If you’re looking for an exciting new travel destination to explore, there’s no need to throw a dart at a map with your eyes closed, simply continue reading to discover 5 destinations, which are well worth visiting this year.
The top 5 travel destinations to tick off your bucket list this year:
If you’re excited about the idea of getting off the beaten tourist track, it’s well worth flying to Costa Rica which offers lush jungles and stunning white sandy beaches. If you’re a wildlife lover, make sure to visit the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, which is home to injured, orphaned and abandoned sloths. Alternatively, if you’re an adrenaline junkie you may want to a book a zip-lining tour through the canopy of a lush jungle. As you may be able to spot a capuchin monkey or a spider monkey, swinging through the surrounding trees.
No trip to Australia is complete without snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal clear water of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef holds the title of being the world’s largest coral reef and is home to countless species of marine life. So if the sound of snorkeling alongside schools of colorful fish appeals to you, it’s well worth planning a trip to the Great Barrier Reef.
Russia is a severely underrated tourist destination as both Moscow and St Petersburg boast a wide variety of palaces and historic buildings, which serve as museums and can be toured by visitors. Examples of some of the palaces which are well worth visiting include the Grand Kremlin Palace and Catherine Palace. The latter of which is a bright turquoise palace, which once served as the summer palace to the Russian tsars and their families. More than 100 kgs of gold is used to decorate the facade of the Catherine Palace, one of the grandest palaces in existence.
While some of your friends may have visited Hawaii or Fiji, you’d be hard-pressed to find an acquaintance whose visited Samoa, the undiscovered jewel of the South Pacific. If you’re an adventurous soul make sure to visit the world famous, highly Instagrammed To-Sua Ocean Trench which is a teal swimming hole, which can only be accessed by climbing down a wooden ladder. It’s also worth visiting Papaseea Sliding Rocks, a series of slippery rocks which you can slide down by following the examples of the locals.
Turkey is a unique destination as it’s largest city Istanbul, is technically located in both Europe and Asia. Whilst in Turkey it’s well worth taking a dip in the Pamukkale Thermal Pools, natural silica hot pools, which will be sure to rejuvenate any aches and pains which you may have sustained.
Also make your way to the Haga Sofia, which is the most recognized building in Istanbul. The Haga Sofia is a unique religious center as it has served as both a Christian Greek Orthodox basilica and an imperial mosque. Lastly make sure to visit a traditional marketplace, in order to haggle for a souvenir or two, to take home.
So if you’re keen to explore more of the world, you may want to visit at least one of the gorgeous destinations listed above, in the coming year.