Traveling is one of the most enriching experiences in life. It opens up your mind to new cultures, customs, languages, and ways of life. But with so many amazing destinations around the world, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go next. So let us, help you!
Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, there is a destination out there that will satisfy your wanderlust. In this article, we'll explore 10 destinations that should definitely be on your bucket list, and why they're worth visiting.
How do you balance work and play? By visiting Bali of course. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. Bali is often described as the place for healing. It's no wonder the country's unique vibrant culture and spiritual significance draws people from all over the world. The island is home to stunning natural landscapes, pristine beaches, lush rice terraces and picturesque mountains. With more than 10,000 temples, looming volcanos, enormous waterfalls, there is truly an adventure waiting for you at every corner
Portugal has quickly become a very popular European destination for American travelers. The country has several popular cities including Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra all with a mix of historical landmarks, trendy cafes and lively nightlife. With a mild climate year-round Portugal is an ideal destination for those looking to escape colder climates, specifically the Algarve region which is famous for its golden sand beaches and crystal clear water. For all wine enthusiasts out there, Portugal is famous for its wine, including Port wine which is produced in the Duoro Valley.
Portugal's combination of beautiful beaches, rich history, delicious food and wine, scenic countryside, and warm weather make it a dream destination for many travelers.
3. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, has been an underrated destination for quite some time now. Recently, travelers have discovered this island and are often pleasantly surprised by the country's beauty, culture, and warmth. The stunning landscapes include pristine beaches, lush rainforests and scenic mountains that are often home to the variety of wildlife seen there. There is a large range of adventure activities from hiking to surfing and wildlife safari tours making Sri Lanka an ideal destination for both adventure travelers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Croatia, in recent years has gained major popularity due to the fact the famous TV series Game of Thrones shot several scenes in the country. However, this is not the only reason travelers are visiting this popular European destination. Croatia has a long and fascinating history, with ancient walled cities, historic castles, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, most of the buildings have been left how they were built over 2000 years ago and open to visitors. Adventure sports such as kayaking, sailing, and surfing are often most popular since Croatia is known for being a coastal country. What you may not know is Croatia has gorgeous mountain top views that can be reached via hiking, cycling or taking the cable cars from Dubrovnik.
Albania has a rich and diverse history, with influences from the Illyrians, Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, and Communists. Visitors can explore ancient ruins, medieval castles, Ottoman-era bazaars, and Communist-era monuments. From the rugged coastline along the Adriatic and Ionian Seas to the snow-capped peaks of the Albanian Alps visitors can explore the national parks, river, lakes and caves all within the Albanian landscape. Since there is a strong blend of traditions from different civilizations, Albania has a strong emphasis on hospitality, family and food. As a visitor, their home, is your home. Don't be surprised if you spark up a conversation with a localist and are invited to their house to meet their family and feast on delicious baklava, burke and roasted lamb!
Montenegro is known for its dramatic mountain ranges, crystal-clear lakes, and a breathtaking coastline that includes the Bay of Kotor, which is often compared to the fjords of Norway. The country has a long and fascinating history, with ancient churches, monasteries, and fortresses that have been well-preserved over the centuries. The country also has a vibrant culture that includes traditional music, dance, and cuisine.
Colombia has a reputation, thanks in-part to its history of crime and civil unrest, however the country has made significant progress in recent years and has improved the overall safety of its residents and travelers. What you may not know about Colombia is due to its civil war, much of the vast landscape has been untouched by tourists. Eco-tourism companies have begun taking advantage of this opportunity and now visitors can enjoy responsible tourism with a more authentic "off-the-beaten-path" cultural experience. Colombia is the perfect destination for all travelers as the country is home to vibrant, busy cities, astounding street art, famous Colombian coffee and cuisine.
Frequently known as, Europe's "best kept secret," this hidden-gem destination is nestled between Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Italy and the Adriatic Sea. Slovenia is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, including the Julian Alps, the crystal-clear waters of Lake Bled, the Postojna Cave system, and the stunning Soca River. With excellent infrastructure and transport links, it is easy for visitors to explore multiple cities and experience a unique blend of Central European cultures.
If you're looking for a slow-as-you-go pace, laid back atmosphere and relaxing destination, Uruguay needs to be at the top of your bucket list. Montevideo is Uruguay's busiest city, but even here you will be amazed to see how quiet, slow-paced and laid back the city really is. The stunning beaches on the coastline are often uncrowded and pristine, making your stay comfortable and relaxing. Enjoy traditional Uruguayan cuisine and locally produced Tannat (wine) while relaxing in the Salto Grande Hot Springs or along the Punta del Este, La Paloma, and Cabo Polonio beaches.
While Tasmania is becoming increasingly popular with tourists, it is still relatively undiscovered compared to mainland Australia. The best part about visiting this island is that you can explore without the crowds and tourist "traps" that are often found on the mainland. Tasmania is home to several unique species of wildlife, including the famous Tasmanian devil, wallabies, and wombats. What most people do not know about Tasmania is the island has a thriving culinary scene, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and sustainable farming practices, making it the perfect destination for foodies!
So why not start planning your next adventure and ticking off some of these must-visit destinations from your bucket list? With each trip, you'll create new memories, gain valuable experiences, and discover more of the incredible world we live in. Happy Traveling!