If you’re ever sitting down at work feeling restless and you feel like something is missing from your life, or if you’re constantly thinking about past holidays, then you may very well be suffering from a bout of wanderlust! If that’s the case, take a look at these five otherworldly travel destinations that you can add to your bucket list:
Fingal’s Cave, UK
Set on the remote Isle of Mull in Scotland, Fingal’s Cave is a stunning location that was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. Since then, the erosion caused by the sea has resulted in what appears to be perfectly sculpted columns. If you take a boat trip to the cave, you’ll most likely encounter a wild array of wildlife on the way, including puffins.
Teide National Park, Tenerife
The Canary Islands are home to a range of volcanoes and scenic mountains, but none larger than the Teide National Park, which is the highest point in Spain and all other Spanish islands. The active volcano is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered as one of the best places in the world to stargaze.
Singing Sand Dunes of Liwa, Dubai
Although Dubai is well known for its amazing skyscrapers and manmade archipelagos, it’s also home to one of nature’s most enchanting destinations, the Singing Sand Dunes of Liwa. Not only will you be overwhelmed with the vast expanse of golden desert, but you’ll experience the haunting musical sounds that are made by the vibrations of the sand.
Tianzi Mountains, China
The Tianzi Mountains can be found in the Hunan Province of China, and are some of the most mesmeric sights on the planet. These high rise peaks inspired James Cameron when making the film Avatar, and it’s easy to see why, as they look truly mythological. The mountains are also near Baofeng Lake and Huangshi Village, so it might be worth renting a car.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay is what many people will associate with paradise, with its emerald waters, limestone mountains and rainforests, it truly is a spectacle to behold. While you’re there, you’ll have the opportunity to kayak through mysterious caves or you can simply lounge on the nearby sandy beaches.