There are some places that you absolutely have to see at least once in your life. There are a number of reasons why they should be on your bucket list. Most of them are absurdly beautiful while others have a huge cultural significance. Do you need some inspiration for places to add to your travel list? Here are five of the best....
There is no denying just how beautiful the Mediterranean is. The southern coasts of France, Spain, Italy, and Greece have some of the best beaches in the world. And the fantastic weather means you’ll probably want to lounge on the beach for your entire vacation! However, there is plenty more to see. Take long hikes through the breathtaking landscape to get to picturesque villages. Don’t forget to try the famous Mediterranean diet while you’re there. All the tomatoes, olive oil, and whole grains are super good for your heart! For an unforgettable trip to the Mediterranean, book deluxe digs such as the Quality Villas of Berkhamsted.
The Orkney Islands
Another area of outstanding beauty, the Orkney Islands are one of the most remote areas on the planet. These Scottish areas are the perfect destination if you want to hike along rugged coastlines. You can also enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with island life. Many people book rural self-catering accommodation and switch off from technology while they’re here. If you don’t want to be completely cut off from civilization, stay in the small town of Kirkwall.
To experience a completely different culture, head to India. This vast country is a sub-continent. So, as you can imagine, there is a lot to see and do! One of the best places to start is Delhi, a huge city of around twenty-five million people. You can experience everyday life by exploring the popular bazaars. Or discover medieval ruins among the city’s modern buildings. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle, head to Shalimar Bagh for its large lakes.
Another of Asia’s gems, Indonesia is perfect for backpackers. You can travel easily between ancient temples and pretty villages on this collection of islands. Fancy a hike? There are plenty of dormant volcanoes that you can trek up. And once you’re done exploring the surrounding landscape, you’ll be able to relax on the beach with a cocktail! One of the highlights of Indonesia is the Ubud Monkey Forest, a sacred monkey sanctuary!
Another haven for backpackers, New Zealand offers a variety of attractions. Walk through glaciers and mountains around Milford Sound, one of the fjords on the south island. If you want to explore some Maori sites, head to the Bay of Islands. There are also lots of great destinations for unwinding and enjoying a relaxed vacation. Such as Waiheke Island, where you’ll find lots of beaches, vineyards, and bars. Film buffs will love the Hobbiton Movie Set, which was used during the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
So, what destinations are on your travel list? Let me know in a comment below!