Seven proposals to savor the joy of future travels.
7 UNMISSABLE TRIPS to do AROUND THE WORLD at least once in a lifetime
#1 Israel, different universes concentrated in a small territory
Few countries present such varied scenarios within such small borders as Israel. In a small territory there are extraordinarily different places. The endless beaches of Tel Aviv where you feel in a European metropolis but with ancient flavors like in the old city of Jaffa. A short distance away you are projected into a mystical dimension with Jerusalem, which in the ancient part in a square kilometer contains the sacred places of the three great monotheistic religions. And depending on where you come out you end up in Europe or the Middle East. Not to mention the desert space in which it sinks 400 meters below sea level in the slit of the Dead Sea where you float on water dense with salt. If this weren’t enough, you can admire the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa, the ruins of Jericho or spend a night in the middle of the desert in the south of the country until you get to bathe in the Red Sea.
#2 Petra in Jordan, a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the new 7 wonders of the world
Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best-known tourist attraction in the country. With 800 classified monuments, 500 of which are tombs, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Steven Spielberg in this location shot some of the most evocative scenes of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”.
#3 The Atlantic crossing from Europe to America
Another experience to try at least once in a lifetime is the Atlantic crossing. It was the great challenge that has attracted great European travelers for centuries. After the spread of air flights, it has once again become an attraction, especially if faced on a sailboat. An experience of contemplation but also of constant attention literally immersed in nature. It will take about 20 days to get from the European-African to the American side, with the possibility of choosing tactical stops on the islands located along the route that you had to choose.
#4 The Trans-Siberian, the longest train journey in the world
Almost 10 thousand kilometers from Moscow to the far east of Vladivostok passing through the boundless territories of Siberia. Presented for the first time at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, it is still the longest railway in the world today. Initiated mainly for freight transport needs in recent years it has become a real attraction for tourists from all over the world. The average travel time is one week, which can be extended by stopping to visit the most iconic places, such as Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal and Vladivostok, the terminus of the race.
The train runs daily and makes 157 stops and crosses 7 time zones.
#5 North Cape in Norway to see the Northern Lights
Unspoiled nature, extreme conditions and the lights of the Arctic and the Northern Lights dancing in the sky. North Cape, the vast plateau that ends with a 307-meter cliff that plunges into the sea, is a breathtaking once in a lifetime experience. Located on the island of Magerøya, for the less daring it is easy to reach thanks to an underwater tunnel that connects the island of Magerøya to the mainland.
#6 Route 66, the myth of the American coast to coast. The most classic of car trips in the United States from cold Chicago to the beaches of Venice Beach
The most classic classic of car trips in the United States, from one coast to the other of the country, passing through some iconic cities such as St Louis famous for the Gateway Arch, Santa Fe, Las Vegas and Los Angeles as well as immense prairies and breathtaking landscapes. To be done strictly with the elbow out of the window and the right soundtrack.
#7 In South Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town: 2,500 km on the road from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean
Among the seven trips to be made at least once in a lifetime, Africa cannot be missing. The best choice can only be South Africa to be faced in a crossing that allows you to range from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, discovering crazy landscapes and cities extraordinarily rich in history and culture. One of the classic routes involves the departure from the economic capital of the country Johannesburg towards the coast to Durban with the famous Golden Mile ideal beach for surfing or the Botanical Garden with plants dating back to prehistoric times. We then continue towards the Robberg Nature Reserve, a site protected by Unesco with its beaches and caves that were already inhabited in the Stone Age.
After the Knysna Lagoon you always advance on the Garden Route, so called for its lush valleys and forests and you can stop to admire the view of the Cape of Good Hope, before the finish in the legislative capital Cape Town. In all, there are about 2,500 km by car, which with all the stops must be covered in a couple of weeks.