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While taking a vacation is almost always a good time, there are certain trips that are truly life changing vacations, whether it’s to see ancient history come to life, accomplishing a major physical or mental challenge, up close in counters with wildlife or anything else that transforms the way you see the world. If money wasn’t a concern, which would vacation would you take?
Pictured above, Jordan is home to some of the most important ruins and religious sites on the planet. Not only can you float in the minerals of the Dead Sea, you can explore unforgettable desert landscapes and even take a camel trek.
Pacific Grey Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon, Mexico
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San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico offers the chance to get an up close and personal look at Pacific Gray Whales during the annual migration from December through April. These magnificent creatures make their way south to Mexico all the way from the Arctic waters of Alaska. Visitors can watch the animals, and possibly even enjoy a personal encounter with the 40-ton grey whales and their newborn calves as moms often seeking out human interaction, even approaching the boats and introducing their new addition.
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Seeing exotic wildlife, minus the confines of a cage, by taking an African safari, offers an experience of a lifetime. In Kenya, you can see animals like the elephant, hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, buffalo and more.
Climbing Croagh Patrick, Ireland
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Making the steep ascent up this 2,509 feet high mountain in Ireland is quite the challenge, but if you can manage it you’ll be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views in the west. This is known as Patrick’s sacred mountain, a place where the legendary patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, is believed to have spent 40 days and nights praying and fasting and to have banished snakes from the country. Over a million people from across the globe arrive here every year to follow in his footsteps – many of them barefoot. Although it only takes just a couple of hours to reach the top, it’s no easy journey.