There’s no better time to travel than in your 20s! With hidden gems all around the world, why don’t you try something different by missing the typical tourist attractions and discover what the rest of the world has to offer. Why not try one of these unexpected destinations.
The Dead Sea, Jordan/Israel
If you’re looking for an underwater adventure why not try something a bit different and float on top of the Dead Sea. Known to be the lowest point on Earth, the saline waters will make sure you always float to the top no matter how hard you try to sink, which is perfect if you’re not a great swimmer. The minerals found in the water are said to also be beneficial for general well being alongside this if you’re looking for spiritual or historical insight to religion than you must visit Jerusalem. If you’re on a budget than make sure you come before you turn 26 as if you apply to visit the Jewish holy land on Birthright, you can receive a free trip which transports young adults to Israel on an educational and one-of-a-kind tour.
With relations with Cuba slowly developing for the better, there isn’t a better time to visit Cuba than in your 20’s. This beautifully unique country offers a perfect blend of local cuisine, salsa and culture. Walk in the footsteps of countless revolutionaries and be inspired by Cuba’s fascinating history.
Located in Sichuan, China is the Leshan Giant Buddha. The Leshan is said to be one of the largest images of the Buddha in the world at 233 feet tall. The Giant Buddha was carved into the mountainside the 8th Century and makes for the perfect Instagram photo. While in Sichuan, you might want to stay at the Panda Inn featuring the panda image everywhere including on the walls and the furniture.
Cerro Negro Mountain, Nicaragua
If you love skateboarding than this is one destination you don’t want to miss out on. Located just outside of León, Nicaragua is Cerro Negro (Black Mountain), a volcano in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range. Cerro Negro is the ‘youngest’ volcano in Central America which is perfect for all you 20-something year old’s. Skateboarding down this volcano has become a popular activity, so for all you adventure seekers you can strap on a board or ride a modified sled (little piece of wood) from the top of Cerro Negro at 30mph. Nothing spells adventure than sledding down a mountain!
Naica Mine, Mexico
Naica Mine which is located in Saucillo, Mexico is a working mine famous for its remarkable crystals. Otherwise known as the crystal cave of Giants, it is approximately 1000 feet down. There is another chamber in this mine which is called as the Cave of Swords as these crystals resemble an underwater reef. Although the Naica Mine looks like you could get frost bite, the heat steadily increases as you descend the vertical drop. When inside the great palace of crystals, the pressure of intense heat create a gamut of emotions and some even say hallucinations.
There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.
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