When you’re old and you look back on your life, what do you think will be the things you remember most?
It won’t be the amount of time you spent at the office or cleaning the house, I can guarantee.
Chances are, you’ll look back most fondly on the adventures you had, the meaningful achievements you reached and the special people you shared it all with.
And if you’re into bucket lists? Here’s some suggestions to get you started.
1. Drive the Great Ocean Road with best friends.
We live in an incredibly beautiful country filled with the kinds of places people from all over the world fly for more than a day to see. We get to hop in a car with friends and drive to them.
Where do you live? What’s around you? The Great Ocean Road is a must-see – but even a short trip to your nearest coastal area will do the trick.
2. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
It was years ago. My legs were actually shaking as I made my way up the ladders and past the level of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, however, once we made it onto the archway, I was in heaven. How lucky was I to be experiencing this view on one of the most iconic bridges in the world? We were giddy. At the peak of the arch we were all smiling so much our faces hurt. I wanted to stay up there forever. Coming down, we excitedly waved to a helicopter that flew by, other climbers and some drivers on the deck of the bridge.
I did the climb in the early afternoon on a postcard perfect day. I’d always lived in Sydney, and I’d decided it was time to get the quintessential Sydney experience, by climbing the bridge. And it was one of those rare things in life where the reality was even better than the hype.
3. Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
It’s one of our greatest treasures – and no matter how many times you’ve seen incredible pictures or footage of the reef, nothing compares to seeing it in real life.
It’s a World Heritage Site, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. You’ll never, ever regret visiting it yourself.