Times Square lights up at night

Bucket List Destinations for the Young and the Young at Heart Enthusiasts

You hear all the time that age is just a number and that statement couldn't be truer. You're only as old as you feel. Whether you're a thrill seeker (of any age) or an adventurist looking to do things you've never done before, an average trip just won't cut it for a bucket list.

A common factor among thrill seekers and adventurists is that they face the problem of finding an adventure that's slightly more exciting than the previous one.

Now, don't get me wrong, your adventures don't necessarily have to be death-defying acts to be considered worthy of going on someone's bucket list... it can simply be things you've never done before or it can be something that pushes you out of your comfort zone.

Maybe you never were a big party person but one of your bucket list goals is to party like a rockstar! If you're going to scratch that off of your bucket list then you have to "go big or go home" and the only way to do that would be to go to Vegas and have the party experience of a lifetime.

Bucket Lists: A Change of Perspective

According to lifehack.org, people who create bucket lists achieve more in their life. It states that it essentially changes the way you think from the moment you start to type or write down the things you want to do. It's another form of goal setting.

When you think of bucket lists, you typically think of death, right? The origin of the term "bucket list" is pretty much referencing the things you want to see and do before you "kick the bucket."

Psychology Today makes mention that bucket lists essentially aren't about dying but more so about living, and if you think about it, it really makes all the sense in the world.

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Times Square: New York City, New York

How many times have you seen the iconic Times Square on TV and in movies? All the time! So much so that it makes you want to go there! The locals of the area see it as a congested midtown area and typically try to steer clear of the chaos of it all but for someone who's never been there, your goal is to get smack-dab in the middle of it!

Going at night, you'll get to experience all the bright lights of the billboards and neon signs... the perfect place for snapshots and selfies. Now, there are, of course, so many things to do in New York for adults, like seeing the Statue of Liberty and Niagra Falls, so when you visit, make sure to get your pictures in at Times Square but while you're there, don't forget about the other iconic locations in the city!

Grand Ole Opry: Nashville, Tennessee

Whether you're a fan of country music or not, visiting Nashville and catching a show at the Grand Ole Opry will give you a new respect for country music and even though you may not like it, you will appreciate it after visiting.

Nashville is known for being the country music capital of the world, and rightfully so. The Grand Ole Opry has seen the likes of all the country greats past and present. Country music superstars and legends like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, and Tammy Wynette have all graced the iconic stage.

Fun Fact: Did You Know...
The chocolate candy clusters "Goo-Goo Clusters" have the acronym named after the Grand Ole Opry.
Grand -- G
Ole -- O
Opry -- O

While you're in Nashville, you can't go to the Grand Ole Opry without later stopping downtown and bar hopping on Broadway and 2nd Ave. Whether you're young or young at heart, your trip to Nashville wouldn't be complete without heading down to Coyote Ugly and shaking your groove thing on top of the bar or stopping by Tootsies to hear up-and-coming country music artists perform and get the chance to possibly catch a guest performance by country music superstars that frequent the bar.

Hollywood Walk of Fame: Hollywood, California

The Hollywood Walk of Fame might be the closest some of us will ever get to some of our favorite celebrities. Visiting the famous sidewalk consists of walking down 15 blocks on Hollywood Blvd and 3 blocks down Vine St so you'll want to come equipped with proper walking shoes and a fully charged camera or phone!

To actually stand where the past and present celebrities have stood would definitely be one of the most unforgettable moments in your life. Some of the greats on the Hollywood Walk of Fame include:

● Kirstie Alley
● Fred Astaire
● Steve Irwin
● Michael Jackson
● Sonny & Cher

More than just movie stars, the Walk of Fame consists of musicians and cultural icons, many who have been forgotten in modern times. Take a stroll through history along this memorable route!

Photos: Courtesy of Times Square -- the Official Website

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March 8, 2019

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