By on 14. December 2016

There are countless beautiful travel destinations on our planet. I would not say, that some are better than others, because every place has something special to it, but some places will certainly blow your mind. These are my top 5 travel destinations, that you definitely have to see in life…

Top 5 travel destinations that will blow your mind

First of all I have to say, that it was really hard to decide, which travel destinations are my 5 favourites. There are so many and could take 5 other ones immediately as well. But if I had to decide, I would have to go for the following five, because they are just incredibly special. I know every traveller has his different favourites, but these ones are mine so far

Unbelievable beauty at Whitehaven Beach

This one had to be under my top 5 travel destinations. During my time in Australia I went to the Whitsunday Islands with my girlfriend. It lies in the north east of Australia close to the Great Barrier Reef. We went on a sailing trip with 25 other backpackers. We did some snorkeling, a bit of hiking on the small islands, saw some humpback whales and stayed at Whitehaven Beach. I honestly could not believe what I saw. To me that was pure beauty. Nature at its finest.

There are some lookouts on the island where you have a fantastic view onto Whitehaven Beach and the whole area. Absolutely stunning. Especially when the bay slowly starts to fill up with water. It also is suppose to have the finest sand on earth and you can definitely see that. The sand actually really is white as well (that is where the name comes from 😉 ). And the water colour there… just magnificant! You really have to see this!

Whitehaven Beach is easily one of the best travel destinations on the planet

Incredible water colour at Whitehaven Beach

Strong nature at Milford Sound

Milford Sound is definitely under the top 5 travel destinations for a reason. Usually most travellers would maybe not even consider to have this place as a top 5, but for me it has to be. Milford Sound is just spectecular! When I was in New Zealand, I went there with Kiwi Experience. It is located in the southwest of the southern island of New Zealand. We did a boat trip around the area. You basically drive through the fjords for a couple hours. We also had the chance to see some seals and dolphins. Very nice!

Sometimes you can even spot some orcas, if you are lucky. Some of the waterfalls you see so along the way are higher than 100 meters. The captain drives really close to them so you can feel the whole power of this wonders of nature. When I stood there, watching what surrounded me, I was just fascinated! You would not believe how beautiful and pure this place is at the same time. So make sure you go there whenever you are in New Zealand.

One of the best travel destinations is Milford Sound

The waterfalls at Milford Sound – Faries drive really close to it

True paradise at Maya Bay

This is place is paradise. Heaps of people consider this place to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations on earth and I do too. Maya Bay is located in southern Thailand close to Koh Phi Phi. It is so wonderful! You can only reach it by doing a boat tour. There are many different companies that offer these tours and they are definitely a lot of fun. You will stop at some other nice spots like Monkey Bay on the way. Maya Bay is the place where the movie the beach with Leonardo Dicaprio was taken.

It is not suprising, that they took this place, because it is truely amazing. Nowerdays a lot of people go there every day. Most of them are tourists. A couple years ago, there have not been that many tourists visiting this place. Just after the tsunami in 2006 it got really popular and people started to notice this incredible piece of nature. So go there as soon as you can before it gets even more crowded.

Paradise view from a tour boat – Maya Bay is one of the best travel destinations

Maya Bay – Where they filmed the movie “The Beach”

Old temples at Angkor Wat

These temples are also one of the best travel destinations ever. They are more than a thousend years of age and have been found again in the 18th century by some french colonial masters. They are located in the west of Cambodia. You do not even need to be very interested in culture or history to like this place. Just the style of these temples and the feeling you get when you explore them is so cool.

There are many different Cambodian companies that offer tours. You will need some days to explore all the temples in the area, but you can also see a lot in a day tour. You will start really early, but therefore you will see something that you probably have never experienced before. It is very different to everything else I have seen on my travel – really unique. You also gonna find the temple, where Lara Croft – Tomb Raider was filmed. Everything you find there definitely has postcard potential to it and it is one of the best travel destinations on the planet!

Sunrise at Angkor Wat – What a great travel destination

Temples and reflections at Angkor Wat

Wonders of nature at Halong Bay

The 7th new wonder of nature! This is one of the travel destinations you have to see, when you are in Vietnam. It is located in the north east and just a couple hours away from Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. I went there, when I travelled through the whole country with a motorbike. You can visit this place with a sailing tour. You basically drive along thousends of big rocks that loom out of the water.

During these tours you will also stop to see some really impressive caves, to do some kajaking and maybe visit a small island nearby. It is just magnificant! The extraordinary beauty you will see, is just not from this world. It really took my breath. Especially when the sun goes down than the ocean and the rocks start a beautiful symbiosis that is hard to explain. You honestly just have to see this yourself.

One of the new 7 world wonders of nature

Best travel destinations – Incredible view at Halong Bay

What I learned from visiting these places

As you can read here I also want to focus on the personal development, that travelling gives to you. It might sound a bit melancholic, but visiting all these places made me realize, that there is so much beauty in this world. Our planet has so much to give. You could travel your whole life, and still did not even see half of what the world has to offer on beautiful destinations.

It showed me, that we are all responsible for this world. We should treat it with respect. If not for us, than at least for future generations. Because if we don’t, than the day will come sooner or later where our kids do not have the opportunity to visit these fantastic places anymore. That is why we should all do our part and treat mother earth in the right way, so that we can still enjoy the fruits of it in the future!



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Christian "Volle" Vollmert
Hamburg, Germany

I am a german dude, who loves travelling and exciting adventures from bottom of his heart. I want to inspire other people to get out of their comfort zone and travel the world. Plus I really want to show how much you can learn from traveling and what kind of personal development as a human being comes along with it!


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