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11/02/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Nov 06, 2014

HuffPost Readers Share Their Life Changing Travel Experiences And Give Us Extreme Wanderlust

Whether it's tasting a new food, experiencing a new culture, or hearing an alternative perspective on the world -- travel changes you, often for the better.

We asked our followers on Twitter and Instagram to show us pictures of the travel experiences that have fundamentally transformed them. Needless to say, the response was overwhelming!

Here are 15 of our favorites. Check out #HPWanderFull on Twitter and Instagram to see them all.

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Translation: The Golden Hour is very difficult to capture in Cambodia. The sun sets very quickly and you must be in the right place to capture it. To see the last casts of the fishermen in this precious moment is a privilege.


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• I don't want to leave, I don't want to leave, I don't want to leave

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First time eating deep-fried cheese curds. They squeak! #explorewanderlandwi #washingtonisland #thealbatross

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#tbt that time I played with tigers in the water #meow 😸 #Thailand

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Rock climbing and zip lining through the Andes Mountains @mcschloss_ @wagnerks11

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Had an unforgettable travel experience that changed the way you look at the world? Tell us your story! Submit your 500 - 800 word blogpost to travel-next@huffingtonpost.com.
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