You’re Never Too Old for a Bucket List – Ideas on Making Your Perfect List

A bucket list is something that a lot of us have but very rarely meet. This is because ticking off your bucket list can be expensive. If you have a large one with a lot of travel destinations, then it’s going to involve a lot of traveling and that can easily add up over the rest of your life. However, by the time you’ve actually made enough money to spend on ticking off those bucket list entries, you’re probably in the process of retirement. We spend a lot of our lives working and making money just to sustain ourselves, so it’s impractical to think that we can do everything we want to accomplish in life.



What makes it worse is that as we grow older, there are fewer activities we can participate in. Although there are people who skydive despite being 80 or older, it’s not for everyone and you need to start worrying about preserving your health at that point. However, you’re never too old to have a bucket list. From stunning museums to beautiful gardens, there are countless locations to indulge yourself even if you’re in your retirement years.


Here are a few ideas to get your mind sparked so you can make your bucket list today!


Beautiful Nature


There are some stunning views in the world that are just too good to be missed. For example, there are the Bioluminescent Veins in Mosquito Bay Puerto Rico which are beautiful and mysterious. It’s a must-see wonder that will leave you awestruck at how stunning they look. It’s a common destination for anyone traveling in the area and it’s a sight that has to be seen to believed—videos won’t do it justice!


And there’s the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. This can be seen in many different countries such as Finland, Norway, Scotland and Iceland. This natural phenomenon is usually depicted as an eerie yet beautiful green glow in the sky that is caused by gasses in the earth’s atmosphere. It’s a fantastic light show that showcases some of the planet’s most beautiful features and is something that you have to add to your bucket list.


Delicious Food


Traveling for food is something people do for a living, so why not indulge in it with them? There are cultures and traditions all over the world that will leave you dazzled when it comes to food. There are many food blogs on the internet that will give you ideas on where to travel for food.


If delicious seafood is your idea of a brilliant meal, then consider traveling to Portugal for some excellent grub. If you like spicy food, then look no further than China, more specifically the Sichuan province in southwestern China where spicy food is their cultural specialty. Although we tend to get a little less adventurous with food as we grow older, that’s no excuse not to sample something new!


Wonderful Museums


There are countless museums in the world that are worth the trip. For example, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington is the world’s largest research and museum location. It contains 19 museums and galleries, a zoo, and millions of items that detail the whole of America’s history.
If you’re into art, then The Prado in Madrid is the place to be. For centuries, the kings and queens of Spain have accumulated a vast collection of art, and it’s all on display for the public to see.

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day."It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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