Super Unique Travel Destinations

Super Unique Travel Destinations

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1 The Huacachina Oasis

It’s not a mirage. It’s a real life oasis! Honest! The Huacachina village was built around a non-man-made lake in the southwest Peruvian desert. It is now a secluded tourist destination. But of course, it’s not actually an oasis without a winery. Oh, what’s that? They have their own winery? What about a restaurants and pubs? OK, we’re in.
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Don’t count on Hotel Everland to stay in the same place. This one room hotel is dragged around, lifted, and placed on top of museums, bridges, you name it. It was last spotted on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. This place has pretty much everything but an address. With the very well stocked mini bar and king-sized bed, it’s a shame that you can only book the hotel one night. And they don’t seem to mind if you steal their golden towels. The modern looking lounge is so stylish, that you’d be crazy not to invite us over. We mean, invite your friends over. Invite us over! Please!
imagesIgloo Lights

Located in Saariselkä, Finland, this Igloo village has one of the best views on earth. Don’t bother looking out of the window. Cozy up in bed inside of your own private igloo and enjoy the prime seating for the spectacular event known as the northern lights. Simply look up through the thermal glass ceiling and experience this phenomenon without the -22°F temperatures. If you get swept off your feet by the romance of this place, you’re just a few feet away from the beautiful glass igloo chapel. And if, like us, you’re more likely to get swept away with hunger, head over to the snow restaurant.
Zorb-ImageZorb in Zealand

Zorbing in New Zealand is a travel experience not to be missed. What else do you do with a huge plastic sphere? Climb inside and tumble down a grassy hill! What were you thinking? Luckily the balls are reinforced with a layer of air between you and the ground. That would be interesting, but probably very painful. And what’s the best part? The water inside each ball creates your own mini water park while you hurl yourself across a New Zealand farm. At $40 a pop, we think the hilarious ride is well worth it.
equinoccio3The Great Pyramid of Cholula

The largest pyramid in the world isn’t located in Egypt. It isn’t even located in your spam folder (make $10,000 a week!) No, the largest pyramid ever constructed is in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. The early natives built this pyramid (A.K.A. Tlachihualtepetl) for religious worship. But the Spanish weren’t crazy about the monument made to worship another god. When they invaded they made sure to build their own house of worship on top of the existing pyramid. Today you can still visit that same church, and take advantage of a great view of the twin volcanoes nearby.
e0fbd23d04386ab2ca76414f94e7438d.600xMount Cook

We expect nothing less than spectacular from the home of middle earth. The Lord of the Rings took full advantage of this stunning country. It’s almost paradise no matter where you go in New Zealand. We’re particularly fond of Mount Cook. It is the highest mountain in the country. Mount Cook is lucky enough to enjoy 300 in of rainfall a year. This makes for some great scenery. You never know if Smeagol is lurking around the corner. But, we think its worth the risk.
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The Ghobi Desert

Spanning northern China and southern Mongolia, the Gobi Desert is a perfect place for an adventurous traveler. The extreme weather conditions can range from –40°F to 122°F. Be sure to dress in layers! Despite the ridiculous climate, animals like the Black-tailed Gazelle, and Bactrian Camel have managed to adapt to the unforgiving desert. It is also home to The Singing Dunes of Khongoriing Els. The sweeping curves of these famous dunes offer a stunning backdrop to a sunset camel ride. And if you can manage to climb to the top of one of these sand dunes, they’re perfect for a childish tumble down. Weeee!

76081c70f36125fbfea064b0ea34dd23.600xThe Potala Palace

The Potala Palace sits atop the Red Hill of Lhasa, Tibet. Lhasa is the birthplace of Tibetan Buddhism and home of the Dalai Lama himself. The beautifully complex palace was rebuilt under the fifth Dalai Lama in 1645 after it was struck by lightning and battered by war. Today, The Potala Palace is open to visitors. It is comprised of two main sections, the Red Palace and the White Palace. The Red Palace is lined with the stories of various Buddhists. We hope Google translate works over there! Its red color signifies dignity and power, while the white colored palace signifies calmness and peace. The gold, gemstone, and pearl covered chapel within the Red Palace isn’t too shabby either.
downloadThe Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is peppered with gorgeous castles and chateaux. And if you like beer, this is the place for you. The country is located next to Germany so it stands to reason that they’d have some killer beer festivals. And indeed they do. The festivities start with Pilsner Fest and the “Olomoucký Pivní Festival”. The Czech Republic also hosts the 17 day long Czech Beer Festival in the capital city of Prague. There are plenty of outdoor activities in the Krkonoše Mountains, too. You might also want to head just outside of Prague over to the biggest water park in central Europe, Aquapalace Praha. We suggest keeping the water park and beer festivals one day apart, or not.
images (1)Madagascar

Madagascar is more than where Melman the giraffe lives. It is the most bio-diverse island on the planet. 90% of its plants and animals only exist in this country. Nowhere else will you find the zebra-striped ring-tailed Lemur. The Republic of Madagascar broke apart from India, forming an island, about 88 million years ago. Because of this, the lemur has been able to flourish without those pesky monkeys eating everyone. The plant life has also benefited from the lack of competing species. If you’re looking for an incredibly unique travel spot, look no further. Or better yet, look really far.




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