As Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.” This world offers so many spectacular sights, it’s hard to narrow them down to just 10. But I will try! Don’t dream of what might have been – get out there and do it.
- BALI, INDONESIA
Bali is not only a great place to take your yoga or meditation practice to the next level, but it’s also one of the top year-round destinations for a variety of activities, including paddle boarding with its consistent glassy aquamarine sea. You’ll find endless hiking opportunities with trails that wind through wildlife-filled rainforest and mountains as well as passing through rice fields and even heading up to a volcano. If you like to dive this is also one of the best spots on the planet with abundant marine life, and you’ll find lots of tasty organic foods too – in fact, Bali is a lush vegan and vegetarian paradise with loads of healing fruits and vegetables.
- CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, food lover or a history buff, Cape Town has something for absolutely everyone. In a city with so much to offer, you’re probably wondering where to start when it comes to planning what you should see, do, eat and drink while you’re there. Dive with the ultimate ocean predator in the world capital of great white sharks – Gansbaai in South Africa. Enjoy the zip line canopy tour in the company of soaring eagles, surrounded by breath-taking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountains capes.
- CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY
To the degree that bucket lists are supposed to capture all the once-in-a-lifetime things you want to do and see, Cappadocia should take up a good portion of every list. Taking a hot air balloon ride has to come in first on the things to do in Cappadocia list! With tourists flocking from around the world to experience this once in a lifetime thrill, it’s become so iconic and is now what the region is most famously known for!
- KYOTO, JAPAN
Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, offers an abundance of fabulous temples. Delve into a different world, as the Japanese are some of the friendliest, most interesting people we met while travelling. Kyoto is a great place to visit in the spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming and later in autumn, when the Japanese maples turn yellow, orange, and red. While you are here, dine on sushi, drink sake, and try to find the elusive geisha. This is a city full of surprises, cultural experiences, and delicious food.
- RIO DE JENIRO, BRAZIL
Brazil is a large country with lush rain forests, exotic wildlife, excellent food, beautiful beaches, and warm weather. Exploring the vast Amazon river is truly a unique experience where its even possible to swim with pink river dolphins. To the south, the largest system of waterfalls can be visited which is an epic sight.
- MARRAKESH, MOROCCO
Morocco is a country with many ancient cities and historical sites with landscapes that vary drastically from one region to the next. Vast deserts contrast with the forested Atlas mountains and Mediterranean coastlines. Morocco has a long history of being under various empires, colonies, or protectorates such as the Phoenicians, Romans, French, Spanish and even some ports being controlled by the Portuguese.
The mixing of cultures over the centuries make for some delicious food with influences from the Middle East and Europe. A trip to Morocco is not complete until the you’ve tried the tagine and gone on a camel ride in the desert with an over night stay at a berber camp.
- AMALFI COAST, ITALY
Italy is full of ancient wonders, delicious food, coastal villages, and beautiful hilltop towns. While most folks visit Rome or Venice, there are many more wonderful places to visit such as Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Florence, and other areas in southern Italy.
- DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
“As George Bernard Shaw once said, ‘Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik.’ With its winding streets, cliff side beach bars and UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town, it’s no wonder Dubrovnik is such a popular spot.”
- LOS ANGELES, USA
“In a city with year-round sunshine, glam bars, beaches and hikes, there are endless incredible experiences to enjoy in Los Angeles. It’s no wonder there are almost 5O million ‘LA’ hashtags on Instagram.” #LABABY
- HAVANA, CUBA
Hop in an iconic vintage motor before they get scrapped. It’s all change in Cuba. A gentle thaw in relations with their big neighbours to the north means that some travel to the island has become (slightly) easier for American citizens and some trade restrictions have been lifted. Perhaps the most iconic Cuba image, though, is of a classic 1950s car bumping down a Havana backstreet. While you can, take a tour in vintage motor, listening to its retro roar as you glide by the capital’s crumbly grandeur. You can’t self-drive a classic car, but several companies offer tours with driver/guides.