Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful that you had to pinch yourself to check if you were dreaming or not? Well if you have, then you can safely say that you’ve been to a place worthy of being on anyone’s bucket list. But most of us can count those places on the one hand.
These are all places in the world that travel bloggers have recommended as a must-visit item on your bucket list. So if you’re looking for where to go next or what to see before your days on this earth are over, these are absolute must-sees.
Patti described her experience of Antarctica on her blog The Savvy Globetrotter. She said it could best be described as “hauntingly beautiful” and simply stunning. She said there was never a moment when the scenery became boring or just a backdrop.
Patti said that it was beautiful “all day, every day.” She hardly slept the entire plane ride because she couldn’t stop looking outside at the scenery. Keep note that Antarctica has 20 hours of daylight, so there’s plenty of time to take in the beauty of it all.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Ruth Johnston, in her blog Exploramum & Explorason illustrates the gorgeous Uyuni Salt Lake in Bolivia, which is the largest flat salt expanse in the world. She said how she drove over the salt lake for over 100 km, stopping to play in the salt piles.
They also saw a museum where things were carved out of salt blocks. The trip was memorable for many reasons. For instance, chasing llamas and alpacas for photo moments is hard to forget. They even spent the night with a traditional family in a Pousada where the bed, walls, and furniture were all made of salt. In a nutshell: it’s worth the trip.
Annapurna Circuit, Nepal
Stefan and Sebastien of Nomadic Boys have a travel blog where they wrote about their experience in Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Why is it worth being on your bucket list? Because at over 16,400 feet altitude, you push yourself to the extreme.
But this kind of trip isn’t for the meek. It’s freezing cold, and you have to stop every 5 steps to catch your breath. They said their hearts were racing as they made their way up the mountain. But it was all worth it once they got to see the views of the Himalayas. In their words: “You just can’t beat that.”
Rhoni Speed writes in her blog called Living Our Life about what it was like to visit Cappadocia with its cave hotels, fairy chimneys and “ruins” of ancient churches and underground cities. The best thing about each place they went to was the landscape.
She explains how everything is built in the sandstone. The chimneys themselves have a white sandstone base and a black top, which give the illusion of being giant mushrooms. She says you can pretty much get a cave hotel on any budget. And judging by the looks of her photo, I can see why it’s bucket list-worthy.
Sossusvlei Desert, Namibia
Tracey Pictor’s blog Journal of a City Girl has a piece about her time in Namibia. As she wrote, “Most people have never even heard of Namibia and don’t have the faintest idea where it is.” A Google search will provide you with many photos, but nothing prepares you for the actual beauty that lays before you.
She wrote: “Nothing prepares you for the surreal reality of actually walking through the oldest desert in the world, Sossusvlei.” You feel tiny and even insignificant while standing in the middle of the desert surrounded by massive sand dunes, the air silent and still. Sounds like a memorable moment that everyone should experience at least once.