The world is filled with a wide variety of fantastic destinations and beautiful places, from breath-taking waterfalls and jaw-dropping natural wonders to mysterious lost cities and quaint landmarks. So, put on your travel shoes and pack those bags and get started.
Studies show that travel can make you smarter and healthier. And we are here to help you make smart choices. Go ahead and have fun and adventure with these 10 destinations that should always be on top of your bucket list.
1. Cappadocia, Turkey:
Cappadocia is famous for its unique rock formations and amazing hot air ballooning opportunities. It is a living example of just how odd yet beautiful nature can be.
Apart from the lunar landscape, the countless hot-air balloons that fill up the sky with shades of red, yellow, orange, and cream simply take its beauty to the next level. Other things to see in Cappadocia include The Goreme Open Air Museum and the subterranean wonders of Kaymakli.
2. Grand Canyon National Park, USA:
Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most magical destinations on the planet, that’s why more than 5 million people choose to visit it each year. The canyon is divided into three rims, North, West, and South, and all three offer incredibly unique experiences.
The South Rim is the most visited feature of the Grand Canyon, it is also considered one of the finest examples of arid-land erosion in the world.
3. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia:
As the world’s largest collection of coral reefs in the world, The Great Barrier Reef is a prized World Heritage Area, spanning over 2,300 kilometers. It is one of the world's most popular tourist attractions, the reef is so large that it can be seen from space. The reef ranks among one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.
4. Yellowstone National Park, USA:
Yellowstone National Park sits on top of a dormant volcano and is home to more geysers and hot springs than any other place on earth. It spans over three states and features a variety of sights you don’t want to miss. Some of the more popular areas in the park include the Old Faithful geyser and the Mammoth Hot Springs area.
5. Rainbow Mountains, Zhangye Danxia, China:
Zhangye Danxia Geopark is renowned for its stunning display of colors across hills and rock formations. Often compared to Grand Canyon, the Rainbow Mountains of Zhangye Danxia have their sense of uniqueness to offer. The mountains present dramatic colors of maroon, magenta, yellows, and greens due to trace minerals within the sandstone.
6. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia:
This mesmerizing park is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world. Most famous for its 16 crystalline lakes that join one another through a series of cascades and waterfalls. The place is as beautiful as the photos make it seem and it is worth visiting.
7. Machu Picchu, Peru:
It is located at more than 7,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains and is among the seven wonders of the world. The hike up the hills is an adventure in itself, and this mysterious city looks most beautiful from the Inca Trail lookout point. The so-called lost civilization of the Incas was forgotten until the early 20th century.
8. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Australia:
Whitehaven ranks among the most photographed beaches in the world. The beach is accessible via boat from Hamilton Island and the ports of Shute Harbour and Airlie Beach. It's Queensland's cleanest beach and is washed by turquoise, green and blue water. The beach is made of 98% pure silica unlike most beaches in the world.
9. Huacachina, Peru:
It is a stunning desert oasis that leaves you mesmerized with its raw beauty and fantastical legends. In terms of popularity, it provides a picture-perfect setting for those searching for mystery, adventure, or romance. Huacachina is South America's ‘only’ natural desert Oasis.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia:
It is surrounded by a coral reef and a wonderful lagoon. Famous for the numerous luxurious resorts, Bora Bora is also known as the ‘Romantic Island’. According to an article by CNN in 2013 detailing the World’s 100 best beaches, Bora bora made the list with Matira Beach!