Traveling can be a fun and educational experience. There are just so many things you can discover beyond your hometown, city, or country. The internet can give you access to those sites and cultures, but nothing beats being able to touch, see, and interact with them in person. As a result, people dedicate funds, time, and effort to travel the world. However, it begs the question of how you want to approach your adventures. You can find many travel destinations that offer unique experiences, and you might want to try them all. Fortunately, you can categorize each of your planned trips through destinations that serve as centerpieces of your travel itinerary. Here are some of the best places that can provide you with the best adventures of your life.
The Many Faces of Water
There is a reason why the beach comes to mind when thinking about going on a vacation. It is the ultimate symbol of traveling, providing people with everything they desire, like a relaxing atmosphere, a picturesque environment, or an adventurous wave. The world is full of beach options, and some of them have the title of the best travel destinations worldwide. The Philippines have two of the best beaches, the pristine white sand beach of Boracay and the natural wonder El Nido.
However, you will find that beaches are not the limits of adventurous travel destinations. The oceans can offer plenty of breathtaking underwater ecosystem views and experiences, such as Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Alaska has some of the most captivating glaciers in the world. Angel Falls and Niagra Falls boast the most unique and massive waterfalls that attract thousands of tourists every year. The Colorado River and Zambezi River can test your physical limits if you want to form your water adventures around the extreme. The world is of 70% water, which means you might never run out of travel options.
The Adventurous Terrains
Water provides so many travel experiences that you can plan a lifelong adventure around it. However, it doesn’t mean that the land does not have plenty to offer. Land formations change for millions of years, and the results are breathtaking adventures of different kinds. You can hike up mountains like Mont Blanc in France. If you want to go a bit more extreme, Mount Everest of Nepal is the summit to climb. However, you might want your travel adventures to be more about the views and experiences than the activities. If that is the case, the Grand Canyon of the USA and Cave of the Crystals in Mexico are some of the land formations you must see at least once in your life. The Banff National Park of Canada is a wildlife haven, making it one of the most attractive scenes in the world. Those untouched land formations can be full of adventure and experiences you will never forget.
The Cultural Sites
The beauty of nature provides people with plenty of tourist attractions. However, there is another contributor to some of the world’s most visited destinations. Humanity has been present for millions of years, and it built plenty of infrastructures and establishments worthy of a tourist visit every once in a while. You can learn so much about the history of another country’s culture just by visiting those man-made sites. The temples of Asia attract millions of visitors per year. You can find multiple religious sites in Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, but they also have attractions blended with modern travel destinations. Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza and Rome’s Colosseum are also full of history. If you want something more discreet yet culturally valuable, you can take a day trip to Jiufen, Taiwan. History is part of the world’s most attractive features, and nearly every country in the world has something to boast about in that regard.
There are also plenty of modern-day tourist sites that attract people due to their unique technology and beauty. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the many Disneyland theme parks of the world, The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal of India continue to attract millions of travelers worldwide, showing off their timeless appearance. Cultures are what make tourist attractions unique from each other. As a result, you can ensure getting a new experience every time you travel to those destinations.
There are so many options to choose from when you decide to travel that it can put you in a challenging spot every time you make a plan. Fortunately, you only have to take it one step at a time. If you want to narrow down the list significantly, try to determine what type of adventure you want to pursue for that day. You can always visit the runners-up in your next vacation trip, as long as you continue to travel.
Bernard is a recreational lone traveler, looking for the next hiking adventure ideally in the winter/spring seasons. His favorite hiking locations are the Philippines, Hong Kong and the Kansai Area of Japan. He published his travels on his Youtube Channel “Wandelust” for the most important person in his life – his Mom.