As St. Augustine of Hippo said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” There are countless wonders in the world, and definitely not enough time (or finances) to visit every single one, but don’t let that stop you. There are plenty of ways to personalize your travel wishlist to fulfill your own travel book. So to continue the exciting journey of discovering what other chapters are in your book of the world, here are some ideas of which destinations to include on your travel wish list.
1. For our history lovers:
One definite must-have on a history-lover’s list is the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Chasing these wonders will take you to Egypt to Greece to Turkey. The first on this list is, not surprisingly, the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, but other destinations include the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, as well as other statues, temples and mausoleums. This article by the editors of History.com includes all Seven Wonders in detail, so give it a read and get ready to see remnants of the awe-inspiring past.
These next few destinations may not be officially labeled as wonders of the world, but they’re just as worthy of mention. Visit the architectural beauties of ancient civilizations with Machu Picchu in Peru and the city of Angkor in Cambodia. This list compiled by Christine Fleitz on Wanderlust includes more information on these destinations and five more places to consider eyeing plane ticket prices for.
2. For that instagram shot:
From beaches to the city, there are plenty of places to pose for the picture-perfect post. If you’re looking for the peaceful vibes, England, New Zealand and Ireland offer plenty of landscapes and space to spread out and breathe. For the more tropical sorts, the jungle of Langkawi in Malaysia, Mauritius and the lands of South Africa might hold just what you’re looking for.
According to this list published on Travel and Leisure, you’ll be able to find the best beaches at Anguilla, Maldives, St. Bart’s and St. Tropez. It’s time to pack your bags and grab your camera because there’s plenty of places to pose and post!
3. Foodies? Find your next fix here:
Whether you’re looking for Michelin-star chefs or those small, local restaurants with history weaved into their dishes, U.S. News has a list right here for those who want to stay in the United States in their search for new mouth-watering tastes. New York City of course makes it on this list, but only after San Francisco, New Orleans and Chicago. This list also includes a total of 15 cities from Savannah with their seafood assortments to Seattle with their fresh markets. I don’t know if anything else says “road trip” more than the idea of traveling for taste.
4. They haven’t paved these natural paradises:
Mountain-lovers and forest-trail explorers alike can start building their travel list of natural wonders to escape to. This list that goes global starts with Aurora Borealis (also known as the Northern Lights) in Lapland, northern Finland. For those who aren’t as keen to spend an extended amount of time in the cold, Virgin Gorda on the British Virgin Islands has The Baths which are naturally created sea pools right by the beach. Trips to Discover contains a full list by K.C. Dermody with 10 natural beauties.
It goes to say there are plenty of beautiful locations to travel across the world. Find the scene you’re looking for, be it scouting all the places in your favorite film series (Christ Church College in Oxford, UK is a must-go for Harry Potter fans according to this list of top movie locations by Alyssa Ochs), or making it at least once to all seven continents. Grab that pen and your suitcase, and it’s time turn to the next page.