Posted on January 11 2018
The world is such a huge place that most of us will not get to see all of it, but we make sure we see at least some of its great wonders. You may be desperate to visit the Grand Canyon, the pyramids in Egypt, or the Northern Lights in Iceland.
But there are some destinations that we don’t often think of, but are definitely worth travelling to. If you’re a keen traveller seeking your next adventure, why not consider somewhere a little more unusual?
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway is situated in a landscape of dramatic cliffs and overlooks the cold waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Around 37,000 columns have been left behind after a gigantic volcanic eruption sixty million years ago, and are a geometrical wonder that everyone should visit at some point.
Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Turkey
The name translates to cotton castle, as the pools can look like fields of cotton. They’re filled with natural hot spring waters which cascade down the tiers. They’re extraordinarily beautiful and make up the perfect spot to spend your day relaxing and swimming.
Zhangye Danxia Landform, China
This spectacularly colourful landscape was caused by red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years. The streaks of colour paired with the rolling hills and peaks make for a truly mesmerising view.
Keukenhof Gardens, Holland
Staying on the theme of colour, why not visit the world’s largest flower garden? Even those who have no interest in flowers or nature can’t not be impressed by the ever-growing garden, where over seven million bulbs are planted every year. Visit in spring to see the park come alive with rows of daffodils, lilies, roses, orchids, and lots more.
The Nasca Lines, Peru
The geometric shapes and animal figures that take over Peru’s Pampa de San José are a mystery within South America. They’re only visible from the air or from the viewing tower nearby, and each of them are etched from one continuous line, stretching to up to 200m in length!
For more reasons to visit Peru (if that’s needed!), check out this blog post.
Blue Grotto, Croatia
If you visit the blue grotto around midday, the suns rays pass through the underwater opening, creating a magical blue glow. You can travel into the grotto by boat, however, you should definitely take an underwater swim to see the rocks sparkle in magical silver and pink colours.
Socotra Island, Yemen
This may be one to visit in the future (definitely check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)! But, if you’re after something you can’t see anywhere else, this remote island is the place to visit. The unique biodiversity of the island allows unique plants and trees to grow here – some, you can’t see anywhere else in the world!
Cat Island, Japan
Tashirojima has a population of 100…humans. But they are hugely outnumbered by a vast number of cats who also live on the island. If you’re a cat person, this is a destination to put at the top of your bucket list – you can even stay in cat-shaped cabins!