Don't Know What to Add to Your Bucket List? Give These 28 Unique Ideas a Try

By now, most of us know what a bucket list is, and there's a good chance that you can even name a few of the top things on your own.

Still, other than the usual list items like "see the Eiffel Tower," "go zip lining" and maybe even "buy a house," what do you really want to do with your many many years on this earth? If you're craving something that's a little more out-of-the-box, try adding some of these unique ideas to your bucket list:


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Unique Travel-Related Bucket List Ideas

Pack your passport (and your courage) for these unique travel-themed bucket list ideas:

  • Study, work or move abroad instead of just traveling there
  • Visit every continent
  • Go on an African safari
  • Learn how to surf in Hawaii
  • Work on a farm in Australia (believe it or not, it's one way to get a visa there)
  • Bathe in the natural hot springs in Iceland

bathing in iceland hot springs: shutterstock. Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland -October 17, 2018:Landscape View Of The Beautiful Hot Spring/ Blue Lagoon With Crowds of People At Sunset

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  • Speaking of baths, go to a party at one of the ancient Roman baths in Budapest
  • Float in the dead sea
  • Visit the European city with the longest name (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales, United Kingdom, if you were wondering)
  • Stay at an ice hotel in Scandinavia
  • Visit the tallest building in every country you go to
  • Go below the streets of Paris and explore the catacombs

skulls in the wall of the paris catacombs: shutterstock. Paris Catacombs Skulls and bones

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Fulfilling Yet Unique Things to Add to Your Bucket List

If there's one thing that's always worth the investment, it's anything related to your self-fulfillment and development. That's why these unique bucket list ideas are so great, as they'll help you enjoy life more as you live it:

  • Wake up early enough to see the sunrise every time you visit a new city
  • Teach yourself a new language
  • Get a master's degree, even if it's in a subject that's completely different than what you studied in undergrad
  • Run into one of your favorite celebrities
  • Start a small business
  • Host a fundraiser or start a charity for a cause you believe in

bake sale fundraiser at the park: shutterstock. Busy Cake Stall At Summer Garden Fete

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  • Foster an animal
  • Go swimming with sharks
  • Conquer one of your greatest fears
  • Be in a parade instead of just attending one
  • Apply for your dream job and get it, even if you're super underqualified
  • Go kayaking in a clear boat
  • Stay in a haunted hotel
  • Go plant-based and actually stick to it
  • Go a full month without social media
  • Start a successful blog

woman writing on laptop blogging: shutterstock. Working at home with laptop woman writing a blog. Female hands on the keyboard.

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Of course, there's nothing wrong with "normal" bucket list ideas, either! Sprinkle a few of these unique items in with the rest of your ideas to create a list that's perfect for you.

And if you want to start a bucket list for things to do before you kiss your teenage years goodbye, click HERE for the perfect bucket list for teens.