50 things to do before we die
WHO said Britons were coach potatoes? According to a survey swimming with dolphins is at the top of our must do wish list.The survey of 20,000 people was compiled by the BBC for its new show, 50 Things To Do Before You Die.
WHO said Britons were coach potatoes?
According to a survey swimming with dolphins is at the top of our must do wish list.
The survey of 20,000 people was compiled by the BBC for its new show, 50 Things To Do Before You Die.
From going on safari to bungee jumping, the ultimate wish list reveals a national desire to travel the world in search of adventure.
You may also want to watch:
Diving with sharks, flying a fighter jet and sky diving all appear in the top ten.
Some of the more modest ambitions include riding a motorbike, riding a rollercoaster and galloping a horse across a beach, which are the most realistic of them all.
- 1 Hospital visits to be suspended due to Covid infection rise
- 2 £1million beach village set for approval as part of resort regeneration
- 3 Affordable homes project proposed for east Suffolk village
- 4 Pub changes 'offensive' Halloween display after social media criticism
- 5 Where to find the cheapest petrol in Suffolk as prices hit all-time high
- 6 'The culture is right' - Johnson leaves Town in good hands after whirlwind trip
- 7 Man indecently exposes himself to dog walker in Cavendish
- 8 Town keeper Holy set for emergency loan move
- 9 Emergency services conduct search and rescue mission off Harwich coast
- 10 Controversial north Essex village homes plan set for go-ahead
However, the most outrageous is taking a trip into space at number 28.
Flying Concorde is a dream to some however, doesn't come cheap and with the supersonic jet making its final flight next month there is little time to make it a reality.
The united states seems to be the most popular destination for ambitions, driving Route 66 coming in at number 19 and visiting Walt Disney world at number 47.
But the most popular on the wish list seems to be observing animals in their own habitat, whale watching, mountain gorillas, tigers, poplar bears and orangutans all enter the top 50.
The BBC1 show is a follow up to last year's programme, 50 Places To See Before You Die.
Hosted by Gabby Logan she gets to try out several activities like flying a fighter jet.
She said: "It was possibly the most exhilarating 40 minutes of my life."
The programme gives members of the public the chance to make their dreams come true. In the last series a retired steam engine driver got to travel the luxurious Orient Express from Venice to London. Another man took and eight day trek to Everest Base camp after recovering from a brain tumour.
50 Things To Do Before You Die will be screened on Wednesday, September 17th on BBC1.
50 things to do before you die
1 Swim with dolphins
2 Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef
3 Fly Concorde
4 Whale Watching
5 Dive with sharks
6 Sky diving
7 Hot air ballooning
8 Fly a fighter jet
9 Go on safari
10 See the Northern Lights
11 Walk the Inca Trail
12 Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
13 Escape to a paradise island
14 Drive a Formula one car
15 White water rafting
16 Walk the Great Wall of China
17 Bungee jumping
18 Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer
19 Drive Route 66
20 Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
21 Travel on the Orient Express
22 See elephants in the wild
23 Explore Antarctica
24 Ride a motorbike
25 Cowboy ranching
26 Trek to Mount Everest
27 Wonder at a waterfall
28 Travel into space
29 Explore the Galapagos Islands
30 Trek through a rainforest
31 Gallop a horse across a beach
32 Camel ride to the Pyramids
33 Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railways
34 Watch the sunset over Ayer's Rock
36 Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
37 Fly over a volcano in Hawaii
38 Drive a husky sled
39 Hike a glacier
40 Ride a rollercoaster
41 Fish for the Blue Marlin
43 Play golf at the Augusta, Georgia
44 See mountain gorillas in the wild in Africa
45 See tigers in the wild in India
46 Do the Cresta Run in St Moritz, Switzerland
47 Visit Disney World
48 Gamble in Las Vegas
49 See orangutans in the wild in Borneo
50 Watch polar bears