“Exploration is the essence of the human spirit.”
There are lots of places to explore in the world. Your travel doesn’t have to be limited to where you live or what you read in a book; there are lots of exciting places to experience in the real world. Travelling is worth every penny you will spend because memories last forever. With the world full of fascinating destinations, choosing the perfect vacation spot can present a challenge.
The following recommendations can help you craft your travel bucket list.
1. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
It is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Annually 2 million visitors enjoy the exotic beauty of this place. With 2,900 coral reefs, 600 islands and more than 1,500 species of fish, it is the world’s largest coral reef system. It includes the smaller Murray Islands.
Whether mingling with the marine life through a scuba mask or letting the tropical breeze unfold your sail, there are limitless possibilities for exploration. Visiting Great Barrier Reef can be your once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Great Barrier Reef is ranked as:
#1 in World’s Best Places to Visit
#1 in Best Places to Visit in Australia and The Pacific
#1 in Best Adventure Vacations in Australia and the Pacific
Places to Visit
- The Rainforest Village
- The Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.
- Cairns Reefs and the Ribbon Reefs for diving and swimming
- Cairns Botanic Gardens and the Atherton Tablelands.
- Whitehaven Beach, the most famous and photographed beach of Australia.
Best Times to Visit Great Barrier Reef
- Ideal weather from June to October.
- Clearer waters and best diving conditions as rainfall is uncommon during these months.
Paris the “the city of lights” is one of the most visited cities in the world, seeing upward of 30 million travelers yearly. This place has exotic beauty and unforgettable ambiance.
What Paris offers:
- World-class museums
- Centuries-old churches
- Blocks of Ornate- and Neoclassic-design architecture.
- The biggest designers on the Champs Élysées or in Le Marais.
- The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower and much more.
Paris is ranked as:
#2 in Best Places to Visit in Europe
#2 in World’s Best Places to Visit
#2 in Best Summer Vacations
Must to Visit Places
- Notre-Dame Cathedral
- Louvre Museum
- Versailles Palace.
- Eiffel Tower
- The Luxembourg Gardens
Best Times to Visit Paris
- From June to August weather is perfect but during this period it is the most crowded and expensive.
- From September to October weather gets cold but a visit during winter will cause fewer travel expenses.
3. Bora Bora French Polynesia
Known to be “the most beautiful island in the world.” This small island overflows with captivating eye beauty. Inactive volcanoes rise at its center and fan out into lush green jungle before spilling into an aquamarine lagoon.
British explorer James Cook even coined it as the “Pearl of the Pacific.”
The place blooms with luxurious resorts, sunny skies, warm waters and friendly locals. Turquoise lagoons, soft white sands, and beautiful sunsets create the scene for romance on the island. Mingle with the marine life as you flutter around Coral Gardens. At the Lagoonarium you can watch shark feedings and swim with turtles.
So swim, hike and explore the beautiful island for utter relaxation and joy.
Bora Bora is ranked as:
#1 in Best Honeymoon Destinations
#2 in Best Winter Vacations
#2 in Most Luxurious Honeymoon Destinations
Best Places in Bora Bora
- Matira Beach
- Mount Otemanu
- Coral Gardens
- Bora Bora Lagoonarium
Best Times to Visit Bora Bora
November and April are the best time to visit this place. The weather will be fine. High season runs from May to October when rain showers are isolated, and the number of tourists swells. But you can visit Bora Bora anytime since the weather is warm year-round.
4. Rio de Janeiro Brazil
With the beautiful beaches and dramatic mountains, one can easily fall in love with Rio de Janeiro. Christ the Redeem is the largest Art Deco statue in the world, that signals visitors to Corcovado Mountain.
The city is also known for its love of the sport. From Maracana Stadium to the volleyball courts of Flamengo Park, the city is alive with activity. Plan your trip for February to enjoy the carnival where you’ll witness Brazil’s vibrant Portuguese masquerade.
Rio de Janeiro is ranked as:
#2 in Best Places to Visit in Central and South America
#4 in Best Beaches in the World
#14 in World’s Best Places to Visit
Best Places to Visit
- Christ the Redeemer
- Amazon River
- Jardim Botânico
- Tijuca National Park
- Copacabana Beach
- Santa Teresa
- Barra da Tijuca
- Maracana Stadium
Best Times to Visit Rio de Janeiro
You can visit in December and March. The weather is warm and sunny. February to experience Carnival which is a four- to a five-day festival that brings thousands of visitors and locals to the streets for celebrations.
Samuel Johnson said, “You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
One visit isn’t enough to experience everything this old city has to offer.
The historic Tower of London and the modern Tate Modern both considered a big must to see. This country tops in everything from politics and banking to fashion and music. London has something for everyone.
London is Ranked as:
#1 in Best Family Vacations in Europe
#3 in Best Places to Visit in Europe
#7 in World’s Best Places to Visit
Best Places to Visit
- British Museum
- Tower of London
- Tower Bridge
- Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens
- West End theater district
- National Gallery
- Westminster Abbey
Best Times to Visit London
The best time to visit London is in the spring and summer season when the temperatures are mild, and the city’s parks are green and blooming.
6. Bali Indonesia
Bali is known as “the heaven on earth.” It is the most picturesque landscape where you’ll find all volcanoes wrapped in a deep green cover of nature and sandy turquoise shores. You’ll be amazed at how many different types of visitors celebrate in this paradise. Bali is a dream come true, so wake up and book your ticket.
Bali is ranked as:
#1 in Best Places to Visit in Asia
#1 in Best Beaches in the World
#4 in Best Islands in the World
Best Places to Visit
- Elephant Safari Park
- Tanah Lot Temple
- Tirta Empul Temple
- Uluwatu Temple
- Sanur Beach
Best Times to Visit Bali
The best time is between April and October when the weather is not rainy. Bali has only two seasons: the rainy season and the dry season
7. Argentine Patagonia Argentina
This boundless place stuns the tourists from its Blue Lakes, cobalt-tinted glaciers, emerald trees, and turquoise skies.
The beautiful villages of Argentina’s Lake District sweeping against snowy mountain peaks. Traveling to the east, you’ll find beautiful whales gliding through Peninsula Valdés’ marine wildlife reserve.
With Whale-watching and horseback riding you can get acquainted with this striking region. This place isn’t just for nature-lovers, this is a must to visit place for all the adventurous travelers and fearless hikers.
Argentine Patagonia is ranked as:
#5 in Best Places to Visit in Central and South America
#6 in Best Affordable Vacations in Central and South America
#24 in World’s Best Places to Visit
Places to Visit
- Perito Moreno Glacier
- Cave of the Hands
- Argentine Lake District
- Egidio Feruglio Paleontology Museum
- Cerro Catedral Ski Resort
- Mount Fitz Roy
- Punta Tombo wildlife reserve
Best Times to Visit Argentine Patagonia
- The best times to visit Argentine Patagonia are October through November that is the spring time.
- December through February, the summertime. During these months, the weather is mild, and spectators can view natural attractions in their full splendor.
8. Maui Hawaii
For many Hawaii vacationers, Maui is just the right place to spend the vacations. It offers a great taste of everything, from impressive wildlife to fascinating history and amazing culture. Here you can enjoy:
- professional hula dancers
- golf along coastal fairways
- snorkel alongside five different types of sea turtles
- simply lounge along some of Hawaii’s most notable beaches.
Molokai is yet another most attractive tourism spot. Maui is divided into five distinct regions:
South Maui, where the famous Wailea Beach is located.
West Maui, where the sands of Kaanapali Beach and the music from the Old Lahaina Luau are located.
East Maui’s has the scenic coastline and world’s largest dormant volcano, Central Maui’s Iao Valley State Park.
Maui is ranked as:
#1 in Best Relaxing Getaways in the USA
#1 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA
#1 in Best Luxury Destinations in the USA
Best Places to Visit:
- Road to Hana
- Kaanapali Beach
- Haleakala National Park
Best Times to Visit Maui
From April through May and September through November. The spring and autumn seasons provide the pleasant weather. If you’re traveling with kids, you can plan for a summer trip as that’s when the waters are calmest.
9. Rome Italy
Rome is the city of seven hills. Even a week isn’t long enough to experience everything Roma has to offer. Italy’s capital city, Rome is also known for the eras of Octavian, Julius Caesar, and Hadrian.
The historic gems of Rome include structures like the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and dozens of churches. Art enthusiasts will delight the trove of art at the Vatican Museums. Foodies will enjoy The splendid Italian fare and not to mention the gelato is the major attraction for foodies.
Rome is also a fast-paced, modern and relevant city, with lustrous designer boutiques, sleek hotels, and leading-edge restaurants.
Rome is ranked as:
#1 in Best Places to Visit in Europe
#8 in World’s Best Places to Visit
#10 in Best Family Vacations in Europe
Places to Visit
- Roman Forum
- Trevi Fountain
- St. Peter’s Basilica
Best Times to Visit Rome
The best time is from October to April when most of the places are less crowded, and room rates are lower.
The world around you is amazing! Grab the opportunity to do whatever you desire. So plan a trip, hold your traveling bag and wear the most comfortable boots and head out for making the most beautiful memories of your life.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Shawn Michaels is a blogger who loves to write about his outdoor experiences. He is also a passionate rock climber and loves traveling.
Currently, he is studying and spends his free time reading reviews and gear shopping! He regularly blogs at Thesmartlad.com.