Traveling gives you a chance to see new places, meet new people, and experience amazing new things. When it comes to choosing a destination, you should consider the culture, the sites to see, the places to stay, and even the local weather. In case you need some inspiration, here are 6 places that you really should have on your travel bucket list.
The Greek Isles
Greece is famous for its history and picturesque settings, but none are more beautiful than the surrounding islands. You can take in the crystal-blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea while enjoying a variety of shore excursions to taste the local cuisine and take in the sites. Booking on one of the many Greek Island cruises available will let you combine exploration with relaxation. Who could ask for a better combination than that?
If you are looking for history a bit further north of the Equator, Scotland may be exactly what you’re looking for. Full of history (and a healthy amount of ghosts, for the more adventurous traveler), Edinburgh also offers stunning medieval and Georgian-era architecture. It’s also a train ride away from other popular sites, such as Inverness, Glasgow, and Glencoe. Don’t miss Edinburgh Castle for the panoramic views of the city and the peek into the past. Check out Arthur’s Seat to learn about the ancient extinct volcano that derives its name from the legend of King Arthur.
If you crave even more sea air, a cruise around Alaska may be just the ticket for you. Offering a rugged landscape unsurpassed for its beauty by anywhere else in the world, these cold-water cruises will take your breath away in more ways than one. You could be able to see glaciers up close, tour national parks, and see the amazing animals that call this last frontier home. You could also immerse yourself in the fascinating histories and cultures of Alaskan Natives. Let this ice-filled destination melt your heart.
Japan is well-known for many things and they are all worth exploring. Video game fans can check out real-life Pokemon Centers and the amazing Square Enix Cafe. History buffs can tour the Imperial Palace and other sites. Those who wish to shop til they drop won’t want to miss the Ginza district. There’s truly something for everyone to enjoy (and for everyone to eat) in this city.
The art-lovers and food-lovers in your travel group will find common ground in this European capital. You won’t be able to beat the food on offer here, and you’ll never have to worry about eating at the same place twice. Be sure to check out the world-famous Louvre, but don’t miss the many smaller art galleries that abound in the city. The Catacombs offer a unique underground look at the city. Just be sure to stay in the public areas. You won’t want to get lost in that labyrinth of bones. Paris is also known as the City of Love, so to take in all the romantic sights with someone you love.
Heading down under is a trip that everyone should take at least once. Sydney is a vibrant bustling city with an incredible atmosphere. See the harbour and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge by paddleboard or kayak and stop for a picnic lunch on Shark Island. If you’re feeling brave, you could even climb the bridge! Drop by the Sydney or Taronga Zoos to learn about both native Australian and exotic wildlife. Take in a show, and perhaps even a tour, of the awe-inspiring Sydney Opera House. Whatever you choose to do, chances are it’ll be unforgettable.
Choosing the right destination for your travels is the most important first step. Explore cruise options for coastal locales, dive into the local history in ancient cities, or travel on your stomach as you dig into the local cuisine. Regardless of what you choose to do, may your vacation be unforgettable!