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These Are The Top 6 Bucket List Experiences For Travelers This Year, According To New Study

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Every person has goals in mind to achieve before they kick the bucket. Many of those items tend to be experiences you can't have at home.

Perhaps you have dreamt of seeing the Eiffel Tower in person or eating pizza in the charming streets of Rome.

In the words of Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan, “limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”

traveler witnessing northern lights

Your goals, travel-related or not, can be achieved. It's up to you what goes on your so-called “bucket list,” but make sure to dream big!

The folks at U.K. tour operator Kuoni will give you a head start in helping you fill out your travel bucket list.

According to their recent study, these are the top 6 bucket list experiences for travelers this year:

6 – Witness The Northern Lights

Bearing witness to the green sky is an incomparable experience. As travelers seek out amazing experiences all over the world, there are few truly unique.

northern lights in Iceland

That's not the case for aurora borealis. There is simply nothing like it, and now is the best time of year to venture off-path to see this natural phenomenon.

Kuoni reported Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Greenland as top destinations to see the northern lights.

However, travelers can actually stay in the U.S. by visiting this stunning state.

5 – Climb Up The Statue Of Liberty

Perhaps America's most iconic attraction, the Statue of Liberty is always on travelers' lists. Anyone who sees this icon immediately knows where to go.

statue of liberty with backdrop of new york skyline

When tourists come to New York City, it's not just Times Square and Broadway shows on the itinerary.

You have to make your way to see the giant green Lady Liberty. For the ultimate experience, not only do you have to see her, but you must climb all 162 steps to the top.

4 – Visit Bora Bora

There is no better time to begin planning your winter travels to escape the cold weather ahead. What better place to go than pure paradise in every form?

woman rowing canoe in bora bora

Bora Bora has long been synonymous with heaven on Earth with its pristine waters along its tropical coasts.

As a true luxury destination, Instagram-worthy accommodations atop the tranquil waters are a must-have on your travel bucket list.

On the contrary, some give Bora Bora the nickname of “Boring Boring” due to its calm nature. But shouldn't experiencing pure peace and bliss be on your bucket list?

3 – See The Mona Lisa In Person

crowd surrounding Mona Lisa

Many destinations worth visiting have world-famous art, whether it's street murals, galleries, or museums.

Perhaps the most famous painting in the world is the Mona Lisa. Tourists flock to see it in person for the ultimate selfie and to appreciate the talent of world-renowned artist Leonardo di Vinci.

His most famous work always draws a crowd, so it's best to plan ahead if this too is on your travel bucket list.

Plus, you may want to take your time to view this masterpiece and decide for yourself if there is more than meets the eye.

2 – Get Splashed At Niagara Falls

tour boat at niagara falls

There are not many places in the world with the same exact attraction in 2 different countries. The beauty of this bucket list item is not only its stunning natural beauty but travelers also have a choice of where to see it.

These breathtaking waterfalls are located in both the U.S. and Canada, all in close proximity. Visitors can access the falls from New York state or just outside Toronto, Canada.

Either way, the views and the experience are well worth it. Put on a pancho and enjoy one of North America's most beautiful sights.

1 – Visit The Maldives

maldives beach huts on pristine blue water

Since there are a pair of paradisiacal islands cracking the top 5 bucket list experiences, obviously travelers love venturing off to blue waters, chill vibes, and pure serenity.

The Maldives may seem like a distant land, but travelers continue to take the long journey here for a literal picture-perfect vacation.

Here, travelers find otherworldly blue waters, amazing luxury stays, and memories to last a lifetime. That's why The Maldives are the top bucket list experience.

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Sunday 15th of October 2023

Nonsense, Maldives is a freaking hole. Mona lisa is a small painting surrounded by hundreds of people. Stature of liberty is great and Niagara Falls.