Are you planning a travel bucket list with all the places you wish to visit before you leave this world for good? Do you need some help? Of course, you do – that’s why you came here.
Moment of truth: Travel is the one thing that keeps us sane. It leaves you speechless, turns you into a storyteller, allows you to disconnect and recharge. Above all, it makes you happier. So with that in mind, why not choose a destination that’s rich in both wanderlust and leisure? Simply said, there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring and captivating destinations to visit in this world that we live in. With up to 195 countries to pick from, each with unique attractions and rich cultures, it can be tough to decide which one to take a trip to. Right?
The secret to picking a destination lies in its worth, including the architecture, infrastructure, culture, landscape, shopping, events, etc. These features determine the attractiveness of a destination and contribute to the overall experience of the trip.
So if you’re looking for ideas on where to visit, we’re here to help. Listed below are all the top places you need to see at least once before you die.
- Pioneer Park, Utah
Pioneer Park, perched high above downtown St. George, is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. Many people come here to enjoy a barbecue or picnic in the sheltered picnic areas, making it an ideal family outing. The park encompasses 52 acres, the majority of which is influenced by the red rock landscape. Walking trails wind through the boulders, across flat areas, and through numerous slot canyons, which can be explored safely and efficiently by people of all ages. It’s easy to find scenic areas and lookouts a short walk from the parking lot for those looking for great city views and a bit of solitude. Also, if you’re looking for some serenity hidden away from busy highways and roads, St George vacation rentals are a must-visit. These private cabins will ensure a peaceful night’s sleep with fantastic luxury and no disturbance.
- Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, located high in the Andes Mountains, is an ancient Inca town and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Despite being one of the world’s most impressive collections of ruins, many visitors find Machu Picchu to be overcrowded during peak season. Hiking the Inca Trail is one of the most popular things to do here, but you should book your spot several months in advance. Hiking enthusiasts also enjoy the Inca Jungle and Salkantay treks. Several tour companies offer adrenaline-pumping excursions to Machu Picchu, including hiking, zip-lining, rafting, and biking.
- Batu Caves, Malaysia
Malaysia may not be on your bucket list, but this old temple cave (along with other attractions) makes the trip worthwhile. Batu Caves was discovered on the top of a limestone hill in 1859. A large number of smaller caves are interconnected with three large ones within its profundities. This cave is now a Hindu temple with many shrines, and it can only be reached by climbing 272 steps. A massive, elegant golden statue of Lord Murugan stands in front of it, watching over the area with a relaxed and collected gaze.
- Grand Canyon, United States
The Grand Canyon, which stretches for over 200 miles and is carved out by the Colorado River over thousands of decades, is one of the world’s most magnificent geological wonders. Take your time and explore the canyon’s massive gorges and rock formations from various viewpoints. The strenuous hike to the bottom along the Bright or Rim Angel trail will appeal to thrill-seekers. Several guide companies also offer exciting whitewater rafting trips down the Colorado River through the canyon. March through May and September through November are ideal for visiting because the weather is milder, and the crowds are smaller.
- Neelum Valley, Pakistan
Neelum Valley is one of the best places to visit if you want a more peaceful and soothing experience. Its valley, shaped like a bow, is located at an elevation of 2000 feet in Azad Kashmir. The sublime Neelum River flows through the mountain valley, and above it is the dignified snow-capped mountain peaks. This valley is surrounded by rolling, tumbling hills rich in waterfalls and greenery for further exploration.
- Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, located beyond the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, is the world’s largest holy site. It was built in the early 12th century as a mausoleum and Hindu temple for the Khmer ruler. However, it was later transformed into a Buddhist temple. The temple area is called Angkor Wat, while the place area and city is called Angor Thom. There are many other ruin sites in the destination, which are part of Angkor’s ancient capital. Siem Reap and its ruins and temples are now very accessible, with daily flights from Hong Kong and other major Asian cities. Moreover, accommodations range from low-cost hostels to opulent luxury resorts.
So you see, the world is full of rich natural wonders, whether they are resplendent in culture and history, mind-blowing in their splendor, or packed with breathtaking nature. The destinations listed above are just the beginning of your wanderlust journey, so what are you waiting for? Book your tickets, pack your bags and start crossing destinations from your travel bucket list.