We live on an exquisite planet. There are a vast array of climates and terrains for us to explore. There are so many cultures and histories to discover just by travelling. The world is a rich and diverse mesh of art, food, people and places. No two places are the same. But with such a large variety it may be hard to choose. Depending on what you’re looking to experience during your travels, the best vacation destinations may vary. However, in this top 5 vacation destinations, there is sure to be something for everyone. Take a look at these 5 breath-taking destinations:
For sightseers and history buffs, Rome is a dream. There is so much to see and experience in this gorgeous city. Your visit should not be a short one, as you cannot rush taking in all there is to offer. The Italian cuisine is divine; glorious pastas, thin crisp pizzas and lovely white wines from the nearby Castelli Romani. Italy is a feast of side street cafés, pizzerias and amazing historical sites. So when in Rome, be sure to feast your eyes on some, if not all, of the following:
- Roman Forum
- Trevi Fountain
- Vatican City
- Piazza Navona
- Spanish Steps
- Sistine Chapel
- Castel Sant’ Angelo
- Palatine Hill
- St Peters’ basilica
That’s just a few of many amazing sites in Rome. While you’re there, get yourself so renowned Italian gelato and take a walk through this amazing city.
This South American gem is home to the UNESCO world heritage site, Machu Picchu. These awe inspiring Inca ruins are visited by many, year round. Situated in the Andes mountain, the view from anywhere on this site is amazing. A sight to that is so rich in history, it will take you back hundreds of years. There is amazing food available on site. And while some people prefer to stay in Cusco itself, as it is cheaper, you can opt to stay at Machu Picchu itself. Then you can take the afternoon train back to Cusco. A photographers dream, there is so many picture waiting to be taken. Especially on the day hiking trails as well as different treks the mist well known being the 4 day Inca trek. You can also trek the Huayna or Machu Picchu mountains but the booking for those need to be done about six months in advanced.
Regardless of the earthquake that was experienced last year, Kathmandu still thrives. It’s colorful culture is alive and the spirit of this city endures. Medieval temples and rickshaw rides should be anticipated. As well as some breath-taking views of the Himalayas. Here, you can partake in an incredible trek to the Everest base camp. Where the brave who embark up the mountain begin their journey. You can also take many tour of the city, including a private tour of the Kathmandu temples.
Cape Town, South Africa
Lovingly referred to as “the mother city”, Cape Town is a beautiful city with amazing views all round. Surrounded by lots of close proximity little towns along its coast. All connected by convenient and scenic seaside trains. From the lush Cape winelands to the beautiful table mountain. There is no doubt, Cape Town is stunning. For a day drive you could visit Cape Point, where the two oceans meet. There is also the renowned Boulders beach where you can swim with the penguins! Visit Robben Island, a place of great historical significance in South Africa. As this is where the late Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years before he went on to become president. A warm and friendly, culturally diverse city with wonderful open skies and lovely warm climate. The best times to visit are October through February, though many people visit year round.
One of the world’s most recognised cities for its art, fashion and of course cuisine. Dubbed one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris has a lovely old worldly charm. The city of lights has an intimate feeling about it. It’s iconic landmarks are known the world over. However, you cannot fully understand the true wonders of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe or any of the others, without seeing them for yourself. The food is wonderful and the streets are littered with heavenly bakeries and cheese shops. The churches are some of the most glorious the world, Notre-dame and Sacré-coer being two of the most famous. One of the most visited and celebrated cities in the world, and there’s no questions why.
Travelling can give you experiences that you never thought were possible. You’ll make memories that no one can take away from you. The world has so much to offer and it’s just waiting to be discover.