Revamp Your 2021 Bucket List with This 9 Beyond Ordinary Destinations
The past year isn’t the best year for travel. But we’re sure that didn’t stop the wanderlust in you to build your bucket list.
If you want to list more destinations to fill up your list, we’ve got you covered. Here are nine beyond ordinary places that you should visit:
1. Machu Picchu, Peru
When traveling in Peru’s country, it would be a mistake not to go to its most iconic and world-renowned location: Machu Picchu.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a long-standing symbol of an old-world empire gone by that you can still view to this day. Its majesty is certainly something to behold, which is why a lot of people try to reach this destination.
If you’re going to view Machu Picchu, the most popular route is to go through the Inca trail, which is about a five-day trek. Therefore, you might want to bring your hiking poles with you.
It’s certainly a sight to behold as the ruins slowly open up to you the closer you get to it along the trail.
2. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
Another iconic destination that any traveler should visit is the gorgeous Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. When you think of going to Egypt, the Pyramids are the first thing you think of visiting, so you should stop by there.
Of all the pyramids, the largest one is the Great Pyramid. It stands at about 480 feet or almost 147 meters before it eroded over the years.
If you’re lucky, you can even book hotel rooms that are near the site where the Pyramids of Giza stand. That way, you can have a view of the Pyramids right outside your bedroom window, which is a unique experience in and of itself.
3. Safari in Africa
If you’re a nature lover and have wanted to go on a safari-themed trip for a while, there’s no better place to go than to Africa.
The entire continent of Africa is the number one place in the world to enjoy a fun safari trip. However, that can be such a wide range of choices to choose from overall.
To narrow it down, a few excellent safari destinations in Africa that are great for first-time visitors would be Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia.
4. The Taj Mahal, Agra, India
The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a testament to human artistry. However, that’s not all it symbolizes.
As many people should know, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum dedicated to the emperor Shah Jahan’s beloved wife, whose name is Mumtaz Mahal. Hence, the name of the iconic building.
This exciting history, coupled with the curious appearance of this architecture, makes for an excellent trip.
5. Paris, France
Many people worldwide have huge fantasies about traveling to the beautiful City of Lights: Paris, France. Although sometimes, it can feel a bit overhyped, that doesn’t mean that the city is not charming and worth a visit.
From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the Parisian lifestyle and cuisine, there’s much to try when you get to Paris. Plus, if you travel with your loved one, you’ll undoubtedly feel the romantic ambiance.
6. The Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
There’s nothing quite as awe-inspiring as the beauty that Mother Nature brings us. And the Amazon Rainforest is just one of the many unique, natural environments that nature brings.
Touring or going on a cruise through the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil is a unique experience that you won’t find anywhere else. When traveling to this Rainforest, make sure that you travel sustainably.
That way, the Amazon Rainforest has the protection it needs to survive for plenty more years to come.
7. Santorini, Greece
When you think of Greece, you think of stark white buildings jutting out from cliffs looking over turquoise blue seas. If that’s the place you want to visit, then Santorini is a must-visit for you.
You have bright blue waters beside you and beautiful places that are picture-perfect at all times. If you want a leisurely trip, Santorini, Greece, is the best place to enjoy yourself.
8. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Many people would want to travel to somewhere tropical and spend their days by the beach doing nothing else but laze around. If this is the traveling you want to do in 2021, you should go to Bora Bora in French Polynesia.
Bora Bora has white beaches and blue seas galore around this island paradise. You can enjoy a life of being a beach bum when you’re here, so make the most out of it.
9. Northern Lights in Iceland
Another natural sight that you have to witness at least once in your life are the northern lights or the Aurora Borealis.
When you see the streams of light decorate the night sky, you feel like something magical is happening.
Having something to look forward to is an exciting way to start the year. And what better way to get excited about 2021 than being able to travel? With health and safety still in mind, we hope that this list can spruce up your travel bucket list.