Jules Lund, Livinia Nixon and Gary Sweet take you around the world, counting down the top 30 activities on offer in each country that you should try before you die. Their dream destinations range from the USA to New Zealand and Africa to our very own backyard in Australia.
Take a trip to Graceland, the legendary home of Elvis, or cut a single at Sun Studios. Head to Palm Springs and sleep in Frank Sinatra’s bed. Go behind the scenes in Hollywood and try sky-diving into Vegas!
Take full advantage of the bounty of natural wonders, learn the blood-curdling haka, and take a dip in the hot mud pools of Rotorua. Scree down a dormant volcano, and go bungee jumping. Swim with wild dolphins in the ocean – a truly intimate and magical moment.
Jump with the Masai of Kenya – one of the most colourful and famous tribes on earth, and spend time volunteering at an orphanage. Play with a lion cub and take a “tree top canopy tour” in Titsakami National Park in South Africa and appreciate the magnificent rainforest from 30 metres up. Take a sunset elephant safari in Kruger National Park.
Cosy up to some of the less friendly locals in the Top End – Darwin’s saltwater crocs. Eat one of the best restaurants in Australia, Tetsuya’s in Sydney, ranked in the top five restaurants in the world. Try hitting the waves on a surfboard and learn to surf at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, or swim with whale sharks lurking around Ningaloo Reef off Western Australia. Take a trip to one of Australia’s most famous destinations: Uluru.
Paraglide of Mt Blanc, the tackle the Alps in Provence and cycle in the wake of the Tour de France. Swim in the Mediterranean and enjoy the rock star life in St Tropez. Make your way around romantic Paris and see the Eiffel Tower, then take a trip to the birthplace of bubbly, Champagne.
Feel the might and power of the Paraoh's legacy in one of the most amazing temples in Luxor- Kamak. Learn the art of belly dancing in and also check out the world's largest museum in Cairo, housing the treasures of Tutankahmun. See what $14,000 a night buys at the penthouse Habtoor Grand in Dubai. Dive into theRed Sea, visit the holy lands of Mecca and learn how to buy your own country!
Go behind the palace gates for some royal tradition and learn how you can even access certain events with the Queen! Attempt to swim the English Channel or try your hand at aerobatic flight just like the Red Arrows. Spend a night in a haunted castle, and try some Scottish traditions like eating haggis or blowing bag pipes!
The Far East
Train Shaolin Style in China, the birthplace of Kung Fu. While in China, enjoy some shopping or cuddle up to a giant panda. Check out what's behind the gates of the Forbidden City, or have a wander along the Great Wall of China.Check out Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the cherry blossom festival in Japan and the spritual home of the Dalai Lama.
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