We only have one life, so why not make the best of it? Those who say travel is a waste of time may simply have not yet made it to the best destinations in the world. “What places are these destinations you speak of?” you ask.
We could go on about the amazing places found the world over, but since we’re only allowed so much space, we’ll share our top favorite destinations that are worth visiting at some point in your life. A travel bucket list is the best bucket list, so as you write your own, think about including these 5 amazing places—each special and unique in their own right:
Republic of Maldives
If you’re all about that beach bum life, baby, you can go on over to the Maldives. While flights from Syracuse NY are definitely not just a hop across the ocean (with 19+hours of traveling), they are certainly worth it for the paradisiacal beauty you’ll find in this isolated yet tantalizing destination that is worth visiting at least once in your life.
From the turquoise waters to nature and wildlife that are abundant in this region, there are many reasons this place should end up on your bucket list.
There’s just something so captivating about a destination that is so rich in history that practically every corner has some amazing structure or building dating back hundreds of years.
From the Pantheon to Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum, the romantic allure of this historical city is one you want to experience at least once in your life. Don’t forget that Italy offers incredible cuisine that is as mouth-watering as you could imagine.
Paro Valley, Bhutan
While Bali and Bangkok are common destinations, there’s a lovely place that’s not as well-known but certainly provides a compelling experience for any traveler who wants to encounter something unique. Paro Valley is breathtaking, from the sweeping views of a mountainous landscape to the hillside monasteries.
It’s the kind of place where you’ll want to have a camera to capture the glorious beauty found in this Bhutan gem. If you appreciate hiking combined with history, Paro Valley could be the ideal experience for you.
While everyone is speaking of Tulum or Cancun in the southeastern area of Mexico, there’s another hidden gem that isn’t visited as often, and hopefully, it won’t be. Holbox (pronounced Hole-bosh), is a tiny island located a couple of hours from Cancun and while it’s not the easiest place to get to, this tiny paradise makes up for it.
It’s where you’ll go to simply getaway, as you spend time laying in the sun and enjoying the ocean’s beauty. From the fact that there are hardly any cars to the pristine waters, it’s the kind of destination to visit when you want some peace and quiet—totally worth it.
A charming destination that is an experience for the senses, Marrakesh, Morocco is a lovely city full of sights and sounds that won’t disappoint. The markets, the gardens, and the sunsets—these are only a few reasons to visit Marrakesh.
From the maze-like streets to the beautiful mosaics in the palaces and riads, as well as the exquisite cuisine, there are so many things that make this city a once-in-a-lifetime destination for the traveler who is all about experiencing a new culture.
Consider traveling light so you can easily navigate the streets and places in the city without worrying about heavy luggage to carry around.
From beaches to history, this planet has incredible locations you’ll want to visit. Each one of these places has something unique that you may not find in your city or even country, so if you’re looking for an experience like no other, consider including these 5 destinations on your bucket list. You won’t regret visiting these gems.