Life is short, especially if you are having fun. Most of us want to make the most of our lives, but only a few manage to do so. That’s life, really. Seeing amazing places really add to making our lives more pleasurable and worthwhile. And there are so many different, unique, and splendid places, it is impossible to see them all. It just leaves us to prioritize which places will give us more pleasure, and make our lives more memorable. So, for those who do plan to see the world (or as much of it as you can), here are some places we think will make you feel you lived your life to the fullest. Enjoy!
Meteora, Greece – a special and unique attraction are the monasteries on top of the rock towers.
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland – situated in one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps, with 72 majestic waterfalls, secluded valleys, and colorful alpine meadows.
Dubrovnik, Croatia – a beautiful old town with baroque buildings, limestone streets, and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. It was the main location of filming “King’s Landing” in the hit Game of Thrones series.
Hinatuan Enchanted River, Mindanao, Philippines – a flawless salt-water river that flows into the Pacific Ocean. While beautiful, it is said that the waters are also considered by locals to be miraculous.
St. Kilda, Scotland – one of Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites with medieval villages prehistoric stone structures.
Etretat, Northern France – a unique and amazing landscape where the cliffs steal the show. A mix of old charm and new comforts, it has a stunning wooden covered market and extravagant-looking hotels.
Castlepoint, New Zealand – one of the country’s best beach destinations with one of the two last remaining beam lighthouses in NZ.
The “Door To Hell”, Derweze, Turkmenistan – one of the best tourist attractions of the country, it is a flame burning (gas) crater in the desert which started 4 decades ago.
Aescher Hotel, Appenzellerland, Switzerland – the magnificent hotel is located just below the Ebenalp cliff accessible by cable car or hiking.
Fort of St. John the Baptist, Berlenga Island, Portugal – one of the most scenic forts in Portugal
Portofino, Italy – a fishing village on the Italian Riviera with pastel houses and clear green waters teeming with marine life.
Sorrento, Southern Italy – a town perched atop a plateau overlooking the Bay of Naples. Italy’s leading holiday place for English-speakers.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China – home to the amazing and bewildering Avatar mountains – giant sandstone pinnacles with tufts of greenery on top.
“Old Loibl”, Carinthia, Austria – an old, and high mountain pass linking Austria with Slovenia.
Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway – considered as one of the most scenic drives in the world. The curvy road dips and arches over the brutal waves of the Norwegian Sea…not for driving during a storm though.
Vaeroy, Norway – one of the most unique islands on the planet. A warm, cozy town, with beautiful beaches, and awe-inspiring mountains and cliffs.
Machu Picchu, Peru – a 15th century Inca citadel atop a 2,430 meter mountain ridge. Voted as one of the new 7 Wonders of the World.
Uvac River Canyon, Serbia – a naturally carved canyon with curving meanders , with crystal clear waters and unspoiled natural wealth.
Lichtenstein Castle, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany – a neo-Gothic historic castle built in the 19th century known as the “fairy tale castle.”
Chartreuse Mountains, France – mountains behind the Monastery of the same name, La Grande Chartreuse, and the well-known drink made by the monks. Scenic walks and hikes are one of the attractions.
Lake Kaindy, Kazakhstan – home to the submerged forest poking out from the limestone blue water. The lake was created by a massive earthquake in 1911 which formed a natural dam. Over time, rainfall flowed into the are and created the magnificent wonder.
Chittorgarh, India – home to one of the largest and most majestic forts in India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cleft Island Skull Rock, Australia – a picturesque island in the state of Victoria in Australia, that looks like a skull. It houses a gigantic cave with a grassy floor, probably carved by the seas thousands of years ago.
Amsterdam, Netherlands – the 17th century capital of Holland, with historic buildings and canal tours you should not miss.
Najac in the Midi-Pyrenees region, France – a “green” village surrounded by captivating forests with old houses, historic monuments, and a 14th century fountain.
There may be other places just as amazing, our planet is full of these spectacular sight to see and experience. Let this list serve as a guide, but do make your own list, part of the fun is in the research. Live life to the fullest!