1. How often have you looked at the departures board at the airport and wondered what it would be like to jet off to any number of destinations? As long as you have your money, passport and an all-purposes bag packed, you can do it! Choose by time, number and airline and simply take the closest option. Or, pick a place from the board you’d only imagined going to in your wildest dreams. The excitement of waking up in the morning and not knowing which city or country you’ll be in that night, will live with you for a long time to come.

  2. The Running of the Bulls, otherwise known as the festival of San Fermin, takes place every July in Pamplona, Spain. The run goes for 825 death-defying meters and it’s not just the bulls sprinting down the path – it could be you too! One thing you definitely need to take with you, if you’re game to try it, is your sharply honed wits. With six bulls charging along the winding course, hundreds of people are injured every year in the wake of rushing crowds and furious animals. As long as you’re super careful though, it could be the adrenalin rush of a lifetime.

  3. Chances are strangers might think you’re crazy, if you randomly hug them on the street, but it’s certainly a nice form of madness. When you think about it, there’s probably hundreds of people walking around on any given day, who would love a hug to take the stress away. Let go of any fear of rejection (though choose your recipient wisely) and share the love, with a free hug.

  4. Have you ever imagined standing on the wing of a plane, while it’s actually flying? Wing-walking means you can forget rollercoasters – this experience is for serious adrenalin-junkies after the ultimate ride! First, you’ll be strapped to the top of the wing of a vintage plane. The pilot performs aerobatic maneuvers - as if just standing on the wing and taking off, wasn’t enough. To top off if, you’ll do it in front of a crowd of excited onlookers.

  5. Can you imagine how many opportunities might appear, if you had to say ‘yes’ to everything, just for one day? Try it and see. Doing so might lead to crazy adventures, hilarious misadventures or just meeting new people to expand your social circle. Forget about laziness, fear of the unknown or unwillingness to fail at new things. Just say ‘yes’ and dive right in. If nothing else, you’ll have some interesting stories to tell at the club after work

  6. If you watch travel shows with a strange fascination for TV presenters eating weird and wonderful foods, pop the experience on your bucket list. You could try a live insect in Korea, tuna eyeballs in Japan, white ant egg soup in Laos, jellied moose nose in Canada or crispy cooked tarantulas in Cambodia. In Sardinia, you can even sample Pecorino cheese with hatching maggots inside. Crazy? You’d better believe it.

  7. If the theme song from Jaws runs through your head whenever you think about sharks, no doubt you’ll want to run screaming from this bucket list idea. Believe it or not, you can dive with sharks quite safely, in a variety of ways across the globe. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors recommends the Maldives, Fiji, Mexico and Australia as fantastic spots. Or, head to South Africa to attempt the big one – cage diving with Great Whites. Just keep your fingers away from the bars.

  8. The longest cable car ride in the world, is China’s Tianmen Shan, covering an incredible distance of 7,455 meters. It runs from Zhangjiajie to the famous Heaven’s Gate Mountain, through towering cliffs and sub-tropical forests. You’ll want something to hold on tight to as you traverse the steepest section, climbing at an angle of 38 degrees up sheer peaks

  9. Sometimes, it’s inevitable to have to take jobs, in order to make money and survive. However, often the situation is much less detrimental than we believe. The key, is to look for other work first to know what your options are. Or, study something of interest to pave the way for more opportunities. At the end of the day, you don’t want to waste too much of your life toiling away at a job you really dislike. Have faith in yourself, find new paths and take control of your life – by quitting that job you hate and moving forward towards a brighter future. That bright future is one of the greatest bucket lists of all time

  10. Do you want to star in your own real life horror movie? Those of you with a need for adrenalin-boosts in your bucket list, can deliberately enter the domain of the crocodile, at Crocosaurus Cove, in Darwin, Australia. The aquarium is home to approximately 200 crocodiles, but the Cage of Death plays the leading role. For 15 minutes, you’ll dive in an enclosure, surrounded by the terrifying reptiles. But first, the cage hangs above the crocs, so you get the experience of being lowered into the deadly pen.

  11. Race down an active volcano outside of Leon, Nicaragua for the rush of a lifetime, on nothing more than a wooden sled. First though, you’ll need to climb up loose rock with the board strapped to your back, which is a feat in itself.

    You can try volcano boarding standing up (if you’re really game), or sitting down, as you cruise over a friction-intense surface. Though you’ll have a protective suit and goggles on, this ride for crazy speed-demons is not one you want to lose control of.