Some surprising locations take the top spots for Irish travel lovers' bucket lists 3 years ago

Some surprising locations take the top spots for Irish travel lovers' bucket lists

The top choice is about as far from Ireland as you can get without leaving the planet.

Everyone has that one dream location that they'd always love to visit before they, y'know, kick the bucket.


For example, I'd love to visit Costa Rica, because Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar are there, and I'd finally get to see the dinosaurs in Jurassic World. [Editor has quick word] What do you mean they aren't real islands...?

Anyways, while I attempt to process that news, here are what travel experts Travel Counsellors discovered when they surveyed over 1,000 Irish holiday-makers about their bucket list destinations.

People aged between 18 and 44 were asked the big question, and 30% of all those who answered said that South Africa would be their top choice.

Following closely behind is whale-watching in Alaska (28%), and then heading to Rio De Janeiro in time for Carnivale, pretty much the world's biggest party (27%).

Those specifically in the 18-24 age bracket had a slightly different answer though, with 33% really wanting to go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef.

Speaking on the survey results, General Manager at Travel Counsellors Ireland, Cathy Burke said: "It’s great to see the vast interest Irish people of all ages still have in travel and that their sense of adventure is still strong. Having a bucket list is like setting yourself a personal goal to live your life to the fullest. Everyone should have one.

"Travel is one of the best activities a person can do to expose themselves to new cultures, broaden the mind and experience some of the wonders of the world."