"I wish I could travel more, but I can't afford it."
"I wish I could travel more, but I don't have the time."
"I'm not sure how to start planning my trip."
"I don't know if I can save enough money for a trip."
"I don't know where to begin."
Whoever said these lines, couldn't have been more on point. These five lines basically summarise my sadness for not being able to travel. Well, this world is one big, curious and adorable place that practically none of us can caress in between the time we land on this planet and we leave. I don't know where do I come from, but I wish wherever I go, be as beautiful and mesmerising as this planet.
Well, in all honesty not all of us can travel the whole of this place but let's just hope we can at least cover a part of it. Here are 20 places and the things you definitely should try out at least once in your lifetime.
There is this exceptionally big swimming pool is Chile with which no other pool can compete with the world's largest outdoor swimming pool at Chile's San Alfonso del Mar Resort. The enormous human-made pool, set along the coastline, is bigger than 20 Olympic-size pools and holds a whopping 66 million gallons of water. Would love to take a dip in this?
Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge's glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck. Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower!
Stay overnight in these underground hotels that let you see through your ceilings the mesmerising world of marine species!
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway, situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet. The view is breathtaking, and the hike starts in Skjeggedal and goes through the high mountains, takes 10-12 hours (23 km in total to Trolltunga and return), and the ascent is about 1000 meters.
Show a person a photo of an over-water bungalow or water villa, and suddenly they have a new goal in life. Unfortunately, most of the 163 or so resorts that feature overwater rooms are quite expensive, usually well over US$600 per night, even in the off season.
Take that heart-stopping leap of faith while you're in New Zealand with Bungee Jumping!
Cozy log cabins and pine-built igloos come with fireplaces and saunas; some have kitchens and free-standing tubs. A traditional Lapland house, snow igloos and glass-ceiling igloos are also available. There are no TVs; some igloos have bathrooms in separate buildings. Wanna spend time in one?
The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres across Alpine countries like Austria, France, Germany, Italy and more. Given you are into extreme sports and can bear cold, go for this! You're gonna love it.
The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a festival held every year before Lent and considered the biggest carnival in the world with 2 million people per day on the streets. You can join the Cordao do Bola Preta street parade, relax at Copacabana or Ipanema beach, attend the Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace, attend the Banda de Ipanema Afterparty at Ipanema beach.
Cappadocia is a landscape that you will have never witnessed before in your lifetime. This makes it one of the most popular spots in the world to go up in a Hot Air Balloon. As you take off for sunrise, you will start to be hypnotised by the spectacular and surreal landscape that lies below you. You will gently drift over the fairy chimneys, through valleys scattered with pigeon houses, over orchards and vineyards. The different colours of the diversified landscape will leave you breathless.
With only a lonely seat belt to hold you in, the swing arcs riders out into the air over the canyon. It is unclear where the swing came from perhaps it was set up by a whimsical seismologist. The swing is part of a small park at Casa de Arbol, complete with three swings and a small zip line. Adventurous swingers of all ages are welcome to take a ride at the end of the world but at their own discretion. Though the swing used to be completely unmonitored, today there are guides to help you buckle in and push you as you turn and take your photo, of course!
As a part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, an enormous outdoor installation of fish was constructed using discarded plastic bottles on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sculptures are illuminated from the inside at night creating a pretty spectacular light show.
The only road leading out of this city of Sudak to Novyi Svet hangs over the sea along the mountain cliffs, and only experienced drivers should use this beautiful meandering road around the mountains. A combination of aromas and pleasant sea breezes contribute to the delight of the pedestrian with its unusual and natural beauty.
Greece's Melissani Lake, which may just be home to the clearest waters in the world, happens to sit inside a cave, a complicated arrangement, although not one that's unique to Greece. The water inside the lake is seawater that has been sucked into the cave, which filters it and makes it even more beautiful and transparent.
The tallest mountain in the world soars almost five and a half miles into the sky and pierces the jet stream with its iconic summit. Embarking on an expedition to Mt. Everest can be the pinnacle of a climbing career!
Death Valley's Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. If you can beat the heat, then definitely go for a road trip here!
Walking on water in Bolivia is one of the unique things you will see while travelling around the world. The breathtaking walking on water illusion is something that is specific to the salt flats found in Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia.
Check out the Dracula Bran Castle, amongst the city with the most colourful houses in the world! It's worth a visit.
Italy, popularly known as the City of Love is captivating and people that visit fall in love with it instantly. The fresh air and countryside give it the vibrancy that makes the whole city spark with wonder. There are so many things to look out in Italy, which makes it one of the top tourist sites. One thing you may not have known is that Italy has the most beaches in Europe with its 7,400 km coastline along with many marine parks as well.
Iturup is an amazing place and very interesting, and mainly due to the White Cliffs of the Okhotsk Coast. Among the natural monuments of the Kuril Islands and the entire Sakhalin region, White Cliffs occupy their place of honour and are considered to be the most notable. The unique volcanic formations originated from very light and soft pumice, are located in the northern part of the island of Iturup, about 20 kilometres from the village Reidovo, towards the Wind isthmus.
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