The past year has been testing for everybody, especially for those who love to holiday abroad. However, as countries begin opening up for travel, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Soon, everybody will be able to travel once again whenever the travel bug hits. We’ve compiled a list of places that you may want to consider when you’re planning your next getaway, from the cool blue waters of the Caribbean to the mysterious Amazon; we have it all for you.
1. Seoul, South Korea
South Korea is home to famous K-pop groups like BTS, Blackpink, and K-dramas. If you plan on visiting South Korea, there is no better place to start your visit than its capital, Seoul. You can visit historic sites like Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and immerse yourself in history and culture. You can rent traditional Korean clothes like the hanbok or dress up as the emperor while exploring the area. You can then head on to Myeongdong and Namdaemun. With hundreds of shops and eating places, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy.
2. Cinque Terre, Italy
Cinque Terre is composed of five seaside villages in the Ligurian Italian Riviera coastline and is the inspiration for the setting for the famous Disney movie “Luca.” The five towns that compose Cinque Terre are Monterosso, Corniglia, Vernazza, Manarola and Riomaggiore. These villages are centuries old and have picturesque colorful houses built on cliffsides, all looking the same as they did centuries ago. Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze as you savor the Italian cuisine in various plentiful restaurants in each town. The towns are accessible by train, ferry, or hike your way to all five cities if you like.
3. Manaus, Brazil
For those who love nature and are feeling adventurous, a trip to Manaus will satisfy both. From Manaus, you can choose to see the meeting of the waters of the Rio Grande and the Amazon River without mixing. Or you can go on exploring the Amazon River and experience the rainforest and its inhabitants like the famous piranhas and crocodiles. If you want to take it easy, you can always spend the day relaxing at Ponta Negra Beach.
4. Curacao, Caribbean
If a great getaway is sun, surf, and sand, then Curacao is the place for you. Enjoy the blue, clear Caribbean waters in any of its 35 white sand beaches. You can snorkel, scuba dive, or lie on the beach and enjoy the tropical sun. Curacao also has a lot of natural parks that you can explore. You can choose to explore caves, go to an aloe vera plantation or see the ostriches at the Curacao Ostrich Farm. If you tire of the beach and exploring nature, you can dine in any of the many restaurants in town.
You can book your Curacao adventure yourself, or you can book a vacation package in Curacao and stay in the best resorts in Curacao. The vacation package is all-inclusive in Curacao, so you don’t need to worry about anything.
5. Santorini, Greece
Go on a magical vacation on the island of Santorini, the most famous of all the Greek islands with its famous blue roofs and whitewashed houses, and timeless history. Experience the rich history of the Minoan civilization through its many museums, churches, art galleries, and archeological sites. After soaking up some culture, soak up some sun in Amoudi Bay or Kamari Beach. Or enjoy watching the sun setting on the horizon while sipping wine and dining Greek fare in one of its many restaurants.
6. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
If you’re thinking about visiting the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the place you shouldn’t miss. Dubai is a modern metropolitan city and is home to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Besides being the tallest building, Dubai has so much more to offer. You can visit the Dubai Fountain located just at the base of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s biggest choreographed water fountain. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, go for a visit to the Dubai Desert riding a camel where you can experience Bedouin hospitality. If you’re not outdoorsy, you can spend time in the many massive Dubai shopping centers and enjoy an International shopping experience. Dubai is vibrant and full of things to do, and for sure, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
7. Transylvania, Romania
For those who love nature and mystery, a getaway to Transylvania might be the thing for you. You can visit Bran Castle, famously known as Dracula’s castle, and see how the legend all began. After you’ve had your fill of Dracula’s castle, you can explore the many nature parks in Transylvania, or you can head on to the City of Brasov and take a leisurely walk in its historical center.
Traveling is an excellent way to experience what the world offers, and while there are many other amazing places in the world to see, these places are a perfect place to start when planning your next getaway.