We spend most of our life sorting out ways to fulfill our needs through tedious everyday obligations. Whether it is work, study or both, only a little time is left to spend with family and friends to make memories. On the marathon of work and duties, we forget to give ourselves a chance to live and see the beautiful world that is around us. What better way than travel to live your life to the fullest? We live in the world full of astonishing wonders. Seeing every one of the world’s miracles in one lifetime is not possible. Thus, a list showing world’s finest landmarks might help you spice things up and plan a holiday. Pack your travel bag and roll out your maps and papers because you are going on an adventure trip. Here are ten places in the earth you must visit before you die because life is too short not to live.
10. Rio De Janeiro
Rio De Janeiro is one of gorgeous cities in the world that connects the beauty of nature with the advancement of the metro. Rio is a city of ample museums, amazing food and spectacular architecture. With the melodramatic view of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain and superbly loud carnival celebrations, Rio is a home to more than twenty incredible beaches.
When you get out of the airport, you’ll head to Zona Sulo, the touristy South Zone. Then, it is a forty minutes’ drive on a highway. From there, you will see an intense contrast between stunning landscape and upsetting poverty. In this city of 6.2 million people, the rich and poor live in a very disturbing proximity. You will drive past Cinder-Block Favela and by the time you reach Copacabana’s Avenida Atlantica which is surrounded by white beach on its one side and Azure Sea on the other, the real Rio De Janeiro feeling will sink into your heart.
You won’t notice the time flying as you will see people passing by beside the shores of Ipanema or Copacabana. But do not spend all of your time at the shore. Explore the city and work with enthusiasm because passion is contagious out there. Rio will seduce you with a series of images. The blissful buzz of vendors at Sunday’s Hippie Fair, the sound of people at sidewalk cafes as they sip their icy beer looking at the stars, lights behind the Poa de Acucar and the sounds of bikers, joggers, and walkers strolling through the beach each morning will give you unforgettable memories for the rest of your life.
9. Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
For the people living in America, you don’t have to go the faraway places in order to get an awesome gateway. Take the Pacific Northwest into consideration. It is the place where oceans, mountains and forests collide. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is best illustrated by the luxuriant view of Oregon’s Mount Hood National forest.
The visitors mainly go to the Mt. Hood National Forest for fishing, camping, hiking and boating in the summer, skiing in the winter and hunting in the fall. Mushroom collection and the berry picking are popular and for the majority of the area residents, a trip in order to get the Christmas tree in December is a tradition. The forest has around 189,200 acres of wilderness. The largest one is the Mt. Hood Wilderness including upper slopes and the mountain’s peak. Badger Creek, Hatfields, Bull of the Woods and Salmon-Huckleberry are other wilderness areas of the forest. If you want to spend your time relaxing in one of nature’s incredible displays, take a trip to Mount Hood National Forest.
8. Cairo, Egypt
Cairo is a city that will truly awestruck you with its magnificence. Being the 18th largest city of the earth, Cairo is not only an artifact of the history but an entity that embraces the modern era. The main attractiveness of Cairo lies in the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, which is one of the seven world wonders.
Cairo is an exotically vibrant city that will show you traditional Islamic sights. The city will keep you captivated with its magnificence. There, you can just stroll through the already forgotten monuments, visit the medieval markets or enjoy the view of Nile from your balcony. It is best if you go to see the Giza Pyramids and ancient artifacts in the Museum of Antiquities to feel the real essence of the city.
Cairo is a city for all as it can be made budget friendly or transformed into the home of luxury. There are various Spas and over 75 five star hotels to ensure your royalty treatment. The weather is moderate to low at almost all time, except for some certain summer time. All in all, Cairo is a city that will provide you an amazing escape from your tedious reality.
7. Blue Lagoon, Iceland
What more to relaxation than a natural spa? Blue lagoon is the most popular attraction of Iceland. The Blue Lagoon is a huge bathtub that takes in about six million liters of sea water from almost 2000 meters underneath the earth’s surface. When the geothermal sea water touches the lagoon, the mineral-rich blue water simmers making the place hard to resist. Blue Lagoon also offers sauna, steam bath which is carved out of the lava cave and a waterfall massage to give you your well-deserved pampering session.
The Blue Lagoon is situated in Girdavik and is one of the world’s most famous hot springs. It provides the visitors an ethereal spa experience with its rich mineral mud and a 100-degree enriched water. Set yourself up for the beauty and peace of the rolling hills, the lights of the north and an incredible spa experience by visiting the most relaxing destinations on the earth, The Blue Lagoon.
6. Key West, Florida
Key West is a true paradise of the World. It is located at the southernmost point in the U.S. and is surrounded with crystal clear water. Being situated near to Cuba, the city has a mix of eclectic culture to it. This is the place where people can walk barefoot, chickens can stroll through the street and the devoted fan of “Julio Iglesias” can roam in the cemetery. When you visit Key West, you can play with the dolphins, go surfing or just enjoy walking miles on the beach.
The city is best known for Jimmy Buffer’s famous song, Margaritaville. Therefore, grabbing an extra-large margarita is a must. While you are there, don’t forget to watch the sunset at the Mallory Square, visit the Eco-Discovery center, explore the underwater and take a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park. If you want a place where you can forget about your stress and worries, pack your bags and go to Key West.
5. Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terry is translated as “five lands” which is a rocky piece of the Coastline called Italian Riviera. Vernazza, Corniglia, Riomaggoire, Monterosso al Mare and Manarola are the name of the villages that makes up the hot spot. From picturesque Cliffside houses to waterfront town, Cinque is rich in its history. Visitors often visit Cinque Terre for mesmerizing views and an enriched history.
Being located in the northern part of Italy, Cinque Terry is tucked between Genoa and Pisa. It is also known as the crown jewel of Italy, which as Rick Stevens puts it “Pure, unadulterated Italy.” To visit the hotspot, you must pay a small fee in order to walk on the trails that lead you to the unique narrow houses of the place.
Here is a list of must go places in Cinque Terry-
- Tino, Tinetto and Plamaria Island
- Saint John the Baptist Church, Monterosso
- Doria Castle, Vernazza
- Vineyards, Corniglia
- Givano Beach, Corniglia
- Sanctuary of the Virgin of Reggio, Vernazza
4. Mount Fuji, Japan
Located on the border of two regions, Yamanashi and Shizuoka, Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. The extraordinary magnificence of a beautiful cone shaped mountain has made the mountain a subject of art and literature. Mt. Fuji is the center for mountain worshipers in Japan. Many people go to the mountain to climb it and to watch the sunrise from the top.
Mount Fuji is also considered to be one of the most sacred locations in Japan. Being the most popular spot for artists and locals, Mt. Fuji is hard to resist for the locals. The mountain lies above the Lake Kawaguchi which makes it the world’s most recognizable natural destinations. Take a short trip from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji in order to be close to nature and explore architecture on the way.
3. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is a volcanic island that lies in the Cyclades of The Aegean and is the most popular destinations for tourists in Greece. If you want to be mesmerized with a fantastic view of the ocean, perfect beaches with black pebbles, ancient architecture, incredible dining and amazing local wineries, Santorini is just the place for you. The island is famous for being a vacation spot and is able to attract tons of tourists. Mostly, people travel to Santorini during the peak season and the place gets wildly crowded.
Santorini is known as the largest volcanic eruptions till date. The houses are whitewashed with the ash of the volcano and limestone, which gives them the pearly color. The island’s beauty lies in its simplicity. When you’re in Santorini do not forget to enjoy the Europe’s finest wines while breathing the salty air and enjoying the amazing view of the Aegean Sea. Visit Santorini to see the astonishingly beautiful and unique town in the world.
2. Wengen, Switzerland
Yearning timber houses, discrete holiday cottages, and ancient hotels make up the marvelous mountain village, Wengen. The town being away from the hustle and bustle of the city is located between the mountains and grassy hills which make the air is pure and easy to breathe.
The charming village with friendly locals and dramatic scenery will make you love Wenger more than every place you’ve gone to. Mostly, people visit the town to ski during the winter. For the people who don’t take skiing too seriously, Wengen does provide an amazing view and a relaxing time.
1. Kauai, Hawaii
If you want to lose yourself in the lush greenery, inhale fresh air in the floral environment, surround yourself in the trade winds, Kauai is the right place for you. The island covered in green is also known as the heaven on Earth. Kauai being Hawaii’s oldest island will fascinate you with its history and culture. You can explore the beautiful beaches, learn to surf, taste the food, appreciate the art and learn more about the locals and their way of life.
The island is an outstanding destination for people who like outdoor activities. Whether you are a fan of hiking, swimming or relaxing on the beach, you will make the most out of it in Kauai. When you’re in Kauai, make sure to visit the amazing Na Pali Coast and the Kalalay Trail. If you love to hike, go explore Waimea Canyon, and if you are a sea person, nothing is better than the Poipu beach.
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