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10 Top Places to Visit outside of the United States ...

By Melanie

Traveling is a lot of fun! There are so many adventures out there that are waiting for you. With all of the different places to travel, it can be hard to pick! Below, I am going to give you the top 10 places to travel to outside of the United States.

Table of contents:

  1. the great barrier reef in australia
  2. cape town, south africa
  3. taj mahal, india
  4. machu picchu, peru
  5. the pyramids, egypt
  6. petra, jordan
  7. great wall of china
  8. the iguazu waterfalls, argentina-brazil border
  9. amsterdam, the netherlands
  10. galapagos islands

10 The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

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It seems only right to include the Great Barrier Reef on this list. This is one of the natural wonders of the world. It can be found off of the east coast of Australia. It is in the world’s biggest coral reef. It has more than 600 islands and coral cays. Simply put, it's beautiful and one of those places that you have to visit!

9 Cape Town, South Africa

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Afterthe World Cup, I'm sure many more people are going to visit Africa anyway. Cape Town is also known as Heaven on Earth. It is a beautiful town that is found at the tip of the African continent. It has small roads that are surrounded by big mountains. It sure does make you feel small. It shows you the true beauty of nature.

8 Taj Mahal, India

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India is a beautiful place, point blank, so you will definitely benefit from visiting India. The Taj Mahal is a must see place. It is actually one of the seven wonders of the world. It is one of the most beautiful mausoleums you will ever see. It took thousands of artisans and craftsmen to create it. Oh yeah and it took nearly twenty years to construct.

7 Machu Picchu, Peru

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Peru is such a beautiful place. Machu Picchu in Peru means “Old Peak.” It is one of the most ancient sites in the world. The credit for this beautiful city goes to the Inca people. If you're getting married soon, I'd suggest visiting this place foryour honeymoon.

6 The Pyramids, Egypt

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Oh, this is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world! There is so much mystery on this land. The Egyptian pyramids are massive monuments. You have seen a pyramid in a picture, I am sure, but there is nothing like seeing it up close in person!

5 Petra, Jordan

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Absolutely stunning and would make for some great photography!This place is famous for the rock-cut architecture. This site was hidden away from the world until the year 1812. This is the year that it was discovered by a Swiss explorer.

4 Great Wall of China

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After watching it in the recent movie, The Karate Kid, you can’t miss out on seeing the Great Wall of China, which, of course, is located in China. It is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is a man made structure that was put up over two thousand years ago that took around one hundred years to complete. It started during the fifth century B.C. It is not really a single wall, but smaller walls placed together that stretches over four thousand miles. It was constructed in order to protect the Chinese Empire from the Xiongnu people, which was in the north. Initially, it was built of earth, stone, grass and wood. Once the production started, bricks were used. It is believed that 2 to 3 million people died during this project.

3 The Iguazu Waterfalls, Argentina-Brazil Border

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The look of this place is priceless. It is known for being one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Iguazu Waterfalls are really a wonder of nature. They show us just how beautiful nature can be when you leave it alone. It is found on the border of Argentina.

2 Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Spending time in the beautiful, peaceful canals in Amsterdam sounds like a lovely day. The only thing better would be wandering through an endless array of tulips that are brightly colored. Twice a year, at Keukenhof Gardens, seven million tulip bulbs are placed. Besides nature, there's also so much to do for fun in Amsterdam. This is one city where you'llnever get bored!

1 Galapagos Islands

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The Galapagos Islands is a beautiful place. When you go there, you need to take advantage of the natural environment. It is populated with beautiful wildlife, exotic animals, and looming volcanoes. In this area, there are more animals than humans. Who knew that was possible?

There you go, then 10 places you have to visit in this world. I love writing blogs on traveling, because there is so much out there that we have not seen yet. When I write these blogs, it’s my escape,my own vacation. Of course, being up close and personal with it is much better than looking at pictures! What is your favorite place in this world?

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