Live life to the fullest – it’s a motto that rings true now more than ever before. For some people, that may equate to travelling to as many countries as they can in their lifetime. To others, it may mean scratching off their bucket list destinations only. No matter which you relate to, here’s a list of exceptional places you must experience in your lifetime and what makes these destinations so special.
A destination of destinations, East Africa is home to several countries worth visiting, particularly Kenya and Tanzania. Whether looking to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, go on an African safari, or explore African culture, East Africa is the perfect destination for travelers craving to step beyond their comfort zone and explore.
Perhaps the most iconic draw to France is the Eiffel Tower. Even if you stray away from touristy spots, the Eiffel Tower can be appreciated from afar. And, even the cynics among us must admit, there’s something magical about its twinkling lights at dusk that will make you fall for the “city of love”. There is no city quite like Paris. It is the ultimate destination for a romantic getaway to stroll the streets, relax in a cafe, and take in its breathtaking beauty.
But only 4.5 hours southeast of Paris and under two hours southwest of Geneva lies a beacon in its own right – Lyon.
It’s no secret that national park popularity has skyrocketed in recent months, but if you’re looking to visit a national park unlike any other, Glacier National Park will have you feeling like you’re in an entirely different country.
India may not be top of mind for most travellers but, simply put, it should be. From architectural wonders and diverse landscapes to exceptional cuisine and hospitality like you’ve never experienced, India is known to leave a mark on the hearts of all who visit.
Although it may seem like the no brainer of must-visit destinations, Italy’s draw extends far beyond its iconic big cities and Tuscan vineyards. Of the more popular destinations, one that is smaller and sometimes overlooked, yet worth the visit, is Pompeii. Outside of the obvious trip to the archeological site, the area is full of captivating experiences.
Another stunning North American destination that’s straight from a fairytale is Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Whether you visit in the summer to enjoy the water sports and hike or in the winter to ice skate and ski, the pristine blue hues of the lake water and the captivating mountainous terrain will leave you breathless.
Sometimes overlooked by other Caribbean destinations, the Dominican Republic is more than just a beach destination. Although famous for its white sand beaches and fun nightlife and dancing, Punta Cana is also known for its outdoor adventures, architecture, vibrant culture and, as travel professional, Carla, mentioned, outstanding catamaran excursions for scuba diving and snorkeling.
As the world’s largest metropolis, Tokyo might seem overwhelming at first glance, but if you look beyond the skyscrapers, city lights and fast pace, you’ll find the local culture, and the locals themselves, to be one of a kind. As amazing as visiting the famous landmarks can be, sometimes simply taking part in a destination’s everyday way of life is just as, if not more, rewarding.
Known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” Walt Disney World is most often seen as a vacation destination for families with children. But, if Mickey Mouse knows how to do one thing perfectly, it’s pulling out the kid at heart in all of us. From the Walt Disney World Food & Wine Festival to the Walt Disney World Marathon to simply riding the rides for some good old-fashioned fun, there’s always a reason to take a trip to this magical kingdom, no matter your age.
Destinations in their own right, cruise ships are more than hotels on water to take you from place to place – they are a complete unparalleled experience. And, the best part about cruise ships is that you can choose the cruise line that best fits you and what you’re wanting out of your vacation. Luxury and seclusion? Got it! Fun for the entire family? Look no further!