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With travel back on the cards, and borders reopening, there’s never been a better time to tick off that bucketlist trip or destination. 

So pack your bag, bring the essentials, and don’t forget to grab a few patriotic t-shirts, they’re not only the most comfortable thing you can wear but will show your warm sentiment for your homeland, wherever you are headed to! 

Here’s what’s trending in 2022.

Popular Bucketlist Ideas for 2022

A Cruise

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Cruises are a great way to see multiple destinations in one trip. There are many different cruises, from week-long trips to month-long excursions.

If you’re looking for an adventure, consider a cruise through the Galapagos Islands. This UNESCO World Heritage site is teeming with wildlife, including sea lions, penguins, iguanas, and giant tortoises.

Be sure to book your galapagos cruises early because there are only a certain number of spots available each day!


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If you’re looking for an animal-filled safari adventure, look no further than Africa. Africa is a must-see destination for nature lovers with iconic animals like lions, elephants, and giraffes.

There are many different options for safaris; choose one that best suits your interests and budget. Whether you want to stay in a safari lodge or go all-inclusive, there are many options.

South Africa is home to the big five, including lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopards, so be sure to add it to your list!


For those looking for a cultural adventure, look to Croatia.

This Eastern European country is rich in history and culture; it’s also one of the few countries that have been untouched by war since 1991.

As a result, Croatia has the essence of Europe captured with great food, wine, and fantastic scenery and beaches. With an affordable cost of living and friendly locals, this destination will soon become your new favourite!


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If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, consider Bali. This Indonesian island is home to beautiful beaches, lush jungles, and towering volcanoes.

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy in Bali, from swimming and snorkelling in the ocean to hiking through the jungle. Also, be sure to try some of the local cuisines; Bali is known for its delicious food.


Japan is an excellent choice for a unique and exciting destination. This East Asian country is home to traditional culture, architecture, and cutting-edge technology.

From the neon lights of Tokyo to the temples and shrines of Kyoto, there’s something for everyone in Japan. Be sure to try some of the local cuisines; Japan is known for its delicious food.

The Northern Lights

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The Northern Lights are a must for those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This natural phenomenon can be seen in Canada, Norway, and Iceland.

The best time to see the lights is during the winter months; however, they can be spotted any time of year. Be sure to dress warmly, as the temperatures can be pretty chilly!

There are endless possibilities for your bucketlist trip, so get creative and start planning today!

Whether you’re looking to explore a new destination or revisit an old favourite, there’s something out there for everyone. So start planning today by using these ideas to start and let your imagination run wild.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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