Lately I've been researching a good vacation spot. I came up with a list of 10 must see natural wonders. Non of them is a city. I am not a big fan of partying and museam hunting, I'm more of a nature/adventure kind of guy. That is the basis of my list.
1- Belize Barrier Reef
700 mile long Meoamerican Reef, from Mexico to Honduras, Belize is one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. It is home to the distinctive staghorn corals, whale sharks, rays and manatees.
It's corals are living creatures that grow up to 6 feet high and live as long as 900 years. The waters surrounding Belize are dotted with islet.
2- The dead sea
In the last four decades, the Dead Sea has shrunk by a third and sunk 80 feet, 13 inches per year!The Dead Sea is the lowest spot on earth (1,312 feet below sea level), has 10 times more saline than seawater (so humans float like corks), and is believed to contain therapeutic minerals. But we must hurry, The Jordan River is the lake's sole source, and as surrounding countries increasingly tap its waters, little reaches the Dead Sea, which could disappear within 50 years. Further pressure is put on the sea by the cosmetic companies and potash producers who drain it for minerals.
Seaside resorts and restaurants nearly a mile from shore, accommodate all visitors.
3- The Maldives
An island nation in the Indian ocean, formed by a double chain of twenty-six little islands in a north-south direction. Temperatures between 24 to 33 degrees Celcius, the constant cool sea breezes keep the air moving and the heat mitigated. Maldives waters are home to wide variety of ecosystems, but it is most noted for their variety of colorful coral reefs, home to 300 species of fish. Seven species have been described as new to science, several more await description.
Over 80 percent of Madagascar's flora and fauna are found nowhere else on Earth, thanks to millions of years of isolation in the Indian Ocean off of Africa.
5- The Poles
The natural phenomena found at the Poles are unique and inspiring, towering icebergs and majestic animals such as penguins, polar bears, and whales. And lets not forget the animaled movie Madacascar, if you want to watch the non animated version that's where you should go.
6- THE TAHUAMANÚ RAINFOREST
Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum normal annual rainfall of 1750-2000 mm (68-78 inches). The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth's tropical rainforests. It has been estimated that there may be many millions of species of plants, insects and microorganisms still undiscovered in tropical rainforests. This magnificent rain forest in Peru's Madre de Dios region is one of the greatest, a single tree can create as much as $1 million worth of furniture. The region is also known for endangered species like giant armadillos, ocelots, jaguars, and giant otters.
The Everglades are subtropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida. The Everglades encompass 2.5 million acres of cypress swamps, mangroves, sawgrass and pine savannahs. It is the only place in the world where crocodiles and alligators share territory.
8- RAJASTHAN, RANTHAMBORE
Ranthambore, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is one of the best places in the world to see tigers. The Park consists of typical dry ements with Anogeissus pendula forests, a dominant tree species. However, mix elements could be seen in the valleys and along water bodies. The Flora of the Park is represented by 539 species of flowering plants.