You Haven't Lived Until You've Taken These 16 Life-Changing Trips

Bucket lists shouldn’t be left to when you’re 70!

Traveling is one of life’s greatest joys, however as you age, it gets a lot more difficult to do…

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Bodies start to break down and make those adventurous, climbing-intensive holiday vacations become way harder to manage. A lot of people start a family, and that alone makes traveling much more…interesting.

However if you get a head start and plan from now, you can make the whole world your oyster! Take a look at the following mind-blowing vistas you absolutely need to visit, especially before life stops you!

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1. The Dead Sea

This particular destination is absolutely worth it even if your only goal is to completely float in its salty waters. The serene beach is just wonderful, and the history in the region is incredible! The sites date all the way back to the Biblical era, and contain landmarks from Roman and Greek periods.

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2. The Great Lakes

The five Great Lakes that sit along the US-Canada border contain more than a whopping fifth of all the fresh water in the world! The location is also extremely diverse, and borders some of the most iconic cities, such as Toronto and Chicago.

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3. Peru’s Machu Picchu

This Incan city dates back to the 15th century, and is definitely one of the bucket list must-haves. There’s a reason for that: sitting in between the surrounding mountains, the site takes us into the life of indigenous Americans prior to European colonization. Hiking along the rough and tough Incan Trail is always an option, however travelers can also hitch a ride on a bus.

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4. Alaska’s Denali National Park

If you love the great outdoors, nothing beats Denali. You have the options of climbing North America’s highest peak, or a quick overnight stay to see the famous and stunning Northern Lights. If you visit in the summer, you also get to enjoy 20 straight hours of sunshine daily.

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5. The City of Havana, Cuba

Whether you’re there for the gorgeous Caribbean climate or atmosphere, or to photograph the colored buildings, vintage cars, or incredible musicians, Havana is the new place to be. Grab your tickets before the once U.S.-sanctioned region gets too popular and touristic to see the “real” Cuba.

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6. Bali

This glorious mountainous region in southeast Asia never seems to stop being a tourism hotspot- and why not? It’s loaded with numerous jaw-dropping landscapes and more than one thousand majestic temples like the one pictured below.

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7. Utah’s Angels Landing

This magnificent national park is chock-full of rugged rocky terrains and trails that lead to the peaks of gigantic rock formations, known by locals as the Angels Landing.

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8. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

Do you enjoy scuba diving? If so, the Great Barrier Reef has got to be number one on your list. The massive reef stretches on for over 1,400 miles (!) and contains thousands of different species of coral and fish.

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9. Italy’s Cinque Terre

This picturesque paradise for any hiker dates back to the medieval times. The village that stretches along the Italian coast was named Cinque Terre, meaning ‘Five Lands’. Explorers are able to hike between the five villages, and stop for some rest and relaxation on the beaches as they make their way through.

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10. The Thai City of Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand’s biggest city contains dozens of markets, gardens, and temples. For those who love animals, the biggest attraction is the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre nearby, where you’re able to ride and learn about elephants.

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11. Antarctica

Are you a true, hardcore globetrotter? If so you need to set your top travel priority on the earth’s most mysterious and remote continent. It’s the one place in the world that doesn’t have a city, town, or village nearby (or anywhere on the continent)- just the frozen, vast landscape of unconquered land. You’ll also gain a better understanding of the amount of ice located in the poles, as well as what may happen to the world if the global temperature continues rising.

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12. Petra in Jordan

This stunning archaeological site dates back to ancient times- over 4,000 years ago! The rock-cut architectural marvel is the region’s most famous feature. You can even camp out in one of the caves, or have a meal with the Bedouins.

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13. Island of Bora Bora

Bora Bora is French Polynesia’s most beautiful island. it is also the perfect start for those who want to delve into the tourism and adventure of the Pacific Islands. Scuba diving here is a must, as the coral reefs are abundant.

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14. Turkey’s Cappadocia

The fairy-tale like rock formations, also known as ‘fairy chimneys’, in Cappadocia are really unlike other rock formations you will ever see. Get the most amazing view of the magnificent landscape while riding on a hot-air balloon. It’s perfect for the traveling photographer!

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15. Angkor Wat in Cambodia

The Angkor Wat is not just a temple, it’s an icon! The intricate and elegant detail in this ancient complex was recently restored, and now holds the title of a World Heritage Site from UNESCO.

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16. The Galápagos Islands

The infamous volcanic islands scattered on the equator were featured in Charles’ Darwin’s studies on evolution, and contain a stunning variation of animal and plant life.

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