Stuck Inside? Here’s An Actual Travel Bucket LIST

Even in quarantine, we can still make a bucket list with hopes and wishes for the future.

While it’s a difficult time around the globe, we still think it’s important to remember all the travels and adventures you’ve gone on in your life. Even in quarantine we can still make bucket lists with hopes and wishes for the future. Traveling allows so many firsts: learning a new language, understanding more about other cultures, and maybe even helping you find a small piece of yourself you never thought existed.

travel bucket list

Bucket lists are a reminder that anything is possible in this lifetime. Limitless thinking and opportunities. Even on the tightest budget, I believe anyone can travel somewhere. Push yourself to go outside your comfort zone. When people tell me that they have never gone outside their state or country, I am always shocked. Humans have explored since the beginning of time. Even if it’s just exploring your own backyard or hometown, you can witness new places and make friends with new people. And who knows, they could be connections for life, whether in pen pal form or through online zoom calls.

fireworks bucket list

I have also regarded bucket lists as terrifying at times, with things like “swimming with sharks” on my list. But they ultimately remind me to take risks and be scared. We cannot become comfortable with anything travel-related if we are not at one time or another uncomfortable. Bucket lists are great to look back on because our ideas of what adventure is are constantly changing as we grow. From old lists you’ve crossed off or made, you’ll see the paths you’ve taken and the incredible places and people you’ve met along the way. All of them have shaped who you are and where you’re going.

local paintings travel bucket list

Here, we put together a Jetset Times travel bucket list. From scuba diving to hot air ballooning, see how many travel things you can check off in quarantine:

*Write an X if you’ve completed these abroad!

             sat at a swim-up bar in a pool

             gotten sunburned. BADLY.


             taken a hot air balloon ride

             visited any of the seven wonders of the world

             gone on a safari

             visited an outdoor Christmas market


             viewed fireworks abroad

             ate gelato in another country

             bought paintings from locals

             taken a cooking class abroad

             got travel advice from locals

             climbed to the top of a famous monument

             visited an art gallery abroad

             tripped over ancient cobblestones

             learned a new language


             flew in a plane over 50 times

             visited the beach and the mountains in the same 24 hour span

             tried a new cocktail

             went to dinner with friends you just met

             drove an ATV

             flew in a helicopter

             went to a bed and breakfast abroad

             rode the Tube

             got lost somewhere in a city

             tried fresh bread made at 4am at the back door of a bakery

             went to Disneyland abroad

             bought a souvenir that was over $100

             toured ancient ruins

             danced all night long with friends

             went to a pub abroad

             ordered food in another language

             got injured abroad

             saw a street parade abroad

             swam with stingrays

             saw a live performance in a public square

             went to a zoo in another country

             toured famous botanical gardens

             went to afternoon tea abroad

             toured a palace

             swam with dolphins

             visited a rainforest


             visited an ancient prison or graveyard

             went to a flea market abroad


             bought food at an outdoor food market abroad

             went to a used bookstore abroad

hot air balloon
Up in the air! Photo: Amanda Dettmann

Amanda Dettmann


Amanda is an avid traveler who calls Maine her home, but her favorite places include Amsterdam's Christmas markets and Shakespeare's Globe in London. She is passionate about poetry, theatre, and teaching writing to kids and adults with disabilities. She thinks the best part of traveling is hearing strangers' incredible stories. Her ultimate mission? To find the tastiest cappuccino in the world.

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