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Why having a bucket list is more important than ever in 2022

After losing two years to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 is proving to be the year of the travel bucket list. We’re seeing a rise in people taking those big dream trips and once-in-a-lifetime adventures. We’re also seeing more people celebrating those big life moments with a holiday or getting into “revenge travel”, the latest travel trend. So why is a bucket list more important than ever? Find out why should you make a travel bucket list in 2022.

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Revenge travel

We’ve spent at least two years missing out on travel and time with loved ones. After spending so much time locked inside with nothing to do except watch TV and make sourdough, it makes sense that people want to get out and explore the world. With more vaccine rollouts and borders opening, people are feeling more optimistic about travelling again and there’s been a huge surge in holiday bookings. This rising trend is called “revenge travel” and we’re here for it. 

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Whether you want to make up for lost time, treat yourself after such a difficult period, or finally take that postponed trip, it’s time to get your “revenge” against the pandemic. It’s all about reclaiming your freedom, having new experiences, and celebrating every moment. 

Ready to seize the day? This is where having a bucket list becomes important. 

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A bucket list helps you gain clarity

Whether you’ve spent the last two years obsessing over travel, or you’ve tried not to think about it all, a bucket list can help you straighten out your priorities. When you write down all the things you want to experience in your life, you can start to pinpoint which trips are the most important. 

If you’re like us and you can’t decide between going on a safari in Kenya, sailing around the Greek Islands or exploring New York City, try writing down all your dream experiences. You can mark the ones that are the “must-dos” and most attainable this year. Then start planning the first trip! You can methodically work your way down the list – and that way, you always have something to look forward to. 

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A bucket list will remind you of your values and goals

When there was no end in sight to the lockdowns, it was impossible to set goals or plan anything. After such a long period of fear and uncertainty, it’s understandable that many people lost sight of their values and goals. Now we’re getting back out there, it’s a good time to get some perspective on how we’re currently living and what we’d like to be doing. A bucket list is a great way to find out what’s important to you and what goals you’d like to achieve. 

Whether you’ve always wanted to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, cruise down the Nile River in Egypt, or see Machu Picchu in Peru, it’s time to get back in touch with your dreams and start making them a reality. Write it all down and pin it up somewhere you can see it, to help you stay inspired!

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It will reignite your zest for life

If the pandemic has got you down and you’re struggling to shake it off, it’s time to make a bucket list. The world is a big, beautiful place with so many extraordinary experiences just waiting for you. When you make a bucket list, you might start to see how wonderful life can be again. 

Imagine spotting polar bears in Manitoba, island hopping in Thailand, or hiking the stunning peaks of Patagonia. Imagine witnessing the Northern Lights in Norway or sipping wine in the rolling green hills of Tuscany. These are the kinds of soul-stirring experiences that make life so sweet. It’s time to reclaim your sense of adventure. 

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Because life is short

We all know now, more than ever, how fleeting and unpredictable life can be. Our world can change at any moment… So dream big, make the bucket list, and go have fun while you can.

Life is short – take the holiday. 

What are your top bucket list destinations in 2022? Let us know in the comments below!

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