The Dalai Lama once said, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before,” and we second that statement. Travel brings a new outlook on life and a better understanding of the world. Experiencing new cultures, whether it be down the street or across the country, gives us a new perspective and time to reflect on how we can better ourselves and the world around us. When you’re ready for your next adventure, check out one of these incredible destinations that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Niagara Falls

If you haven’t already visited Niagara Falls, what are you waiting for? It’s the world’s number one tourist destination, visited by over 30 million people each year. We can assure you these breathtaking waterfalls are worth the journey, no matter where you’re coming from. Be sure to get the iconic Falls experience and take a boat tour below the waterfalls, or, if you’re a real daredevil, zip line across the top for an eagle-eye view of this natural wonder.

Niagara Falls can be viewed from either the American side in New York or the Canadian side in Ontario. So, if you’re an American or a Canadian without a passport, you still have the opportunity to view what many call the most incredible natural attraction in North America.

Las Vegas

Sin City gets a reputation for being wild and crazy, and we’re not going to dispute that. If you’re looking for a travel destination that’s full of unique surprises, Las Vegas is the perfect place for you – and Vegas is more than just casinos and nightclubs. From incredible artistic and musical performances to a vast selection of unique cuisine, there’s something here for everyone. This city is also a great spot for all-year-long outdoor adventures, because of their dry climate and warm temperatures. The Vegas Strip is just a spit away from parks such as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which surrounds the Hoover Dam.

Las Vegas is also chock full of history. Visit the Flamingo, opened by mobster Bugsy Siegel, and learn about how the mafia influenced the Vegas Strip and made it what it is today. The best part of Vegas is the affordability. Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or looking at Las Vegas houses for sale, you’ll find Sin City to be incredibly inexpensive.

Paris

The city of love is waiting for you! If you’re looking for an adventure full of history and iconic (and photographable) monuments, this should be your go-to destination. Paris, France is home to the Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, and the Pantheon, as well as museums like the Louvre, where you can learn all about the history of this great city.

For a slightly more unique historical adventure, take a trip over to Père Lachaise Cemetery, the most visited cemetery in the world. Here, you can find the graves of many famous individuals such as Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison.

Reykjavik

Travel to Iceland has been growing in popularity over the last few years, not only because of its affordability, but because of its stunning attractions. From gorgeous modern architecture to incredible street art, Reykjavik is a surprisingly modern place, but you can also experience a bit of history. Stop into the Maritime Museum or the National Museum of Iceland and discover the unique history of Iceland’s capital.

Of course, the number one reason to visit is the gorgeous view of the Northern Lights. Plan your trip around the best time to visit to catch a glimpse of breathtaking sight. The best months to visit are September through March, when the nights are long and the sky is clear.