Travel seems to always factor into people’s life plans. Whether it’s a fresh-out-of-college backpacking trip or a kick off to retirement, a need for adventure and experience is something most of us have in common. Since you might not be able to hit each and every must-see spot in the world, we’ve listed the top five places to get in before you die.
South African Safari
Okay, so this first selection is moreso what to do once you get where you’re going, but consider this: can you honestly go through the rest of your life without seeing elephants, lions and hyenas in their gorgeous natural habitat? The answer is no.
The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
If you still haven’t learned how to swim, we recommend getting that done before visiting Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The largest collection of coral reefs in the world spans over 1,400 miles and is the only place to get the scuba diving trip of your life.
All those enviable Instagram posts of flawless beaches and luxurious huts overlooking crystal blue waters? They’re located in Bora Bora and are definitely a place that deserves to be seen with your own two eyes. You’ll think you’re living in a screensaver.
Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Seeing a marvel of architectural design is one thing. Finding it in a country that also boasts amazing food, culture and people is another. Come to see a centuries-old mausoleum that attracts 3 million visitors a year, stay for the realest Indian food you’ve ever had.
As amazing as ancient architecture is, sometimes it just can’t level up to nature’s beauty. The dazzling Northern Lights can be seen best from the highlands of Iceland and will be hard to forget for years to come.
Written by: Bianca Teixeira