Wanderlust is a word used to describe the compulsion to travel extensively. Staying in one place too long can be toxic for the soul and the mind, and there’s nothing more rewarding and enlightening than discovering and embracing new cultures and places.
Whilst most of my bucket list is about experiences; people to meet and places to go, I’ve highlighted the top three destinations I want to go to in order to explain and expand upon those desires.
- Cairo, Egypt: With the political and social unrest in current years it hasn’t felt like the right time to go, but Cairo is a beautiful city in a beautiful country, steeped in rich cultural history. Everyone wants to see the pyramids, and for good reason, the ancient wonders of the world are as miraculous today as they have always been, and whilst they have stood for thousands of years we’re not guaranteed they’ll stand forever.
- Norway: There is more to this magnificent country than I’d ever be able to experience in one trip, but most prominently is a front-row seat to the Northern Lights. The arctic regions of Norway are host to one of the most beautiful naturally occurring phenomena on the planet, and I can think of nothing more magical than being surrounded by a beautiful, glacial landscape whilst experiencing the marvel of the Aurora Borealis.
- Grand Canyon, USA: The USA has a lot to offer for tourists, travellers and thrill seekers. Arizona’s Grand Canyon is so vast and impressive in photos; I can’t imagine what it’s like in person, stretching across the horizon, the only thing you can see for miles all around. To stand on the edge of the Canyon would be to face one’s own sense of the world, to feel how small we are as individuals and to acknowledge how minor our problems are. This would be a life changing experience I hope to achieve.