50 Ultimate Experiences*

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
— Mark Twain (American Author, 1835-1910)

“Are you really going to wait to travel and see the world when you are 65                        with a gold watch and arthritis ?”
Anthony Arden (Founder, Freedom Year)

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Set Foot on All Continents — My 7th Continent is the Great White Continent — Antarctica !

Step Foot on All 7 Continents     (Antarctica)

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Prost ! Welcome to Oktoberfest

Prost ! Welcome to Oktoberfest

Drink, Dance, & Oogle at the Big Beer Mugs at Oktoberfest     (Munich, Germany)
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Holy Sh*t !   What an Incredible Rush

Holy Sh*t !     World’s Highest Bungy Jump  — 709 feet (216m)                     (Bloukrans Bridge, South Africa)
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  Machu Picchu is a special place in the world

Feel the Energy of World Famous Machu Picchu     (Aguas Calientes, Peru)
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  Breathtaking views

Hike the 11 mile Kalalau Trail on the Na’Pali Coast    (Kauai, Hawaii)
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Underwater Safari in Roatan Island

Experience an Underwater Safari by Scuba Diving the Bay Islands     (Honduras)
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Trekking to See Mountain Gorillas 

Experience the “Gorillas in the Midst”                                                                          by Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest     (Uganda)
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Ferrari World — Home of the World’s Fastest Roller Coaster !

World’s Fastest Rollercoaster – Formula Rossa at Ferrari World                         Need for Speed     —>     0-150 mph (240kmh) in 4.9 Seconds !     (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
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Lava River from Volcano Pacaya — Guatemala

Burn Your Eyebrows Near a River of Lava from a Recently Erupted Volcano    (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
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Fun in the Sun in the Adriatic Sea — the Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Dive into the Clear Waters of the Adriatic Sea     (Dalmatian Coast, Croatia)
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Sunset at the Great Mayan Ruins of Tikal — El Peten, Guatemala

The Spiritual Awakening at the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tikal     (Guatemala)
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Scars from the Bosnian War (1992-1995) — Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Feel the Scars from the former Bosnian War (1992-1995)                                   (Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
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Guiness Factory in Dublin, Ireland

 Lovely Day for a Guinness!  And yes, it really does taste better at the Factory!                         (Dublin, Ireland)
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A ZEN Moment in the Salar

Have a ZEN Moment on the World’s Largest Salt Flats     (Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia)

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African Safari in the Serengeti — Tanzania

See African Wildlife on a Safari in the Ngorongoro & Serengeti (not in a Zoo)   (Tanzania)
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Experience the Unbelievable “No Sink” Sensation of the Dead Sea — Jordan or Israel

Experience the Unbelievable “No Sink” Sensation of the Dead Sea                   (Israel or Jordan)
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La Tomatina — World’s Largest Food Fight — Bunol, Spain

Food Fight !  La Tomatina – The World’s Largest Food Fight    (Bunol, Spain)
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See the Hut ? Best Sleep I’ve Ever Had in a Hammock Overlooking the Caribbean

Your Best Sleep in a Hammock Overlooking the Caribbean for $10/night      (Parque Tayrona, Colombia)
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Go Cage Diving with Great White Sharks

Feel like Bait in a Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites    (Gansbaai, South Africa)
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Sonkran Festival – Thai New Year – Biggest Water Fight in the World — Bangkok, Thailand

Songkran Festival – World’s Largest Water Fight    (Thailand)
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Holi Festival of Colours — New Dehli, India

Holi – Festival of Colors    (India)
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Marvel at the Tallest Building in the World – the Burj Khalifa

Marvel at the World’s Tallest Building (btw, real photo)    (Dubai, UAE)
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Take on the Class IV Rapids on the Nile River in Africa — Jinja, Uganda

Take on the Class IV Rapids – White Water Rafting the Nile River    (Jinja, Uganda)
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Camel Trek in the Sahara Desert and Camp with the Berber People — Morocco

Camel Ride into the Sahara Desert and Camp with Berbers    (Morocco)
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Chillin’ in an Amsterdam ‘Coffee Shop’ … drinking ‘coffee’

Smoke it Up (legally of course) in the ‘Coffee Shops’    (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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Mountain Bike the World’s Most Dangerous Road — La Paz, Bolivia

Challenge the World’s Most Dangerous Road by Mountain Bike   (La Paz, Bolivia)
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5 Day / 40mi (62km) Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu – Top 25 Best Treks in the World by National Geographic — Peru

Hike 40miles (62km) on the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu   —     (Peru)                   Top 25 Best Treks in the World by National Geographic Adventure Magazine
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Witness the World’s Best Sunset                                –  Santorini, Greece

Witness the Most Gorgeous Sunset in the World    (Santorini, Greece)
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Fish & Eat Piranhas — The Amazon

Fishing & Eating Piranas out of the Amazon River  (Leticia, Colombia)
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Giggle at 12th Century Porn at the Kama Sutra Temples of Khajuraho — Khajuraho, India

Giggle at 12th Century Porn at the “Kama Sutra” Temples of Khajuraho    (Khajuraho, India)
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Enjoy the Sun and Sand in Zanzibar

Enjoy the Sun and Sand in Africa – Zanzibar    (Zanzibar Island, Tanzania)
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Discover the Ancient Nazca Lines from Above

Discover the Ancient Nazca Lines from Above     (Nazca, Peru)
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Look Mom, No Doors ! Helicopter Ride Over the Beautiful Na’Pali Coast

Helicopter Tour (with the doors off!) of the Na’Pali Coast    (Kauai, Hawaii)
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Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza                           – Cairo, Egypt

The Sphinx & the Great Pyramids of Giza    (Egypt)
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On Halloween, Party at the REAL Castle of Count Dracula in Transylvania            – Brasov, Romania

On Halloween, Party at the REAL Castle of Count Dracula in Transylvania    (Brasov, Romania)
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Snowboard or Ski in a Mall…in the Middle of the Desert — Dubai, UAE

Snowboarding or Ski in a Mall … in the Middle of the Desert     (Dubai, UAE)
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Valley of the Kings 

Visit the Sacred Valley of the Kings    (Luxor, Egypt)
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Wonder in Awe at the Beautiful Taj Mahal               

Wonder in Awe at the Taj Mahal    (Agra, India)
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Feel Like Indiana Jones and Discover the Lost City of Petra                             

Feel Like Indiana Jones and Experience Petra    (Jordan)
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Relax with Sheesha on the Sinai Peninsula        after a day of Scuba Diving 

Relax with Sheesha on the Sinai Peninsula after a day of Scuba Diving    (Egypt)
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Hanging Out with Pablo’s Brother, aka “The Accountant”

Pablo Escobar – World’s Most Notorious Outlaw –                                                    Read the Book, Meet His Brother  (Medellin, Colombia)
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USS Pasadena – A Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine

Tour an Active Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine of the US Navy                          (Pearl Harbor, Hawaii)
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*All Photos Taken by Anthony Arden.  Any Unauthorized Use is Prohibited.  All Rights Reserved.

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2 thoughts on “50 Ultimate Experiences*

    • Thanks Juninho ! As you know, traveling feeds the soul. It is so amazing to experience how other people live, work, & play. And, as you know, these traveling experiences can not be found on screen or in a book – you have to BE THERE!

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