20 places to see
- New York City (USA) – New York is the Big Apple, the East Coast Hollywood, and the Theater center of the world. This city is full of life and energy. There’s many reasons why New York is called the city that never sleeps. No matter what time of day (or night) there is a restaurant open, a show or play to see, or something fantastic to discover. You will never fully feel like you’ve explored enough of New York and everyone who comes has a different experience than another. But that’s just what makes it so special. New York is a must for everyone’s top destinations!
- San Francisco (USA) – The city by the bay is laden with adventure and attractions, whether it be a ferry ride to Alcatraz, sampling the cuisine of Little Italy, or exploring the hills that surround the city. San Francisco is home to one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States, making it an amazing place to visit. Be sure to get breakfast at Mama’s before heading onto Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sydney Opera House (Australia) Sunshine Coast + The riffs in Queensland (Australia)
- Berlin Wall (Germany) – The Berlin Wall was the setting for one of the most defining moments of living memory when, on Nov. 9, 1989, it “fell” after nearly three decades dividing Germany into East and West. At least 136 people died trying to cross it between 1961 and 1989, and the barrier is remembered today more for what it was than what it is. Presently, just two sizable sections remain as memorials: the Bernauer Strasse section in the city’s north, which acts as an exhibition about city life in the time of the Berlin Wall, and the East Side Gallery, which is full off colorful murals, including the famous Fraternal Kiss, depicting Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev smooching Erich Honecker, his East German counterpart.
- The Louvre (France) – Though Mona Lisa continues to underwhelm nearly 9 million tourists a year, the world’s most visited museum has some 380,000 other artifacts on display to wow discerning guests. Indeed, from Ancient Egyptian antiquities to decorative arts of the Middle Ages, this gargantuan former palace is a perpetual jaw-dropper, and one that’s best digested in small doses. Highlights include Venus de Milo, Rembrandt’s self-portraits, Michelangelo’s The Slaves and the chapel of the tomb of Akhethetep.
- Prague (Czech Republic) – Prague is credited as having been a major political, cultural, and economic centre of medieval Europe. Now, the city is having a renaissance. Whether you visit the modern Dancing House or the medieval Prague Castle, the city has found a perfect balance between new and old.
- County Wicklow (Ireland) – Wicklow and Kildare may be neighbours and have a boundary with Dublin in common, but that’s where the similarities end. South of the capital is scenic, wild Wicklow. Its most imposing natural feature is a gorse-and-bracken mountain spine that is home to one of Ireland’s most stunning landscapes, replete with dramatic glacial valleys, soaring mountain passes and important archaeological treasures – from breathtaking early-Christian sites to the elegant country homes of the wealthiest of Ireland’s 18th-century nobility.
- Cinque Terre (Italy) – Located in northern Italy – inconspicuously tucked between Pisa and Genoa – Cinque Terre is the crown jewel of Italy’s many charming, picturesque towns. Perched atop cliffs looking over the Mediterranean, this town is – as traveler Rick Stevens puts it – “pure, unadulterated Italy.” With no cars or traffic to speak of, this tourist hot spot is now technically a park in order to preserve its charm. Visitors must pay a small fee to walk the trails that weave in and out of Cinque Terra’s unique and vibrant houses strung along narrow, windy paths. Grab a glass of Cinque Terra’s finest dessert wine while enjoying a sunset over the Mediterranean Sea and feel your cares vanish in this quintessential Italian town.
- Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- The Alpes (Austria) – Find the biggest stretch of powder you can, and spend the day putting fresh tracks on the ground. Your only dilemma will be: so many great runs with so little time. Champagne powder awaits, so search out the untouched channels and runs. We can promise you’ll be exhausted by the end of the day, but you’ll have a smile ear to ear while enjoying a delicious beverage overlooking a pristine mountain landscape.
Philosopher’s Walk (Japan) – is a pedestrian path that follows a cherry-tree-lined canal in Kyoto, between Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji. The route is so-named because the influential 20th-century Japanese philosopher and Kyoto University professor Nishida Kitaro is thought to have used it for daily meditation. It passes a number of temples and shrines such as Hōnen-in, Ōtoyo Shrine, and Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the walk, although many people spend more time visiting the sights along the way. On the northern part of the walk, there are good views of the nearby Daimonji. + Hitachi Seaside Park (Japan)
- Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level. The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with the average altitude variations within one meter over the entire area of the Salar.
- Buenos Aires (Argentina) – Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America” because of the city’s rich European heritage and grand architecture. Despite this, the city maintains its Latin American passion, with sidewalk cafes and beautiful parks.
- Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) – Quite possibly the most beautiful metropolis in the world, Rio De Janeiro intertwines the beauty of the natural world with the tempo of an urban metropolis, housing more than 6.3 million people. Here, you take in one of South America’s finest beauties on the crest of Guanabara Bay and the South Atlantic Ocean, while still embracing the festive and vibrant nightlife of Brazil’s second-largest city.
Angkor Wat (Cambodia) Bangkok (Thailand)
- Hong Kong – This enigmatic city of skyscrapers, ancient traditions and heavenly food will fascinate, whether it’s your first visit or your 50th.
Singapore – Nothing to say. Read about it too much now!!