There’s a vast and incredible world out there, so naturally, choosing where to go for the ultimate holiday trip can be a very tricky decision to make. If you’ve already saved up and planned for every penny, but still haven’t the foggiest idea where your next big adventure lies, we might be able to help you out with a few suggestions! Let us help take some load off your shoulders by whittling down your destination options for you.
For the vacation of a lifetime, it’s no question that a big, exciting getaway is the way to go. Unforgettable scenery, breathtaking displays of nature, memories that will stay with you all your life – any of these places are sure to give you all of those wondrous delights. Feel free to read on and see which one strikes your fancy the most.
Go for a Swim in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia
One of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is easily one of the number one must-go to spots for a remarkable vacation. With an endless list of activities to do, from riveting tours to lively activities like snorkeling, diving, and boat riding, there is no doubt that you will never have a dull moment there. Just make sure you’re always following safety precautions whenever you take up an activity – listen to a qualified instructor or go with an expert diver before taking the plunge.
Once below the surface, you’ll get to behold some of the most spectacular sights known to Earth. The beautiful corals, the diverse marine life, the crystal clear waters. To give you a general idea, Cairns and Port Douglas are the two most popular starting points and there are plenty of diving schools to choose from in those areas.
If you prefer to stay above waters, you can always hop aboard a glass-bottomed cruise to drift around on the ocean. It’s a great way to fully take in the idyllic Pelorus Island and watch the wildlife residing in the Ribbon Reefs. After this trip, with all the sights you’ve seen and experiences you’ve enjoyed, you’re sure to feel like a whole new, rejuvenated person. Keep in mind that due to the rainfall that occurs from December to May, the boat ride operators usually begin their tours again in June.
Watch the Gorgeous Sky Up in Northern Lights, Sweden
The magic of the Aurora Borealis is a truly magnificent, one-of-a-kind phenomenon that can’t be replicated anywhere else. There are actually only a few places where the Northern Lights can truly be seen, and one of the best spots for this special light show is in the village of Abisko in Sweden.
That’s where you’ll find the famous Aurora Sky Station, which is actually located on Mount Nuolja, 900 metres above sea level. There is very little light or sound at the sky station, which means you can let yourself be completely immersed in the aurora lights from the observation deck without any pesky distractions.
If you ask us, the best time of year to visit is between the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn and winter. But sightings of the lights are possible between September and late March. No matter what date you choose to go, just make sure to stay alert and look up to the sky between the hours of 9PM and 2AM to be able to witness and enjoy the spectacle. Trust us, once you’ve taken it in, you’ll find that it was worth the wait!
Climb Your Way Up to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is a truly breathtaking force of nature. It’s technically a volcano, but a dormant one so it’s completely safe! Sitting against the Tanzanian skyline, this incredible site is an epic trek continuously awaiting its next bold adventurers.
Comprising of three cones called Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi, this mountain has been successfully climbed many, many times, since all the way back in the 19th century, at that. Today, eager climbers can access the mountain from all of its sides, and the summit can be reached by eight different routes.
If you want a relatively easier Kilimanjaro climbing experience, Marangu is the easiest of the routes that offers the gentlest gradient. It’s the most popular with visitors so be prepared to travel with a crowd. But if you’re looking for incredible scenery, then the Lemosho Route is the way to go. For more experienced climbers, the challenging Umbwe is quite difficult, but those who have conquered it say it’s all worth the effort. Whether you want to climb high or swim in the deep, there is a marvelous array of adventures waiting for you out there. If you still need more inspiration on where to go, you can check out our amazing tour packages in Cairns. You should be able to get more fun ideas there. Which one are you going to choose for your next trip?