There always seems to be one or two exotic locations that all of us have on our bucket list. We all have that special place that we want to visit or the festival we want to experience before we leave the Earth. Typically, though, we put off the trip in lieu of something more important or due to lack of funds. But if we keep waiting for that perfect moment, we may never get the chance to experience a trip of a lifetime. So throw off those sails and throw caution to the wind, update that passport, and check out one of these awesome locations.
1. Trek across the Sky in The Salar De Uyuni: Bolivia
There is a unique phenomenon that occurs in Bolivia that one must see to believe. After heavy rainfalls, the Salar de Uyuni-the world’s largest salt lake—turns into a giant mirror that appears to stretch to the horizon and beyond. When this happens, the sky and surrounding mountains are reflected perfectly in the lake, creating an ethereal somewhat otherworldly experience for those who are on the ground. If you go, take lots of photographs because the experience is hard to describe to those who are not there to witness it first-hand.
2. Japan’s Cherry Blossom Fields: Japan
In the spring, the light pink cherry blossoms of Japan’s cherry trees fill the skies and the air from the north to the south. The tiny blossoms add to the scenery, highlighting the traditional castles and ancient architecture with their beauty.
3. Masskara, Bacolod City: Philippines
Masskara, or the “multitude of faces,” is a festival that takes place in the Philippines each year. The festival arose as a reaction to a tragic boat accident that resulted in the loss of more than 700 lives. The government and local artists worked together to create an event that would help to bring joy and good spirits back to the community while allowing them to remember the lives that were lost.
4. Burning Man: Nevada, United States of America
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather together in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to create a temporary artistic oasis. This community of artists come together to partake in self-expression, expressions of creativity and performance. At the culmination of the event, an effigy of a giant man is burned to signify the end of the Festival.