Everyone should travel if they can. Learning about how others live and enjoy life helps one appreciate their own life. It also helps you to understand that everyone is actually the same in their uniqueness. Seeing the beauty of the world, one destination at a time can be fun and educational for the entire family.
Besides looking on the Internet, you can send away for this guide to the best destinations around the world. Below are 15 vacation ideas you’ll need to add to your bucket list and travel to as soon as you can.
Vacation Ideas For Your Travel Bucket List
1. Waimea Canyon, Hawaii, USA
Waimea Canyon is often called the Grand Canyon of the Hawaiian Islands. Its amazing size, about 3000 feet deep and almost 10 miles long and the fact it has an abundance of greenery in a desert atmosphere, is one of the main draws to this natural area.
Located on the western side of the Kaua’s Island, the best time of day to visit is earlier in the day as clouds roll in during the afternoon. Camping is available for those who want to experience the beauty all day and night.
2. Sintra, Portugal
A holiday in Portugal is not complete without a visit to Sintra, a town outside of Lisbon, near the ocean and Guincho Beach.
There are a few beautiful castles to explore, including the Castle of Sao Jorge and Moorish Castle, and many say they are like entering a fairy-tale. Jeronimos Monastery and the Lisbon Cathedral are two other exciting and inviting spots to put on your to-visit list.
3. The Great Ocean Road, Australia
The most scenic route in Australia, The Great Ocean Road has several iconic landmarks like the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell. This is part of the beautiful coastline that has eroded over millions of years and is a must-see sight.
Other sights along the iconic road are the London Bridge and Grotto rock formations. Seeing the wonderful way nature has blessed Australia along The Great Ocean Road will take a few days, but it is worth every minute.
4. Maldives, South Asia
The Maldives are a group of islands located in the Indian Ocean, which is made up of small coral lands in the shape of circles. The main attraction of these tropical islands is the deep blue lagoons, extensive reefs ready to explore, and beautiful white beaches.
The best time to visit this tropical area is from December to April, the “dry” season as it is known.
5. Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Isle of Skye in Scotland offers “other worldly” views as well as different activities for everyone in the family. There is picturesque landscapes, primitive and authentic castles, and rugged fishing and hiking.
This is known as the largest island in the Inner Hebrides Archipelago that includes narrow lochs, jutting peninsulas and looming yet striking and looming mountains nearby.
6. The Exumas, The Island of the Bahamas
This is where you can go swimming with the pigs as the Island of the Pig is located. You can swim, feed and hang out with wild pigs the entire afternoon.
This is a human-free island, so you will need to catch a boat there and back. The beach is sandy white and the water is light blue. Perfect for a day trip for the entire family.
7. Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canada
Lake Louise is part of the Canadian Rockies and was formed by glaciers. There is a stately chateau that overlooks the crystal-clear lake where the guest has a wonderful view of the mountains as well.
8. Kakslauttanen Artic Resort, Finland
This is quite possibly the best place on earth to experience the Aurora Borealis, or The Northern Lights. This resort has many different styles of glass igloos that allow visitors to stay in cozy warmth while viewing the eerie and wonderful light show.
9. The Taj Mahal, India
This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a marvel of architecture and a must-see when traveling to this part of the world. It takes roughly 2 to 4 hours to make your way through this catacomb of white marble.
10. Machu Picchu, Peru
This is another wonder of the world and takes two to five days to hike the entire structure. This architectural marvel is located between the Machu Picchu mountains and Huayna Picchu and is 7,970 feet above sea level overlooking the Urubamba River.