Victoria Falls

Darkness was setting in as we arrived back at Zambezi Horse Trails and we were all much better off for the afternoon in nature that we had just experienced. The peace. The solitude. The nature.  The animals. Ah, life is good.
There's nowhere like Victoria Falls. That's not hyperbole, just a statement of truth. The waterfall, on the mighty Zambezi River, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.
On the Zambezi River, you can lounge at the very edge of a 350-foot waterfall.
The 350-foot waterfall is one of the biggest in the world.
Most visitors come to Zimbabwe's most well-known tourist town to see "The Smoke That Thunders" -- Victoria Falls -- one of the Wonders of the World. But there's so much more to this town and across the iconic Victoria Falls Bridge in the country of Zambia (the other side of the waterfall). Here's a start!
Brazil -- where we are back to bottled water and no ice, but lots and lots of water falls. I've seen Niagara and Victoria Falls but nothing prepared me for Iguazo.
With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.
Due to its size, Victoria Falls can only be photographed in its totality by flying high above it (no spot on the ground allows for a single unobstructed view of the entire water curtain).
No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.