Travelling is an exciting activity that everyone should indulge in every once in a while. There are plenty of things you’ll learn, and you always come home with new stories to tell and interesting experiences to share. Travelling is a good way to unwind and relax, a good way to escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily life. It improves your social and communications skills too, as you are faced with different people you must communicate with.
There are so many great places to go to, but here are 5 recommendations that should be part of your travel bucket list.
- Machu Picchu
If you’re feeling adventurous, a trek to Machu Picchu in Andes Mountains in Peru is a great destination. At more than 7,000 feet above sea level, this citadel was named UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and was part of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. There are several trails you can follow on your ascend that guarantees beautiful sceneries, bed of clouds, and diverse jungles. The best time to go on a hike to Machu Picchu is during the dry season which runs from May to September. The trails are much quieter during March to October but you have to cope with the occasional rains.
A dream destination for a lot of people, Maldives is best known for its pristine beaches, coral islands, and beautiful lagoons and extensive reefs. Maldives is a tropical country near India and Sri Lanka. If you want to enjoy your visit here, it’s important to plan ahead and read up on how you can save on travel and accommodation. With its gram-worthy facade, Maldives leaves a luxurious impression to a lot, but actually it’s a pretty affordable place to visit. The country is decked with two types of islands, local and private ones. A local island is where you want to go if you’re on a budget because the accommodations there are cheaper. Private islands are more expensive of course, and they’re the ones with those picturesque water bungalows you see in postcards.
Tokyo is on everybody’s travel bucket list for sure. It’s a place that maintains a strong traditional history while also keeping its lead in the realm of technology and fashion. There are so many things to do in Tokyo that will suit all types of travelers. For a historical immersion, watching a Kabuki show will be a treat, as well as visiting shrines and temples. If Sakura is in bloom, just a stroll on the street among rows of Cherry Blossom is a sensory delight. From food, fashion, technology, and culture, Tokyo is a city that’s sure to fill you with wonder.
- The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and it sits just off the coast of Queensland in Australia. But due to climate change, pollution and overpopulation, the reef is rapidly disappearing and is projected to be extinct by 2050. So while it’s still there, you may want to visit it to see the biggest living structure in the planet. Did you know that it covers over 300,000 km2 of area, which is roughly the size of Japan?
- Las Vegas
In this place we call Sin City, anything goes! It’s the ultimate adult playground that beckons tourists from all over the world. If you find yourself here, don’t miss the Strip which is Las Vegas Boulevard. One of the most famous streets in the world, the strip is ever-changing, always colourful and filled with all types of attractions. If you want to rest from partying, Vegas also has its own peaceful side to it. There’s the Hoover Dam, Neon Museum, and Mount Charleston if you want to stay away from the disco lights for a while.