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Top 10 Bucket List Adventures

With border restrictions relaxing all over the world, 2022 is looking to be the year of travel. Stop dreaming and start planning with these ten bucket list adventures - from exploring Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to driving across volcanic Japan.

Rocky Mountain National Park - Dream Lake

Top 10 Bucket List Adventures

Drive across volcanic Japan

Easily reached by land, sea and air, the dynamic island of Kyushu is Japan’s third largest island, located southwest of Honshu. Closer to Korea than Tokyo, but easily reached from every major Japanese city, Kyushu was an early centre of Japanese civilization and offers historic treasures, modern cities and natural beauty. Explore the beautiful volcanic mountains and dramatic Mount Aso caldera at Aso-Kuju National Park, take a boat ride down the Takachiho Gorge amidst waterfalls and unwind in the hot springs of Kurokawa. Audley offers a Best of Kyushu self-drive tour for 18 days from £7,330 per person.

Aso Crater ©Visit Kyushu

Explore mountains and healing spas in Greater Palm Springs

Take in this desert oasis during a Southern California tour and experience its renowned spas, mountains and natural beauty. Arrive in Greater Palm Springs mid-way through the Trailfinders Leisurely Southern California tour, and go straight into the wilderness to experience a once-in-a-lifetime dining adventure under the starry night sky atop Mount San Jacinto. Over the next few days, enjoy the heart of Palm Springs with its trendy galleries, boutique stores and luxury spas before visiting the diverse landscape of Joshua Tree National Park and its unique wildlife. Trailfinders Leisurely Southern California 12-day tour: £1,398 per person based on two adults sharing a room.

Head to the breathtaking Colorado Rockies

Home to towering peaks, glistening lakes, welcoming mountain towns and a wealth of wildlife, Colorado is a must-visit for outdoor lovers and thrillseekers alike. Discover Colorado's magnificent landscape with Audley Travel’s Colorado Rockies Explored tour. Itinerary highlights include a visit to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, learning about Colorado’s gold rush era in Breckenridge, whitewater rafting in Aspen, and wildlife watching in Rocky Mountain National Park. Audley offers a Colorado Rockies Explored self-drive tour for 15 days from £3,445 per person.