10 Once-In-A-Lifetime Travel Experiences

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


We all travel for different reasons. For those seeking life-changing, unforgettable experiences, here are a few to consider.

Cruise Down The Nile

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Take in the ancient landscapes of Egypt with views of monuments, pyramids, and temples that existed since pharaohs ruled the land. You can find three to seven night cruises down the Nile River Luxor to Aswan in Egypt.

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Experience The Northern Lights In Sweden

Northern Lights, Sweden | Dave Moorhouse | Getty Images

Abisko National Park, Jukkasjärvi, and the Torne Valley are among the best places to view this spectacular light show and natural phenomenon displayed by Mother Nature.

Hike In Patagonia

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Exploring the Patagonian Fjords located at the southernmost tip of South America shared by Argentina and Chile is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for nature lovers and adventurers.

Wear A Mask At Venice Carnival

During Carnival, this already magical city explodes with even more color and whimsy than any other time of year. Held from January 31 to February 17, there are numerous performances and parties to keep you busy.

Drive Iceland’s Ring Road

Iceland | Robert Lukeman | Unsplash

The 827-mile route will take you around the entire island where you will be able to see many of Iceland’s breathtaking natural attractions.

Trek To Manchu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is the most famous ancient Inca archaeological site in the world and the best example of Inca civilization. Some consider the trek a spiritual experience that takes an average of four days before reaching the Temple of the Sun.

Dive The Great Barrier Reef

With over 1,600 miles of fascinating coral formations, you’ll feel like you’ve landed on another planet. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is perfect for divers of all experience levels.

Climb Table Top Mountain

Cape Town, South Africa | Vicki Jauron, Babylon and Beyond Photography | Getty Images

You can take one of the 350 routes up the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa to get a bird’s eye perspective of Cape Town and the nearby Atlantic Ocean below.

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Explore The Galapagos Islands

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Roughly 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands are some of the most famous volcanic islands in the world. The islands are famed for their diverse wildlife and breathtaking views.

Walk The Great Wall Of China

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These infamous walls once protected the ancient empire. Now a UNESCO site, you can experience the glory of the Wall and its stunning views by walking part of its 13,000 miles.

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