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A Bucket List For Millennials Who Are Too Lazy To Make Their Own (20 Must-Do's)

Millennials are often stereotyped by the older generation for a variety of different reasons, and not all of them are good. Some people think we're entitled and others, quite frankly, just seem to be jealous of the fact that we're still enjoying our youth. Whatever the case may be, it's a burden that many of us must carry around, and in doing so, we must ensure that we live life to the fullest.

For a lot of people that means doing things like travelling, going outside of your own comfort zone, and generally making yourself happy. Some guys and girls are never quite able to sit down and formulate what it is they want to do and where they want to go, though, which is why we're here to do all of the heavy liftings for you.

So as you sit there wondering what exactly it is you want to do with your life, never fear, because our aim is to take every single one of those troubles away. Obviously, not all of our suggestions are going to be quite to your taste, which is understandable, but read the list in its entirety before writing some of the entries off entirely.

One of the reasons we've directed this towards millennials specifically is because, in truth, a lot of them don't stop to smell the roses - and as a result of that, they also don't know about some of the great things that life has to offer.

You know, even though they could probably all search it up on their phones almost immediately.

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20 Oktoberfest - Cheers Everyone!

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The Germans have a lot of fun traditions and Oktoberfest is the biggest of them all, especially if you head to Munich in order to celebrate it. From the outfits to the dancing to the feeling of togetherness, this event sums up why people need to travel to Germany sooner rather than later.

It's a great country full of great food, drink, and it has a grasping energy that you just can't ignore. So many people who have visited during this time of the year make sure that they head back on a yearly basis, and it's not exactly hard to see why.

19 A Safari In Africa - A Life-changing Experience

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As risky as this sounds to those who have never even contemplated the idea, we can honestly say that nothing can compare you for how spectacular it is to go on a safari. Sure, there are numerous TV shows or YouTube videos you could watch on the subject, but you really do need to see these animals in person to appreciate them.

Oh, and that doesn't mean you can substitute in a local zoo or safari park because when you head over to Africa, you know that you're going to get a completely authentic version of what you've imagined in your head. Whatever the prices may look like, it'll be worth it.

18 Mardi Gras - Let The Good Times Roll

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Mardi Gras is a carnival which quite literally encourages you to let the good times roll, and that's good enough for us. The celebrations often go on throughout the world, but specifically, we want to focus on New Orleans.

This Louisiana city is always a great place to be at any point during the year but when Mardi Gras is on, there's nowhere you'd rather be - trust us on that. Bourbon Street is always bouncing, the French Quarter is stunning, and the colour lights up what is truly an inspiring city.

Get the rainbow beads and funky masks out people, it's party time.

17 Northern Lights - One Of Nature’s Wonders

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We've noted in the past that it can be somewhat difficult to track down the Northern Lights and get a good shot of them, but to be honest, you can forget about all that - because not only is the journey itself through Scandinavia worth it, but the end result will completely change your outlook on life.

Why? Because that's just how powerful it is. We aren't suggesting that you're going to be put into a trance or anything like that, but what we are saying is that this is one of the most incredible natural wonders you're ever likely to see with your own two eyes. For a brief, fleeting moment, time will stand still.

16 Machu Picchu - One Of Earth’s Great Spots

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When a place is located on a mountain 2,430 metres above sea level, is it any wonder why it's considered to be one of the greatest places on the face of the planet? Machu Picchu is simply stunning and when it comes to the pinnacle of beauty, Peru has this one down to a tee.

There are very few places that will leave you in a total state of shock and awe, but Machu Picchu more than fits the bill. Whether you're there to visit the citadel or just look at the beautiful sights, it really doesn't matter, because you'll leave that place as a different person to the one you were when you arrived.

15 Run A Distance Race - Commit Yourself

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We can tell you from experience that running a distance race is one of the most satisfying feelings you're ever going to have in your life, and it's not even like you need to be an incredible athlete, either. In fact, you don't need to be all that healthy at all - to begin with, that is.

Whether it's a simple 5K or a full-on marathon, taking part in a major race allows you to get out there and build up your fitness all for the sake of either making yourself feel better or for charity. Both reasons are entirely valid, and both are things that you're going to want to check off the list.

14 Madison Square Garden - The World’s Most Famous Arena

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Sport isn't exactly something that everyone enjoys but even if that's the case, how could you say no to an evening at Madison Square Garden? Better yet, why would you want to? It's the social hub that represents everything great about sports, and some of the true greats have performed there.

That includes musicians, too, meaning that you could even catch a concert if you don't want to go and watch some WWE, UFC or Knicks action. We can appreciate that everyone has different tastes but you're ever in New York City, try to find a reason or two for a visit here.

13 Grand Canyon - How Can You Not?

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Plenty has been said about the Grand Canyon over the years, but the glass walkway alone should be enough of a reason for you to go there. Sometimes, you'll get people who just aren't into heights at all which would make that difficult to do, but even if that's the case, you could always just stand back and marvel at the place.

It truly is baffling to consider how it came to be, and it's no coincidence that it's on thousands of different bucket lists. It's a great place for reflection, it's a great place to feel like a tourist, and it's a great place to be alone with your thoughts.

12 Take A Cruise - Sail Away

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Cruises aren't for everyone especially if you're afraid of the water, but even if that's the case, you can have a great time without even having to look over the side of the boat. Cruises offer very unique services when it comes to the climate and your surroundings, and essentially, it's pretty much like a moving hotel.

The best part of it all is that you tend to forget about your final destination or pit stops because you're just so carried away by all of the amenities available to you on the ship. Like we said, it's not everyone's cup of tea, but there are certainly worse ways to spend a week or two.

11 Las Vegas - Vegas Baby!

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Las Vegas, located in the heart of Nevada, is held in high regard as one of the best destinations to visit when you head over to the United States. Why? Well, that all depends on your personal preference, whether it be partying, watching fights, or just generally having a fun time with your mates.

It's a little bit cheesy at points and sometimes can be accused of loving itself too much, but there are a million and one different cities that also fall into that category on some level, and you kind of need that arrogance in order to thrive.

Viva Las Vegas!

10 Great Wall of China - From Beginning To End

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We don't care whether or not you can actually see it from space or not (even though that would be really cool) because the bottom line is that the Great Wall of China is amazing. Seriously, what would you rather do, walk along the beach or stroll through miles and miles of beautiful, ancient scenery?

We know which one we'd rather pick and to be honest, this is one of the only entries on the list whereby you could visit it regardless of what mood you're in - and it'd probably end up making you feel a lot better. Heck, you could probably start your journey at 5 am and by the end of it, you'd be on cloud nine.

9 Disneyland - Escape Reality

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There are a handful of fantastic Disney parks out there, but if you want to experience one of the purest forms of Disney goodness, then we suggest heading to Disneyland in Paris, France. It's charming, it's elegant, and it doesn't get caught up in the madness of the US parks where things can tend to feel a little bit more diluted.

If necessary you can always head on over to the Orlando equivalent, but those are the only two that we'd go out of our way to recommend. As the title suggests, this really is the right kind of place if you want to escape your own reality, and while that may sound pretty ominous, you'll understand what we mean soon enough.

8 Swim With Dolphins - How Magical

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Initially, you may look twice at this and wonder why it's even a suggestion, but if you go and ask the thousands upon thousands of people who have done this, you'll understand why we've introduced the idea.

Swimming with dolphins allows you to formulate a really special relationship with these majestic creatures, and beyond that, it gives you the chance to generally learn more about them. Dolphins are a species that need to be protected and preserved at all costs, and regardless of whichever way we need to do that, this experience will make you feel that much closer to them.

7 Angkor Wat - Utterly Mesmerising

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When a structure is so special that it features on a country's flag, you know you're on to a winner.

Angkor Wat is essentially a temple, but beyond that, it's the largest religious monument on Planet Earth. There's certainly an argument to be made that there's nothing quite like it, and unsurprisingly, it's actually one of the main reasons why people travel to Cambodia when it comes to tourist spots.

The word harmony may as well have been coined here because that's the kind of atmosphere you're going to experience if you ever decide to make the trip. Sometimes you need to go somewhere that feels like it's a million miles away from your regular day-to-day life, and Angkor Wat lives up to that moniker and then some.

6 London Eye - LDN Town Is Calling

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There have been many different incarnations of this around the globe in major cities and sometimes even in towns, but let's face it, the main 'Eye' attraction can be found in London. It's right next to the Thames, it's in the heart of the action, and it gives you the most splendid view of what can only be described as a truly remarkable city.

London is a place that you'll never be able to experience fully because it's developing and getting bigger every single day. As opposed to trying to cram everything into one afternoon, though, your best course of action would be to make your way up to the top of the London Eye with a nice meal or drink of your choosing.

5 Sagrada Familia - To Be Completed

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When something has been in the process of being built since 1882, you know that it's going to be something to marvel at. Introducing: Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

The church really does take your breath away and whilst the city doesn't necessarily have a 'skyline' per se, it certainly stands out as one of the defining features.

It's set to be completed in the next few years and while it'll be cool to see the finished product, it almost feels like you need to go and see what it looks like prior to that in order to fully appreciate the momentous effort that has gone into finalising it. We take the process of building things for granted, and this is an example of that.

4 Learn A Language - Je Suis Content

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Whether it's French, German, Spanish or something else, learning a language is an exercise which many people have taken up as a hobby over the years. You don't need to be fluent in it and you don't even need to be great at it, but even learning a few words shows that you're invested in other cultures and learning more about them.

Apps like Duolingo and Drops are great for this, mainly because you're challenged with different structures and formats that keep you on your toes. Learning a new language is fun, it gives you an interesting anecdote, and it's something that everyone should go out of their way to try and do at some point in their life.

3 The Pyramids of Giza - The Great Wonder

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There are stunning pyramids to be found throughout Egypt but if you want the 'final boss' so to speak, then head on over to Giza. We all know that Egypt may not be the safest of countries 100% of the time, but even so, it's well worth giving the pyramids a visit.

If nothing else you'll be able to say that you've witnessed one of the true wonders of the world in living colour, showcasing one of the true gems of human achievement and architecture. It's not something that everyone is interested in, but just think about the rich history associated with it all.

2 Scuba Diving - Take A Trip Underwater

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This one is pretty self-explanatory and if you haven't done it already, then you really need to think about it - because every single day offers up the chance for a new type of adventure, especially when you're talking about scuba diving.

It might seem like your worst nightmare, especially if you aren't a big advocate of being underwater, but at the same time how could you say no? It's as if you're entering a whole new dimension or alternate reality, and without literally using virtual reality, that would otherwise be impossible. It can be a bit scary, but facing your fears is what life is all about.

1 Kingda Ka - Something Different

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Six Flags Great Adventure is an otherwise unassuming theme park with a lot of cool rides - if you took out Kingda Ka, that is.

The structure is the tallest rollercoaster in the world and whilst some people may only have seen images of it as opposed to riding it, you need to try and change that. Being thrust into the sky like that isn't something that's particularly natural, obviously, but it is a once in a lifetime memory that will leave you on the verge of ascending to 'adrenaline junkie' status.

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