Real travel is always about the journey and not the destination. Having a travel bucket list is indeed very important because it helps you determine the distance that separates you from your goal.
It helps you to freely think and ponder on the things that you have longed to do all your life or reach those destinations that you’ve always wished to travel. It helps you maintain a list and kick off each destination as and when you visit it and add new things to it when you update it. It gives you a boost of knowing that ‘I am almost there’.
Helps list down destinations, without forgetting any
Even if humans have well developed brains, not everyone has a perfect memory. While making a bucket list, it’s always common to forget a few destinations and a few things you want to try out. We are always bombarded with fantastic ideas and creative activities that we have always dreamt of trying at least once in our lifetime.
While making a bucket list, you can note down the destinations that you recollect at the moment. You can then have no worries about forgetting them and even the thoughts or ideas because you’ve already noted them down. Frequently, we also should have a look at our bucket list and ponder on the destinations that we could travel and look upon and whether they are relevant for our life now or not.
2. Takes you one step closer to those destinations
Destinations that you add to your bucket list are destinations that you’ve always longed to visit and which will make you happy. Finding time for such plans is very important. The burning desires growing within you to experience those adventures is priceless and gets you one step closer to it already.
You simply have to give some space to let the magic flow and ignore voices telling you that some of your bucket list dreams just won’t happen. Listing down holiday destinations to travel helps you research about that place and gather plenty of information as well, which gets you excited and happy and you automatically want to go there at the earliest.
3. Makes you happy
The best part about maintaining a bucket list is that as time evolves we either kick things off it or add some into it. Updating your bucket list gives you mere happiness because it helps you accomplish travel goals and gets a smile on your face when you’ve kicked off a few destinations with a bag full of memories.
The point is to always having something to work towards that will make you happy. As you start doing things in your life that bring you great joy, you will naturally be more productive and efficient and be satisfied with life.
4. Helps live a memorable life
The most important reason to have a bucket list is to achieve your travel goals. With this as you set your travel goals or destinations you also set a path towards attaining them. It helps you live a meaningful and memorable life which doesn’t mean that you did everything you wanted to do but even achieving a small short-term goal will give you a sense of satisfaction and happiness.
That feeling alone is your reward for your achievement. And not everyone achieves every single thing on their bucket list but at the end all that matters is the memories that we carry along accomplishing at least some destinations on our bucket list. Those memories are going to be priceless, not for others, but for yourself. Filling our lives with memories and wonderful experiences down the lane with the people we love is all that will matter. Learning about life experiences and growing along the way is the best part about travelling.
5. Tells the story of an adventure
Having a bucket list is like having a handy record of what we did and what we didn’t do. And it clearly focuses on the wonderful experiences and adventures that we have attained and memories we have to cherish. Always list down the things you know nothing about. They come roaring in like the wind and give you great memories.
A bucket list is like an amazing way to plan for your travel dreams and allows a bit of magic to make everything happen as time evolves. Later in life, when you have a look at your bucket list and look at the destinations that you’ve amazingly kicked off your list it is going to not only be the name of the destination but it’s going to be memories filled and overflowing.
Text: Jennifer D’mello