The Earth is beautiful. It bears so much elegance and wonder to marvel at that it should be a crime not to make the effort and explore it. Those with a yearning for inspiration and a change of pace would benefit greatly from an adventure to a foreign land.

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Here are 10 life-changing trips every traveller must go on at least once:


Machu Picchu

Peru

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Incan fortress that sits high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. The citadel's dry-stone buildings were built according to astronomical alignments and impart an otherworldly vibe that is truly one of a kind.

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Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng

Vietnam

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng is a national Park in northern Vietnam that features stunning mountain ranges, thick tropical forests, and ancient limestone caves. Among the caves is the glorious Phong Nha cave, which makes for a spectacular camping site for tourists.

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Kakslauttanen 

Finland

Kakslauttanen is an unusual arctic destination in Finland that is known for its iconic glass igloos. Tourists can stay overnight in the igloos and marvel at the Aurora Borealis, a spectacular display of lights in the north.

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Bagan

Myanmar

Bagan is an ancient city that consists of over 2,000 incredible Buddhist monuments. Nestled within the lush green plains of Myanmar, the Asian city offers plenty of opportunities for adventure and exploration.

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Serengeti

Tanzania

The Serengeti is a savannah ecosystem in the heart of Africa known for its diversity of wildlife. From game-watching via an authentic safari to hiking the colossal Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti will surely get the adrenaline pumping.

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Swiss Alps

Switzerland

The Swiss Alps are an impressive string of high mountains that are popular destinations for world-class winter sports and hiking. But perhaps one of the coolest activities it offers is a scenic train ride through the mountains via the Glacier Express, which meanders through 91 tunnels and crosses 291 bridges.

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Haida Gwaii

Canada

Haida Gwaii is a rainforest sanctuary in British Columbia, Canada. Sometimes referred to as the "Galápagos of Canada", the island is known for its stunning beaches, towering forests, and whimsical fauna.

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Cappadocia

Turkey

Cappadocia is a valley region in Turkey that boasts incredibly beautiful "fairy chimney" rock formations that were craved several centuries ago. The area is a popular site for hot air balloons to fly, offering a remarkable scene to onlookers.

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Vaadhoo Island

Maldives

Vaadhoo Island is one of the inhabited islands in the Raa Atoll of the Maldives. Aside from its vibrant community and interesting culture, it also features a surreal bioluminescent beach that actually glows in the night time.

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Yucatán Peninsula

Mexico

The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean sea and is known for its gorgeous ocean cities like Cancun and Tulum. But it offers more than just resorts, and consists of several ancient Mayan ruins and secluded cenotes that can be explored.

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