Budget Travel: 10 Natural Phenomena You Need To See To Believe

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by MLW20, May 5, 2012.  |  Print Topic

  1. MLW20
    Original Member

    MLW20 Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,363
    Likes Received:
    4,911
    Status Points:
    6,545
    Budget Travel has an article featuring a list of 10 Natural Phenomena That You Need To See To Believe. The list is pretty impressive and there are a few things from it that I have wanted to see for some time now. I've also had a chance to experience a couple of phenomena from their list.
    Here is the list:
    1. Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights), Norway
    2. Monarch Migrations, Valle de Bravo, Mexico
    3. Coral Spawning, Bonaire
    4. Firefly Trees, Papua New Guinea
    5. Geothermal Pools, Yellowstone National Park, USA
    6. Jellyfish Lake, Palau
    7. Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand
    8. Bioluminescent Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico
    9. Calving Glacier (Sermeq Kujalleq), Ilulissatlcefjord, Greenland
    10. Volcan Pacaya, Guatemala
    To read more Click Here
     
  2. sobore
    Original Member

    sobore Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,421
    Likes Received:
    33,847
    Status Points:
    16,520
    Excellent list! Aurora Borealis is #1 on my list and the price of admission is easy on the wallet! ;)
     
    Merlin and MLW20 like this.
  3. MLW20
    Original Member

    MLW20 Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,363
    Likes Received:
    4,911
    Status Points:
    6,545
    I like your thinking!
     
    Merlin, sobore and Flyer1976 like this.
  4. Flyer1976
    Original Member

    Flyer1976 Gold Member

    Messages:
    28,247
    Likes Received:
    33,912
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Excellent list indeed.
     
    Merlin, MLW20 and sobore like this.
  5. Bay Pisco Shark
    Original Member

    Bay Pisco Shark Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,557
    Likes Received:
    2,072
    Status Points:
    1,270
    Does it count if you don't see them in Norway? ;)
     
    Merlin likes this.
  6. chaz4449

    chaz4449 Silver Member

    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    205
    Status Points:
    395
    Awesome list. I'm 0 for 10 :(.
     
    Merlin likes this.
  7. Merlin
    Original Member

    Merlin Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,383
    Likes Received:
    4,134
    Status Points:
    2,445
    It says Norway, then it's Norway.

    The first time I saw Nordlyset was sometime in the mid 1960s - either I couldn't remember earlier or I was allowed to stay up that late ;)
     
  8. Status Traveller

    Status Traveller Gold Member

    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    4,313
    Status Points:
    2,345
    I've only visited two in the top ten :(
    5. Geothermal Pools, Yellowstone National Park, USA
    7. Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand (went black water tubing through the caves and it was an absolutely amazing experience)

    I'll have to pick up my act!
    I'd love to see the Northern Lights.
     
  9. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,503
    Likes Received:
    20,197
    Status Points:
    16,520
    aptraveler and Status Traveller like this.
  10. harvson3

    harvson3 Silver Member

    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    1,693
    Status Points:
    960
    Er, because the monarch (butterflies) migrate, there's no need to go to Mexico to see them. They stop in clusters in groves along the route.
     
    Status Traveller likes this.
  11. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,503
    Likes Received:
    20,197
    Status Points:
    16,520
    Yup, I saw them in Santa Cruz, CA, a few years ago.

    http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=541
     
  12. aptraveler

    aptraveler Gold Member

    Messages:
    4,756
    Likes Received:
    18,989
    Status Points:
    10,675
     
  13. MLW20
    Original Member

    MLW20 Gold Member

    Messages:
    8,363
    Likes Received:
    4,911
    Status Points:
    6,545
    We also did tubing in Waitomo- totally amazing! When we shut the headlamps off there was total darkness asides from the glowworms!
    Did you get to visit The Shearing Shed?
     

Share This Page