6 Jaw-Dropping Travel Moments That Completely Blew Our Minds

There’s something to be said about making the most of your travel opportunities. While bar hopping and exploring city centers is enjoyable, there’s nothing like having a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Travelers love living on the edge, from white water rafting to hot air balloon rides.

Recently, experienced adventurers met in an online discussion to reveal their favorite jaw-dropping travel moments that live rent-free in their minds today.

The thrill of navigating rushing waters in a beautiful country isn’t for every traveler, but even the most hesitant adventurers admit white water rafting was a life-changing experience.

1. White Water Rafting in Costa Rica

By all accounts, witnessing the Northern Lights in person lives up to the hype. While photos do the phenomenon justice, countless people profess that being there is a cathartic and life-affirming experience.

2. Seeing the Northern Lights in Norway

From Zion National Park to Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon itself — and every national park and vista in between — countless men and women consider it a can’t-miss opportunity to see the most beautiful locations in the United States.

3. Hiking the American Southwest

I’ll be honest: I just learned today that you could see the Great Pyramids from above, courtesy of multiple hot air balloon companies operating out of Cairo! There’s arguably no better way to experience one of the world’s great wonders than from hundreds of feet up in the air.

4. Hot Air Balloon Rides in Egypt

New Hampshire is home to countless memorable hikes, and one person recalls an unforgettable experience with his friends, spending 24 hours exploring all the mountains have to offer! “I’ll never forget hiking hut to hut in New Hampshire’s White Mountains with my friends,” she reveals.

5. Exploring the Mountains in New Hampshire

Brace yourselves, wine lovers: Throughout the coastal cities of Croatia, it’s possible to board yachts that take you to private islands filled with endless wine tastings! It’s true; as one of the most tourist-friendly countries in the region, Croatia is known for world-class hospitality and unforgettable experiences.

6. Wine Tasting in Croatia

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