There are instances wherein travelling can prove to be life changing. This is because the experience you get when you travel not only provides you with a much-needed break from your daily routine, it can also enhance your skills or discover something about yourself that otherwise, you would not have known. Thereby, here are some of those travel experiences around the world that will enrich your life.
Chill with the penguins in Antarctica
Over the past couple of years, Antarctica has been accessible to travelers and tourists who are not only travelling to explore and study the wildlife in the place, but also to bask in its unexploited ingenuousness. In fact, the Latin America and polar experts from Chimu Adventures strongly recommend embarking on an Antarctica cruise because it is an ultimate journey that will allow you to see the world in a different perspective. Through the cruise, you will get the chance to get a close encounter with wildlife, and of course, chill with the penguins, who are the main inhabitants of the land. Having the chance to see and appreciate nature’s beauty this close can encourage you to maximize your efforts to protect it and save it, such that when you get back from your travel, you will have a more conscious effort on how you treat the environment.
Take part in the Día de los Muertos in Mexico
People often view death and passing on as sad and unfortunate. While this is true, taking part in the Día de los Muertos, or the day of the dead, celebrated in Mexico, can provide you with a different insight about death. This is because during this time, people gather together to remember their loved ones who passed on in a more positive light. If you are mourning the loss of a loved one, embarking on a trip to Mexico to experience this festival is worthwhile. Nevertheless, in general, this festivity can just remind you that life is meant to be celebrated.
Ride a hot air balloon in Turkey
The Cappadocia region in Turkey is the best location to ride in a hot air balloon. This will give you a breathtaking view of the lunar-like landscape of the region. Apart from orchards and vineyards, you will also get the chance to see natural rock formations that are interestingly unique as well as intricately built architecture such as cave churches and houses. Apart from being in awe with the natural wonders of the earth, you will come to realize that people indeed live very different lives which can cause conflict from time to time. Nevertheless, people are still able to harmoniously coexist regardless of their differences as long as they put a conscious effort to do so, much like how the natural wonders of the earth and the man-made architecture in Turkey blend alongside each other amicably.
Visit Auschwitz in Poland
Mankind had done incredibly marvelous things, but mankind also did some of the most unimaginable acts. Auschwitz is a reminder of one of the most horrific things that people did because of the absence of humanity. This visit is not for the faint of heart, so you need to prepare yourself not only physically, but even more emotionally. Nevertheless, when you get back after your visit to Auschwitz, you will have a greater sense of how it is to be human and make a more conscious effort on how you treat others.
Embark on a volcano tour in Hawaii
Another life changing trip that will make you realize that humans have nothing against the mighty power of nature is a volcano tour in Hawaii. Hawaii is known for its famous white sand beaches, but apart from this, there are also numerous volcanoes in Hawaii. A helicopter ride will take you to see three of the most active volcanoes in the state, namely Loihi, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. While this is truly a heart-pumping experience, you will also get to enjoy a spectacular view of the Aloha state.
Walk through the Great Wall of China
The ingenuity of mankind is truly amazing, having the ability to build such a massive structure even before technology. Such is the Great Wall of China, an ancient structure that is made up of massive walls that is meant to protect the territory of the land from intruders. This will make you realize the cleverness and skill of mankind, as well as the heights they will go to protect what is important to them. While walking on the Great Wall of China, reflect on what matters most to you, as well as the measures you are willing to take to protect it.
Gaze at the Northern Lights
Another travel experience that will make it apparent how small you are in this magnificent world is gazing at the northern lights. There are several countries and locations where the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, are visible, such as in Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, or Scandinavia. In Finland, you can even book a room in a resort that allows you to bask in the incredible light show under a glass igloo. Nevertheless, there is a greater chance for you to catch the northern lights the closer you are in the Arctic Circle. After you witness how amazing this natural phenomenon is, you will have a hard time finding anything that will surpass this experience.
These are only some of the most exhilarating travel experiences that will surely have an impact in your life once you go and visit. There are still more travel destinations and activities that are yet to be discovered and explored. Nevertheless, travelling has several benefits, from being an avenue to rest your mind and recharge your body, to an experience that allows for a life discovery or skill development. More often than not, it opens your eyes to how small you are in the vast and big world. This alone will pave the way for you to have a different perspective and see things in a different light.