Whether you're asking for tickets instead of gifts this Christmas or just eagerly planning a travel-packed 2022 here are seven exciting destination activities to add to your bucket list!
1. Sleep in a bubble hotel
A walk in the ancient city of Petra and a weightless swim in the Dead Sea are reasons enough to add the gorgeous country of Jordan to your bucket list but imagine enjoying these wonders whilst sleeping under an unobstructed blanket of stars. These canyon-view igloos are especially showstopping amongst the sky's pastel displays at sunrise and set.
2. Live without a fourth wall
Visiting the gorgeous Caribbean island of St Lucia might have already made it to your Wishlist but if you allow yourself to be more specific in your day dream, manifest a stay at the stunning Jade Mountain Resort. All suites consist of just three structured walls allowing an open view to the iconic island pitons. Service here is world renowned as from the moment you arrive, there's no reason to ever leave the room.
3. Dive underneath a city
We all love Italy for it's warmth be that from the welcoming the locals or the piping hot pasta but did you know that in a city close to Florence there is more heat underground than above? Grotta Giusti in Monsummano Terme is home to the world’s largest underwater thermal cave and it's yours to explore if you have a diving licence and a daring attitude! You'll wade rather than swim through the stalactites and stalagmites but it'll be one of the most 'out of this world' experiences possible without leaving the earth itself.
4. Jump off Europe's highest bridge
One for the true dare-devils! Travel to pretty Innsbruck in Austria and take a literal LEAP of faith off Europa Bridge, the highest beam bridge in Europe.
5. Meet a real-life dragon
Accessible only via boat the Komodo islands in Indonesia have much natural beauty to offer to intrigued travellers from vibrant pink beaches to flourishing marine life, they are also the only place in the world where you can meet a wild Dragon. Don't let the name scare you, these guys are smaller than their mighty name suggests, though get your camera angles just right and no-one has to know.
6. Bathe in petrol
Yes, you read right! The ‘petrol’ bath available in Naftalan, Azerbaijan is said to cure ailments and illnesses with it’s powerful properties enticing nationals to frequently visit for the sought-after treatment. If you suffer from psoriasis or arthritis, eczema this slippery potent bath is a treatment locals swear by!
7. Dine under the sea
When it comes to fine dining it doesn't get more bucket-list-worthy than five metres deep under the ocean. Please your palate and clink your bubbles with bubbles whilst enjoying a panoramic view of the coral reef at Ithaa, Conrad Maldives.
Written by Sabrina Chakici, TV Host & Travel Writer. Follow her travels at www.clutchandcarryon.com.
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