• 5 Unique Places to Travel

  • by Casey Chisholm

One of the many things our clients use their reverse mortgage for is travel.  If you are looking to travel this year here are several magnificent places to see, many of which you most likely didn’t even know existed.

Lake Hillier

First discovered in 1802 by John Thistle on the Flinders expedition, this lake is about 2000 ft. long and surrounded by sand and a dense forest of Eucalyptus and Paperbark trees. What makes this lake a sight to see? It’s PINK! While there are several theories as to why this lake is pink nothing is definitive. Some believe it is due to a dye created from the organism Dunaliella salina and Halobacteria, others believe it is due to red Halophilic bacteria in the salt crust. Whatever the reason may be it is definitely a place you will want to take a trip to go see!

Pyramids of Giza

Found in Giza, Egypt just outside Cairo, is one of the worlds ancient 7 wonders. Built around 2,560 BC, this constructions stands about 481 ft. tall and weighs around 88 tons. But who created these mysterious pyramids? Go visit and decided for yourself how they got there!

The Glowing Lake

In December 2006, brush fires began in Victoria, Australia and lasted for about 70 days. Following this fire was a flood that occurred in June 2007. The flood washed ash, soil, and nitrogen into the lake, and as a result the waters were filled with blue-green algae called Synechococcus.  Noctiluca Scintillans are tiny microorganisms that are naturally illuminant and feed on Synechococcus. These organisms swarmed this lake creating its luminesce blue glow.

Seashell Passage

Located in Margate, Kent is a 70 ft. underground passage way decorated with close to 4.6 million seashells. Just like many other wonders of the world no one seems to know who and why it was created, but non the less a phenomenon. If you have the opportunity to go visit this amazing place do not pass it up.

Petra, Jordan

Well over 3,000 years old this city lies in the southern region of Jordan. This historical landmark has been reported as a capital, caravan trading post, and a temple. This magnificent city was actually built into the walls of the mountain, and like many other wonders of the world no one is really quite sure who built this amazing city.

The way in which you use your tax-free* money from your reverse mortgage is really up to you, however traveling is a very popular choice our clients choose to make with the proceeds of their reverse mortgage. It’s just one of the many benefits  the reverse mortgage program has to offer. To find out more about how a reverse mortgage works click here.

*Please consult with your financial advisor.