This little blue dot humming through the vast expanse of space is a playground of natural and manmade wonders. And there’s never been an easier time to experience them. Here’s my guide to the six holiday experiences that will stay with you forever.
Visit Niagara Falls
You have to do this one in style. Make sure that you hitch a ride on the Maid of the Mist boat that takes you right up to the falls themselves. Listen to the roar or the water crashing down from hundreds of feet above at this – the largest waterfall in the world. Then, if you fancy it, stop off and dine at one of the many restaurants with a view of the falls.
Gaze At The Northern Lights
People need to think more about visiting Arctic for unique holiday experiences. This is especially true for people who consider themselves to be a little out of the ordinary. The Arctic is one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses and the only place (besides the Antarctic) to glimpse the Northern Lights. Imagine photographing the Aurora Borealis, in all their dazzling glory. Watch them swirl above in the heavens whilst you observe them in the total silence of the polar wilderness.
Go To Venice
This one seems to be on everybody’s bucket list. Venice offers some of the most beautiful architecture anywhere in the world. Not to mention the fact that you can travel the streets by boat. The Grand Canal, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs; all of these will make for unforgettable holiday experiences.
Walk Along The Great Wall Of China
Ever since Deng Xiaoping opened up China’s borders in 1979 we’ve been able to visit China. The wall is no longer there to keep us out, it’s a way to get us in. This ancient monument, if laid out in a straight line, would stretch more than halfway around the Earth. You can visit the stunning Shanhaiguan Pass in Hebei, if you wish, a popular location.
Dive Along The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef, off the Eastern Coast of Australia, is a whole ecosystem stretching over 900 islands in the Coral Sea. Thanks to climate change, scientists are predicting that this natural wonder will not survive the 21st century. The pressure is on, then, to visit this amazing place before it is too late.
Mount Kilimanjaro is an unusual mountain. Unlike many mountains in the world, it doesn’t come part of a proper range. Because it is a former volcano along the Rift Valley in Tanzania it sort of stands there all by itself. This means that when you get to the top, if you even try, you’ll have the most stunning views of the Serengeti imaginable. Also, if you happen to have a philanthropic spirit, you can visit the poorer parts of Tanzania. See what daily life is like for those living in the shadow of this remarkable mountain. Perhaps you could do something worthwhile here and get involved in a cause.