Remember when you were a kid and your parents would ask you where you wanted to go on a dreary Sunday and you’d just shout random things out, ‘the moon!’, ‘the North Pole!’, ‘digging for treasure’’, ‘exploring under the sea’? Well now you’re an actual adult and you can (kind of) do those things.
At Lokalii we still get excited for every new experience that is created by our users, especially the ones that capture that adventurous big-kid feeling in us.
Some of them surprise us, some of them make us laugh, and some of them instantly become bucket list classics that we pin to our internal wanderlust boards. Because we’re all still that kid wanting to explore under the sea, eat icecream for dinner and run over desert dunes or whatever…
Unfortunately, it’s quite unlikely you can find a local to take you to the moon (yet!) but the earth is gigantic. So much so that everyday you can discover new sights, sounds and people to experience and to kill time until the moon strolling becomes a viable option!
Today on the blog, we want to show you some of the experiences that the team have selected for their ‘bucket-hit-list’, a range of different experiences that have us daydreaming into the weekend. Check the app to book any one of these, and to discover more, some of which might be right around the corner from you!
Live the ‘arctic expedition’ fantasy, for a whole day
Yes, you read right. A day trip to the North Pole.
Is it as simple as it sounds like? Yes it is.
Only one day? Yup, back and forth.
What should I prepare? Nothing, just pack warm clothes, like really, really warm clothes. It’s a hella cold.
Seriously, can it be so easy? Yes it can. Just make sure to be at Longyearbyen, three hours flight north of Oslo, prior to departure. You won’t see these photos on your mate’s social media feed anytime soon. Make them gasp at your adventurous spirit..and then come back a day later because holy shit, it’s so cold…
Re-create that Peter Andre video under waterfalls and feel really really cool about it:
27 waterfalls? Check
River walking right into the ocean? Check. Michael Flatley ain’t got nothin’ on you, shimmying away in an actual bloody river.
Cable car entrance? Check
Hanging out with the locals on a beach, all casual, like? Check
Mojitos? Check, check and check (you need at least three to really get in the right mood)
Abs? Well..that’s up to you, but after the mojitos, who cares though?
Dominican Republic adventure? Yes please, where do we sign up? Right in the lokalii app, look up the ‘Live Puerto Plata’ experience in the Dominican Republic and hit BUY with your not mojito holding hand.
Fulfill the conservationist in you (and interact with some cute sea turtles)
Never managed that career in wildlife protection, but wished you were out there saving the world’s creatures from harm? Log-off the work PC and accomplish that ambition. Get the training and know-how before you are afforded a safe and ethical interaction with these stunners, near the Mexican town of Puerto Vallarta. A life changing experience that doesn’t harm the world awaits you, and in one of the world’s most gorgeous spots no-less! Did anyone say ‘win-win’?
Fly over the ‘city of eternal spring’
Have you ever heard of paragliding? Yup? Now imagine paragliding over the Andes range from a location named after it’s perpetual blossoming. Forget those mouldy ‘backpacking in Latin-America’ cliches. Get strapped into something truly breathtaking- and not just because of the altitude. Mostly because ‘OHMYGOD I’M PARAGLIDING IN THE ANDES’.
Sail like a viking (in a very posh boat)
You’re on a boat! And who better to help you not sink it than your very own Norwegian co-captain. Have you always had dreams of the sea air in your head? Looking to leave that 9-5 behind, even for a moment, and feel the waves crashing against your boat? Yeah. Us too. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been tempted to pull a ‘captain Jack Sparrow’ rather than sit through another meeting. And this particular experience is more than you and your boat. It’s you, your boat, your sailing viking buddy, some cold beers and snacks, and oh yeah…one little thing, the majesty of the Norwegian Fjørds. Grow some sea-legs and buy that ridiculous hat you’ve always wanted, don’t ask questions, just say ‘aye aye cap’ain’ and climb aboard.
Embark on your own bazar adventure
Magical Bazars, do they exist? Get your head out of that Aladdin fantasy and into something real. Hop onto a plane to Tehran and be prepared to be dazzled. What’s your vice? Antique lamps? Gold, rough cut jewels you want to fashion into the shape of a bagel (or, I dunno, a heart)? Or maybe you want to buy saffron and pistachios straight from the source, and with a local who does all your awkward haggling for you. A whole new world? Oh yeah. You might even score yourself a magical carpet ride. But probably not. You’ll more likely get a great deal on that Persian rug you always wanted to boast about. Just think of the stories you’ll tell over those imported tea leaves..