12 trips you need to take in this lifetime. From cobalt domes atop white-washed walls to ancient temples and sublime natural wonders: these 12 places aren’t just beautiful, they’re heart-achingly so. If opportunity allows, take the trip and see them in your lifetime.
If you’re constantly dreaming of that “sun-drenched elsewhere”, if you need to see the world with a fresh pair of eyes, if you’re ready to meet yourself in places far and away, if your ultimate idea of luxury is to get lost, to see, to wander, to experience, we bet somewhere on a wall, a Pinterest board or in an old notebook lies your ultimate travel bucket list. And with the world so big, and the options limitless, that list hides many and different dreams.
We add to it with more travel inspiration, with more breathtaking locations, aiming to feed your wanderlust and get you packing for new destinations.
After the break, 12 trips you need to take in this lifetime.
Laguna Lachuá / Cobán, Guatemala.
If your idea of paradise includes a wood walkway that leads to a solitary beach guarded by an endless sky of heavenly blue, Laguna Lachua should make it to your ultimate travel list:
Photo credit: Andrea Tórtola.
Whether it’s Casablanca with its gorgeous beaches, Marrakesh as the ultimate sensory overload, or perhaps the ever-fascinating Fez, the magnificent Morocco is definitely deserving of a top spot on your travel list:
Photo credit: Gilad Benari.
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand.
A fairy-tale of a place whose beauty calls for thousand photographs (none of which will do it justice), Lake Tekapo with its Church of the Good Shepherd and star-lit skies is just one of New Zealand’s hidden gems:
Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff.
A city brimming with life, crazy colourful, both in your-face transparent and enigmatically beautiful, Havana calls for one to get lost on its sunny, palm-guarded streets:
Photo credit: Jose Villa.
Machu Picchu, Peru.
Among the wonders of the world that make you feel both small and infinite at the same time, the Incan citadel of Matchu Pitchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest:
Photo credit: Kasper Kay.
Like postcards from another world, the rock cut structures of Petra will swap you back in time, the “Lost city’s” extraordinary beauty still guarding many secrets:
Photo credit: Dennis Jarvis.
Opulent, luxurious but oh-so beautiful with its azure skies and turquoise waters, with its old buildings and charming coastal villages, the French Riviera is more than a famously glamorous destination:
Photo credit: Sunday Chapter.
Iceland, The Northern Lights.
A spectacle that you must attend at least once in this lifetime, the show put on by the Northern lights is of otherworldly proportions, Ireland being one of the top places where to allow you to hunt the elusive phenomenon:
Photo credit: Friðþjófur M.
A blend of spectacular views and natural wonders, of beautifully structured temples and endless rice fields, Bali is a spectacle best viewed past the wall of tourists, for it will sweep you off your feet:
Photo credit: Aaron Geddes.
Made of glorious history, grandiose palaces and breathtaking surroundings, India’s Udaipur is a stunning location bearing a rich cultural background and promising a once-in-a-lifetime experience:
Photo credit: Iian Sells.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
Jungles claiming back their land, awe-inspiring structure whose grand scales and extraordinary details is bound to leave your breathless, Cambodia’s most iconic temple is 162.6 hectares worth of magnificence:
Photo credit: Imgur.
And of course, no travel destination bucket list could be complete without a nod to the Greek Islands, Santorini’s sublime beauty being the kind that will hit your from all sides, every angle making for a breathtaking view: