Traveling is liberating, therapeutic, unreal, and an excellent way to unwind from stressful everyday life. There is a big, beautiful world out there and it is just waiting for you. Some of the most remote and gorgeous places sometimes require you to bend your wallets or can be a little difficult to accommodate in our 5 days a week working schedule. But thankfully the world of travel and adventures is expanding and growing and there are many affordable and great ways to travel and cut down expenses while exploring the world. So, go ahead and start saving because life's too short for ordinary vacations.
Here are some of the most extraordinary vacation destinations that you have to experience once in your life!
1. Trolltunga, Norway
Norway’s geography is something that any hiker would fall in love with. It’s absolutely breathtaking. But Trolltunga is special. Situated at 2,300 feet above a pristine lake, this cliff is a hiker's paradise. If you have the heart brave enough to sit on the edge, then you would have the best view and seat of your life.
2. Seychelles, East Africa
A chain of islands made up of 115 different islands, Seychelles is on the east coast of Africa. There are so many pristine beaches you can visit, soak yourself in the sun and if you are looking for some secluded beach, then check out the island Anze Lazio.
3. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the inspiration behind the out-of-this-world scenery in James Cameron’s movie, Avatar. This forest park looks out of this world with its stunning sandstone pillars rising in the jungle, unique quartz formations, and the best part is the fog. The epic landscape makes this national park a must-visit at least once in a lifetime.
4. The Twelve Apostles, Australia
If you ever happen to visit Australia, then don’t miss out on taking a trip down the Great Ocean Road on the southern coast and check out the beautiful Twelve Apostles. These apostles were once huge stone archways but over a period of time due to erosion, they just stand alone. During sunrise and sunset, you would be able to see shades of blue in the ocean and different lights make the apostles change their color.
5. Cathedral Cove, New Zealand
New Zealand is known for its beautiful landscape and natural beauty. But one must-visit place in this vast country is Cathedral Cove. This Instagram-worthy place down Hahei Beach along the northern coast is nothing less of heaven. The high ceilings and stunning waterfall showers are absolutely amazing.
6. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
Thailand is home to many beautiful beaches but the Phi Phi Islands are like a hidden gem. The Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh islands located in Phuket are nothing like you would have ever seen. What makes these islands special and so mystic is that they are not inhabited. You feel like you have entered a secret island untouched by mankind.
7. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
A dream come true! The Plitvice Lakes National Park is truly a place to visit once in your short life because it's what dreams are made of! 16 lakes cascading and coming together to create the most beautiful shades of blue and green in water so clear that it will take your breath away!
In conclusion, traveling is an enriching and liberating experience that can help you escape the stress of everyday life and explore the beauty of the world. While some of the most remote and beautiful destinations may seem out of reach, the world of travel is constantly expanding and there are many affordable ways to explore and cut down expenses. Whether you're looking for an adventure, a relaxing getaway, or an opportunity to experience different cultures, there are many extraordinary vacation destinations that you should experience at least once in your life. So, don't let budget constraints hold you back, start saving and planning your next vacation today and make the most of your time on this beautiful planet.