There’s a beautiful quote by Saint Augustine that goes, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” Bitten by the travel bug, you surely would not want to be stuck at one page when there’s a whole book to read! And, just like anyone who loves traveling, you must also have a bucket list of places you want to travel.
So, have these eleven places made to that bucket list of yours? If not, they should be! Read on to know about the top places, according to Travel Toplist, which are totally travel bucket list-worthy.
The magic of the Emerald Isle
There’s something inherently romantic and alluring about Ireland, and the Emerald Isle offers the perfect example of that. The magnificent castles and the long coastline washed by pristine blue waters offer unforgettable views. A big perk of visiting here is that you will meet some of the warmest people on Earth, who will make you feel welcome instantly.
The lost treasures of Machu Picchu
The world got to know about this lost Incan city when Hiram Bingham mentioned it in his 1911 book named ‘Across South America.’ And, today it is one of the most popular tourist spots for the ones looking to get to know more about the mysterious Incan civilization. The plazas, terraces, and stone ruins preserved here will take your mind back to a magnificent lost era.
The picture-perfect city of Santorini
You must have seen pictures of Santorini if you have not visited it yet: doesn’t it look like it’s straight out of a postcard? The white-washed buildings with blue tops overlooking the azure waters of the Aegean Sea are stuff that travel dreams are made of. Above all-natural beauty, there is delectable Greek food and amazing people to welcome you.
The depths of the Great Barrier Reef
Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef is the largest and the oldest living coral reef on Earth? Take a dive into the waters, and a riot of colors and a diverse marine life surround you in this coral reef of Australia. It has sea turtles, tropical fish, dolphins, clams, and so much more. If you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime, this right here is where you head to.
The grandeur of the Grand Canyon
The towering Grand Canyon, one of the even wonders of the world, has a depth of one mile, a width of eighteen miles, and extends over 227 miles. The walls of it offer the most brilliant hues of colors, which become even more prominent at sunset and sunrise. So, go ahead and explore the beautiful sights here, as the Havasu falls, Desert View Watchtower, Kolb Gallery, Colorado River Overlook, and more.
The romantic allure of the Taj Mahal
As far as the Taj Mahal is concerned, it’s more the epic love story than the architectural brilliance that draws thousands of tourists every year to it. The monument was made by Shah Jahan, in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, after her death. Visit this white marble structure at sunrise to enjoy its beauty to the fullest with less crowd getting in the way of the pictures you click.
The rich history and heritage of Rome
Rome has the distinction of being one of the oldest cities in the world. In fact, it is also one of the most beautiful cities, with a cultural and architectural heritage that dates back thousands of years. Some of the notable places you must explore in here include the Colosseum, the Vatican City, the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Walking through these grand structures offers you a lesson in history that the textbooks can never provide.
The sprawling meadows of the Swiss Alps
Colorful wildflowers are growing across sprawling green meadows, with snowy mountains visible at the horizon: that’s Swiss Alps for you in a nutshell. And, if you love skiing, then visiting the Alps in the winters has to be on your bucket list already. Make sure you also pay a visit to the Chillon Castle, Jungfrau, and the Chapel Bridge.
The mysteries of the pyramids in Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Cheops, is the largest and the oldest of the three pyramids you will find at the Pyramid complex. In fact, it also holds a place of pride as being one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It has been over 4,600 years now that it has been standing magnificently over the desert, and yet, its construction remains a mystery to this day.
The alluring northern lights from Alaska
Alaska is known as the best place to visit if you want to catch a glimpse of the alluring Northern Lights. The dark nights, clear skies, and cold weather form the perfect combination for aurora sighting. However, the beauty of Alaska extends way beyond the Northern Lights. There are beautiful mountains, national parks, museums, and more that you should explore if you come here.
The breathtaking beauty of Antarctica
Just because Antarctica is put at last on the list, don’t think that it is any less beautiful than all the other places mentioned before. In fact, the beauty of Antarctica is incomparable, and unlike any place that you have seen before. However, it is also one of the hardest places to travel to. But, once you get there, you will have an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Icebergs rising hundreds of feet from the sea, squawking penguins, albatross, and humpback sightings, there’s a lot to encounter at this unique terrain.
So, how many of these places have you ticked off from your bucket list? And, where do you plan to head next? Let us know all of that in the comment section below before go off to pack your bags. Happy traveling, wanderlusters!