Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Exciting Travel Experiences To Add To Your Bucket List.

Is there anything more exciting than packing your bags and heading off to a new exotic destination? If you already arrived at a new country, then chances are, you already spent hours researching and planning your schedule. But have you ever planned a trip around an experience or activity you just couldn’t do anywhere else? Sure, you can go skydiving pretty much anywhere around the world. But what about swimming in bioluminescent water? Or releasing a sky lantern at the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand? Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or not, there are tons of fun and exciting things to do around the world that will inspire anyone to make a bucket list that doesn’t only include visiting the Louvre or the Taj Mahal. Here are 20 that are so exhilarating, they'll make you want to book a flight today.

#1. On the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, you can try your luck and surf a challenging man-made wave at the Waimea River.

If the ocean isn't giving you enough waves, there's only one thing you can do: make your very own waves, right? That's exactly what a group of surfers did at the Waimea River. The standing wave looks pretty much like any other manmade wave you've seen at water parks, but it's probably 100 times more fun.

#2. Have you ever seen anything more jaw-dropping than the Northern Lights? Well, how about watching Mother Nature's artsy display through a glass igloo?

Book a stay at this glass igloo as you snuggle up in a cozy blanket and hot cocoa at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Lapland, Finland. This natural phenomenon paints the sky with surreal colors that will hypnotize you for hours until it's time to fall asleep. It doesn't get any better than this.

#3. Bask in the glory of around 5,000 azaleas and more than 350 wisteria trees in the dreamy Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan.

With breathtaking views, you won’t be able to resist snapping thousands of Instagram-worthy snaps. There’s even an 80-meter long white wisteria tunnel that is so romantic, it would make the perfect backdrop for a wedding. With more than 350 wisteria trees in full bloom, this place was even voted among the top 10 world dream destinations in 2014.

#4. Millions of Monarch butterflies, also known as Danaus Plexippus, return each year to the wonderful pine-oak forests of Central Mexico.

And it’s a sight to be seen! Each year, these Monarch butterflies get clustered together on the cozy oyamel trees in Central Mexico after flying more than 3000 miles from Canada and the United States.

Millions of Monarch butterflies, also known as Danaus Plexippus, return each year to the wonderful pine-oak forests of Central Mexico.

Washington Post

#5. The Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai is a light festival that gets held in Northern Thailand, and it’s full of magic.

Tons of tourists travel from every corner of the world to witness this stunning festival of lights. Thousands of rice paper lanterns get released into the air, filling the skies with glowing lights that slowly drift away. Like most celebrations around Thailand, the Yi Peng Festival is about saying thanks and praising Buddha.

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