It's Time to Book That Bucket List Trip with Collette
Video: Let your wild heart wander to the coolest places on earth
Are you looking to check big destinations off your bucket list this spring? Many people are booking those once-in-a-lifetime journeys that had a dreaded “someday” label. But now is your chance to check off all those destinations you’ve been dreaming of. So, where to?
Here are some destinations that we’ve noticed travellers are seeking out more than ever before.
Australia + New Zealand
From those iconic destinations like the Great Barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House to immersive cultural experiences (like getting a taste of Maori culture in New Zealand and dining beneath the stars at Ayers Rock), there are countless reasons to book that dream tour to Australia and New Zealand.
The discerning wine connoisseur may want to venture to Australia’s Barossa Valley. Renowned as one of the finest wine-producing regions in the world, this area is particularly well-known for its Shiraz. Curious and active travellers may want to venture to New Zealand’s South Island and figure out first-hand why Queenstown has been dubbed the “adventure capital of the world.”
Photo: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
Japan’s juxtaposition is alluring for many travellers. In the same afternoon, they may zip from the neon-lit streets of Tokyo on the shinkansen bullet train to the peaceful Ise Shrine, where they’ll trade hustle and bustle for time wandering among the serenity of an ancient grand shrine, looking up to thatched roofs and raw wood of buildings.
This incredible spirit, so heavily influenced by past and present, can be felt throughout every avenue of Japan’s rich culture. Bucket list worthy? Definitely.
Photo: Japanese Covered Bridge
This island paradise tops bucket lists everywhere. Say “aloha” to bright blue skies, sun-drenched beaches, crystal blue waters, the gentle sway of palms, and the sight of a towering volcano in the distance. This is the stuff that dream trips are made of. But beyond that idyllic beach scene, there’s also a rich history and culture to be found across Hawaii’s islands.
You can remember Pearl Harbor with a visit to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Dive into Hawaiian history with a visit to Iolani Palace to learn about the Hawaiian monarchs and the takeover of Hawaii by the United States. And, of course, feel the Hawaiian spirit as hula dancers join you to demonstrate this ancient art form, originally performed for the volcano goddess Pele.