Weird and unusual inspiration for your travel bucket list

Feeling uninspired? Bored of all the basic travel inspo on the ‘Gram? You’ve come to the right place! Here are just a few things you can do that are, let’s just say, extraordinary.

Go volcano boarding in Nicaragua

We’ll tell you straight up: volcano boarding is not a travel bucket list item for the fainthearted. But if you’re an adrenaline junkie, it’s one amazing rush. Head to the (active) volcano of Cerro Negro, jump on a board and pray that nothing erupts as you hurtle down the steep slopes. Oh yes, and that’s after you’ve hiked up 728 metres of loose rock. We’ll see you at the bottom!

Eat a tarantula in Cambodia

If creepy crawlies gross you out, skip this section. But if you’re looking for weird inspiration for your travel bucket list, eating a tarantula fits the bill perfectly. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are both great locations to try crunching one down with a beer. Just make sure you go for the deep-fried option – eating a poisonous spider alive might bring a rather swifter end to your bucket list than you’d planned.

Drive your own tuk-tuk in Thailand

Aristotle once said that you can only truly understand a country by driving around it in a tuk-tuk… Okay, we made that up – but we’re sure he would have, if only tuk-tuks had been invented in his time. Test it out for yourself in Chiang Mai, where you can take control of your very own tuk-tuk for a few days. A perfect way to really live like a local and see north Thailand at the same time.

Swing at the edge of the world in Ecuador

If you’ve got a head for heights, a childlike adoration of swings and a fascination with volcanoes we have found the perfect travel bucket list option for you. Leave the world behind as you swing out from the treehouse at La Casa Del Arbol with the distant rumbles and ash plumes of Tungurahua adding that extra thrill. Now, where’s the see-saw?

Teach English to kindergarten kids in China

This one’s a no-brainer. If you’ve got a travel bucket list worth its name, it simply must have teaching English to kids on it. The sheer joy of being crowd-mobbed as you walk into work. The thrill of holding the attention of a classroom of 5 year olds. And the depth of understanding you’ll get from working in a complete different culture…Just do it!

 

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The famous DoodleTown Hop song which the kindergartens love! 😍💛🇨🇳

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Fly into the world’s most useless airport in St Helena

Realising you can’t land a plane at your new multi-million airport is probably not the best way to launch it to the world. But then, building a runway into a cliff-edge with ever-present high winds and a long plunge into the sea if your landing is not precision-perfect, does make it a tad difficult. If you’ve got a strong stomach, there are now a few planes attempting the landing at St Helena – and even a few pilots who are qualified enough to navigate this super-dangerous landing. And if you survive, St Helena is pretty cool too.

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