If you are a keen traveller, you will no doubt already have a long list of places that you would like to visit, re-visit, or sights that you want to see. When it comes to some of the world’s most amazing or beautiful sights out there, there are plenty to choose between, and if anything it is likely that you will often find yourself experiencing a kind of paralysis of choice. This can make it hard to know where to go and when, and it can mean that you always feel as if you are still missing out on other delights. You may not be able to see absolutely everything in a lifetime, but you can see a lot of the top sights, and it helps to know what those are straight off the bat. With that in mind, let’s look at three of the best you might want to put at the top of your list.
If you have never seen the Aurora Borealis, you will absolutely want to put this near the top of your list – and probably even if you have already seen it once before. Whilst understanding the Northern Lights is fairly complex and difficult, simply appreciating their beauty is a natural and wonderful thing, and if you do ever get the chance to do so then you should consider it as best as you can. You can see the Northern Lights from a number of Northern countries, most notably the Nordics and Scandinavian countries, and sometimes even Scotland. You should be aware, however, that it is never a sure thing, so it might be that you come back never seeing them. But it’s got to be worth a try at least once, right?
Great Barrier Reef
The world’s largest natural coral reef is to be found in Australia, just off the Eastern coast of Northern Queensland. This world-famous natural sight is truly stunning, and the kind of thing that you can never really easily forget. What’s more, it is a pretty straightforward thing to be able to see it, once you are in that part of the world. Generally, you will just need to get diving or snorkeling, and you will be able to get up close and personal with it. Sadly, the slow human-caused destruction of the planet means that the coral is slowly dying, so you should aim to see this as soon as you can – while you can.
England is home to a number of gorges, but Cheddar is the most famous – and largest – one, and it is the kind of place that everyone in the British Isles should visit at least once. You might not feel that a huge hole in the ground is much to look at, but you’d be wrong – it’s actually an incredibly beautiful natural sight which forces you to stop and stare. What’s more, if you like walking, you will be able to spend the day walking around it – an 8-mile hike – and stop for a picnic on the luscious grasses.
Bonnie is always on the road with some amazing adventures ahead. Her favorite continent is South America and she’s passionate about culture-focused traveling and ethical and sustainable tourism. During her time in university as a research assistant for a sociology professor, she realized she can’t fully understand cultures from a safe distance. She quit her job to become a full-time “voluntourist,” which brings her to places where she can immerse in local communities and support their causes. On top of writing, one of Bonnie’s priorities is offering women advice on how to stay safe while solo backpacking.