A swimming pig in the Bahamas

We Asked, You Answered: Your Top Bucket List Activities

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What activities top your bucket list? Floating in a hot air balloon? Sipping wine in Tuscany? Swimming with pigs in the Bahamas?

During our #BucketListActivities Sweepstakes you shared your dream bucket list activities with us on Instagram. We loved hearing about your bucket list travel plans, from snorkeling with sea turtles in Hawaii to watching the Northern Lights in Iceland.

Based on your responses, here are Expedia users’ top bucket list activities:

Expedia User's top bucket list activities collage

Want to trek Machu Picchu, see wildlife on an African Safari, or marvel at the Northern Lights?  Learn more in our post about adventurous bucket list trips. And while you’re planning your next great getaway, why not add some of these popular bucket list activities to your trip?

Wine & Dine in Italy

Bucket list activities in Italy

Full of history, art, and delicious food, Italy ranks high on many people’s travel bucket lists. After you work up an appetite touring the Colosseum in Rome, cool down with some fresh gelato and tasty treats on a foodie walking tour. Or don an apron and learn to make traditional pizza or pasta from an Italian chef. Wash it all down with a wine tour in Tuscany. And no bucket list trip to Italy would be complete without out an iconic gondola ride through the canals of Venice.

Snorkel the Islands of Thailand

Beautiful Thailand Islands

The beautiful beaches of Thailand make the perfect destination if relaxing in paradise is one of your bucket list activities. Slide into beautiful turquoise water to find colorful fish and vibrant corals while snorkeling around Phi Phi Island. If you’re up for some action and intrigue, explore the beautiful James Bond Island, which featured in the films Man with the Golden Gun and Tomorrow Never Dies, on a guided sea kayaking adventure.

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Hot air balloon ride with with quotes from people's bucket lists

There are many scenic destinations around the world where you can fulfill your dream of floating on the wind in a hot air balloon. Soar over the red sands of the pristine Dubai desert and look for wild camels, gazelles, and oryx far below. Or fly above a patchwork of farmland and quaint towns in the Spanish countryside in a hot air balloon ride from Barcelona. After your sunrise ride over the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia in Turkey, touchdown to a toast of sparkling wine.

Swim with Pigs in the Bahamas

Girl swimming with a pig in the Bahamas and feeding it

Meet the friendly pigs that live in paradise when you go swimming with pigs in the Bahamas. Featured on National Geographic and the Today Show, these pigs live wild on a tiny tropical island. Join them as they swim in crystal-clear ocean waters and snooze on the beach. On this one-of-a-kind bucket list adventure, you can give these famous hogs a snack, scratch them behind the ears, and pose for an island swine selfie.

Ski the Alps & Explore the Countryside in Switzerland

Skiing in the Swiss Alps

The jagged peak of the Matterhorn pierces the sky as you ski down some of the most scenic slopes in the world. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner on the snow, you can fulfill your dream of skiing the Swiss Alps on a guided adventure. Connect with the local culture in Switzerland when you visit the idyllic towns of the Appenzell region or the alpine village of Lucerne. Indulge in delicious chocolate and locally made cheese as while touring the countryside where cows and goats graze mountain pastures.

Cute cows in the Swiss Alps

We love to see you fulfilling your travel dreams! Tag @expedia on Instagram with a photo from your next bucket list adventure!

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Camille Meyers

As a writer with wanderlust, I’ve explored ancient temples in Cambodia, photographed elephant-dotted plains in Kenya, and penned lines in cozy Scottish pubs. Before landing on the Expedia Team, I worked with falcons in the jungles of Belize as a conservation biologist. I love writing about life-changing travel experiences and helping people plan their next great adventure.

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