“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” The wise words of Ferris Bueller, or rather the screenwriter for Ferris Bueller, speak an undeniable truth about life. Time is short. Life moves quickly. Take advantage of opportunities while you can, because eventually, you will not be able to.
Bucket list adventures are the ideal way to fill our lives with memories and make sure we are savoring precious moments. Below are some adventures you will never forget.
Go skydiving. There is a reason skydiving appears on most people's bucket lists. It is incredible. Take in unique vistas you cannot see anywhere else while enjoying a sensational adrenaline rush. You can skydive most anywhere, but mountains or beaches offer some of the best views.
See the Northern lights. Watch the sky light up in a dazzling, vibrant display of colors, unlike anything you have ever seen before. Cozy up next to someone you love while taking in the view for an ever more enjoyable time.
Swim with wildlife. Dancing in the sea alongside dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, or even sharks can provide an almost euphoric feeling hard to match on land.
Visit all seven continents. Travel the world and step foot in each continent. You can discover the incredible variety of culture and views on this crazy planet we call home.
See an amazing work or collection of art. The Sistine Chapel, the Louvre, the Great Sphinx, there are so many pieces of stunning art around the world. Find the one you admire the most and see it in person. Guaranteed, it will be more amazing than the photo in your high school social studies textbook.
Go on a solo trip. It can seem daunting to pick up and go somewhere alone. But it is an excellent opportunity to learn who you are apart from the culture and people who usually surround you.
Eat local cuisine. Visit a new culture and enjoy an authentic home-cooked meal of a local. Usually, this is far superior to anything you can find in a restaurant. Plus, you can enjoy conversing with someone from a new culture.
Spend a secluded night under the stars. In our fast past society, it can seem almost impossible to escape the email dings and glares of screens. Go somewhere so remote that your cell service does not reach you. Set up a tent and fall asleep under the stars, which you can actually see when you are far enough from city lights.
Conquer a fear. Afraid of heights? Go bungee jumping. Scared of snakes? Find a zoo that offers animal encounters where you can hold a snake. You will be amazed at how much more confident you live your life after conquering your greatest fear.
Love so deeply it hurts. When we think of adventure, we often think of a trip. Going someplace exotic and remote, somewhere that makes people jealous. But loving deeply is just as adventurous as leaping out of an airplane. It requires a crazy amount of trust and vulnerability, and those who are brave enough to dare experience one of the best adventures life has to offer.