Before You Die, Visit These Places
Victoria Falls, border of Zimbabwe and Zambia
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Two times as wide and double the depth of Niagara Falls, Victoria Falls is widely considered to be the world’s largest waterfall, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. The roar of the rushing water is so great that it can be heard from a whopping 24 miles away, while the rising mist from the falls can be seen from more than 30 miles away, according to victoriafallstourism.org.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is an immense geologic wonder that was forged by glaciers millions of years ago. Its red rocks change color with the position of the sun, making for a stunning backdrop to any photo. Hiking the mile down into the canyon or rafting along the Colorado River are both popular activities among visitors, according to the National Park Service.
The Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone, Wyoming
Though it isn’t the most famous feature in Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Prismatic Spring is certainly the most visually stunning. Larger than a football field and deeper than a 10-story building, the Grand Prismatic Spring fans out into brilliant rings of green, yellow, and orange due to the heat-loving bacteria that call it home, according to Yellowstone Park.
Komodo Island, Indonesia
Known for its giant lizards that bear the same name, Komodo Island is also home to gorgeous tropical forests, renowned diving sites, and gorgeous beaches — one of which boasts pink sand and teal blue waters.
Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia
Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is a stunning rock formation located in a particularly remote region of the Australian Outback. The rock brilliantly reflects the beautiful hues of sunrise and sunset in the vast desert landscape.