2020 is the year of you. Be brave, be bold, just get out there and experience the world.
Have a picnic at the Eiffel Tower
Okay, here’s what you do: go to a supermarket, grab as much bread, cheese, and wine as you can carry (don’t forget to pay). Take it all to the Eiffel Tower, and enjoy. Now that is a picnic with a view.
Zipline through the jungle in Costa Rica
Elevated heart rate. Heavier than normal breathing. A sense of adventure like you’ve never felt before. This is what happens when your adrenaline starts pumping as you zipline at speeds of up to 60 mph through lush, green jungles.
Shop the markets in Marrakesh, Morocco
The colors will draw you in, the smells will keep you…curious, and the variety of things to buy will both overwhelm you and probably cause you to come home with more things than you thought you would, but hey, you’re totally cool with that.
Take a yoga class in Bali
If for some reason you need a break from the breathtaking landscapes and beaches of Bali, try out a yoga class. It’s pretty simple, really. Relax your body, focus on your breathing, and say “om” when the yoga instructor tells you to.
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in Ireland
Nothing quite compares to St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Locals and visitors flood the streets for an all-day celebration filled with green beer, green outfits, and a plenty of chances to make your friends back home green with envy.
Jump off a boat in Santorini
Cannon ball? A classic. Swan dive? Graceful and elegant. The one that looks like you’re just chillin’ on a couch? 10/10. It doesn’t matter how you do it. All that matters is that you go for it.
See a robot cabaret show in Tokyo
What do you get when you combine techno music, flashing lights, dancing robots, and dinosaurs? The answer, obviously, is a robot cabaret show in Tokyo, Japan. You’ll be dazzled, you’ll be confused, and you won’t be able to look away.
Ride a double-decker bus in London
Close your eyes and picture a bus. Now make it red, add a second level, and drop it in the middle of London. You’ve got in your mind a classic double-decker bus, and the makings of the perfect 2020 experience.
When you travel, you try new things. Yes, even when that new thing has six legs and comes on a stick from a street vendor in Southeast Asia. Come on, you know you’re curious.
Ride a bike in Amsterdam
They say you never forget how to ride a bike. We say you never forget riding a bike in Amsterdam. And not to peer pressure you, but everybody’s doing it. And once you bike through this beautiful city and the surrounding countryside, you’ll see why.
Go on a safari in Kenya
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re inside a nature documentary, may we suggest a Kenyan safari? If you’re lucky, one of your fellow travelers might even narrate just like David Attenborough.
Enjoy a home-hosted dinner in Thailand
Yes, Thai food is arguably some of the best food in the world. But this experience is about so much more than the food. It’s about connecting with people and learning a thing or two about a different culture. Wow, authentic and delicious.
Hang out with a tortoise in the Galapagos
Move over sloths. The award for chillest animal on the planet goes to the giant tortoise. Get to know this award-winning animal in the Galapagos, and finally learn the secret to living past 100.
Visit an Italian vineyard
Drinking wine in Italy? Real original. Seriously though, there’s a reason it’s famous, and 2020 is the year you can see, smell, and taste it for yourself. It goes without saying that cheese should absolutely be part of this experience btw.
Go cave tubing in Belize
Over the river and through the cave, to grandmother’s house we go (that is, if your grandmother lives in Belize). It’s like a lazy river, only you’re surrounded by the Belizean jungle and you float through an actual cave.
Say “prost!” at Oktoberfest
Mouth, meet beer. But not just any beer. We’re talking beers bigger than your face at one of the biggest parties in the world: Oktoberfest. Oh, and if you want giant pretzels for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this is your chance.
Hike the Swiss Alps
Getting to the top of a mountain gives you a sense of accomplishment. You’ve conquered nature’s stairs, and it’s time to scream as loud as you can from the top of said mountain. Just try not to scare off any mountain goats.
Do some stand up paddleboarding in Sitges, Spain
You’ve definitely heard of standing, you’ve probably heard of paddling, and you’ve maybe even heard of the coastal Spanish town of Sitges. Put it all together, and you’ve got one unforgettable experience for 2020.
Visit Machu Picchu
Visiting ancient ruins brings the history of a city alive. Hike to Machu Picchu and stand where ancient civilizations existed thousands of years ago. Don’t think about ghosts. Don’t think about ghosts.
Do something you’re bad at
As much as we hate to admit it, we’re all bad at something. Maybe it’s dancing. Or talking to strangers. Or talking to strangers in a foreign language. Whatever it is, just do it! It won’t be easy, but trust us, you’ll feel pretty amazing afterwards.