Travel & Livin’

The Top 101 Beautiful Places to See Before You Die!

The majority of us are unaware of the many lovely sites that exist in our world.Here are a few of the world’s most breathtaking locations. 

No. 1 – Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

The largest national park in Croatia is Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is also the oldest national park in Southeast Europe. 

At the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the rugged karst region of central Croatia, the national park was established in 1949. 

The crucial north-south road link that runs through the national park area joins Croatia’s interior to the Adriatic coast.

No. 2 – Santorini, Greece

Santorini is the best Greek island and one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for a variety of factors. 

Even a brief visit to the island is enough to make you appreciate its singularity and develop a strong attachment to it. 

Santorini has unique qualities that set it apart and contribute to its justifiable fame throughout the world, in addition to Greece’s ideal environment with scorching summers, a bright sun, and its people’s engaging personalities.

Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece

Santorini’s rich archaeological heritage reflects its illustrious past and vibrant present. In addition to the many fascinating museums it possesses, it also has five magnificent castles that are well worth visiting. Akrotiri and Ancient Thera are two exceptional locations with strong energies that everyone should explore.

No. 3 – Nishinomaru Garden in Japan

Nishinomaru Garden and Osaka Castle

Nishinomaru Garden is located in Osaka Castle. It is a beautiful garden with 600 sakura trees. It is one of the most beautiful spring spots in Osaka. It is particularly beautiful with its beautiful gardens and stunning cherry blossoms.

The garden was once the residence of Kita-no-mandokoro, wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It is a wonderful spot for a picnic or spring tea, and in the north-east corner of the garden is Hoshoan Teahouse, ready to serve you traditional Japanese tea.

Nishinomaru Garden in Japan

It is open daily from 9am to 5pm from March to October or from 9am to 4.30pm daily from November to February. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the garden by train from Osaka Station.

No. 4 – The Subway, Zion National Park, Utah

The Subway, Zion National Park, Utah

Plan Ahead and Prepare There are two different ways to explore the Left Fork of the North Creek (Underground) by canyoning and/or hiking.

A wilderness permit is always required for this area. The wilderness permit application process is the same for all canyoners and/or hikers going to the Left Fork. The only difference is the start and finish points listed on your reservation and permit.

All trips to Left Fork include extensive route finding. Visitors are advised to obtain a detailed itinerary and/or travel with someone who has successfully traveled to the area in the past. Paid guided tours are not permitted. The Left Fork of North Creek is a daytime area only. Overnight camping is not permitted.

When planning your trip, consider your interests, time, and the ability of your group. Always have a backup plan in mind. Anyone entering the Left Fork of North Creek must comply with all canyoning regulations.

No. 5 – Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, Arizona
No more photo-only tours at Upper Antelope Canyon in Arizona

One of the first questions that comes up when researching anything about Antelope Canyon is whether to visit Upper or Lower Antelope Canyon and what is the difference?

If your budget and time allow, I would visit both! The general understanding is that Lower Antelope is cheaper and less crowded, although you will have to negotiate some ladders and narrow passages.

Book your tour online in advance

Tours can fill up quite quickly, especially during peak season, so book ahead online for peace of mind.

Mind the time zone

This was very confusing, but the Navajo territory where the antelope Canyon follows Daylight Saving Time (DST) during the summer, while most Arizona areas do not. Keep this in mind when booking your tour to avoid disappointment.

Visiting Antelope Canyon during flash flooding is dangerous.

If it rains upstream, tours may be canceled without notice.

There is no access to water or food on site.

It is advisable to bring your own water and eat before you drive into the Antelope, remember that Arizona is hot and dry so you need to stay hydrated!

To be Continued…