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    The End of the World Travel Bucket List

    What would you do with your last year on earth?

    There has been a lot of speculation about the end of the world in recent months, which got us thinking – how would you most like to spend your final 11 months on Earth? We avidly set to work and polled over 2,000 people online in the United Kingdom via YouGov, as well as contacting some truly awesome travel bloggers. The results were surprising; in fact most people knew exactly how they would like to spend their last months on Earth.

    While spending time with family came at the top of the list, with 51 per cent of respondents selecting this, travel came second, with 22 per cent of those questioned wanting to see the world. This got everyone at First Choice HQ thinking: we ought to find out which destinations these people should see before the world ends; that’s where travel bloggers came to the fore. As people in the know, they were the best folks to advise us on the mammoth task of creating a travel bucket list.

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    The End of the World Travel Bucket List Infographic

    According to 21 of the best travel bloggers, if the world ended in December 2012 as foretold, people should visit India first and Iceland second, with China, Argentina and Antarctica also making the top 5. If they knew the world was going to end they would spread the word via social media, so now might be the time to follow them on Twitter, just saying! They also believed that people should spend their last moments in a beautiful place and they would most want to spend time travelling down Route 66 in an American classic car.

    Keith Jenkins who runs the acclaimed Velvet Escape travel blog said: “I would tell my readers to seek inspiration in the world’s natural and cultural diversity, or challenge their boundaries by doing something they have never done before, whether that is skydiving or swimming with whale sharks.”

    Zoe Dawes who runs the award winning blog The Quirky Traveller said: “If I were to suggest one place to see before the end of the world it would be Bhutan. It has the best aspects of all the destinations I have ever been to. As a country it embodies many of the principles that I try to reflect on my blog – travel in mind, body and spirit.

    “But let’s hope the world doesn’t end, there are still too many places to see!”

    What would you do if this was your last year on Earth? Leave a comment below or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #seeitin2012.

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    Many thanks to the bloggers who helped us create this infographic:

    Man On The Lam

    One Step 4 Ward

    Travel Dudes

    48 Hour Adventure

    Be On The Road

    D Travels ‘Round

    Two Weeks to Travel

    My Post Card From

    Velvet Escape

    The Quirky Traveller

    The Girl in Orange

    Amateur Traveler

    Transient Travels

    Get in the Hot Spot

    YTravel Blog

    The Mom Maven

    Family Rambling

    Jasmine Wanders Travel Blog

    The Smart Girl’s Travel Guide

    Travel Wonders of the World

    Vagabonding Life

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6 Responses to “The End of the World Travel Bucket List!”

  1. Thanks for asking me to be involved:) It makes for interesting reading though I’m surprised India and China make it onto the must countries to visit list. I’d be heading somewhere less populated but Iceland and Argentina would be fascinating.

    I felt bad for saying I’d complete my bucket list even if I had to do it without my family so glad to see I’m not alone on that. Still, at the end of the day it’s all speculative and as Zoe says, there are still so many places to see – I hope I get to see them and preferably share that experience with the Candy family:)

  2. johnny@onestep4ward.com' johnny Mar 7, 2012

    Thanks for the opportunity guys – really interesting 🙂

  3. jmahudson@theepicadventurer.com' Julia Mar 14, 2012

    No, India is definitely a must-see. I’d also add some great islands, like the Seychelles or Madagascar or Tahiti!

  4. Awaiz_kool@hotmail.com' Awais Aug 13, 2012

    Pakistan is also a must visit country … specially the northern areas of Pakistan and kashmir they are actually Heaven on Earth…

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