Pack Your Bags & Plan Your Itinerary
The popularity of having a bucket list has become a great motivational tool to help older adults 55+ live life to the fullest! If you’ve got a big dream or two that you’d like to accomplish one day, here’s why you might want to create one for yourself.
A recent Stanford University study asked more than 3,000 participants nationwide if they had a bucket list, and found that 91 percent of participants did indeed have a “bucket list,” or a list of things they hope to do before they die. At the top of their lists? Travel, followed by accomplishing a goal, like finishing a college degree or learning to play the guitar.
Sometimes, bucket lists that focus on travel can be a great motivator to live your best life. Especially if you add these 10 Cool Wonders of the World to your travel bucket list
10. Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls State Park is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enjoy breathtaking views, the Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, fireworks over the Falls, and more. Plan Your Trip
9. Leaning Tower of Pisa
Known worldwide for its unintended tilt, The Leaning Tower of Pisa or simply the Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. Plan Your Trip
8. Great Wall of China
Like a writhing snake, the Great Wall of China makes its way across China’s northern border. As its name suggests, the Great Wall is an imposing architectural marvel, and it’s often hailed as one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world. Plan Your Trip
7. Pyramids of Giza Egypt
As you might expect, one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of ancient times is the glorious Pyramids of Giza near Cairo, prepare to be amazed and learn a bit of history too. Plan Your Trip.
6. Statue of Liberty
Guarding the entrance to New York Harbor on Liberty Island, the 305-foot Statue of Liberty came to the United States as a gift from France. Lady Liberty is an iconic American landmark, a must-see. Plan Your Trip
Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous monuments, a bucket-list item for many tourists heading to the UK. It stands on Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire, and its giant stones can be seen from miles around. Plan Your Trip
4. Big Ben
Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and typically refers to both the clock and the clock tower. Plan Your Trip
3. Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is on almost every traveler’s bucket list. Indeed, Theodore Roosevelt called it “the one great sight which every American should see! Plan Your Trip
2. Eifel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the world’s most famous tower. Plan Your Trip
1. Mt. Rushmore
Explore the picturesque lands of the Black Hills National Forest and Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota. Mt. Rushmore National Monument is an iconic American landmark of the sculpted faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Plan Your Trip