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Traveling young is a soul-searching experience. But traveling when you’re older gives you a different perspective on life. There are some travel destinations that have the power to transport you to your personal dreamland. By travelling to these places before turning 40, you give yourself the chance to have experiences that shape your world view and impact your existence.

Curious to know what these dreamlike travel destinations are? Read on.

1. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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A magical landscape, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat sits. Before it dried up, this savage salt desert was part of the prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchín. The desert, with its strange mirror-like view, is awe-inspiring.

2. The Inca Trail, Peru

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Before you arrive at the world-famous Machu Picchu, the 26-mile trail is home to five-less recognised Incan towns that were once thriving.

3. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

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Stars meet the beach on Vadhoo Island in Maldives. Absolutely breathtaking, this bioluminescence in the water is due to the marine microbes called phytoplankton.

4. Kelimutu Crater Lakes in Flores Island, Indonesia

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The Kelimutu crater lakes in Flores Island comprise three parts: Lake of Old People, which is blue, Lake of Young Men and Maidens, and Bewitched or Enchanted Lake, which are typically green and red respectively.

5. Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico

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Formed during the Ice Age, these cenotes or sinkholes are a private escape for travellers who seek solitude. These cenotes were held sacred by the Mayans.

6. Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

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A specific spot in the Waitomo Caves, the Glowworm Grotto is a place where glowworms create a starry effect on the ceilings. This species is exclusively found in New Zealand.

7. Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

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Engulfed in a tunnel of leaves, the Tunnel of Love is a romantic hotspot for Ukrainian lovers. However, there is an active train that travels through the tunnel three times a day to deliver wood to a factory.

8. Mendenhall Ice Caves of Juneau in Alaska, United States

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Illuminating like stunning blue crystals, the ice caves are located beneath the Mendenhall Glacier. The caves melt as you walk through them.

9. The Great Blue Hole, Belize

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A deep blue submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize, the Great Blue Hole is one of the top scuba diving sites with the water stretching to more than 400 feet deep.

10. Volcanoes of Kamchatka in Russia

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A large chain of volcanoes, the Kamchatka Peninsula boasts of 19 active volcanoes. The highest volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka, standing at almost 16,000 feet high.