Originally published: 24 October 2016
Traveling isn’t always about the destination. It is the journey that is very often more important than where you are heading to. With that being said, it can often be the other way around.
The phrase ‘must-visit’ is often overused but there are some places on this amazing planet of ours that truly live up to that title. And these trips of a lifetime simply have to be on your list of places to visit. Here are our top 10 places that every traveler should experience in their lifetimes.
There are two options when it comes to visiting Machu Picchu. The first is the outstanding Inca trail trek, involving a 3-day hike through the Lost City of the Incas. The second option is to take a train up to the high altitude spot of Machu Picchu.
There you will find an old city that was intricacy designed by the Incas. A place that you will never forget.
Arguably the most famous city in the World. The people, the yellow cabs, the subway, the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park and not to mention all of the iconic places from TV shows.
This city is packed with history, culture and new experiences and every world traveler should see it.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio is a city with passion, color and stunning natural beauty. It is one of those WOW cities that once you arrive, it takes your breath away.
From the first sighting of Christ the Redeemer sat atop Corcovado Mountain to that first walk along the promenade of Copacabana beach, this is a city that you will never forget.
The near 10,000 km railroad that is the Trans-Siberian railway which connects Moscow all the way to North Korea.
The landscape that you travel through during this journey is simply incredible and the variety of the people who use the train is vast and you get a true sense of adventure when you step aboard this 104-year-old railway.
There are several locations on Earth where you can witness the Northern Lights. From the highlands of Scotland to many Scandinavian cities. Any traveler worth their salt simply has to see it.
The ‘Mother Road’ of America, Route 66, is one of the greatest adventures available in the United States.
This near- 4,000km stretch of road takes adventurers from Chicago down to Santa Monica California, and the route is taking you in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. A perfect way to see the best of America and gain some crazy experiences along the way.
Being able to say that you have set foot on Antartica is something that few people can match, and nobody can ever take away from you. The trip itself won’t be cheap, the better option is to fly from Ushuaia in southern Argentina, from there you can have 2 or 3 trips on to the continent and get an opportunity to see the penguins and the dominant glaciers. An experience like no other.
The Galapagos Islands, just off the coast of Ecuador is a volcanic archipelago with one of the biggest populations of wildlife in the World.
After Darwin visited the Galapagos in 1835, he was inspired so much that from his learning here, he would later go on to pioneer the theory of evolution.
Visit the Caribbean
The Caribbean is the most idyllic place on Earth. The combination of crystal waters, white sandy beaches, palm trees and isolation make for a truly exceptional place to travel to.
Some of the hotels in this part of the World are outstanding, and they offer some of the finest service that you can find.
When it comes to landmarks, they don’t come much better than the Pyramids. One of the World’s 7 Wonders and somewhere that all travelers must visit before they die.
A trip to the Valley of the Kings features seeing the sphinx and the incredible pyramids. They are thousands of years old and just as impressive as the day that they were built.