“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop
There are so many places to see and experience on this Earth but here are 12 that you should be paying special attention to.
1. Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Tobago is great for travellers who are active and love the outdoors as there are kayaking, kiteboarding, windsurfing or snorkeling that they can indulge in. Tobago also has bioluminescent tours that sounds pretty magical.
When to go: January to May
Must see: Pigeon Point Beach
2. El Calafate, Patagonia
El Calafate is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, the largest national park in Argentina. Thirty percent of the park’s 2,800 square miles is covered in ice, and the crowning jewel is the Perito Moreno glacier.
When to go: November to December, March to April
Must see: Perito Moreno Glacier
3. Andalucía, Spain
The south of Spain is a place where the light is always golden, where great wine and tasty appetizers are plentiful and cheap, and where gorgeous architecture comes with a rich multicultural history.
When to go: October to November, April to May
Must see: The Alhambra
4. Chengdu, China
Chengdu has two claims to fame: The Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, and the amazing food characterized by Sichuan spice.
When to go: April, October to November
Must see: The pandas
5. Split, Croatia
Split, Croatia’s second largest city, has at its centre Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Roman emperor in the fourth century. Surrounding the palace is a seaside city that is only going to get more popular with visitors.
When to go: April to September
Must see: Diocletian’s Palace
6. Bhutan, Himalayas
Booking a trip to Bhutan involves using an approved tour company, like Druk Asia, and accepting that travel in the kingdom will be according to official guidelines but the experience will be worth all the trouble.
When to go: March to April, September to October
Must see: Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Check out Part 2 for more beautiful places that will make you want to drop everything and get on the first flight there!