Between their danger and their beauty, waterfalls are undoubtedly among the earth’s most dramatic phenomena. They are treated with respect bordering on awe by almost every culture on Earth because their undeniable power is complimented by a mesmerizing sort of beauty. And falls come in many varieties: Some slink down from mountains and others explode off the edges of cliffs, rocketing spray into the air and soaking the travelers who come to visit them.
Whether three-tiered, pink or even frozen, these falls are among the world’s absolute best to visit.
Amicalola Waterfall, Dawsonville, GA – There are camping grounds here but if camping isn’t your thing, there’s a lodge you can stay in. Also, if you’re into hiking, there’s a hiking group that makes the climb up to see the falls by way of a challenging trail (which also happens to be part of the famed Appalachian Trail).
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – There’s a part of the Falls called “Devil’s Pool” that allows swimmers to come right up to the edge of the Falls (and by “right up to the edge” we mean RIGHT up to the edge!). If you’d prefer an aerial view, there are little “fixed-wing” planes you can take for a completely unforgettable experience (and by “planes” we mean something you’d find at a Steampunk convention).