Inspiration: Twenty Travel Spots to Stir Your Soul
“If we live truly, we shall see truly.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you love traveling? Would you love to visit some amazing sites before you leave this world? Traveling to other countries and cultures helps us appreciate the diversity and richness of our world; it ultimately helps us build connections even friendships with others. If, like me, you love to travel, there are probably a bunch of places you’d still love to visit in this lifetime. From the Seven Wonders of The World, to the Seven Natural Wonders, and the list of 911 World Heritage Sites, we can find enough places on earth, on every continent, that will take our breath away and remind us that we live on a remarkable planet. More below! 🙂
“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” John Hope Franklin
If there is one place in the world you could visit, what will you do to make sure you get there? This is the #Trust30 prompt for today, and it got me thinking beyond finding one special spot to stir my soul. There are so many wonderful places that remind me of the beauty and magic of our planet and I have chosen twenty spots that make my soul sing and that I would love everyone to see in this lifetime. Creating a list of twenty wasn’t easy because, worldwide, there are many breath-taking sites to visit; both natural and man-made. Perhaps that is why I love UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites because it includes places many of us have never heard of, and it takes into consideration places “of special cultural or physical significance.”
Kick back and enjoy the many photos on my chosen list… There were a few more I wanted to add, and I have added them at the end. So, technically, this is a 20+ list. Enjoy! How do you travel? Try JustLuxe and Gate1Travel for all kinds of travel needs. What place would you like me to visit that isn’t on my list? Do Share 😉
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine
Even if you don’t enjoy traveling, there are probably amazing sites local to your area that you can visit and enjoy. As the saying goes, all travel begins and ends at home. So whether you venture out or stay local doesn’t matter as long you are happy with your choices and stay connected to the stirrings of the soul within. I hope you enjoyed the journey and I’d love to hear about the places you would add to this list. I plan to do a follow-up post to this sometime soon.
What are your thoughts? Where would you love to visit? What would you cherish most from your trip? Do share! Thank you. 🙂
This post was inspired by a prompt from RalphWaldoEmerson.me: Not everyone wants to travel the world, but most people can identify at least one place in the world they’d like to visit before they die. Where is that place for you, and what will you do to make sure you get there? (Travel by Chris Guillebeau)
Positive Motivation Tip: Travel helps us appreciate our neighbors, our world, our place in the world and all in it; open your mind and make the time.
- My Top 10 Historic Travel Destinations (tripbase.com)
- Visit Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, Japan (5min.com)
- A Monumental Love Story – The Taj Mahal (easterndelites.wordpress.com)
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Taj Mahal, Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, Petra sandstone tombs, Giza Pyramids, Kiyomizu dera, Colosseum, Stonehenge, St Petersburg Collage, Terracotta Army, Kasubi Tombs, Angkor Wat, Hagia Sophia, Chichen Itsa,Grand Canyon at Hermits Rest, Victoria Falls, Serengeti Plains, Christ the Redeemer, Great Wall of China, Great Barrier Reef, Machu Picchu, Mount Kilimanjaro, Northern Lights in Lappland, Sweden and Golden Gate Bridge, via Wikipedia