Last Updated on June 21, 2018
We have always thought that traveling comfortably on a great flight, to a fancy hotel with food already waiting for and visiting the places that everyone talks about is a pure joy, until we call out the free spirit we have within that leads us to an unexpected journey where we will truly know the land and its mysteries.
In case you want to seize such opportunity, you should start strong by visiting the most breathtaking routes that you will ever see.
At first, we don’t want you to worry, as long as you don’t attempt anything that is dangerous, you will be fine. Just make sure to enjoy that experience in order to feel wonderful about being a part of this incredible world we live in.
The Stairway to Heaven – Hawaii
Have you ever heard the famous song by the rock band Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven?
If you have, then I am sure at one point or another you wanted to see, visit, or at least witness some stairs that can take you to heaven, and it turned out that you can and they are called the Haiku Stairs. It is 4,000 steps running through the mountains of O’ahu Island in Hawaii.
These stairs were built during WWII by American soldiers to help them reach the radar equipment that they placed on the mountaintop. However, the only rule you must follow when you climb those stairs is to never look down.
Shikoku Pilgrimage Route – Japan
If you are interested to see the ancient Japan beauty and discover their old culture, then you just need to take a flight to the Shikoku Island where the charm of all what it is ancient has been perfectly preserved.
There are many of tourists who hike the ancient route that runs through the whole island, and going from its start to the end may take two months. Along the way, you will get to explore the 88 ancient Buddhist temples while enjoying the beautiful Japanese gardens.
The Inca Trail – Peru
If you have never walked on a route that was built 6 centuries ago, then you are in luck because Peru can take you to such unforgettable journey. The Inca civilization built this road hundreds of years ago, and today local tour guides lead tourists along it.
The best part about this route is you will never get bored of the journey because at some point you will find yourself inside a jungle, the next second you will be climbing up mountainsides, and the real joy is at the end of the trial when you will find yourself in Machu Picchu, the city in the heavens.
Sarek National Park – Sweden
Sarek National Park is the home to many unbelievable views. By taking this route, you will be signing for a journey where you will witness incredible things like the highest mountain in Sweden, rivers, glaciers, the Northern lights, and the exquisite North European wildlife.
A true freedom seeker must visit this amazing national park because experiencing a near-incomparable sense of magic and beauty in all of its forms is unbelievably liberating and can’t be found anywhere else.
The Lycian Way – Turkey
Turkey offers us many great things like the package holidays, but it turned out it can offer us something greater than that and it is the Lycian way where you will find the true wonder of the country.
This route was left behind more than 3,000 years ago by the inhabitants of ancient Lycia. You will be able to go from the ancient rocky tombs to the deserted azure coves. Nature and the views are something beyond magical. In fact, this route could even change your life for better!
Bay of Fires – Australia
Here is the land that offers us one of the most unique natural sites and opportunities that we might have never expected, including the unusual colors of the cliffs that you will encounter along the shore as you walk on the Bay of Fires.
This crazy gorgeous route takes 4 days to be finished. You are guaranteed to see these natural sites nowhere else except in the Bay of Fires. Make sure to take enough pictures of the orange cliffs, white sand, and the azure sea.
Overland Track – Australia
Speaking of Australia, here is another route that the land offers us with all joy and pride. The Overland Track is very famous in Australia and it runs through the most gorgeous places in Tasmania, the crystal-clear lakes, great waterfalls, high mountain peaks, and the bright fields of heather.
You may not be the only one on this journey because you will find many kangaroos, snakes, and a lot of astonishing wildlife along the way to keep your company.
St James’s path – Spain
Spain has so much more than a sexy language, free food with drinks, and beautiful faces. In the middle ages, the pilgrims used to walk the St James’ Path to pray at the grave of the apostle St. James the Great.
Today, tourists and locals walk the same path for various reasons; to pray, to enjoy the beautiful route, and to seek self-discovery and deep understanding of life.
This path is more than a road that offers great views, it is a spiritual journey for anyone who believes, and who doesn’t, too. If you were able to finish the route, you will get a tattoo in the shape of a seashell that symbolizes the St. James’ Path.
Zion National Park – The USA
The United States is giving us the opportunity to see nature in its best forms that we probably won’t believe that we are still on planet Earth. Zion National Park is a great mixture of rocky plateaus, cliffs, deep canyons, and captivating tunnels.
During the great adventure, you will be astonished by all the colors that you will be witnessing along the way: red, pink, sky blue, orange, an emerald. So, are you ready for a journey inside the country but feels completely outside of it?
Annapurna Circuit – Nepal
In case you feel like an experience that will “refresh” you and makes you understand yourself in a better way, then we advise you to fly to Nepal, Annapurna Circuit because no one returns home the same person after walking that path.
That destination holds in its heart the most majestic, breathtaking mountains on Earth, and the deepest gorges that add an extra special flavor to this whole experience. You will be witnessing many exquisite Buddhist temples along the way of this inspiring and gorgeous landscape.