Trips of a Lifetime

Trips of a Lifetime

It is only one planet but it is filled with magical lands far and wide. Get out of your comfort zone and off the beaten track. Discover these incredible places with this bucket list:

Sudan: when you think of pyramids, you probably think of Egypt, but Sudan is also home to pyramids built two millennia ago. These ancient constructions are called ring Meroë, located in the onetime capital of Sudan's fabled Kush kingdom and keepers of ancient secrets.

Peru: Immerse yourself in the Latin American culture, between blue skies and wild landscapes. Here the oldest traditions meet the finest buildings and modern art. From frozen Andean peaks to the deep Amazon, Peru embarks you on a magical trip to the natural world. Aside from its natural beauty, Peruvians are also diverse and share an interesting culture in their diversity.

Croatia: get on a kayak and start paddling along Dubrovnik, one of seven world Heritage sites in Croatia. The city is well known for its Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls that date back to the 16th century. Its buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Ranaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector's Palace, now a history museum.

Tanzania: This is where you will find wildlife in its purest form. If you are touring, go to Serengeti National Park for the most exciting wildlife encounters. As the pastor Emanuel Cleaver has stated: “I have family in Tanzania. I can't even explain the joy of riding through the Tanzania national park and seeing giraffes run across the road and elephants over in a pond and baboons running.”

Bangkok: From rowers manning a ceremonial vessel rehearse for the Thai Royal Barge Procession along Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, discover Bangkok on a tour with Dragoman. Indulge yourself in some scrumptious Thai food, but remember that the food tends to be spicier than Thai food in the Western world. Bangkok is a city of contrasts, with climate-controlled megamalls stand side-by-side with 200-year-old village homes, gold-spired Buddhist temples share space with neon-lit strips of sleaze, and streets lined with food carts sit side by side with restaurants on top of skyscrapers.

New Zealand: There is no right way to explore this amazing country. Whether you choose to go on a road trip or a guided tour, you will take delight in the islands‘ dramatic natural beauty, the magical fantasy Middle Earth vibe, and the kindness of its people. From the the majestic views of the gigantic Mount Cook to the underground magic of glowworm-lit Waikomo Caves to the exhilarating adventures of Queenstown and the quirky vibe of Wellington, New Zealand will send you through the rook each step of the way. Start your trip in Auckland, get immersed in this hub so you can get ready to enter the natural realm. Head to Rotorua, visit the glaciers, get a hot bath in mud or thermal waters, hike the Tongariro crossing and make it to the mountain that served as Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings, head to Taupo, hike there, swim in thermal waters or cycle the trail. Then in Taupo visit the craters of the moon. Then head to the South Island and get ready for a dramatic scenery filled with paradisiac mountains, unforgettable mountains, dreamy lakes and enchanted forests.