‘Adventures are the best way to learn’, and it’s very difficult to argue against that statement when there are so many amazing places to see around the globe.
Whether you’re a student looking to take a gap year or a family hoping to visit somewhere new this year, there is a wealth of choice available to you.
Check out our top 10 travel destinations you should definitely visit!
Brimming with culture, this city won an award in 2016 for being the best travel destination. Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, take a cruise down the River Thames and view the city on foot or from the top of an iconic red bus. Westminster Abbey, which opened in 1090, is highly educational as well as very interesting.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siam Reap is a great place if you’re young and looking for adventure, but there are certainly no age limits when it comes to seeing the world. Find a friendly youth hostel or stay in one of the 5-star hotels. Either way, you can explore great sights such as Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple. Pay for your own private tour, or join a small group to get a discounted price.
Florida is a whole state, which means there’s something for everybody. For children and those young at heart, visit Orlando and roam through the Disneyworld parks. Fans of sports can visit the race track at Daytona while getting some sea and sunshine at the same time. Miami is the place to be if you’re looking for a good party.
Certainly not a country most people will visit during their lifetime, but for those in search of something different, it’s a great choice. Chobe National Park and Mokolodi Nature Reserve provide thrilling ways to see animals and nature up close, while the Botswana National Museum is the ideal stop for lovers of art.
Always ranking highly as a travel destination, Tokyo has much more to offer than temples and skyscrapers. Watch the time pass by as you enjoy a stroll in Ueno Park, or wander over to Harajuku for a world of fashion and anime. Book a tour around the Tokyo Imperial Palace, home to the Emperor of Japan and one of the top tourist destinations.
A small island located southeast of the Philippines, you will find deep blue waters and bright blue skies at this gorgeous destination. Snorkeling and scuba-diving are two of the main activities which tourists enjoy while visiting this country. Relax in style with a glass of champagne at one of the many luxurious spas, and don’t forget to try out the local cuisine.
New York, USA
There’s far too much to see in New York after just one visit, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t book a trip to the ‘Big Apple’. From the hustle and bustle of Wall Street to a relaxing carriage ride through Central Park, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime. Check in to a youth hostel in the center of town, or choose one of the more upscale hotels in Times Square.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and the 2016 Olympics games, Rio is a city not to be missed. Copacabana and Ipanema are two of the most famous beaches in the world, and are widely regarded as two of the best beaches in the world too. Enjoy a spot of samba dancing with your partner, or if you’re a seeker of thrills, go hang gliding at Pedra da Gávea.
If you want to see the colorful walls featured on many advertisements for Barcelona, head to Park Güell. For an amazing piece of architecture, Sagrada Familia is a must-see and is situated right in the center of the city. Don’t forget to try churros, tapas and paella while you’re there, and head over to the Magic Fountain for a romantic or relaxing evening to finish off the day.
This city has sights which any historian or archaeologist will love. With ruins, tombs and structures dating as far back as 300 B.C, the Petra World Heritage Site should be your first port of call. For a unique experience, buy a ticket for the Petra by Night tour during one night of your stay. The Royal Tombs provide a great way to see the city from a height – climb to the top and take some holiday snaps to make your friends jealous!
As you can see, the world is full of incredible countries with amazing things to see and do. The above destinations are just a few of the places to visit if you want culture, fun and some wonderful adventures! No matter which continent, avid travellers will be guaranteed a good time.