Can’t wait to pack your belongings and book a flight to your favorite destination? A single lifetime is barely enough to experience what the world has to offer. Exploring different areas of the world is a valuable and moving experience. To some, traveling is an unnecessary burden or even a luxury. But to others, it is a soul-healing experience. Studies have shown that traveling makes us healthier and smarter. The world is like a beautiful and wonderful book…those who never travel only read a page.
That said, let’s take a look at some of the magical places everyone should visit on a winter break.
The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Australia boasts the largest collection of coral reefs in the world. The coral reefs in the Great Barrier Reef span over 1,300 miles. In fact, the reefs are so large that they can be spotted from outer space. They are among the wonders of the natural world. If you enjoy deep-sea diving, this destination, which offers an unlimited display of marine life, is the place to be.
Those who enjoy watching The Game of Thrones should seriously consider visiting Stonehenge. Visiting Amesbury, to take a glimpse of these breathtaking giant rocks, should definitely be on your bucket list. Especially, if you consider yourself an adventurer. Consider visiting Amesbury in the evening, to experience a remarkable view of the sun setting behind the pillars of these enormous 25-ton rocks.
Maasai Mara, Kenya
After watching a video of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests crossing the Maasai Mara River, while migrating into Tanzania’s Serengeti, it will be hard not to book a trip to this place. The gorgeous Maasai Mara is the place to be if you are a wildlife enthusiast. Besides coming across the big five in this wonderful game reserve, you also get to see Africa’s tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro.
The Great Wall of China
The massive Great Wall of China stretches 21,196 kilometers (13,170 miles) will leave you wondering how in the world it was built. You can’t help but marvel at how such a strong wall has lasted so long, considering it was built in a time when technology was not very advanced. The wall is on a mountain ridge that delivers awe-inspiring views.
The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Archaeologists, historians, and biblists all marvel at the majestic Pyramids of Giza. Believed to be built by the Israelite’s during their time of captivity in Egypt, the Pyramids of Giza are the only remaining 7 ancient wonders of the world that still stand strong. The pyramids have weathered all kinds of natural calamities. They remained the tallest artificial structures for over 3,700 years. They date back to 2,560 BC.
Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar De Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. Formed by a number of ancient lakes, Salar De Uyuni spans a massive 4,080 square miles. The salt flat is so reflective during the rainy seasons that it is used to calibrate various satellites. This jaw-dropping magical site is the largest mirror in the world.
Bavaria has snow-capped mountains, magical towns, and even spectacular castles that will take your breath away. The Neuschwanstein Castle inspired the Cinderella Castle at Disney World. It’s located at the foot of the Alps, so be prepared for stunning views all around. If you drive through Romantic Road in Germany, you will get to see beautiful villages like Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Wurzburg.
Iceland (Northern Lights)
Discover why winter in Iceland is so special. Take a scenic tour and enjoy the majestic northern lights, as they dance and flicker in the sky, or how about the natural blue ice cave and the floating glacier lagoon? You can top it all off with a stay at the Magma Hotel.
Don’t want to be cold at all during winter? No problem! We have you covered. Experience the fine tropical weather in the Maldives. A nation made up of 1,000 coral islands located in the Indian Ocean. Stay at the Grand Park Kodhipparu. A luxurious one-resort destination featuring 120 beachfront pool villas and overwater villas. This is a great place to relax and just enjoy the warm waters.
There are so many must-visit places in the world that we haven’t covered in this list, but the ones mentioned above are well worth a visit. All your worries will melt away and you will feel grateful to be alive. And if you go with your friends and family, you will get to share these very special experiences with them first hand.