Neuschwanstein Castle and southern Germany
No matter how old we are or how saturated we are in the realities of life, a part of us will always believe in happy endings. Visiting southern Germany is like walking into one of the pages of your favorite fairy tale. Explore the hills of Bavaria and don’t forget to see the awe-inspiring Neuschwanstein Castle, which is said to be the inspiration for Cinderella’s castle at Disney World.
Masai Mara, Kenya
Witness the circle of life in person by going on an African safari in Kenya. The blue skies are endless and the magic of Africa will never leave you. Kenya was known to be Princess Diana’s favorite place on Earth. If you’re an animal or Lion King lover, you’re in luck. This area is known for its high populations of lions, zebras, leopards and cheetahs.
Zion National Park, Utah
The scenery of this national park will simply leave you breathless. See the southwestern desert and all of its incredible history and wildlife in a bright new light. If you’re at a stressful and overwhelmed point in life, travel here to find balance and peace.
If pop culture hasn’t put this one on your list yet, we know what will: lots and lots of vino. Imagine Napa Valley’s wine country combined with rich Italian culture and some of the best tastes in the world. Oh, and in Tuscany you’ll also find some of the most beautiful beaches Europe has to offer. Go ahead, book your tickets.
For those yogis or stressballs who have always wanted to do a spiritual retreat, Bali is the perfect spot. Traveling to a culture where relaxation, peace and elephants are worshipped is always a good decision.
On top of offering some of the most beautiful scenery in the northern hemisphere, Norway is a prime spot to watch a spectacular show: the northern lights. Your soul will be just a touch more complete after watching the glowing colors dance across the sky.
Geneva is one of the most economically and politically important cities in the world, not to mention one of the most beautiful. Make sure to carve at least two days out of your schedule to explore the nearby Swiss Alps.
Chichen Itza, Mexico
If there is any other ancient culture not to miss other than Egyptian, it is Mayan. Chichen Itza is one of the largest Mayan cities known. Full of mystery and fascinating archaeological sites, this is a must-have experience. Oh, and beautiful sandy Mexican beaches are not far away.
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Travel can teach us things about ourselves and the world we might never have learned otherwise. There is no better place on Earth to learn about life than the Galápagos Islands. Take a trip to this amazing spot whose wildlife gave Charles Darwin a lot to think about.
You can’t die without having the ultimate tropical island experience. The Maldives, in the Indian Ocean, offer one of the most unusual and personal escapes in the world. And, psst: The majority of tourists haven’t quite discovered it yet. This place is the true definition of paradise.
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