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Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List in 2018

Have you always wanted to create a bucket list of experiences to enjoy in your lifetime, but you’ve always been stuck for inspiration?

Well, look no further, as Holiday Gems has put together a list of some of the top sights, destinations and experiences that you need to add to your bucket list.

See The Aurora Borealis


Witnessing the phenomenon that is the Aurora Borealis (or the Northern Lights) is a truly spectacular experience.

Caused by the collision of electrically-charged particles from the sun entering the Earth’s atmosphere, the Aurora Borealis features a spectacle of colours, from reds and yellows to violets and greens and much more in between.

September to April is regarded as the ideal time to catch them and this year, frequent activity and intense light displays are set to be more common. After 2019, sightings are predicted to be fewer and further between, so what better reason to book a trip to see them in 2018.

The Northern Lights can be seen in various locations worldwide, including Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Canada and Alaska.

Go turtle spotting


Turtle spotting is an unforgettable and magical experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

It is not uncommon to see many turtles during these trips and maybe even visit a turtle populated beach.

Marmaris is an excellent place to enjoy turtle spotting and as it’s a destination that doesn’t cost the earth to visit, there’s nothing stopping you from adding this to your 2018 bucket list today.

Party in the nightlife capital of the world


If you’re all adventured out and just want to let your hair down at some of the world’s best parties, why not add a trip to the nightlife capital of Europe to your bucket list?

Of course, we’re talking about Ibiza. The Balearic Island is famed for its wild and wonderful superclubs and its tempting warm climates during the summer months. It’s the perfect place to relax by day and let your hair down all night!

After ‘opening season’ in May, the summer months are a fantastic time to jet off to Ibiza to experience the full buzz and excitement of this vibrant destination.

Book your holiday to Ibiza today.

Visit the Big Apple


One experience that should possibly be on everyone's bucket list is to visit New York.

With Times Square, the Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty being just a few of the iconic landmarks to discover in New York, your break in the Big Apple is sure to be an experience you will never forget.

If you’re still stuck for inspiration on destinations and experiences to add to your bucket list for 2018, head over to and browse our great range of lost cost holidays.