Every destination is different. Each place I have visited has its own personal touch that makes it unique. That is why I love to travel- to explore the vast amount of great spots this world has to offer. Here is just a little insight into where you should visit for…
Venice is famous for a lot of things, but none more so than its famous canals, glorious gondalas and enchanting islands, like Burano (pictured above). Everywhere you turn a different story presents itself and you could spend hours exploring the hidden alleyways and secret paths through the watery city.
Prague is home to some of the best nightlife in central Europe. It’s young, beautiful and lively crowd thrives to have a good time on every day of the week. Part of the reason for the incredible nightlife is due to the beer. Prague is well-known for it’s affordable and tasty home-brewed beer, which is a why people come here from all over the world. Whether you like to dance to techno at huge clubs, meet some people at a dive bar, or casually sip on a beer in a beer garden– Prague is your city!
When it comes to shopping, New York really is the capital. In New York, you’ll find many of the best department stores in the world, including Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, as well as numerous Fifth Avenue boutique shops. You’ll also find iconic NYC specialty shops like Saks Fifth Avenue, fun open air markets like the Green Flea Market, and famous NYC toy stores. The city also offers many ‘out of town’ shopping villages including the fantastic Woodbury Common.
Wherever you visit in Italy, the exquisite cuisine follows you around. Whether it’s pasta, pizza or a combination of both, the Italians sure know how to cook a memorable meal. Italian cuisine is characterised by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Ingredients and dishes vary by region. Many dishes that were once regional, have proliferated with variations throughout the country.
Not only known for being the economic, cultural and historic capital of Hungary, Budapest is becoming more associated with being one of the most romantic destinations for couples. Its romanticism has always been associated with the Danube river which divides Buda and Pest. Possible things to do as a couple include a romantic boat tour, a trip to the thermal baths, skating on Europe’s largest ice rink or a spectacular view overlooking the city from the top of Buda castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
Australia is home to some of the best beaches in the world. From sheltered bays to busy surf beaches, Australia has it all. 5 of the most popular beaches are: Whitehaven beach (Whitsunday Island), Surfer’s Paradise beach, Noosa main beach, Manly beach (Sydney) and Turquoise Bay (Exmouth) . My personal favourites are Noosa beach and Palm Beach (north of Sydney).
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.
Marrakesh has always been something of a marketplace where tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods, spend their money and find entertainment. At its heart is the Jemaa el Fna, an open space in the centre of the city, and the stage for a long-established ritual in which shifting circles of onlookers gather round groups of acrobats, drummers, pipe musicians, dancers, storytellers, comedians and fairground acts. The city’s architectural attractions are no less compelling: the magnificent ruin of the El Badi Palace, the delicate carving of the Saadian Tombs and, above all, the Koutoubia Minaret, the most perfect Islamic monument in North Africa.
Dubai has to be the biggest and best at everything and it is fascinating to see from the top of the Burj Khalifa how secluded Dubai is in the centre of the Arabian desert, but also how far it has come in the last generation. The ambition is clear to see and it is exhilarating to imagine how advanced Dubai will be in another ten years. Famed for having the tallest building, largest man made marina and largest shopping mall in the world, the aspirations are clear to everyone.
The sheltered Greek island of Santorini offers surprises at every corner. Blue and white sugar cube buildings shine across a backdrop of spectacular views and sunsets over the caldera, which help paint Santorini as one of the most luxurious resorts on the planet.