7 Incredible Once in a Lifetime Journeys

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This is the ultimate list to plan your dream vacation. These 7 once in a lifetime journeys are going to help you create the travel journey of your life. They’re not your average trips, but have a little extra specialness in it.

If you are reading this blog post, I assume you like travelling. I plan small trips like city trips and larger trips to an European island for example or take the journey to Bali as an example. Bali was definitely a very special experience and it will always stay with me. So I decided – why shouldn’t we make more once in a lifetime journeys? It doesn’t always have to be far away or super expensive.

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Once in a lifetime journeys – Explore Europe by Train

With all the countries so close together in Europe, it’s almost such a shame to take the airplane. You’ll miss the most beautiful landscapes in Europe while flying over them. Travelling by train is becoming more popular since it’s not too expensive and you get to enjoy the landscapes around you too. The train infrastructure is very good in Europe so it’s easy to get around. There are so many, many routes to take if you go on a train journey. Take for example the train from London, visit 20 countries during your journey and eventually stop in Amsterdam! You will visit big cities like Monaco, Lisbon and Paris. The best known train travel company is Interrail!


Sail the Greek islands

I feel like Greece is becoming a more regular destination on my blog. I’ve mentioned in a lot in the blog posts! Without a doubt, Greece is the perfect destination to do a sailing trip. There are multiple sailing companies to book who will sail you past the Greece islands so you can enjoy azure waters and explore islands like Santorini, Mykonos and Aegina.     

Read more: 5 Last Minute Romantic Trips and Weekend Get-Aways 


Drive the Great Ocean Road

This is what I have in mind when I think of once in a lifetime journeys. I can not wait until I’m in Australia and driving my car on the Great Ocean Road. With amazing views over the ocean, the Australian vibe and the good weather. This 151-mile ride will take you past gorgeous beaches, rainforests and light houses. Get your camera ready before you go on this trip and don’t forget to live in the moment!

Find your plane tickets to Sydney starting at 792 GBP.


Trek and go camping near Machu Picchu

Everyone knows the UNESCO World Heritage called Machu Picchu located in Peru. It is so popular because it’s one of the most famous ancient Inca archaeological sites. It’s located on the Andes Mountains in Peru and was voted as one of the Seven World Wonders of the World and I can definitely see why.

To avoid the crowds during the day – I’d advice you to take an organized camping trip. You will hike up the mountain, set up your campsite at a legal place and hike up to Machu Picchu during sunrise. This will give you the most special experience, the sunset if the sky is clear, wonderful views and you will beat the crowds.

Read more: The Best 20 Destinations To Visit in 2020


Hike Camino De Santiago

I personally didn’t know about this one but now I do – I can’t wait to go on this hike. The Camino de Santiago is an European hiking trail that’s even on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It’s known as the modern day pilgrimage routes. There are multiple routes and one of them will take you from France to Spain in around 30 days!


Take the train on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Another train ride to enjoy. If you want to go all out on your train journeys: this is the one to do. The Trans-Siberian Railway is the worlds largest train journey. It will take you 5,771 miles through 7 countries while passing 7 different time zones. The classic route of this train journey takes around 7 days. This classic route won’t stop at the different countries but will drive you through all the scenic landscapes. If you want to explore the different countries – buy a ticket that allows you to stop along the way!

Read more: 20 Trips To Take In Your 20s


Cruise around Iceland’s King Road

Iceland is one of the best once in a lifetime journey to take. The landscape is raw, the views are amazing and there is so much to see. Treat yourself in the Blue Lagoon, enjoy the sound of the epic waterfalls and admire the gorgeous Northern Lights if you’re lucky. Iceland is a destination where you have to rent a car and have the complete freedom to discover whatever you want whenever you want.

The Iceland’s King Road is 827 miles long and has 12 stops along amazing attractions like waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers and villages. You will end this road trip in the capital of Iceland: Reykjavik. Needless to say that you will have had the complete Icelandic experience if you’ve done this!

Read more: 10 Amazing Places To Visit Now!


These once in a lifetime journeys are just perfect to have on your bucket list. We all have dream destinations in our mind. Some or closer to home, some are further from home. Whenever I don’t have the money to go on once in a lifetime journeys ‘cause they are too expensive, I do like to just plan them out. It makes me so happy when I know what I can do if I ever have the money! And like I said before, it doesn’t always have to be expensive. The interrail trip through Europe start from €167,- per person!

Which one of these once in a lifetime journeys would be your dream trip?

Love,

Melissa.

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20 comments

  1. Love your suggestions, they all sound incredible. Trans-Siberian Railway is definitely something I would love to do. Sounds like such an exciting adventure, although I would probably make stops and not spend 6 days on the train.😊

    1. Thank you so much! And same here girl. I would love to stop during the train journey and explore some more. 😊

    1. They are absolutely perfect for your bucketlist indeed! So exciting you’ve already done two on the list. Which ones did you do? 😀

  2. I just love the Camino de Santiago and have been fascinated by its history for a long time! I’ve never done it until the end but I’ve walked through chunks of it!

  3. How incredible are these! I also love the idea of the post. Dying to do a proper European train travel experience <3

    1. Ah thank you so much! A proper European train travel experience sounds amazing, I’d love to do that one too 🙂

  4. Super inspired by this list. The ring road in Iceland is at the top of my bucket list right now. Hopefully we can make the trip as soon as travel becomes doable again (after this pandemic). Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yes! We have to wait a while but the first trip after this pandemic will be so special for every traveller. The Ring Road in Iceland sounds like the perfect one to do. 😀

  5. All of these experiences are definitely on my bucket list! Especially driving great ocean road, amazing photos!

  6. Several of these are on my bucket list – Macchu Picchu, sailing the Greek islands, both train trips. I didn’t realize you could get a ticket to hop on-hop off the Trans-siberian Railway. Definitely makes that one much more enticing!

    1. Honestly, I didn’t know that either until I did my research about the Siberian Railway! It sounds like so much fun. 😀

  7. Wow! Gorgeous photos. So many more places added to my bucket list. I have always wanted to do the Trans -Siberian Railway. Great posts and very inspirational!

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