25 Ultimate Travel Experiences You Must Try Once In Your Lifetime!

by | Dec 2, 2015 | Blog, Greece, Inspiration and Tips, Latest Posts

Travel opens up a world full to the brim of incredible experiences and we’ve had many, many amazing moments on our world trips. For all you travel junkies out there: we wanted to share with you our 25 ultimate travel experiences which we think deserve a spot on everyone’s travel bucket list!

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1 | Watch the sunrise over a postcard perfect sight
Iconic sunrise in the ancient city of Bagan, MyanmarUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

2 | Do something that terrifies you!
It’s not easy jumping off a bridge! Bungy jump in Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 | Laugh at the silliness of falling for a well known tourist scam!
Motorcycles, tuk tuks and cyclos, we’ve paid over the odds for them all in Asia!
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4 | Climb that mountain!
The challenge, the achievement, the views! Pulpit Rock, NorwayUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

5 | Fly in first class
The most incredible flight we’ve ever taken. Private Suite, Emirates A380Ultimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

6 | Take an epic road trip!
The road less travelled: a 4,500km through Norway from Oslo to the Arctic Circle!Ultimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

7 | Travel to your absolute dream destination
Some sights have to be seen to be believed! Petra, Jordan
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8 | Spend time with the locals
Celebrating Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, in the home of an incredibly generous local: Cat Ba Island, VietnamUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

9 | Embrace the culture shock
Monkeys, snakes and henna tattoos! An assault to the senses in Jemaa El Fna, Marrakesh
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10 | Sleep in a tent!
Getting back to nature and sleeping under the stars: Lysebotn, NorwayUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

11 | Sleep on a boat!
Cocktails on deck, belly flops off the boat and drifting to sleep on the open water! Cruising Halong Bay, Vietnam
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12 | Sleep in a Castle!
Childhood dreams of princes and princesses do come true! Wedding paradise at Castle Oliver, Ireland
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13 | Eat street food..even if you’re not sure what it is!
That’s our snack on the grill. We still have no idea what we ate! Street food in Bangkok, Thailand
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14 | Embrace your home country with a staycation
There’s a reason millions of tourists flock to your home country! Killary Harbour, Ireland
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15 | Watch the sunset on a beautiful beach
4 weeks to recover from the sand fly bites but worth every second! Pohara Beach, New Zealand
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16 | Stand in front of an iconic site and appreciate that you are seeing it in person
After admiring pictures for so long standing right in front brought a tear to our eye! Sydney, AustraliaUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

17 | Sip cocktails in a rooftop bar with a view!
The ultimate holiday indulgence: cocktails overlooking a spectacular sight! Acropolis, Athens
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18 | Infinity pool with a view!
Some mornings result in a pinch oneself moment! Mount Popa, Myanmar
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19 | Visit somewhere with a history so deep you will never truly understand
And some mornings result in a different type of disbelief. Auschwitz, Poland
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20 | Run through real, knee high, perfect snow!
Nothing beats leaving footprints in the snow! Kjerag, NorwayUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

21 | Stand in awe in front of a glacier
Blue ice and the incredible sounds of a glacier calving: Nigardsbreen Glacier, NorwayUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

22 | Run through the desert sands!
The most unique landscape on earth: Wadi Rum, JordanUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

23 | Take a long trip
What day is it?! Abel Tasman, New Zealand Ultimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

24 | Go local on the transport!
Seeing the countryside through the eyes of the locals: Bangkok to Siem Reap by trainUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

25 | But most of all…

Keep turning travel dreams into a reality!
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And explore the world until you can’t take another stepUltimate Travel Experiences ©thewholeworldisaplayground

Let us know if we missed anything of your ultimate travel experiences – tell us in the comments!

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  1. Great list. I was standing outside the Sydney Opera House last night admiring the lights of the Harbour Bridge – No: The photo in 16 on your list. I have looked at this sight hundreds of times but I appreciate it more every time I see it.

    • Such an awesome view to enjoy Lyn! It’s funny how much more I appreciate after our travels!


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