One does not necessarily need to travel the world to get lasting memories. Some special experiences can do all the magic and inspire one's mind for an entire lifetime. For many, it may be watching a fantasy movie or reading a book, but one fact remains; such unique experiences can satisfy a person's deepest imaginations. Different travelers might have different unique things they wish to experience, but these are so unique that they can create lifetime memories and also become stories that will inspire the next generation.
10 A Polar Plunge In Antarctica
A polar plunge is an activity that’s not just thrilling but also beneficial to the body in many ways. While there are many places to engage in this activity in the Northern Hemisphere, Antarctica is one unique place to engage in this activity. Besides being an opportunity to engage in the thrilling polar plunge, it is an opportunity to visit one of the unique places in the world and engage in more once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
9 A Christmas In Polar Night
Christmas is a worldwide event that many people around the world experience every year. But not everybody gets to experience Christmas in the middle of Polar night. This is a period when the sun does not rise above the horizon for a period that can last from a week to three months, depending on the location. This leaves the sky dark for as long as the polar night lasts, but this atmospheric condition does not make the Christmas celebration any less exciting. One can still enjoy the melodious music, beautiful Christmas trees, and the colorful colors of Christmas. Christmas in Polar night can only be experienced in places in the Northern Hemisphere, such as - Svalbard, Alaska, and parts of Canada.
8 Scuba Dive And Touch Two Continents At The Same Time
One can scuba dive in many destinations around the world, but there’s no other place on earth where one can touch two continents at the same time while diving except at the Silfra Fissure in Iceland. This attraction, located in Iceland’s Thingvellir National Park, was formed as a result of a rift between the North American and Eurasian Tectonic plates. This rift even moves two centimeters apart every year, which means the spot is still alive and constantly changing.
7 Spend A Night In An Underwater Hotel
The hotel experience is now more than just having a place to rest for the night. Many hotels around the world have now become attractions that are worth traveling for and while there are still lots of hotels on the earth’s surface to visit, staying in an underwater hotel is something to experience at least once. This experience will have visitors spending the night with live views of life under the sea. Fishes, sharks, rays, and so many other interesting sea creatures will be everywhere. Some underwater hotels to visit around the world include - the Maruka at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives; Atlantis at the Palm, Dubai; and Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore.
6 Travel To Space
Space Travel is something that has become popular in today’s world, but while this unique destination may not be easily accessible to the rest of the world, it would be epic to get an experience of this part of the Universe at least once in a lifetime. Fortunately, many organizations such as - Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, and Blue Origin now offer people the opportunities to experience a trip to this part of the world. What makes space travel so interesting is that it is an opportunity to see what’s beyond the sky. A chance to see the stars and witness a sight that the majority of the world only gets to see from their screens.
5 Fly First Class
When it is to be done once in a lifetime, it’s never too expensive. This applies to first-class flights. A lot of people are used to flying in small spaces, beside noisy passengers. One does not always have to put up with this. For just once, it will be nice to book a first-class flight and enjoy some royal treatment. The sky is not going to fall. An experience such as this will open one’s eyes to many things. First, one will realize that airplane food is not always so small and that one can enjoy amazing views from three different windows during the flight while sipping a glass of champagne.
4 Float In The Dead Sea
All water bodies are not created equal. While many require swimming to stay afloat, the Dead Sea in Jordan only requires one to lay still as it handles the floating part naturally. This is possible because of the Lake’s high salt concentration, and besides offering a relaxing float, this water is said to be beneficial to the skin.
3 Visit Hobbiton Movie Set In New Zealand
The Lord of the Rings is one epic movie that still lights up the flame of fantasy in the minds of many adventurers around the world. One place to experience the magic of this epic movie is Hobbiton in New Zealand which was the location of the shire and Frodo. Besides Hobbiton, there are so many places from the movie one can see while in New Zealand. To rekindle the flame of middle earth fantasy, one can even watch the movie while in the country it was filmed more than 20 years ago.
2 Spend Time On A Lesser-Known Island
Island travel is one of the most exciting adventures one can have, but while there are many popular islands around the world one can visit, there are some that have remained popular and unknown to most parts of the world. Besides having beautiful white sand beaches and unique natural attractions, these Lesser-known islands come with the added advantage of seclusion and tranquility, which means one will not have to deal with overcrowded beaches or noisy resorts.
1 Party Hard
Unique experiences come in many forms, and a simple party might just be what one needs to get inspired. There are many destinations around the world to enjoy a vibrant party, and even though one should strive to live a decent life, it will be thrilling to let go of one’s self for once and enjoy an intense party. Whether it sounds decent or not, such one-off experiences create amazing memories that last for a lifetime.