20 Things You Have To Try At Least Once in Your Life

By Kach Umandap November 27th, 2014 Posted in Inspiration and Love Stories, Travel Blog 17 Comments

There’s one sure way that we can all live our lives to their absolute fullest – by taking every opportunity to try something new that comes our way; something that makes us scream; something that makes us think; something that makes us feel completely different to our ‘normal lives.’ Here’s a list of 20 awesome things to try just to get you started. If you think of any more, let us know!

1. Go backpacking ALONE – in your own country or abroad

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Walked 5 km from the bus stop to the Thailand-Laos Immigration Border

If it’s your first time going backpacking, you can follow our DIY Guide Series. The best place to meet fellow backpackers is in a Backpackers Hostel -here’s our list of the best and cheapest hostels in the world.

PS Are you from the Philippines like Kach? Check out her visa experiences here!

2. Go SKYDIVING

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Skydiving in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3. Go on a Motorbike Trip

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Photo by driver Photographer CC BY-SA 2.0

4. Climb a mountain

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Photo by Vern CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

5. Go Hitchhiking

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Photo by Gavin CC BY-ND 2.0

6. Do the Bungee Jumping

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Photo by wanderlust CC BY-NC 2.0

7. Attend the Full Moon Party in Thailand (Or Any Crazy Parties)

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Photo by Evan HB CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

8. Go on a Yoga Retreat – best if you can do the ViVipassana

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Photo by RubyT CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

9. Learn how to Surf!

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Photo by Klaquettes CC BY-NC 2.0

10. Go River Rafting

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Photo by Walther Siksma CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

11. Go to Taj Mahal, India

Taj Mahal, India

12. Visit Petra, Jordan

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13. Go on a Cruise!

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14. Go on a sweet escape with special someone – whether it’s Palawan, Philippines o,r the Maldives

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Photo by r_lizzimore CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

15. Go Scuba Diving!

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Photo by John CC BY-NC 2.0

16. Attend the Holi Festival in India

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Photo by henrykkcheung CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

17. Go FLY! Try paragliding, hang-gliding or para-sailing

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18. Watch a Musical

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19. Go on a Trek to Machu Picchu

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20. Volunteer – but never pay that expensive fee!

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How many have you crossed off?

Looking for other articles? Check out our DIY Travel Guides Around the World and City Guides (Awesome Things to do in each Destination). For cheap places to stay while traveling, here’s our ultimate list of best hostels, d the luxury ones can be found in this list of best luxury hotels.

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17 thoughts on “20 Things You Have To Try At Least Once in Your Life

  1. Oh thats a wonderful list. And I am glad that the list features India on 2 occassions. Infact for Holi 2017, I was there at Mathura & Vrindavan, at the exact place where you have taken the picture. Felt awesome there. I am sure other destinations featured here are equally great.

    1. Wow! That’s wonderful Shaunak, well India is a very special place for us and we really love to visit that place again too. How’s Holi 2017? miss that one. Really glad that you like our lists.

  2. Kach, two questions.

    1) Since you have given your readers a HUUUGE discount for the TEFL course, are you also partnered with any yoga certifiers? 🙂

    2) How much did you pay for paragliding? I saw a post by kaladkarin Glaze that it’s available also in Bontoc. P2900.

    Thanks!

    1. Shawi, great idea! hahah! We don Tantra Yoga and not sure everyone will find it interesting! We studied in India pa! I will ask the school! I really hope the TEFL thingy will be extended, they always change their mind, moody! heheh! <3

      2. Paragliding was cheap I think it was between $30 to $40 lang, it was in Sikkim- North East of India!

      If you want to do things cheaply then INDIA is the place to be!! =)

  3. Great post! I can cross off 12 of these and would love to attent the holi! I’ll probably leave skydiving to you 🙂

    1. Yay!! I enjoyed the Holi too but we had our own yoga party in the secluded beach in Southern Goa but I think you will love it! =)

  4. Nice post guys. I’ve managed to do 15 of these so far. Just need to get to a couple of those different destinations to tick the rest off!

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.