10 Incredible Sights For Your Travel Bucket List
Places to visit that will make you feel childlike wonder and awe.
The top items on your bucket list may include snagging a pair of Louboutin pumps and making out with at least one of the stars of Magic Mike; but while these are great things to have on your bucket list, if you don’t include travel into your bucket list then you’re seriously missing out. We just so happen to live on a planet with an abundance of amazingly beautiful spots to visit. Sooooo, to make it a little easier for you, here are the ten incredible places that definitely need to be on your bucket list:
Warning: the travel bug is a real thing and once you visit one of these breathtaking locations you’ll want to drop everything and become a full-time traveler.
Lake Hillier: Western Australia
THIS. LAKE. IS. PINK. For a reason unknown to scientists, this super salty (but still swimmable) lake is bubblegum pink. The contrast between the beautiful lake, the white sandy beaches, and the lush green surrounding eucalyptus trees is insanely spectacular. You’ll feel like you’re on another planet and even if the flamboyant rose color isn’t your thing, the also-amazing ocean is just a short walk away.
Okavango Delta: Botswana
This is everything visiting Africa should be; that hot, sticky, swampy feeling of truly being in the wild. It’s a place so diverse in flora and fauna that the world’s best zoo could never even come close. Here, you can partake in the life-changing experience of floating through the delta on a Mokoro (pole-pushed canoe) with a local who knows all there is to know about the area. There are many small islands surrounded by the swampy water where, on a private game hike, you can get up close and personal to countless elephants, giraffes, and zebras, just to name a few. Look up pictures of the Botswana sunset and just try to fight the urge to visit this amazing location. You won’t be able to resist. Tip: leave your diamonds and Louboutins at home!
Bagan, one of the major Asian historical landmarks, is a mecca for sacred geometry and archaeological amazement. This holy city is the location of magnificent Buddhist temples (called ‘Four Wonders of Bagan’) that will leave you filled with awe and wonder. To have a unique, enlightening and truly unforgettable holiday, climb to the Ananda (means bliss!) temple to watch the sunrise over the dramatic countryside.
Plitvice Lakes National Park: Croatia
Picture rugged Croatian mountains surrounding 16 stunning turquoise lakes, majestic waterfalls, and lush green flora… basically just miles and miles of unspoiled beauty and breathtaking vistas. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to magnificent butterflies, over 100 different species of birds, and woodland animals including wolves and bears. This national park is the definition of paradise so before even going, you should probably figure out how you’re going to force yourself to leave.
Torres del Paine National Park: Patagonia, Chile
Patagonia is known for its jaw-dropping beauty and this remote national park definitely has it all. Spectacular mountains, rivers, glaciers, and lakes make Torres del Paine one of Chile’s largest and most visited destinations. Popular for hiking, TDP rarely disappoints and affords adventurers with not only awe-inspiring views, but also a chance to see unique wildlife like pumas, foxes, and many birds of prey.