In this crazy world we live in, it’s pretty much easy to get caught up in the consuming schedule of work, stress of school and the everyday bustle of life.
Picking a vacation destination is not an easy task considering that there are 196 countries in the world, each with its distinct culture and tourist attractions.
The arduous task can be likened to picking an outfit for a first date.
To save you the time and stress of surfing the internet endlessly, here are our top 10 dream travel destinations.
If your intention is to get immersed in a new culture, you should consider the Chiang Mai city, in the mountains of Thailand.
The flipside of urban life, a serene city with clean air and beautiful weather, Chang Mai is truly a land of bliss.
The city dates back to the 1200s, hence it is soaked in beautiful architecture seen in the temples like the Wat Phra Singh (the temple of the lion Buddha).
Our top picks of foods in Chiang Mai include Khao Soi (Egg Noodle Curry) and Khan Toke, which is not a single dish but a total dining experience.
Hotel prices range from £50-£200 to suit your style and your budget.
St. Tropez will strike a chord with core fans of J. Cole, an American rapper.
It is a coastal town on the French Rivera so if you picture your vacation on a beautiful beach, then look no further.
Also known for its night life, the town attracts tons of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Hollywood actor and Sean Combs, hip hop mogul.
St. Tropez is renowned for its cafés and 15th century alleys.
Top pick for accommodation is Hôtel Byblos which is a 6-minute walk from the beach and visitors shoud also endeavour to visit the Le musée de l’Annonciade art museum.
An island in British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver Island is known for its gentle climate and its art-inclined community.
The beauty of Vancouver Island can hardly be described, it must be seen to believe.
The city has a variety of beaches and mountains that can get you lost in the moment.
Vancouver can only be fully experienced outdoors – from wildlife tours to bird-watching tours.
Artists and artisans from all over the world are drawn to this refreshing city. Top pick for accommodation is the
Who’s up for an adventure… mountains, wild life?
You may even come across a bear like the one that shredded Leo Di Caprio’s character in The Revenant.
Alaska is one of the best destinations for outdoor activities like skiing, kayaking, mountain biking and the sorts.
With high mountains, wide waters, and lots of trees, Alaska is a dream destination for the creative at heart.
Top pick for accommodation is offered by Alaska Wilderness Safari.
In a recent interview with Jesse Jagz, he said: “I don’t live to eat, I eat to live.” For most people, their ideology is the polar opposite of that statement.
This Caribbean island has flavors to get every taste bud into a frenzy.
Famous Jamaican dishes include curry goat, fried dumplings, ackee and saltfish (cod), which is the national food of Jamaica.
Jamaica, birthplace of Reggae music and home to Bob Marley, is also known for snorkeling and diving.
Top pick for accommodation is the Round Hill Hotel & Villas.
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain.
A cultural city, Valencia is known internationally for the Falles (Las Fallas), a local festival held every March.
The city is also known for paella valenciana, traditional Valencian ceramics, intricate traditional dress, and the architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences.
Adventurous foodies can go to the down-to-earth Grau neighborhood in search of restaurants that have salt-grilled cigalas (crayfish) on the menu.
Top pick for accommodation is Hospes Palau de la Mar.
Atacama is a desert in Chile.
You’re probably thinking, “why on earth would I spend a vacation abroad in a desert?”.
Well, the landscape is like nothing you’ve seen before.
Activities include sand boarding, star gazing, floating in Cejar Lagoon, and walking through the El Tatio geyser field at dawn.
Top pick for accommodation is the Explora en Atacama.
It is said that everyone in this desert oasis is either trying to relax, in the middle of relaxing, or reflecting on some recent attempt to relax.
This is the place to relieve tension and stress, become less rigid and less anxious.
A city rich with arts and culture, resorts, spas, and nightlife, Phoenix is encompassed in a captivating desert scenery.
Top pick for accommodation is the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain.
An island in the mid-Pacific part of the Hawaiian island chain, Maui is known for its beach resorts, diverse geography and outdoor activities.
Tourists and visitors can enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, windsurfing and snorkeling.
Maui is the classic example of a ‘getaway destination’ where you are secluded in peace, away from the noise of the world.
Top pick for accommodation is the Hotel Hana-Maui.
Greece, in southeastern Europe, consists of 2 mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas.
The Ionian Islands are a group of islands in Greece.
They are traditionally called the Heptanese, i.e. “the Seven Islands”, but the group includes many smaller islands as well as the seven principal ones.
Greece is renowned for its beaches, horseback riding and simple charms.
Top pick for accommodation is to rent a villa through Simply Ionian.
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