Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes us richer. You’ve probably heard this saying many times before, but it truly is that way in reality. The world has fast become a smaller place for travelers but there are many places that you’ll want to discover or even rediscover.
This list below is a compilation of the top 9 places around the world that might not be on your travel radar - but really should be. Chances are you’ll return from these places with a different view of the world and quite often with a different view of yourself. For more on incredible destinations to visit, check out the Top 10 places to Visit Before you Die and Unique Vacation Ideas to Add to your Bucket List. Read on!
Get ready for a real cultural shock! This beautiful place stands out from the rest with its breathtaking nature and historic remains. Nepal has been a trekking destination for many centuries, and people often pass through Nepal, to get from China to India. Himalayan mountains frame the surroundings and make the whole experience of Nepal even more astonishing. If you’re a nature lover, you won’t go wrong by visiting this sacred and beautiful country.
Visit Jordan to try something off the beaten path - and get ready to be mesmerized! This Middle Eastern country is as safe as can be and has a variety of sites that might just leave you spellbound. From the ancient site of Petra to a star-lit sky gazing from a traditional Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, Jordan has some breathtaking imagery that you won’t ever forget. Even Hollywood scouts recognized the beauty of this Middle Eastern jewel, and used the ‘Mars-like’ landscape as their movie set. And with Red Sea beaches, ancient ruins and Holy sites throughout the country, the vibrant capital city of Amman, and the Arabic cuisine, you’ll leave with a burning desire to return!
Colombia has been at the center of attention, when it comes to traveling, for several years now. Colombian music, together with beautiful landscapes and people that are welcoming and ready for a party, make Colombia the perfect place to go and have a fun and relaxing vacation. Colombia’s greatest treasure is the Caribbean Sea, and its accompanying white sandy beaches. This slice of paradise will be your go-to place if you want to unwind and make some incredible memories.
4. New York City (United States of America)
If you don’t like spending time in nature or if you are ready to experience the rush of a big city, then you can’t go wrong with NYC. This enormous city will stick in your mind for the rest of your life. Streets full of people that come from every corner of the globe, museums and galleries, theaters and coffee shops you only saw in movies, will make this trip a time to remember. This kind of travel is, of course, not for everyone, but if you’re looking for that city buzz and the cultural offerings of a truly amazing city, head to NYC.
5. Budapest (Hungary)
Moving on to the European continent, Budapest lies on the Danube River, and the two sides of Budapest city are connected by many bridges. Budapest is also known as the “City of Bridges”, and as soon as you land there you’ll realize why. If you are looking for a historic but also urban place to spend your vacation, then this city is the way to go. And for all of those who are struggling with a vacation budget, a trip to Budapest suits the bill perfectly!
Now this is a country full of energy! Welcoming people and unbelievable landscapes make Cuba a number one destination for many travelers. Rich Cuban history can be seen literally everywhere, while the many political issues and tough life haven’t destroyed Cuba’s biggest treasure, the spirit of the Cuban people. White sandy beaches, cocktails, and sunsets on the horizon, make Cuba a trip to remember.
7. Paris (France)
There is probably no person on Earth that wouldn’t want to visit Paris. There’s some kind of magic in the air in Paris that makes you fall in love with it. Historical architecture, rich culture and beautiful views from the Eiffel tower, make this city a “travelers favorite” for a reason. Everywhere you go in Paris you will stumble upon on so many little things that are going to make you come back again. So, with or without a partner, you should definitely experience this beautiful city.
8. Cusco (Peru)
For those that enjoy hiking and being in nature, Cusco has something great in store. This amazing and breathtaking place combines history and nature in the most beautiful way. And visiting Machu Pichu, while in Cusco, is going to change your life! Located at the top of a mountain, this old settlement is a reminder of the civilization that once lived there and vanished.
9. Hanoi (Vietnam)
Hanoi is a city located in Vietnam. This peaceful place offers a great escape from the everyday rush and pressure of a typical city, with its large gardens and ponds that are perfect for meditation. Hanoi is still the second largest city in Vietnam, but when you get away from the busy streets, you will find an abundance of culture and history hidden in this mysterious city.
And there they are. Nine of the best places to visit in the world, beautiful and memorable places that are going to change your life’s perspective. While there, make sure to explore as much as you can, and soak up all of the history and cultural heritage while you have the chance.
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