With a world full of fascinating destinations, choosing the right vacation spot can present a challenge. What's on your travel bucket list? If you're like most people, the more you travel, the more places you add to your bucket list. Use these recommendations to prepare your travel bucket list, and cast your vote below to help us determine next year’s list (hopefully the situation gets better and the lockdown is lifted)
You'll find beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and forests sheltering elephants, orangutans and tigers. Basically, it's paradise. It's possible that you've had it at least once in the last seven days. You may have seen an image of Bali on social media as it is such a popular bucket list destination for 2019.
The vibrant city known for its street music, festive atmosphere, and melting pot of French, African and American cultures is well worth a visit. NOLA is a city full of adventure at every turn and everyone's journey should be on the list.
All the way to the West in Ireland is one of the most beautiful counties in the country. Kerry's mountains, lakes and coast are postcard-perfect, and that's even before you head into Killarney National Park. Unique like Dingle Small towns add to its charm.
New Zealand’s South Island is filled with majestic landscapes at every turn, from dramatic mountains to glaciers. Here, you can admire the mountains of Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on hiking trails or from a boat on Milford Sound. At night, visit the University of Canterbury’s Mount John Observatory to view the starry sky. You can also indulge your inner daredevil in Queenstown, explore two of the world’s most accessible glaciers on the island’s west coast, or sample delicious food and wine in the Marlborough area.
The City of Light attracts millions of visitors every year with its unforgettable ambiance. Of course, the divine cuisine and vast art collection also deserve some credit. The Comal River Seine meanders through the city, surrounded by stately museums, centuries-old churches, and blocks of Rococo- and Neoclassic-design architecture, further enhanced by trees and glowing streetlamps. Dazzling the Seine’s winding paths and beautiful bridges are impossibly charming Parisians, perhaps on their way to a market, cafe or cinema.
What this small French Polynesian island may lack in size, it makes up for in sheer tropical beauty. Here you will find picturesque beaches, lush green forests and luxurious resorts. The island's dormant volcano, Mount Otemanu, makes for a great photo-op or challenging hike, and friendly Bora Bora locals can help you catch a glimpse of the island's best sights during an off-road excursion. To unwind, head to Matira Beach for its crystal-clear water and soft sand. Although traveling to Bora Bora is very expensive, most travelers say it is worth every penny.
Life in London is nothing short of invigorating, and travelers find that one visit isn't enough to experience everything this two-millennium-old city has to offer. Here, the antiquarian joins hands with the contemporary. You must visit both the historic Tower of London and the avant-garde Tate Modern. Londoners certainly still respect the royals, but they also jam to the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Adele. And while they still praise the power of tea, they now make room for a few Starbucks here and there, and also press juice. A current leader in everything from politics and banking to fashion and music, London's culture compass is always about what's next.
The natural beauty of Maldives is something to behold, something that you cannot understand until you are there in person. The island nation of Maldives is popular with honeymooners looking for solitude and adventurers looking to explore the depths of the ocean on a scuba diving and snorkeling excursion. Relaxation-seeking travelers can unwind at one of the island's spas and all visitors should definitely spend a day exploring Male, the capital of Maldives. Hotels in the area are also luxurious, ranging from overwater hotels to overwater private bungalows to incredibly beautiful resorts. However, visiting and living in this tropical paradise requires patience and plenty of cash.