Often, when beaten down by the banality of our modern existences, we forget to pick our heads up and to take stock of the world around us. Even in the most desolate of places, there’s beauty to be found. Even more, if you’re willing to travel, you can see exactly what this world is about, and why life is for the living.
Maybe this is something that you already understand, or maybe it’s something you’re hoping to understand. Either way, you owe it to yourself to take your head out of its comfort zone and to expose it to the unrestrained beauty of the world, the beauty that the poets speak of.
With this in mind, we’ve collected this list of the 25 places you absolutely must visit before you die. If you’re already a world traveler, then perhaps you’ve visited some of these places. However, we doubt that you’ve visited them all, because they’re spread out across this tremendous planet of ours.
Does the idea of taking a boat ride through a glowing cave excite you? How about diving to the bottom of one of the most mysterious underwater holes in the world? If your ears are perking up, then this is the list for you. Some come check out these 25 destinations (and go visit them soon).
1. Redwood National Park
Sure, check out San Francisco and spend all of your money. But, be sure you take the trip out to see the enormous redwood tress that this region is known for.
2. The Swing at the End of the World
In Ecuador, you’ll find a swing that’s unlike any other on the planet. On it, you can swing out over the side of a cliff, enjoying incredible views in the process.
3. Whitehaven Beach
This is one of Australia’s hidden gems. The sand here is so fine that you won’t even believe it’s sand… It feels more like confectioner’s sugar!
4. Mendenhall Ice Caves
These ice caves, which are located just outside of Juneau, Alaska, are currently closed to the public… But it’s not like they pay anyone to guard them…