10 Breathtaking Places To Visit Before You Hit 50
Ever wanted to create your own travel bucket list, but no idea where to start? Well, you’re lucky, because we’ve put together 12 of the most incredible places to visit, in the world. Enjoy!
1. Easter Island, Chile
Also known as Rapa Nui, Easter Island is one of the world’s most incredible, and sacred, sights. The giant statues, known as the Moai, are the reason so many people flock here every year, but there are plenty of other ruins and archeological finds to be seen, as well. This is one of the must-see places for anyone who appreciates history and isolation.
2. Mount Fuji, Japan
It may not be the tallest mountain on earth, but Mount Fuji is certainly one of the most breathtaking. You can get to this mountain via the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park or just gaze at it from Tokyo on a clear day. This is one of those scenes that you’ve seen countless times in pictures and paintings, but witnessing close up is like nothing else.
3. Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Turkey
It’s very rare that European landmarks make these bucket lists, but the Sultan Ahmed Mosque blows that misconception out of the water. Hotels in Istanbul with Venere won’t cost you a small fortune, like some of the other places on our list, but it’ll feel like you’re witnessing a million dollars worth of architecture. If you get a chance then make sure you go inside to see the 20,000 handmade tiles lining the interior.
4. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
There was no way this gem was not going to make it onto our bucket list; it is quite simply one of the most awe inspiring things you will ever see. One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef’s beauty is almost inexplicable. Just go and see it!
5. Stonehenge, UK
The second European offering on our list is the England based Stonehenge. This prehistoric monument is known for attracting visitors from far and wide; from sightseers to solstice celebrators. There’s an eerie calm about this spot, even when packed full of tourists.
6. Jellyfish Lake, Palau
Jellyfish lake, located on Eil Malk island in Palau, is expensive to get to, but well worth it when you do. This marine lake is the home of two rather stunning types of creature; the moon jellyfish and the golden jellyfish. Visitors can snorkel through these jellyfish filled waters, but only if they have a pass.
7. The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
This has got to be the most well known sight in the entire world, thanks to history lessons at school and various art and literature based around it. The Pyramids of Giza are an ancient phenomenon that are nearly 5,000 years old. Egypt is a popular tourist destination and these pyramids are half the reason why millions visit every year.
8. The Inca Trail, Peru
This 26 mile stretch of mountains, jungle and ancient ruins is an extremely popular trek for travellers and adventure goers alike. Normally spanning over a few days, the final destination (Machu Picchu) is worth every bit of sweat and tears to get there.
9. Taj Mahal, India
This breathtaking spot is a golden photo opportunity, for those who like to claim mementos of their travels. The name, Taj Mahal, means crown of palace; which suits this building down to a T. The long walkway, leading up to the stunning building, is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy your holiday.
10. Drake Passage, Antarctica
We thought we would end with something a little bit less warm than the other offerings, in the form of Drake Passage in Antarctica. If you want to see killer whales mingling with penguins then get on a boat and visit!