10 Destinations that will make you dream of an Early Retirement

Traveling is something that you can do at any age, as long as you’re able to, willing to and have the budget for it. But with so many sights to see worldwide, it can be challenging to choose where to go.

Here are a few destinations that are so dreamy; they’ll make you want to go for early retirement so you can quit your job and spend all your time traveling.

1. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous human-made landmarks in the, thanks to its picturesque architecture. Aside from being an exciting sight to see up close and from afar, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, has a very romantic yet tragic backstory.

If you didn’t know, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s most beloved wife after she died in childbirth. Her name was Mumtaz Mahal, which is part of the name of this iconic landmark.

When you think about travel destinations that best fit a postcard, you can’t go wrong with picturing the iconic Inca Ruins in Machu Picchu, Peru.

Strap your trekking poles and head on over to Machu Picchu and admire not only the Inca Ruins but also the setting surrounding it. Hiking to the Inca Ruins is a great way to get to it, especially when you’re able to hike right as the sun is rising. Plus, those who hike early in the morning can enjoy faster access to the Inca Ruins inside.

It is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, so it’s sure to be a sight to behold.

3. Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are among the many natural wonders that you would be privileged to have witnessed at least once in your life. It’s magical and awe-inspiring to see them weaving its way across the night sky’s dark tapestry.

Although the Northern Lights aren’t a destination per se, they’re certainly a destination in the sense that you’d want to be able to get to them. There are plenty of places where you might get the chance to see the Northern Lights. The timing for each area is different, so you should make sure to do your research before heading there. 

Some popular places to watch the Northern Lights would be in Tromso, Norway, Reykjavik, Iceland, and even in Yukon, Canada.

4. Route 66

Route 66 is America’s first highway to take to get from Chicago to Los Angeles. It’s a road that spans about eight states and is one of the go-to routes if you’re in the mood to go on a long road trip.

Unlike airplane travel, there’s something unique and memorable about road tripping.

Route 66 in itself is not a destination. However, there are plenty of stops along the way you should see while you go from point A to B.

This includes diners, gas stations, tourist attractions, motels, hotels, and cafes that are sure to pique your interest.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an awe-inspiring natural wonder that captivates visitors from around the world. It has some of the most colorful and unique underwater wildlife that you can see.

So, for any diving enthusiasts out there, the Great Barrier Reef is undoubtedly a point of interest.

The capital of Cuba, Havana, is a city that mixes modern and vintage together in an unique way.

If you’ve been looking for a city-based, yet unique trip, consider going to Havana and try out all sorts of activities and attractions there.

 Havana is undoubtedly a cultural powerhouse of its own, from riding vintage cars around the city to enjoying live salsa music.

7. Grand Canyon, Arizona

The Grand Canyon is another fantastic natural wonder you can find in the United States, particularly in Arizona.

The word grand in Grand Canyon is an apt descriptor for this place. You’ll be amazed when you see the vast expanse that the Grand Canyon covers.

 If you want, you can go hike there or even go horseback riding if you so desire.

8. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The country of Mongolia is an underrated travel destination. No other destination can give you the diversity of experiences and environment that you will find there.

One such experience and would be the Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. Although Mongolia is an Asian country, Ulaanbaatar has a Russian feel and look to it.

Ulaanbaatar’s unique landscape is something that you wouldn’t experience anywhere else, with its grasslands, rolling plateaus and architectural mix. So, it’s a noteworthy addition to the travel bucket list.

9. Great Wall of China

A work of human ingenuity that you should see for yourself is the Great Wall of China. 

Stretching at around 40 km or about 25 miles, this wall stands amongst the mountains and valleys in the area. It’s an excellent subject for your photography, and you can also take a hike through its entire length if you wish.

10. Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

If you find yourself in Cambodia, one of the first places you should want to go to would be the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap. These temples are the largest religious monument worldwide, and one of most important icons of Cambodia.

You can’t help but admire the human hands that have created this immense beauty for such a spiritual place. It’s like one considerable work of art.