A young man in a bucket hat with his backpack walking on a hiking trail solo.

The monotony of everyday life comes with highs and lows. Feeling stuck is normal. It may not happen daily, but it will occur unless you decide to shake things up. If you’ve been feeling a little blah, perhaps it’s time to start crossing off some adventurous must-dos. If you need some inspiration, ignite your sense of fun and adventure with these bucket list ideas.

Not too far from the city, these experiences might open your eyes to new, captivating pastimes moving forward. 

ATV in Pampanga

Going off-road has become a favorite hobby among locals in need of a breath of fresh air. Formations left by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the ‘90s have become a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and friends in Porac, Pampanga. The terrain goes from wide paths with cliff-shaped rocks to steep slopes, uneven ground, and streams, offering a ride filled with breathtaking views.

If you’re a noob at ATV riding or outdoor activities in general, bring a friend. You can encourage each other to try new things and awaken your sense of adventure. There’s no shade in these parts, so always wear sunscreen. As you go through your bucket list ideas for your well-being, don’t forget to , too.

Hiking Mt. Pulag

Witnessing a sea of clouds at the summit is one of the main payoffs of climbing Mt. Pulag. Despite being the highest peak in Luzon, Mt. Pulag is a popular hiking destination for beginners and experienced hikers.

You can choose from four trails to get to the top, but the recommended option is the Ambangeng trail, which is supposedly a walk in the park. If you’d like more of a challenge, the Akiki trail is your best bet. You encounter mossy forests, pine trees, and grasslands as you ascend, making for a challenging yet inspiring experience.

Going to Benguet may not be as quick as driving to Pampanga, but the feeling of accomplishment after reaching the summit will make it worthwhile.

Note: Preparing for this hike is advised, either through or tune-up climbs, depending on your fitness level. 

After a day of fun outdoors, cleanse your face with Master Deep Cleanser Oil Control Max With Zero Oil to get rid of deep-seated dirt and oil.

Surfing in Baler

Baler, known as a paradise for surfers, is a legendary stop for foreigners and Manileños. Its beginner-friendly waves make it a popular destination for newbies and those just starting to explore bucket list ideas. If you want to learn to surf the right way, Baler is an ideal place to start.

The first challenge? To wake up at the crack of dawn. It won’t be too hard because the place puts you in a . You can also use POND’s Men Facial Wash Energy Charge first thing in the morning to give you that boost while cleansing your face.

The calming sound of the waves, the natural exfoliation from the sand, and the scent of the sea that will leave you carefree and restored are other advantages that come with surfing.

Skydiving in Vigan

Although not for the faint-hearted, skydiving is one of the most common bucket list ideas.

The courage to surrender while free-falling 13,000 feet is rare, but you’ve got it in you! If you’re an adrenaline junkie or aspire to skydive at one point in your life, Vigan is the place to do it. The skydiving facility is located at Mindoro Airport under the same franchise as Skydive Greater Cebu.

From easy-going activities to heart-racing entertainment, you can tick your bucket list ideas one at a time in the Philippines alone. Take a break from your regular schedule and you never know, you might surprise yourself.