Saturday, August 11, 2018

Natural Wonders of the World To Plan Your Next Trip Around

When you hear about the seven wonders of the world all around the world, they are all man-made things. As stunning as they are, and as much as people have them on their bucket list, it can be a good idea to look at some of the natural wonders of the world. Mother nature really is amazing! Have you got any others that you would add to the list?

Northern Lights

Aurora Borealis, which is nicknamed the Northern Lights, really is a phenomenon in the sky. They can be seen over both hemispheres, both north and south, but is most commonly associated with northern hemisphere locations like Iceland and Scandinavia. The little-known fact about them is that they are always in the sky, but we can only pick them up at certain times of the year when the conditions in the sky change.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is another stunning bucket list item, with its vast sea life to explore. In fact, it is home to the biggest coral reef in the world. So it is no wonder that many people want to see it and snorkel in the area. It is still in pretty good condition, but with climate change and millions of tourists each year, it is a potential threat to the quality of the reef.

Victoria Falls

The largest waterfall in the world is Victoria Falls nestled between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is a breathtaking sight, especially if you see the falls when there is a full moon. The water spray and the moonlight make an incredible night time rainbow; something really amazing. The waters underneath the waterfall are safe to swim in too, especially from September to November as the water level is the safest.

The Grand Canyon

The Arizona based canyon is one mile deep, and 277 miles long, making it the largest canyon in the world. There are split opinions on how the canyon formed, with many thinking it was to do with the Colorado River and erosion. But it was believed to have happened millions and millions of years ago. So for us nowadays, it can tell us a lot about Earth and its history.

Mount Everest

Unlike the rest, this is a much tricker bucket list item (at least climbing it is)! The highest point on earth from sea level is Mount Everest, and you might be surprised to hear that it is still growing around 4mm each year. Located in Nepal, it is a massive tourist attraction for the country, and many locals make their living by helping others to get to the top. It is rare to be able to make it to the summit, though, so amateurs need not apply.


This volcano is probably not the most well known in the world (are there any more well known volcanoes, to be fair)? But the Mexican volcano is marvellous in what it looks like and also what it teaches, with scientists being able to learn more about our planet through it, and how things naturally occur on Earth.
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