Everyone has a travel bucket list. Everyone longs to travel to their most desired destination. Most usually travel bucket lists consist of clichéd travel ideas such as visiting the Great Wall of China or the Great Barrier Reef and so on. It is time to widen your horizons and take a look at some of the most astounding destinations of the earth that cannot be compared with any other. Take a look at these selections of 6 extraordinary places that are totally worth visiting once in your lifetime.
- Vik, Iceland
Iceland feels extraordinarily surreal. Its landscapes are starkly contrasting in comparison to any other place on the earth. It is often referred to as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ which is rightly so as you can find yourself amid glacier landscapes and volcanic terrains while visiting this fascinating country. One of the most beautiful places to visit in Iceland is Vik which is popular for its black pebbled beaches. Reynisfjara Black Beach in Vik is one of the most scenic beaches in Iceland. While you must have seen numerous powdery white tropical beaches, nothing will make your jaws drop as the black sand beaches of Iceland. The mesmerizing beauty of monochromatic hues and its contrasting scenery and ambiance resembles that of a sci-fi movie scene. The midnight-hued beach lapped up by white frothy waves of Atlantic flanked by jagged cliffs is a sight you will never forget in your lifetime.
- Fairbanks, Alaska – USA
The 49th state of the United States of America is totally different from the rest of its states. Perched high above the Canadian landscapes, Alaska is definitely one of the most picturesque destinations in America. Being detached from the main country and located close to the Arctic Circle gave this US state an entirely unique topography and climate. Among its stellar regions, Fairbanks is by far the most alluring places in Alaska. Being just 150 miles away from the Arctic Circle, Fairbank offers its guests two natural phenomena to experience – The Northern Lights and The Midnight Sun. You cannot find a better place to view the shimmery ribbons of neon skies during the Northern Light Season. Witness the never-ending sunshine even when it should be a starry night time during the Midnight Sun season where Fairbank finds itself in 24 hours of nonstop sunshine for a period of two months.
- Dubai, UAE
Dubai is like a magician’s act. You are eager to watch what it has to show and then you get that surprise element when you find something new and unbelievingly astonishing. Dubai is ever-changing and constantly evolving. Every year, you will find Dubai coming up with something extraordinary than its previous attractions. First, there was Burj Al Arab,
- Lapland, Finland
Another place where you can view brilliant vistas of Northern Lights is at Lapland in Finland. The cold wintry wonderlands of Lapland seem like a scene out of a fairytale. Combine this experience along with a stay at glass igloos that give unobstructed views of the Aurora Borealis and you get an experience of a lifetime. A stay in one of the glass-domed igloos is a great way to enjoy the scenic vistas and the wilderness along with a cozy, comfortable stay. There are many options available in Finland for an igloo experience. The most famous stays offer a myriad of conveniences along with many winter activities such as sleigh riding and more.
- Galapagos Islands
The islands that inspired Charles Darwin’s evolution study – The Galapagos Islands are among the most exquisite islands in the world. These archipelagoes of volcanic islands stand as one of the most understated isles of the world. Nevertheless, it is also a blessing that these islands are not been swarmed by a hoard of tourists. Thus, these islands have some of the startlingly breathtaking natural ambiances you will ever come across in your life. Being a point of confluence of the three ocean currents, its surrounding waters make a suitable habitat for rare and exotic marine life. On a trip to Galapagos Island, you will really appreciate the wonders of natural splendors and discover a unique assortment of flora and fauna especially giant tortoises and marine iguana.
- Fukuoka, Japan
Not Osaka, not Tokyo but Fukuoka. But then why is an unpopular Japanese city featured on this list. It so happens that this city is home to one of the most bewitching sights of floral blooms. The flower blooming season in Fukuoka will make you fall head over heels in love with nature’s abundant beauty. Head to Maizuru Park, Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Nishi Park and Atago Shrine for a nonchalant stroll during late March to early April and you will be greeted by blush pink cherry blossoms all around you. If that isn’t enough nature’s beauty for you, then the scenic floral vistas of Kawachi Fujien in Kitakyushu City will sweep you off your feet. A walk through its gorgeous Wisteria Tunnels will make you feel as if you have just teleported to some mystical wonderland. These will be perhaps the most attractive floral settings you have ever visited in your lifetime.
With your new year resolutions for the year 2019, make a promise to yourself to become wanderlust than just a mere