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The Urban Adventurer’s Bucket List

Here at Benny's Boardroom, adventure is more than something you do a couple of times a year. It's a lifestyle. So many different people shape this brand into what it is, but we all agree on one thing - unforgettable experiences make life worth living. 

Our team is made up from true adventurers, and each of us has their own unique bucket list. So, we came up with an idea. We decided to merge our lists until we get 100 items that every adventurer needs to check off at least once.

From the places you must see and activities you have to try to once-in-a-lifetime events you need to experience, here is our ultimate urban adventurer's bucket list.

 

Adventures In The Great Outdoors

For the fans of the outdoor activities, nature is an inexhaustible source of adventure. Our ideas went from mild to extreme but you don't have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy this section of our bucket list. All you need is a taste for challenges.

 



1. Whitewater rafting
2. Wildlife photography
3. Skydiving
4. Surfing
5. Skiing
6. Scuba diving
7. Desert safari

    Gemsbok antelopes safari Namibia

     

    8. Swimming with sharks
    9. Swimming with dolphins
    10. Bungee jumping
    11. Fly a hot air balloon
    12. Camping
    13. Climb an active volcano
    14. Whale-watching
    15. Backpacking

    Girl in the woods with a backpack


    16. Stay in a cabin in the woods
    17. 
    Hang-gliding over a big city

     

    The Travel Bucket List

    Every adventurer dreams of seeing the whole world. Well, at least as much of it as possible. We included the most iconic places on the planet on our bucket list, and we agreed about them unanimously. From the mainstream ideas to less famous destinations, we believe you'll be equally mesmerized by all of them.

     

    18. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
    19. Participate in the carnival in Rio de Janeiro
    20. Hike through the Yosemite National Park
    21. Admire the wildlife on Galapagos
    22. Climb Mount Everest
    23. Explore the Sahara Desert
    24. Kayak down the Amazon River
    25. Let the Sistine Chapel in Vatican Leave You in Awe
    26. Wander through Scotland
    27. Dance salsa in Havana, Cuba
    28. Try sushi in Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo and Fuji

     

    29. See the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
    30. Cross the Charles Bridge in Prague
    31. Hike the scenic Appalachian Trail
    32. Dogsled in Lapland, Finland
    33. Swim in the Victoria Falls
    34. Be enchanted in Barcelona
    35. Kiss someone at the top of the Eiffel Tower
    36. See (and climb) the Statue of Liberty
    37. Visit Taj Mahal in India
    38. Walk the Great Wall of China

    the Great Wall of China

     

    39. Attend a concert at the Sydney Opera House
    40. Take a ride on the London Eye
    41. Ride the longest cable-car on the Tianmen Mountain
    42. Stand between the mountains in Kjerag, Norway
    43. Wake your inner child in Disneyland
    44. Celebrate King's Day in Amsterdam
    45. Soak up the sun in Santorini, Greece
    46. Visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
    47. Stand in the sun beams in Antelope Canyon, Arizona
    48. Relax in the Bahamas

     

    Paradise Island - Bahamas


    49. Walk in the sky on Mount Nimbus, Canada
    50. Ride a gondola in Venice
    51. Set foot on Antarctica
    52. Tango in Buenos Aires
    53. Admire the temples of Bagan, Myanmar
    54. Be enlightened in Batu Caves, Malaysia
    55. Marvel at the mysterious Stonehenge
    56. Bathe in the hot springs of Pamukkale, Turkey
    57. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Dublin
    58. Participate in the Festival of Lights in Thailand

    The Festival of Lights in Thailand  

    59. Get spooked for Halloween in Transylvania, Romania
    60. Try your luck gambling in Las Vegas
    61. Ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway
    62. Have a beer at the Oktoberfest in Munich

     

    Say Yes More Often

    You're never too old to learn something new, take up a daring sport or do something you've always wanted to try. So, for this next section of our bucket list, you will need strength, spontaneity, but most of all - gut. Here are the activities you need to try at least once before you die. 

     

     

    63. Buy a last-minute plane ticket to a random destination
    64. Road trip with friends
    65. Run a marathon
    66. Learn to play an instrument
    67. Learn a foreign language
    68. Learn to dance
    69. Paintball


    Two Paintball players in woods

     

    70. Throw an epic party
    71. Fall asleep under the stars
    72. Fly first-class
    73. Try ice skating
    74. Experience zero gravity
    75. Bungee jump
    76. Ride a roller coaster


    People in Roller Coaster

     

     

    77. Stay at a luxury resort
    78. Zip line
    79. Party at a festival
    80. Disconnect from your gadgets for a week
    81. Ride a helicopter
    82. Sleep in a castle
    83. Ride a horse


    Girl riding a horse


    84. Ride an elephant
    85. Skinny dip

     

    Take Life Less Seriously

    As we gathered our lists, we realized that we needed to reserve a spot for the rare and once-in-a-lifetime events. And, we wanted to include the experiences that may not be adventurous per se, but definitely make life more fun. So, here they are.

     

     

    86. See the Northern Lights
    87. Observe a solar eclipse
    88. Witness the Halley's Comet (next one in 2061)
    89. Volunteer or study abroad
    90. Attend the Summer Olympics
    91. Complete the BBC's 100 books to read before you die

     
    Girl reading a book near water

     
    92. Watch the IMDb Top 250 list of movies
    93. Live like a digital nomad
    94. Try at least 50 meals from around the world
    95. Get married
    96. Visit all 7 continents
    97. Quit your job
    98. Try 100 types of beer
    99. Grow a moustache
    100. Get a tattoo

     
    Tattoo master doing a tattoo

    Our whole team participated in compiling this list, so don't get discouraged if it seems unattainable.

    Of course, you don't have to follow our list blindly. But, we hope we've inspired you to create your own and start checking it off whenever you can. Make it your mission to have the coolest stories to tell your grandchildren.

    How much of our list have you already checked off? Let us know in the comments below! 


    Born in the US + Live in OZ + Mums Aussie + Dads a Pomme + Ten Years a good corporate citizen + Fell in love with surfing + Met woman of my dreams + Got married + Traveled around the world + Decided to do something I love + Had the coolest little grommet alive + Feel grateful. Like helping people share the passion + Life is good.

    Benny R