Do It Before You Die: Our Top Picks

1. Northern Lights and Starry Skies

"We were looking up at the partly cloudy sky, hoping we would see something... I noticed a weird, white streak of light above us in the sky. The streak got brighter and and turned an intense color of green." 

 Iceland. Photo by  @bennettfilm

Iceland. Photo by @bennettfilm

"We all started screaming and jumping around. The three of us grabbed each other and jumped up and down "I can't believe it! I can't believe it!". It was one of the happiest moments of my life."

- Eric Bennett. See Eric's story here

 Lighthouse in Iceland. Photo by  @bennettfilm

Lighthouse in Iceland. Photo by @bennettfilm

2. Hike in the Himalayas

"There's something incredible about finding yourself between the largest mountains in the world. A feeling of insignificance and power, achievement and defeat, all at once."

 Mt Everest. Photo by  @bennettfilm

Mt Everest. Photo by @bennettfilm

"There is such amazing scenery along the way. The landscape is constantly changing, going from lush, wet jungle, to alpine, to barren, snowy mountain tops, then to dry, windy desert."

- Eric Bennett. See more of Eric's story here

 Annapurna Circuit. Photo by  @bennettfilm

Annapurna Circuit. Photo by @bennettfilm

3. Waterfalls and swimming holes

"The waterfall immediately drew me into the water! Watching the light change through the course of the day helped me get these magical shots. It was intriguing and ever so relaxing spending the day at Spa Pool."

- Tom Jessett. See Tom's story here

 Spa pool at Karijini National Park, Western Australia. Photo by  @trex.photography

Spa pool at Karijini National Park, Western Australia. Photo by @trex.photography

"Fairy Falls is a multi-tiered waterfall and one I had seen photographed many times... They were well worth the steep hike"

- Josh Nelson. See more of Josh's story here

 Fairy Falls, Oregon. Photo by  @jrad_photo

Fairy Falls, Oregon. Photo by @jrad_photo

4. African Safari

"Sunny, blue skies; diverse cultures; spectacular natural landscapes; pristine beaches, and of course, a diverse range of wild animals in their natural habitats. These are just a few reasons to explore Africa."

 - Japie van Deventer. See more of Japie's story here

 Lion. Photo by  @jaapdozer

Lion. Photo by @jaapdozer

 Leopard. Photo by  @jaapdozer

Leopard. Photo by @jaapdozer

5. Deep, vast canyons

"Feel the magnitude of this place and think about how small and humble we are compared to these unique rock formations."

See more of Julia's story here

 Black Canyon, Colorado. Photo by  @ahjulia

Black Canyon, Colorado. Photo by @ahjulia

 Black Canyon, Colorado. Photo by  @ahjulia

Black Canyon, Colorado. Photo by @ahjulia