14 Things To Do Before You Die – Scoutripper
Fight the insecurities, board the train and travel around the world for life is short and you don’t know what happens next. Hence, its never too late to make a list of 14 Things to Do Before You Die. After all, it’s all about the memories that we collected striding down the lane of a joyride.
I believe your life must that plate of salsa guacamole. And it’s important to kick out and blues and seek adventures everywhere you can.
Being 26 and single, I can tell you that there is nothing more beautiful than treating yourself age-old happiness of a lifetime. So, as you all have been asking me about my secret to happiness, well, this year I’ve flown down to India paragliding, upper canyoning, and skydiving in Rishikesh. After all, it’s the heart that is still young and alive.
So, without much ado, I will share with you my list of 14 Things To Do Before You Die. From epic adventures to far-flung occasions- its traveler’s to-do list, indeed.
1. Travel Solo
A bright-eyed but relatively naive 18-year-old, I was fresh out of high school. It’s then when I decided to book my first solo trip. And I came across a number of relatives who believed the trip was irresponsible. Hence, they launched a full-scale campaign to stop me.
Fortunately, such efforts were in vain, and my parents really got behind me, encouraging and supporting my goals for a solo adventure. And it was the best learning experience/adventure of my life. After All, traveling makes you modest. It shows you what a small place you reside in.
But solo traveling gives you a lesson for life. Hence, it definitely had to top the list of 14 things to do before dying for a reason.
2. Eat Gelato in Rome
If you can walk past a gelateria in Rome and not press your nose eagerly against the window, then you have the willpower of a saint. Giant towers of heaping, soft gelato are piled in tempting mounds, in endless flavors. Leave with a chocolate waffle cone filled with creamy, soft ice cream. You will see a whippy ice cream will never seem the same again.
3. Celebrate Diwali in Jaipur
India is a cacophony of color at the best of times. But during Diwali – the ancient Hindu festival of lights sets ablaze the city with life, light, and vibrancy. Watch the streets light up in the “pink city” of Jaipur, where different cultures come together to bring in magic.
4. Lunch in Dubai
It’s the ultimate 21st-century city, where glitz and glamour are the names of the game. And every Friday, everyone who is anyone heads to brunch, for a lavish and luxurious meal. And believe me, this lasts for the whole evening. So, tuck into endless platters of lobster, never-ending steak and, of course, copious amounts of champagne. Get back to reality the next day with a jolly to the desert – in a 4×4, naturally.
5. Kayaking in Norway
Friluftsliv (‘the outdoors life’) is part of the Norwegian DNA – it’s where the majority of tourists heart lies. So, instead of a cruise, try a kayak trip on the Geirangerfjord. Feel the true scale of the setting and run your fingers through the cold, salty water. Then go on to hike up to Skagefla, a mountain farm set on a cliff 820ft above the water.
It’s an intimate experience in an epic landscape, indeed. And trust me, for a couple of hours, the nine-to-five becomes non-existent. We picked Kayaking in Norway at 5th place in 14 things to do before you die.
6. Try A Cruise Holiday
Don’t scoff – there’s never been a better time to take a cruise. The good news is there’s now a cruise to suit every wannabe sailor, from toddlers to hipsters. For the restless, brand new mega-ships have something to occupy you every second of the day (and night). River cruises take care of those who prefer a quieter scene.
7. Visit Paris With Someone You Love
No city is more synonymous with love than Paris. And Paris is a city that needs love, now more than ever. Walk hand in hand along the winding streets of Montmartre. This is where the walls are ingrained with tales of lovers past. Drink ice-cold champagne in charming patio cafés. And ignore the naysayers and head to the Eiffel Tower for the light show.
8. Sail The Greek Islands
There’s no blue on earth that can beat the remarkable shade of Greek waters. Add in the hidden coves of Kefalonia, the domes of Santorini and endless Ouzo. Boom! you have a holiday just built for Instagram, #NoFilterNeeded.
9. Snorkel In Sri Lanka
Put your diving tanks away – this is a trip for the most adventure-hungry snorkellers. Imagine diving into clear waters to come face to face with a gigantic blue whale. In Sri Lanka, you can do just that. The sight of this magnificent beast at your fingertips is one you won’t forget in a hurry. This one is the most adventurous things to do before you die.
10. Great American Road Trip
Picture the scene: you’re cruising down an empty highway, sunglasses on, country music blasting from the radio. Dreamy, right? An American road trip is the classic holiday of a lifetime, whether you go old-school on Route 66 or hug the Californian coastline. And be sure to put the top down – it’d be rude not to.
11. Skydiving In Paris
Skydiving has to be included in the list of 14 things to do before dying for its breathtaking spirit and experience associated. Skydiving in the sky full of clouds with your friends or your better half is a life-changing experience, indeed. The plethora of thoughts and the gliding adrenaline rush down your body is a memory you will cherish forever.
12. Upper Sauri Canyoning In Goa
The Season of Monsoon is the perfect time for Upper Saura Canyoning in Goa. It’s a beautiful experience indeed. Feel the thrill as you use a variety of techniques. Try walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, and swimming to traverse through the breath-taking Upper Sauri Canyon. The narrow gorges with numerous drops, while surrounded by sculpted walls is a mesmerizing view. Also, the spectacular waterfalls form an aesthetic backdrop for canyoning.
13. Scuba Diving In Andaman
Scuba Diving is the greatest action on the Andaman & Nicobar Isles other than relaxing around and tasting the delicacy of seafood. The best year for diving in Andaman & Nicobar Isles is from Nov to April. However, one can indulge in a diving experience all throughout the year. This is one activity in Andaman, that is operational throughout the year. One can see the amazing sea life among the world of awesome water bodies, vibrant fish and awesome corals.
14. Paragliding In Darjeeling
Engage in paragliding in Darjeeling while you soar through the clear blue skies and marvel at the scenic beauty of northeastern India. The flying trip ranges from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the wind conditions. During the flight, you will be rewarded with the awesome views of the Darjeeling peaks and its wildlife.