Traveling the world is a feat nearly everyone wants to accomplish, yet sometimes life just gets in the way. Often, the best way to make time is to find time. As the Nike saying goes, just do it. Here are nine of the most breathtaking travel destinations to put on your bucket list ASAP. Here we go!
1. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is great for those of you wanting to travel alone, because it’s affordable and a great place to discover yourself both spiritually and emotionally. This destination is absolutely stunning from the luscious beaches to the meditative temples. Explore this culturally rich country with a S.O. or best friend, and don’t be afraid to go solo. You’ll never get bored here because you’ll be too busy hiking underneath majestic waterfalls, or embracing the vibrant night life. Don’t live your life in regret because you never experienced the beauty of this Indonesian island.
2. Paris, France
Paris, also known as the city of lights, is a hopeless romantic’s dream destination. There’s never a shortage of things to do and see in Paris, so even if you go alone, you will have the time of your life. Explore the Musee D’Orsee, L’arc De Triomphe, and Sacre-Coeur. Shop your heart out on the Champs Elysees and get a bite to eat at one of the authentic Parisian cafes. Be sure to try their signature crepes, croque monsieur, and café au lait. Don’t forget to take a trip to the tip top of the Eiffel Tower to get a 360 degree view of the city. They call it the city of lights for a reason you know.
3. Venice, Italy
Venice is a city basically surrounded by water, where roads become canals and cars become gondolas. Visit the opera or theater to experience local talents, while you indulge in delicious Italian dishes like traditional pasta Pomodoro and spaghetti. This city is overflowing with culture and history; a perfect place to learn more about the world and still have the time of your life. The classic architecture and gorgeous cathedral churches are more than Instagram worthy. Plus, falling in love in this beautiful place isn’t rocket science. I promise.
4. Stockholm, Sweden
As the capital of Sweden, Stockholm is known for its historic Old Town, perfect for grabbing a bite to eat and experiencing traditional Swedish culture. Make sure to visit the Royal Palace and the open-air museum at some point during your trip. The Woodland Cemetery is worth checking out too, if you’re into things like spirits and ghost hunting. Maybe go during the day so it’s not too scary. Don’t forget to visit a Swedish chocolate factory while you’re here. Who doesn’t love gourmet chocolates? Yum!
5. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is the perfect travel destination for art lovers and connoisseurs alike. Bask in the artistic beauty of the Museum of Contemporary Art and take in the architectural magnificence of the Sydney Opera House. There is so much to do and see in this booming city, where the party is always just beginning and the sights are always ready for new visitors. Maybe take a trip to the Australian outback and catch a glimpse of the natural wildlife, like kangaroos and koala bears, oh my! The unique wildlife and vegetation will surely grab your attention. You’ll never want to leave mate. Okay, I’ll stop being cheesy now.
6. Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland with endless museums and shops to discover. If you are on a budget, Glasgow is the destination for you because most of the museums and attractions are free. Make sure to visit the scenic Scottish Highlands and islands while you’re there. I mean, why not? The Scottish terrain is a beautiful luscious green and screams adventure. There are so many historical sites and monuments to check out. The city is youthful and full of sights for young and old explorers alike. The beautiful architecture itself is enough to convince you to come back or stay just a few days more.
7. Phuket, Thailand
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and is the adventure-lovers dream. The island’s natural beauty, idyllic lagoons and gorgeous Buddhist temples are enough to get you hooked. Visit the incredible gardens, outdoor attractions and breathtaking tropical beaches. You won’t want to leave this island paradise. I forgot to mention, the prices here are impeccably cheap. So, if your wallet is short on funds, you are in luck. If you are a broke college student like me, you will understand. We love a money savvy traveler! More money to spend on future travels, am I right?
8. Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh, also known as the “Red City,” is the perfect travel destination for people eager to discover a new culture and embrace unique experiences. The city is full of rich history, beautiful architecture and expansive desert landscapes. The beaches here are simply stunning and worth the trip themselves. If you are an art or religion enthusiast, this city is made for you. Try traditional Moroccan cuisine, explore religious mosques, palaces and gardens. Marrakesh is a wanderlust’s dream destination. Don’t be afraid to try new things!
9. Travel Destinations: Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is known for its Mediterranean beaches, views and hillside villas. Indulge in a variety of daytime activities like jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, and boating. But when night comes around, it’s all about the party scene. This seaside town has it all. Spend a day sun tanning along the Aegean Sea if relaxation is your goal. Plus, your pics will be a hit on Instagram. Who doesn’t love some good Instagram content? Don’t pretend like you don’t. Who knows, you may even find your soul mate in this beautiful oceanfront paradise.