So much goes into planning a vacation, whether it’s a road trip to a local getaway or an indulgent vacation to some far away country. However, choosing a destination is often influenced by others, from family and friends that tell us about a destination that they went to, or from our favorite bloggers showcased via Instagram.
It seems like each year brings with it a number of new destinations to explore, from newly built private island resorts designed for relaxation to traditional destinations that have been revamped to cater to a more adventurous crowd. Whatever your tastes, we’ve got you covered with our list of must-see destinations for you to explore this year.
Zhangjiajie is a heaven for nature lovers and is a destination for those that are looking for something new instead of the usual skyscrapers of Shanghai or the cultural buzz of Beijing. Here you’ll find an abundance of lush forests that cover impressive sandstone column strictures which belong to the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Inside the columns are beautiful and unique caves that are surrounded by scenic waterfalls, winding rivers, and a profusion of flora and fauna.
The Zagreb city in Croatia offers a wide range of attractions to suit both young and old travellers, from hip and happening night spots, to stunning ancient Gothic churches and 18th century Austro-Hungarian architecture. All through the cobbled streets you’ll find quaint cafes and restaurants, as well as superb art galleries that exhibit local and international artists alike. An all-season destination, Zagreb enthralls visitors with a winter wonderland display at Mount Medvednica during the cold months, while the seaside villages come alive during the summer with celebratory lakeside discos and charming family picnics.
Iceland is often touted as one of the most magical places on Earth and it’s not hard to see why. There’s probably nowhere else in the world where you can experience healing geothermal springs alongside humongous waterfalls, ancient ice caves and iceberg lagoons, tectonic plates that you can snorkel between, massive glaciers, and of course, the legendary Northern Lights! Iceland is a timelessly enchanting destination with attractions that have the ability to leave you enthralled and totally relaxed at the same time.
Sri Lanka is becoming very fast a favorite among the world’s wave chasers, as its tropical beaches offer the opportunity for superb surfing and swimming. However, Sri Lanka is also known for the historic Galle Fort, its mystic tea plantations, abundant wildlife and of course the mountain temples in the Kandy region. Thanks to its warm tropical weather, Sri Lanka is a popular destination for hosting and attending wellness retreats, and its convergence of cultures means that travellers get to experience a wide variety of authentic Asian fusion cuisine and an eclectic array of cultures.
Taiwan boasts natural splendor of epic proportions, with lush rolling hillsides, quiet lakes and springs, as well as enormous gorges that are enshrouded in lush forests. There are also towering sea cliffs that overlook serene blue ocean water, and natural parks with plenty of water features and hidden temples.
However, most tourists visit Taiwan for its exquisite cuisine which includes a fusion of Chinese style markets and Japanese fare that’s only bested by the real thing from Japan. Taiwan is also one of the best destinations for hiking, camping, tea sessions and nature viewingBack
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