Rick Steves said it best in his piece on “Savvy Seniors” when he proclaimed “Travel is a fountain of youth”. Because if anything will keep you young, it will only be you venturing out into the world on a regular basis. We often fret about the variables that could go wrong when our parents travel overseas and mostly owing to work/personal commitments we are unable to travel with them most of the time. Enters ‘Bucket My List’. Being an exclusive boutique travel company catering especially to the young at heart 50+ age group, ‘Bucket My List’ tries to plug that gap by ensuring that our loved ones are in safe hands with someone who knows the terrain well – speak their language – is well aware of their cultural and religious values assisting them from start to end.
‘Bucket My List’ offers a holiday experience with activities and adventures suitable for senior travelers making these trips personalized, experiential and participative. These holidays tread the off-beaten path and are very experiential in nature, with emphasis on extreme localization, which discerning travelers would appreciate. Tailor made journeys and unmatched services includes places which they themselves have experienced and believe those to be truly unique. They ensure that there are no negative surprises from an expectation standpoint.
Shivali Bhargava, Founder
Being an avid traveler with an ever growing bucket list, Shivali Bhargava, harnessed her raw energy and love for adventure to follow her inner passion. Her passion for meeting new people, curiosity about life, walking the offbeat path and her YOLO (You Only Live Once) philosophy have all come together to start her own startup, catering to the 50+ people looking at quality holidays around the world.
Shivali used to be really worried over logistics, safety, food, language etc. when her parents would travel overseas. And it wasn’t possible for her to accompany them everywhere and she realized that there were several others in the same boat. If there’s a venture with exclusive and premium offerings and an escort who could take care of these people like their own children would, it would be a scalable model that would meet the unmet demands of all people like her. This impelled Shivali to start Bucket My List.
“I am an ardent traveler and live to travel and experience new things; I hope to make a small ecosystem of my senior friends with whom I can continue to explore the world,” says Shivali.
Shivali, an MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, has been a marketing professional for the last 15 years. Her client and project management skills are exceptional. Shivali has always been a go-getter; someone who is determined to achieve project goals, taking the team along.
Explore the World with the Professionals
People are increasingly getting well versed with the finer nuances of traveling and have become more discerning and don’t mind paying a premium for quality and experiential tours which can give them the local flavors of a particular destination through its people, food, terrain or culture. ‘Bucket My List’ was set up after realizing a lacuna in this space for senior travelers who did not want the regular cookie cutter holidays. Hence, the focus has been on experiential Tour with emphasis on extreme localization so as to get the real flavor of the country.
The company offers escorted group tours, customized tours and specific ‘Bucket List’ experiences. Being avid travelers themselves, they realized that the current non-specialized cookie cutter offerings within this space just didn’t make the ‘cut’ for passionate and well-traveled audience. They strive to create deeper, richer, more authentic and immersive experiences that are inspiring even for the discerning traveler. With personalized customer service from the planning stage to the actual trip itself, the company ensures that each guest is treated with special care by their handpicked suppliers across the globe. Hotel and activity selection is also comprehended while keeping in mind the pace of travelers so that they can enjoy their tour to the fullest.
Tailor-made Services Crafted with Excellence
ESCORTED GROUP TOURS – Bond with a friendly group of 16 like-minded travelers over a glass of wine or lemonade. Share stories and create relationships in the company of a friendly tour escort and a local guide, who are trained to take special care of your comfort and needs.
PRIVATE TOURS – Tours designed for small, private groups with minimum 2 guests. You have your own driver and everything is organized according to your likes and dislikes.
EXPERIENCE – Their niche – out of the world ‘bucket list’ experience is an absolute must do for those seeking a once in a lifetime memory. It doesn’t matter if you’re craving adventure, relaxation, creative activities or culinary travel, Bucket My List ensures that you complete your bucket list with their top of the line specialized suppliers!
Personalized ‘Experiential’ tour package is uniquely designed for travelers who are interested not only in sightseeing, but also in local culture, people and soft adventure, in the company of knowledgeable & experienced local guides. All their trips include unique activities to enable active and social participation of travelers. Itineraries are easy-going and allow travelers to take halts for photography and get more local experience.
Laser sharp Focus on Commitment
The team at ‘Bucket My List’ is extremely focused on a) Target Audience and b) Products. They cater to the high end segment of travelers who intend to have offbeat tours and are willing to go the extra mile when they are touring a particular destination. They don’t have a vast product suite and only cater to limited destinations both overseas and locally. These destinations are the places wherein their team has personally traveled and can guide the guests in true BML style. They have forged strong alliances both overseas and locally with reputed and credible partners so that their guests have a flawless and a memorable vacation.