since then I have always kept one and although it has changed over time just like myself, its a great achievement and feeling when you can put pen to paper and tick one off , so whatever you do make sure you right down your goals or dreams and go chase them, because if you don't they just get lost.
So if you are looking for inspiration here's a buckets list that will be a continuous project for the next few years just for you.
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The list below is in no particular order and includes places of interest, ancient landmarks, adventures and things to do.
Above the Urubamba River sitting on a mountain ridge at 2,403 meters (7,970 ft) this classical Inca city is probably in every explorers bucket list after Hiram Bingham brought it to the worlds attention in 1911.
Not only is Machu Picchu a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was also voted as one of the New7Wonders of the World in 2007.
Quintana Rio, Mexico.
Laguna de Bacalar
Often referred to as the lake of seven colours and located near the border of Belize in south east Mexico, this stunning place is a travel goal. Being 42km long and surrounded by cenotes, caves and Maya ruins it is the perfect place for snorkelling, diving and exploring.
The town of Bacalar was voted "Pueblo Mágico" in 2006.
Being one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site it is obviously on everyones list. Steeped with history and a huge engineering achievement by the ancients this remarkable place sits in the centre of Athens and is the heart and soul of Greek culture.
Cape Town, South Africa
Forming part of the Table Mountain National Park, edged by impressive cliffs and over looking Cape Town, Table Mountain is one of the most recognised natural landmarks in the world hence being named one of the New7Wonders of Nature in 2011. It is a truly remarkable place with a ton of activities to do and be sure to catch the sunset over the Cape.
I don't believe there is one traveler that has passed this iconic structure without being in aww of its beauty and its massive engineering feats. The colosseum defiantly earned its spot as one of the winners of the New7Wonders of the World and is the largest Roman amphitheater ever to be built.
7km from the main highway in the east of Uruguay facing the South Atlantic Ocean and only accessible by walking or being taken by 4x4's over 20m high sand dunes, this peninsular is home to Uruguays second biggest population of Southern Sea Lion. With its beautiful features, starry nights and sunsets to die for it is an inspiring experience.
Cliffs of Moher
Facing the North Atlantic these 14km long vertical cliffs are one of the most visited natural landmarks in Ireland and Europe.
Raging from 120m (390 ft) to its maximum hight of 214m (702 ft) the Cliffs of Moher are a spectacular feature and probably one of the best hiking trails in Europe.
Check out the wild Atlantic way and put it on your bucket list.
The stunning white and blue town of Oia, the wonderful taste of Greece and the fact it is an active volcano I doubt that any other island is as visited or photographed in Europe as much as Santorini.
It is one of the most picturesque places you will ever come across, whether you are island hopping the Aegean or on your honeymoon you will fall in love with its beauty.
Check out the "Ifestia" festival in August.
Canton Bern, Switzerland .
At an elevation of 1,578m (5,177 ft) this 56m (184 ft) deep lake is at its most eye-catching when you take a hike around the panorama loop surrounded by the Bernese Oberland (highland) and is nothing short of breathtaking. Part of the Jungfaru-Aletsch-Bietschhorn UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007 and one of my favourite places I have seen in Switzerland.
Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Nestled in the vast jungle that spreads right across the Yucatan peninsular this ancient site still hasn't been fully excavated and is thought to be one of the largest cities of the Maya civilisation.
Cobá is a truly remarkable archaeological site and is not to be missed.
The main attraction here is the big pyramid Nohoch Mul which you can still climb the steps, but I have no doubt this will be stopped in the foreseeable future.
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Romantic European style gardens, a Roman palace and a stunning back drop make this one of the best places to visit in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.
Nestled in the Jardim Botânico region and surrounded by the Tijuca forest you will never know that you are in the city.
A former mansion turned cafe and visual arts school that is now open to the public. Enjoying the trails located here you will find monkeys, caves and a huge aquarium.
Göreme National Park, Turkey.
Byzantine art, troglodyte villages, underground towns, church's and the famous "fairy chimneys" this UNESCO World Heritage Site has to been seen. Entirely sculpted by erosion it is both unique and extraordinary, full of wonderful trails and scenery you will not want to leave. Although thought to be a film location for Star Wars this claim is actually false, so no X-Wing rides here, but you can get a hot air balloon that will bring you up to 1,000 ft to watch the most magnificent sunrise over this natural wonder.
South Cape, South Africa.
One of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world with over 300km of stunning beaches, bays, mountains and forest.
This has to be on everyones list once you step foot in South Africa and is rightly placed in the UNSECO's world network of Biosphere Reserves.
This route includes passing through many towns like the famous Mossel Bay, Plettenburg Bay and Nature's Valley, but its Tsitsikamma that really takes your breath away.
England, United Kingdom.
Being that London is one of the most famous cities in the world. It is only right that it should be a must on anyones list of places to see before they die.
With nearly every known ethnic group in the world living in London it is surely the most multi-cultured city on the planet. Boasting over 170 museums, art galleries, theatres and tourist attractions spending a week here will probably never give you enough time to see everything. Over the last few years the U.K. has seen over 35 million visitors passing through each year and nearly 20 million of them hit the streets of London.
A truly iconic place and the true definition of a city.
Fun Fact: London became the first city to be classified by the United Nations as a forest.
Both enchanting and irresistible Venice is a European dream destination. Over 100 islands make up this city and are all connected by over 400 bridges.
Filled with Byzantine, Islamic and Gothic influence this floating city has some of the best architecture the world has to offer.
Also known as major cultural centre it is also referred to one of Europes most romantic cities.
Although the direct future of this beloved city is unknown due to the constant threat of over tourism and its annual flooding, Venice is a once in a life time must see.