Now, it’s fair to say that all travel is good. You can be exploring some quirky small town, your nearest big city, or even your own local town, and still have a good time. Travelling is a state of mind, not a destination! But then, let’s be honest: some destinations really stand out from the crowd. These are the iconic, inspiring destinations, the once in a lifetime places to visit. While it’s just fine to travel anywhere and everywhere, some destinations are worth the extra effort. Below, we take a look at the different type of places that you really should make a priority to visit.
The Great Cities
A lot of people can think of nothing worse than living in a city; the number of people, the noise, the chaos of the commute…it’s not for everyone. Yet while cities can sometimes reflect the worst in humanity, it’s also true that they’re home to some of the best aspects of human life, too: the art, the energy, the chaos – it’s intoxicating! If you’re looking for a bucket list of megacities you should visit at least once, then write down the following: London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Sydney. If you can’t have fun in those cities, then it’s likely you won’t have fun in any cities!
Life on earth can be divided into two different categories: the urban zones, and nature. While urban zones showcase humanity, the natural world showcases the power, beauty, and outright sublimeness of mother earth. There is no shortage of awe-inspiring natural places to visit, but they get no bigger (literally) than Mount Everest. You don’t have to climb to the top to feel its power (which is just as well, because that’s pretty difficult…!). Instead, take a look at Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, Asia – G Adventures, and get up close and personal. There’s nothing that’ll challenge your worldview more than seeing the majesty of nature in all its glory.
Cities are far from relaxing, and while nature can be, it’s often not – simply because we’re usually so eager to get out and explore all that it offers. However, there are some places on earth that really speak to comfort and relaxation. We’re talking about the paradise islands and beaches where you have nothing to do but sit back, unwind, and enjoy all that the world brings. Take a look at the Maldives, or Seychelles, or those picturesque Caribbean islands; no-one ever regrets visiting these places!
Off the Beaten Path
Finally, remember that sometimes you’ll need to go off the beaten path slightly. Not all rewards come served on a plate! Take the Northern Lights, for instance. They are as magical as anything found on earth, but they’re not guaranteed, so you’ll want to ensure that you maximise your opportunity to see them. Head north, to the high points of Scandinavia or Canada, and give yourself some time to see them. You’ll need to be patient, but it’ll be oh so worth it.