30 Jun Our Stage Your Story – Realize your Travel Dreams
today I have a very special blog post for you. Hilton Hotels and Resorts, which I’ve worked with many times before and was always super happy about, has an amazing campaign running at the moment which I’d love to support. On www.ourstageyourstory.com (get directly to the campaign site here) you can design your own vision board with things that are on your bucket list. I’ve published my bucket list already twice on my Blog (read my blog post here) and it was always so much fun writing it down.
There are sooooo many beautiful places in the world that I often find it hard to decide where to go next. Making your own bucket list and looking at it every once in a while helps me to not forget important destinations and even combine some of them. Our Stage Your Story wants to support you in your planning and help you to live your travel dreams.
I get my inspiration for new destinations on social media. Sometimes I watch a cool travel video on YouTube, see a stunning picture on Instagram or read an interesting travel blog post. This way I’ve already discovered quite a few stunning destinations such as Santorini.
Making your own bucket list definitely helps you to move a bit closer to realizing your travel dreams. Hence, I’m very curious to hear about your bucket list!
A recent study revealed that those are the Top 10 bucket list items of Germans:
- Stay on a tropical island
- See the Northern Lights
- Try new local food / drinks
- Go on safari
- Swim with dolphins
- Drive Route 66
- Bungee jump
- Go to a casino in Las Vegas
- Climb a volcano
Of this list I was able to already tick off seven items:
1) Stay on a tropical island
This used to be a very important goal on my bucket list because I love everything tropical. I for instance just stayed on a tropical island in the Seychelles at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa. The hotel was simply a dream! Here you can read my hotel review. Even though I was able to tick off this item quite some time ago I always wanna do it again 😀
3) Try new local food / drinks
I always try out local food and drinks wherever I go. To me local food and drinks means getting to know the local culture at a place. Hence, this is always very important to me when I travel.
I was able to tick off this goal twice. My first skydive was many years ago at North Shore Hawaii. I did my last skydive just recently in New Zealand which was one of the highest legal skydives in the world. We even had to consume some oxygen on our way up because it was so high 😀 Nevertheless, I would do it any time again. Especially at a beautiful destination with a beautiful view 😉
6) Swim with dolphins
This had probably been my number one item for many years. So the moment when I was actually able to realize it in New Zealand was really incredible! I almost cried underwater because I felt so touched swimming with these beautiful creatures 😀
7) Drive Route 66
Being an absolute USA and California fan this was a must. You feel incredibly free driving along Route 66 and I can recommend it to anyone. My dream is to do it with a motorcycle one day.
9) Go to a casino in Las Vegas
Even though I’m a more risk-averse type visiting a casino in Las Vegas is a must. The atmosphere when I did it many years ago during my semester abroad in LA was just incredible. In Las Vegas there is also a great Hilton Grand Vacations on the Boulevard.
10) Climb a volcano
For a long time this was an important item on my bucket list. One month ago I could finally fulfil this wish in Sicily and climbed upon Etna. In Sicily I stay at Hilton Giardini Naxos which was great. Find my hotel review here.
One item is not so important to me:
8) Bungee Jump
Even though I would love to do it I’m too afraid something could happen. Because as a pilot you need to pass your medical check every year and it is just too risky for me. I rather go skydiving again 😀
Hence, there are two more items on my bucket list that I haven’t done yet:
2) See the Northern Lights
I’ve been dreaming for quite a while now about flying to Iceland, Norway etc. in order to see the Northern Lights. Hopefully next year this dream will come true. Because the best dreams happen when we’re awake 😉
5) Go on safari
I really love animals. Hence, I’ve always wanted to do a safari. I’ve been twice in Africa and unfortunately I was never able to go on a safari. Therefore, I hope this dream will come true soon 🙂
How many of the ten bucket list items above were you already able to tick off? And what do you still really wanna do?
You can get some inspirations for new destinations and design your own vision board on www.ourstageyourstory.com.