30 top trips (vacations) of a lifetime
South African Safari
Lions and tigers and, okay, maybe not bears. But imagine all the amazing wildlife you’d see while cruising a safari in South Africa. The country offers a handful of gorgeous national parks for exploring and lodging.
China’s Great Wall
It’s a voyage on many a bucket list, and with good reason. China’s Great Wall isn’t just an astounding feat of engineering, it’s also a massive ancient relic. Scaling this world wonder is like taking a giant leap back in time.
If you’ve got a thing for legends, Easter Island is for you. The Polynesian island is one of the most remote inhabited places on earth. In all its untouched glory, it’s home to the legendary moai. No one is quite sure how these giant statues moved across the island, but legend says a king called upon them to walk.
The Amazonian Rainforest
Imagine your plane landing in a neverending ocean of trees. A visit to the Amazon isn’t for the timid (or anyone terrified of bugs), but for the explorers among us, try touching down in Manaus, Brazil. Or, for a more remote experience, Leticia, Colombia.
A Cross-Country Road Trip in the USA
We’re all for a Kerouac-esque trip across America. From the Pacific Coast to the Grand Canyon to Niagara Falls, the United States has no shortage of beautiful landscapes.
A rich culture and gorgeous scenery make Bali a top trip of a lifetime. You can both explore and relax on its beautiful Indonesian beaches. For a true tropical experience, go snorkeling and take a bicycle tour of the island.
Known for its iconic blue domed buildings, Santorini is the ultimate getaway vacation. Between views of the Aegean Sea and the laid-back Greek vibe, it’s near impossible not to feel relaxed on this island. A view of the famous Oia sunset is an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime moment.
The Falkland Islands
Located between South America and Antarctica, the Falkland Islands are an archipelago with a population of 2,932. Its wildlife and environment make it an unforgettable experience. While it is a British Overseas Territory, the Falklands are mostly ruled by colonies of penguins.
The Galápagos Islands
Who wouldn’t want to visit Darwin’s living laboratory? Home to a number of unique and rare species, the Galápagos Islands are a choice destination for true explorers.
It’s full of frenzy and not for the faint of heart, but Varanasi is unlike any other place on Earth. Located on the banks of the Ganges River in India, this city is famous for its ghats--steps leading to the river, where sometimes the dead are cremated.