My Travel Bucket List as of 2020 – Ideas for Adventure Travel Around the World

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My Travel Bucket List as of 2020 – Ideas for Adventure Travel Around the World

Having a travel bucket list is a motivator. It reminds me of why I run a travel blog, why I share my experiences with you, and why I intend to keep traveling for a long time. The only problem is that this travel bucket list grows faster than I can tick off the destinations.

Some people full their bucket list with fancy resorts and lavish vacations. My list is different, it is built around authentic experiences, seeing and understanding the world as it truly is.

Here you will find a very diverse set of travel ideas from living on a remote island without electricity to climbing some of the world’s tallest summits. Some things you may have heard of, others will be a complete surprise.

Want to know more about one of the experiences I have completed? Click the relevant link to learn more.

And finally, remember to subscribe to my email list at the bottom of this post. I’ll update this travel bucket list every 6 to 12 months and send you an update of what’s added, and what’s been achieved.




South Pacific Islands Bucket List

Scuba Diving with Humpback Whales in Tonga

Scuba Diving in Palau

Completed: See Naghol Land Diving Festival

Completed: Board an Overnight Cargo Boat

Completed: See a Volcano Lave Laka

Island Hopping New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands

Island Hopping Fiji’s Yasawa Islands

Catch a Boat to Tokelau

Visit the outer islands of French Polynesia; Maupti Island, Mataiva, Rangiroa


New Zealand Bucket List

Hike the trails in Fiordland National Park; Milford Track and Kepler Track

Completed: Drive a Campervan Around the South Island


Australia Bucket List

Visit Rowley Shoals

Visit the Cocos Keeling Islands

Helicopter Ride over Kakadu National Park

Drive Across the Nullabor

Snorkel Ningaloo Reef

Visit Bruny Island in Tasmania


Thailand Bucket List

Hike the 109 Levels of Wang Kaew Waterfall

Walk the Death Railway from Kanchanaburi to Myanmar

Visit Thi Lo Su Waterfall

Hike Huay Mae Khamin Waterfall

Go Camping in Chae Son National Park

Go on a Live Aboard Diving Trip in the Andaman Sea

Completed: Watch Sunrise at Phu Chi Fa

Completed: Visit a Floating Market in Bangkok


Vietnam Bucket List

Visit Nam Du Island

Hike Hang Soon Dong Cave

Hike Hang En Cave

Completed: Ride a Motorbike Across Vietnam


Malaysia Bucket List

Stay Overnight in an Animal Hide in Taman Negara National Park

Visit the Orangutans in Sabah

Completed: Climb to the summit of Mount Kinabalu


Indonesia Bucket Lit

Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat

Visit a Head-hunter Village in Papua New Guinea

Completed: Visit Natuna Island


Japan Bucket List

Visit Taketom Island

Climb to the summit of Mount Fuji


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G'day I'm Josh (some call me Fishtank) and on this blog I'll show you how to travel Asia beyond what you thought was possible. We'll explore the highest waterfalls, most remote islands, eat the best street food, and plenty more!

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