7 Amazing Travel Destinations to Explore

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The world is like a wrapped present waiting to be unwrapped. There’s just so much excitement that comes with seeing and experiencing things you haven’t experienced before; something captivating and attractive. It’s the same feeling you get from traveling to different regions around the world.

The pandemic made traveling a bit harder. But, now that the restrictions have lessened, we can’t help but show you some amazing locations to travel to this year.

In this article, I’ll be letting you in on the best travel destinations that you can explore this year.

Places like these can’t be seen just anywhere. So get right to it to know more about these amazing travel destinations.

1. Barbados

I’m confident that the first name to pop into your head was Rihanna. This country in the Caribbean is a good vacation spot, and you don’t need to go all-in(spend wands of cash) to enjoy this vacation spot. You get to experience and appreciate the culture and activities freely because everyone’s quite calm.

This beautiful place is a good idea for a getaway romance or special marriage occasion. You could spice up the event or make an unforgettable memory by getting married on the beach.

For those who are looking to just relax and enjoy the calm waters while watching the sunset, they can go to the west coast. On the other hand, surfers can have fun with the strong waves of the East Coast.

While you’re here, take out time to explore the seven wonders of this small Caribbean island. You can travel to Barbados at any time of the year. There isn’t a bad time to avoid the island.

You can also try out some of their delicacies like the macaroni pie and fishcakes and learn some recipes. Honestly, you’ll fall in love with this island as you laze around in your resort stuffing yourself with good food.

2. Salento, Italy

Salento is a section of the peninsula in Italy, and it is a very good place to travel to this year. Some people who have visited Italy tick this off their list, thinking they’ve seen all they have to see. But, Salento has earned the moniker, “Maldives of Italy” and “the heel of Italy’s boot,” and you just have to see it to understand why it has been called so.

Salento is windy and its scorching sun can be quite troublesome, so it is best to avoid Salento in July and August when it is mostly packed with tourists. If you’re going to Salento to have fun at the beach, visit in the warm summer months where the average daily high ranges from 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pack up spare clothes from your resort and spend a few nights in the pearly-white hill town, Ostuni and Nardò while exploring the bars and ancient sites located there. Then, move south where it is quite hot. However, you have the benefit of seeing beautiful cities like Leece and Otranto, including less-known cities that are just as beautiful with ancient rocks, masseries (farmhouses), and sandy beaches lacing their environs.

While in Salento, you can have a taste of their signature dish, Ciceri e tria, or try their affordable street foods. You can pack it as you drive through Lecce since your Salento trip usually begins here. This will take about 20 minutes, so you can take lunch breaks on your journey to the nearest beach.

3. Norway

Norway has a lot of natural wonders that you possibly can’t get enough of. When visiting Norway, the rugged coastline, picturesque glaciers, and deep fjords will capture your heart even before exploring other parts of the country.

During the summer, Norway (mostly the main areas of the south) is packed with people, yet there are away-from-the-world locations where there are fewer people. This period is usually between June and August when tourists, home and abroad, take holidays in the beautiful cities of Norway and visit exciting places.

If you want to visit during the summer, make arrangements for accommodation and transportation before the due date since everywhere’s usually bustling during this period.

You should visit outside in summer if you want to enjoy your alone time (May and September can be a good time) or during winter. However, be sure to pack for the season. Norway can have unpredictable weather. You can experience the four seasons in one day, so go prepared.

While you’re here, be sure to drive around the country’s capital, Oslo, and take a train to Bergen while watching its scenic environs on your way.

You can also go to see the colorful Northern lights in Lofoten.

4. Japan

For manga-crazed persons, traveling to Japan is their lifelong dream. However, Japan is also a great travel destination for other people.

Japan is an island nation filled with a lot of rich cultural history. The first thing to do if you plan to travel here is to learn to respect their culture since it isn’t as carefree as western countries.

From the captivating wilderness of Hokkaido to the tropical beaches of Okinawa, Japan is a majestic place to feed your eyes with.

You’ll find most tourists in Honshu, the most visited of all Japan’s four main islands due to everything there. However, the other islands are also worth a visit.

Oh, and don’t forget the sushi. You can find it anywhere, and it’s always as good whenever and wherever you get it.

Also, go see the ancient temples in Kyoto to experience the stillness and spirituality it holds. You can also go see Mt. Fuji while you’re here. If you’re not good at climbing, you can take nice pictures and go back to your inn (try spending a night in a Ryokan) and reminisce about your lovely day.

5. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is also known as the land of the gods, boasting of its natural-looking volcanoes and rich rice fields. This place draws you in with its culture, colorful ceremonies, arts and craft, wild nightlife, and many more.

When you’re in Bali, be sure to visit Denpasar and Ubud to take back home different unique items. If you want to select the best souvenirs, go to the Sukawati art market. There’ll be so many colorful items for you to choose from.

If you want to have the beach to yourself, you can stay in a luxury resort since most of these starred hotels have beaches close to them. You can now rent a private spot at the beach and have a quiet time to yourself. You can find them in places like Kuta, Seminyak, and Sanur.

If you want to take a break from the beach, go cycling around Ubud or Uluwatu in the south. You can also go mountain climbing or watch the beautiful Kecak dance. On another day, visit the Bali zoo or Tegenungan Waterfall and appreciate nature.

After a long day, you can relax and experience the Balinese spa located all around Bali. On the other hand, you can also enjoy the booming nightlife that comes to life immediately after the sun sets.

6. Rome, Italy

Rome is a destination that you never get tired of. It could be your 50th time there, but it never gets boring. Anytime you stroll through its magnificent streets, there’s always something new to discover.

Rome is a city that holds hope through its beautiful heritage that once spread throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. This city is bounded by history and Christianity. First-time visitors might get drawn in with all the art and history that this city has to offer. This is why it is advisable to map out places that you want to see in Rome before boarding the next plane. You might get lost in the wonders of Rome without carefully planning your journey.

Rome is made up of different districts, with the Colosseo district being in the center of it all, having most of the city’s ancient attractions like the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and the Capitoline Hill.

It is impossible to see the whole of Rome in a day or a few months, so most travelers keep coming back. To make sure they come back to Rome, most travelers will toss a coin in the Fountain of Trevi, and surprisingly, they eventually return to Rome some other time.

7. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is the South Pacific’s most celebrated island. It lies northwest of Tahiti and is located in French Polynesia. It is known for its overwater bungalows and underwater adventures.

This is a widely known destination for romantic couples who go here for their honeymoon or wedding ceremony. Any couple who has experienced any of these life events here would testify that Bora Bora is truly what they say it is.

The beautiful experience you get from visiting Bora Bora begins while you’re viewing its sceneries from the plane window. Have your camera in your hand, getting ready to capture the majestic Mount Otemanu. As you keep going, you will get to experience even more exciting things.

If you’re looking for a great travel destination, I hope this list helps. If there’s any destination you’d like to share with us, feel free to leave them in the comments.