After 1,250 applications representing over 640 destinations in 115 different countries around the world – we have our WINNER!
Proving they have got what it takes, beating off fierce competition from all over the globe, we can now reveal the ultimate winner of our epic Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition!
After weeks of vlogging, blogging, tweeting, posting and the onslaught of challenges during the gruelling winners’ week, Alex & Marko Ayling impressed with their vlogs, awed with their creativity and stood out from the crowd with their enthusiasm, warmth and ‘up for anything’ attitude to life.
We are proud to announce Alex & Marko Ayling as our Biggest Baddest Bucket List winner!!!!
Winners' Week: Photo of the Day - Thursday"I'll show you my treasure chest if you show me yours..." Pirate Pete
Exercising their crafty side, the morning was spent following in graffiti artist Banksy's trail before an afternoon of devilish debauchery with (stud-man) Pirate Pete and his excitable crew. Follow the finalists final footsteps on the blog as the competition reaches its climax.
Winners' Week: Photo of the Day - Wednesday"I've got a suit that's really smart, nearly as smart as 005." Ricardo
Road tripping it down to the West Country, there was no time for rest as the finalists were thrown straight in at the deep end with an afternoon of rock climbing and abseiling. Some more worried than others, they learnt the ropes at Undercover Rock LTD, before being faced with the outdoor elements of the almighty Avon Gorge. Who made it to the top and who was left hanging? Keep up to date with what our finalists are up to on the blog.
Winners' Week: Photo of the Day - Tuesday"I gave up Celebrity Splash for this, but it was worth it!" João
Getting straight into the thick of things, the finalists begin their day elbows deep in chocolatey goodness. Some of the greedy guzzlers managed to wow our judges with their tasty treats, while others were left feeling bitter. But the afternoon's adventurous activity saw them come together once again as they battled their fears on the hirewire. Ooo er! Keep up to date with what our finalists are up to on the blog.
Winners' Week: Photo of the Day - Monday"I thought I'd get burnt 'cos of my chicken walk!" Josh
Bundled off up to north, the finalists spent the day exploring the historical sites of York. The competition soon hotted up when the Top 10 broke off into teams in a bid to find York's hidden treasure and an evening of quick-footed fire walking. Emotions ran high and fears were faced... But now we know who'd walk over hot coals to win this epic competition! Check out the blog to see what's in store for our finalists today....
Winners' Week: Photo of the Day - Sunday"I took a bite out of Dave's arm I was so hungry!" Barbara
As the Top 10 of My Destination's Biggest, Baddest Bucket List come to the UK, we welcomed them to London for the start of Winners' Week in style! Despite losing some of them and Barbara getting so hungry she wanted to devour Dave, the day ended on a high. This morning they're heading off to a new destination for a series of interesting challenges... See if you can work out what they're up to on the blog.
There's been blood (pretty gory), sweat (pretty gross) and bucket loads of tears (not pretty at all) in the My Destination office over the past few weeks. Friend turned against friend, colleague against colleague, but in the end we had to make a decision...
Unfortunately, the bosses told us we weren't actually allowed to send EVERYONE, so it was back to the drawing board.
We've watched every single entry video, read every single travel tale and gazed longingly at each and every photograph you wonderful lot had to throw at us, and we finally managed to whittle down our absolutely enormous list of superstars to the most outstanding entrants.
The judges have had their say and we are now incredibly proud to reveal the Top 10 finalists who will be coming to the UK for a week of activities designed to test their mettle and push them to the limit. Who said anything about making this easy?
But didn't you hear? The fun is far from over!
Now is the time to get behind your fellow countryman or woman, back your favourite candidate or just send a little note of support to whoever takes your fancy! You never know, they might be coming to somewhere near you soon... and we may be needing a few local guides to get involved and show them around *not so subtle wink*
We hope you all know how appreciative we are of everyone who has helped to make this competition what it is. The incredible efforts on your part have not only meant that we've witnessed first-hand a mass outpouring of local and international love for the countries portrayed, but we've also accomplished our dream of connecting with a huge number of travel enthusiasts the world over.
In less slushy speak, we've made a butt-load of like-minded friends and we hope you have too. Please keep in touch. We like pen pals.
By the way, we're back to being one big happy family again (but our therapist has decided to take a very long vacation).
Our 10 Finalists!
Our ten finalists experienced the UK for a week. Everyone's a winner!
We could have asked our top ten finalists to write 500 words about their favourite airline, pen a song about that time they got lost in the rain, or convey their love for My Destination through the medium of dance to win this life changing prize. Instead, we decided to send them to the UK. For a full week!!!
During their 7 day multi-location stay we gave them challenges, putting them through their paces and testing their every sense and emotion. From fear, exhilaration, taste, touch and surprise, our finalists got thrown into a variety of fun-filled activities, designed to see what they are really made of!
We eeked out their creative side, their fun side, their initiative, team spirit and adaptability. They were asked to report on their experiences on this very page... before the ULTIMATE winner was announced!
So many of you have asked us 'When is your next competition?' Well, let us catch our breath back with this one first :) but leave us your email address we'll let you know as soon as we're ready to kick it off again!