What are your Must See Places Before You Die? It’s a common questions asked by thousands of travellers, students, 9 to 5 workers and many more. I’ve been asked it many times since setting off to travel but to be honest, I’ve never had a good answer. It’s not for lack of wanting to see the world, I’ve just never been able to pick just a few destinations that I absolutely must see over all the rest.
I’d love to visit Iceland and Canada for their stunning landscapes. See more of America and further down to South America. New Zealand is close to my home of Australia which I really should see more of when I stop hopping across the globe. Then there is big old Europe with its years of history begging me to stay and I’ve not even started of Africa. So how can someone say oh you must see so and so before you die over everything else?
Thus bringing me to the quandary of today. What makes a place so divine/attractive/earth shatteringly awesome that it’s somewhere you must visit before kicking the bucket. I’ve tried to narrow down a list because I was tired of answering with the same old line “How can I pick just a few places when there is a whole world out there to see”.
First I started with the really iconic destinations you feel have to be visited like Rome, Paris and New York because each spot is so well-known it would be wrong to not want to see them. Then I got thinking about some of the icons of the past like Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Great Wall of China in China (obviously) and Petra in Jordan. These are all breath-taking havens of a life once lived on this earth, a testament to our history so I have to see those.
The list making went on and I found I was listing more places than I wasn’t. Coming to the conclusion that I’ll either have to die a broken man for not seeing everything, or accept the world is an amazing place and I’m lucky to see what I get to see.
I do know however many people do have a list of must see places. So I ask you the traveller, the office worker, the student, the young, the old, the educated… how did you decide on the places you most want to see before you die. Leave me a comment below with your destinations and reasons for why one place above all else gets on the list. Maybe we can create one big list of top destinations to help inspire others to get out and see the world.
Photo Credit: The above photos from Jordan and New Zealand were provided by Isabelles Travel Guide