According to National Geographic, snorkeling in Iceland is among the Ultimate Bucket List Adventures. In the heart of Thingvellir National Park in Iceland, snorkeling takes place in Silfra Fissure between two continents, in the glacial meltwater from nearby Langjökull glacier. Icelandic tour company Dive Silfra offers year-round tours into Silfra Fissure for both the novice snorkeler as well as the more experienced scuba diver. The crystal clear water is naturally filtered through underground lava fields, and can take up to 100 years until it comes to its final resting place between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. It is this virtually flawless water that creates an underwater light show of sparkles and reflections. At a temperature of 2-4 °C, the water in Silfra Fissure is some of the purest on earth, as well as some of the most delicious. Thanks to dry suits, visitors are kept nice and warm during their time exploring the extraordinary waters.PADI® … [Read more...] about Snorkeling in Iceland – add it to your bucket list
There's nothing like a beach holiday to keep the whole family happy - after all, who doesn't love a bit of sand, sea and sun! The best part is that you don't need to go far to find some truly beautiful beaches that are also family-friendly; there are some brilliant gems all across Europe. Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy are all famed for their breathtaking coasts, packed with everything from bustling resorts to tranquil havens for those wanting a bit of peace and quiet. We haven't included UK beaches in this round-up but we have searched out the best UK sandy beaches here if you are after a dose of staycation inspiration. In the meantime, check out some of our top picks of beaches across the rest of Europe below... 1. La Concha, San Sebastian in Spain Spain boasts plenty of brilliant beaches but La Concha never fails to be a hit with both locals and tourists alike. After all, the sand is fine enough to lie on, the waters are crystal clear and ideal for swimming - it's got … [Read more...] about Best beaches in Europe you’ll want to add to the bucket list right now
10. Mountain bike in Ballyhoura If your experience of cycling involves commuting in the city or tootling around of a weekend, it’s time to give mountain biking a bash. Ballyhoura, shared by counties Cork and Limerick, has the largest trail network of its kind in the country, combined with a drop-dead gorgeous backdrop, so it’s the perfect place to start. Beginners are kept happy with the 6km Greenwood loop, but serious bikers will be in heaven on the demanding 51km Castlepook loop. You can rent bikes and gear from Trailriders… even Kimye stopped by on honeymoon. — NB Do it: visitballyhoura.com, trailriders.ie; from €35 per day. If you like that, try this: Go wild in the wonderful Wicklow Mountains with a ride at Ballinastoe (biking.ie) — it’s just 45 minutes from Dublin. 11. Go back to basics on a survival weekend Who needs five-star hotels when you can spend a weekend striking flints, navigating by the stars and building your own shelter? … [Read more...] about The Irish Adventure Bucket List: 25 days out to try before you die!
A heartbroken woman is hoping to make her little sister's bucket list dreams come true after she was given just six months to live. Amie Mills-Annis is fundraising in hopes of seeing Jessica Annis, 24, achieve everything she wants to do before she passes away, like a holiday in Blackpool and a trip to the zoo. Her dreams of seeing Ed Sheeran and Little Mix live in concert will be harder to fulfil as tickets for the disabled section of their shows are sold out. Confined to a wheelchair, Jessica was born with mitochondrial disease, which has caused her to get weaker and weaker by the year. Amie, who is also Jessica’s carer, said: “The amazing thing about Jessica is she has spent the most part of her life fighting a degenerative illness and never gave up. “She is an inspiration to her family and those around her. The strain Jessica has is called Kearne-Sayers Syndrome and is one of the rarest kind. There is no cure and her life has been a balancing act of reacting … [Read more...] about Sister of woman given just months to live desperate to fulfill bucket list
The idea of a bucket list has never really interested me. I would rather draw up a list of things I definitely don't want to do before I die. I have no intention of visiting an Italian tower which is a bit wonky. I can happily live without jumping off a bridge with elastic tied to my legs. The idea of swimming with dolphins does nothing for me and as for seeing the Grand Canyon...it's just a big hole in the ground isn't it? However, my colleagues have twisted my arm and asked me to compile a local list of places to go and things to do in Hinckley before we die. While we might not have a big hole in the ground to look at or a tall bridge to jump off, there are plenty of places right under our noses that are worthy of a visit. And the area is packed full of things to do, if you know where to look. But what do you think? Let us know what would be on your list of things to see and do in the area...We would love to compile a list of your suggestions. Email [email protected] or … [Read more...] about Hinckley bucket list