It’s a big world out there—so big that it can be daunting to decide what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don’t let indecision get you down, or worse, delay the planning of your next trip. Here you can see some of those breathtaking places around the world. Enjoy!
Upon visiting Greece you could easily see why the ancient inhabitant of this wonderful land associated nature with the gods so much. From the majestic view of the mighty Aegean to the cloud filled peak of Mt. Olympus, one can’t help but admire the natural beauty that has been endowed on the country. Apart from the bustling city of Athens, there are plenty of places in Greece for the novice traveler to explore. Some of the best places not to be missed out are Delphi, Meteora, Santorin, Thessaloniki and the various Greek islands that dot the Aegean. But if you don’t have time to explore them all, just stick around Athens and witness the ancient world come to life. Since the city is busy all around the year, try avoiding it during season time
A trip to France will ruin your normal life in a number of ways. For instance every other language will sound harsh after just spending a few days listening to French; all other foods will become tasteless after experiencing true French cuisine, and especially the cafes will never be the same again once you have experienced the grandeur of France’s street cafes. But nevertheless, a trip to France should definitely be on everyone’s ‘to do before dying’ list. Though the capital Paris attracts most of the attention in France, the country has lot more to offer beyond the walls of its romantic city. Visit the vineyards of Champagne and Boudreaux to experience French wine and countryside in its true glory. Or head down to the French Riviera to witness the true glitz and glamor of celebrities. Or just visit the hundreds of historical towns and cities in France to get a taste of the Old World culture, so perfectly preserved by these places. But no matter where you visit, you’re assured to be pleased to your senses.
Unharmed by the major wars of the 20th century and influence by almost every popular civilization to have existed in the world, Spain is one of those rare countries that still retain its medieval charm. From the plains of Andalusia to the mountain ranges of the Pyrenees, Spain has a geographical variety like no other in Europe. And with the Mediterranean winds gently bringing continuous warmth to the plains, Spain is truly an all-weather holiday country. Travelling throughout Spain is an undertaking that will exhaust even the most experience of travelers, so it’s advisable to follow what other fellow travelers do and head to the most popular attractions of the country like Barcelona, Cordoba, Madrid and the like. It’s both inexpensive and truly worth the time.
The country may not sound quite welcoming to some people, but if you can look beyond the past and just the country itself, you will soon realize that Germany is hands down one of the best countries in the world to explore. From the green hills of Bavaria to the icy peaks of the Alps, the bustling cultural hub of Munich to the relaxed medieval towns, Germany assures to offer an experience like no other. Though a trip to the country might be a bit too heavy on your budget, for the fantastic food, exquisite views, and unbeatable beer, you will definitely realize that it’s the best few bucks you have ever spent in years.
The home of the Romans, the seat of power for the Catholics and a living example of Renaissance Era architecture – Italy is a country like no other. Filled with beautiful terrains, scenic hills, and a never ending trail of cultural history, any place you land in Italy is assured to give you an everlasting memory. And best of all, you are assured to be treated with the best food in the world even if you end up visiting the rural areas of Italy. Some of the places you should have in mind to visit are Venice, Florence, Tuscany and of course Rome. Start off your travel exploring Rome and her endless streets filled architectural and cultural treasures. Then head down to Florence and experience Renaissance at its best, and take a road trip through the snow peaked terrain of Tuscany to experience the best food in the world. Finally settle down on the shores of Venice and admire the Mediterranean like royalty.