How do you relax and clear your mind? Do you like to go for a long walk and let your mind wander while your feet wander? Sometimes not knowing where you're going is the best place to get somewhere you've never been!
The Earth is a huge place full of magical spots that can take your breath away. Can you imagine what it must have been like to be the first human being to explore and discover some of Earth's most amazing sights?
For example, what would it have been like to be the first person to see the majesty of the Pacific Ocean? Or the Rocky Mountains? How about the rainforests of South America? Perhaps the rushing waters of the Nile River?
As amazing as it must have been to be the first person to have seen those things, you can also experience something similar today. How? Wander around! The Earth's sights can still take your breath away when you see them with your own eyes for the first time.
- Mount Roraima is a spectacular tabletop mountain that spans the borders of Brazil, Guyana, and Venezuela. It features tall, sheer cliffs on all sides, which makes it quite a challenge to climb, even for experienced climbers. Its cliffs also make it home to some of the tallest and most spectacular waterfalls you'll find anywhere!
- If you ever find yourself in Yemen near the Arabian Sea, don't miss Socotra! This area is considered to be one of the strangest-looking places on Earth. Its isolated, harsh climate makes it home to many forms of plant life that can't be found anywhere else. If you wander to Socotra, take time to lounge under the unique Dragon's Blood Tree, which has an interesting umbrella shape and “bleeds" a colorful red sap!
- Two hours off the coast of Sydney, Australia, you'll find a remote paradise called Lord Howe Island. Only 400 people at a time are allowed to visit its beautiful beaches, private lagoons, coral reefs, volcanic peaks, and dense rainforests. If you daydream about a tropical paradise, Lord Howe Island would surely fit the bill!
- If colder weather is your cup of tea, you can't beat sailing along Sognefjord, the longest fjord in Norway. Its 127 miles offer spectacular depths and heights. The waters reach nearly a mile deep in places, while the surrounding peaks stretch about a mile into the sky in places!
- If you stay on the Earth's surface, well, you're just scratching the surface (pun totally intended!) of what the Earth has to offer! The largest known cave system in the world can be found under Kentucky's Green River Valley. Mammoth Cave boasts almost 400 miles of caves, only a portion of which have been fully explored!