Traveling, there’s nothing like it. The world is big and wide and waiting for you to explore it. This list will make you want to blow the dust off your passport and catch a flight in search of nature’s absolute beauty. Get your camera ready, or delete the old photos from your phone so you will have enough space for all the sights to be seen. Here are 5 beautiful destinations that need to be on your wanderlust bucket list.
1. Galapagos Islands
When you travel to Galapagos you’ll discover there are more than 120 isles and islands to explore (20 main islands). So how do you choose which ones to visit? Well, that depends on what you want to see. If you’re into hiking and adventure, Isabela Island and her imposing Sierra Negra Volcano will do the trick. Sea lions roam on San Cristóbal Island, and the majestic tortoises hang out on Santa Cruz Island. The beauty and wonder of nature here will amaze you. You’ll see why Charles Darwin was so enraptured by this place.
2. Koh Poda, Thailand
At Koh Poda Beach you can hit four islands in the same trip. Sail a longtail boat across Tonsai Bay’s crystal clear waters to see… well, paradise. There are large limestones covered in greenery that appear to be floating on the bay. Water enthusiasts will love the soft white sand beaches and snorkeling sites. You can also charter a boat and scuba dive. Because the Poda Island group is unaffected by the monsoons, you can visit these eye candy islands any time of the year. For perfect weather, visiting during the cooler months where temperatures and humidity are low.
3. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is a beautiful city framed by the glorious Table Mountain. Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is the focal point of the busy harbor, where you can find great restaurants, shopping and beautifully architectured and colorful homes that feature second floor balconies. The Mother City has much to offer visitors, including hiking, sun and surf, vineyards, safaris and amazing food. The real question is, what can’t you see and do here?
4. Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
Millions of beautiful flowers of all different colors, shapes and sizes grow here all year. One of the more popular beauties are the acres of baby blue eyes that bloom at Hitachi Seaside Park in the spring. There are paths you can walk or bike and take in the absolute miracle of nature. Whatever the time of year you visit, you’re in for a treat.
5. Flores Island, Indonesia
Atop Mount Kelimutu are three multicolored crater lakes that surround the volcano. One of the coolest things about the lakes is that they change colors. Science say chemical reactions in the water are responsible, but the people say that the colors show the moods of the ancestors. You’ll also find Komodo National Park here. The quiet white sand beach and picturesque sunsets are worth the visit.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and you’d be hard pressed not to find the beauty in these breathtaking destinations. With so much to see and do, it’s a good idea to optimize your travel bucket list. Your beautiful adventure awaits you.