25 unmissable travel experiences: have you done them all?

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To celebrate its 25th anniversary of broadcasting in the UK, the Discovery Channel presented us with the results of its poll for 25 must-do travel activities.

Is this your ultimate travel wishlist?

1. See Aurora Borealis in North Cape, Norway

Aurora Borealis. Photo by Moyan Brenn
Aurora Borealis. Photo by Moyan Brenn

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2. Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia

Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Robert Linsdell
Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Robert Linsdell

3. Drive along the legendary Route 66, USA

Hackberry, Arizona, Route 66. Photo by Harry Pherson
Hackberry, Arizona, Route 66. Photo by Harry Pherson

4. Hike the Grand Canyon, USA

Grand Canyon. Photo by Moyan Brenn
Grand Canyon. Photo by Moyan Brenn

5. Ride a Gondola in Venice, Italy

Grand Canal, Venice. Photo by Jay Galvin
Grand Canal, Venice. Photo by Jay Galvin

6. See the Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Forbidden City, China. Photo by Francisco Diez
Forbidden City. Photo by Francisco Diez

7. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza. Photo by Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
The Pyramids of Giza. Photo by Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

8. Experience the sunrise at Uluru, Australia

Uluru. Photo by Shek Graham
Uluru. Photo by Shek Graham

9. Take a boat trip around the Galapagos Islands

Bartholomew Island, Galapagos. Photo by Derek Keats
Bartholomew Island, Galapagos. Photo by Derek Keats

10. Climb the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu. Photo by funkz
Machu Picchu. Photo by funkz

11. Take a helicopter tour of Niagara Falls, Canada and USA

Niagara Falls. Photo by Daniel Lewis
Niagara Falls. Photo by Daniel Lewis

12. Visit Yellowstone National Park, USA

Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Frank Kovalchek
Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Frank Kovalchek

13. See the Moai statues on Easter Island

Moai statues, Easter Island. Photo by David Berkowitz
Moai statues, Easter Island. Photo by David Berkowitz

14. Visit the war graves in Normandy, France

Normandy graves. Photo by U.S. Army
Normandy graves. Photo by U.S. Army

15. See the Terracotta Army, China

Terracotta Army. Photo by Bernt Rostad
Terracotta Army. Photo by Bernt Rostad

16. Visit the Taj Mahal at dawn, India

Taj Mahal. Photo by John Haslam
Taj Mahal. Photo by John Haslam

17. Kayak on the Amazon Basin, South America

Boat on Amazon. Photo by inyucho
Boat on Amazon. Photo by inyucho

18. Explore Stonehenge, UK

Stonehenge. Photo by thegarethwiscombe
Stonehenge. Photo by thegarethwiscombe

19. Take a boat trip around the Greek islands, Greece

Hydra, Greek islands. Photo by Sharon Mollerus
Hydra, Greek islands. Photo by Sharon Mollerus

20. Camp at the Yosemite National Park, USA

Yosemite National Park. Photo by docentjoyce
Yosemite National Park. Photo by docentjoyce

21. Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia

Trans-Siberian rail. Photo by Boccaccio1
Trans-Siberian rail. Photo by Boccaccio1

22. Watch the Great Wildebeest migration, Kenya

Great Wildebeest migration. Photo by shankar s.
Great Wildebeest migration. Photo by shankar s.

23. Celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh, Scotland

Hogmanay in Edinburgh. Photo by Robbie Shade
Hogmanay in Edinburgh. Photo by Robbie Shade

24. Admire the Sistine Chapel, Italy

Sistine Chapel. Photo by Randy OHC
Sistine Chapel. Photo by Randy OHC

25. Tour the Rocky Mountains, Canada

Rocky Mountains. Photo by Steve Jurvetson
Rocky Mountains. Photo by Steve Jurvetson

(Featured image: Moyan Brenn)

25 unmissable travel experiences: have you done them all? was last modified: November 19th, 2015 by Marta Safin
Author: Marta Safin (74 posts)

Marta loves coffee, travels and motorbikes. Coincidentally, the three go very well together so she writes about them on her blog, My Daily Grind.