If you love to explore the world often, like us, then it can be difficult to think of new places to see, although our list does keep getting longer and longer! If you have already managed to get through your “must see” list of travel destinations, we are very jealous because we are still working through ours!
That doesn’t mean you’ve seen everything though and we are sure there are plenty more places in the world left to see. There might be plenty of places you’ve not considered exploring.
We are going to share with you some of the exciting and inspiring destinations to visit this year. We are only just planning the destinations we want to visit this year, so thought we would share some with you too!
One of the most exciting and inspiring destinations in the world is California. It’s not the only state in America to offer sunshine and soft sandy beaches, but it does offer a heap of amazing sights at the same time. For starters, Los Angeles is a brilliant city to explore. The streets of Hollywood are intriguing to see in person. We have been before and can confirm it is a bizarre place, but the Hollywood Hills are truly beautiful.
Make sure you check out the Griffith Observatory if you go up there, when hot it can be a bit of a trek so make sure you bring water but trust us it is worth it – not only is it an architectural wonder with intriguing space-theme exhibits inside but it offers magnificent views of the L.A. skyline, you can get that Instagram worthy picture of the views and also the famous Hollywood sign!
Of course, Los Angeles is only one city in this gigantic state. You should check out San Francisco too. The Golden Gate Bridge is even more impressive in person we recommend hiring bikes and cycling to the bridge and then over it to the other side. If you are feeling adventurous and want to make a day of it cycle all around the otherside of the bridge and take the ferry back home.
That isn’t the only thing to see in San Fran, we also suggest taking a ferry to Alcatraz Island. There’s a lot of fascinating history to uncover on the island, but it’s also a beautiful place. Also don’t forget to sample the famous chill or chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl – yum!
Australia is known for many things; incredible beaches, modern skylines, and vast open landscapes. Queensland offers all of these things.
The city of Brisbane is a particularly exciting place to visit, despite popular belief maybe people told me not to visit and how wrong were they! I loved Brisbane!
You should also check out the stunning Whitsunday Islands just off the coast of Queensland, probably the most stunning place I have visited thus far, the sea is simply stunning. There are plenty of professional tours that will take you around the islands. That’ll give you the opportunity to not only admire the stunning natural scenery and wildlife but also snorkel in some areas known only by experts and take walks along the beautiful beaches of these islands. You will see some stunning fish, including nemo (!!) and maybe even a turtle or two!
You might also want to try out ocean rafting because that’s particularly fun. It’s just one of many incredible things to do on a tour of the Whitsunday Islands, and that’s only a small part of what Queensland has to offer as a whole.
The Italian region of Tuscany is one of the most popular places in the country, and there’s a good reason for this. Cuties such as Florence are absolutely stunning and very picturesque. If you do head to the capital then make sure you check out the San Lorenzo market for delicious fresh local food.
The Piazza del Duomo is also full of spectacular buildings and authentic Italian restaurants (you won’t find the likes of McDonald’s and Pizza Hut here, which we HATE seeing when on holiday).
Pisa is another city in central Tuscany that’s well worth visiting and I am actually headed back there this summer! Obviously, the leaning tower of Pisa is its primary draw, but you should also visit some of the beautiful palaces in this city. The Palazzo della Carovana is a palace in Knights’ Square, and it’s stunning.
So there you go that is a couple of places you should add to your travel bucket list! I (Rach) have visited all of the above and I can tell you they truly are spectacular!