Vacations that Will Change Your Life
Most people come across life-changing vacation experiences at some point of time. Some find such experiences in the arms of Mother Nature while exploring a rich ecosystem while others find these experiences in enriching cultural opportunities that are best seen while visiting a popular festival in a foreign land. Some find these experiences teaching others or volunteering for projects in different parts of the world, while others need things like driving, hiking or walking excursions. Whatever you dream of, wherever your interests lie, whatever your focus, you are sure to come across experiences that have the power to change your life in one of these destinations.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
The Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon National Park offers one of the best experiences of your lifetime. This overnight journey also includes a stay at the bottom of the canyon in the historic Phantom Ranch. Your accommodations are in a rustic cabin while family style meals are served in the legendary Phantom Ranch Dining Room. The canyon itself is an eye-opener. No matter how many Grand Canyon photographs you look at, nothing can prepare you for the awe it fills you with. The sights are so iconic that you force yourself not to blink, lest all that beauty disappear. Although most visitors visit the South Rim, all three rims of the Grand Canyon offer spectacular sights. Visit the South Rim if you’re interested in things like Native American ruins and historic buildings. If solitude is what you’re after, visit the North Rim. The number of viewpoints might be fewer, but the area is no less charming.
Safaris in Kenya
African safaris are one of the most adventurous and popular things to do on the planet. They find a place in most bucket lists and are always known to offer an incredible and unforgettable experience. Watching all that wildlife in its natural habitat is one of the most awe-inspiring sights, and when coupled with vast lush, forested expanses, you are really in for a treat. Vine Vera recommends you to start off your itinerary at the Samburu National Reserve Park and follow it up with trips to Lake Nakuru and the Sweet Waters sanctuary. Finally, end the perfect wildlife-watching vacation by visiting the stunning Maasai Mara.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru
There are many ways to get to Machu Picchu, but if you’re searching for a life-changing experience, you need to follow the footsteps of Hiram Bingham. The Inca Trail was used by the Incas for a reason – it was considered to be sacred. The trail offers truly inspirational sights and the adventures found here are second to none. The effort is no joke either. It takes a four-day and a 27-mile hike to get to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail, but believe you me, when your eyes first fall on the legendary city, that sight alone is worth the entire journey. Vine Vera recommends you to enter the Lost City of the Incas at sunrise through the Sun Gate. The sunrise views that this place has to offer are simply phenomenal.
Mount Kailash, Tibet
Mount Kailash has been attracting pilgrims for thousands of years. It is believed that trekking around the Mount Kailash can erase all your sins. Mount Kailash is one of the most sacred spots on the planet, and a major pilgrimage site for Hindus, Buddhists, Bon and Jains. It is believed that the mountain is home to Lord Shiva, the destroyer, one of the most powerful deities of the Hindu Trinity. The pilgrimage takes approximately 3 days to complete, and it also takes you to a serenely beautiful pass located at a height of 18372 feet.